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Funding Bulletin - december 2012

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for selected highlighted entries of one-off themed calls and other funding sources of particular current interest. Typically updated monthly.


General grants and awards of interest
Listed in alphabetical order of awarding body, and separated into UK and international-based institutions

Also see funding related to the following specific topic areas

AIDS & HIV

Antibiotic & Antimicrobial


Biofilm

Blood

Healthcare-associated

Hepatology

Malaria

Meningococcal disease

Mycology

Oncology

Respiratory

Tropical medicine

Tuberculosis

 

selected highlighted entries (updated monthly)

Selected UK funding sources


Source: Meningitis UK
Grant Name: Research Grants
Funding: Applications are invited for grant aid from established research groups in the UK. The purpose of these awards is to support studies with the ultimate aim of preventing all forms of meningitis and associated disease in the UK (including meningococcal, pneumococcal and group B streptococcal infections). Funding for grants up to £250,000 will be available for prevention-focused research studies, including vaccine-related research. Applications submitted elsewhere will be considered.
Amount: Up to £250k
Closing Date: Friday 16th August 2013

Selected International funding sources

 

 

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General grants and awards of interest

UK


Source: Barts and The London Charity
Grant Name: Small project grants
Funding: Small project grants are for initiatives that: Will provide a better service for patients. Can help you do your job more effectively. Support the Charity's vision and mission - ie to promote excellence in healthcare, and to raise, invest and grant funds for innovation and improvement in patient care, medical research and education. Are new initiatives and not ‘top ups’ for existing projects.
Amount: Up to £20 000
Closing Date: See website


Source: Barts and The London Charity
Grant Name: Large project grants
Funding: Project grants are for initiatives that: Support the Charity's vision and mission - ie to promote excellence in healthcare, and to raise, invest and grant funds for innovation and improvement in patient care, medical research and education. Are fixed term initiatives. Fit in with one or more of our themes (see below). New and innovative ideas will be given priority.
Amount: Up to £500 000
Closing Date: See website

Source: BBSRC
Grant Name: Research Grants
Funding: You can submit applications at any time (responsive mode) for consideration by one of the 4 Research Committees. Research Committee A (Animal disease, health and welfare) Research Committee B (Plants, microbes, food and sustainability) Research Committee C (Genes, development and STEM* approaches to biology) *Science Technology Engineering and Maths - Committee C will consider generic STEM approaches to biology; specific applications will be considered by the Committee providing the appropriate biological context Research Committee D (Molecules, cells and industrial biotechnology). There is considerable overlap between Research Committees. We will assess applications using the most appropriate expertise.
Amount:
Closing Date: See website for updated deadlines

Source: BBSRC
Grant Name: David Phillips Fellowships
Funding: Aimed at Scientists who have demonstrated high potential and who wish to establish themselves as independent researchers. Awards are for 5 years, up to 5 are available, and include personal salary and a significant research support grant.
Amount:
Closing Date: 2013 deadline to be confirmed


Source: BBSRC
Grant Name: Industrial CASE Studentships
Funding: To encourage links in the provision of research training between industry and academic departments to enable students to experience different research environments, and to support knowledge transfer.
Amount: Unspecified
Closing Date: 2013 deadlines to be confirmed


Source: BBSRC
Grant Name: International Workshops
Funding: Aim - To stimulate joint working in topics important to BBSRC’s strategy; To match numbers of scientists from the UK with other countries to identify areas of commonality and explore the potential for international collaboration; To receive applications involving collaborations with any other country, although the US, Canada, Brazil, EU member states, Japan, China, India Australia and New Zealand are particularly encouraged
Amount:
Closing Date: 14-Nov-12


Source: Big Lottery Fund
Grant Name: Research programme
Funding: The programme will fund high quality social and medical research on issues identified and considered important by the charitable and voluntary and community sector.
Amount: Unspecified
Closing Date: See website for future programmes.


Source: British Infection Association
Grant Name: Clinical Exchange Award
Funding: Clinical or research study overseas in the area of infection. Travel, removal and insurance costs up to £5,000
Amount: £5K
Closing Date: June-2013


Source: British Infection Association
Grant Name: Research Fellowship
Funding: Applications are invited for a Research Fellowship (up to £50,000 for one year, including up to £5000 towards research costs). The Fellowship will fund a period of clinical, epidemiological or laboratory-based research in an infection related area. All applicants must be sponsored by a tenured member of the department in which they wish to do the work and must identify an intended employer (normally a UK university or medical school).
Amount: .£50K
Closing Date: Feb-2013


Source: British Infection Association
Grant Name: Travel Awards
Funding: These awards are available to support travel to major national or international meetings, in particular, ASM, ICAAC, IDSA, and ECCMID, in order to present original research where the abstract is already accepted. The award allows up to £750 to be claimed in arrears within 1 year of the event. PhD students must have letter of support from supervisor. One award in November* is reserved for an overseas trainee (non-UK, non-Ireland) registered with abstract accepted for FIS conference.
Amount: < £5K
Closing Date: June and October each year

Source: British Infection Association
Grant Name: Research Project Priming Grant for Trainees
Funding: These new awards (up to £5000) are designed to encourage trainees in infection to embark on a research project in order to provide preliminary data that will support a more substantive fellowship application in the future. They are particularly aimed at those already in a clinical training post and do not provide salary support. Applicants must be supported by a named supervisor or sponsor. Applications in the field of medical microbiology are particularly encouraged.
Amount: £5k
Closing Date: June-2013

Source: BUPA Foundation
Grant Name: Medical Research Grants
Funding: Research grants are focused very carefully on areas which the Foundation governors perceive as relatively deficient in funding opportunities in the UK. The Bupa Foundation governors are keen to see applications for clinically relevant research projects aimed at increasing medical knowledge and effectiveness in patient care. These should have the potential to change policy and/or practice in the UK. Applications may be for single projects or for longer programmes up to three years in duration.
Amount: >100k
Closing Date: See website


Source: Chief Scientists Office (Scotland)
Grant Name: Project grants
Funding: We seek to fund high quality translational research which will help to improve population health or the quality and effectiveness of the treatment and care provided by the NHS in Scotland. Competition for funds is strong, and considerations of impact play an important role throughout the process from shortlisting through to the final funding decision. Proposals that are competent from a methodological point of view, but unlikely to have much impact or to lead onto high impact research, are unlikely to be successful.
Amount: >100k
Closing Date: 7 December 2012 and 12 April 2013

Source: Chief Scientists Office
Grant Name: Clinical Academic Fellowships
Funding: The Fellowships are available for 3 years full time (or part time pro-rata) and it is expected that they will commence within 6 months of any offer of award. If an applicant’s full-time salary at time of application exceeds the salary limit it is possible to undertake the Fellowship on part-time basis to come within the limit, but in these cases the award will not extend beyond 3 years
Amount: Unspecified
Closing Date: See website

Source: Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths
Grant Name: Project Grant
Funding: Grants are available for research into post-neonatal infant health, morbidity and mortality. Applications should take into account recent epidemiological studies in the field, and give consideration to the relevance of psychosocial factors. UK studies funded by FSID are now eligible for inclusion in the NIHR Clinical Research Network Portfolio and can therefore access NHS support via the NIHR Clinical Research Network infrastructure.
Amount: Typical maximum is £150 000
Closing Date: January each year

Source: Guys and St Thomas' Charity
Grant Name: Grants Available
Funding: The Charity is seeking innovative proposals which address our Strategic Priorities: To help transform the healthcare system To help create integrated world-class cancer care and services To help improve the health of the local population
Amount: Grants under £50 000 and over £50 000 are available
Closing Date: see website

Source: Health Technology Assessment (HTA)
Grant Name: Clinical Trials
Funding: Proposals should normally evaluate the clinical and cost effectiveness of a health technology. For diagnostic technologies, researchers may suggest equivalent evaluations. Outline proposals to be submitted in the first instance.
Amount: Large grants available
Closing Date: Three deadlines a year, see website.

