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                           Research funding & grant opportunities




NIHR

The NIHR Health Technology Assessment (HTA) programme invites research proposals
on the following topics.

Primary research – outline proposal for:
• Barriers and facilitators to uptake of vaccinations in travelling communities
• Ultrasound elastography in the diagnosis of thyroid cancer
• Communication therapy post-stroke
• Photodynamic therapy for recurrent head and neck cancer
• Intradialytic exercise in renal failure
• UVB light combined with topical corticosteroid for treatment of vitiligo
• Planned delivery for pre-eclampsia between 34 and 37 weeks of gestation
• Psychotherapy for psychogenic non-epileptic seizures
• Non-pharmacological interventions to reduce weight gain in people with schizophrenia
prescribed antipsychotic medication
• Nitroglycerin for management of retained placenta
• Treatments for severe chronic hand eczema
• Do 'phosphate binders' reduce mortality and improve quality of life in patients with
advanced kidney disease?

Evidence synthesis - full proposal
• Art therapy for people with non-psychotic mental disorders.

The closing date for submissions is 1pm on 2 July 2012.

Link to Page to apply: NIHR Health Technology Assessment (HTA) programme –
commissioned

European Commission - European Funding: Competitiveness and Innovation
Programme

The EU's primary instrument for funding research and development is known as the
Seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7). It runs from 2007 – 2013, and has a
total budget of over 50 billion Euros. Each year calls for proposals are made by the
European Commission under the research programme in order to fund projects
corresponding to the priorities identified for that year.
The Research Programme is divided into four parts: cooperation, capacities, ideas and
people. Funding for health-related research projects is specifically identified under the
‘cooperation’ aspect of FP7. However opportunities to access EU funding for research in
areas relevant to NHS activity can also be found under other topics including ICT,
biotechnology, food and socio-economic–sciences and the humanities.
See here for further details -
http://www.nhsconfed.org/NationalAndInternational/NHSEuropeanOffice/Innovation_EU_
funding/Pages/SeventhFrameworkProgramme.aspx?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fnhs-
confed.org%2foi_nhsconfedlz%2f&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=IA_23042012&u
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    Draft 2013 Health Work Programme published
    The European Commission has published an early draft of the 2013 call for project
    proposals. The official Work Programme will be published in July 2012 with a predicted
    budget in the region of €740 million. Expected priorities under this call include (among
    others):
          Suitability, safety and efficacy of therapies
          Brain and brain-related diseases (with a specific focus on traumatic brain
     injury)
          Anti-microbial drug resistance
          Cardiovascular diseases
          Metagenomics for personalized medicine approaches
          Clinical management of patients in severe epidemics

    The calls will follow a two-stage procedure with an expected deadline for the first stage
    submission in October 2012.
    If you are interested in applying for research funding this year you are strongly advised
    to consult the draft Work Programme to see if the proposed priority areas fit with your
    work. The annual FP7 funding calls are highly competitive and the earlier you engage the
    better. The draft 2013 Health Work Programme can be found here. Further iterations will
    be uploaded on to the same website in the coming months.
    It is worth noting that the 2013 call will be the final one in the current seven year
    funding cycle for the EU's Research Framework. Post 2013, research funding at a
    European level will be made available through a new initiative known as Horizon 2020.
    The NHS European office will publish further information on Horizon 2020 as it becomes
    available.

    To see the other themes in this funding call, please view the European Commission's full
    CIP 2012 work programme.

    See here for further details -
    http://www.nhsconfed.org/NationalAndInternational/NHSEuropeanOffice/Innovation_EU_
    funding/Pages/CompetitivenessandInnovationProgramme.aspx

    Integrated homecare: looking for project partners
    HOPE, the European Hospital and Healthcare Federation, is looking for hospitals to join a
    project of Comparative effectiveness research (CER) in integrated homecare. The aim of
    the project is to select 12-15 European hospitals across Member States, which would
    commit themselves to implementing the full Homecare-package for stroke, chronic
    obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart failure in pilot-projects, with at least 75
    intervention patients for each condition in each hospital region. For more information on
    the project and the funding available, contact sg@hope.be.

