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									       Funding Opportunities for the Schools of Medicine and
                Medical Sciences: November 2008

Please contact Lisa Kandala or Juliette Snow, Business Development Officers for
Medicine and Medical Sciences, should you require further information:
l.kandala@abdn.ac.uk tel x59252 j.e.snow@abdn.ac.uk tel x59250. University
employees     can    also   search  for   the  funding  opportunities  through
http://www.researchresearch.com.



Academy of Medical Sciences, in collaboration with the Wellcome Trust, invites
applications for its starter grants for clinical lecturers.
Deadline: 23 January 2009
http://www.acmedsci.ac.uk/p176.html

Alzheimer’s Research Trust: equipment grants
Deadline: 5pm, 28 November 2008
http://www.alzheimers-research.org.uk/research/howtoapply/

Alzheimer's Research Trust: ART network cooperation grants
Deadline: 5pm, 28 November 2008
http://www.alzheimers-research.org.uk/research/howtoapply/

Alzheimer’s Research Trust: pilot project grants scheme.
Deadline: 5pm, 28 November 2008
http://www.alzheimers-research.org.uk/research/howtoapply/

Alzheimer's Society: dissemination grants in the areas of cause, cure or care of dementia.
Deadline: 28 November
http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/documents_info.php?categoryID=200295&documentID=
353

American Cancer Society and the International Union Against cancer: international
fellowships
Deadline: 1 December 2008
http://www.cancer.org/docroot/RES/content/RES_5_2x_International_Fellowships_for_Beginning
_Investigators.asp?sitearea=RES

BackCare: Research Grants Programme.
Deadline: 5 November 2008
http://www.backpain.org/pages/g_pages/grants.php

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council: Japan partnering awards.
Deadline: 5pm, 28 November 2008
http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/science/international/japan.html

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council: responsive research grants of
up to £2 million full economic cost value.
Deadline: 14 January 2009
http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/funding/apply/deadlines.html

BBSRC and EPSRC: call for outline proposals under its diet and health research
The aim of this program is to support high quality research into diet and health within UK
universities and research institutes and to obtain underpinning knowledge that will provide
valuable results in the long-term, enabling the UK food industry to develop and deliver new foods
of benefit to the consumer.
Deadline: outline applications 4pm, 14 November 2008
http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/business/collaborative_research/industry_clubs/drinc/apply.html

Breast Cancer Campaign: project grants
Deadline: 09 January
http://www.breastcancercampaign.org/whatwedo/projectGrants/

Breast Cancer Campaign: scientific fellowships.
Deadline: 12 deadline
http://www.breastcancercampaign.org/whatwedo/scienceFellowship/



Cancer Research UK: project grants in population and behavioural sciences.
Deadline: 7 November 2008 and 5 June 2009
http://science.cancerresearchuk.org/gapp/pbsfunding/pbs_projectgrants/

Cancer Research UK: small grants in population and behavioural science.
Deadline: 12 midnight, 7 November 2008
http://science.cancerresearchuk.org/gapp/pbsfunding/pbs_smallgrants/?version=3

Cancer Research UK: studies grants for translational research in clinical trials.
Deadline: 21 November 2008; 23 April and 15 August 2009
http://science.cancerresearchuk.org/gapp/clinicaltrialsfund/tricc/?version=3#

Cystic Fibrosis Trust: Research Grants
Deadline: stage 1 applications 9am, 10 November 2008
http://www.cftrust.org.uk/research/applyresgrant/

Danone Institute invites nominations for its 2009 Danone international prize for nutrition.
This recognises the development by an individual or team of a novel concept in nutrition
research. The prize is worth 120,000 euros.
Deadline: 15 November
http://www.danoneinstitute.org/danone_institute_prize_for_nutrition/index.php

Department of Health's National Institute for Health Research and the Technology Strategy
Board: research into health care associated infections
Deadline: submissions 12 noon, 24 November
http://www.nihr-ccf.org.uk/site/callsproposals/i4i/SBRI/default.cfm

Department of Health's National Institute for Health Research and the Medical Research
Council outline proposals under their efficacy and mechanism evaluation programme.
Deadline: 1pm, 1 December 2008
http://www.eme.ac.uk/

