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FYI. Five funding opportunities (large and small)


1. Wellcome Trust research fellowships for health professionals

These fellowships enable practising health professionals to carry out humanities or social science research in any area of health. Must be held at an eligible UK, ROI, or low- or middle-income country institution. Candidates should have completed general professional training and be a practising health professional with little or no research experience. Fellowships are tenable between six months and three years and are usually worth up to £350,000. They provide fellows with a basic salary, research expenses, materials and consumables, animals, equipment and travel and subsistence costs.

Deadline: 6 July 2017. More info


2. Wellcome Trust seed awards in science

These awards help researchers develop novel ideas that will go on to form part of larger grant applications to the trust or elsewhere. Funding supports a range of activities including pilot studies, scoping studies, preliminary data gathering, proof-of-principle studies, planning sessions and meetings of collaborative networks. Applicants must have completed a PhD or equivalent higher degree, be based in the UK, ROI, or a low- or middle-income country and receive personal salary support from the host. Applicants at the start of their independent careers who want to develop ideas outside their discipline or area of expertise are particularly encouraged to apply. Awards are worth up to £100,000 each over a maximum period of two years. Funding covers research expenses, materials and consumables, equipment, animals and travel.

Deadline: 3 July 2017. More info


3. MRC public health intervention development scheme

The Medical Research Council invites proposals for its public health intervention development scheme. This supports the early stages of development of public health interventions. 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 scope of the scheme includes qualitative and quantitative primary research. Eligible research includes: developing theory such as defining the intervention and specifying content; modelling process and outcomes such as developing logic models; identifying components and their interrelationships; developing procedures and protocols; creation of new interventions where active components of existing interventions are recombined. Research should be novel and high-risk, with a focus on non-healthcare settings, such as transport, education, employment, leisure and the built environment. Investigators are encouraged to include user participation in their development study. Awards are worth up to £150,000 for a maximum of 18 months.

Deadline: 13 July 2017. More info


4. The Education Endowment Foundation: General project funding.

 This funding supports projects that improve the educational attainment of children and young people from economically disadvantaged backgrounds in schools in England Applications may include: well-defined programmes with clear explanation of how they will be implemented within schools or educational settings; evidence that suggest that the intervention is effective at raising the attainment and skills of disadvantaged pupils; programmes that are scalable. Priority areas include math teaching at key stage 2/3, character and life skills development and science programmes across primary and secondary schools. Projects led by schools or focusing on early years education, primary schools, secondary schools and education after the age of 16 are also encouraged. Mainstream primary and secondary schools, further education colleges or sixth forms, early years settings, charities, local authorities, academy chains, companies, teaching multiacademy trusts or teaching school alliances, universities and social enterprises may apply. Funding must be used for an independent project and benefit multiple schools in England. There is no funding limit. Grants are usually worth between £90,000 and £1.5 million each. For-profit applicants are expected to substantially subsidise the project cost.
Deadline: 9 June 2017. More info


5. Lindsay bequest and Reid Trust research grants – mental and physical health

The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh invites applications for the Lindsay bequest and Reid Trust research grants. These support research into links between mental and physical health.Eligible projects include pump priming projects or pilot work towards further grant or fellowship applications. Grants are typically worth up to £2,000 but up to £5,000 may be awarded for projects that have demonstrable added value.

Deadline: 2 June 2017. More info


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