Sources of Medical & Science Funding

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Academy of Medical Sciences

Aims to provide modest ‘starter’ funds to enable research active Clinical Lecturers to pursue their research work, gather preliminary data and so further strengthen their applications for longer-term fellowships and funding. The maximum grant available is £30,000 and this can be spread over two years to contribute towards new and directly incurred research costs such as consumables and equipment. Funding rounds will be held twice a year. Application deadline: March and September. Next round opening January 2018.

Updated January 2018

Action Medical Research

Supports a broad spectrum of research within child health, with the objective of: preventing disease and disability and alleviating physical disability. The emphasis is on clinical research or research at the interface between clinical and basic science.

Project Grants. Outline application deadline: 27 March 2018.

Research Training Fellowships. Application deadline: closed.

Updated January 2018

American Society for Microbiology

ASM Awards are dedicated to acknowledging the best in microbiology and encompass the many subspecialties of microbiology, including biotechnology, clinical microbiology, environmental microbiology, antimicrobial chemotherapy, immunology, and virology, as well as education and service to the profession.

Undergraduate Research Fellowship
Provides a summer research stipend and funding to attend Microbe for undergraduate, community college, and post-baccalaureate students. Closing date:15 February 2018.

Research Capstone Fellowship
Provides funding for professional development activities and to attend Microbe for undergraduate, community college, post-baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral students. Closing date: 1 March 2018.

Career Development Grant Postdoctoral Women
An award that gives $1,500 to travel to meetings, visit another lab, or take a course for postdoctoral women. Closing date: 1 Febraury 2018.

Undergraduate Funding for Research
Conduct summer research with an exceptional undergraduate Requires a joint application from faculty and student for faculty who are teaching undergraduate students. Closing date: 15 February 2018.

Various Travel Awards
Funding for ASM members to attend ASM meetings and conferences.

Updated January 2018

Barbers' Company

Clinical Nursing Scholarship administered by the Royal College of Nursing to enable nurses in clinical nursing to undertake further education, research or a clinical project. The scholarship of up to £7,500 is offered for the fees or subsistence of a nurse normally undertaking a taught masters' programme relevant to nursing or research, in an academic department in the United Kingdom or at an approved academic department of nursing overseas.  Applicants should submit a 500 word outline on the course / research / project and its intended application together with their CV.  Application deadline:  28 February 2018.

Reviewed January 2018

Big Lottery Fund

Every year, the Big Lottery Fund distributes millions of pounds of the National Lottery's good cause money to community groups and charitable projects around the UK

Reviewed January 2018

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Grand Challenges is a family of initiatives fostering innovation to solve key global health and development problems. No open grant opportunities at this time.

Reviewed January 2018

Biochemical Society

Travel Grants:

General Travel Grants. Most awards are between £200 and £500. However, up to a maximum of £750 may be available for exceptionally well-argued and well-supported cases describing high-quality research from outstanding scientists or those with recognized potential on the threshold of their careers.

Closing Dates:

1 January for conferences after 1 February
1 March for conferences after 1 April
1 May for after 1 June
1 June for conferences after 1 July
1 July for conferences after 1 August
1 September for conferences after 1 October
1 November for conferences after 1 December

It is advisable to submit your application as early as possible.

Student Bursaries: The bursary is available for you to attend a Biochemical Society Focused Meeting, Annual Symposium or a Biochemical Society- supported Independent Meeting. The maximum bursary available for a Focused Meeting or Annual Symposium is £200 in the UK and £300 overseas. The maximum bursary available for one day Hot Topic Events is £100 in the UK and £150 overseas.   For an Independent Meeting sponsored by the Society the maximum bursary available is £100. Please note that bursaries are given on a first come, first served basis. 

Research:

Biochemical Society Visiting Fellowship for Developing Countries. Three substantial grants of up to £2,000 per grant are now available to support research capacity building in developing parts of the world e.g. Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Applications are invited for smaller amounts of funding.

Closing Dates:
 
1 January for visits anytime after 1 February
1 March for visits anytime after 1 April
1 May for visits anytime after 1 June
1 June for visits anytime after 1 July
1 July for visits anytime after 1 August
1 September for visits anytime after 1 October
1 November for visits anytime after 1 December

Summer vacation studentship. Grants are available for stipends of £200 per week for 6 – 8 weeks, and up to £1,600 in total, to support a summer placement in a lab for an undergraduate student. Application deadline: 23 February 2018.

Krebs Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is primarily intended to be a mark of exceptional academic distinction and recognition of outstanding promise. There are no restrictions on nationality. It will cover fees at the home and EU student's rate, and maintenance; (non-EU) overseas students will therefore need to find the balance of fees from other sources. Financial contribution from the host university will be looked upon favourably. Currently the scholarship is worth £18,500 per academic year. The scholarship will be awarded for 1 year in the first instance but may be renewed up to a maximum tenure of 3 years. The Krebs Memorial Scholarship will not be offered for the 2017/18 or 2018/19 academic years due to a Scholar being in place. 

Eric Reid Methodology Fund. Are you looking for modest financial support for benchwork? Up to £4,000 is available. Closing Dates: 20 March 2018.

Sponsorship:

Scientific Outreach Grants. The Society wishes to support scientific outreach events that communicate the excitement of molecular bioscience to young people and the community. Applications are invited for sums up to £1000 to assist with the direct costs associated with an event and expenses incurred (e.g. transport and/or teacher cover). There are two rounds of applications per year, in September and April. The next round will open on 8 January 2018.

Sponsored Seminar Series. Assistance with the costs associated with hosting a seminar series within your institution. Grants available of £500, £750, £1,000 and £1,500. Application deadline: 1 June 2018.

Sponsored Events. The Society will provide sponsorship of up to £500 to support single lectures or small events at an institution of Higher Education e.g. postgraduate research days, one-day mini symposia, not falling under the umbrella of our Independent Meetings fund. Applications will be considered three times each year, 6 January, 1 April, 1 August.

Student Society Grants. Each year, the Society provides a number of small grants of £100 to support events organized by student societies relating to molecular bioscience. The events may be social events or more formal academic-related events such as a sponsored invited speaker.

Independent Meeting Fund. Proposal deadlines: 12 February, 1 May, 13 August and 5 November 2018.

Diversity in Science Grants. Three grants of up to £500 to support and address issues relating to diversity in science. Application deadline: closed.

Updated January 2018

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

One of seven research councils that work together as Research Councils UK (RCUK) and funded by the government's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Invested £469 million in world-class bioscience in 2016-17 and supported around 1600 scientists and 2000 research students in universities and institutes across the UK.