    Open Information day on FP7 funding - 2012-2013
    Presentations and recordings from an open information day organised by the European
    Commission on FP7 funding for 2012-2013, are now available here. Researchers
    interested in applying for funding will find useful information and advice on putting
    together a project proposal and how to find potential partners.

    AMS – Starter Grants for Clinical Lecturers

    A £5million grant scheme which aims to provide modest ‘starter’ funds to enable
    research active Clinical Lecturers to pursue their research work, gather preliminary data
    and so further strengthen their applications for longer-term fellowships and funding. The
    scheme will fund research work of only the very highest quality and where it is clearly
    demonstrated that the findings will inform the applicant’s future career aspirations and
    bids for larger scale fellowships. The maximum grant available is £30,000 and this can



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be spread over two years to contribute towards new and directly incurred research costs
such as consumables and equipment. Closing date: September (tbc) 2012.
For further information see: http://www.acmedsci.ac.uk/p225.html

Alzheimer's Society

The objective of Alzheimer's Society Project Grants is to provide funding for significant
research projects in the areas of cause, cure, care or prevention of dementia.
Up to £225,000 funding per application may be requested, for periods up to 3 years.
Next deadline: 29 June 2012. See here for more information -
http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/documents_info.php?documentID=1183

BAHNO (British Association of Head & Neck Oncologists)

Research grants are awarded by BAHNO to fund research proposals that are judged by
the BAHNO adjudication panel to show promise and to substantially contribute to the
body of knowledge in head and neck or thyroid cancer and its management.
Aim:The aim of the awards is to support small self-contained projects where major
funding would not be required.
Amount: BAHNO will make available research bursaries that will typically be between
£1000 - £2000. In exceptional circumstances, a maximum award of £4,000 may be
given. The amount awarded will be determined by the requirements of the research
proposed and at the discretion of the BAHNO adjudicators. Deadline is 1st December
2012. See here for further information, eligibility and criteria -
http://www.bahno.org.uk/grants.htm

British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

To promote the advancement of education research and the development of Oral and
Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Surgery and Surgical Dentistry in the British Isles. The
BAOMS is able to offer grants to Fellows, Associate Fellows, Fellows in Training and
Members for projects which will promote the advancement of the speciality of oral and
maxillofacial surgery.
Please note that the date for receipt of all grant applications has now been changed to:
1st August for the September meeting of the endowment sub-committee and 1st
January for the March meeting. Please note that applications for grants cannot be
considered retrospectively. For example, you will not be considered for a travel grant to
visit an overseas clinical centre if you have travelled before the committee have met to
consider the application. Please contact the BAOMS office if you need further
clarification. Please see here for further information -
http://www.baoms.org.uk/page.asp?id=87

British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons

This trust was set up in 1991 in memory of Mr Michael Masser and Mr Ken Paton
following their tragic deaths in 1990. It provides funds towards research projects in
plastic surgery in the British Isles. The money may be given to one project or divided, as
considered appropriate by the members of the BAPRAS Education and Research
Committee.
The closing date for submission of applications is 10th December annually. Completed
application forms and attachments are to be send to gemma.smith@bapras.org.uk. For
further guidelines on how to apply please see website.
Please ensure that Ethical Committee approval has been obtained for the proposed
project before submitting this application for consideration. Applications without proof of
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that Ethical Committee approval is required for the project, this should be clearly stated
and explained. However, the Committee reserve the right to challenge this viewpoint.
See http://www.bapras.org.uk/page.asp?id=175 for further information.

British Heart Foundation

The principal investigator will be a senior researcher working in an established research
institution in the UK. He/she must have a strong track record of project grant support,
usually from us, and an internationally recognised research profile.
The proposed research plan must be extensive and imaginative, but remain focused.
There is no closing date. See here for further information -
http://www.bhf.org.uk/research/research-grants/what-we-fund/programme-grant.aspx


BOFAS (British Orthopaedic Foot Surgery Society)

Applications are invited for a BOFAS Research Grant from the British Orthopaedic Foot
Surgery Society, for grants of up to £5000 towards research into foot and ankle
problems within the United Kingdom. Both basic science and clinical research are
eligible. These grants are particularly intended to get a project under way and are
normally awarded for stand alone studies where modest funds are required. No deadline
given. For further details see here -
http://www.bofas.org.uk/Education/ResearchGrants.aspx

