Universities UK International – Imperial Deadline: 13 Dec 2017

BEIS-UUKI fellowship scheme

The intention is to strengthen strategic partnerships between UK institutions and overseas partners by funding Early Career Researcher visiting fellowships of up to a year.

There are no geographical restrictions but priority countries have been identified:  Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Israel, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Occupied Palestinian Territories, South Africa.  Applications (one per institution) can be for up to £150K.  The application deadline is 10 Jan and, whilst individual fellows don’t need to be known by then, their home institutions do. Whilst the maximum sum is fairly small (amounting to ~3 or 4 1-year fellowships or more for a shorter period), the opportunity is significant and so draft applications are invited from members of the College’s Multi-Faculty Networks, Centres and Institutes for review. The Vice-Provost (Research and Enterprise) and Associate Provost (Academic Partnerships) will approve the College proposal for submission and provide the necessary supporting letter.

Scope

Applicants should set out how they would use a block grant/part of a block grant to deliver a dynamic programme of research fellowships for early career researchers (ECR). These fellowships will not only benefit individual researchers, but also the institutions involved in the programme. By funding individual ECR mobility within the framework of strategic partnerships, the aim is to catalyse longer term and interdisciplinary collaboration. In terms of the programme of activity, potential fellows must:

• be non-UK nationals and be resident outside the UK at the point of application

• have a PhD and 0-10 years postdoctoral experience (allowances can be made for documented career breaks)

• be able to begin their programme of work no later than 31 March 2018

• be affiliated with one of the strategic partner institutions indicated in the application form

It is not necessary for proposals to provide details of the individual(s) to whom the fellowship(s) will be awarded at the application stage. However, applicants will need to state the country (or countries) from which they intend to recruit their fellows and the strategic partner institutions they will work with to identify these individuals. Research (and researchers) of any discipline can be funded through the programme, and fellowships can be for a maximum period of 12 months. NB fellowships cannot be extended once granted.

Funding

Up to £150,000 total is available to support the institutional activity. This is broken down per fellow as:

·         Stipend at £2200 per month within London metropolitan area

·         Travel costs (including visa processing costs) (up to max. £5000)

·         Research, support and/or training costs (up to max. £10,000)

·         Overheads and admin costs for host institution (50% stipend)

 

Application process

As this is a limited submission process, it will be managed by the Research Office in collaboration with the International Relations Office. Interested PIs must play an active role in any of the College’s Multi faculty Institutes, Centres and Networks. Draft proposals should be submitted using the attached Rutherford Fund Strategic Partner Grants Internal Form and return this to the International Relations Office international.relations@imperial.ac.uk  by 9am Wednesday 13th December

Selection process

Together, the Vice-Provost (Research and Enterprise) and Associate Provost (Academic Partnerships) will select the proposal most suited to meeting the requirements of the call (see attached guidelines). PIs should therefore ensure their completed Rutherford Fund Strategic Partner Grants Internal Form covers these aspects clearly. After selection the application will be subject to the normal review, approval and authorisation steps through the appropriate Department and Faculty Research Services Teams.

Funding opportunity Rutherford Fund Strategic Partner Grants
Key dates 9am Wednesday 13th December Deadline for submission of outlines to International Relations Office international.relations@imperial.ac.uk
Monday 18th December Selection is made
Monday 18th – Friday 22nd Letter of Support is prepared
23rd December  – 1st January College Closed
Wednesday 3rd January 2018 Selected proposal with Research Services Team as per 5-day rule
  12.30pm (GMT) Wednesday, 10th January 2018 Deadline for submission of selected proposal to Universities UK International
Contact Head of International Relations Office Helen Challis (international.relations@imperial.ac.uk)
Additional information Imperial is limited to one proposal. All bids also require a supporting letter from the Vice-Provost (Research and Enterprise) and Associate Provost (Academic Partnerships).
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NIHR – Deadline: 19 Dec 2017

Applications for the doctoral level

The Doctoral Research Fellowship (DRF) offers 3 years full-time funding (or 4 or 5 years part-time) to undertake a PhD and is aimed at individuals, of outstanding potential, early in their research careers. It aims to fast-track them through a customised research training programme in an environment reflecting their individual talents and training needs. It is anticipated that successful applicants would become independent research leaders within 6 to 10 years of completing the DRF award.

 

For more information please visit the NIHR website.

 

Travelling Surgical Society of Great Britain and Ireland – Deadline: 31 Dec 2017

Price Thomas travelling fellowship

This enables surgical trainees to travel to Budapest to deliver at least two papers at scientific meetings at Budapest University Hospital. UK-based surgical trainees, who are at specialty training level seven or above by May 2018, and consultants within 10 years of appointment, may apply. They may specialise in general surgery or breast, colorectal, upper gastrointestinal, hepato-pancreato-biliary, endocrine, vascular, cardiothoracic, plastic, urology, general paediatric or transplantation surgery.

The fellowship covers cost of registration fees, accommodation, travel and all organised meals.

Find more about this at the Travelling Surgical Society website.

Cancer Research UK – Deadline: 4 Jan 2018

Pioneer award

For more information please visit the CRUK website

MRC – Deadline: 4 Jan 2018

Programme grants – Molecular & Cellular Medicine – Research Boards:

Programme grants provide larger, longer term (five years) and renewable programme funding. They aim to help the medical science community to ‘think bigger’. A programme is defined as a coordinated and coherent group of related projects, which may be developed to address an inter-related set of questions across a broad scientific area.

For more information please visit the  MRC website.

 

MRC – Deadline: 4 Jan 2018

New Investigator Research Grant – Molecular & Cellular Medicine 

The New Investigator Research Grant (NIRG) is aimed at researchers who are capable of becoming independent Principal Investigators and who are now ready to take the next step towards that goal. You can apply across all areas of the MRC’s remit.

For more information please visit the MRC website.

Royal Society of Medicine – Deadline: 7 Jan 2018

Clinical immunology and allergy president’s prize

This recognises the best clinical research abstract related to immunology or allergy.Applicants may be training grade doctors, young scientists and medical students who are not above specialist registrar, grade B clinical scientist or equivalent grade.

The first prize is worth £300. In addition, two prizes of £100 are awarded to runner-up candidates.

To learn more about this prize please go to the RSM website.

MRC – Deadline: 10 Jan 2018

New Investigator Research Grant – Infections and Immunity (IIB) – Research Boards

The New Investigator Research Grant (NIRG) is aimed at researchers who are capable of becoming independent Principal Investigators and who are now ready to take the next step towards that goal. You can apply across all areas of the MRC’s remit.
For more information please visit the MRC website

MRC – Deadline: 10 Jan 2018

Programme grants – Infections and Immunity (IIB) – Research Boards:

Programme grants provide larger, longer term (five years) and renewable programme funding. They aim to help the medical science community to ‘think bigger’. A programme is defined as a coordinated and coherent group of related projects, which may be developed to address an inter-related set of questions across a broad scientific area. 

For more information please visit the MRC website.