Source: Healthcare Infection Society
Grant Name: Mike Emmerson Young Investigator Award
Funding: This award is specifically aimed at encouraging trainees to become involved in the major issues of healthcare acquired infection which are just as much a problem in hospitals today as they were in the past and are now increasingly seen in community settings.
Amount: Up to £10 000
Closing Date: February and August each year

Source: Healthcare Infection Society
Grant Name: Major Research Grant
Funding: 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.
Amount: Up to £30 000
Closing Date: July each year


Source: Healthcare Infection Society
Grant Name: Small Research Grant
Funding: 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.
Amount: Up to £10 000
Closing Date: February and July each year


Source: Healthcare Infection Society
Grant Name: Travel Grant
Funding: Travel Grants are awarded at the discretion of HIS and are primarily intended to enable trainees and junior members of staff to attend meetings of educational benefit, particularly if work is to be presented, and are generally awarded to individuals who have abstracts accepted for oral or poster presentation.
Amount: Typically max of £500
Closing Date: Apply Anytime

Source: Kidney Research UK
Grant Name: Project and innovation grants
Funding: Research Project Grants fund innovative stand alone research projects that will advance our knowledge of kidney disease and refine current treatments or lead to new advances in the future. Innovation Grants funds novel stand alone research that will advance our knowledge of kidney disease particularly for new hypotheses where initial pilot/ supporting data is required prior to a full Research Project.
Amount: Unspecified
Closing Date: March each year


Source: Kidney Research UK
Grant Name: Senior Fellowships (Non-Clinical), Training Fellowships (Clinical), and Post-Doctoral Fellowships (Non-Clinical)
Funding: Supporting a variety of research fellowships in the renal field.
Amount: Unspecified
Closing Date: November each year


Source: Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine
Grant Name: Grants
Funding: These Prizes are awarded to young clinical and non-clinical scientists to help them to pursue their personal research interests in biomedical science or related scientific areas as effectively as possible. Any post-doctoral scientist (clinical and non-clinical, including Research Council and research charity employees) who normally has guaranteed employment for the first three years of the award is eligible to apply.
Amount: Up to £200 000 over 5 years
Closing Date: December each year


Source: Medical Research Council
Grant Name: Fellowships
Funding: The MRC funds a wide range of fellowships, including Career development awards, Clinical research training, Clinical scientist training, Early career fellowship in economics of health, Methodology research fellowship , Career development award in biostatistics , Centenary Early Career Awards, Population Health, and People Exchange Programme.
Amount: Various
Closing Date: See website


Source: Medical Research Council
Grant Name: Grants
Funding: The MRC has a wide range of grant types, including confidence in concept, Developmental Pathway Funding Scheme, Experimental Medicine Challenge, Global health trials, Methodology research, programme grants, partnership grants and several others.
Amount: Various
Closing Date: See website

Source: National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
Grant Name: Invention for Innovation (i4i) Programme
Funding: i4i funds translational research, extending between basic research and pre-clinical trials or health technology assessments. This part of the innovation process is an area of high technological and business risk, and the projects funded by i4i reflect this.
Amount: Unspecified
Closing Date: See website for upcoming competitions


Source: National Institute for Health Research
Grant Name: Research Fellowships - Doctoral, Post-doctoral, Career Development, Senior Research
Funding: NIHR research training fellowships support the development of outstanding individuals to become the health research leaders of the future. Four levels of NIHR Fellowship award are available - click on the links below for guidance notes for each level. NIHR Fellowships are designed to support researchers whose work focuses on people and patient-based clinical and applied health research.
careers.
Amount: >100k
Closing Date: January each year


Source: National Institute for Health Research
Grant Name: Programme Grants for Applied Research and programme development grants
Funding: Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR) are prestigious awards of up to £2m over a period of three to five years, directed towards leading researchers who can demonstrate an impressive track-record of achievement in applied health research. Each programme funds a series of related projects, which form a coherent theme in an area of priority or need for the NHS. Nested within the PGfAR programme is the Programme Development Grants scheme. This initiative offers investigators the opportunity to undertake preparatory research that will position them to submit a competitive Programme Grant for Applied Research application.
Amount: Max £2million over 5 years
Closing Date: See website


Source: National Institute for Health Research
Grant Name: Research for Patient Benefit Programme
Funding: The RfPB programme is national response-mode programme for high quality investigator-led research projects that address issues of importance to the NHS. It funds research into everyday practice in the health service. All proposals must show evidence from systematic reviews to ensure patient safety and value for money.
Amount: Up to £350 000
Closing Date: Several deadlines a year, see website


Source: National Institute for Health Research
Grant Name: Public Health Research Programme
Funding: Applicants can submit outline proposals to the researcher-led workstream at any time during the year, with three cut-off dates when applications will be considered by the Programme Advisory Board
Amount: Unspecified
Closing Date: Several deadlines a year, see website


Source: Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland
Grant Name: Pathological Society & Jean Shanks Foundation Pathological Research Training Fellowship
Funding: The Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland together with the Jean Shanks Foundation will award a Pathological Research Training Fellowship to trainee Pathologists intent on an academic career. This scheme is designed to increase the research skills, ability and interest of those medically qualified trainees working in a Pathology specialty, with a view, in the long term, to expand the capacity in academic Pathology by increasing the number of suitably trained young Pathologists in Great Britain or Ireland.
Amount: maximum of three years on a full time or part time basis, and will cover the appropriate salary, university higher degree fees and bench costs (up to £10,000 per annum).
Closing Date: October each year


Source: Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland
Grant Name: International Collaborative Grant Scheme
Funding: The Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland has established an annual award to promote collaboration in scholarly pathological activities between members of Pathology Institutions from any country outside of Great Britain and Ireland together with Members of the Pathological Society (there are separate collaborative awards available for pathologists from China, Hong Kong or Japan). This International Collaborative Award is designed to promote meaningful and long term collaborations in any area of pathological research or scholarship (including undergraduate education).
Amount: Maximum £10 000
Closing Date: October each year