Research grant applications: responsive mode application deadlines: 17 January, 24 April, 25 September 2018.

Four Research Committees oversee the funding areas:
Strategic longer and larger grants (sLoLas)- applications valued at over £2M.
New investigator scheme
Industrial partnership awards
Working with business section - Standard peer-reviewed research grants but with financial support from industrial partners.

You can submit applications at any time (responsive mode) for consideration by one of the 4 Research Committees:
Research Committee A (Animal disease, health and welfare)
Research Committee B (Plants, microbes, food and sustainability)
Research Committee C (Genes, development and STEM* approaches to biology)
*Science Technology Engineering and Maths - Committee C will consider generic STEM approaches to biology; specific applications will be considered by the Committee providing the appropriate biological context
Research Committee D (Molecules, cells and industrial biotechnology)
There is considerable overlap between Research Committees. Applications will be assessed using the most appropriate expertise.

Special opportunities - Specific initiatives open for applications across the whole of BBSRC including opportunities in working with business and international funding:

Current opportunities (by application deadline):

Innovator of the year. 7 February 2018.

Always open calls:
Exploring Innovation Seminars
International Travel Award Scheme (ITAS)
FAPESP Pump-Priming Awards
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
Follow-on Funding Pathfinder call
Professional Internships for PhD Students
Returners to Research Fellowships

Updated January 2018

British Council

There are many British Council projects that link researchers together across the globe.

Reviewed January 2018

British Infection Association

The British Infection Association aims to promote the science and practice of medicine in relation to infection, and to further research, training and education in the subject.

In order to support these aims, several grant schemes are available and are administered by the Scientific Affairs Committee. The Society also supports a number of prizes which are awarded at BIS and FIS (Federation of Infection) meetings for excellence in research and presentation, and for articles published in the Journal of Infection

Barnett Christie Lecture
In addition to presenting the BIS lecture, £500 and full sponsorship to attend the FIS Conference will be awarded to scientists or clinicians who have themselves conducted original research in the chosen field. Application date: 30 September.

The BIA/MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship. Closing date:closed.

BIA Research Fellowship applications are invited for a Research Fellowship (up to £50,000 for one year, including up to £5000 towards research costs). The Fellowship will fund a period of clinical, epidemiological or laboratory-based research in an infection related area. Application deadline: 31 March.

BIA Research Project Grants of up to three awards of up to £10,000 per annum for up to 2 years to cover non-salary costs of research only. Application deadline: 31 March.

BIA Clinical Exchange Award. Clinical or research study overseas in the area of infection. Travel, removal and insurance costs up to £5,000. Application deadline: 31 March.

BIA Travel Awards. These awards are available to support travel to major national or international meetings, in particular, ASM, ICAAC, IDSA, and ECCMID, in order to present original research where the abstract is already accepted. The award allows up to £1,000 to be claimed in arrears within 1 year of the event. Three deadlines each year: 31 March, 30 June and 27 October.

BIA Travel from Overseas Award. To support attendance at the Federation of Infection Societies meeting. Up to £1,000. Closing date: 30 June.

Reviewed January 2018

British Medical Association

In 2018 eleven research grants totalling £575,000 will be awarded to encourage further medical research in a variety of different subject areas. Application deadline: 2 March 2018.

Updated  January 2018.

British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

Aims to improve the prevention and treatment of infectious disease, and to and promote the appropriate and effective use of antimicrobial agents through the award of research, travel and other grants to institutions and individuals. The Society supports grants in the areas of:

    • Mechanisms of antibacterial action
    • Mechanisms of antibacterial resistance
    • Antiviral resistance
    • Antivirals
    • Antifungals
    • Antibiotic methods
    • Antibiotic prescribing
    • Antibiotic therapy
    • Antiparisitics
    • Evidence based medicine / systematic reviews

The Society also offers vacation scholarships, overseas scholarships, travel grants and named awards and unless otherwise stated grants are open to Members and Non Members worldwide:

  • Project Grants. Application deadline: 28 February 2018.
  • Research Grants. Application deadline: closed.
  • Education Grants deadline: Application deadline: closed.
  • Overseas Scholarship deadline: Application deadline: 28 February 2018.
  • Vacation Scholarship:  Application deadline: 28 February 2018.
  • Postgraduate Studentships: Application deadline: 28 February 2018.
  • Travel Grants: ECCMID 2018: 21-24 April Madrid, Spain. Application deadline: 28 February 2018; ASM Microbe 2018: 7-11 June 2018 Atlanta, Georgia. Application deadline to be announced.

Updated January 2018

British Society for Immunology

Communicating Immunology Grants. Maximum award £1,000 awarded quarterly. Application deadlines: 1 July, 1 October, 1 January, 1 April.

Immunology Undergraduate Prizes. Each prize winner will be awarded a certificate, £100, and one year's free membership of the British Society for Immunology.  Application deadline: 28 April 2018.

Travel Awards. Maximum amounts available are £500 for travel within the UK, £700 for European travel, and £1,000 for overseas travel outside Europe.  The deadlines for applications are:

1 February for travel in April, May and June,
1 May for travel in July, August and September,
1 August for travel in October, November and December,
1 November for travel in January, February and March.

Updated January 2018

British Society for Medical Mycology

BSMM Travel Grant.
Glyn Evans Award

Updated January 2018

British Society for Oral and Dental Research

The BSODR administers and awards a number of research prizes, including the Senior and Junior Colgate Prizes, the Unilever Poster Prize, the Johnson and Johnson Clinical Research Prize, the VOCO Dental Materials Prize and the GSK-MINTIG award. These prestigious prizes attract many entrants, including undergraduate students who may compete for the Junior Colgate Prize, and the winners benefit from an impressive entry on their CV.

All BSODR prizes are judged and awarded at BSODR meetings, the closing date for prize entries being the abstract submission deadline for that particular meeting. Every other year the BSODR meeting forms part of the Pan European Region meeting of IADR.

Reviewed January 2018

Burdett Trust for Nursing

The Burdett Trust for Nurses makes grants to support the nursing contribution to health care within three key priority areas:

Building Nursing Research Capacity: to support clinical nursing research and research addressing policy, leadership development and delivery of nursing care.
Building Nurse Leadership Capacity: supporting nurses in their professional development to create a cadre of excellent nursing and allied health professionals who will become leaders of the future and foster excellence and capacity-building in advancing the nursing profession. 
Supporting Local Nurse-led Initiatives: to support nurse-led initiatives that make a difference at local level and are focussed explicitly on improving care for patients and users of services.

