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Your opportunities in this issue include Chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis – cross-board highlight notice from Medical Research Council, GB.

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Research Fortnight Opportunities

 

United Kingdom

 

Chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis – cross-board highlight notice

Medical Research Council, GB

Proposals should address the mechanisms underlying chronic changes related to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis in immune dysregulation, pain, neuropathology, mechanisms of CFS/ME in children and improved sub-phenotyping and stratification of CFS/ME.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: None

 

Mechanistic research in nutrition – highlight notice

Medical Research Council, GB

This supports research that will increase mechanistic understanding of the role that food and nutrients play in health and disease.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: None

 

Available for professors, readers or senior lecturers from any engineering discipline wishing to build strong industrial collaborations. Awards of up to £45,000 per annum for five years, the industrial partner should contribute at least £250,000. We welcome applications from women and other groups underrepresented across engineering.

 

Neurovascular ageing research – highlight notice

Medical Research Council, GB

This supports innovative research within the field of neurovascular ageing.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: None

 

Early-career fellowships for researchers in India

Wellcome Trust, GB

These enable newly qualified postdoctoral researchers to carry out biomedical research relevant to human and animal welfare in laboratories in India. Fellowships are tenable for five years and provide personal support, research expenses, including research assistance and additional allowances such as travel and overseas subsistence.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 10 Aug 17

 

Broadening impact call – Newton Fund

Research Councils UK, GB

This supports collaborative research projects between UK, Chilean and other Latin American Development Assistance Committee list country researchers which contribute to the economic development and welfare of developing countries in Latin America. The total UK funding budget is £1 million and grants are worth £400,000 to £500,000 each at 80 per cent full economic cost. CONICYT will provide grants worth up to £178,000 each for Chilean applicants.

Maximum award: £500,000

Closing date: 11 Aug 17

 

Collaboration for leadership in applied health research and care East of England fellowship

Department of Health including NIHR, GB

This enables clinicians, health and social care practitioners and managers across the East of England to carry out develop their research skills and carry out a research project with the support of National Institute of Health Research resources and staff. Fellows are funded one day a week for a year.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 11 Aug 17 (recurring)

 

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Innovate UK market intelligence

Research Councils UK, GB

The tenderer will provide Innovate UK with access to a significant library of report literature that in its entirety covers a very broad range of innovation-driven markets with a global outlook, and expert and analyst services to support its use. The contract is worth up to £54,000 per year over a maximum period of two years.

Maximum award: £108,000

Closing date: 11 Aug 17

 

Developing effective private education in Nigeria challenge fund

Department for International Development, GB

This enables service providers to support unconventional solutions to long-standing problems in the low-cost private education sector in Lagos. Funding is worth up to £500,000.

Maximum award: £500,000

Closing date: 12 Aug 17

 

ESRC and Department for International Development evidence and policy group

Economic and Social Research Council, GB

The tenderer will serve as an evidence and policy group to drive forward the ambition to maximise the impact of the research, jointly funded by the ESRC and the Department for International Development, on policy and practice relevant to developing countries. The contract is worth £1.4 million for a duration of three years, with an option of a six month extension.

Maximum award: £1,400,000

Closing date: 14 Aug 17

 

Acceleration services for internet of things early stage companies

Innovate UK, GB

The tenderer will provide acceleration services in order to advance UK competitiveness and help ensure that internet of things technology opens up the most possibilities for the economy and citizens. Four contracts, worth up to £492,500 each over one year, are available.

Maximum award: £492,500

Closing date: 16 Aug 17

 

Assessing the effectiveness of the public sector equality duty specific duties in Scotland

Equality and Human Rights Commission, GB

The tenderer will will assess the extent to which three different elements of the specific equality duties in Scotland – outcomes, employee information and pay gaps – are delivering change, both within public authorities and for service users. The contract is worth £50,500 over five months.

Maximum award: £50,500

Closing date: 16 Aug 17

 

Open call – public health issues

Enhancing Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance, GB

This supports applications that address public health issues with the potential to contribute to improved public health interventions in humanitarian contexts. Up to £3 million is available under this call, however there is no ceiling on the amount that can be requested. Grants last from 24 to 36 months, followed by 12 months for uptake and dissemination activities.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 16 Aug 17 (recurring)

 

UK-Gulf science collaboration symposium

British Council, GB

This encourages the creation of UK-Gulf collaboration to access the deep pool of information and technology sharing, which in turn lead to benefits for both the Gulf and the UK and opens doors for commercial opportunities.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 19 Aug 17

 

Small grant awards schemes

Fight for Sight, GB

These support clinical research projects in the field of ophthalmology and vision science. Awards are worth up to £15,000 each for a duration of up to one year.

Maximum award: £15,000

Closing date: 23 Aug 17

 

PhD studentships

Fight for Sight, GB

These encourage graduates to pursue a career in ophthalmology and vision research, and support the training of graduate students, leading to the presentation of a PhD. A total of six studentships, worth up to £100,000 each over three years, are available.

Maximum award: £100,000

Closing date: 30 Aug 17 (recurring)

 

Development through creative economy in China workshop bursaries

Arts and Humanities Research Council, GB

This enables UK based researchers to attend the Development through the Creative Economy in China workshop. Around 30 bursaries are available and funding covers travel, accommodation, visa charges and subsistence costs during the event.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 31 Aug 17

 

Cochrane incentive awards

Department of Health including NIHR, GB

This supports Cochrane review groups in updating reviews or conducting new reviews in progress or ready to commence. The total budget is £100,000. Between 10 and 20 grants are worth up to £10,000 each.

Maximum award: £10,000

Closing date: 01 Sep 17 (recurring)

 

Postgraduate conference panels

Society for the Study of French History, GB

This supports panels on any theme in French history at overseas conferences. Awards are worth up to £2,000 each and cover the travel expenses of the participants.

Maximum award: £2,000

Closing date: 01 Sep 17 (recurring)

 

University research fellowships

Royal Society, GB

These enable early-career scientists to build an independent research career in their field. Fellowships are for five years, with a potential extension of three years, and cover basic salary up to £40,030 and research costs up to £13,000 for the first year and £11,000 for consecutive years.

Maximum award: £272,150

Closing date: 04 Sep 17 (recurring)

 

Global Challenges Research Fund – networking grants

Academy of Medical Sciences, GB

These support international networking events aimed at addressing global challenges and promoting interdisciplinary collaborations between researchers in developing countries and the UK. Grants are worth up to £25,000 each.

Maximum award: £25,000

Closing date: 06 Sep 17 (recurring)

 

Newton advanced fellowships – Mexico, Brazil, South Africa and China

Royal Society, GB

This provides established international researchers with an opportunity to develop the research strengths and capabilities of their research group through training, collaboration and reciprocal visits with a partner in the UK. Awards are worth up to £37,000 per year for up to three years.

Maximum award: £111,000

Closing date: 06 Sep 17

 

Newton-Caldas UK-Colombia sustainable tropical agricultural systems programme

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, GB

This supports pump-priming projects, and extended projects further on, that promote economic development, improve social welfare and enhance livelihoods in Colombia to maximise food security. The total UK budget for the programme is £2.9 million and up to £900,000 is available for the first stage to support UK participation for up to 40 participants.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 06 Sep 17

 

Placement fellowships

Economic and Social Research Council, GB

These aim to place academic social scientists in the Government Office for Science and The Alan Turing Institute, the Department for Transport and the Centre for Ageing Better to work on well-defined methodological research problems identified by the host organisations. The total scheme budget is £100,000.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 06 Sep 17

 

Catapult researchers in residence

Research Councils UK, GB

This aims to increase the connections between the UK research base and the catapults by supporting the development of new collaborations through research visits and residencies for academics to spend time embedded within the catapult teams. The grant is worth up to £50,000 at full economic costing for between one and four years.

