The following funding opportunities have been announced. Please follow the links for more information.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
The Bioinformatics and Biological Resources (BBR) is a fund of up to £6m which aims support the bioscience research community with the establishment, maintenance and enhancement of infrastructures, support high quality bioinformatics and biological resources and supply long-term funding and provide a stable environment for resource development and provision. Closing Date: 7/10/15 at 16:00
Cancer Research UK
Phase III Clinical Trial grants fund research into cancer treatment (including chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery), with the objective of improving survival. Funding is available for up to £100k per annum. Closing Date: 1/12/15
Daphne Jackson Trust
The Daphne Jackson Fellowship is a unique fellowship designed to return STEM professionals to their careers after a break to carry out their research.Fellowships are two-year, part-time, fellowships that can be held in any university research laboratory or industrial R&D setting within the UK. Closing Date: Open
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Healthcare Technologies Programme Grants of up to £15 million will be available to fund 3-5 Programme Grants looking at Advanced materials, Disruptive technologies for sensing and analysis, Future manufacturing technologies, Medical device design and innovation, Novel computational and mathematical sciences and Novel imaging technologies. Pre-Outline Closing Date: 6/10/15. Outline Closing Date: 27/10/15 at 16:00.
Joint Research Centre call for expression of interest for Quantifying disaster risk and recovery needs. Supported disaster types range from natural hazards – such as floods, fires, storms, volcanic eruptions, landslides, and earthquakes – to industrial accidents and humanitarian crisis. Closing Date: 18/9/15
The European Food Safety Authority is inviting tenders for Italy-Parma: Human biomonitoring data collection from occupational exposure to pesticides. The maximum budget EFSA has available is 200,000 EUR. Closing Date: 29/9/15
The Directorate-General for Financial Stability is inviting tenders for a Mid-cap financing survey. The estimated maximum amount for the execution of all the tasks referred to in this call for tenders is 140,000 EUR. Closing Date: 5/10/15
The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) are inviting tenders for a Study on the contribution of sport to the employability of young people in the context of the Europe 2020 strategy. The study will aim to increase knowledge on the interactions between sport, employment and youth across the EU in order to suggest improvements of EU policy in this area. The maximum budget available is 200,000 EUR. Closing Date: 12/10/15 at 15:00.
The Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport are inviting tenders for a Study towards a single and innovative European transport system. The study aims to analyse the barriers, which impede the development and deployment of innovative technological solutions enhancing the integration of the transport system, and to propose a set of actions which, collectively, can help to accelerate progress. Maximum combined budget between two schemes is 700,000. EUR Closing Date: 20/10/15 at 16:00.
The Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers is inviting tenders for Scientific analysis and advice on gender equality in the EU. The overall objective of the contract is to contribute to the improvement of European-level policy analysis and policy development on gender equality by providing reliable, independent, and rigorous scientific support and advice to the European Commission. Maximum budget 1.1m EUR. Closing Date: 3/11/15 at 11:00.
Under the Mexico-UK Collaborative Industrial R&D Competition, Innovate UK and the National Council of Science and Technology of Mexico (CONACYT) are to invest up to £6 million in collaborative research and development projects to stimulate innovation across three sectors (agroindustry, energy and health) that underpin future Mexican socio-economic growth. Registration Closing Date: 27/1/16 at 12:00
Natural Environment Research Council
Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in the Real World is a programme will support two types of award; larger Research Grants and smaller, more focused, Pump Priming Grants. This programme aims to address the need for a greater understanding of the role of the outdoor environment and host microbiome in influencing the evolution, acquisition and spread of antibacterial resistance. A Pump Priming Grants which will be around £200k (100% FEC) per project for 12-36 months. Closing Date: 3/12/15 at 16:00
The NSFC China costshare fund and the R3 (including MOST and RIA costshare fund) makes available up to £12,000 for collaborations partners in Taiwan, France, Ireland, China or Russia. The scheme is intended to stimulate new collaborations between scientists in the UK and overseas. The scheme covers all areas of the life and physical sciences, including engineering, but excluding clinical medicine. NSFC Closing Date: 12/10/15, R3 Closing Date: 14/10/15
The Pathfinder Awards offer pilot funding to discrete projects addressing areas of unmet medical need. Awards of upto a maximum £350k are available for projects lasting up to 18 months. Closing Date: 23/11/15
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