The Burdett Trust for Nursing makes grants through the following grant programmes:

Funding Partners

The Burdett Trust Small Grants programme will award funding from £2,000 - £8,000. Applications will be assessed continually during the year.

International Grants will typically be in the region of £5,000 - £7,500. In the first instance applicants are asked to submit a brief outline of their project proposal.

Proactive Grants

Updated January 2018

The Carnegie Trust

The Trust provides support to the Universities of Scotland, their staff and students.

•    Fee Assistance may be provided to support entering undergraduates to first degree courses who are not eligible for support by another body. Application deadline for full-time students: closed.  Application deadline for continuing students wishing to renew an existing award: closed.
•    Vacation Scholarships. Closing date for nominations: 31 March each year.
•    Carnegie Research Incentive Grants of between £500 and £7,500. Application deadlines: 15 March and 15 September each year.
•    Carnegie Cameron Post-Graduate Bursaries not offered 2017-18.
•    Carnegie Cameron PhD Scholarships. Nomination deadline: 28 February 2018.
•    St Andrew's Society of New York Scholarships. Two awards of not less than $30,000. Deadline for University to send applications to the Trust: 15 March 2018.
•    Research Incentive Grants. Application deadlines: 15 March and 15 September annually.

Updated January 2018

Chief Scientist Office

CSO has recently reviewed its grant schemes and will now be providing a number of different funding steams to directly support research in Scotland.

Researcher Initiated Grant Schemes – limit £300k. Application deadline: closed.
Scottish Government Health and Social Care Policy Priorities Research
Catalytic Grants Scheme – limit £35k

CSO also invests through NHS Research Scotland in infrastructure to support research studies in Scotland. More information about this support can be found at the following links:

Clinical research networks and speciality groups to support recruitment to trials
SHARE a register of people interested in participating in health research studies that can be used to recruit to studies
Clinical Research Facilities, Biorepositories, Tissue Provision and Imaging Capability
Health service data linkage and access

Please note that eDRIS support on CSO grants must now be costed into CSO grant applications and funded through the grant award.

Other Funding Opportunities

CSO operates within the wider landscape of UK health research funding and contributes to a National Institutes for Health Research (NIHR) total funding pool in excess of £100m annually. This allows researchers based in Scotland to apply for the majority of the research programmes administered by NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC).

Health Technology Assessment
Public Health Research
Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation
Health Services and Delivery Research (researcher led only)

And Themed calls involving these programmes.

 

Updated January 2018

Clinical Virology Network

The CVN has a rolling research and development programme and every 2 years awards a £60,000 grant which involves a project working with member laboratories.

Reviewed January 2018

Commonwealth Fund

Supports independent research on health and social issues and makes grants to improve health care practice and policy.  The Commonwealth Fund requests letters of inquiry to initiate the grant application process and are accepted on a rolling basis. There are no deadlines. Proposals recommended for board approval go forward to meetings in July, November and April each year.

In addition, the Fund awards grants through its Small Grants Fund, with decisions made on a monthly basis. Small grants are closely tied to the Fund's strategic purposes, and enable the foundation to move quickly and flexibly to underwrite targeted work. The letter of inquiry is the starting point for small grants.

Reviewed January 2018

Economic and Social Research Council

Addressing the challenge of Antimicrobial Resistance in India. Deadline for expressions of interest: 9 January 2018.

Research Grants. Awards ranging from £350,000 to £1million. Proposals can be submitted at any time.

New Investigator Grants. Awards ranging from £100,000 to £300,000. Proposals can be submitted at any time.

Postdoctoral Fellowships. Application deadline: 23 March 2018.

Updated January 2018

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

The main UK government agency for funding research and training in engineering and the physical sciences, investing more than £800 million a year in a broad range of subjects - from mathematics to materials science, and from information technology to structural engineering.

Updated January 2018

European Centre for Disease prevention and Control (ECDC)

The European Centre of Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) was established in 2005. It is an EU agency with aim to strengthen  Europe's defences against infectious diseases. In order to achieve this mission, ECDC works in partnership with national health protection bodies across Europe to strengthen and develop continent-wide disease surveillance and early warning systems. By working with experts throughout Europe, ECDC pools Europe's health knowledge, so as to develop authoritative scientific opinions about the risks posed by current and emerging infectious diseases.

Reviewed January 2018

European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Award for Excellence in Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Young Investigator Awards for Research in Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.  To recognise outstanding research by younger colleagues in these fields. Nomination deadline: closed.

TAE Excellence Training Awards. Application deadline for 2018: now closed.

Research grants. To help young and excellent investigators to pursue groundbreaking research in the fields of clinical microbiology and infectious diseases. Next funding round will open in July 2018 with a deadline in October 2018.

Study Group Research Grant. Available for official Study Group research projects in the fields of clinical microbiology and infectious diseases. The maximum amount granted per project is EUR 30'000. Annual application deadline: 30 June.

ESCMID Observership. To facilitate international training and collaboration, members are encouraged to visit ESCMID Collaborative Centres (most often departments of infectious diseases and/or clinical microbiology) in other countries for one day to one month under the auspices of ESCMID. The Observerships should primarily focus on good clinical and laboratory practice rather than on research activities. ESCMID subsidises travel costs and subsistence for outside-of-country visits to a maximum of EUR 1’200. Applications can be submitted throughout the year.

ECCMID travel grants.  Applications deadline: closed.

ISID/ESCMID joint fellowships. Jointly sponsor up to two Fellows per year to perform multidisciplinary clinical and laboratory training abroad. This is intended for applicants from outside Europe, wishing to come to Europe for their fellowship, or for European applicants going overseas. Application deadline: 1 April each year.

ISF/ESCMID Sepsis Award.

Updated January 2018

European Union

Horizon 2020 is the current EU funding programme for research and innovation running from 2014 to 2020 with a €80 billion budget.

Many challenges need to be met to grant everybody’s legitimate wish for a long, happy and healthy life. Chronic and infectious diseases, pandemic threats and antimicrobial resistance are on the rise. Also, the side effects of an ageing population will need to be addressed - the number of people in the EU aged over 65 will have grown by 70% by 2050.

European research and innovation in health helps to tackle these challenges. It is an investment in our health and, on a larger scale, an investment in a healthy workforce, a healthy economy and lower public health bills.

The return on this investment will be finding new ways to prevent diseases, developing better diagnostics and more effective therapies, as well as taking up new models of care and new technologies promoting health and wellbeing. New technologies could keep older people active and independent for longer and help European health and care systems to remain sustainable.

Finally, European research and innovation in health is about working together across borders, sharing each other's knowledge and resources and improving our health and care system together.