Department of Health's National Institute for Health Research, under its service delivery
and organisation programme, invites proposals to conduct research on generalist
services for people at the end of life.
Deadline: 1pm, 4 December 2008
http://www.sdo.nihr.ac.uk/currentcalls.html
Department of Health's National Institute for Health Research service delivery and
organisation programme wishes to commission research relating to the national
technology adoption centre.
Deadline: 1pm, 11 December 2008
http://www.sdo.nihr.ac.uk/currentcalls.html

Department of Health's: NHS connecting for health evaluation programme
Call to evaluate the different levels of structuring within the clinical record.
Deadline: registration of interest forms 2pm, 7 November; applications 2pm, 28 November 2008
http://www.pcpoh.bham.ac.uk/publichealth/cfhep/proposals/

Department of Health's National Institute for Health Research research methods
programme fellowships.
Deadline: 1pm, 17 November 2008
http://www.nccrcd.nhs.uk/researchmethodsprogramme/researchmethodsapppac

Diabetes UK: project grants.
Deadline: 1 April, 1 August, 1 December each year
http://www.diabetes.org.uk/Research/For_researchers/Applying-for-a-grant/Project_grants/

Diabetes UK: equipment
Deadline: 1 April, 1 August, 1 December each year
http://www.diabetes.org.uk/Research/For_researchers/Applying-for-a-grant/Equipment_grants/

European Association for the Study of Obesity: Young Investigators Awards
Deadline: 15 November
http://www.easoobesity.org/younginvestigatoraward.htm

European Calcified Tissue Society, in collaboration with Amgen, invites applications for its
bone biology fellowship awards..
Deadline: 14 November
http://www.ectsoc.org/awards/amgen.htm

European Calcified Tissue Society invites applications for its career establishment award.
The award is intended to assist newly-appointed faculty members in launching a
successful research career.
Deadline: 14 November
http://www.ectsoc.org/awards/ceaward.htm

European Calcified Tissue Society: PhD studentship.
Deadline: 14 November
http://www.ectsoc.org/awards/phdaward.htm

European Calcified Tissue Society: postdoctoral fellowship programme.
Deadline: 14 November
http://www.ectsoc.org/awards/postdocaward.htm

European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases: fellowship awards programme 2009-
2011.
Deadline: 30 January 2009
http://www.espid.org/award_content.aspx?Group=Awards&Page=Fellowship

European Society of Cardiology: research grants.
Deadline: 15 January 2009
http://www.escardio.org/about/Pages/error.aspx?oldUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Eescardio%2E
org%2Finitiatives%2FESC%2DGrants%2FESC%2DTraining%2DResearch%2DGrants%2FRese
ach%2Dgrants%2Drules%2Ehtm

Fight for Sight: clinical fellowships.
Deadline: 21 November
http://www.fightforsight.org.uk/funding-types/articles/fight-for-sight-clinical-fellowships

Fight for Sight: programme and project grants.
Deadline: 21 November
http://www.fightforsight.org.uk/funding-types/articles/fight-for-sight-project-grants

Food Standards Agency invites applications for research into diet and cardiovascular
health.
Specifically:
•study the effects of implementing current UK dietary recommendations on cardiovascular
disease risk factors and vascular function – N02R0009;
•study the effects of consumption of different types of fruit or vegetables on cardiovascular
disease risk factors posals are solicited to:
and vascular function – N02R0010;

•obtain additional and novel policy relevant information using biological samples from completed
and ongoing dietary intervention trials funded by FSA under the diet and cardiovascular health
research programme – N02R0011.
Deadline: outline proposal 19 December 2008
http://www.food.gov.uk/aboutus/how_we_work/procurement/resreq/no2dch

Food Standards Agency invites proposals to investigate the causes and mechanisms of
food allergy and intolerance.
Under this call, proposals are sought to:
•investigate the importance of skin exposure to food and food proteins in the development of
sensitisation to foods, and characterise the conditions and mechanisms through which
sensitisation via the skin may be achieved – T07R0011;
•collect dietary exposure data for a group of food allergic individuals utilising the methodology
employed in the new rolling programme of national diet and nutrition surveys to gain an
understanding of their diets and how they differ from those of non-allergic consumers –
T07R0012.
Deadline: 5pm, 19 December 2008
http://www.food.gov.uk/aboutus/how_we_work/procurement/resreq/to7allintol

