Research Funding Opportunities
Pump prime funding for initial feasibility studies
NIHR Enteric HTC aims to identify and address unmet clinical need in the diagnosis and management of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract and bowel function. The HTC seeks new ideas for medical device innovations and offers the opportunity to apply to NIHR Enteric HTC for pump prime funding for initial feasibility studies on potential new medical technologies within the field of digestive diseases and GI surgery.
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National Societies LINK Award Programme
UEG aims to promote closer ties with and between all its National Societies and to support them in their scientific and professional activities. To fullfill this aim, the National Societies Committee has established this format to help fund cross-border projects co-ordinated by at least two UEG National Society Members.
Application is open until April 18, 2014
Direct benefit to UEG's National Member Societies societies is at the core of this programme and UEG supports projects with funding totalling up to €200,000. The aims in detail are:
- Encourage the development of cross-border scientific & professional co-operations that have not yet been organised within the UEG community (for example development of clinical guidelines, cross-border fellowship programmes, etc.)
- Strengthen relationships, knowledge and skills transfer between individual National Societies and with the UEG.
- Support National Societies as a whole rather than individuals.
MRC Public Health Intervention Development Scheme (PHIND)
The Public Health Intervention Development scheme (PHIND) is a new MRC funding scheme designed specifically to provide support for early phase development of public health interventions. This rapid response funding scheme is aimed at improving the initial evidence on which the development and evaluation of public health interventions are based. Studies should address an important UK or global public health issue and offer an innovative approach to intervention development or applying an existing intervention in a new setting.
The scheme's remit ranges from primary research developing and designing the intervention to feasibility studies, encompassing:
- developing theory
- modelling process and outcomes
- assessing feasibility
Systematic reviews, meta analyses and pilot studies are outside the remit of the PHIND scheme. Applicants can apply for up to £150K for a maximum of 18 months and the scheme will operate three times a year. For further information, please see the MRC website.
Antimicrobial Resistance Themed Call
The PHR Programme is now accepting applications in response to the NIHR Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Themed Call. Please check the AMR Themed Call website for further information. The deadline for this call is 1pm, 19 November 2013.
We are pleased to be able to share the PHR Programme AMR themed call webinar that took place on 2 October. This session addresses some key questions and tips about remit, and how to apply to this NIHR PHR funding opportunity. Watch the webinar.
CICRA Research Opportunities
The Crohn's in Childhood Research Association offers the following research opportunities:
Research Fellowship in Paediatric Gastroenterology:
Applications are invited from interested centres in the UK - closing date for receipt of applications - Friday 15th November 2013
CICRA invites applications from research groups with a proven track record of high quality output in gut immunology and inflammation or IBD genetics. Closing date for receipt of applications - Friday 15th November 2013
CICRA invites high quality research applications relevant to Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis in childhood. Closing date for receipt of applications - Friday 15th November 2013
CICRA also gives grants of up to £400 (up to a total amount of £5,000pa) to enable UK based young Doctors still in training/nurses/final year medical students and similar persons with an interest in the area of Crohn's and colitis (IBD) to support attendance at national, international scientific/educational congresses and if considered appropriate IBD related training courses.
Application forms and further information can be obtained from the CICRA website:
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CORE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS 2014
The Core Derek Butler Trust three year fellowship for research in the sphere of upper gastrointestinal tract diseases and conditions
Applications are invited for the Core - Derek Butler Trust Fellowship. This is a 3-year full-time fellowship for research into diseases of the upper gastrointestinal tract including cancer. Research should be on the oesophagus, stomach or duodenum. Studies on the liver and pancreas are excluded as funded elsewhere.
The total value of the fellowship is £210,000 to cover salary costs and consumables over 3 years.
Amelie Waring three-year fellowship for research into any aspect of pancreatic inflammation or injury
Applications are invited for a three year fellowship into any aspect of pancreatic inflammation or injury. Preference will be given to candidates who intend to pursue research in their future careers. In making the award, emphasis will be placed not only on the project itself, but also on the candidate's potential and the quality of the training proposed.
The total value of the fellowship is £180,000 to cover salary costs and consumables over 3 years.
Core/Nutritional Research Foundation two-year (possible extension to three-year) fellowship for research into nutritional aspects of gastroenterology
Core and the Nutritional Research Foundation invite applications for a two-year fellowship (with the possibility of an extension to three years) into nutritional aspects of gastroenterology or hepatology.
Candidates should be medically qualified and it is expected that the project would lead to the award of a PhD or MD. Applications are welcomed for any aspect of nutrition that is related to gastroenterology or hepatology. Preference will be given to candidates who intend to pursue research in their future careers. In making the award, emphasis will be placed not only on the project itself, but also on the candidate's potential and the quality of the training proposed.
The fellowship per annum is £60,000 to include full time salary costs (up to £50,000 p.a. including on-costs) and consumables.
The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 13th December 2013. Interviews will be held on 20th February.
Download an application form and guidance notes here:
Children's Liver Disease Foundation/Core Award
Children's Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF) is the voice for babies, children, young people and their families and adults diagnosed in childhood ensuring that childhood liver diseases are understood, prevented and outcomes optimised through excellent research, effective information and emotional support.
Core is the national charity fighting gut and liver disease.
CLDF and Core welcome applications for a joint research funding opportunity covering scientific, clinical and medical aspects of liver disease diagnosed in the paediatric / adolescent age group (up to the age of 18) for a total award of £200,000. The grant will be for an established researcher rather than for fellowship applications and funding is restricted to use at UK institutions.