Search for funding opportunities related to health in the Participant Portal.

Reviewed January 2018

FEAT - Fiona Elizabeth Agnew Trust

FEATURES Awards 2017-18 – Small grant funding to help you start Stopping Sepsis Now

(Fiona Elizabeth Agnew Trust – Understanding, Research and Education about Sepsis Awards)

The FEATURES Awards are non-recurring awards for health professionals and scientists engaged in: sepsis research (laboratory or clinical), clinical management of sepsis, sepsis education, or the public understanding of clinical risk from sepsis, including antimicrobial resistance.

The Fiona Elizabeth Agnew Fellowship, worth up to £10,000, is available for laboratory or clinical researchers undertaking a defined piece of sepsis-related work in areas such as (but not limited to): sepsis genetics, ecology, immunology, diagnostics, antimicrobial pharmacology, clinical presentations, clinical risk factor modification, clinical treatment and long-term sepsis survivor follow up.

There are also up to three £500 Travelling Bursaries to assist health professionals and educators wishing to attend a sepsis congress or visit leading world centres of sepsis research expertise and clinical practice.

Application deadline: 28 February 2018.

Updated January 2018

Florence Nightingale Foundation

Research Scholarships. 2017-18 Applications closed.

Travel Scholarships are available to Nurses and Midwives who have current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and work and are resident in the United Kingdom, and are awarded for projects connected with the applicant's field of work and which will benefit their patients/users and the professions more widely. Travel Scholarships are funded up to £5,000 for the scholar to undertake a study on an aspect of practice and/or education in the UK or overseas. 2017-18 Applications closed.

Leadership scholarships are available to Nurses, Midwives and AHPs who want to become leaders with the skills and self-confidence to contribute positively and with some significance to the rapidly changing world of healthcare. These scholarships are also open to Deans and Deputy Deans of Schools of Nursing within Universities. Application deadline: now closed.

Updated January 2018

Foundation of Nursing Studies

FoNS has a range of programmes designed to support nurses and other health and social care professionals to develop the skills and expertise to enable safe, caring and effective patient care.

Updated January 2018

Gilead

Fellowships

Gilead welcomes funding requests for innovative, high-impact projects as well as operating grants that relate to at least one of five core therapeutic areas: HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, haematology and oncology, inflammation and respiratory diseases, and invasive fungal disease. We consider a number of factors when reviewing grants, but it is most important for applications to demonstrate a strong commitment to – and capacity for – delivering the specific services your funded grant would support.

Grants
The Gilead UK & Ireland Fellowship Programme started in 2009. The aim of the Programme is to support local innovation and best practice in patient care in HIV, viral hepatitis, oncology/haematology, respiratory and invasive fungal disease. The Programme invites applications from healthcare or allied professionals who are seeking funding for a project that aligns with the goals of the Gilead UK & Ireland Fellowship Programme.

Updated January 2018

The Health Foundation

The Health Foundation is an independent charity committed to bringing about better health and health care for people in the UK.

Reviewed January 2018

Hospital Infection Society

Major Research Grant up to £33,000 per annum for 1-3 years
Suitable to support a PhD studentship, MD or other research worker and related consumables/equipment. Grants for longer than one year will be subject to satisfactory annual reports.  Closing date: 1 September 2018.

Strategic Research Grant up to £800,000 (maximum five years in duration) 
The theme will be ‘Cost-effective antimicrobial stewardship in the prevention and control of nosocomial infections'. Aims to ensure that clinical practice in infection prevention and control (IPC) is consistent with the latest scientific knowledge. Application deadlines: 15 January 2018 for expressions of interest. end of April 2018 for full applications.

Small Research Grant up to £10,000 (maximum 12 months duration) .Suitable to support small-scale research projects, or possibly the costs associated with the visit of an overseas research fellow. Normally non-recurring.  Closing date: 1 March and 1 September 2018.

Travel Grants up to £750
Primarily intended to enable trainees to attend meetings of educational benefit, particularly if work is to be presented. Applications may be submitted at any time.

The Mike Emmerson Young Investigator Award up to £10,000
Open to medical microbiologists in non-tenured posts and nurses, clinical scientists or biomedical scientists of Band 6 or below who wish to carry out original investigations on topics relating to hospital acquired infection. Closing date: 1 March 2018.

The Graham Ayliffe Training Fellowship up to £63,000
To enable trainees currently working in the field of infection prevention and control to take a one year paid leave of absence to pursue their specialist area by broadening their knowledge base and imparting that knowledge to the wider scientific community. Application deadline: 1 March 2018.

Updated January 2018

Human Frontier Science Programme

HFSP supports international scientific collaborations.

Research Grants are awarded for innovative research projects involving extensive collaboration among teams of independent scientists working in different countries and in different disciplines.

  • Young Investigator Grants for teams where all members are within 5 years of starting their first independent position (and within 10 years of receiving a PhD).
  • Program Grants for teams of scientists at any stage of their careers.

Application deadline: March 2018.

HFSP fellowships support top postdoctoral researchers that propose innovative, ground-breaking projects that have the potential to advance the knowledge in their field of study and open a new approach to the research problem.

Two international programs for basic research training are available:

  • Long-Term Fellowships (LTF) are reserved for applicants with a Ph.D. in a biological discipline to embark on a new project in a different field of the life sciences. Preference is given to applicants who propose an original study in biology that marks a departure from their previous Ph.D. or postdoctoral work so as to learn new methods or change study system.
  • Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships (CDF) are open to applicants with a Ph.D. from outside the life sciences e.g. in physics, chemistry, mathematics, engineering or computer sciences who have had limited exposure to biology during their previous training. Applicants for the CDF should propose a significant departure from their past research by changing e.g. from material science or physics to cell biology, from chemistry to molecular biology, or from computer science to neuroscience.

Initiation deadline: closed.

Updated January 2018

Infection Prevention Society (Incorporating the Infection Control Nurses Association)

Awards scheme will recognise and award excellence in infection prevention and control as demonstrated by members of the IPS, with the winners announced during the Infection Prevention Conference.

You can nominate an individual, team or branch for an Award, or enter yourself for any of the Awards for which you are eligible.

Categories of Award:
- Category 1: IPS Practitioner of the Year
- Category 2: IPS Team of the Year sponsored by Daniels Healthcare
- Category 3: IPS Branch of the Year
- Category 4: IPS Link Practitioner of the Year

Application deadline: closed.

IPS Conference Grants & Awards
Branch funding available to attend Infection prevention annual conference. Application deadline: closed.