Food Standards Agency invites applications for research into nutritional status and
function. Proposals are invited to:
•conduct a randomised, controlled trial, or use suitably stored samples from high quality trials or
cohort studies, to investigate the effect of dietary constituents or foods on chronic low-grade
systemic inflammation – N05R0020;
•conduct further analysis of suitably stored samples from ongoing and completed fruit and
vegetable intervention trials to develop sensitive measures of fruit and vegetable consumption –
 N05R0021.
Deadline: applicants must submit an agreed outline proposal to the programme adviser prior to
submitting a full application; full proposals 5pm, 19 December 2008
http://www.food.gov.uk/aboutus/how_we_work/procurement/resreq/no5nutst

Gateway for Cancer Research: Clinical Investigation Grant Program.
The aim of this program is to stimulate innovative research relevant to cancer therapy, clinical
nutrition, quality of life and cancer integrative medicine.
Awards range between $25,000 and $300,000 per year for a maximum of two years.
Deadline: preliminary applications November 5; invited formal applications December 10, 2008
http://www.gatewayforcancerresearch.org/grantapp.cfm

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada: visiting scientist awards.
Deadline: 4pm, 15 December 2008
http://www.hsf.ca/research/en/open-competitions/senior-personnel-awards-visiting-scientist-
guidelines.html

International Agency for Research on Cancer: expertise transfer fellowship
Deadline: 30 November
http://www.iarc.fr/ENG/Fellowships/expertisetransfer.php

International Bone Research Association: Clinical and laboratory grants, Programme
Grants
Deadline: 10 January 2009
http://www.ibra.ch.htm/03-research/02-grants.htm

International Bone Research Association: research programme projects, clinical or
laboratory research programme awards and small grants.
Deadline: 09 January 2009
http://www.ibra.ch/htm/03_research/02_grants.htm

Kidney Research UK (formerly the National Kidney Research Fund): training fellowships.
Deadline: 5pm, 21 November 2008
http://kidneyresearchuk.org/content/view/36/61/

Leverhulme Trust: Research Fellowships.
Deadline: 4pm, 7 November 2008
http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/grants_awards/grants/research_fellowships/

Leverhulme Trust: grants to support international networks.
Deadline: outline applications may be submitted at any time; invited full applications 3 December
2008
http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/grants_awards/grants/international_networks/

Leverhulme Trust: study abroad fellowships.
To support a period overseas in a stimulating academic environment.
Deadline: 4pm, 10 November 2008
http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/grants_awards/grants/study_abroad_fellowships/

Leukaemia Research Fund: Project Grants
Deadline: 14 November
http://www.lrf.org.uk/en/1/sciresapply.html

Leukaemia Research Fund: clinical trial funding programme.
Deadline:01 January 2009
http://www.lrf.org.uk/en/1/sciresapply.html

Leukaemia Research Fund: Bennett clinical senior fellowship.
Deadline: 01 December
http://www.researchresearch.com/getpage.cfm?pagename=FundingOpRecord&lang=EN&type=d
efault&id=176922&orgLang=EN

Leukemia Research Fund: non-clinical junior and senior fellowships.
Deadline: 1 December 2008
http://www.lrf.org.uk/en/1/sciappcar.html


Medical Research Council: pre-clinical barriers that exist towards the therapeutic use of
stem cells
A total budget of £3 million is available for this call to fund awards is in the range of £250,000 to
£500,000. Projects will last from 18 months to a maximum of three years.
Deadline: 4pm, 5 November 2008
http://www.mrc.ac.uk/ApplyingforaGrant/CallsForProposals/Preclinical_SC/index.htm

Medical Research Council, in partnership with EPSRC and BBSRC: discipline hopping
awards.
Short-term support to pump-prime new collaborations between engineers and physical scientists
and life scientists, with the aim of fostering long-term interactions.
Deadline: 4pm, 12 November 2008
http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/CallsForProposals/JointDisciplineHoppingGrant.htm

Medical Research Council : programme grants.
Deadline: outline proposals 4pm, 27 November 2008; 22 April and 30 July 2009; invited full
proposals to be submitted at the next appropriate deadline of the relevant research board
http://www.mrc.ac.uk/ApplyingforaGrant/AvailableGrants/ProgrammeGrants/index.htm