Source: Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland
Grant Name: Career Development Fellowship
Funding: The Pathological Society’s “Career Development Fellowship” is designed to offer support for continuing research over a 2 year period by academic trainee pathologists following the award of a PhD or MD, when progressing through the final stages of their histopathological training leading up to the award of CCT. Bridging this period from completion of PhD/MD to completion of CCT, the Pathological Society can offer research support as detailed below.
Amount: Up to £50 000 over two years
Closing Date: April each year

Source: Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland
Grant Name: Visiting Fellowships
Funding: In 1987 the Pathological Society established Fellowships (now called Visiting Fellowships) for members of the medical and allied scientific professions working in pathologically-related bio-medical research to enable travel to other institutions (the “host laboratory”) to learn new techniques of value in their research. Visiting Fellowships are available for a period of study of up to twelve months. Preference will be given to applicants wishing to learn new techniques in the fields of molecular and cell biology.
Amount: Up to £5000
Closing Date: 1 April and 1 October each year


Source: Society for Applied Microbiology
Grant Name: Meeting Organization Grant
Funding: The grant is available to Full Ordinary or Honorary Members wanting financial support for a short applied microbiology meeting, for example, a symposium or practical workshop. These meetings may be organized by local or national groups with a special interest in microbiology.
Amount: Up to £2000
Closing Date: Apply Anytime


Source: Society for Applied Microbiology
Grant Name: New Lecturer Research Grant
Funding: This grant is normally available for newly appointed lecturers, in their first permanent academic appointment in a Higher Education Institute, to pump-prime their microbiological research. It will normally not be awarded to applicants who have already received a major research grant from other sources. Applicants should be current Full Members of SfAM and have been so for at least two years prior to their application.
Amount: Up to £10 000
Closing Date: 30 September each year

Source: Society for Applied Microbiology
Grant Name: President's Fund
Funding: The President’s Fund provides limited grants to Full Ordinary and Full Student Members to assist them to present at scientific meetings or attend workshops related to their area of work. Awards are made at the sole discretion of the Honorary President.
Amount: Up to £1200
Closing Date: Apply anytime


Source: Society for Applied Microbiology
Grant Name: Students into Work Grant
Funding: The Society offers Full Ordinary Members the opportunity to give undergraduate students and recent graduates, studying microbiology as part of their degree programme, the opportunity to obtain work experience. Grants can be made available to any Full Ordinary Member who is able to offer a suitable work placement for a period of up to 10 weeks. One year’s free membership will be offered to every student upon approval of the application.
Amount: Up to £1200
Closing Date: April each year

Source: Society for Applied Microbiology
Grant Name: Laboratory Fellowship Grant
Funding: Are you a member of staff in a private, academic or government laboratory? Want to train in a new technique and add to your CPD points? Know somewhere you can go to get this training but don’t have the funds to get there? Why not apply for the SfAM Laboratory Fellowship?.
Amount: Up to £1000
Closing Date: 1 March and 1 June each year

Source: Society for Applied Microbiology
Grant Name: Scientific Meeting Attendance Grant
Funding: The purpose of the Scientific Meeting Attendance Grant is to financially assist members to attend an appropriate applied microbiology scientific meeting
Amount: Up to £300
Closing Date: Apply anytime


Source: Society for Applied Microbiology
Grant Name: Research Development Fund
Funding: This fund is available for SfAM members supervising a postgraduate research student. Both the applicant and student must be members of SfAM. The fund will support consumables or a small piece of equipment required to complete their studies in the area of applied microbiology. The award will be up to the value of £2500. Eligible persons will be supervising a postgraduate student who has no funding from any additional source.
Amount: Up to £2500
Closing Date: Apply anytime

Source: Society for General Microbiology
Grant Name: Postgraduate Student Conference Grants
Funding: The Postgraduate Student Conference Grants contribute towards the costs of accommodation, registration and travel of SGM Postgraduate Student Associate Members in attending one SGM Conference each year.
Amount: Unspecified
Closing Date: See website

Source: Society for General Microbiology
Grant Name: Undergraduate Student Conference Grants
Funding: The Undergraduate Student Conference Grants contribute towards the costs accommodation, registration and travel of eligible SGM Undergraduate Student Members in attending one SGM conference each year.
Amount: Unspecified
Closing Date: See website


Source: Society for General Microbiology
Grant Name: Scientific Meetings Travel Grants
Funding: Grants are available to support early-career microbiologists who are presenting work at scientific and education meetings in the UK and overseas (including meetings jointly held between the SGM and other organizations). Grants may also be used to support attendance on a short course (less than 3 weeks duration).
Amount: Up to £500
Closing Date: See website

Source: Society for General Microbiology
Grant Name: President's Fund for Research Visit Grants
Funding: These awards offer funding to early-career microbiologists, who wish to travel to another laboratory, in order to carry out a defined piece of research within an existing (or to develop a new) collaboration. The project may be in any field of microbiology. The visits may be of one to three month’s duration. The awards make a contribution to the costs of return travel, subsistence and consumables in the host laboratory
Amount: Up to £3000
Closing Date: See website (usually two rounds per year)

Source: Society for General Microbiology
Grant Name: Heatley-Payne and Hayes-Burnet Awards
Funding: The Heatley-Payne and Hayes-Burnet Awards are offered jointly with the American Society for Microbiology and Australian Society for Microbiology, respectively, to recognise and reward the scientific excellence of early-career society members’ current programme of research and scholarly activity. These awards provide funds to support the reciprocal exchange of one early-career society member to present their research at the other society’s annual main conference and to visit a researcher in that country, enabling the recipient to raise their profile among the research community and to initiate and strengthen collaborations (key steps on the path to becoming an independent researcher).
Amount: Upt to £3000
Closing Date: November each year

Source: Society for General Microbiology
Grant Name: International Development Fund
Funding: Support visits (travel and accommodation) by members of the SGM to laboratories in countries where microbiology is inadequately developed but where its further development may assist education or the economy of these countries. The purpose of the visits must be to give short lecture courses and laboratory training in subjects designed to meet the needs of these countries. Visits may be to any country with an economy defined by the World Bank as low-income or lower-middle-income. Host laboratories are usually expected to provide some evidence of local support for the courses.
Amount: Up to £5000
Closing Date: September each year

Source: Society for General Microbiology
Grant Name: Elective Grants for Medical, Dental and Veterinary Science Students
Funding: Council wishes to offer a limited number of awards to enable medical, dental and veterinary science undergraduates to work on microbiological research projects during their elective periods / extra mural studies. The purpose of the awards is to provide students with experience of research and to encourage them to consider a career in microbiological research.
Amount: Up to £1850
Closing Date: September each year

Source: Society for General Microbiology
Grant Name: Infection Training Support Grants
Funding: Limited grants are available to support small lab-based microbiology projects to be carried out by SGM members during either foundation or specialty postgraduate medical training. The grants will contribute a maximum of £3000 towards the consumables costs of short projects lasting no more than 2-3 months full-time (or the equivalent period on a part-time basis).
Amount: Maximum of £3000
Closing Date: September each year