The IPS funds 3 types of research awards. The call for the research awards will be made every year in April. 

Post Doctoral Award
This Award offers £3,000 per annum for 2 years to support a piece of research focussing on any aspect of infection prevention and control.

Collaborative Small Projects Award
This Award offers a team of up to five researchers £5,000 for 18 months to undertake a piece of research focussing on any aspect of infection prevention and control.

Novice Investigator Award
This Award offers a novice researcher up to £3,000 over 3 years to support research at a masters or doctoral level to focus on any aspect of infection prevention and control.

Application deadline: closed.

Updated January 2018

Innovate UK

Fund, support and connect innovative businesses to accelerate sustainable economic growth.

Reviewed January 2018

International Society for Infectious Diseases

The mission of the International Society for Infectious Diseases is to enhance research, prevention, and treatment of infectious diseases, particularly in low resource countries. The Society's programs emphasize the transfer of information and appropriate technology through training and education of health care professionals. In addition to the ISID sponsored conferences, the Society funds the following research grant and fellowship programs all of which are awarded by application:

ISID Research Grants for Young Investigators. Application deadline: 1 April.
SSI/ISID Fellowship. Application deadline: 1 April.
ISID/ESCMID Fellowship. Application deadline: 1 April.

Updated January 2018

Leverhulme Trust

The Leverhulme Trust was established by the Will of William Hesketh Lever, the founder of Lever Brothers. Since 1925 it has provided grants and scholarships for research and education; today, it is one of the largest all-subject providers of research funding in the UK, distributing approximately £80m a year.

Research projects:
Research Project Grants. No deadlines.
Research Leadership Awards. Application deadline: closed.

Grant deadlines:
Study Abroad Studentships: 8 January 2018
Leverhulme Research Centres outline bids: 9 January 2018
Emeritus Fellowships. Application deadline: 1 February 2018
Early Career Fellowships. Application deadline: 1 March 2018
Visiting Professorships. Application deadline: 10 May 2018
Philip Leverhulme Prizes: 17 May 2018

Updated January 2018

Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine

Up to five Research Prizes of £200,000 are awarded per year, to be spent over a five-year period are available to tenured and non-tenured researchers, clinicians and non-clinicians.  There are no priority diseases or restrictions on the research area supported. Application deadline: closed.

Updated January 2018

L’Oréal UK and Ireland Fellowships For Women In Science

he L'Oréal-UNESCO UK and Ireland Fellowships For Women in Science are awards offered by a partnership between L'Oréal UK & Ireland, the UK National Commission for UNESCO and the Irish National Commission for UNESCO, with the support of the Royal Society, to promote, enhance and encourage the contribution of women pursuing their research careers in the UK or Ireland in the fields of the life and physical sciences.

The National Fellowships are offered under the umbrella of the L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Programme, which has promoted women in scientific research on a global scale since 1998.

Five Fellowships will be awarded in 2018 to outstanding women scientists in the early stages of their career to facilitate promising scientific research. The Fellowships are tenable at any UK or Irish university or research institute to support a 12-month period of early career research in any area of life, physical and computer sciences, engineering and mathematics.

The value of each fellowship is £15,000 (equivalent € for candidates in Ireland).The prize money can be spent in innovative ways to enable women scientists to pursue and continue their research careers – such as buying equipment, paying for childcare or funding travel costs to an overseas conference. Application deadline: 16 February 2018.

Updated January 2018

Medical Research Council

The MRC funds research through a range of grants, calls, highlight notices, studentships and fellowships.

You can apply at any time within one of the science areas through the following response mode funding schemes.

  • New investigator research grant
  • Research grant
  • Programme grant
  • Partnership grant
  • Highlight notices

Applications are assessed by the relevant board or panel.

New Investigator Research Grants provide support for clinical and non-clinical researchers while they are establishing themselves as independent principal investigators.

Research grants are suitable for focused research projects that may be short- or long-term in nature. In addition, they can be used to support method development or development and continuation of research facilities and may involve more than one research group or institution.

Programme grants provide larger, longer term (five years) and renewable programme funding. 

Partnership grant scheme provides core funds for one to five years for managed consortia and partnerships and for supporting more diverse groupings of researchers, who may lack the scale, longevity, or organisation expected of an MRC centre.

Biomedical Catalyst: Developmental Pathway Funding Scheme (DPFS). 

Regenerative Medicine Research.

Methodology research covers a broad area. For the purposes of obtaining funding from the MRC Methodology Research Programme, methodology research includes methods development to underpin the biomedical sciences.

Global health trials.

MRC Industry Collaboration Agreement: Any research proposal involving a collaboration with one or more industrial partners (contributing either in cash or in kind) is handled by MRC as a MICA. MICA is not a scheme in itself, but a mechanism to support the establishment of an agreement between academic and industry research partners, which can be applied to the majority of MRC’s funding schemes and calls.

Studentships
Doctoral Training Partnerships
Collaborative awards
Industrial CASE
Associated studentships
Advance Course Masters

Funding deadlines

Infections and Immunity (IIB) - Research Boards: Jan/Feb 2018 Response Mode, 10/01/2018
Clinical Research Training Fellowship Pre Doctoral (CRTF) opportunity: Jan 2018 Fellowships, 10/01/2018
Clinical Research Training Fellowship Post Doctoral (CRTF) opportunity: Jan 2018 Fellowships, 10/01/2018
Infections and Immunity Board - New Investigator Research Grant: Jan/Feb 2018 Response Mode, 10/01/2018
Clinician Scientist Fellowship (CSF) opportunity: Jan 2018 Fellowships, 10/01/2018
Public Health Intervention Development Scheme (PHIND) - Jan 2018, 11/01/2018
Population & Systems Medicine - New Investigator Research Grant: Jan 2018 Response Mode, 17/01/2018
Population & Systems Medicine (PSMB) - Research Boards: Jan/Feb 2018 Response Mode, 17/01/2018
UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP) Consortium and Network Awards Calls, 18/01/2018
Health Systems Research Initiative call 5 Calls, 30/01/2018
Biomedical Catalyst: Regenerative Medicine Research Committee: Mar 2018 Calls, 14/03/2018 (opens 01/02/2018)
Cross-disciplinary mental health network plus call Calls, 22/03/2018

