March, April, May digest

The information below contains all calls for March, April and May 2018, and duplicates the posts/calls on the site.  Please be aware while searching.



Eureka, EU – Deadline: 1 Mar 18

Eurostar programme

EUREKA invites applications for the Eurostars programme. This supports collaborative innovation research and innovation projects in any technological area, as long as they have a civilian purpose.

Any type of organisation can be part of a Eurostars project consortium, but the consortium leader must be an R&D-performing SME from a Eurostars country. Consortia must include at least two participants from two different Eurostars countries. Organisations from non-Eurostars countries may participate but only if two Eurostars countries are already a part of the project. Projects have a maximum duration of three years. Funding may vary depending on national rules.

For more information please visit the Horizon2020 webpage.

Breast Cancer Now – Deadline: 2 Mar 2018

These project grants are for established researchers in the UK or Ireland who have a strong track record in their field, and who want to work in one of our priority areas.

Breast Cancer Now is interested in funding research that supports improvements in the prevention, detection and treatment of all forms of breast cancer, and welcome applications from all disciplines.

For more information please visit the BCNow website.

British Medical Association: Deadline 2 Mar 2018


H C Roscoe grant for research into viral diseases of the respiratory system

Grant amount: £50,000

To promote research into the elimination of the common cold and/or other viral diseases of the human respiratory system.

Applicants must be registered medical practitioners in the UK or research scientists working in the UK.

For more information see the terms and conditions on the BMA website.



NIHR Imperial BRC – Deadline: 5 Mar 2018

Cancer Theme – Project Call 2018/19

Proposals are invited for up to £20,000 funding for cancer research projects through the BRC Cancer Theme to enable delivery of the Theme objectives and support the objectives of the NIHR BRC namely to drive innovation in prevention, diagnosis and treatment, and to translate advances in biomedical research into benefits for patients. This funding is intended to enable high quality research evidenced by high impact publications and larger, follow-on external grant applications.

Call announced: 13th February 2018

Deadline for proposals: 5th March 2018; 17:00

Notification of outcome: 9th April 2018

Eligibility: all clinical and academic researchers within the NIHR Imperial BRC Cancer Theme, who hold a substantive contract of employment with either Imperial College London or ICHT.
Applications must be cancer orientated and contain a rigorous research focus. Projects should be ambitious but achievable in the time frame indicated.

  • Proposals should clearly outline the novelty/innovative aspect of the research counterbalanced by its achievability in terms of time and funds.
  • All proposals should include a Gantt chart detailing the scientific milestones and deliverables.
  • Any costs requested should not duplicate resources and services already provided. Indirect costs will not be supported.
  • The awards will be made on the basis of written application. Applications should be made using the provided application form describing the science to be undertaken and its relevance.
  • Proposals will be reviewed for scientific merit and fit to remit.
  • Proposals that have an aspect of leverage or subsidy, or are likely to result in generation of further funds are strongly encouraged and we ask you to indicate which schemes will be targeted for follow on funding.

Please specify your research infrastructure, including the access to resources already in place and any additional needs. Projects should also be able to add significant value to the scientific community on an international level and its predicted impact should be outlined. Successful investigators will be expected to undertake a local engagement/patient involvement activity within 3 months of completion.

Projects are expected to commence by June 2018; actual start dates are flexible but projects are expected to be completed by 31st March 2019.  Successful applicants will be required to provide regular 6 monthly written reports to the NIHR Imperial BRC Office as requested and fully acknowledge NIHR BRC funding in all publications.

Enquiries to Professor Iain McNeish, NIHR Imperial BRC Cancer Theme Lead: and Dr Jennifer Podesta –, 020 7594 2799.

Applications should be made using the separate application form provided.
We request that you send the completed application form > 2018 BRC Cancer Project Call – Application Form (using the format SURNAME.DOCX) directly to the NIHR Imperial BRC Office :

Cancer Research UK – Deadline: 8 MAR 2018

Senior Cancer Research Fellowship

Programme grants provide long-term support for broad, multidisciplinary research, led by outstanding individuals with an established scientific track record.

Applications are judged on the basis of scientific excellence, innovation and relevance to cancer research. Applicants should have:

Disease models and mechanisms – Deadline: 9 Mar 2018

DMM Conference Travel Grants

DMM Conference Travel Grants are aimed at early career scientists wanting to attend scientific meetings, conferences, workshops and courses relating to the areas of research covered by the journal. Each application will be judged on the excellence of the candidate and any work being presented in a talk or poster.

Applicants will usually be PhD students and post-doctoral researchers at the beginning of their research careers, using the funding to support their travel.

We also welcome applications from independent group leaders and PIs with no independent funding, seeking support to attend meetings, conferences, workshops, courses, PI laboratory management courses and courses to re-train.

Please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) before completing and submitting your application.

Note: We are unable to pay awards to recipients in jurisdictions, countries or regions of the world subject to sanctions, embargoes or other political trade restrictions put in place by the United Nations, the EU or the UK.

Guidelines for application:

  • Maximum funding is set at £400 within the home country and at £600 for meetings overseas.
  • The amount given depends on demand and may provide only a portion of the requested funding.
  • Applicants who are presenting talks or displaying posters may be looked on more favourably than those who are not.
  • DMM does not fund applications made retrospectively, so please submit your application in good time.
  • DMM reserves the right to reject applications to attend conferences or workshops that it considers to be possibly ‘predatory’ in design.
  • ​The date of travel must occur within six months of funding being awarded.
  • ​Applicants should not have received other funding from The Company of Biologists in the past 12 months.
  • Funding of multiple applications from the same lab or department will be limited.

Deadline dates for applications: 
​09 March 2018 (for travel after 23 April 2018)

4 May 2018 (for travel after 18 June 2018)
17 August 2018 (for travel after 5 October 2018)
09 November 2017 (for travel after 17 December 2018)


For more information please visit the DMM website.