Medical Research Council and the Economic and Social Research Council: Joint
Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowships.
The scheme supports postdoctoral fellows whose research is of interest to both councils and
which requires the combined approaches of both the medical and social sciences. Proposals to
this scheme must address the interests of both the MRC and the ESRC and must be genuinely
interdisciplinary in approach. The following areas have been identified as of particular interest to
the two councils:
•global mental health and wellbeing;
•addiction;
•disease prevention and health promotion;
•understanding individual behaviour.
http://www.mrc.ac.uk/Careers/Fellowships/AvailableFelllowships/ESRCMRCPost-
doctoralFellowships/index.htm

Medical Research Council, in partnership with the Department of Health's National
Institute for Health Research: Needs-led research under its methodology research
programme.
Deadline: 4pm, 17 November 2008
http://www.mrc.ac.uk/ApplyingforaGrant/CallsForProposals/MethodologyResearchProgramme/ind
ex.htm

Medical Research Council: neuroscience and mental health research grants and new
investigator awards and OPEN LINK awards
Deadline: 4pm, 11 February, 3 June and 23 September 2009


Medical Research Council: senior clinical fellowship.
Deadline: 4pm, 21 November 2008
http://www.mrc.ac.uk/Careers/Fellowships/AvailableFelllowships/SeniorClinicalFellowship/index.h
tm

Medical Research Council invites applications for its career development award, research
grants, new investigator awards, open link grants,
Deadline: 16 January
http://www.mrc.ac.uk/Careers/Fellowships/AvailableFelllowships/CareerDevelopmentAward

Medical Research Council invites applications for its collaboration grants in the field of
molecular and cellular medicine.
Deadline: 21 January 2009
http://www.mrc.ac.uk/ApplyingforaGrant/AvailableGrants/CollaborationGrants/index.htm


Medical Research Council and the Academy of Medical Sciences: tenure-track clinician
scientist fellowship.
Deadline: 4pm, 21 November 2008
http://www.mrc.ac.uk/Careers/Fellowships/AvailableFelllowships/ClinicianScientistFellowship/inde
x.htm



Medical Research Council: addiction research funding strategy
Deadline: 4pm, 19 November 2008
http://www.mrc.ac.uk/ApplyingforaGrant/CallsForProposals/Addiction/Callspecification/index.htm

Medical Research Council: Clinician Scientist Fellowships.
Deadline: 4pm, 21 November 2008
http://ww.mrc.ac.uk/Careers/Fellowships/AvailableFelllowships/ClinicianScientistFellowship/index.
htm

Medical Research Council invites applications for its infections and immunity research
grants, new investigator awards, open link grants,
Deadline: 28 January 2009
http://www.mrc.ac.uk/ApplyingforaGrant/AvailableGrants/ResearchGrants/index.htm

Medical Research Council invites applications for its clinical research training fellowship.
Deadline: 30 January 2009
http://www.mrc.ac.uk/Careers/Fellowships/AvailableFelllowships/ClinicalResearchTrainingFellows
hip/index.htm


Medical Research Scotland (formerly the Scottish Hospital Endowments Research Trust):
research project grants.
Deadline: invited full applications (from previous outline call) 17 October; outline applications 21
November 2008
http://www.shert.co.uk/grants.htm


Meningitis Research Foundation: research grants.
Deadline: preliminary proposals 28 November; invited full proposals 12 December 2008
http://www.meningitis.org/research/information-for-applicant/applying-for-a-research-grant-from-
meningitis-research-foundation


National Association for Colitis and Crohn’s Disease: Medical Research Awards.
Deadline: 4pm, 13 November 2008
http://www.nacc.org.uk/content/research/award.asp
National Cancer Institute and the Office of Dietary Supplements: invitation for applications
for the quick-trials for novel cancer therapies and prevention: exploratory grants.
Deadline: July 9 and November 7, 2008; March 9, July 9 and November 9, 2009 and 2010
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-08-025.html


National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the National Institute of Arthritis and
Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and
Kidney Diseases, and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke invite
proposals for their ancillary studies in immunomodulation clinical trials program.
Deadline: letters of intent 30 days before deadline; full applications ninth of each month
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-08-011.html

National Institute of General Medical Sciences: collaborative research projects that use
systems biology approaches to investigate the mechanisms that underlie genetic
determination of complex phenotypes.
Deadline: 21 November
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-GM-09-007.html