Maximum award: £50,000

Closing date: 08 Sep 17 (recurring)

 

Outreach grants

British Ecological Society, GB

These encourage individuals and organisations to promote ecological science to a wider audience through public engagement activities. Grants are worth up to £2,000 each.

Maximum award: £2,000

Closing date: 11 Sep 17 (recurring)

 

Research grants

British Ecological Society, GB

These support innovative ecological research and pump-priming projects, as well as helping early-career ecologists to establish an independent research career. Grants are worth up to £20,000 each.

Maximum award: £20,000

Closing date: 11 Sep 17

 

Quotation for Archaeology Test Pitting and Final Assessment Dig Jane Pit

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, GB

The tenderer will deliver an initial test pit project and have the opportunity to design and develop a larger archaeological dig, for the provision of archaeological services. The contract is worth between £10,000 and £30,000, over 26 months.

Maximum award: £35,000

Closing date: 12 Sep 17

 

Small grants

Alcohol Research UK, GB

These support exploratory projects that address emerging issues in alcohol research, employ novel theoretical or methodological approaches, or pilot new work in treatment or service delivery. Grants of up to £8,000 each are available for small projects lasting up to 12 months.

Maximum award: £8,000

Closing date: 13 Sep 17 (recurring)

 

Joint global health trials scheme

Medical Research Council, GB

This funds trials to generate new knowledge about interventions that will contribute to the improvement of health in low- and middle-income countries. A total of £20 million is available.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 14 Sep 17 (recurring)

 

COJohn Feehally – Stoneygate research awards

Kidney Research UK, GB

These support projects that will advance knowledge of kidney disease and refine current treatments or lead to new advances in the future. The total budget is worth up to £750,000, and between three and five awards are available.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 15 Sep 17 (recurring)

 

EXTENDED DEADLINE: UK aid connect

Department for International Development, GB

*** The closing date for this opportunity has been extended. The previous deadline of 18 August 2017 has been extended to 15 September 2017. This supports consortia to create innovative solutions to complex development challenges that deliver real change to poor people’s lives. Funding worth more than £1 million is available. ***

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 15 Sep 17 (recurring)

 

Starter grants for clinical lecturers

Academy of Medical Sciences, GB

These enable research-active clinical lecturers to gather data in order to develop and strengthen their research careers and bids for longer-term fellowships and funding. Grants are worth up to £30,000 each over one to two years.

Maximum award: £30,000

Closing date: 15 Sep 17 (recurring)

 

Medical Research Scotland sponsored Daphne Jackson fellowships

Daphne Jackson Trust, GB

These enable researchers in the field of medical research to return to their careers following a break of at least two years. Up to three awards are available for up to three years on a part-time basis.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 18 Sep 17 (recurring)

 

Public engagement awards

Royal Academy of Engineering, GB

These support projects that engage the public with engineers and engineering. Awards are worth between £3,000 to £30,000 per project.

Maximum award: £30,000

Closing date: 18 Sep 17

 

Institutional links grants UK-Russia

British Council, GB

These aim to initiate and develop research and innovation collaborations between academic groups, departments and institutions in the UK and Russia. Grants are worth between £200,000 and £300,000 each over a period of up to three years.

Maximum award: £300,000

Closing date: 19 Sep 17

 

Newton institutional links grants UK, Egypt, Thailand, Turkey

British Council, GB

These support collaborations between the UK, Egypt, Thailand and Turkey to initiate and develop research and innovation collaborations between different stake holders, aiming to create local hubs for the research community. Grants are worth between £50,000 and £300,000 over a period of up to two years, and may cover costs for travel, organising meetings, seminars and training, equipment and consumables.

Maximum award: £300,000

Closing date: 19 Sep 17

 

Newton researcher links travel grants – Indonesia, Philippines and South Africa

British Council, GB

These enable early-career researchers to undertake an international research placement to strengthen links for future collaboration, build research capacity in developing economies, and enhance the career opportunities. Grants are tenable for up to 24 weeks.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 19 Sep 17

 

Newton researcher links workshop grants – UK, China and the Philippines

British Council, GB

These provide financial support to bring together bilateral cohort of early career researchers from the UK, China and the Philippines to take part in workshops. Funding covers travel, subsistence, event costs per day and additional workshop costs for up to 40 participants for a three- to five-day workshop.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 19 Sep 17

 

Researcher links workshop grants – Russia

British Council, GB

These supports workshops organised to make international connections between the UK and Russia and bring together a cohort of early-career researchers to discuss overarching research objectives. Funding for Russia-based workshops is worth up to £37,600 and for UK-based workshops up to £51,940.

Maximum award: £51,940

Closing date: 19 Sep 17

 

Improving crowd resilience competition

Ministry of Defence, GB

Funding supports innovative or novel ideas to reduce the threat from the terrorist or malicious use of explosives and weapons in public spaces by using the crowd as a sensor. The budget is worth £1 million for phase one an £1m for phase two of the competition.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 20 Sep 17

 

Science Museums and Archives Consortium/AHRC collaborative doctoral partnerships

Arts and Humanities Research Council, GB

These enable doctoral students to access distinctive, but complementary environments, to study within a research-led museum and archives environment, to benefit from a diversity of approaches with an applied or translational dimension and to develop a range of valuable skills and enhance their employability. Up to six studentships are available for three years.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 24 Sep 17

 

Catalyst fund: closing the skills gap and supporting the industrial strategy through curriculum development

Higher Education Funding Council for England, GB

Funding supports projects striving to close the skills gaps, stimulate support and sustain economic growth locally and regionally, in line with the priorities of the government’s industrial strategy. Funding is worth up to £200,000 per project.

Maximum award: £200,000

Closing date: 25 Sep 17

 

Early Detection Programme Awards

Cancer Research UK, GB

These support long-term, integrated and renewable programmes of exceptional science to transform how and when early cancers and pre-cancerous states are detected. Awards are worth up to £2.5 million for up to five years, and may cover costs for postdoctoral researchers, stipends, fees and running expenses for PhD students, technical staff, running expenses and equipment.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 26 Sep 17

 

Early detection project award

Cancer Research UK, GB

This supports research projects that drive forward a transformational change in how and when early cancers and pre-cancerous states are detected. Awards are worth up to £500,000 for up to three years, or four years when funding a PhD, and funding may be used for postdoctoral researchers, PhD students, technical staff, associated running expenses and equipment.

Maximum award: £500,000

Closing date: 26 Sep 17 (recurring)

 

UK-Brazil health systems research networks

Medical Research Council, GB

This supports innovative UK-Brazil partnerships improving the health system and health care for vulnerable communities in Brazil. The maximum grant for the UK collaborators is £2 million. This is matched with an equivalent sum from the Brazilian FAPs for the Brazilian collaborators.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 26 Sep 17

 

UK-Guangdong urban innovation challenge

Innovate UK, GB

This supports innovative partnerships and projects between the UK and the Guangdong province related to urban challenges. The total budget is £3 million and UK grants are worth up to £350,000 each over up to two years. Total project costs may be up to £500,000.

