Latest Major Funding Opportunities

The following funding opportunities have been announced. Please follow the links for more information:

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council. The Innovator of the Year Award recognises and rewards individuals and small teams who have harnessed the potential of their excellent research. The competition has three categories; commercial, social and most promising and it is designed to recognise the full breadth of impacts that BBSRC-funded research can have. Winners in each category will receive a £15,000 award, with a further £15,000 for the overall winner. Closing date for nominations: 27/10/14

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council. Applications are invited for responsive-mode research grants. These support investigator-led research activities can address any topic within the council’s remit. Grants may be used for research projects, technology development, equipment or use of existing facilities, new facilities or infrastructure provision, research networks and coordination, and summer schools. Short-duration activities, such as small pilot projects or proof-of-concept studies, may also be supported. Award varies. Closing date: 4pm 08/01/15

British Academy, GB. The Brian Barry Prize in political science is worth £2,500 and is awarded annually for excellence in political science, as displayed in an unpublished essay. The award is made in partnership with Cambridge University Press and the British Journal of Political Science in honour of Brian Barry, a distinguished Fellow of the Academy and founding editor of the Journal.  The winning entry will be published in the British Journal of Political Science. Closing date: 31/01/15

British Academy, GB. The Wiley Prize in Psychology, worth £5,000, is awarded annually for lifetime achievement by an outstanding international scholar. Closing date:  31/1/15

Innovate UK, GB. Biomedical Catalyst-Feasibility Studies. This joint Innovate UK and Medical Research Council programme offers grant funding through the Biomedical Catalyst and is available to UK businesses (SMEs) and academics looking to develop innovative solutions to healthcare challenges either individually or in collaboration. The award varies depending on business type and activity. Registration closing date: 18/03/2014

Innovate UK , GB. Innovate UK and the Ministry of Defence invite applications for their global navigation satellite system antenna call, for research proposals in the area of low-SWAP GNSS Multi-frequency or Wideband Antennas. Grants are worth up to £50,000 over four months in phase one. Registration closing date: 3/12/14

Innovate UK , GB. Innovate UK and the Department for Energy and Climate Change invite proposals for their heat networks demonstrator competition.  This competition aims to stimulate innovation that helps address cost and performance efficiency challenges related to heat networks. Phase one feasibility studies may be worth up to £50,000 and last from January to March 2015; phase two projects are expected to range between £100,000 and £1m and last from May 2015 to March 2016. Closing date for phase one proposals: 12 noon 28/11/14

Wellcome Trust, GB. Wellcome Trust and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology invite applications for their postdoctoral fellowships. Postdoctoral Fellowships provide four years’ support for recently qualified postdoctoral researchers to gain experience of research at the interfaces between biology/medicine and mathematics, engineering, computer, physical or chemical sciences. Closing date: 24/11/14,  5pm

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