BSAC – (British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy)

RESEARCH GRANTS
Maximum value of £50,000 for projects of up to one-year duration.
The Society supports research grants in the following areas:
     Mechanisms of antibacterial action
     Mechanisms of antibacterial resistance
     Antiviral resistance
     Antiviral
     Antifungals
     Antibiotic methods
     Antibiotic prescribing
     Antibiotic therapy
     Antiparisitics
     Evidence based medicine / systematic reviews
Deadline 1st November 2012. See here for further details -
http://www.bsac.org.uk/FundingOpportunities/Project+Research


British Thyroid Foundation

The first British Thyroid Foundation Research Award was made in 1997. The value of the
annual award is up to £10,000 to support medical research projects. The award can be
used to supplement existing projects or help get new research ideas started. Funds will
be awarded for consumables, running costs and equipment.
We invite applications for research that is specifically directed to the study of thyroid
disorders or investigations into the basic understanding of thyroid function.
The British Thyroid Foundation is an NIHR partner organisation in respect of its research
awards funding stream. Studies funded through this funding stream are eligible for
inclusion in the NIHR Clinical Research Network Portfolio and therefore able to access
NHS support via the NIHR Clinical Research Network infrastructure. Deadline is 31st




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August 2012. See here for further information - http://www.btf-
thyroid.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=71&Itemid=103

Cancer Research UK

Population Research Committee (PRC) Programme Grants
Programme grants are intended to provide long-term support for broad, multidisciplinary
research where the aim is to answer an interrelated set of questions. They are awarded
to outstanding individuals with an established scientific track record and are generally
intended to be held for five years. Deadline 22nd June. See here for further information
- http://science.cancerresearchuk.org/funding/find-grant/all-funding-
schemes/population-research-committee-programme-grants/?script=true

Phase III Clinical Trial Grants
The Phase III Clinical Trials Grants scheme is run through the Clinical Trials Awards and
Advisory Committee (CTAAC) which reviews and funds cancer clinical trials. CTAAC
accepts investigator-led studies, except first-in-man studies, including: Phase III/IV
therapeutic trials; Large scale Phase II trials that are over 2 years in duration and, or
greater than £40,000 per annum. CTAAC will initially review applications for phase III
and large phase II cancer trials as outline proposals. The exception to this will be
finalised protocols of international studies and protocols submitted for peer review and
endorsement by the Committee. These may be submitted directly as a full proposal. Late
phase clinical trial applications submitted to CTAAC are assessed based on their scientific
and technical merit. Assessment criteria are as follows: Clinical importance of the
research question; scientific importance of the research question; Adequacy of
background and preliminary data; Strength of study design, including statistical design;
Expected interest/appeal to patients and likelihood of adequate accrual; and anticipated
opening for trial in portfolio.

Funding is provided for trials that are up to 10 years in duration. Funding is usually at a
level of approximately £100,000 per annum, unless there are exceptional circumstances.
The next deadline is 11th July 2012. For further details and information on how to apply
please see website:
http://science.cancerresearchuk.org/funding/find-grant/all-funding-schemes/phase-III-
clinical-trial-grants/?script=true

Feasibility Study Project Grants
The aim of these is to assess the activity, feasibility or toxicity of new treatment
approaches, and be used to screen out inactive treatments. Cancer Research UK accepts
investigator-led studies, except first in man studies, including: Single or multi-centre
prospective therapeutic, diagnostic or prevention phase II studies testing aspects of
feasibility, tolerability and/or efficacy. Trials may involve more than one NCRN network,
or several centres within a network; Single or multi-centre pilot studies involving a
significant translational component, e.g. validation of a target that would be used to
determine a therapeutic intervention; and Academically-led feasibility studies in receipt
of educational grants or free drugs from the pharmaceutical industry can be submitted
for endorsement (industry-sponsored trials cannot be reviewed under this scheme).

Funding is usually at a level of approximately £25,000 per annum (up to a maximum of
£40,000 in exceptional cases). Funding is normally provided for up to 24 months.

