Research Fortnight October 2009

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07 Oct 09 Research Fortnight Opportunities issue 332

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United Kingdom

RESEARCH PROJECT GRANTS

Leverhulme Trust, GB


These are prima
rily intended to provide the salary costs of one or more researchers working on a specific and discrete
project proposed by the applicant. The great majority of awards involve a spend of up to £250,000 over a duration of
two to three years.

Award amount ma
x: £500000

Closing date: 01 Dec 09

PHASE III CLINICAL TRIAL GRANTS

Cancer Research UK, GB


The clinical trials advisory and awards committee will initially review
applications for cancer trials as outline proposals.
The upper funding limit for each grant is £100,000 per annum.

Award amount max: £100000

Closing date: 18 Dec 09

RESEARCH WORKSHOPS

Experimental Psychology Society, GB


These support workshops in experimental psychology. Up to £3,500 per grant is available.

Award amount max: £3500

Closing date: 01 Dec 09

RAMSAY MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIPS FOR POSTDOCTORAL CHEMICAL RESEARCH

Ramsay Memorial Fellowships Trust, GB


This is intended for advanced students of chemical research who have shown outstanding merit to pursue their work in
unive
rsities or other places of academic research in the UK. The stipend of the fellowship is usually in the range of
£27,466 to £30,912 per annum, with one increment for the second year. A grant, not exceeding £1,000 per annum,
may be available for (non
-
travel
) expenses.

Award amount max: £31912

Closing date: 15 Nov 09

JAPAN PARTNERING AWARDS

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, GB


The main objective
s are: to set up partnership links between UK and Japanese laboratories; to promote the exchange
of scientists, particularly early career scientists; to promote access to facilities. Awards are worth up to £50,000 over
four years and will be made to UK lab
oratories to partner with one or more Japanese laboratories.

Award amount max: £50000

Closing date: 17 Nov 09

OBESITY AWARDS

International Association for the Stud
y of Obesity, GB


These will be presented during the 11th International Congress on Obesity, held in Stockholm, Sweden between 11
-
15
July 2010. Up to $1,000 is available.

Award amount max: $1000

Closing date: 07 Nov 09

PARTNERSHIP GRANTS

Royal Society, GB


The scheme offers up to £3,000 for teachers and scientists/engineers to work in partnership on activities involving
students from five to 18 years old. Applicatio
ns are welcomed from UK primary or secondary school teacher or
practising scientists or engineers (ie above graduate level in university or with appropriate industrial experience).

Award amount max: £3000

Closing date: 06 Nov 09

TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIPS

British Nuclear Medicine Society, GB


These allow individuals to visit departments of nuclear medicine in the UK or overseas. Funds of £3,000 are allocated
annually.

A
ward amount max: Not specified

Closing date: 31 Dec 09

OPEN SCHEME GRANTS

Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland, GB


These support projects relating to

the society's mission of understanding disease. The amount requested for each
grant should not exceed £10,000.

Award amount max: £10000

Closing date: 01 Dec 09

HO
NOR FELL TRAVEL AWARDS

British Society for Cell Biology, GB


These are designed to enable younger society members at the beginning of their research careers to attend meetings.
Up to £500 is available.

Award amount max: £500

Closing date: No deadline

ANN BISHOP TRAVEL AWARD

British Society for Parasitology, GB


The purpose of the award is to allow society members to travel in pursuit of their academic interests i
n parasitology,
providing an opportunity to undertake field research, visit overseas institutions or visit endemic areas of disease.
Funding of up to £2,000 is available.

Award amount max: £2000

Closing date: 13 Jan 10

ETHICON FOUNDATION FUND TRAVEL GRANTS

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, GB


Awards cover one economy class return journey up to a value of £1,000 incurred by surgeons travelling overseas to
obta
in further training, experience or research.

Award amount max: £1000

Closing date: 27 Nov 09

ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS EDUCATIONAL TRAINING BURSARIES (FULL
COURSES)

Arthritis Research Campaign, GB


The aim of the educational training scheme is to promote awareness and understanding of arthritis and related
musculoskeletal diseases among AHPs through research, practical experience, presentation of research and

formal
education in rheumatology. The maximum amount available per grant is £5,000.

Award amount max: £5000

Closing date: 11 Jan 10

TRAVEL FELLOWSHIPS

European As
sociation for Cancer Research, GB


These support research on the basis of technical exchange, including participation at workshops and courses. The
value of each award is up to 2,500 euros.

Award amount max: €2000

Closing date: 30 Nov 09

CHINA PARTNERING AWARDS

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, GB


The main objectives are: to set up partnership links between UK and Chinese life science laborato
ries; to promote the
exchange of scientists, particularly early career scientists; to promote access to facilities. Awards are worth up to
£25,000 over four years.

Award amount max: £25000

Closing date: 17 Nov 09

GARNHAM EXPEDITIONARY SCHOLARSHIP

British Society for Parasitology, GB


The aim is to is to promote parasitological field expeditions (collection of data or samples) under difficult conditions.
Awards are w
orth up to £1,000.

Award amount max: £1000

Closing date: 13 Jan 10

NON
-
SOCIETY SYMPOSIA GRANTS

Physiological Society, GB


The purpose of the grants are to provide
up
-
to
-
date presentations on a specified symposium topic at a non
-
society
meeting. The maximum grant under this scheme is £1,000.

Award amount max: £1000

Closing date: 30 Nov 09

MAJOR GRANTS

Bibliographical Society, GB


These are for bibliographical research, including research on book history, textual transmission, publishing, printing,
bookbinding, book
-
ownership and book
-
collecting. Awards are worth up to £2,000.

Award amount max: £2000

Closing date: 01 Dec 09

GRANTS FOR CLINICAL PROJECTS

Royal College of Surgeons of England, GB


These aim to promote the advancement of the
specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Award amount max: Not specified

Closing date: 01 Jan 10

GRANTS FOR RESEARCH PROJECTS

Royal College of Surgeons of Engl
and, GB


These fund research projects undertaken by fellows, associate fellows, fellows in training and members. Applications
requesting over £10,000 of funding need to include an independent peer review.

Award amount max: Not specified

Closing date: 01 Ja
n 10

BIR PHILIPS TRAVEL FELLOWSHIP

British Institute of Radiology, GB


This is to fund a visit to one or more centres abroad to learn a new technique not available

at the applicant's home
institution or to attend a major conference where other funding for this is not available. The fellowship is worth up to
£5,000.

Award amount max: £5000

Closing date: 31 Dec 09

NON
-
CLINICAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation, GB


The award supports research relating to causes, cures or complications of diabetes. Funding for the 2010 fellowship
will amount to a
maximum of £55,000 per year.

Award amount max: £165000

Closing date: 13 Nov 09

PROSPECTIVE SAMPLE COLLECTIONS

Cancer Research UK, GB


This supports prospective col
lections of samples alone from a clinical trial that is about to commence or is ongoing.
Funding of £15 per paraffin block and £7.50 per blood sample will be provided, although applicants are expected to
negotiate lower costs wherever possible.

Award amoun
t max: Not specified

Closing date: 18 Dec 09

EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP FUND

Association for Perioperative Practice (incorporatingNational Association of Th
eatre Nurses), GB


The fund aims to: advance the study of and to promote excellence in perioperative practice; promote innovation in
perioperative practice and extend knowledge and skills in order to meet changing needs; assist with fees and other
financia
l requests in order to enhance the professional development of the AfPP membership. Awards of up to £5,000
each are available.

Award amount max: £5000

Closing date: 13 Nov 09

INDIA PARTNERING AWARDS

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, GB


The main objectives are: to set up partnership links between UK and Indian life science laboratories; to promote the
exchange of scientists, particularly early
career scientists; to promote access to facilities. Awards are worth up to
£25,000 over four years.

Award amount max: £25000

Closing date: 17 Nov 09

ALLIED HEALTH
PROFESSIONALS EDUCATIONAL TRAINING BURSARIES (SHORT COURSES)

Arthritis Research Campaign, GB


The aim of the educational training scheme is to promote awareness and understanding of arthritis and related
musculoskeletal diseases among AHPs through research
, practical experience, presentation of research and formal
education in rheumatology. Grants have a maximum value of £1,000 each.

Award amount max: £1000

Closing date: 11 Jan 10

RESEARCH TRAINING SCHEME FOR NURSES AND ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

Northern Ireland Chest, Heart and Stroke (formerly the Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke
As
sociation), GB


The aim of the scheme is to help candidates to build capacity in conducting high quality research in the field of chest,
heart and stroke diseases through attendance at appropriate training courses and freeing up protected time to receive
s
uch training. Grants of up to £6,000 each are available.

Award amount max: £6000

Closing date: 31 Oct 09

US PARTNERING AWARDS

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences

Research Council, GB


The main objectives are: to set up partnership links between UK and US life science laboratories; to promote the
exchange of scientists, particularly early career scientists; to promote access to facilities. Awards are worth up to
£5
0,000 over four years.

Award amount max: £50000

Closing date: 17 Nov 09

KATHARINE F PANTZER JR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP IN THE HISTORY OF THE PRINTED BOOK

Bibliographic
al Society, GB


Projects must fall within the field of the bibliographical or book
-
historical study of the printed book in the hand
-
press
period, that is up to circa 1830. The fellowship has a maximum value of £4,000.

Award amount max: £4000

Closing date:
01 Dec 09

FEASIBILITY STUDY PROJECT GRANTS

Cancer Research UK, GB


Studies should be viewed as purpose
-
driven preparatory work for phase III trials, to assess the
activity, or feasibility
or toxicity of new treatment approaches, and be used to screen out inactive treatments. Applications are being
requested for projects in the order of £25,000 per annum (up to a maximum of £40,000 in exceptional cases) for a
period
of up to two years.

Award amount max: £40000

Closing date: 18 Dec 09

ETHICON FOUNDATION SHORT TERM CLINICAL VISITS

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, GB


Gra
nts are awarded towards travel within the UK and Europe, but consideration will be given to candidates who wish
to travel further afield, to further enhance a specialty skill or experience which will not normally be available in the
applicant’s own hospita
l.

Award amount max: Not specified

Closing date: 27 Nov 09

PROGRAMME GRANTS

Medical Research Council, GB


A programme is defined as a coordinated and coherent grou
p of related projects, which may be to answer an inter
-
related set of questions across a broad scientific area, and may be a continuation of a current activity. Support may be
requested for a period of five years.

Award amount max: Not specified

Closing da
te: 24 Nov 09

ARO TRAVEL FELLOWSHIPS

Deafness Research UK, GB


These enable researchers working in hearing and deafness research to attend the Association of
Research in
Otolaryngology conference in the US. The maximum award available is £650.

Award amount max: £650

Closing date: 30 Oct 09



ETHICON FOUNDATION FUND TRAV
ELLING FELLOWSHIP

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, GB


This supports the overseas travel of surgeons. Up to £900 is available.

Award amount max: £900

Closing date: 13 Nov 09

BUILDING THE EVIDENCE BASE ON SECURE FORENSIC INPATIENT SERVICES IN ENGLAND, INCLUDING
HIGH, MEDIUM AND LOW SECURE FORENSIC INPATIENT SERVICES

Department of Health including NIHR (DH), GB


The aim is to locate, screen and ass
ess the quality of relevant literature and produce an expert briefing for policy
makers within six months from the start date and a final report at the end of December 2010. A budget of £115,000
(including VAT) has been allocated to this review.

Award amou
nt max: £115000

Closing date: 29 Oct 09

RESEARCH TO EXAMINE THE INTERFACE BETWEEN THE MENTAL HEALTH ACT AND THE MENTAL CAPACITY
ACT DEPRIVATION OF LIBERTY SAFEGUAR
DS

Department of Health including NIHR (DH), GB


The aim of this research is to assess how professionals understand and apply this interface between the MHA and MCA
DOLS. The project should be delivered within a cost of £250,000, including full economic co
sts or value added tax as
appropriate. Research will be conducted over a period no longer than 24 months.

Award amount max: £250000

Closing date: 09 Nov 09

DANIEL
TURNBERG TRAVEL FELLOWSHIP SCHEME

Academy of Medical Sciences, GB


The aim of the scheme is to encourage researchers to experience an alternative research environment, to learn new
techniques and initiate ideas for future collaborations. Funding provides a
n upper limit of £4,000 per fellowship, as
well as airfare and a subsistence allowance for a period of up to four weeks.

Award amount max: £4000

Closing date: 08 Jan 10

IMPACT OF CALORIE PRICING AND PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITES ON PURCHASING AND CONSUMPTION
-

BUILDING A CONCEPTUAL MODEL AND MAPPING THE LITERATURE

Department of Health including NIHR (DH), GB


The project should be delivered within a cost of £75,000, includi
ng full economic costs or value added tax as
appropriate. Research will be conducted over a period no longer than one year.

Award amount max: £75000

Closing date: 02 Nov 09

BRITISH TRAVELLING FELLOWS

British Hip Society, GB


These grants provide support for travel and accommodation costs incurred in visiting an orthopaedic centre in 2010.
Up to £1,500 is available.

Award amount max: £1500

Closing date: 31 Dec 09

MCMINN BURSARY

British Hip Society, GB


This enables trainees holding a NTN to undertake an MD researching matters pertaining to hip replacement surgery.
Up to
£70,000 is available.

Award amount max: £70000

Closing date: 31 Dec 09

TRAVEL AWARDS

British Neuropathological Society, GB


These enable junior society members to
attend international conferences or undertake research in other laboratories.
Up to £500 is available.

Award amount max: £500

Closing date: No deadline

Belgium

MA
RIE CURIE INITIAL TRAINING NETWORKS

European Commission Framework programme 7: People, BE


Networks will take the form of multi
-

or mono
-
partner programmes. The budget for this call is 243.79 million euros.

Award amount max: Not specified

Closing date: 22
Dec 09

ERC STARTING INDEPENDENT RESEARCHER GRANTS
-

SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

European Commission Framework programme 7: European Research Council/Ideas, BE


Projects must involve participation by at least one independent legal entity established in a member state or
associated country. The budget for this call is 14 per cent of an overall budget of 528 million euros.

Award amount max: Not specified

Closing dat
e: 09 Dec 09

Germany

INTERNATIONAL PHD PROGRAMME AWARDS

European Molecular Biology Laboratory, DE


These allow university graduates to study for a PhD at EMBL hea
dquarters in Heidelberg and outstations situated in
Grenoble, Hamburg, Hinxton and Monterotondo. Awards last for up to four years. External fellowships fund a smaller
number of non
-
member state nationals.

Award amount max: Not specified

Closing date: 01 De
c 09

Netherlands

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, NL


This recognises a European citizen for innovative and lasting contrib
utions to the field. The award is worth 20,000
euros.

Award amount max: €20000

Closing date: 15 Jan 10

RESEARCH GRANTS FOR YOUNG SCIENTISTS

European College of Neu
ropsychopharmacology, NL


These enable promising European scientists in this field to work on scientific projects and to study the practice of
neuropsychopharmacology, preferably in a country outside their own, in order to foster new international connecti
ons.
A maximum of three awards are available, each worth up to 50,000 euros.

Award amount max: €50000

Closing date: 15 Jan 10

NEUROPSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY AWARD

Europea
n College of Neuropsychopharmacology, NL


This call is for individual achievements in clinical research. The award is worth 20,000 euros.

Award amount max: €20000

Closing date: 15 Jan 10

Switzerland

ABSTRACT AWARDS

European League Against Rheumatism, CH


These recognise the first authors of six clinical and six basic science abstracts for the quality of their scientific content
.
Awards are worth 1,000 euros each, p
lus registration costs for the annual EULAR congress.

Award amount max: €1000

Closing date: 31 Jan 10

HEALTH PROFESSIONALS RESEARCH GRANTS

European League Against
Rheumatism, CH


These support projects in the field of arthritis and rheumatism. Awards are worth up to 30,000 euros.

Award amount max: €30000

Closing date: 31 Dec 09

BURSARIES FOR THE ERS LUNG SCIENCE CONFERENCE

European Respiratory Society, CH


The theme is biology of gene
-
environment interactions in the lung. Travel bursaries are available for up to 40
participants.

Award amount max: Not specified

Closing date:
31 Oct 09

NEUROLOGY GRANTS

Jacques and Gloria Gossweiler Foundation, CH


These support projects addressing the following aspects of Parkinson's disease: physical a
ctivity; physiotherapy;
ergotherapy; speech therapy; psychological and spiritual aspects.

Award amount max: Not specified

Closing date: 01 Nov 09

United Arab Emirates

GRAND HAMDAN INTERNATIONAL AWARD

Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences, AE


Universities, research centres, science institutions and individ
ual physicians and scientists are eligible to nominate the
nominees for this award. In 2009, the award is given for research in the field of DIABETES MELLITUS and is worth US$
68,000.

Award amount max: $68000

Closing date: 30 Nov 09

United States

GRASS FELLOWSHIP IN NEUROSCIENCE

Grass Foundation, US


The foundation encourages independent research by investigators early in their careers and increases research
opportunities for persons planning careers in neurobiological investigation. Fellowships provide funds to support an
investigator for one summer at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

Award amount max: Not specified

Closing date:

10 Dec 09

HEMOPHILIA SPECIAL PROJECT AWARD

Bayer Biological Products, US


The awards are designed to encourage hypothesis
-
driven research, where the investigator
is attempting to prove or
disprove a set of assumptions. Any individual affiliated with a facility that provides care to hemophilia patients,
including medical universities, hospitals, blood centers and other laboratories, may apply. Funding will be awarde
d for
one or two years. The maximum grant is $200,000.

Award amount max: $200000

Closing date: 30 Nov 09

HEMOPHILIA EARLY CAREER INVESTIGATOR AWARD

Bayer Biologica
l Products, US


This award offers salary support and research funds for a junior faculty member who wishes to undertake a mentored
basic or clinical research project in the bleeding disorders field. Funding of $100,000 will be available annually for two
ye
ars.

Award amount max: $200000

Closing date: 30 Nov 09

ACLAM FOUNDATION RESEARCH GRANTS

American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine, US


The foundation will foc
us its funding on research in the following fields of laboratory animal science and medicine:
analgesia/anesthesia; animal behavior/well
-
being; diagnostics/diseases; husbandry; refinement of animal models;
zoonotic disease.

Award amount max: Not specified

Closing date: 11 Dec 09

ETIOLOGICAL FACTORS IN VULVODYNIA

National Vulvodynia Association, US


The association supports research proposals designed to investigate
the etiology of generalized vulvodynia. The
maximum grant amount is $30,000.

Award amount max: $30000

Closing date: 26 Oct 09

DORIS BLOCH RESEARCH AWARD

Sigma Thet
a Tau International, US


The purpose of this award is to encourage nurses to contribute to the advancement of nursing through research. One
grant of $5,000 is awarded per year.

Award amount max: $5000

Closing date: 01 Dec 09

ESTABLISHED INVESTIGATOR GRANTS

Morris Animal Foundation, US


Research studies must focus on wildlife health. Exotic species commonly kept as pets, such as parrots and ferrets are
included in th
is category.

Award amount max: Not specified

Closing date: 13 Nov 09

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN CANCER RESEARCH AWARD

American Association for Cancer Research, US


Th
is award recognizes an individual who has made significant fundamental contributions to cancer research, either
through a single scientific discovery or a body of work. The recipient will be awarded an honorarium, AACR honorary
membership, a plaque and sup
port to attend the AACR annual meeting.

Award amount max: Not specified

Closing date: 16 Nov 09

FIRST AWARD GRANT

Morris Animal Foundation, US


Research studies mu
st focus on wildlife health. Funding is provided for two years at $50,000 maximum per year, plus
a maximum of 8 percent indirect costs.

Award amount max: $100000

Closing date: 13 Nov 09

FELLOWSHIP TRAINING GRANT

Morris Animal Foundation, US


Research studies must focus on wildlife health. Exotic species commonly kept as pets, such as parrots and ferrets are
included in this category. Funding is provided for two year
s salary support at a maximum $50,000 per year.

Award amount max: $100000

Closing date: 13 Nov 09

DRUG DISCOVERY FOR NERVOUS SYSTEM DISORDERS (R21)

NIH: National I
nstitute of Mental Health, US


This FOA solicits exploratory/developmental (R21) grant applications from applicant organizations directed toward the
discovery and preclinical testing of novel compounds for the prevention and treatment of nervous system dis
orders.
Direct costs are limited to $275,000 over an R21 two
-
year period, with no more than $200,000 in direct costs allowed
in any single year.

Award amount max: $275000

Closing date: 16 Feb 10

CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH GRANT PROGRAM

Dana Foundation, US


The program funds researchers to set up controlled clinical studies in patients with a specific brain disease, based on
promising animal studies suggesting
that a specific therapy either treated the condition or prevented it from getting
worse. Grants are worth up to $300,000 payable over three years.

Award amount max: $300000

Closing date: No deadline

SIGMA THETA TAU INTERNATIONAL/ WESTERN INSTITUTE OF NURSING RESEARCH GRANT

Sigma Theta Tau International, US


The purpose of this grant is to encourage qualified nurses to contribute to the advancement of nursing through

research. Proposals for pilot or development research may be submitted for the grant.

Award amount max: $2500

Closing date: 01 Dec 09

COLGATE PALMOLIVE FELLOWSHIP

IN NUTRITION AND ORAL HEALTH/DENTAL EDUCATION

American Dietetic Association Foundation, US


This award is given to support research on nutrition and oral health/disease or nutrition and dental education. The
award will support master's thesis research, as

well as doctoral and postdoctoral research. Up to $15,000 is available
to support the research.

Award amount max: $15000

Closing date: 01 Dec 09

RESEARCH GRANTS

C
ystinosis Research Foundation, US


The purpose is to fund research to improve the immediate care of children and young adults with cystinosis and to
develop new understanding and treatment of cystinosis to help these children in the future.

Award amount ma
x: Not specified

Closing date: 04 Nov 09

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS

Cystinosis Research Foundation, US


The purpose is to attract qualified, promising investigators
to establish careers in cystinosis research. The fellow’s
stipend should be the usual amount for such a trainee at that institution. Up to $10,000 per year can be requested to
support that individual’s research, although the total award cannot exceed $75,0
00 per year.

Award amount max: $225000

Closing date: 04 Nov 09

TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP

Society for Vascular Nursing, US


The scholarship provides assistance to SVN mem
bers who wish to attend the annual convention but who require
financial assistance with travel expenses. The award is worth $1000.

Award amount max: Not specified

Closing date: 11 Dec 09

LYMPHATIC RESEARCH FOUNDATION POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP AWARDS PROGRAM

Health Resources in Action (formerly The Medical Foundation TMF), US


The program supports research that will result in improved understanding and advances in the
prevention, diagnosis
and treatment of lymphatic diseases, lymphedema and related disorders. These two
-
year fellowships provide support
between $39,500 and $47,500 per year.

Award amount max: Not specified

Closing date: 01 Dec 09

PILOT STUDY PROGRAM AWARDS

Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research, US


These awards will support investigator
-
initiated projects in all areas of ovarian cancer research. The award
s last one
year and are worth $75,000 each.

Award amount max: $75000

Closing date: 01 Dec 09

SCIENTIFIC SCHOLAR AWARDS

Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Rese
arch, US


These awards are intended to assist promising laboratory and clinical scientists in pursuing a career as an independent
investigator in ovarian cancer research. These $60,000 grants are for one year only.

Award amount max: $60000

Closing date: 01

Dec 09

CLINICAL TRAINING AWARD

Bayer Biological Products, US


This award is intended to facilitate the development of specific clinical expertise in the field of
hemophilia for
applicants who have completed medical training and have an interest in pursuing a career as a hemophilia clinician.
Clinical training awards will provide funding of up to $100,000 annually for two years.

Award amount max: $200000

Closing dat
e: 30 Nov 09

IMPLANT RESEARCH GRANTS FOR MEMBERS

Academy of Osseointegration, US


One research grant award of up to $15,000 is available to support research in the

behavioral, biological, biomechanical
or biomaterial aspects of dental implants.

Award amount max: $15000

Closing date: 31 Oct 09

TJ’S FUND FOR EATING DISORDERS
RESEARCH

Academy for Eating Disorders, US


The academy will award one grant of $20,000 to support biological research in anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa.

Award amount max: $20000

Closing date: 01 Nov 09

NEUROTROPHIC FACTOR THERAPIES FOR PARKINSON’S DISEASE

Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, US


The foundation will support grant awards for up to three years for collaborative efforts to support the development of
neurotrophic factors as therapies for Parkinson's disease. The foundation will commit up to $5 million to fund
applications in response t
o this RFA.

Award amount max: Not specified

Closing date: 18 Nov 09

SECONDARY ANALYSES OF EXISTING DATA SETS AND STORED BIOSPECIMENS TO ADDRESS CLINICAL
AGING RESE
ARCH QUESTIONS (R01)

NIH: National Institute on Aging, US


The NIA will support short term projects involving secondary analysis of existing data sets or stored biospecimens, to
address clinically
-
related issues on aging changes influencing health across t
he life span or on diseases and disabilities
in older persons. Normally budgets are expected to be up to $250,000 a year for up to three years.

Award amount max: $750000

Closing date: 05 Feb 10

SECONDARY ANALYSES OF EXISTING DATA SETS AND STORED BIOSPECIMENS TO ADDRESS CLINICAL
AGING RESEARCH QUESTIONS (R01): AIDS
-
RELATED

NIH: National Institute on Aging, US


The NIA will support Aids
-
related short term projects involving secondary analysis of existing data sets or stored
biospecimens, to address clinically
-
related issues on aging changes influencing health across the life span or on
diseases and disabilities i
n older persons. Normally budgets are expected to be up to $250,000 a year for up to three
years.

Award amount max: $750000

Closing date: 07 Jan 10

LUNG TRANSPLANT
ATION: PLANNING GRANTS FOR CLINICAL TRIALS OF NOVEL THERAPIES (R34)

NIH: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, US


Support will be provided for the initial organization, protocol development, and necessary preliminary studies critical
for the design of

robust clinical trials in lung transplantation. Up to $450,000 is available in funding for two
-
year long
projects.

Award amount max: $900000

Closing date: 03 Feb 10

DRUG DISCOVERY FOR NERVOUS SYSTEM DISORDERS (R21): AIDS
-
RELATED

NIH: National Institute of Mental Health, US


This FOA solicits Aids
-
related exploratory/developmental (R21) grant applications from applicant organizations directed
toward the discovery an
d preclinical testing of novel compounds for the prevention and treatment of nervous system
disorders. Direct costs are limited to $275,000 over an R21 two
-
year period, with no more than $200,000 in direct
costs allowed in any single year.

Award amount max
: $275000

Closing date: 07 May 10

DRUG DISCOVERY FOR NERVOUS SYSTEM DISORDERS (R01): AIDS
-
RELATED

NIH: National Institute of Mental Health, US


This FOA solicits A
ids
-
related R01 grant applications from applicant organizations directed toward the discovery and
preclinical testing of novel compounds for the prevention and treatment of nervous system disorders. The total project
period may not exceed five years.

Award

amount max: Not specified

Closing date: 07 Jan 10

DRUG DISCOVERY FOR NERVOUS SYSTEM DISORDERS (R01)

NIH: National Institute of Mental Health, US


This FOA solicit
s R01 grant applications from applicant organizations directed toward the discovery and preclinical
testing of novel compounds for the prevention and treatment of nervous system disorders. The total project period
may not exceed five years.

Award amount ma
x: Not specified

Closing date: 05 Feb 10


23 Sep 09 Research Fortnight
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PROJECT GRANTS

Association for International Cancer Research,

GB


These are made to support research into the causes, mechanisms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer.
There is no upper limit for funding, but most grants have been awarded with total budgets of between £150,000 and
£200,000.

Award amount max
: Not specified

Closing date: 30 Oct 09

PROJECT GRANTS FOR RESEARCH INTO TUBEROUS SCLEROSIS

Tuberous Sclerosis Association, GB


This scheme provides funds for rese
arch into rare the genetic condition, tuberous sclerosis.

Award amount max: Not specified

Closing date: 01 Dec 09

PROGRAMME GRANTS

British Heart Foundation, GB


T
hese support research into the causes, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.

Award amount max: Not specified

Closing date: 30 Nov 09

CLINI
CAL FELLOWSHIPS

Fight for Sight, GB


The fellowships encourage clinicians to further their career in ophthalmic research. Funding provides a grant of
£180,000 over three years covering salary, consumables, course fees, equipment expenses and travel.

Award
amount max: £180000

Closing date: 16 Nov 09

PROJECT GRANTS

Fight for Sight, GB


These support original and ground breaking research into eye disease. The awards ar
e open to both non
-
clinician
scientists and qualified clinicians working in any area of ophthalmic research relevant to the aims of the charity.
Funding of up to £160,000 over three years is available per grant covering salary, consumables, travel and equi
pment.