Biomedical Catalyst: Developmental Pathway Funding Scheme (DPFS): Mar 2018 Response Mode 28/03/2018 (open 16/02/2018)
Clinician Scientist Fellowship (CSF) opportunity: Apr 2018 Fellowships 05/04/2018 (open 20/02/2018)
Clinical Research Training Fellowship Pre Doctoral (CRTF) opportunity: Apr 2018 Fellowships 05/04/2018 (open 20/02/2018)
Clinical Research Training Fellowship Post Doctoral (CRTF) opportunity: Apr 2018 Fellowships 05/04/2018 (open 20/02/2018)
Senior Clinical Fellowship (SCF) opportunity: April 2018 Fellowships 05/04/2018 (open 20/02/2018)
Senior Non-Clinical Fellowship (SNCF): Apr 2018 Fellowships 25/04/2018 (open 09/03/2018)
Career Development Award (CDA): Apr 2018 Fellowships 25/04/2018 (open 09/03/2018)
Molecular and Cellular Medicine Board (MCMB) - New Investigator Research Grant: May 2018 Response Mode 02/05/2018 (open 19/03/2018)
Molecular & Cellular Medicine Board (MCMB) - Research Boards: May 2018 Response Mode 02/05/2018 (open 19/03/2018)
Infections and Immunity Board - New Investigator Research Grant: May 2018 Response Mode 16/05/2018 (open 19/03/2018)
Infections and Immunity (IIB) - Research Boards: May 2018 Response Mode 16/05/2018 (open 19/03/2018)
Population & Systems Medicine (PSMB) - Research Boards: May 2018 Response Mode 23/05/2018 (open 19/03/2018)
Population & Systems Medicine - New Investigator Research Grant: May 2018 Response Mode 23/05/2018 (open 19/03/2018)
Methodology research programme: June 2018 Calls 20/06/2018 (open 10/05/2018)
Biomedical Catalyst: Regenerative Medicine Research Committee: July 2018 Calls 04/07/2018 (open 22/05/2018)
Public Health Intervention Development Scheme (PHIND) - July 2018 Calls 12/07/2018 (open 01/06/2018)
Biomedical Catalyst: Developmental Pathway Funding Scheme (DPFS): Jul 2018 Response Mode 25/07/2018 (open 15/06/2018)
Molecular and Cellular Medicine Board (MCMB) - New Investigator Research Grant: Sep/Oct 2018 Response Mode 05/09/2018 (open 23/07/2018)
Molecular & Cellular Medicine Board (MCMB) - Research Boards: Sep/Oct 2018 Response Mode 05/09/2018 (open 23/07/2018)
Clinical Research Training Fellowship Post Doctoral (CRTF) opportunity: Sep 2018 Fellowships 06/09/2018 (open 27/07/2018)
Clinical Research Training Fellowship Pre Doctoral (CRTF) opportunity: Sep 2018 Fellowships 06/09/2018 (open 27/07/2018)
Clinician Scientist Fellowship (CSF) opportunity: Sep 2018 Fellowships 06/09/2018 (open 27/07/2018)
Infections and Immunity Board - New Investigator Research Grant: Sep/Oct 2018 Response Mode 19/09/2018 (open 23/07/2018)
Infections and Immunity (IIB) - Research Boards: Sep/Oct 2018 Response Mode 19/09/2018 (open 23/07/2018)
Career Development Award (CDA): Sept 2018 Fellowships 20/09/2018 (open 10/08/2018)
Senior Non-Clinical Fellowship (SNCF): Sep 2018 Fellowships 20/09/2018 (open 10/08/2018)
Population & Systems Medicine (PSMB) - Research Boards: Sep/Oct 2018 Response Mode 26/09/2018 (open 23/07/2018)
Population & Systems Medicine - New Investigator Research Grant: Sep 2018 Response Mode 26/09/2018 (open 23/07/2018)
Biomedical Catalyst: Regenerative Medicine Research Committee: Nov 2018 Calls 14/11/2018 (open 05/10/2018)
Methodology research programme: Nov 2018 Calls 14/11/2018 (open 05/10/2018)
Biomedical Catalyst: Developmental Pathway Funding Scheme (DPFS): Nov 2018 Response Mode 28/11/2018 (open 19/10/2018)

Updated January 2018

Medical Research Scotland

Medical Research Scotland Daphne Jackson Fellowships. Application deadline: closed.
2017 Undergraduate Vacation Scholarships. Application deadline: 1 February 2018.
2017 PhD Studentships. Application deadline: closed.

Updated January 2018

Meningitis Research Foundation

The grant round is now closed.

Reviewed January 2018

Meningitis Now

Meningitis Now provides grants to research teams undertaking specific projects that work towards preventing all forms of meningitis and associated septicaemia.

Grants are awarded up to a maximum of £250,000 over three years and must not exceed £100,000 per year. Grants may be used to cover the costs of project staff, consumables, and expenses

Grant round is now closed.

Reviewed January 2018

Society for General Microbiology

The Microbiology Society is a not-for-profit organisation. The Society has funds at its disposal from which it makes grants to members for specific purposes.

Travel & Research Grants.
Events Grants
Education and Outreach Grants and Prizes
International Grants
Careers Grants
Prize Lectures

Updated January 2018

 

National Institute for Health Research

The NIHR Public Health Research (PHR) programme evaluates public health interventions, providing new knowledge on the benefits, costs, acceptability and wider impacts of non-NHS interventions intended to improve the health of the public and reduce inequalities in health. The scope of the NIHR Public Health Research programme is multi-disciplinary and broad. The main focus of the PHR programme's evaluation of public health interventions will be on effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. However, broader impact, as well as acceptability to the target community and wider society, are also important to the impact and sustainability of public health programmes, and, where relevant, will also be investigated.

The programme operates via two workstreams:

  • Researcher-led: Applicants can submit outline proposals to the researcher-led workstream at any time during the year, with three cut-off dates when applications will be considered by the Programme Advisory Board. 
  • Outline proposals are welcomed in response to specific research questions prioritised for their public health importance by the Programme Advisory Board.

The deadline for proposals is different for each programme.

• Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME)
• Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR)
• Health Technology Assessment (HTA)
• Invention for Innovation
• Public Health Research (PHR)
• Research for Patient Benefit
• Systematic Reviews

17/99 Health Services & Delivery Research Programme: standard researcher-led 11 January 2018

17/100 Health Services & Delivery Research Programme researcher-led (evidence synthesis) 11 January 2018

Research for Patient Genefit Programme - Competition 35 21 March 2018

17/149 Public Health Research Programme researcher-led 27 March 2018

17/151 Public Health Research Programme evidence synthesis 27 March 2018

17/145 - Efficacy & Mechanism Evaluation Programme researcher-led
Closing date: 27 March 2018

17/144 - Mechanisms of action of behavioural and psychological interventions to improve health
Closing date: 27 March 2018

17/136 - Sepsis
Closing date: 28 March 2018

17/147 - Health Technology Assessment Programme researcher-led primary research
Closing date: 28 March 2018

17/148 - Health Technology Assessment Programme researcher-led evidence synthesis
Closing date: 28 March 2018

Updated January 2018

Nursing Times

Infection Prevention & Control Award: for nurses at all levels who are involved with initiatives aimed at preventing the spread of infection – in any healthcare environment.  All winning entries will be published in Nursing Times and on the nursingtimes.net website, each winner (individual or team) will be awarded £1,000 prize money and a NT Awards Trophy, all finalists will be invited to an awards ceremony held in London and each finalist will be awarded £100 and a certificate of recognition.