The next deadline is 11th July 2012. For further information and details on how to apply
please see website:
http://science.cancerresearchuk.org/funding/find-grant/all-funding-schemes/feasibility-
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Children Living with Inherited Metabolic Diseases - (Climb)

Climb will only fund research into metabolic diseases. In addition, any restricted funds
will also be directed, according to the restrictions placed on them by donors, towards
type specific research. Climb may pump-prime an important, innovative project or fund
one more fully. Grants are likely to be up to a maximum of £15,000 and Climb is
unlikely to fund salaries at a senior level. Deadline 1st October 2012. See here for
further information - http://www.climb.org.uk/Research/GrantCriteria.htm

Children’s Liver Disease Foundation

The trustees of Children’s Liver Disease Foundation will make available £20,000 per
annum for a small grants research programme. Applications must be in line with the
CLDF research strategy - Research Strategy 2011 -2014. The money will be distributed
quarterly with a maximum of £5,000 being awarded in any one quarter. Applicants may
apply for up to £5,000 in a quarter. Successful applicants will not be eligible to apply for
a further year following an award being made.
The trustees will look favourably on applications where the candidates can show that
they can add value to the contribution made by CLDF. Those who can show matching
funding from their institution or other sources will be regarded favourably.
See here for further details - http://www.childliverdisease.org/content/389/Small-
Grants-Programme

Chronic Disease Research Foundation

Research grants are available, the CDRF being particularly keen to support studies of
twins and affected sibling pairs or family studies investigating common chronic diseases.
The CDRF hopes to increase the scope of its research programme: please see the
website for full details.
Preliminary proposals should be submitted for consideration by a panel of experts. They
should be no more than one side of A4 including an outline of the research proposal, a
list of principal aims and objectives and scale of funding.
http://www.cdrf.org.uk/cdrf_research.htm

Cure Parkinson’s Trust

The Cure Parkinson’s Trust (CPT) funds laboratory or clinical research projects with the
potential to advance knowledge that might lead to a cure for Parkinson’s disease, or that
represent a substantial advance in treatment (for example, novel approaches to
treatment, or new methods of treatment delivery). There are many other legitimate
areas of research into Parkinson’s that do not fall into these categories and are not
within the remit of CPT. We do not consider these appropriate for funding by The Cure
Parkinson’s Trust. However, we welcome enquiries from researchers who seek
clarification on the suitability of projects for CPT funding. Applications for funding may be
submitted by appropriately qualified scientists or clinicians based in an accredited
university or hospital in any country worldwide, or by commercial organisations.
The Charity accepts grant applications at any time, but holds four meetings annually to
consider and prioritise projects for funding, in February, May, July and November.
See here for further information –
http://www.cureparkinsons.org.uk/page/research/apply-for-a-grant


Cystinosis Research Foundation (CRF)

Research awards and fellowship awards will be given for up to three years. Currently,
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fellowship grants available. The number of awards and their value will depend on the
number of outstanding proposals and the funds available at the time.
See here for further information - http://www.natalieswish.org/Grant-Fellowship-
Guidelines

Deafness Research UK

Small Project Grants (less than £15,000):
Grants to help researchers meet urgent requirements or conduct pilot studies.
Applications can be submitted at any time and will be considered at quarterly research
committee meetings. Download our small project grant application form.
See here for further information - http://www.deafnessresearch.org.uk/content/how-we-
help/research/what-we-fund

DEBRA – International research funding

The 2012 call for applications for new research funding from DEBRA International, in any
of DEBRA's priority research areas, is now open. The deadline for application submission
is 30 June 2012. Decisions on funding applications from this call will be made in
November 2012.
NB It is anticipated that there will NOT be a second call for applications in 2012.

DEBRA's Research Priorities:

       Biology and genetics of all forms of EB, as better understanding can lead to
        new approaches to treat EB
       Development of therapies, including possible gene-therapies, cell-therapies,
        drug therapies or protein therapies
       Wound healing and skin cancer in EB
       Clinical research to improve management of EB through symptom relief

For further information see their website: http://www.debra-
international.org/research/grant-applications/

Dunhill Medical Trust

The key aim is that the Trust’s funding should encourage and support high quality
research aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of older people. To achieve this all
research applications are appraised against criteria set out within a RESEARCH FUNDING
STRATEGY. Applications in the following areas are of particular interest to the Trust:

