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The Perpetual Global Share Fund/Ramaciotti Health Investment Grants and Medal for Excellence in Biomedical Research

Friday, 20 May 2016 10:52

The Ramaciotti Foundations have three award categories, each of which has its own guidelines available on their website:

- Ramaciotti Medal for Excellence in Biomedical Research
- Ramaciotti Health Investment Grants
- Ramaciotti Biomedical Research Award

They provide these awards with the help and recommendations of the Ramaciotti Foundations’ Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC). Members of the SAC are selected with due consideration to their skills in basic and applied medical science, seniority and experience in academic medical fields.

Grants awarded must be expended only for the purposes approved by the Trustee. Funds may not be used for the payment of administration fees, charges, or levies to the host institution or its offices.

They do not accept self-nominations, however previous nominees may be nominated again.

Deadline: 27th May 2016.

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Peter B. Cotton Advanced Endoscopy Travel Fellowship Program

Monday, 16 May 2016 15:11

Funds are currently available to support a limited number of Advanced Endoscopy Travel Fellowships to MUSC.

The grants are intended for post-graduate gastroenterologists from any country to spend two weeks observing at the Medical University of South Carolina's Digestive Disease Center located in Charleston, SC, USA. Please be aware that there will be no "hands-on" clinical activity.

Fellowships are intended for post-graduate gastroenterologists from any country to spend one or two weeks observing advanced endoscopy procedures at the Digestive Disease Center of MUSC.

Grants of US$4,000 (for two weeks) and US$3,000 (for one week) will be awarded to overseas fellows, and US$2,500 (for two weeks) and US$1,500 (for one week) to U.S. fellows.


Application Deadline: 1st December 2016.

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Australian Centre for HIV and Hepatitis Virology Research Grant

Monday, 16 May 2016 12:44

Over the past seven years ACH2 has supported translational research in the areas of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV). In 2015 - 2016, ACH2 will continue to support translational research into these three viruses.

ACH2 is seeking expression of interest (EoI) in applied research from qualified scientists to fund research projects aimed at:

- developing vaccine candidates, anti-viral drug targets, novel diagnostics and prognostics for HIV, HBV, HCV or hepatitis B/C/HIV co-infection;

- molecular tools for tracking epidemics caused by these organisms; and

- new tests for supporting vaccine and antiviral trials.

Basic research grants are not sought. Grants based on the specimens obtained from the Immunovirology Research Network collected from clinical trials or cohort studies of patients with HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C are also encouraged.

These grants are intended to complement and translate basic research in the virology and immunology of HIV, HBV and HCV funded by other granting bodies.


Available Funding: AUD$50,000 to AUD$120,000 per annum

Eligibility: CIs must be Australian permanent residents and have completed the postdoctoral (3 years post PhD) training period.

Grant Type: Expression of Interest

This program is still under review.

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BBSRC, MRC, AHRC, ESRC, NERC pledge £40M in new bid to tackle global challenges

Monday, 16 May 2016 09:12

Five UK Research Councils have announced the first joint interdisciplinary calls from the new £1.5Bn Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) unveiled by the Government in last year’s spending review.

Worth over £40M, the new calls are in non-communicable diseases, global infection and agriculture and food systems. They aim to leverage the UK’s world-class research base to help provide solutions to reduce and prevent diseases in humans and farmed animals, ensure a safe, nutritious and sustainable supply of food for a growing population and improve the life-long health of billions of people in low and middle income countries.

This funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Medical Research Council (MRC), with support from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) reflects the complexity of the challenges we face and the need for all disciplines to contribute to achieve international development goals.

The MRC, with support from AHRC, BBSRC, ESRC and NERC, now aims to catalyse further change to meet emerging global health challenges by making funding available for Foundation Awards in two areas, responding to aligned global strategies in:

- Infections Foundation Awards: Global infections - Vision and strategy (PDF, 78KB)

- NCDs Foundation Awards: Global Health Science - Beyond Infections (PDF, 116KB)

These strategies complement the BBSRC led, and MRC supported, Foundation call in Global Agriculture and Food Systems.


Deadline for proposal outline: 16.00 (GMT+1) on 22 June 2016.

The full proposal open call will open in July 2016.

Full proposal deadline: 22 September 2016


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