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Research Councils new grants service Regional Workshop

RCUKRCUK are undertaking a project to upgrade their electronic grants submission service.  Do you want to go and hear more about the grants service in person? They are running regional workshops around the UK and will be holding a workshop in London on 26th September 2016.  Alice Brown from the RKEO will be attending but it would also be useful for academics to attend.

The aim of this event is to come and talk to the research community about the Research Councils programme to replace their existing grants service and to, where possible, simplify and standardise grants policy and process. This event will be an opportunity to hear about what progress they have made and to ask them questions. In the afternoon they would also like to carry out user testing with a smaller group. They would like to invite a mixed audience to attend including academics, university research administrators and managers, system and data staff etc.

When – Monday, 26 September 2016 from 09:00 to 17:00 (BST)

Where – Imperial College London – Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2AZ

To register, click here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/research-councils-new-grants-service-regional-workshop-tickets-27166553894

World Cancer Research Fund International – Regular Grant Programme

The call for outline applications for the Regular Grant Programme 2012/2013 Cycle is now open.

WCRF International funds research into the effects of diet, nutrition (including nutritional status) and physical activity on cancer.

Applications are accepted from anywhere in the world, except the Americas (North America, Central America and the Caribbean, and South America). Applications from the Americas are accepted by the AICR Grant Programme.Grant Applicants

Detailed information on how to apply is provided in the Grant Application Package (GAP) 2012/2013 and in the Grant applicants section below.

Grant applicants

Find out how you can apply for a grant. The call for Outline Applications for the Regular Grant Programme 2012/2013 Cycle is now open.


Grant holders

This section provides information relevant to current WCRF International grant-holders.

Grant Application Package (GAP)

Grant Application Package (GAP)

Download the GAP PDF file, which contains information on the Regular Grant Programme and details of how to apply for a grant.

Funded Research

Funded research

Find out about grants awarded under the WCRF International Research Grant Programme between 2001 and 2011.

Grant Panel

Grant panel

Details of the panel members for the WCRF International Regular Grant Programme.

 The RKE Operations team can help you with your application.

Cancer Research UK – Population research committee project grants

Cancer Research UK have announced a call for ‘Population Research Committee project grants‘.

Project grants provide support for a defined piece of work with objectives that can be achieved in the time specified. Applications are judged on the basis of scientific excellence, innovation, relevance to cancer research and potential impact on policy and practice.

What is covered

  • Clinical and public health epidemiology (excluding primary and secondary prevention studies involving medical interventions, e.g. vaccines and chemoprevention)
  • Educational and behavioural research in areas of prevention, screening and early diagnosis
  • Proposals considering clinical trials methodologies or statistics
  • Proposals considering secondary effects of treatment

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


Applications will be accepted from scientists, clinicians or health care workers in UK universities, medical schools, hospitals and some research institutions. In addition, all applicants for Project Grants must have at least three years post-doctoral experience or equivalent, or a tenured post.

Period of funding

Funding is normally provided for up to 36 months.  In exceptional circumstances, and where justified by the research proposed, applications for project grants for more than 36 months duration may be considered. All such applications must be discussed with the office before submission.  Shorter time periods will also be considered, if this is appropriate to the particular project.

Funding value

No set value. Funding decisions are made on the basis of scientific merit. Individuals submitting applications above the level of £100,000 per annum are advised to contact Dr Hannah Whiteman (contact details below.)

How to apply

Applications must be submitted via their electronic Grants Management System (eGMS). See How to apply for more information and to submit your application via eGMS. Please note that applications are only fully submitted to Cancer Research UK once approved by your host institution administrators.

Submission deadlines

Preliminary submissions Final submissions Committee review
N/A 16 Nov 2012 Apr 2013


Additional notes

Applications for PhD studentships on project grants will not be considered.

Please note that deadlines are final and Cancer Research UK cannot accept applications after 5 p.m. on these dates. Applications will be processed in the order they are received up to the maximum quota for any one meeting. If the pre-set quota is reached before 5 p.m. on the deadline date applications will be accepted on a first come first served basis.

The Population Research Committee will only accept applications for additional arms to, or sub-studies for, existing trials, if the parent trial has been funded or endorsed by a Cancer Research UK Funding Committee or adopted by the NCRN.

Other details

For enquiries related to this funding scheme, please contact: Dr Fiona Reddington, Tel: +44 (0) 20 3469 5324
The RKE Operations team can help you with your application.

Alzheimer’s Society calls for Project Grants and PhD Studentship Grants

Project Grants: Next deadline: 29 June 2012

The objective of Alzheimer’s Society Project Grants is to provide funding for significant research projects in the areas of cause, cure, care or prevention of dementia.

Up to £225,000 funding per application may be requested, for periods up to 3 years.

PhD studentship Grants: Deadline: 27 July 2012

The objective of Alzheimer’s Society Project Grants is to provide funding for new PhD studentships in the areas of cause, cure, care or prevention of dementia.

Applications should be made by the prospective supervisor. Up to £80,000 may be requested consisting of a fixed student stipend and a budget for student fees, materials and consumables.

Project grants and PhD grants are open calls, for investigator led proposals across cause, cure, care and prevention of dementia. They wish to highlight that welcome applications for high quality complex interventions in social and psychological care since these are currently underrepresented in their portfolio. Applicants are also advised to look at the document ‘Challenges facing primary carers for people with dementia: Opportunities for research‘, which was prepared in consultation with Research Newwork volunteers.

Alzheimer’s Society now accepts applications for all types of research grants via an online grant application platform. Potential applicants should follow the link to the grants platform and register online to set up an account. Registered applicants will then be able to view and apply to grant rounds that are currently accepting applications. Applications will open approximately three months before the closing date.

The online platform can be accessed at https://grants.alzheimers.org.uk/

Any queries should be directed to grantenquiries@alzheimers.org.uk

All applications submitted to Alzheimer’s Society will be peer reviewed and funding decisions will be made within six months. If you hold a grant from Alzheimer’s Society, then this will eventually be managed through the online platform. If you are interested in partnering with Alzheimer’s Society on a research project, but are not seeking funding from the Society, then please look at the partnership working page.

The RKE Operations team can help you with your application.

EU funding available in the hard sciences for research, networking, visits and conference attendance

FP7 Artemis call for proposals: Funding supports industry-driven research projects in the field of embedded computing systems which aim to design, develop and deploy interoperable, cost-effective, powerful safe and secure electronics and software systems. The budget for this call is approximately €138.73 million and the financial contribution of the programme will be 16.7 per cent of eligible costs. Projects are expected to last for up to three years. Closing date 06.09.12

ESF Research conferences scheme: Grants support high-level research conferences lasting for three to four days in ESF member organisation countries. Closing date 15.09.12

 ESF Earthtime – the European contribution short visit and exchange grants: Grants should foster collaboration between European researchers working on topics relevant to geochronology and stratigraphy. Short visit grants provide €85 per day over a maximum of two weeks. Exchange grants provide €400 per week over a maximum of three months. Both awards provide actual travel expenses, worth up to €500. No deadline.