* diseases and issues of ageing
* the care and environment of older people
* disabilities that predominantly affect older people
* rehabilitation of older people
* initiatives aimed at evaluating and improving patient care or public health
* areas where it is difficult to attract funding (e.g. incontinence, end of life research)
* pilot studies which could establish whether major studies are justified
See here for further details -
http://www.dunhillmedical.org.uk/page_viewer.asp?page=research+grants&pid=12

European Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiologists (EACTA)

EACTA has established an educational fellowship and/or a Research Grant funded to the
level of 25000 Euros/year. Research grant and clinical fellowship are open to application
each year. The EACTA Scientific Committee will evaluate applications provided they


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arrive to the Scientific Secretary (scisec@eacta.org) no later than October 31st. EACTA
Scientific Committee will score and rank applications. The final decision comes under the
EACTA directory board on January according to the Scientific Committee advice and
possible splitting of the annual grant. See here for further information -
http://www.eacta.org/page-02-01.shtml

European Crohn's & Colitis Organisation

Grants are created to support good and innovative scientific, translational or clinical
research in Europe. The guidelines for ECCO Grants are very similar to those for the
Fellowships, with the exception that the research is typically undertaken in the institution
of the applicant. ECCO Grants are awarded EUR 20,000 each and will also be given
during the annual ECCO Congress. Deadline 1 October 2012.
See here for further details - http://www.ecco-ibd.eu/index.php/what-we-do/fellowships-
and-grants

European Federation of IASP Chapters (EFIC)

These annual grants from Grünenthal GmbH are aimed at supporting young scientists in
carrying out innovative and exploratory clinical pain research projects in any country
with an EFIC chapter. Deadline 31 December 2012. See here for further details -
http://www.e-g-g.info/grt-egg/EFIC_GRUENENTHAL_GRANT/About_E-G-
G/Quality_criteria_for_research_proposals/77000217.jsp

European Society of Anaesthesiology

The Research Grants are intended to promote anaesthesia–related research in Europe
(related to the goals of the ESA), and to encourage anaesthesiologists to extend the
frontiers of their practice or understanding.
Applications are invited for the following priority areas:
     Clinical research
     Experimental research
     Patient safety
The types of ESA Research Grants include:
Project grants of up to 60,000 euros each, to support work of up to two years duration.
At least one grant should be awarded to a patient oriented study.
Research support grants for amounts up to 15,000 euros to assist work in progress or
pilot studies. Priority will be given to clinical (or related) topics and those investigators
who do not have alternative sources of funding. However, the areas of priority and the
number and size of the grants may change from year to year.
Deadline 4th September with grant to be awarded the following year. See here for
further information -
http://www.euroanesthesia.org/sitecore/Content/Research/Research%20Grants/Eligibilit
y.aspx

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN)

This grant program is open to investigators all over the world. Investigators in the United
States must have an M.D. and/or Ph.D. Investigators outside the United States must
have the equivalent. Competitive applicants have a proven track record of research
experience.
See here for more information http://www.foodallergy.org/page/apply-for-a-research-
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Heart Research UK

Healthy Heart Grants support innovative projects designed to promote heart health and
to prevent or reduce the risks of heart disease in specific groups or communities.
Grants are available to community groups, voluntary organisations and researchers who
are spreading the healthy heart message. Government or local authority funded
institutions are not supported, however, community and voluntary groups aided by
public money may apply. Closing date 31 August 2012.
See here for further information -
http://www.heartresearch.org.uk/grants/healthyheartgrant

Hospital Infection Society

Applications are invited for project grants to support work on the subject of 'healthcare
infection control', to be carried out in the UK or Eire only.
Major Research Grant - up to £33,000 per annum for 1-3 years
This grant would be suitable to support a PhD studentship, MD or other research worker
and related consumables/equipment. Grants for longer than one year will be subject to
satisfactory annual reports.
Small Research Grants up to £10,000 - These would be suitable to support small-scale
research projects, or possibly the costs associated with the visit of an overseas research
fellow. Small grants are normally non-recurring.
The closing date for applications is the 31st July 2012.
See here for further information - http://www.his.org.uk/grants_&_bursaries.cfm