NIHR HTA Programme Call for proposals for commissioned research
The National Institute for Health Research Health Technology Assessment (NIHR HTA)
programme provides an assessment of the costs, effectiveness and broader impact of any
method used by health professionals to promote health; prevent, diagnose or treat disease; or
improve rehabilitation and long-term care. Research proposals are sought on the following topics:
Primary Research (Outline proposals)
08/102 Family-based interventions for young people who misuse substances
08/104 Pit and fissure sealants versus fluoride varnishes to prevent dental decay in the
permanent molar teeth of children
08/105 Case finding for depression in vulnerable adolescents
08/106 Interferon gamma tests for the rapid identification of active tuberculosis disease
08/107 Insulin pump therapy for patients with type 1 diabetes
08/108 Treatment to prevent relapse in adolescentswith bipolar disorder
08/109 Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor for abdominal aortic aneurysm
08/110 Oral appliances in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea-hypopnoea
08/111 Music intervention for children and adolescents with autistic spectrum disorder
08/113 Helping young women on hormonal contraception to stop smoking

Deadline: 1pm on Tuesday 6th January 2009.
The commissioning briefs, application form and associated guidance notes are available on the
HTA programme website at www.hta.ac.uk/funding/standardcalls or contact the HTA


Parkinson's Disease Society: senior research fellowships.
Deadline: 5pm, 5 December 2008
http://www.parkinsons.org.uk/research/research_grants/types_of_grants_available/career_develo
pment_awards.aspx

Parkinson's Disease Society: training fellowships
Deadline: 5pm, 5 December 2008
http://www.parkinsons.org.uk/research/research_grants/types_of_grants_available/career_develo
pment_awards.aspx


Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland: fellowships.
Deadline: 1 August and 1 December annually
http://www.pathsoc.org/
Prostate Cancer Charity: clinical research fellowships.
Deadline: 5pm, 11 November 2008
http://www.prostate-cancer.org.uk/proposals/index.asp

Prostate Cancer Charity: PhD studentships.
Deadline: 5pm, 11 November 2008
http://www.prostate-cancer.org.uk/proposals/index.asp

Prostate Cancer Charity: Projects Grants.
Deadline: 5pm, 11 November 2008
http://www.prostate-cancer.org.uk/proposals/index.asp

Royal Society: joint projects under the European science exchange programme with
western Europe.
Deadlin:e 12 December
http://royalsociety.org/funding.asp?id=2344


Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh: major research grant in ophthalmology. Funding
of up to £45,000 is available. Applications are invited from fellows and members of the college in
good standing, undertaking research projects in the UK.
Deadline: 14 November
http://www.rcsed.ac.uk/site/570/default.aspx

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh: pump-priming grants.
These are for ongoing research in ophthalmology. Funding of up to £10,000 is available to cover
running costs for one year.
Deadline: 14 November
http://www.rcsed.ac.uk/site/570/default.aspx

Society for Applied Microbiology: overseas development awards.
Deadline: 31 March, 31 July and 30 November each year
http://www.sfam.org.uk/grants.php?3#

Wellcome Trust and the National Institutes of Health: four-year PhD studentships.
Deadline: 1pm, 17 November 2008
http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Biomedical-science/Grants/PhD-programmes-and-
studentships/WTD027399.htm

Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council are inviting research proposals under a
new initiative in support of collaborative research that will advance knowledge of
neurodegenerative diseases through interdisciplinary approaches
 Of particular interest are innovative research programmes that will focus on advancing the
understanding of the biological processes underpinning neurodegenerative diseases, leading to
early diagnosis and effective therapies. Successful applicants are expected to:
Deadline: preliminary applications 12 December 2008; invited full applications 30 April 2009
http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Biomedical-science/Grants/Other-
initiatives/WTX050533.htm?utm_source=ResearchResearch&utm_medium=WebLink&utm_camp
aign=Neurodegen

Wellcome Trust: research training fellowships for medical, dental and veterinary graduates
who have little or no research training but who wish to develop a long-term career in
academic medicine.
Deadline: 12 December 2008 and 5 June 2009
http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Biomedical-science/Grants/Fellowships-and-personal-
awards/WTD004435.htm

Wellcome Trust: people awards within the engaging science programme.
Deadline: 09 January 2009
http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Public-engagement/Grants/People-Awards/

								
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