Maximum award: £500,000

Closing date: 27 Sep 17

 

Interdisciplinary research hubs to address intractable challenges faced by developing countries

Research Councils UK, GB

These enable UK research organisations to establish and lead challenge-led and impact-focused research hubs which meet the aims of official development assistance and focus on transformative approaches to address currently intractable development challenges. Awards are worth between £8 million and £20m each at full economic cost over five years.

Maximum award: £20,000,000

Closing date: 29 Sep 17

 

Rutherford international fellowship programme

Science and Technology Facilities Council, GB

This enables international postdoctoral researchers to work within STFC departments and facilities as well as the Diamond Light Source. Up to 11 two year fellowships are available.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 29 Sep 17 (recurring)

 

Support for short courses and summer schools

Science and Technology Facilities Council, GB

These grants support short courses and summer schools in the areas of astronomy, solar system science, particle astrophysics, particle physics, nuclear physics, software engineering and instrumentation. A maximum of £500 per summer school for management fees has been introduced and the maximum for any social excursion or conference dinner should be £50 per student or £60 in London.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 29 Sep 17

 

Project grants – flexible funding pot

University of Cambridge, GB

These support research related to multilingualism. Grants are worth between £500 and £10,000 each for a duration of one months to two years.

Maximum award: £10,000

Closing date: 30 Sep 17

 

Education and outreach grants

Microbiology Society, GB

These support relevant science teaching or promotion initiatives, or developments likely to lead to an improvement in the teaching of any aspect of microbiology. Awards are worth up to £1,000 each.

Maximum award: £1,000

Closing date: 01 Oct 17 (recurring)

 

Grants for research, development and analysis

Nuffield Foundation, GB

These support projects that improve the design and operation of social policy, especially in domains of education, welfare and justice. Grants range from £10,000 to £300,000 over three years.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 02 Oct 17 (recurring)

 

Philosophy essay prize

Royal Institute of Philosophy, GB

This recognises the best essay related to the 2017 topic of philosophy and education. The winner will receive a cash prize.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 02 Oct 17 (recurring)

 

Full grants

Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children , GB

These support research projects relating to basic and clinical research into the aetiology, prevention and treatment of birth defects. Grants are worth up to £120,000 for a duration of one to two years.

Maximum award: £120,000

Closing date: 06 Oct 17

 

Research grants

British Council for Prevention of Blindness, GB

These support clinicians, scientists or epidemiologists to develop research ideas and generate pilot data to facilitate a future application for a substantial grant, or to provide a non-clinical PhD or DrPH studentship. Grants are worth up to £60,000 each during up to three years.

Maximum award: £60,000

Closing date: 06 Oct 17

 

Research mentorship awards

British Council for Prevention of Blindness, GB

These aim to build capacity in developing countries by funding research and training and fostering networks between institutions in developing countries and the UK, with the ultimate goal of preventing blindness in low-income countries. Awards are worth up to £15,000 each for a period of six months to two years.

Maximum award: £15,000

Closing date: 06 Oct 17 (recurring)

 

Policy internship scheme

Wellcome Trust, GB

This enables PhD students to undertake a three-month policy internship at the academy in order to gain experience in medical science policy and build networks. Students will be supported by a three-month extension to their PhD stipend.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 08 Oct 17 (recurring)

 

Academic scholarship fund

Society for Reproduction and Fertility, GB

This enables members to develop and maintain their research programmes. Awards are worth up to £12,500.

Maximum award: £12,500

Closing date: 13 Oct 17

 

Aesculap endoscopy travelling scholarships

Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, GB

These enable surgeons or young consultants to extend their experience in minimal access surgery through short visits to one or more centres. Two scholarships, worth £2,000 each, are available.

Maximum award: £2,000

Closing date: 13 Oct 17 (recurring)

 

David Dunn travelling scholarship

Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, GB

This enables either a surgeon or a consultant to make a substantial visit to a unit abroad to learn new skills in laparoscopic surgery, with the aim of introducing these skills to the their practice for the benefit of patients. The scholarship is worth £4,000.

Maximum award: £4,000

Closing date: 13 Oct 17 (recurring)

 

General grants

Dowager Countess Eleanor Peel Trust, GB

These support charities conducting research on medical care, gerontology and disadvantaged people. Grants are normally worth up to £50,000 each, although larger sums may be considered. Funding covers primarily capital projects.

Maximum award: £50,000

Closing date: 13 Oct 17 (recurring)

 

John Hamilton travelling fellowship

Royal College of Psychiatrists, GB

This enables psychiatrists working in the field of forensic psychiatry to broaden their knowledge and experience through travel to recognised forensic centres. The fellowship is worth £2,000 for visits of two to four weeks’ duration.

Maximum award: £2,000

Closing date: 15 Oct 17

 

Innovation in vehicle-to-grid grants

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, GB

These support research technologies and business models that develop vehicle-to-grid products and services. The total budget is worth £20 million.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 18 Oct 17

 

Research studentships

Alcohol Research UK, GB

These provide matching funding to enable students to undertake research into alcohol leading to a PhD. Up to three studentships are available, each worth up to £10,000 per year for three years.

Maximum award: £30,000

Closing date: 18 Oct 17 (recurring)

 

Global health research groups

Department of Health including NIHR, GB

This allows academic groups to develop links with LMIC partners and to put in place collaborations, build capacity, and run pilot projects, with the aim of preparing them for delivery of world-class global health research in the future. Awards are worth up to £2 million each for a three-year period starting in April 2018.

Maximum award: £2,000,000

Closing date: 20 Oct 17

 

Ambition for excellence

Arts Council England, GB

This aims to stimulate and support ambition, talent and excellence across the arts sector in England. The total funding budget is £35.2 million.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 27 Oct 17

 

Collaborative research network funding

Academic Association for Contemporary European Studies, GB

This enables researchers to develop networks across a range of institutions, which may lead to bigger projects and funding from other sources in the future. Funding is worth up to £5,000 per network over a three-year period, and may cover costs for travel, accommodation, room or audio visual equipment hire, and catering and website hosting and domain registration.

Maximum award: £5,000

Closing date: 27 Oct 17 (recurring)

 

Ethicon Foundation fund

Royal College of Ophthalmologists, GB

This supports members, fellows and affiliate members of the college who are travelling abroad for research or training purposes. Awards are worth between £500 and £1,500 each.

Maximum award: £1,500

Closing date: 27 Oct 17 (recurring)

 

Seed funding

British Aphasiology Society, GB

This supports activities that involve and benefit people with aphasia and their family members or carers, including support for new events, new initiatives in aphasia, focus groups or pilot research. Funding is worth up to £1,000 over a maximum of 12 months.

Maximum award: £1,000

Closing date: 27 Oct 17 (recurring)

 

New approaches to ageing research

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, GB

This supports projects in the development of new and innovative models and approaches for ageing research, which reduce the current reliance on mammalian models, as well as address the gaps in terms of scientific utility and relevance to human ageing.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 31 Oct 17

 

Transformative research call

Economic and Social Research Council, GB

This aims to provide stimulus for transformative research ideas at the frontiers of the social sciences, enabling support and development of research that challenges current thinking. Grants are worth up to £250,000 each for up to 24 months.