Kids Kidney Research

The organisation primarily supports research that falls into the following areas:
• Defining the best treatment for those children who suffer from chronic kidney disease
• Exploring new therapies which can potentially heal damaged kidneys
• Finding the faulty genes which can run in families and cause kidney dis eases
To maximise the benefit of our funding, the organisation accepts grants at an early stage
of research, often providing pump-priming to initiate research that will be carried
forward by larger grant-providing bodies if successful. The maximum research project
grant available is £100k. The grant should be spread over a two or three year period,
unless agreed otherwise. Applications for Grants must be received by Kids Kidney
Research between 1st September and 31st December in any given year. Applications
at other times will not be considered unless by prior agreement.
See here for further information - http://www.kidskidneyresearch.org/whatwedo

ME Research UK

ME Research UK is keen to expand its portfolio of funded research studies. Our priority is
novel clinical and biomedical studies that help to unravel the biology of ME/CFS, and
studies that may point towards therapeutic strategies. We particularly welcome
applications for pilot studies or seed-corn projects, including those which seek support
for consumables rather than staff costs, from researchers anywhere in the world.
Researchers can send us a summary of their research project on our outline application
form, allowing us to give an opinion about its suitability and feasibility, without requiring
submission of a full application.
Full applications can be submitted at any time (although we strongly recommend that
you send us an outline first), and can include items of medical equipment, consumables
associated with laboratory tests, or salaries. Larger grants are subject to annual review.
See here for further details -
http://www.meresearch.org.uk/research/funding/index.html




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Medical Research Council (MRC)

The MRC’s senior clinical fellowships aim to develop outstanding medically and other
clinically qualified professionals such that they become research leaders.
Applicants will have a strong track record of challenging, original and productive
research; of effective collaboration; and of training in robust research methods and
technologies. In their future plans, they will demonstrate scientific vision, insight and
originality; the ability to relate their proposed research to clinical medicine and the
potential to lead other scientists. Applicants may submit research projects that fit
anywhere within MRC’s remit, however, it is expected that applicants’ clinical work helps
to inform and strengthen their research work. Support is provided for five years.
See: http://www.mrc.ac.uk/Fundingopportunities/Fellowships/Seniorclinical/index.htm

Menieres Society

The Society invites applications for research projects leading to the advancement of
knowledge concerning the aetiology, diagnosis and treatment of Ménière's disease. In
addition applications concerning the long-term physical and psychological management
of balance and hearing problems in Ménière's disease will be welcome. Pilot projects,
which have the potential for stimulating larger scale research work, will be considered.
Part funding of large projects will also be considered.
There are no specified closing dates, instead a rolling programme for applications is in
place. Applications should be in outline form of 1-2 pages. Selected applicants will be
invited to submit a detailed proposal. Please check with the Menieres Society before
putting significant effort into a research proposal, that the research budget has not been
exceeded. See here for further details - http://www.menieres.co.uk/research.html and
http://www.menieres.co.uk/apply_for_funding.html

Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP)

Small scale grant
The aim of this grant is to facilitate MACP members in undertaking small scale research
projects. Who is eligible: Full and Associate Members.
Deadline 31 July 2012. See here for further information -
http://www.macpweb.org/home/index.php?p=387

Research Facilitation Award - New Award for 2012
Who is eligible? Full members
What is it for?
The Research Facilitation Award (up to £1,000) is to encourage participation or
dissemination of research in the specialist field or related aspects of
neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy.
This award has been created to provide members with an alternative opportunity to
apply for funding and applications are invited from members who are undertaking
clinically based projects, projects evaluating professional practice or projects of a more
fundamental scientific nature (provided that these projects offer promise of
advancement in the understanding of or physiotherapy management of
neuromusculoskeletal conditions). Members can also apply for this award to support the
costs associated with disseminating research findings (e.g. publication costs).
Closing date 30 June 2012. See here for further details (scroll to bottom of page)
http://www.macpweb.org/home/index.php?p=387

National Eye Research Centre

Aim - To fund research into the causes of eye disease and the prevention of blindness.
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Please send suggestions for improvements or general feedback to louise.hull@uhl-tr.nhs.uk
Date of last update 13.06.12


Project Grants up to £60,000 over 3 years. Awards will be subject to peer review and the
availability of funds. Deadline 15th January in each year. See here for more information
- http://www.nerc.co.uk/applications.htm