Source: Society for General Microbiology
Grant Name: Vacation studentships
Funding: The Society wishes to offer a limited number of awards to enable undergraduates to work on microbiological research projects during the summer vacation. The purpose of the awards is to provide undergraduates with experience of research and to encourage them to consider a career in scientific research. The studentships provide support at a rate of £185 per week for a period of up to 8 weeks. An additional sum of up to £400 for specific research costs may also awarded.
Amount: £185 per week for up to 8 weeks plus up to £400 for specific research costs
Closing Date: See website


Source: Wellcome Trust
Grant Name: Investigator awards
Funding: These include New and Senior Investigator awards. New Investigator Awards Support outstanding researchers who are no more than five years from appointment to their first academic position, but who can already show that they have the ability to innovate and drive advances in their field of study. Senior Investigator Awards Support exceptional, world-class researchers, who hold an established academic position and have a compelling vision for their research.
Amount: Up to £425 000 per year for either awards
Closing Date: See website

Source: Wellcome Trust
Grant Name: Fellowships
Funding: Opportunities for support are available for scientists at all levels who are working on research projects relevant to the biomedical sciences. Various fellowships available including Basic biomedical, clinical, international, principal research, and public health.
Amount: Various, see website.
Closing Date: See website.

Source: Wellcome Trust
Grant Name: PhD programmes and studentships
Funding: There are several programmes available, including Clinical PhD Programmes, Four-year PhD Studentship Programmes, Joint Basic and Clinical PhD Studentship Programmes, Research Training Fellowships , Translational Medicine and Therapeutics Programmes, and Wellcome Trust and NIH Four-year PhD Studentships.
Amount: Various, see website.
Closing Date: See website.

Source: Wellcome Trust
Grant Name: Undergraduate support
Funding: There are several forms of support available, including Biomedical Vacation Scholarships, Student Elective Prizes , and support in Veterinary Research.
Amount: Various, see website.
Closing Date: See website.

Source: Wellcome Trust
Grant Name: Strategic Awards in Biomedical Science
Funding: Strategic Awards are highly flexible and provide support for initiatives that might otherwise be unavailable through our other funding schemes. They give us a mechanism that is both versatile and responsive to significant funding opportunities. In particular, these Awards support research to address the challenges outlined in the Trust's Strategic Plan 2010-20.
Amount: Unspecified
Closing Date: Apply anytime

Source: Wellcome Trust
Grant Name: Starter grants for clinical lecturers
Funding: This scheme provides modest starter funds to enable research active clinical lecturers to pursue their research work, gather preliminary data and further strengthen their applications for longer-term fellowships and funding. The scheme will only fund research work of the very highest quality, where it is demonstrated clearly that the findings will inform the applicant’s future career aspirations and bids for larger scale fellowships.
Amount: Up to £30 000 over two years
Closing Date: Two deadlines a year, typically March and September

 

 

International


Source: 3R Research Foundation Switzerland
Grant Name: Call for Grant Applications
Funding: The 3R Research Foundation Switzerland invites interested scientists to propose a project which falls within the Foundation’s principal areas for financial support. The duration of the project proposed should preferably be between 1 and 3 years and the budget required should be between Fr. 50,000.00 and Fr. 250,000.00. Applications from researchers working outside Switzerland will be considered only in exceptional cases. They must show that they have links with an institution in Switzerland or with a researcher in Switzerland. In 2013 a total of around Fr. 500,000 (400,000 Euros) will be available for new projects.
Amount: Variable
Closing Date: 1-Feb-2013


Source: AIOD
Grant Name: Research Grants and Young Investigator's Grants
Funding: The mission of Osteosynthesis and Trauma Care in collaboration with AIOD is to advance best clinical practices in orthopaedic trauma care through research, education and publication. One current focus is 'Prophylaxis and treatment of infections in fractures'.
Amount: £10K - £50K
Closing Date: October 2012


Source: American Society for Microbiology
Grant Name: ASM/CDC Program in Infectious Disease and Public Health Microbiology
Funding: The goal of ASM/CDC Fellowship is to support the development of new approaches, methodologies and knowledge in infectious disease prevention and control in areas within the public health mission of the CDC. The fellowship allows one to perform research in residence headquartered at a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) location.
Amount: Up to 50 000 dollars for stipend plus other extras
Closing Date: January each year


Source: American Society for Microbiology
Grant Name: Career Development Grants for Postdoctoral Women
Funding: Career Development Grants for Postdoctoral Women are given to enhance the careers of postdoctoral women with outstanding scientific accomplishments and potential for significant research in the area of microbiology.  The fields covered by the award are any of those represented by Divisions of the American Society for Microbiology. The grants are to support the career development of the candidate by providing funds to travel to a meeting, visit another laboratory, take a course in a geographically distant place, or for other purposes to advance the candidate's career.  Currently, three grants are given annually.
Amount: Up to 50 000 dollars for stipend plus other extras
Closing Date: January each year


Source: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Grant Name: Grant Opportunities: Grand Challenges Explorations
Funding: Grand Challenges Explorations will foster innovation in global health research and expand the pipeline of ideas that merit further exploration. The initiative will use an agile, accelerated grant-making process with short two-page applications and no preliminary data required. Initial grants will be awarded multiple times per year at approximately $100,000 each. Additional funding of $1 million or more will be available for projects that show promise.
Amount: >100k
Closing Date: See website for future deadlines


Source: EPIET European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training
Grant Name: Fellowship
Funding: During their 2-year fellowship, EPIET fellows are placed in different training sites. EU-track fellows are assigned for the remaining 23 months to an associated EPIET training site in a country different from their country of origin. MS-track fellows will return to their country of origin to be trained there.The EPIET programme is funded by ECDC. EPIET EU-track fellows receive individual grants during their fellowships and reimbursement for social benefits and removal. EPIET MS-track fellows receive the local salary from their training institutes. ECDC funds travel costs (travel, accommodation and daily expenses) to EPIET modules for all EPIET EU- and MS-track fellows.
Amount: See website
Closing Date: See website


Source: ESCMID (European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases)
Grant Name: Attendance Grants
Funding: support young European scientists who wish to attend an educational and/or scientific event organized or endorsed by ESCMID and provide for free tuition and/or travel.
Amount: <5k
Closing Date: See website.