Maximum award: £250,000

Closing date: 31 Oct 17

 

Case study - based research for context in complex interventions – highlight notice

Medical Research Council, GB

This supports a project to comprehensively review the state-of-the-art in methodologies for the design, conduct, analysis and reporting of case study-based research. The total budget is worth up to £200,000 for a duration of around 18 months.

Maximum award: £200,000

Closing date: 15 Nov 17

 

Causal models of complex interventions – highlight notice

Medical Research Council, GB

This supports research into developing methodology for building causal models of complex interventions in complex healthcare and public health systems, enabling understanding of the interactions between context and mechanism of action.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 15 Nov 17

 

Observational data in development of learning health systems – highlight notice

Medical Research Council, GB

This supports the development of innovative methods for the capture and use of observational or routinely collected data in informing the development of Learning Health Systems.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 15 Nov 17

 

Observational data in healthcare decision making – highlight notice

Medical Research Council, GB

Funding supports the development of better methodologies for identifying, capturing, optimising, synthesising, interpreting and using observational data for healthcare decision making at the national level.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 15 Nov 17 (recurring)

 

Small research pump priming grants

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, GB

These support pump priming projects related to surgical and dental research. Grants are worth up to £10,000 each for a period of one year.

Maximum award: £10,000

Closing date: 15 Nov 17 (recurring)

 

Advanced clinician scientist fellowship

Cancer Research UK, GB

This enables clinician scientists, who have completed a postdoctoral training fellowship or equivalent period of postdoctoral research, to develop careers in cancer research through the establishment of independent research groups in order to enhance their reputation as leaders in their research fields alongside their clinical practice. The fellowship is awarded for a duration of up to five years.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 21 Nov 17

 

Clinician scientist fellowship

Cancer Research UK, GB

This enables clinician scientists to develop careers in cancer research through participation in postdoctoral training facilitating a transition to independent clinical research. The fellowship is awarded for a duration of up to five years.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 21 Nov 17 (recurring)

 

Biotherapeutic drug discovery programme awards for senior researchers

Cancer Research UK, GB

These awards aim to increase the availability of biotherapeutic drugs for the management of cancer. Awards are worth up to £2.5 million for up to five years.

Maximum award: £2,500,000

Closing date: 28 Nov 17

 

Biotherapeutic drug discovery project awards

Cancer Research UK, GB

The scheme funds translational research projects at all stages of drug discovery, from target and pathway identification and validation, through to early preclinical studies. Awards are typically worth up to £300,000 for up to three years.

Maximum award: £300,000

Closing date: 28 Nov 17

 

Efficacy and mechanism evaluation programme – commissioned calls for proposals: 17/57, 17/61

Department of Health including NIHR, GB

This supports research into mechanisms of action of health interventions, and into interventions for hyperkinetic movement disorders and drug-induced dyskinesias. There are no fixed limits on the duration of projects or upper limits for funding.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 28 Nov 17

 

Efficacy and mechanism evaluation programme – commissioned calls for proposals: 17/58, 17/59

Department of Health including NIHR, GB

This supports research on treatments for male subfertility, and virtual and augmented reality technologies for treating psychological disorders. There are no fixed limits on the duration of projects or upper limits for funding.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 28 Nov 17

 

Efficacy and mechanism evaluation programme – researcher-led workstream: 17/60

Department of Health including NIHR, GB

This supports studies evaluating interventions that have the potential to make a step-change in the promotion of health, treatment of disease and improvement of rehabilitation or long-term care. There are no fixed limits on the duration of projects.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 28 Nov 17 (recurring)

 

Austria

 

Incoming fellowship

Austrian Academy of Sciences, AT

This enables international fellows to visit a host institution in Austria, promoting research mobility and strengthening international cooperation. Fellowships are worth up to €8,100 each for up to three months.

Maximum award: €8,100

Closing date: None

 

START programme

Austrian Science Fund, AT

This enables young researchers to plan their research and build or consolidate their own research groups in Austria. Grants are worth between €800,000 and €1.2 million over six years. Approximately five to six grants are awarded.

Maximum award: €1,200,000

Closing date: 20 Sep 17 (recurring)

 

Canada

 

Doctoral research scholarships programme for international students

Québec Nature and Technology Fund (FRQNT) | Fonds de Recherche du Québec – Nature et Technologies, CA

This enables international students to pursue doctoral studies in Québec in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering fields. Each scholarship is worth up to CAD 21,000 per year for up to four years.

Maximum award: CAD 84,000

Closing date: 22 Sep 17 (recurring)

 

Merit scholarship programme for foreign students – doctoral research scholarships

Québec Nature and Technology Fund (FRQNT) | Fonds de Recherche du Québec – Nature et Technologies, CA

These enable foreign doctoral candidates to begin or continue research activities in Québec in all sectors, including health, humanities and social sciences, arts and literature, natural sciences and engineering. Doctoral research scholarships are worth CAD 25,000 per year for up to three years, with the possibility of a one-year extension, with a monthly allowance of CAD 1,000.

Maximum award: CAD 87,000

Closing date: 22 Sep 17 (recurring)

 

Merit scholarship programme for foreign students – postdoctoral internship scholarships

Québec Nature and Technology Fund (FRQNT) | Fonds de Recherche du Québec – Nature et Technologies, CA

These enable foreign postdoctoral candidates to begin or continue research activities in Québec in all sectors, including health, humanities and social sciences, arts and literature, natural sciences and engineering. Scholarships are worth CAD 35,000 each over one year.

Maximum award: CAD 35,000

Closing date: 22 Sep 17 (recurring)

 

Merit scholarship programme for foreign students – short-term research or professional development scholarships

Québec Nature and Technology Fund (FRQNT) | Fonds de Recherche du Québec – Nature et Technologies, CA

These enable foreign technical or university students or researchers to conduct research or professional development activities in Québec in all sectors. Scholarships are worth CAD 3,000 per month for up to four months.

Maximum award: CAD 12,000

Closing date: 22 Sep 17 (recurring)

 

Global health award

Gairdner Foundation, CA

This recognises a scientist whose advances have made a significant impact on health outcomes in the developing world. The award is worth CAD 100,000 plus travel and accommodation for the recipient and their partner to accept the award.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 01 Oct 17 (recurring)

 

International awards

Gairdner Foundation, CA

These recognise biomedical scientists for original contributions to medicine resulting in increased understanding of human biology and disease. Each award is worth CAD 100,000 plus travel and accommodation expenses for the recipient and their partner to attend the award ceremony.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 01 Oct 17 (recurring)

 

Côte d'Ivoire

 

Africa Climate Change Fund – second call

African Development Bank, CI

This supports African countries to transition to climate resilient, low carbon development, and scale-up access to climate finance. The total budget is worth USD 5 million. Grants are worth between USD 250,000 and USD 1m each.

Maximum award: USD 1,000,000

Closing date: 13 Aug 17

 

Denmark

 

Evaluation of the Ghana-Denmark partnership 2007-2017

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark | Udenrigsministeriet, DK

The tenderer will assess Denmark's contribution to addressing the national development challenges in Ghana, how the partnership is currently perceived and where its future lies. The contract is worth DKK 1.4 million over 10 months.

Maximum award: DKK 1,400,000

Closing date: 15 Aug 17

 

Evaluation of water, sanitation and environment programmes in Uganda 1990-2017

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark | Udenrigsministeriet, DK

The tenderer will evaluate the Danida water, sanitation and environment programmes in Uganda. The contract is worth DKK 1.4 million over eight months.