National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia

The British Journal of Anaesthesia and the Royal College of Anaesthetists will be
awarding a new grant in the autumn of 2012. This award is part of the national strategy
which seeks to support the development of sustained, high quality research within
anaesthesia, critical care and pain.
This grant will be up to £250,000 over 4 years (reviewed after two years). It is intended
as a stable funding platform for an individual researcher who is looking towards major
Research Council, NIHR or charity funding in the foreseeable future, and who has not yet
achieved Professorial status. Priority will be given to proposals that:
     Demonstrate collaboration between disciplines and departments;
     Have strong support from the host institution;
     Demonstrate potential to increase research capacity in the medium to long term;
     Link with national priorities for research;
     Form part of a credible plan for major research funding in the future
     Identify applicants with significant future academic potential.
Closing date: Noon, Friday 14 September 2012. See here for more information -
http://www.niaa.org.uk/article.php?newsid=435

Newman (Frances and Augustus) Foundation - Research Awards

The Foundation mainly supports medical research and other medically related charitable
endeavours, but small grants are made in other fields. The trustees give substantial
support to peer reviewed submissions from academic institutions such as the Royal
College of Surgeons of England, through whom many of their grants have been made in
recent years. The trustees have no defined guidelines as to the type of medical research
supported, although they favour projects submitted from major research centres.
Applications received are likely to be peer reviewed. The trustees meet twice yearly in
June and September. There is no formal application form but the trustees require a
detailed protocol and costings together with CV's if available and a list of publications
(not the articles). The maximum grant is £60,000 and the next closing date is July
2012. For further information please contact Mrs H Palfrey on 0117 945200 or
hazel.palfreyman@bakertilly.co.uk
See here for further details -
http://rdfunding.org.uk/queries/ListCharityDetails.asp?CharityID=179

Parkinson’s UK

The project grant scheme supports studies designed to answer a single question or a
small group of related questions about an aspect of Parkinson's. Deadline is
1st October 2012.
http://www.parkinsons.org.uk/research/research-grants.aspx

Resuscitation Council UK

Research grants up to a maximum of £20,000 can be awarded for capital cost, data
analysis and administrative support for research into the science and practice of
resuscitation medicine. Applicants must be based in the UK. Further details can be found
here - http://www.resus.org.uk/pages/resgrant.htm




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This document is updated monthly and aims to highlight current funding or grant opportunities for research.
Please send suggestions for improvements or general feedback to louise.hull@uhl-tr.nhs.uk
Date of last update 13.06.12


Royal College of Radiologists

Kodak Radiology Fund Bursary - Two annual bursaries of up to £5,000 each, endowed by
money generously donated to the College by Kodak Ltd, enable clinical radiologists to
undertake either a research project or further a radiological interest through an
educational project. Next closing date is August 2012. See here for further details -
http://www.rcr.ac.uk/content.aspx?PageID=473

Society of Orthopaedic Medicine

The Society of Orthopaedic Medicine would like to encourage research in the field of
musculoskeletal medicine. We have £1500 per annum available to support postgraduate
students or researchers. Further details and application forms available
from admin@somed.org.

Society of Radiographers

As part of the College of Radiographers’ commitment to the implementation of the
Society and College of Radiographers new research strategy, the organisation is funding
small awards for projects related to any aspect of the science and practice of
radiography. Bids up to £5000 for small projects and up to £10,000 for one larger
project. Bids for funding exceeding these amounts will be considered. Matched funding
or other institutional contributions would be advantageous. The aim is to support at
least one award for someone who has little or no previous experience of undertaking
research and development projects.
See here for further details - http://www.sor.org/about-us/awards/corips-research-
awards


Wellcome Trust - Translation Awards

Translation Awards are response-mode funding designed to bridge the funding gap in the
commercialisation of new technologies in the biomedical area.
Projects covering any aspect of technology development from a range of disciplines -
including physical, computational and life sciences - will be considered. Projects must
address an unmet need in healthcare or in applied medical research, offer a potential
new solution, and have a realistic expectation that the innovation will be developed
further by the market. The next deadline is 20 July 2012.
See here for further information - http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Technology-
transfer/Awards/Translation-Awards/index.htm




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