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FYI. UK-Japan health sciences and public health funding opportunity


Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation Butterfield awards

The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation invites applications for the Butterfield awards. These aim to encourage and facilitate exploratory exchanges and collaborations between qualified professionals in Japan and the UK, as well as investigation of scientific, clinical, social and economic aspects of medicine in which Japanese and British scientists, practitioners and policy makers may learn from each other.

The grants may be used for travel expenses or to contribute to other costs as appropriate. Typically, an award might cover the cost of one exchange visit in each direction for up to a month. It is intended that, wherever possible, the project should involve partners in both the UK and Japan. Applicants are normally expected to have an existing research record, but consideration will also be given to practitioners managers, carers or others in health-related fields. Preference will be given to those who have not previously been involved in a UK-Japan collaborations, and applications from early-stage researchers are particularly welcome.

Areas currently of interest include: health management; public health; health education; genetic aspects of ageing; palliative care; stem cell technology; community-based psychiatry; patient and carer involvement; drug testing; cancer; voluntary sector development; architecture and design for healthcare.

Grants are worth approximately £5,000 per year over a maximum of three years. Substantial funds are also available for support of conferences and publications bringing together UK and Japanese expertise.

Deadline: 15th December 2016

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