Student Nursing Times Awards. Application deadline: closed.

Reviewed January 2018

Pfizer 

Investigator-Initiated Research (IIR) Program provides support for investigator-initiated research that advances medical and scientific knowledge about our products and that generates promising medical interventions. This global program is open to all researchers who are interested in conducting their own research.

Types of Research Eligible for Support:

  • Clinical studies of approved and unapproved uses, involving approved or unapproved Pfizer drugs
  • Observational studies, such as epidemiology studies and certain outcomes research studies where the primary focus is the scientific understanding of disease
  • Other types of independent research on disease states, including novel diagnostic screening tools and surveys where Pfizer has no direct commercial interest
  • In vitro or animal studies which include funding

Competitive grant programs are a type of IIR which many teams choose to initiate in addition to or in place of their standard IIR program.

Reviewed January 2018

Royal College of Nursing

The RCN Foundation was established in April 2010 as an independent charity supporting nursing to improve the health and wellbeing of the public.

Foundation Bursaries:

RCN Foundation Professional bursary scheme. A professional bursary scheme to provide bursaries of up to £5,000 each for learning and development activities that enhance care practice in the following areas:

•primary care nurse development
•the care of older people
•dementia patients
•people with long term/chronic conditions with a particular focus on obesity and diabetes

The scheme has two rounds per year.  Application deadline: closed.

RCN bursaries:

Barbers company clinical nursing scholarship. To enable nurses in clinical nursing to undertake further education, research or a clinical project. The scholarship of up to £10,000 is offered for the fees or subsistence of a nurse/midwife normally undertaking a masters or PhD programme relevant to nursing/midwifery in an academic department in the UK. Closing date for applications: closed.

RCN Foundation and Florence Nightingale Foundation travel scholarships. Application deadline: closed.

Mair Scholarship. For occupational health nurses in Scotland. Application deadline: closed.

Monica Baly Bursary. Studies in the History of Nursing. Application deadline: closed.

Margaret Parkinson Scholarship. Graduates commencing pre-registration nursing courses. Application deadline: closed.

Professional Bursary Scheme. Primary care nursing and/or long term/chronic conditions. Application deadline: closed.

RCN Worshipful Company of Needlemakers. Open to all nurses and midwives currently registered in the UK. Bursaries of up to £1,000 to assist with funding learning and development activities that enhance patient care.

Updated January 2018

Royal Society

The Royal Society runs a number of schemes which are designed to support high quality UK science and foster collaboration between UK-based and overseas scientists.

Early career schemes:
University Research Fellowship: For outstanding scientists in the UK at an early to mid-stage of their career who have the potential to become leaders in their field. Round expected to open in summer 2018.
Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship: For excellent scientists in the UK at an early stage of their career who require a flexible working pattern due to personal circumstances such as parenting or caring responsibilities or health issues. Closed.
Sir Henry Dale Fellowship: For outstanding post-doctoral scientists wishing to build their own UK-based, independent research career addressing an important biomedical question. Applications are now considered three times a year. Application deadline: 20 November 2017.
Newton Advanced Fellowship: Scheme will open on 17 January and close on 14 March 2018.
JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship: For UK scientists who wish to conduct research in Japan. Round will open on 16 January and close on 13 March 2018.

Senior career schemes:
Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award: For outstanding scientists who would benefit from a five year salary enhancement to help recruit them to or retain them in the UK.  Application deadline: 23 January 2018.
Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship: For scientists who would benefit from a period of full-time research without teaching and administrative duties for a period of up to one year.  Deadline: closed.

Innovation and industry schemes:
Industry Fellowship: For academic scientists who want to work on a collaborative project with industry and for scientists in industry who want to work on a collaborative project with an academic organisation. Closing date: closed. 
Paul Instrument Fund:The scheme provides a grant of up to £75,000 for the design and construction of apparatus. Closed.
Royal Society Innovation Award for scientists who wish to develop a proven novel concept th rough to a near-market product for commercial exploitation. Closed.
Royal Society Translation Award for scientists who wish to investigate the potential to commercialise an aspect of their research. Closed.

Education schemes:
Education Research Fellowship
: For academics in the UK researching physics and mathematics education who are at an early stage of their career and have the potential to become leaders in their field.  Application deadline: closed.
Also run the Partnership Grants scheme, which provides funding for schools to work in partnership with scientists and engineers. There are two application rounds per year, one in Spring and one in Autumn. Application deadline: closed.

Research and infrastructure schemes:
Research Grants: For scientists in the UK who are at an early stage of their career and want to purchase specialised equipment and consumables or for academics to research the history of science. Closed.
Royal Society Wolfson Laboratory Refurbishment Grant: For scientists in the UK who want to refurbish or renovate their research laboratories.  Application date: closed.

Capacity building schemes:
Royal Society  - DFID Africa Capacity Building Initiative: For scientists who want to develop collaborative research consortia between sub-Saharan Africa and a research institution in the UK. Application deadline: closed.
Partnership Grants. Up to £3,000 to schools to enable students age 5-18 to carry out science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) projects. Application deadline: closed.

Collaboration and travel schemes:
Newton International Fellowships: for non-UK scientists who are at an early stage of their research career and wish to conduct research in the UK. Round will open on 24 January and close on 21 March 2018.
International Exchanges: For scientists in the UK who want to undertake a collaboration with scientists overseas through either a one-off visit or bilateral travel. Cost share programme (China (NSFC)) Application deadline: 13 October 2017. Standard Programme Round 3. Round will open 16 January and close 13 March 2018.
International Scientific Seminars: Application deadline: closed.
Newton Mobility Grants:Scheme will open on 17 January and close on 14 March 2018.

Updated January 2018

Royal Society of Edinburgh

Each year more than £2M is made available to exceptionally talented academics and potential entrepreneurs through the RSE. With support from the Scottish Government and a broad range of private and charitable bodies, this highly competitive scheme enables people with good ideas, across a spectrum of disciplines, to research and develop their work, for the good of Scotland and beyond.