Source: ESCMID (European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases)
Grant Name: ECCMID Travel Grants
Funding: Young ESCMID members, who wish to attend the 23rd ECCMID in Berlin, may apply for support. Abstracts are evaluated by blind review and on this basis, up to 150 abstracts with the the highest scores are offered free registration. Of these individuals, an additional travel grant is awarded to those with the highest scores.
Amount: Free registration to conference plus 500 euros
Closing Date: See website

Source: ESCMID (European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases)
Grant Name: Research Grants
Funding: These grants help young and excellent investigators to pursue groundbreaking research in the fields of clinical microbiology and infectious diseases. The maximum amount granted per project is EUR 20000. This includes any potential overhead costs charged by your institution. The research project may be based on laboratory investigations, clinical studies, experimental animal studies, or a combination of these. Research must be carried out in Europe
Amount: 20000 euros
Closing Date: See website

Source: ESCMID (European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases)
Grant Name: Study Group Research Grants
Funding: These grants are exclusively available for official Study Group research projects in the fields of clinical microbiology and infectious diseases. The maximum amount granted per project is EUR 30'000. The research project may be based on laboratory investigations, clinical studies, experimental animal studies, or a combination of these. Research must be carried out in Europe and as a collaborative project involving at least two separate institutions in two different countries.
Amount: 30000 euros
Closing Date: See website


Source: ESCMID (European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases)
Grant Name: Observership
Funding: To facilitate international training and collaboration, we encourage our members to visit ESCMID Collaborative Centres (most often departments of infectious diseases and/or clinical microbiology) in other countries for one day to one month under the auspices of ESCMID. The Observerships should primarily focus on good clinical and laboratory practice rather than on research activities..
Amount: Up tp 1200 euros
Closing Date :See website


Source: ESPID (European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases)
Grant Name: Fellowship Awards
Funding: The goal of the fellowship award is to stimulate basic or clinical research that utilizes advanced techniques and methods to improve the health of children by prevention or management of infectious diseases. Applications with emphasis on prevention will receive high priority.
Amount: £10K - £50K
Closing Date: Jan-2013


Source: ESPID (European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases)
Grant Name: Postgraduate Teaching Visits to Resource Poor Countries
Funding: Guidelines for funding are: A typical award will be for approx Euro 1,000-1,500 (approx £670 -1,010) (e.g. for a standard class intercontinental flight and related ground transportation costs).
Amount: Up to 1500 euros.
Closing Date: Three deadlines a year, see website.

Source: ESPID (European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases)
Grant Name: Training Fellowships
Funding: The aim of these awards is to fund visits by ESPID members to other centres to obtain experience or training in techniques or areas not otherwise available to them. Visits will usually be for around 1-2 months (maximum 10 weeks). Clear and specific training objectives (which could involve clinical, laboratory, public health or other academic areas) are essential. The awards are not intended to support research.
Amount: Approx maximum 2500 euros
Closing Date: See website

Source: ESPID (European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases)
Grant Name: Annual Meeting Travel Award
Funding: Each year ESPID makes a number of awards towards the cost of travel to and registration fees for the annual meeting. The travel awards will be up to a maximum of Euro 1 000 each for economy class air travel, airport connection fares and early registration fees.
Amount: 1000 euros
Closing Date: Dec-12


Source: ESPID (European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases)
Grant Name: Small Grant Award
Funding: The intention of this award scheme is to make small pump priming grants to ESPID members to support research work design to produce pilot data for further external funding. The declaration below must be signed by the applicant and the applicant’s Head of Department in order to verify this. Awards of up to Euro 5000 will be made. The number of awards funded will depend upon the number and quality of applications received. If the scheme succeeds and is maintained, each awardee will be eligible to make a single follow up application for further funding up to Euro 5000 for the same project, based on the results from the first award.
Amount: Up to 5000 euros
Closing Date: 30-Oct-2012


Source: ESPID (European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases)
Grant Name: General travel award
Funding: Every 3 months, ESPID makes a number of awards to members towards the cost of travel, accommodation and registration fees for scientific meetings.
Amount: Up to approx 2000 euros
Closing Date: Four deadlines a year, see website.


Source: Federation of European Microbiological Societies
Grant Name: Meeting Grants
Funding: FEMS supports selected meetings within the European Area with a Meeting Grant. Scientific conferences, laboratory workshops, and training courses will be considered for such support.The maximum amount of a Meeting Grant is EUR 15 000.
Amount:Up to 15000 euros
Closing Date: 1 March each year


Source: Federation of European Microbiological Societies
Grant Name: Visiting Scientist Grants
Funding: FEMS provides a limited fund for Visiting Scientist Grants to support special, scientific, microbiology meetings within the European Area (which are not supported with a FEMS Meeting Grant). One Visiting Scientist Grant can be awarded for one outstanding European scientist per meeting. The Visiting Scientist to be supported can not be from the same country where the meeting takes place. The maximum of the grant is 600 EUR, the minimum 300 EUR.
Amount: Up to 600 euros.
Closing Date: 1 December and June 15 each year


Source: Federation of European Microbiological Societies
Grant Name: Meeting Attendance Grants
Funding: FEMS provides Meeting Attendance Grants to young European scientists wishing to attend microbiology meetings that are not supported by a FEMS Meetings Grant. The maximum amount of a Meeting Attendance Grant is EUR 600, the minimum EUR 250. Meeting Attendance Grants may support attendance at meetings worldwide but preference will be given for meetings within the European area.
Amount: Up to 600 euros
Closing Date: 1 April or 1 September each year

Source: Federation of European Microbiological Societies
Grant Name: National & Regional Congresses Grants
Funding: FEMS will provide start-up grants to support National or Regional Microbiological Congresses. Annual budget for these grants is 30.000 EUR. Start-up grant can be used by the organizers in any respect that supports successful organization of the meetings. Minimum of Start-up grant is 1.000 EUR and maximum is 3.000 EUR. The grant amount depends on the number of the society members and expected participants at the congress
Amount: Up to 3000 euros
Closing Date: 15 December or 1 June each year

Source: Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI)
Grant Name: Call For Proposals
Funding: With a €2 billion euro budget, IMI supports collaborative research projects and builds networks of industrial and academic experts in Europe that will boost innovation in healthcare. IMI launches a new set of research and/or training projects every year, in order to support prospective, pre-competitive pharmaceutical research and development. Project participants are recruited through open and competitive Calls for research proposals.
Amount: See website
Closing Date: See website


Source: Keystone Symposia
Grant Name: Scholarships
Funding: Keystone Symposia is offering scholarships of up to 1,200 USD to Students and Post-doctoral fellows. These scholarships are to be used to help defray the expenses associated with conference attendance, including registration, air (restrictions may apply based on funding source), ground transportation and lodging costs. Receipts will be required to receive reimbursement. Abstracts submitted for poster presentation will be used as the basis for awarding the scholarships.
Amount: Up to 1200 dollars.
Closing Date: See website


Source: Keystone Symposia
Grant Name: Global Health Travel Awards
Funding: Global Health Travel Awards (for the Global Health Series) are to enable attendance of scientists, physicians, fellows or students from countries where the meeting topic health problems are indigenous. The purpose of providing travel awards is to add to the diversity of experiences represented by participants at each meeting.
Amount: Unspecified
Closing Date: See website


