Research Opportunities

A number of Research Opportunities which might be of interest to the MedSoc community.


International Continence Society: Emerging international, multidisciplinary research team grants
These grants aim to facilitate the development of international collaborations between multidisciplinary research partnerships of at least two society members. Proposals must be multidisciplinary, involving more than one speciality, healthcare profession or scientific discipline, and involve a partnership between more than one institution from at least two different countries. Funding of up to £10,000 is available. Deadline: 01 April 2013. Learn more »

International Continence Society: Conference travel awards
These awards enable members to travel to the society’s annual scientific meeting. Priority is given to members form less economically developed countries, allied and non-medical health professionals, trainees and recent graduates (less than five years). Applicants must be members of the society or agree to join within one month of receipt of the award and have an abstract accepted. The awards are worth up to £2,000. Deadline: 01 April 2013. Learn more »

International Continence Society: International, multidisciplinary pilot research project grants
These grants provide seed funding for international, multidisciplinary teams seeking to perform pilot studies that will aid in the preparation of subsequent major grant applications. Proposals must be multidisciplinary, involving more than one speciality, healthcare profession or scientific discipline, and involve a partnership between more than one institution from at least two different countries. Funding of up to £50,000 is available. Deadline: 01 April 2013. Learn more » If you are interested in the call, why not advertise your interest and find an OU collaborator in our blog? Blog »

HTA: Clinical and cost-effectiveness of cognitive rehabilitation at improving cognitive function and quality of life in people with multiple sclerosis
MS Society is offering support to researchers who wish to develop applications for this call. Their research network includes hundreds of people affected by MS with an interest in supporting MS research. You can contact them to make request to invlove people affected by MS by researchnetwork@mssociety.org.uk. Deadline: 02 May 2013. Learn more »

Digital Social Research: Community Activities Funding
The scheme aims to provide researchers with funds to support ideas exchanges, training in digital social research tools and methods, outreach events and partnerships. Funds can be use to cover a wide variety of activities. Funding is available of around £5000 per application. This is an open call and applications will be considered at anytime. However, we advise applying early because funds are limited. All projects must be completed, and claims for grant payment submitted with final reports by the end of August 2013. Learn more »

Wellcome Trust : Research fellowships in ethics and society
The Wellcome Trust invites applications for its research fellowships in ethics and society. This scheme is for individuals not yet in established academic posts, who wish to undertake a period of postdoctoral research. Due to the multidisciplinary nature of biomedical ethics research, fellowships may provide researchers with support to enable them to obtain research training, either in a new discipline or in a new aspect of their own field. Deadline: 20 June 2013. Learn more »

Leverhulme: Project Grants
Leverhulme potentially fund any research although they expect any research that falls under the remit of the UK Research Councils to be submitted to them rather than Leverhulme and applications do need to justify why they are applying to Leverhulme. The project grant applications are managed via a two-stage process. In the first instance applicants complete an Outline Application whcih an be submitted at any time. If invited to full application the deadline for those are 1 Sept, 1 Dec and 21 March each year. Learn more »

Dunhill Medical Trust: General grants
These grants are available to fund work other than primary research, under the following categories: building grants equipment grants; core costs/staffing grants; small grants under £10,000. As a general rule, to qualify for consideration, grant applications MUST be for an activity with a focus on older people. Although there is no official minimum or maximum amounts for grants, in practice awards are usually between £1,000 and £1 million. Learn more »

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