Maximum award: DKK 1,400,000

Closing date: 22 Aug 17

 

EU Institution

 

Study investigating cost-efficient measures for reducing the risk from fires on roll-on/roll-off passenger ships

European Maritime Safety Agency, EU

The tenderer will investigate issues related to fires on ro-ro decks of passenger ships in the formal safety assessment framework in order to mitigate the risk which has been identified in previous projects. The contract is worth €540,000 over 48 months.

Maximum award: €540,000

Closing date: 11 Aug 17

 

Altiero Spinelli prize for outreach – spreading knowledge about Europe

Directorate-General for Education and Culture, EU

This recognises contributions that effectively and objectively communicate the founding values, history, actions, key benefits and empowerments of the EU to citizens. There are six first prizes worth €50,000 each, six second prizes worth €30,000 each and 10 third prizes worth €17,000 each.

Maximum award: €50,000

Closing date: 16 Aug 17

 

Genomic-based surveillance of carbapenem-resistant and colistin-resistant enterobacteriaceae at the EU level

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, EU

The tenderer will determine the occurrence, geographic distribution and the population dynamics of high-risk carbapenem-resistant and colistin resistant enterobacteriaceae clones and transmissible resistance and genetic elements of critical public health importance in Europe. The contract is worth €350,000 over 48 months.

Maximum award: €350,000

Closing date: 17 Aug 17

 

Monitoring and related services in the context of the EU platform for action on diet, physical activity and health and the European alcohol and health forum

Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety, EU

The tenderer will conduct an independent analysis of the progress of the monitoring and related services of the EU platform for action on diet, physical activity and health from 2016-19 and the monitoring and related services of the European Alcohol and Health Forum from 2017-19. The contract is worth €350,000 over 36 months.

Maximum award: €350,000

Closing date: 28 Aug 17

 

Support to the Commission for the determination of the carbon leakage list post-2020 under the EU emission trading system

Directorate-General for Climate Action, EU

The tenderer will collect and process the relevant data, and in particular, ensure the quality of the data, address data gaps and perform cross-checks related to the carbon leakage list. The contract is worth €230,000 over 18 months.

Maximum award: €230,000

Closing date: 29 Aug 17

 

Single framework contract for the provision of impact assessment studies related to the implementation of the Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Framework Directives and other related policy instruments

Directorate-General for Energy, EU

The tenderer will conduct impact assessment studies on product groups under the Ecodesign Framework Directive with the aim of evaluating the economic, environmental and social impacts and administrative costs of different policy options for implementing the specific and generic ecodesign or energy labelling requirements. The contract is worth up to €3.5 million over 12 months.

Maximum award: €3,500,000

Closing date: 30 Aug 17

 

Study to support the regulatory fitness and performance programme evaluation of Directive 2001/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27.6.2001 on the assessment of the effects of certain plans and programmes on the environment

Directorate-General for the Environment, EU

The tenderer will assist the European Commission in the regulatory fitness and performance programme evaluation of the Strategic Environmental Assessment Directive. The contract is worth €300,000 over 14 months.

Maximum award: €300,000

Closing date: 31 Aug 17

 

Provision and analysis of key indicators in research and innovation

Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, EU

The tenderer will collect and update bibliometric and patent and other IP data, as well as develop and collect new data on business innovation based on big data approaches. The contract is worth €700,000 over 36 months.

Maximum award: €700,000

Closing date: 01 Sep 17

 

Study on job creation by organisation type – cooperatives in selected European countries

Eurofound – European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, EU

The tenderer will explore employment effects of cooperatives, including social enterprises. The contract is worth €100,000 over 12 months.

Maximum award: €100,000

Closing date: 01 Sep 17

 

Study on the potential of work-based learning in developing upskilling pathways for adults

Cedefop, EU

The tenderer will conduct a study to understand the potential of work-based learning programmes in developing upskilling pathways type of schemes for adults. The contract is worth €340,000 over 18 months.

Maximum award: €340,000

Closing date: 07 Sep 17

 

Transnational access grants

HPC-Europa3, EU

These enable researchers working in Europe to visit any one of the nine leading high-performance computing centres in order to improve the quality of their research, while working in collaboration with a scientific researcher from an appropriate local institute. Funding covers travel, accommodation, subsistence and computing time.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 07 Sep 17 (recurring)

 

Complementary pathways for adult refugees – the role of vocational education and training, skills and qualifications

Cedefop, EU

The tenderer will conduct a study improve knowledge and understanding of the role of vocational education and training, skills and qualifications to expand the possibilities of adult refugees to move from a first host country to another country where they may find employment and education and training opportunities. The contract is worth €350,000 over 30 months.

Maximum award: €350,000

Closing date: 08 Sep 17

 

Supply of statistical services in the domains of forest accounts, waste statistics and water statistics and accounts

Eurostat, EU

The tenderer will provide statistical services in the domains of forest accounts, waste statistics, and water statistics and accounts The contract is worth a total of €719,000 over 12 months.

Maximum award: €719,000

Closing date: 08 Sep 17

 

Burden of diseases potentially preventable by maternal immunisation in sub-Saharan countries

Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, EU

The study will include the development of recommendations to assess research gaps and evidence maternal immunisation to contribute to further advancing European policy and aid delivery in low and middle-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The contract is worth €600,000 over 24 months.

Maximum award: €600,000

Closing date: 15 Sep 17

 

Study on areas of particular environmental interest in the Atlantic

Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, EU

The tenderer will conduct a study to prepare a strategic environmental plan for the Atlantic area beyond national jurisdiction and to propose a representative network of areas of particular environmental interest. The contract is worth €1.5 million over 36 months.

Maximum award: €1,500,000

Closing date: 15 Sep 17

 

Algorithmic awareness building

Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, EU

The tenderer will conduct a study for a policy design process to convey an in-depth, policy-relevant analysis of the role of algorithms and in particular how they shape, filter or personalise the information flows that they intermediate. The contract is worth €600,000 over 18 months.

Maximum award: €600,000

Closing date: 18 Sep 17

 

Pilot project on a European platform on vulnerable people in the information society – mapping best practices and socio-economic impact for the empowerment

Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, EU

This aims to develop an interactive catalogue of best practices and online map of Europe that summarises the existing best practices that take place at local, regional or national level to better integrate vulnerable groups in the digital society across the 28 EU member states. One grant worth €750,000 over 24 months is available.

Maximum award: €750,000

Closing date: 24 Sep 17

 

Framework of best practices to tackle child sexual abuse online

Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, EU

The tenderer will analyse the legal environments in which internet hotlines processing reports on child sexual abuse content online operate. The contract is worth €1 million over 24 months.

Maximum award: €1,000,000

Closing date: 25 Sep 17

 

Transnational call for access

AQUAEXCEL, EU

This offers access to facilities covering the entire range of aquaculture production systems, environments, scales, fish species and fields of expertise. Access covers both facility costs and travel and subsistence expenses for up to two people over up to three months.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 25 Sep 17 (recurring)

 

External expertise in the field of technology options assessment and scientific foresight

European Parliament, EU

The tenderer will provide technological and scientific assessments of efficient practices in energy security and sustainability; environmental and ecological sustainability; the development and securitisation of digital networks; co-operation and co-ordination of informational and administrative resources in the public health sector; and informational capacity in the context of dialogue on both member-state and global levels. The contract is worth a total of €2.99 million over 12 months.