Source: Keystone Symposia
Grant Name:Travel Award Program for Early-Career Investigators from URM Backgrounds
Funding: This program is funded by the NIGMS Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Ancillary Training Activities Program; therefore those employed by the National Institutes of Health are not eligible to apply. Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology will offer a limited number of travel awards to early-career investigators at the Assistant Professor or equivalent industry scientist level. The travel awards are to attend Keystone Symposia meetings.
Amount: Up to 1800 dollars
Closing Date: See website

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AIDS & HIV

UK


Source: British HIV Association
Grant Name: BHIVA Research Award
Funding: The BHIVA Research Awards are intended to provide funding for research projects that will improve the clinical care and management of people living with HIV in the UK. Typically, a minimum of £40,000 is available1 to be distributed among the successful applicants according to the quality of the submitted proposals, with a maximum of £10,000 award per application.
Amount: 10k
Closing Date: 2013 deadlines to be confirmed


Source: Health Technology Assessment (HTA)
Grant Name: HIV testing among black African adults in the UK (Feasibility study)
Funding: HIV testing is most commonly based around GUM services although testing is starting to be offered more widely in other settings such as primary care and acute hospital services. However it is not clear how best to offer testing to increase uptake in black African groups who may not access routine healthcare provision and research is needed to improve understanding of how this should be done.
Amount: Unspecified
Closing Date: 6-Dec-2012


Source: National HIV Nurses Association
Grant Name: NHIVNA Nicky Perry Academic Award
Funding: The aim of this award is to support a nurse working within the field of HIV nursing to undertake a postgraduate programme of study. Eligibility 12 months’ NHIVNA membership, continuation as a NHIVNA member throughout the award period and for future years. Nurses must be currently working in an acute or community setting with direct patient care as part of, or their entire role.
Amount: Unspecified
Closing Date: See website for future deadlines.

International


Source: AmfAR (American Foundation for AIDS Research)
Grant Name: Research grants
Funding: amfAR utilizes formal requests for proposals to solicit grant applications for both targeted and general HIV/AIDS research. Proposals are then peer reviewed by the Scientific Advisory Committee on the basis of their relevance, scientific merit, and promise. To date, amfAR has funded more than 2,000 research teams worldwide..
Amount: Variable. Recent call allowed applications up to the value of 180 000 dollars.
Closing Date: See website.

Source: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Grant Name: International Leadership Awards
Funding: The Foundation is especially interested in funding creative and innovative research ideas not yet appropriate for funding by other agencies (e.g., NIH). All proposals must have direct relevance to paediatric HIV/AIDS vaccines.
Amount: See website
Closing Date: See website

Source: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Grant Name: Elizabeth Glaser Scientist Awards
Funding: The Foundation is especially interested in funding creative and innovative research ideas not yet appropriate for funding by other agencies (e.g., NIH). All proposals must have direct relevance to paediatric HIV/AIDS vaccines.
Amount: See website
Closing Date: See website

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Antibiotic & Antimicrobial

UK


Source: British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Grant Name: Terry Hennessey Microbiology Fellowship
Funding: The Terry Hennessey Microbiology Fellowship offers a young investigator, normally under the age of 35, working in the field of infectious diseases, a travel grant of up to £1500 (GBP) to present a paper/poster at the Annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) Meeting in the USA.
Amount: £1.5k
Closing Date: July-2013

Source: British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Grant Name: Overseas Scholarship
Funding: Overseas Scholarships are to enable workers from other countries the opportunity to work in UK Departments for up to six months. Value- Successful candidates will be paid a grant of £1,000 per calendar month for a maximum of 6 months. The host institution will receive a consumables grant of £200 per calendar month for the duration of the scholarship.
Amount: £1k
Closing Date: 1-Dec each year

Source: British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Grant Name: Project and research Grants
Funding: PROJECT GRANTS - Maximum value of £10,000 for projects of up to one-year duration. Project grants may be used for the following purposes: Pump priming projects; Supporting the completion of an existing project; Introducing a novel technique for existing work; Funding for trainees for projects/training (maximum value £5,000); Candidates are expected to provide full justification of project grant funds. The number awarded each year will depend on the overall level of funding available for the year in which the grant is applied for. 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 review
Amount: £10-35k
Closing Date: 1-Dec each year

Source: British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Grant Name: Research Grants
Funding: Up to £30,000 to be held for periods of up to 3 years.
Amount: £10K - £50K
Closing Date: 1-Dec-12

Source: British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Grant Name: Travel Grants - ECCMID and ICAAC
Funding: ECCMID Maximum value of £1000, number dependant on funds available. ICAAC Maximum value of £1500, number dependant on funds available. The BSAC will reimburse expenses, on return, upon submission of original receipts to the Honorary Treasurer.
Amount: < £2K
Closing Date: See website for updated deadlines


Source: British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Grant Name: Vacation Scholarship
Funding: Purpose - Vacation Scholarships are designed to give undergraduates experience in research. Each research project should be designed so that it could be completed in the time available (up to 10 weeks) and of relevance to the field of antimicrobial chemotherapy. Value - Successful candidates will be paid a grant of £180 per week for up to 10 weeks and the Department will be paid a consumables grant of £500. Payment will be made direct to the Secretary/Finance Officer of the Institution who will administer the grant
Amount: < £5K
Closing Date: 31-Mar each year


Source: Pharmacy Practice Research Trust
Grant Name: Research Awards
Funding: The Pharmacy Practice Research Trust has two practice research awards available to registered pharmacists. 1. Galen award - One or more awards made annually to a total value of £10,000 funded by a bequest by Rowland Henry Williams. 2. Sir Hugh Linstead fellowship One or more awards made annually to a total value of £45,000 funded by a grant from the Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust in order to support research relating to community pharmacy.
Amount: Up to £10 000 or £45 000
Closing Date: See website for future deadlines.

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Biofilm

International


Source: International Association for Dental Research
Grant Name: ADR/GlaxoSmithKline Innovation in Oral Care Awards
Funding: Competitive Award(s), of up to $75,000 each, will be provided to recipients to advance oral care programs directed toward the development of innovative and novel compounds, biomaterials or devices that can be used ultimately at the public health level.
Amount: Up to 75 000 dollars
Closing Date: December each year

 

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blood

UK

 

International


Source: National Blood Foundation
Grant Name: Scientific Research Grants
Funding: The important focus of research is transfusion medicine, to include aspects of immunology, haematology, tissue and transplantation medicine, cellular therapies and related biological therapies, emerging infectious disease, immunohaematology, donor health and recruitment and retention, and implementation of technological devices.
Amount: Up to approx 75 000 dollars
Closing Date: December each year

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Healthcare Associated

UK


Source: Scottish Infection Research Network
Grant Name: Research funding
Funding: Small funds available for (mostly) healthcare-associated infections research.
Amount: Typically up to £10 000 per project, although different streams are available with more funds available.
Closing Date: See website

 

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hepatology

UK


Source: Childrens Liver Disease Foundation
Grant Name: Small grants research programme
Funding: 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.
Amount: £20k in total per year, £5k per quarter
Closing Date: Four grant rounds a year

 

