Royal Society: Deadline: 19 Dec 2017

Research grants

This scheme is for scientists in the UK who are at an early stage in their career and want to purchase specialised equipment and consumables. The scheme covers all areas of the life and physical sciences, including engineering, but excluding clinical medicine.

For more information please visit RS website.


European Research Council – Deadline: 16 Jan 2018

ERC Proof of concept

This scheme is for scientists who already received an ERC grant for a frontier research project and now want to explore the commercial or societal potential of their work.

Multiple cut-off dates:

16 January 2018 17:00:00
18 April 2018 17:00:00
11 September 2018 17:00:00

For more information please visit the ERC website.

Wellcome Trust – Deadline: 18 Jan 2018

 UK Prevention Research Partnership Scheme

The UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP) will fund large interdisciplinary research collaborations and networks to support research on the primary prevention of non-communicable diseases in the UK.

The UKPRP is a partnership of research councils, UK health departments and charities, including Wellcome. It is administered by the Medical Research Council (MRC).

For more information please visit the Wellcome website.

Cancer Research UK – Deadline 18 Jan 2018

Senior Cancer Research Fellowship

This fellowship offers outstanding scientists support to establish or further develop an independent cancer research group.Applications are considered from any area of our funding remit, with the exception of clinical trials and drug discovery.

European Research Council – Deadline: 15 Feb 2018

ERC Consolidator Grant

This scheme if for scientists who want to consolidate their independence by establishing a research team and continue to develop a success career in Europe. You can also apply if you have recently created an independent, excellent research team and want to strengthen it.

For more information please visit the ERC website.

Funds for Women Graduates: Deadline 22 Feb 2018

Foundation Grants

FfWG offers Foundation Grants to help women graduates with their living expenses (not fees) while registered for study or research at an approved institution of higher education in Great Britain. The criteria are the proven needs of the applicant and her academic calibre. Foundation Grants will only be given for the final year of a PhD or DPhil. The closing date for applications for 2018/2019 is 2nd March 2018 and the grants are awarded in July for the following academic year. Request for applications must be made by 22 February 2018.
For more information please visit FfWG website.

Royal Society of Medicine – Deadline: 6 May 2018

Meeting date: Monday 25 – Tuesday 26 June 2018
Prize: Oral: 1st: £250; 2nd: £200; 3rd: £150 Poster: £200
Open to: Medical students and trainees

Abstracts should be structured (aims, methods, results, conclusions) and be a maximum 250 words.
Candidates shortlisted will be asked to present an oral presentation at the meeting in June 2018. A selection of submissions (not shortlisted for oral presentation) will be invited to present a poster at the meeting. All accepted abstracts will be published in Phlebology.

For further information, contact: venous@rsm.ac.uk or visit the RSM website.

Royal Society of Medicine – Deadline: 6 May 2018

Trainee specialists under 40 years of age at time of application candidates are invited to submit an application outlining the research costs and aim of the potential benefit of the research to the phlebology and endovenous world.

Applications must be supported with the following documentation:

    • Curriculum Vitae.
    • Letter from their Head of Department and/or a senior colleague/specialist, supporting the application.
    • Completed RSM bursary form.

The successful candidate will be announced during the Annual meeting in 2018. The winner will be expected to attend the meeting in Annual meeting in 2019 and present their work in a 10 minute presentation.

For more information, contact: venous@rsm.ac.uk or visit the RSM website.

NHLI Postdoc Travel Awards-Deadline Closed

In order to continue training young scientists, the NHLI Foundation has generously donated funds to support travel awards for NHLI Postdoctoral Research Associates and Research Fellows for the purpose of presenting at conferences or attending scientific workshops in the fields of cardiovascular and respiratory research.

Applicants can also apply for funding to cover extraordinary costs relating to caring responsibilities when presenting at such meetings e.g. costs related to caring for dependents, such as parents or funds required to cover additional childcare costs whilst attending a meeting.  Applicants may also apply for funding for extra-ordinary costs in addition to travel funding which they have already secured from other sources.

Full details and the application form can be found at: