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Biomedical Catalyst: Developmental Pathway Funding Scheme (DPFS): Jul 2017

  • Time remaining: 5d 14h 11m
  • Status: Open
  • Open date: 15 Jun 2017
  • Closing date: 26 Jul 2017 16:00 GMT+1
  • Meeting date: 20 - 21 Sep 2017
  • Type: Response Mode

DPFS is an ongoing scheme, with outline deadlines every 4 months.

The next two deadlines for outline proposals are:

  • 4pm on 26th July 2017
  • 4pm on 29th November 2017

Further details, including the deadlines for the next four calls, can be found on the submission deadlines page for the scheme.

The DPFS scheme is a key part of our Translational Research Strategy and supports the translation of fundamental discoveries toward benefits to human health. It funds the pre-clinical development and early clinical testing of novel therapeutics, devices and diagnostics, including “repurposing” of existing therapies.

Skills Development Fellowship opportunities: July 2017

Skills Development Fellowships are training fellowships that will support capacity building in MRC priority areas by:

  • Supporting very early career researchers to explore, consolidate and further develop their skills in a priority area in which they are already active or in which they are seeking training
  • Supporting researchers at all career stages who wish to transform their career by developing new skills in a priority area.

Technology Touching Life Networks

  • Time remaining: 6d 15h 11m
  • Status: Open
  • Open date: 24 May 2017
  • Closing date: 27 Jul 2017 17:00 GMT+1
  • Type: Calls

Technology Touching Life (TTL) is pleased to announce a £3m call for Networks, jointly supported by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Medical Research Council (MRC). The aim of TTL is to foster interdisciplinary research into innovative, and potentially disruptive, technological capabilities that will drive world-leading discovery research in the health and life sciences.

Call for applications to lead an MRC-NIHR methodology state-of-the-art workshop on methods for placebo comparator group selection and use in surgical trials

  • Time remaining: 1m 2w 0d 14h 11m
  • Status: Open
  • Open date: 26 Jun 2017
  • Closing date: 4 Sep 2017 16:00 GMT+1
  • Type: Response Mode

The use and selection of placebo comparator groups is a key area of uncertainty within surgical trials. As such, the MRC-NIHR Methodology Research Programme have issued a call to run a consensus workshop and to produce a guidance document to lead decision making in this area.

Confidence in Global Nutrition and Health Research: Institutional "pump-priming" awards to develop new opportunities in Global Nutrition and Health Research

  • Time remaining: 1m 3w 3d 14h 11m
  • Status: Open
  • Open date: 4 Jul 2017
  • Closing date: 14 Sep 2017 16:00 GMT+1
  • Type: Calls

The “Confidence in” schemes are used to demonstrate MRC’s support for institutional development in key strategic areas.  We are pleased to announce our “Confidence in Global Nutrition and Health Research” call  as part of our suite of activities under the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).

Confidence in Global Mental Health Research: Institutional "pump-priming" awards to develop new opportunities in Global Mental Health Research

  • Time remaining: 1m 3w 3d 14h 11m
  • Status: Open
  • Open date: 4 Jul 2017
  • Closing date: 14 Sep 2017 16:00 GMT+1
  • Type: Calls

The “Confidence in” schemes are used to demonstrate MRC’s support for institutional development in key strategic areas.  We are pleased to announce our “Confidence in Global Mental Health Research” scheme as part of our suite of activities under the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).

Joint Global Health Trials scheme – call 8

  • Time remaining: 1m 3w 3d 14h 11m
  • Status: Open
  • Open date: 5 Jul 2017
  • Closing date: 14 Sep 2017 16:00 GMT+1
  • Type: Calls

The UK Department for International Development (DFID), the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) the UK Medical Research Council (MRC), and the Wellcome Trust are pleased to announce the launch of the eighth call for proposals under this initiative to fund global health trials.

Centres of Excellence in neurodegenerative disease research (CoEN) 2017 call for proposals: Pathfinder III

  • Time remaining: 1m 4w 0d 14h 11m
  • Status: Open
  • Open date: 28 Jun 2017
  • Closing date: 18 Sep 2017 16:00 GMT+1
  • Type: Calls

The Network of Centres of Excellence in Neurodegeneration (CoEN) is an international initiative involving nine research funders across Europe and Canada. In this forth call from proposals, researchers from recognised Centres of Excellence in neurodegenerative disease research are invited to submit transnational collaborative Pathfinder proposals.

UK-Thailand Joint Initiative on Infectious Diseases and Non-Communicable Diseases

  • Time remaining: 1m 4w 1d 14h 11m
  • Status: Open
  • Open date: 6 Jul 2017
  • Closing date: 19 Sep 2017 16:00 GMT+1
  • Meeting date: 3 Jan 2018
  • Type: Response Mode

The UK Medical Research Council (MRC), the Thailand Research Fund (TRF) and the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) are pleased to invite research proposals to the UK-Thailand Joint Initiative on Infectious Diseases and Non-Communicable Diseases, through the Newton Fund.

Very - and Ultra - High Field NMR for the physical and life sciences

  • Time remaining: 1m 4w 1d 14h 11m
  • Status: Open
  • Open date: 17 May 2017
  • Closing date: 19 Sep 2017 16:00 GMT+1
  • Type: Calls

To maintain the UK's leading position in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) for research and development, ca. £20m capital is being made available to procure ultra-high field NMR systems (≥0.95 GHz) and upgrade existing very-high field NMR instruments (≥800 MHz) to support the UK's fundamental and applied research across a range of disciplines within life and physical sciences.