Category: University of Sunderland

Wellcome Tust – Seed Awards

Seed Awards provide responsive, flexible funding, enabling researchers to develop a novel idea to a position where they would be able to be competitive for a larger award from the Wellcome Trust, or another source. Their exploratory nature gives scope for the use of bold or innovative methodologies, and a broad range of possible activities; …

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Cancer Research UK – Pioneer Awards

These support high-risk, high-reward research that, due to its novelty and lack of supporting data, would be unlikely to secure funding through traditional mechanisms. Projects must have a clear relevance to cancer and enable the exploration of novel ideas, which may lead to new discoveries or approaches. Individuals and teams are invited to apply regardless …

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NIHR – Health Service and Delivery Research Programme

The HS&DR Programme is accepting applications to its commissioned workstream for the following topics: Evidence Syntheses to support emerging new models of care The process of commissioning will be one stage and applicants should submit full proposals via the HS&DR website by 1pm, 3 September 2015. Evaluating service models of smoking cessation in prison (launched …

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Medical Research Council – New investigator grants

These grants provide support for clinical and non-clinical researchers while they are establishing themselves as independent principal investigators. For those who already have an institutional post, it provides funding and protected time with which to establish an independent research career. The grant is also a potential source of research funding for fellows whose awards only cover …

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Wellcome Trust -Postdoctoral training fellowships for clinicians

These fellowships enable individuals to engage with areas of research that are new to them, and gain high-quality training that will create the foundation for a successful independent research career. Fellowships are for candidates who either undertook a PhD early in their career and now wish to refresh their research skills, or have recently completed …

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COMING SOON: Future research leaders -Economic and Social Research Council

The Economic and Social Research Council will shortly be inviting proposals for its future research leaders scheme. The closing date is expected to be in September 2015 and will be confirmed when the call opens in July. The following call details refer to the previous round and are subject to change. This scheme supports early-career …

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Regional health check at university lecture

A leading academic and practicing GP will speak about the potentially life-changing collaborative health research being carried out across the region, at a FREE lecture hosted by a North East university. Scott Wilkes, Professor of General Practice and Primary Care at the University of Sunderland, is kicking-off the 2015 Professorial Lecture Series at 6pm on …

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BBSRC Responsive mode research grants

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council invites applications for its responsive mode scheme, on any topic within it’s portfolio. Applications should be made to the appropriate committees according to the research topic: research committee A evaluates proposals related to animal disease, health and welfare research committee B evaluates proposals related to plants, microbes, food and …

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AHRC funding opportunities

AHRC Collaborative doctoral partnerships Closing Date- 10 Dec 14 The Arts and Humanities Research Council invites applications for its collaborative doctoral partnerships. These enable non-HEI organisations or consortia with a proven track record in postgraduate research to apply for a cohort of studentships. Funding aims to: •give applicants greater autonomy in the selection of PhD …

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Jisc OAIC Webinar – HEFCE’s Open Access Requirements for REF