The Medical Research Council have a series of ‘career inspirations’ podcasts, released on the first Wednesday of every month, where they ask a scientist to share their career highlights, what makes them tick, and their advice for forging a career in medical research.
This month’s comes from a technology specialist, however in the last 3 months they have also released podcasts from a clinical psychologist, a nutrition scientist and a stem cell scientist.
You can find the series here, which contains a link to iTunes where you can subscribe to the podcasts on your iPhone or iPad.
The Proximity to Discovery: Industry Engagement Fund enables research organisations to establish academic/industry relationships. Funding of up to £250k, to be spent in up to an 18-month period, is available to support short term people exchanges between industry (relevant to the Medical Research Council) and academia to develop longer term working relationships.
The Medical Research Council encourages creative ways for organisations to develop medical research collaborations with industrial partners through two-way people exchanges.
The closing date for this funding call is 7 November 2017 at 16:00 GMT.
For those interested in applying to this call please contact your relevant faculty Funding Development Officer.
Medical Research Council, GB
This enables a small number of research organisations to use creative approaches to building relationships with industry partners.
Short term people exchanges between industry and academia are seen as a key way of exchanging skills and knowledge and developing a longer term working relationship. Proximity to Discovery: Industry Engagement Fund can be used for people and knowledge exchange at the very earliest stage of a collaboration and may not necessarily be aligned to a specific project objective.
Funding for individual applications is not expected to exceed £250,000 and it should be spent within 18 months.
Closing date 15 November 2016.
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If you are interested in submitting to this call you must contact your RKEO Funding Development Officer with adequate notice before the deadline.
For more funding opportunities that are most relevant to you, you can set up your own personalised alerts on Research Professional. If you need help setting these up, just ask your School’s/Faculty’s Funding Development Officer in RKEO or view the recent blog post here.
If thinking of applying, why not add notification of your interest on Research Professional’s record of the bid so that BU colleagues can see your intention to bid and contact you to collaborate.