Maximum award: €2,990,000

Closing date: 16 Oct 17

 

European incubation networks for creativity-driven innovation

Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, EU

This supports innovative projects which enhance the competitiveness of the fashiontech and tourism sectors. The total budget is worth €2.6 million.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 19 Oct 17

 

H2020-JTI-IMI2-2017-11 IMI eleventh call for proposals – single stage

Innovative Medicines Initiative Joint Undertaking, EU

This supports research related to the future of medicine in areas where societal, public health and biomedical industry competitiveness goals are aligned and require the pooling of resources and greater collaboration between the public and private sectors. The total budget for the call is €5 million and projects are tenable for up to 24 months.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 24 Oct 17

 

H2020-JTI-IMI2-2017-12 IMI twelfth call for proposals – two stage

Innovative Medicines Initiative Joint Undertaking, EU

This aims to support research and innovation activities to improve European citizens’ health and well-being via the highest impact on reducing attrition in drug development, speeding up patient access, improving health outcomes and enhancing the biomedical research ecosystem. The total budget for the call is worth approximately €126.44 million.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 24 Oct 17

 

Heritage in changing environments call

JPI Cultural Heritage and Global Change, EU

This supports projects that are concerned with the physical, social, economic, political and cultural changing environments of heritage. The total budget is approximately €4.5 million.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 30 Nov 17

 

Europe-wide Association or Society

 

Critical components for military lasers and advantages and use of wide area sensor technologies on unmanned aerial vehicle

European Defence Agency, EUR

The tenderer will conduct a study on the critical components for military lasers and advantages and use of wide area sensor technologies on unmanned aerial vehicles. The contract is worth €150,000 over 12 months.

Maximum award: €150,000

Closing date: 19 Sep 17

 

European Partnership for Responsible Mineral fund – call for proposals

European Partnership for Responsible Minerals, EUR

This call supports projects focused on creating better social and economic conditions for mine workers and local mining communities. Grants are worth up to €450,000 each.

Maximum award: €450,000

Closing date: 19 Sep 17

 

EAU/SUO exchange programme

European Association of Urology, EUR

This enables scholars to conduct a two-week stay at a department of their choice in the field of urology. Two grants are available, which cover all meeting registration fees as well as travel and accommodation.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 01 Oct 17

 

Research grants

European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, EUR

These enable young investigators to conduct research in the fields of clinical microbiology and infectious diseases, specifically bacterial infections and diseases including antibacterial susceptibility and resistance, diagnostics, pathogenesis, antibacterial stewardship, vaccines. Grants are worth up to €20,000 each and two exceptional projects may receive €50,000 each.

Maximum award: €50,000

Closing date: 11 Oct 17

 

Accuray award

European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology, EUR

This recognises a radiotherapy professional for research in the field of radiobiology, radiation physics, clinical radiotherapy or radiation technology. The prize is worth €7,500.

Maximum award: €7,500

Closing date: 23 Oct 17 (recurring)

 

Jack Fowler – University of Wisconsin award

European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology, EUR

This recognises the best abstract submitted by a junior researcher to the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology conference, who is working in the fields of radiobiology, radiation physics, radiation oncology or radiation technology. The prize is worth €1,000.

Maximum award: €1,000

Closing date: 23 Oct 17 (recurring)

 

Varian research award

European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology, EUR

This recognises a radiotherapy professional for research in clinical radiotherapy, radiation physics, radiation technology or radiobiology. The prize is worth €7,500.

Maximum award: €7,500

Closing date: 23 Oct 17 (recurring)

 

Equal opportunities initiative fund

European Society for Evolutionary Biology, EUR

This supports activities that increase awareness of the problem and possible solutions in evolutionary biology. Funding is usually worth up to €1,000.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 31 Oct 17 (recurring)

 

Finland

 

Impact analysis and support for integrative strategy of Integrated Carbon Observation System European Research Infrastructure Consortium

Integrated Carbon Observation System European Research Infrastructure Consortium, FI

The tenderer will carry out a study to analyse impact of environmental research infrastructures with a thoroughly developed set of indicators. The contract is worth up to €100,000 over five months.

Maximum award: €100,000

Closing date: 11 Aug 17

 

France

 

International prize

Fyssen Foundation, FR

This recognises research achievements in the area of primate cognition in relation to the emergence of language, culture or social complexity. The prize is worth €60,000.

Maximum award: €60,000

Closing date: 08 Nov 17 (recurring)

 

Germany

 

Marie S Curie FRIAS COFUND individual fellowships

Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, DE

These support junior and senior researchers in any discipline that can be supported at the University of Freiburg. Junior fellows receive €4,600 per month and senior fellows receive €6,700.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 10 Oct 17 (recurring)

 

Quarry life award

HeidelbergCement, DE

This aims to raise awareness of the organic value of mining sites and to find new ways to further enhance it. National awards range from €2,500 to €5,000 for each stream. International awards of €10,000 are given in each category and €30,000 will be given to the best overall project.

Maximum award: €30,000

Closing date: 20 Nov 17

 

Thieme-IUPAC prize

Thieme Chemistry, DE

This recognises a scientist whose research has had a major impact in synthetic organic chemistry. The prize is worth €5,000.

Maximum award: €5,000

Closing date: 09 Dec 17

 

International Organisation

 

IBRO-SIMONS computational neuroscience imbizo school grants

International Brain Research Organization, INT

These enable young researchers to attend a course with the aim of promoting awareness of computational neuroscience in Africa from 7 to 28 January 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa. Scholarships are worth up to €1100.

Maximum award: €1,100

Closing date: 15 Aug 17

 

IADR distinguished scientist award

International Association for Dental Research, INT

This recognises a scientist who has made contributions to dental research. The award is worth USD 3,500.

Maximum award: USD 3,500

Closing date: 11 Sep 17

 

PhD internships

World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University, INT

These offer registered doctoral students an opportunity to utilise the resources and facilities at UNU-WIDER for their PhD dissertation or thesis research, and to work with researchers in areas related to developing economies. Internships include a travel grant, medical insurance and a monthly stipend of €1,600 to cover living expenses in Helsinki.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 30 Sep 17 (recurring)

 

Wood-Whelan research fellowships

International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, INT

These support young biochemists and molecular biologists from union member countries who need to travel to other laboratories in the union for the purpose of carrying out experiments that require special techniques or for other forms of scientific collaboration or advanced training. Fellowships cover travel lasting one to four months up to a maximum of USD 4,000.

Maximum award: USD 4,000

Closing date: 01 Oct 17 (recurring)

 

Regular grant programme

World Cancer Research Fund International, INT

These provide funding for research on the link between diet, nutrition, body composition, physical activity, and cancer prevention and survival.

Maximum award: £350,000

Closing date: 06 Oct 17

 

King Hassan II great world water prize

World Water Council, INT

This recognises researchers who have contributed significantly to securing access to water, sanitation and energy, in a context of global change that is affecting climate, populations and socio-economic development. The award is worth USD 100,000.

