GCRF, Newton Fund and LMICs Funding Opportunities

GCRF, Newton Fund and LMICs Funding Opportunities

GCRF Networking Grants – Round 4 

Applicants:  Must have completed a PhD or have experience at an equivalent level with proven expertise in their research area and hold a permanent position at an eligible Institution (in the UK or a DAC-listed country) or a fixed term contract for the duration of the award. Applications will not be considered if there is more than one UK co-applicant or an overseas applicant not from a DAC listed country.

Call:  This scheme allows researchers from across disciplines and from developing countries and the UK to hold networking events, to forge new links and generate innovative transdisciplinary research ideas to address global challenges.  It is the expectation that these new networks will subsequently be better equipped to apply for larger grants offered by the GCRF programme and other funding initiatives.

Funding: Up to £25,000 of which £5,000 can be used for consumables for obtaining pilot data, archival research or fieldwork.  The remainder can be used to contribute towards travel and subsistence costs, costs associated with networking events, administrative support and access to technical support.

Grants cannot be used to pay for salary costs or to employ research assistants, PhD students or postdoctoral staff.

Funder: Academy of Medical Sciences

Deadline: Thursday, 21 March 19 (Round 5 will open Summer 2019)

Disciplines: All disciplines


Newton International Fellowships

Applicants:  Applicants must be from Brazil, China, India or Mexico. They must hold a PhD and may have no more than seven years active full-time postdoctoral experience, including teaching experience, time spent in industry, honorary positions or visiting researcher positions. Applicants in the final stages of their PhD are considered provided that the PhD is completed before the start date of the fellowship. Applicants should be working outside the UK and should not hold UK citizenship. They must have a clearly defined and mutually beneficial research proposal agreed with a UK host scientist.

Call:  To provide early career international researchers with an opportunity to build links and undertake a research project for an extended period with leading researchers in the UK.  The skills and knowledge gained should lead to changes in the wellbeing of communities and increased economic benefits.  The primary aims of the International Fellowships are to:  Support the development and training of postdoctoral researchers at an early stage of their career from any country outside the UK, by providing an opportunity to work at a UK research institution for two years; Ensure the best postdoctoral researchers across all relevant disciplines from around the world are supported in the UK; Foster long-term relations between Newton International Fellows and the UK research base.

Funding: For two years duration and includes £24,000 per year for subsistence costs, up to £8,000 per year for research expenses and a one-off payment of £2,000 for relocation costs. Funding also includes up to £33,000 over two years to enable the UK institution to host the fellowship, and to cover access for the individual to the university and department facilities.

Funder: British Academy / Academy of Medical Sciences /Royal Society

Deadline: Wednesday 27 March 19

Disciplines: Translational Medicine; Clinical Medicine; Medical Effectiveness & Patient Outcomes, natural and physical sciences, including biological research, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics, humanities

Collaborative Awards in Science  (April 2019)

Applicants: For researchers with a PhD or the equivalent and significant postdoctoral research experience.

Call: To promote the development of new ideas and speed the pace of discovery in clinical and public health. The trust funds teams of researchers, consisting of independent research groups, to work together on the most important scientific problems that can only be solved through collaborative efforts. Teams must normally consist of more than two but no more than seven applicants and be based at eligible organisations in the UK, Republic of Ireland or low- or middle-income countries. Exceptions can be made for projects that require specific expertise or resources provided by team members based in other countries. Each applicant must have proven research expertise and experience in their field, an academic or research post or equivalent, and a salary for the duration of the award period.

Funding: Up to £4 million over a period of up to five years

Funder: Wellcome Trust

Deadline: Tuesday 30 April 2019 (Preliminary application)

 Thursday 25 July 2019 (Full application)

Disciplines:  Clinical Medicine; Public Health; Science; Humanities; Social Science

Multinational research projects on Personalised Medicine for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Call:  JPND has chosen to focus in the area of precision medicine, which relates to the targeting of specific elements responsible for pathology in a given individual at a particular point in time. It is an emerging approach for disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment that takes into account individual variability in genes, biological/molecular characteristics together with environmental and lifestyle factors. The call is for multidisciplinary research proposals and will focus on precision medicine in the following research areas: diagnosis (for example, biomarkers, imaging data, omics approaches, big data analyses); prevention (for example, biomarkers for studying novel treatments and interventions, co-morbidities, digital technologies, stratification within cohort studies and clinical trials); care (for example, improvement of social and health care systems, molecular profiling, imaging, lifestyle data). The following neurodegenerative diseases are included in the call: Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias; Parkinson’s disease and PD‐related disorders

prion diseases; motor neurone diseases; Huntington’s disease; spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA); spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).

Funding:  2,000,000 Euros to fund 3-5 projects

Funder: EU Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) / MRC

Deadline:  Tuesday 12 March 19

Disciplines: Precision Medicine

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