The research call invites proposals from all scientific and medical disciplines where applicants are able to demonstrate how their project would advance our understanding of the aetiology, pathogenesis or treatment of fibrotic, metabolic and inflammatory hepatic conditions. In applications with an adult perspective, the applicants would need to demonstrate how paediatric / adolescent populations would benefit.
Please note that the following applications are specifically excluded from this call:
- Applications connected to alcoholic liver disease
- Applications requiring funding beyond the life of the grant (e.g. a registry)
- Social science applications
CLDF and Core are NIHR Partner Organisations so funded projects will be eligible for NHS Service Support Costs.
The deadline for applications is 5pm on 20th December 2013. The award will be decided in April.
Download an application form and guidance notes here: http://www.corecharity.org.uk/current-opportunities
NIHR Themed Call: Early Announcement - Update
News release from NETSCC, HTA
05 July 2013
We are pleased to announce that the NIHR Antimicrobial Resistance themed call will now be launching mid-July. Application forms will be available from participating programmes’ websites between July and December 2013, with the HTA and EME Programmes opening first. This call is for research into the evaluation of public health measures, health care interventions and health services to reduce the development and spread of antimicrobial resistance and consequent morbidity.
This call for research is part of a coordinated response by the NIHR to the publication of the 2nd volume of the 2011 Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer: Infections and the rise of antimicrobial resistance. It will also support the Department of Health-led UK Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy (expected to be published in summer 2013) which sets out how the challenges outlined in the report will be met.
This call is intended to cover all aspects of translational, clinical and public health research that could, through new developments or changes in practice, contribute to a reduction in the spread or occurrence of antimicrobial resistance and consequent infections. Research may encompass better prevention, improved surveillance and monitoring and diagnosis as well as the more effective use of existing antibiotics, improved education and training and the development of new antimicrobial therapies and better treatment strategies.
New funding opportunities with the NIHR Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme
Researcher-led calls for funding are open all year round, with three application cut-off dates. The next closing date for applications is 1pm on Monday 6 January 2014. Application forms and all associated documents for this call are available on the HTA Programme website. Proposals deemed within remit for the current call will be assessed for their importance to the NHS in March 2014 and May 2014. Applicants will be advised as to whether they have been short-listed by mid June 2014.
Please click here for further details of funding timelines.
Future Leaders Research Fund
Clinical Research Training Fellowships in pancreatic cancer are also available via the Future Research Leaders Fund. This is jointly funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC).
The Fellowships provide up to three years' support for clinically qualified, active professionals to undertake specialised or further research training within the UK. A further year’s training is designed to accommodate the dual clinical-research training path by allowing fellows to spend up to twenty percent of their time on NHS sessions.
Fellows are required to register for a research degree, normally a PhD, based on research undertaken during the fellowship.
Closing date for applications is Wednesday 15th January 2014
Visit www.pancreaticcancer.org.uk/research for more details.
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Funding opportunities with the Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme
Commissioned call for proposals
Applicants are invited to submit proposals on the following commissioning briefs by 1pm on 16 January 2014:
13/156 - Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of integrated homeless health and care services
Applicants are also invited to submit proposals on the following commissioning brief by 1pm 15 May 2014:
13/157 - Research on improving performance and productivity at the clinical microsystem (team) level
The commissioning briefs, application forms and guidance notes for these topics are all available on the HS&DR commissioned call web page
Research Innovation Fund
Pancreatic Cancer UK is inviting applications for innovative approaches to the biology, treatment and diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. They are particularly interested in supporting early stage pilot projects for better non-invasive methods, especially imaging, in the early detection and diagnosis of pancreatic cancer and for the identification of individuals at high risk of developing the disease.
Researchers from outside the immediate field of pancreatic cancer but with innovative proposals relevant to our objectives are encouraged to apply, especially as part of a collaborative effort.
A total of £500,000 is available for the second round of the Research Innovation Fund in 2013/14. Successful awards will be funded up to £75,000 for up to 12 months.
Closing date for applications is Monday 27th January 2014
Core Research Prize 2014
Core is offering a £1,000 prize for a study undertaken by a clinical or basic science researcher at the end of their first period of full time research for a higher degree. The research should have been completed in the last three years. The prize will be awarded on the basis of an essay of circa 1,000 words describing the research; a list of relevant full publications and abstracts by the applicant should be appended.
The work should be the subject of at least one abstract submitted for possible inclusion to the 2014 British Society of Gastroenterology Scientific Meeting. Applicants should include copies of submitted BSG abstracts with their application.
The deadline for applications is 28th March 2014.
The Dr Falk Pharma UK/Core Awards 2014
The Dr Falk/Core awards recognise those who bring new knowledge and insight to the field of gastroenterology and hepatology. For those committed to furthering research or patient care, this year's awards are an opportunity to achieve national recognition as well as the financial support for career progression.
This year's prizes include:
- A £1,000 essay prize for medical student son BSc or MRes courses
- Six £1,000 bursaries for medical students taking full time science degrees
- Two £2,200 bursaries to support research for F1/F2 doctors
- Three £500 awards for primary and secondary care nurses for initiatives which have advanced patient care
Applications close at 5pm on 28th March 2014.
National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Funding opportunities booklet
This booklet provides information about the NIHR’s research funding and career development opportunities available for researchers based in the NHS, universities, industry and other organisations concerned with health, public health and social care.
A brief overview of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
This leaflet provides an overview of the structure and work of the National Institute for Health Research.
The NIHR has published various documents in which you might be interested. They are available here.