RSE Enterprise Fellowships - to enable promising science and technology researchers to develop into successful entrepreneurs. Application deadline: closed.

Internatonal Exchange Programme - Bilateral  - supports short-term visits to and from Scotland, to enhance the research capabilities of individual researchers, develop international collaborative links, and enable participation in international research programmes. Application deadline: 31 August 2017.

Royal Medals are awarded for distinction and international repute in any of the following categories: Life Sciences; Physical and Engineering Sciences; Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Business and Commerce. Senior Prize-winners will receive a medal. They are required to deliver a lecture in Scotland and related travel and subsistence costs will be met.  This award meets with the Society’s strategic objective of increasing public understanding of science and the arts and humanities.  The Senior Prize-winners are required to have a Scottish connection but can be based anywhere in the world. Nominations for the next round are now Application deadline: 12 January 2018.

Senior and Early Career Prizes are available in Life Sciences, Physical, Engineering and Informatics Science, Humanities and Creative Arts, and Social Sciences, Education, Business and Public Service. Nomination deadline: 12 January 2018.

Updated January 2018

Society for Applied Microbiology

Presidents Fund if you often find difficulty in funding attendance at meetings. Maximum award £1,200. Application deadline 17 March, 18 June, 1 October 2018.

Student Placement Scholarship offers £250 per week for student support (for maximum of eight weeks) and up to £500 for specified research costs/consumables. Application deadline: 14 February 2018 for members in the northern hemisphere and 13 October 2018 for members in the southern hemisphere.

Contingency/Emergency Grant up to £3,000 is available as an emergency measure for Full, ECS or International members of SfAM who are already studying for a PhD in applied microbiology under the direction of a supervisor.  No deadline but start date should be at least 5 weeks after submission.

Registration Fees Grant to support members for a one-day applied microbiology scientific meeting within the member’s country of residence. These costs are limited to registration fees only to a maximum of £300. Application deadline: Four weeks prior to the start of the event.

PhD Studentship currently funding a 3 year PhD studentship. The next award will be in 2019.

Research Support Grant Maximum award £2,500 is available for SfAM Members supervising a postgraduate research student, who has no funding from an additional source. Both the applicant and student must be members of the Society. The fund will cover consumables or a small piece of equipment required to complete their studies in the area of applied microbiology. Application deadline: 30 September (Project start date must be at least eight weeks after deadline).

International Capacity Building Fund. Up to £5,000 is to provide resources to enhance education and training of applied microbiology in developing countries. Applications will be considered at any time.

New Lecturer Research Grant £10,000 is available for newly appointed lecturers, in their first permanent academic appointment in a Higher Education Institute, to pump-prime their microbiological research.  Funding of up to £10,000 is available to a successful applicant.  Closing date: 30 April 2018.

Event Support Grant (lecture) of £500 is available to Full, International, ECS or Life Members wanting financial support for a lecture, or a larger applied microbiology meeting, symposium or practical workshop. These meetings may be organized by local or national groups with a special interest in applied microbiology. The grant is aimed at supporting the promotion of the science of applied microbiology at a local level as well as providing a networking opportunity for established scientists and students working in applied microbiology. Applications should be submitted at least 8 weeks before the lecture.

Event Support Grant (meeting) of £2,000  is available to Full, ECS, International or Life Members wanting financial support for a lecture, or a larger applied microbiology meeting, symposium or practical workshop. These meetings may be organized by local or national groups with a special interest in applied microbiology. The grant is aimed at supporting the promotion of the science of applied microbiology at a local level as well as providing a networking opportunity for established scientists and students working in applied microbiology. Applications should be submitted at least 8 weeks before the meeting.

Conference Studentships if you are student member who would like to attend a Society meeting but cannot afford the fees or travelling expenses. Application deadline: 17 March 2018.

Public Engagement Grant of up to £3,000. There is no application deadline but events must start at least six weeks after the application submission.

Educational Resources Grant of up to £5,000 per annum. There is no application deadline but projects must start at least six weeks after submission of the application.

SfAM Image Competition. Application deadline: closed.

W H Pierce Prize is worth £3,000 and awarded annually at the annual conference to the young microbiologist (under 40!) who has made a substantial contribution to the science of applied microbiology. Application deadline: 13 May 2018.

Care Giver Support Grant of up to £300 for dependent care to assist members with home responsibilities to attend an appropriate one day, applied microbiology scientific meeting towards the cost for childcare or other dependant care whilst attending the meeting. Applications should be submitted at least four weeks prior to the start of the event.

Updated January 2018

Wellcome Trust

Biomedical science funding schemes
Support basic scientists, clinicians (including clinical psychologists, dentists and veterinarians) and public health researchers at all stages of their research career. Where appropriate, applications are encouraged from candidates trained in disciplines outside the biomedical sciences, but who are applying their expertise to biomedical problems.

Funding schemes that are currently open for the submission of applications, with the indicated closing date:

Biomedical Resource and Technology Development Grants 12 January 2018.
Biomedical Vacation Scholarships 28 February 2018.
Clinical Research Career Development Fellowships 13 August 2018.
Collaborative Awards in Science  24 April 2018.
Daniel Turnberg Travel Fellowships January each year.
Innovator awards. Apply anytime.
Investigator Awards in Science (Three times a year) 12 March 2018.
Longitudinal Population Study Grants 12 March 2018.
Multi-user Equipment Grants 12 January 2018.
PhD Training Programmes for Clinicians. Individual PhD programmes recruit students annually.
Principal Research Fellowships. Express an interest at any time.
Research Career Re-entry Fellowships 4 April 2018.
Research Enrichment - Diversity and Inclusion 5 February 2018, 16 April 2018  (opens early February 2018), 9 July 2018 (opens April 2018).
Research Enrichment - Open Research 5 February 2018, 16 April 2018 (opens early February 2018), 9 July 2018 (opens April 2018).
Research Enrichment -  Public Engagement 5 February 2018, 16 April 2018 (opens early February 2018), 9 July 2018 (opens April 2018).
Seed awards in Science. (Three times a year). 22 March 2018, 5 July 2018 (opens March 2018).
Senior Research Fellowships in Basic Biomedical Science (Three times a year) 12 March 2018.
Senior Research Fellowships in Clinical Science 12 March 2018.
Sir Henry Dale Fellowships. (Three times a year) 4 April 2018.
Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowships. 18 April 2018.
Starter Grants for Clinical Lecturers. (twice a year) March each year.
UK Prevention Research Paternership Scheme 18 January 2018.

Updated January 2018