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.


MRC – Deadline: 10 Jan 2018

Research grants – Infections and Immunity (IIB) – Research boards

MRC research grants are suitable for focused research projects that may be short- or long-term in nature. In addition, they can be used to support method development or development and continuation of research facilities and may involve more than one research group or institution.
For more information please visit the MRC website.

MRC – Deadline 10 Jan 2018

Clinical Research Training Fellowship (CRTF)

The CRTF supports clinicians, including (but not limited to) medics, surgeons, dentists, clinical psychologists, public health specialty trainees, allied health professionals, nurses, midwives and veterinarians, to undertake a PhD or other higher research degree.

The scheme also provides a route for post-doctoral applicants who achieved their PhD some time ago but who have not been research active since due to clinical training commitments to reacquire research skills.

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 in collaboration with several Charities and Royal Colleges – Deadline: 10 Jan 2018

Jointly-Funded Clinical Research Training Fellowship

These awards offer the prestige of having the relevant organisation co-fund your fellowship and may offer additional opportunities to report on your project, present your work at meetings and for professional networking.

For the list of other Charities and Royal Colleges involved and more information about this fellowship please go to the MRC website.


NIHR – Deadline: 11 Jan 2018

17/100 – Health Services & Delivery Research Programme researcher-led (evidence synthesis)

17/99 – Health Services & Delivery Research Programme: standard researcher-led

This supports research into the quality, effectiveness and accessibility of health services, including evaluations of how the NHS might improve delivery of services. The aim is to fund research that will lead to improvements in health services that will be of greatest benefit to the NHS and to patients. Applicants may submit either a standard outline proposal or an evidence synthesis full proposal. Proposals focusing on complex health and care needs in older people are encouraged, particularly those addressing frailty; transitions in care, service delivery and models of care; medicines management and polypharmacy; promoting healthy ageing and preventing ill health; or patient-centred decision making. The workstream also has a continued interest in the following research areas: dementia; surgical and implantable devices; primary care interventions; very rare diseases; antimicrobial resistance; long-term conditions in children; applied research into mesothelioma; multimorbidities in older people and prevention and treatment of obesity.

More information on these and other NIHR funding opportunities can be found here

Cancer Research UK – Deadline: 16 Jan 2018

Early Detection OHSU Spark Award

Ignites new and early-stage collaborations in early detection between researchers in the UK and at Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU). Each application must have a lead applicant from both a UK institution and OHSU.

Cancer Research UK – Deadline 18 Jan 2018

Research travel award

Supports postdoctoral researchers to travel and gain skills from other research groups that will help them develop their independent cancer research careers.

To learn more about this opportunity please visit the CRUK website.