International


Source: European Association for the Study of the Liver
Grant Name: Short Term Training Fellowships
Funding: Open to all registered EASL members, aiming to enhance the mobility of investigators within different European institutions through actively promoting scientific exchange among research units in Hepatology. EASL offers a total yearly grant of 24,000€ (12 x 2,000€ per month). This amount is divided between the total number of successful awardees, according to the length of fellowships requested by the applicants. The maximum length of each fellowship must not exceed 3 months. EASL offers two periods for short-term fellowship applications during the year.
Amount: Approx 6000 euros
Closing Date: March and September each year

Source: European Association for the Study of the Liver
Grant Name: Physician Scientist Fellowships
Funding: EASL introduced further research opportunities through its Physician Scientist Fellowship Programme that was initiated in 2011. As a continuation of the Dame Sheila Sherlock EASL Fellowship Programmes, this initiative aims at enabling physician-scientists to take a leave from their clinical duties and to spend 6 or 12 months in a research laboratory. Physician Scientist Fellowship Programme is open to all registered EASL members
Amount: 6-month research fellowship of 20,000€ , 12-month research fellowship of 40,000€
Closing Date: June each year

Source: European Association for the Study of the Liver
Grant Name: Post-doc Research Fellowship
Funding: Open to all registered EASL members, aiming to enhance the mobility of investigators within different European institutions and actively promote scientific exchange among research units in Hepatology. Up to 3 Post-Doc research fellowships of 40,000 EUROS are awarded each year. Each fellowship is granted for a period of 1 year.
Amount: Up to 40000 euros
Closing Date: November each year


Source: European Association for the Study of the Liver
Grant Name: Entry-level Research Fellowship
Funding: Open to all registered EASL members, aiming to enhance the mobility of investigators within different European institutions through actively promoting scientific exchange among research units in Hepatology. Up to 3 Entry-Level research fellowships of 30,000 EUROS each are awarded every year. Each fellowship is granted for a period of 12 months.
Amount: Up to 30000 euros
Closing Date: November each year


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Malaria

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International



Source: Medicines for Malaria Venture
Grant Name: Call for proposals
Funding: The total budget is $20 million (approx. £11,100,000 or €16,800,000)
Amount: See website
Closing Date: March each year

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Meningococcal

UK


Source: Meningitis Research Foundation
Grant Name: Project grants
Funding: We generally hold one grant round per year, for project grants. The charity awards project grants of up to a maximum of £150,000 per year for up to 5 years. As a guideline, the majority of grants awarded are in the region of £70,000 - £100,000 per year for up to three years, with a number of small grants of up to £30,000 per year also meeting success. Our research strategy prioritises prevention, diagnosis and treatment of meningitis and septicaemia.
Amount: Up to £100 000 per study
Closing Date: See website for future deadlines


Source: Meningitis UK
Grant Name: Research Grants
Funding: Meningitis UK's current research strategy focuses on funding excellent-quality, innovative, high-risk research with the ultimate aim of eradicating all forms of meningitis (including meningococcal, pneumococcal and streptococcal group B infections) and associated diseases. Applications are open to established research groups based exclusively in the UK with a track record in vaccine related studies and other preventative strategies.
Amount: Unspecified.
Closing Date: August each year

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Mycology

UK


Source: British Mycological Society
Grant Name: Small Grants
Funding: up to £300
Amount: unspecified
Closing Date: Several deadlines each year

Source: British Mycological Society
Grant Name: Berkeley Award
Funding: The amount of funding available is unspecified.
Amount: unspecified
Closing Date: 01-Jul-2012

Source: British Society for Medical Mycology
Grant Name: E.G.V. Evans Travel Awards
Funding: ELIGIBILITY Applicants must be fully paid-up BSMM members, normally of at least one year’s standing. Preference will be given to applicants known to have made a contribution to the Society. TYPES OF ACTIVITY FUNDED The Award will provide the recipient with financial support to visit another laboratory for a period of training, usually to learn a specific technique. The Award will contribute towards the costs of travel, accommodation and directly related expenses.
Amount: Unspecified
Closing Date: x3 deadlines a year


Source: British Society for Medical Mycology
Grant Name: Travel Grants
Funding: Any activity which is perceived to have educational merit, including attendance at training or research events, will be considered for a BSMM travel grant. The grant will cover travel and registration costs (where applicable) only. Applications for laboratory visits should be made under the heading of the Glyn Evans Mycology Award.
Amount: Approx £1000
Closing Date: x3 deadlines a year


Source: Pfizer Anti-Infectives Research Foundation
Grant Name: Research Grants
Funding: The Pfizer Anti-Infectives Research Foundation is looking to fund innovative research projects in the field of bacterial and fungal infections. A total of £200,000 is available to support appropriate research initiatives during 2011.
Amount: up to 50k per award
Closing Date: 31-March-2011

International

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oncology

International


Source: International Agency for Research on Cancer
Grant Name: Visiting Scientist Award
Funding: The Agency is offering the exciting opportunity of an IARC Senior Visiting Scientist Award. This Award is for a qualified and experienced senior investigator with recent publications in international peer-reviewed scientific journals who wishes to spend from six to twelve months at the IARC working on a collaborative project in a research area related to the Agency's programmes
Amount: Unspecified
Closing Date: November each year


Source: International Agency for Research on Cancer
Grant Name: Expertise Transfer Fellowship
Funding: The IARC is offering an Expertise Transfer Fellowship to enable an established investigator to spend normally from six to twelve months in an appropriate host institute in a low- / medium-resource country* in order to transfer knowledge and expertise in a research area relevant for the host country and related to the Agency's programmes. The major areas of activity are focused on understanding cancer etiology (including infections, nutrition, lifestyle, environment, radiation, genetics), developing strategies for cancer prevention (primary prevention, screening) and elucidating the underlying mechanisms of carcinogenesis through studies of molecular and cell biology, molecular genetics, epigenetics and molecular pathology.
Amount: Annual remuneration of up to US$70,000
Closing Date: November each year

Source: International Agency for Research on Cancer
Grant Name: Postdoctoral Fellowships
Funding: Applications for training fellowships in 2013-2014 are invited from junior scientists wishing to complete their training in those aspects of cancer research related to the Agency's mission: to coordinate and conduct both epidemiological and laboratory research into the causes and prevention of cancer.
Amount: Annual stipend 33000 euros
Closing Date: November each year

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Respiratory

UK



Source: British Medical Association
Grant Name: H C Roscoe
Funding: To promote research into the elimination of the common cold and/or other viral diseases of the human respiratory system.  Applicants must be members of the BMA or research scientists working with a member of the BMA.
Amount: up to 50k per award
Closing Date: 15-Mar-2013

Source: British Lung Foundation
Grant Name: Travel awards
Funding: Travel grants available to European Respiratory Society, European Respiratory Society International Conference, and American Thoracic Society.
Amount: <1k
Closing Date: Varying closing dates, see website


Source: Meningitis UK
Grant Name: Research Grants
Funding: The aim of the awards is to support innovative research that will eradicate all forms of meningitis (including meningococcalpneumococcal and streptococcal group B infections) and associated diseases. Funding for grants up to £150,000 will be available
Amount: >100k
Closing Date: Usually one deadline a year, in November. See website for latest info


International


Source: European Respiratory Society
Grant Name: Short-Term Research Training Fellowships
Funding: Research Training Fellowships are established to enable young scientists and clinicians to visit a Host Unit in a (European) country other than the candidate's own, with the aim of learning a research technique not available in the Home Unit. The research training should benefit the Home Unit when the applicant returns there, by leading to research developments and activities back onsite.
Amount: See website.
Closing Date: 1 April and 1 October each year.