Maximum award: USD 100,000

Closing date: 30 Nov 17

 

Ireland

 

Royal Society/SFI university research fellowship

Science Foundation Ireland, IE

This supports early career scientists in the Republic of Ireland who have the potential to become leaders in all fields of the natural sciences. Funding is provided for five years and includes a salary at 30 per cent of the value of the award and research expenses of up to €15,000 for the first year and up to €13,000 annually thereafter.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 04 Sep 17

 

Ship-time programme – ship-based training

Irish Marine Institute, IE

This enables higher education institutions and public research bodies within the island of Ireland to provide training programmes for undergraduate or postgraduate students on board the research vessel Celtic Voyager. Funding to charter the RV Celtic Voyager is worth up to €8,000 per day.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 14 Sep 17 (recurring)

 

Ship-time programme – thematic research surveys

Irish Marine Institute, IE

This enables teams to carry out ship-based research activities during 2018-2019 on the research vessels Celtic Explorer and Celtic Voyager and the remotely operated vehicle Holland I within defined thematic areas. Charter funding is worth up to €8,000 per day for the RV Celtic Voyager, up to €18,000 per day for the RV Celtic Explorer and up to €6,000 per day for the ROV Holland I.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 14 Sep 17 (recurring)

 

Reconciliation fund

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, IE

This supports organisations involved in reconciliation and in creating better understanding between people and traditions in Northern and the Republic or Ireland and between Ireland and Britain.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 19 Sep 17 (recurring)

 

Japan

 

Oncology C3 prize

Astellas Pharma Inc, JP

This supports non-medicine and non-treatment innovation to change cancer care for patients and their loved ones. The winner receives a USD 50,000 and four runners up receive USD 12,500 each.

Maximum award: USD 50,000

Closing date: 21 Aug 17

 

Korea, Republic of

 

Field research fellowships

Korea Foundation, KR

These provide overseas Korean studies scholars and experts with the opportunity to conduct onsite field research in Korea and access resource materials. Fellowships include a stipend worth up to KRW 3 million per month for one to 12 months plus return airfare and travel insurance. Settlement support is available for tenured professors.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 31 Aug 17 (recurring)

 

Netherlands

 

Challenging intellectual property barriers that prevent access to treatment for people living with HIV

AIDS Foundation | Aidsfonds, NL

This supports projects that challenge intellectual property barriers that prevent access to treatment for people living with HIV in Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam and Ukraine. Four to seven grants are available, worth between €150,000 and €250,000 each.

Maximum award: €250,000

Closing date: 22 Aug 17

 

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Targeting control and elimination of neglected infectious diseases through product-focused implementation research

European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership, NL

*** The closing date for this opportunity has been extended. The previous deadline of 31 October 2017 has been extended to 2 November 2017. This supports product-focused post-registration implementation studies for neglected infectious diseases in sub-Saharan Africa. The total budget is worth €11.2 million. ***

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 02 Nov 17

 

Norway

 

Mid-term review of EnPe II and end review of EnPe I – energy and petroleum programmes

Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) | Direktoratet for Utviklingssamarbeid, NO

The tenderer will conduct an end review of the EnPe I programme, master programme for energy and petroleum, as well as a mid-term review of the EnPe II programme, Norwegian programme for capacity development in higher education and research for development within the fields of energy and petroleum. The contract is worth NOK 600,000.

Maximum award: NOK 600,000

Closing date: 24 Aug 17

 

Freight survey – west Norway

Norwegian Public Roads Administration | Statens Vegvesen, NO

The tenderer will obtain improved knowledge of goods flow, including scope and type of goods, load carriers and route information.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 25 Aug 17

 

Open call

Innolabs, NO

This supports innovative projects in personalised healthcare in seeking applications from SMEs belonging to the health or biomedicine sector, to collaborate with the IT sector for developing cross-sectoral health solutions that will bring society closer to the next generation healthcare system. A total of 25 winners will receive up to €50,000 each and 25 runners-up will receive up to €10,000.

Maximum award: £50,000

Closing date: 30 Sep 17

 

Slovakia

 

Strategic grants

International Visegrad Fund, SK

These support long-term projects relevant to Visegrad group countries that link entities of all four countries. Funding has no upper limit, grants are worth €40,000 on average. Projects may last between 12 and 36 months.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 01 Sep 17 (recurring)

 

Sweden

 

Inga-Britt Lindström grant award

Swedish Association of Occupational Therapists | Sveriges Arbetsterapeuter, SE

This supports the development of occupational therapy in the applicant’s native country. The grant is worth SEK 10,000 per year.

Maximum award: SEK 10,000

Closing date: 01 Oct 17 (recurring)

 

Switzerland

 

Medieval studies scholarships

Zeno Karl Schindler Foundation, CH

These support scientific research in the field of medieval studies or connected medieval research branches. Funding is worth CHF 2,500 per month for three to six months. Candidates may also apply for an additional amount of CHF 3,000 to cover the publication of their thesis.

Maximum award: CHF 18,000

Closing date: 15 Sep 17 (recurring)

 

MERAC prizes

European Astronomical Society, CH

These recognise the best doctoral thesis in the area of astrophysics. Three prizes, worth €20,000 each, are available.

Maximum award: €20,000

Closing date: 29 Sep 17 (recurring)

 

Best PhD thesis award

Giract, CH

This recognises a flavour-related research project that has led to the submission of a PhD in 2016. The award is worth €5,000.

Maximum award: €5,000

Closing date: 31 Oct 17

 

PhD students bursaries

Giract, CH

These support first year PhD students researching flavour science. Up to six bursaries, worth €3,000 each, are available.

Maximum award: €3,000

Closing date: 31 Oct 17

 

Taiwan

 

Database grants – European region

Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, TW

These support the collection and processing of database research materials related to Chinese studies in humanities and social sciences that are made available to the European scholarly community. Grants are worth up to €120,000 over up to of three years.

Maximum award: €120,000

Closing date: 15 Oct 17 (recurring)

 

Lecture series grants – European region

Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, TW

These support lectures by scholars at academic institutions in Europe on Chinese studies in the humanities and social sciences at sponsoring institutes. Grants are worth up to €25,000 each for one to three years.

Maximum award: €25,000

Closing date: 15 Oct 17 (recurring)

 

Research grants – European region

Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, TW

These support research projects related to Chinese studies in the humanities and social sciences. Grants are worth up to €120,000 over a maximum period of three years.

Maximum award: €120,000

Closing date: 15 Oct 17 (recurring)

 

United States

 

Rapid ocean conservation grants

Waitt Foundation, US

These fund projects related to the Waitt Foundation mission of supporting sustainable fishing and marine protected areas on a global scale. Proposals for grants up to USD 10,000 are reviewed on a monthly rolling basis, while proposals up to USD 15,000 are considered but granted highly infrequently.

Maximum award: USD 15,000

Closing date: None

 

Implementer-led design, evidence, analysis and learning

US Agency for International Development, US

This aims to improve the food security and nutrition of vulnerable populations through improving the design, implementation and overall effectiveness of development and emergency food security activities. Funding worth USD 30 million is available over five years.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 09 Aug 17 Closing soon

 

ALBA/Puffin award for human rights activism

Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives, US

This recognises individuals or organisations whose work has had an impact on the advancement and defence of human rights. The award is worth USD 100,000.

Maximum award: USD 100,000

Closing date: 31 Aug 17 (recurring)

 

Developing prevention and urban design strategies for municipalities in Costa Rica to prevent crime and drug trafficking

US Department of State, US

This aims to create crime prevention strategies in municipalities based on the Comprehensive Analysis of Community Security and Citizen Coexistence results, especially urban design strategies to recover public spaces. One award, worth between USD 250,000 and USD 300,000, is available to cover a period of three years.