Source: European Respiratory Society
Grant Name: ERS/AIMAR Short-term Fellowships Details
Funding: Research Fellowships are established to enable investigators and clinicians in the early stages of their career to carry out basic or clinical research projects and to acquire and apply advanced research procedures and techniques not available in the Home Unit; they must be undertaken in a (European) country other than the candidate's own. Fellows are encouraged to return to the Home Unit at the end of the Fellowship. Priority is therefore assigned to applications where the appropriate facilities and resources to apply the newly acquired skills are available in the Home Unit.
Amount: See website.
Closing Date: 31 January each year.


Source: European Respiratory Society
Grant Name: School Educational Research Grants
Funding: The School will support up to three grants in 2012, with a maximum budget of € 35,000 in total. The educational materials, courses or services that are created within the funded projects need to become available for ERS members through the ERS educational website. The created content remains property of the grant recipient with a non-exclusive usage rights for the ERS.
Amount: Maximum 35000 euros
Closing Date: July 2013

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Tropical

UK


Source: British Society for Parasitology
Grant Name: Meeting travel awards
Funding: These awards give financial support to student members of the Society, to facilitate their participation at the Society's annual Spring meeting and Autumn Symposium. The awards will be given on a first come, first-served basis until the abstract submission deadline. You must also submit an abstract, poster or oral, for the Spring meeting to eligible to apply. The awards currently are Spring meeting up to £200, Autumn symposium up to £100.
Amount: <£500
Closing Date: See website


Source: British Society for Parasitology
Grant Name: International Training and Fieldwork Award
Funding: This award aims to give parasitologists at an early stage in their careers (PhD students or recent graduates) the opportunity to undertake international fieldwork or to visit overseas institutions.
Amount: < £5K
Closing Date: Three deadlines per year are in place for the receipt of applications these coincide with meetings of the BSP council and are as follows: 31st January, 31st March and 31st August each year.

Source: Royal College of Physicians
Grant Name: Sir Ratanji Dalal research scholarship for tropical medicine / surgery research
Funding: his research scholarship supports a project in either tropical surgery or tropical medicine. If the research will not be carried out in a tropical country, the relevance of the project to tropical medicine or surgery should be made clear. There is one scholarship available, tenable for one year, to the value of £20,000. It may be held in any institution in Britain – or overseas – approved by the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Royal College of Physicians of London, who jointly award the scholarship.
Amount: £20 000
Closing Date: July each year

Source: Sir Halley Stewart Trust
Grant Name: Project Grants
Funding: Projects should be simple, not molecular, and capable of clinical application within 5 - 10 years. They may include a social or ethical element. Non-medical Trustees should be able to understand the application and appreciate the value of the work. Projects may be of a type unlikely to receive support from Research Councils or large research-funding charities. One priority area is the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of tropical infectious and parasitic diseases.
Amount: Unspecified
Closing Date: See website

Source: Wellcome Trust
Grant Name: International fellowships and personal awards
Funding: There are various international schemes, including the Public health and tropical medicine fellowships and International Senior Research Fellowships, as well as funding through the Wellcome Trust DBT India Alliance.
Amount: Various
Closing Date: See website

 

International

 

Source: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Grant Name: Grant Opportunities: Grand Challenges Explorations
Funding: Grand Challenges Explorations will foster innovation in global health research and expand the pipeline of ideas that merit further exploration. The initiative will use an agile, accelerated grant-making process with short two-page applications and no preliminary data required. Initial grants will be awarded multiple times per year at approximately $100,000 each. Additional funding of $1 million or more will be available for projects that show promise.
Amount: >100k
Closing Date: See website for future deadlines


Source: World Health Organisation
Grant Name: TDR Clinical Research & Development Fellowships
Funding: Researchers from low and middle income countries (LMICs) can apply for the WHO/TDR Career Development Fellowship (CDF) on clinical research & development (clinical R&D). Successful candidates will be placed with leading product development institutions, including pharmaceutical companies that are participating in the fellowship programme (“host institutions”). The goal is to develop human resources to promote high quality clinical R&D in LMICs. It is expected that qualified professionals will enhance LMICs’ product development capacity on diagnostics, drugs and vaccines for infectious diseases that disproportionately affect poor and marginalized populations.
Amount: See website for breakdown
Closing Date: September each year

 

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Tuberculosis

UK


Source: Royal College of Nursing
Grant Name: RCN TB Nurses Travel & Research Awards
Funding: Applicants must demonstrate how their proposal will: have a positive impact on clinical practice improve the patient experience contribute to personal and professional development enable the implementation of the national TB plan advance the art and science of nursing. Applicants are expected to identify areas of proven good practice in other countries, demonstrating how this could be transferred to the UK. Successful applicants will be expected to speak at a national conference, publish widely and ensure that all learning is thoroughly disseminated.
Amount: £10 000
Closing Date: See website

 

International


Source: New York Community Trust
Grant Name: Heiser Program for Research in Leprosy
Funding: Grants are awarded for basic laboratory research directed at a better understanding of leprosy and its bacterial agent, and not for treatment of patients. The ultimate aim is to find measures for the prevention and cure of leprosy. We will support the training efforts of laboratories involved in leprosy research, or those that provide funds for the initiation of new leprosy research projects in the field.
Amount: Up to 70 000 dollars
Closing Date: Mar-13

Source: Stop TB Partnership
Grant Name: Challenge Facility
Funding: Providing grants of not more than US$20,000 for projects that: i. Support people affected by TB to become involved in advocating for formulation or change in policies, funding and practices to improve TB prevention and care ii. Increase awareness and promote active participation of communities in the fight against TB at the local and/or national level iii. Build capabilities of members of local communities, empowering individuals to understand and demand for their rights and assume their responsibilities
Amount: Up to 20 000 dollars
Closing Date: September each year

Source: Stop TB Partnership
Grant Name: TB REACH
Funding: TB REACH, an initiative of the Stop TB Partnership to promote early and increased TB case detection, is pleased to announce a call for applications for Wave 3 funding. Partners of the Stop TB Partnership, national TB programmes, HIV programmes, local and international NGOs, civil society and community-based organizations can apply for this fast-track funding for early and increased TB case detection among poor, vulnerable and at-risk populations.
Amount: Up to 1 million dollars
Closing Date: September each year

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