Maximum award: USD 300,000

Closing date: 31 Aug 17

 

Green infrastructure for water security

US Agency for International Development, US

This aims to scale up investments in green infrastructure in Peru as a strategy to regulate water supply and increase resilience to climate change. Approximately one award, or more, worth between USD 10 million and USD 15m, is available to cover a period of five years.

Maximum award: USD 15,000,000

Closing date: 31 Aug 17

 

17.PMWRA.Honduras.SALW.NOFO – threat reduction in Honduras

US Department of State, US

This supports the small arms and light weapons threat reduction project in Honduras during fiscal year 2017. Projects are not to exceed 12 months or USD 300,000.

Maximum award: USD 300,000

Closing date: 01 Sep 17

 

Statistical monitoring of Costa Rican criminal, security, and justice sector context

US Department of State, US

This aims to increase the availability and reliability of comprehensive national statistics, related to various aspects of organised criminality, justice sector efficacy, and citizen security, by regularly compiling and consolidating key statistics and creating mechanisms to centralise this data. One award, worth up to USD 400,000 over two years, is available.

Maximum award: USD 400,000

Closing date: 06 Sep 17

 

Ethical, legal and social implications of genomic research regular research programme (R01): AIDS-related

NIH: National Human Genome Research Institute, US

This supports AIDS-related studies on the ethical, legal and social implications of human genome research. Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project over up to five years.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 07 Sep 17 (recurring)

 

Neuroscience research on drug abuse (R21): AIDS-related

NIH: National Institute on Drug Abuse, US

This supports AIDS-related research on the neurobiological mechanisms underlying drug abuse and addiction, with emphasis on changes that occur during chronic drug use, withdrawal and relapse. Application budgets are limited to USD 275,000 over a two-year period.

Maximum award: USD 275,000

Closing date: 07 Sep 17 (recurring)

 

Asset management framework for forested and natural assets

Water Research Foundation, US

The tenderer will develop and test a framework and supporting tools for integrating acquisition and management of forested lands for source water protection into an overall strategic asset management program for a water utility. The contract is worth up to USD 220,000. A minimum 25 per cent of the total project value must be contributed by the applicant.

Maximum award: USD 220,000

Closing date: 12 Sep 17

 

Alcohol and substance abuse research programme – consortium award

US Department of Defense, US

This explores integrated approaches to address alcohol and substance use disorder especially related to traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder through multidisciplinary, team-based translational research efforts. One consortium award worth up to USD 10.596 million is available to cover a maximum period of five years.

Maximum award: USD 10,596,000

Closing date: 13 Sep 17 (recurring)

 

Strengthening quality of malaria diagnosis and treatment in Ethiopia

US Agency for International Development, US

This supports a project that aims to improve the quality of malaria diagnosis and treatment services to 85 per cent from baseline in project supported facilities. One award, worth USD 25 million, is available for a five-year period.

Maximum award: USD 25,000,000

Closing date: 13 Sep 17

 

Mid-career grant programme

Spencer Foundation, US

This provides support for scholars who are interested in advancing their understanding of a compelling problem of education. Up to five grants worth up to USD 150,000 each are available over a one-year period.

Maximum award: USD 150,000

Closing date: 14 Sep 17 (recurring)

 

Fellowship grant for alternatives to animal research in women’s health and sex differences

American Fund for Alternatives to Animal Research, US

This supports a postdoctoral female scientist interested in developing, validating or using alternatives to animal methods in the investigation of women’s health or sex differences. The grant is worth USD 40,000 over one year with a possibility for renewal.

Maximum award: USD 40,000

Closing date: 15 Sep 17

 

Discovering novel targets – the molecular genetics of drug addiction and related co-morbidities (R01)

NIH: National Institute on Drug Abuse, US

This supports projects that identify, validate or functionally characterise loci genetic variations and haplotypes that are associated with vulnerability to addiction and that potentially inform the likelihood of responsiveness to treatment. Application budgets are not limited, but must reflect the needs of the project over a period of up to five years.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 05 Oct 17 (recurring)

 

Ethical, legal and social implications of genomic research regular research programme (R01)

NIH: National Human Genome Research Institute, US

This supports studies on the ethical, legal and social implications of human genome research. Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project over up to five years.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 05 Oct 17 (recurring)

 

Multidisciplinary studies of HIV/AIDS and ageing (R01)

NIH: National Institute on Aging, US

This supports studies addressing HIV and ageing that aim to improve understanding of biological, clinical and socio-bahavioural aspects of ageing through the lens of HIV infection, as well as improve approaches for testing, prevention and treatment of HIV infection and its comorbidities. Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project over a period of up to five years.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 05 Oct 17 (recurring)

 

Ethical, legal and social implications of genomics research exploratory/developmental research programme (R21)

NIH: National Human Genome Research Institute, US

This supports studies on the ethical, legal and social implications of human genome research. Application budgets are limited to USD 275,000 in direct costs for up to two years.

Maximum award: USD 275,000

Closing date: 16 Oct 17 (recurring)

 

Ethical, legal and social implications of genomics research small research grant programme (R03)

NIH: National Human Genome Research Institute, US

This supports small-scale studies on the ethical, legal and social implications of human genome research. Application budgets are limited to no more than USD 50,000 in direct costs per year. The maximum project period is two years.

Maximum award: USD 100,000

Closing date: 16 Oct 17 (recurring)

 

Multidisciplinary studies of HIV/AIDS and ageing (R21)

NIH: National Institute on Aging, US

This supports studies addressing HIV and ageing that aim to improve understanding of biological, clinical and socio-bahavioural aspects of ageing through the lens of HIV infection, as well as improve approaches for testing, prevention and treatment of HIV infection and its comorbidities. Combined budgets for direct costs for the two-year project period are worth up to USD 275,000.

Maximum award: USD 275,000

Closing date: 16 Oct 17 (recurring)

 

Neuroscience research on drug abuse (R21)

NIH: National Institute on Drug Abuse, US

This supports research on the neurobiological mechanisms underlying drug abuse and addiction, with emphasis on changes that occur during chronic drug use, withdrawal and relapse. Application budgets are limited to USD 275,000 over a two-year period.

Maximum award: USD 275,000

Closing date: 16 Oct 17 (recurring)

 

BRAIN initiative: new concepts and early-stage research for large-scale recording and modulation in the nervous system (R21)

NIH: National Eye Institute, US

This seeks applications for unique and innovative technologies that are in early stages of development, including new and untested ideas that are in the initial stages of conceptualisation. The combined budget for direct costs is USD 300,000 for up to two years.

Maximum award: USD 300,000

Closing date: 26 Oct 17

 

Central neural mechanisms of age-related hearing loss (R01)

NIH: National Institute on Aging, US

This seeks basic or clinical research applications that investigate central neural mechanisms of age-related hearing loss in older adults and/or in relevant animal models. Application budgets are limited to USD 500,000 in direct costs per year for up to five years. Up to five awards are available.

Maximum award: USD 2,500,000

Closing date: 08 Nov 17

 

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Exploratory clinical trials of mind and body interventions for NCCAM high priority research topics (R34) Aids-related

NIH: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, US

*** The closing date for this opportunity has been extended. The previous deadline of 7 September 2017 has been extended to 7 January 2018. This will be the last round of calls under this funding opportunity. This funding opportunity supports early phase clinical trials of mind and body approaches for conditions that have been identified by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine as high priority research topics. Funding is worth up to USD 450,000 over a maximum of three years. ***

Maximum award: USD 450,000

Closing date: 07 Jan 18

 

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