Award amount max: £160000

Closing date: 16 Nov 09

RESEARCH GRANTS

Meningitis Research Foundation, GB


Proposals should focus on meningitis and septicaemia,

with particular emphasis being placed on research into group B
meningococcal infection. The charity funds project grants up to a maximum of £150,000 per annum for up to five
years.

Award amount max: £150000

Closing date: 28 Nov 09

MEDICAL RESEARCH AWARDS

National Association for Colitis and Crohn's Disease, GB


These fund research into inflammatory bowel disease for up to two years. Up to £120,000 is available.

Awa
rd amount max: £120000

Closing date: 09 Nov 09

RESEARCH FUND

Royal Society of Chemistry, GB


The fund supports society members in their research. Grants are worth
up to £2,000.

Award amount max: £2000

Closing date: 31 Oct 09

KAROL SICHER CANCER RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

Royal College of Radiologists, GB


This fellowship of up to £
7,000 supports up to three months in the UK or abroad to undertake a research project in
any aspect of cancer diagnosis, assessment or management.

Award amount max: £7000

Closing date: 06 Nov 09

JOHN HAMILTON TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP

Royal College of Psychiatrists, GB


This aims to encourage psychiatrists working in the field of forensic psychiatry to broaden their knowledge and
experience through travel to recognised
forensic centres. The award provides £2,000.

Award amount max: £2000

Closing date: 31 Oct 09

GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

British Association of Critical Care Nurses, G
B


These are made for attendance at conferences, practice development and research. Grants of up to £500 and
scholarships of up to £2,000 are offered.

Award amount max: £2000

Closing date: 30 Nov 09

POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH BURSARIES

British Epilepsy Association, GB


These are awarded to students and other qualified individuals wishing to undertake non
-
laboratory b
ased research into
healthcare, medical, social or psychological aspects of epilepsy. Bursaries are worth £1,500.

Award amount max: £1500

Closing date: 09 Oct 09

RE
SEARCH PRIZES

Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine, GB


These support projects by young researchers in biomedical or related biological sciences. Awards are worth £200,000
and are usable over five years.

Award amount max: £200000

Closing date: 04 Dec 09

FOLLOW
-
ON FUND

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, GB


The scheme supports further scientific or technical development and other activities es
sential to securing commercial
opportunities such as licensing, seed or venture finance. Individual grants will be typically in the range of £80,000 to
£120,000 (awarded at 80 per cent of full economic cost value) over a period of up to 12 months.

Award am
ount max: £150000

Closing date: 30 Oct 09

TRAVEL AWARDS

Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland, GB


Grants provide assistance with travel to present papers or posters on

research projects, study at an established centre
of excellence in the UK or abroad, or to fund specialist training to allow the dissemination of knowledge. Up to £1,000
is available to cover travel costs only.

Award amount max: £1000

Closing date: 16 Oct

09

SMALL RESEARCH SUPPORT GRANTS

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, GB


These assist surgical trainees and recently appointed consultants to establish themse
lves in their chosen research
field. Grants of up to £7,000 each are awarded.

Award amount max: £7000

Closing date: 07 Nov 09

MINOR RESEARCH AWARDS

Chest, Heart an
d Stroke Scotland, GB


Under this scheme, funding is available for small
-
scale projects of up to £5,000 each which will lead to the
advancement of knowledge in the fields of chest, heart and stroke illness.

Award amount max: £5000

Closing date: 16 Oct 09

PROJECTS GRANTS

Prostate Cancer Charity, GB


Applications are welcome from universities, medical schools, teaching hospitals and research institutes. The budget for

this call is anticipated to be £1 million.

Award amount max: Not specified

Closing date: 03 Nov 09

FORENSIC FACULTY POSTER PRIZE FOR SHOS

Royal College of Psychia
trists, GB


The purpose of the £300 prize is both to encourage poster presentations and to raise standards of forensic psychiatry.

Award amount max: £300

Closing date: 31 Oct 09

FORENSIC FACULTY POSTER PRIZE FOR SPRS

Royal College of Psychiatrists, GB


The purpose of the £300 prize is both to encourage poster presentations and to raise standards of forensic psychiatry.

Award amount max: £300

Closing date: 31 Oct 09

NETWORK COOPERATION GRANTS

Alzheimer's Research Trust, GB


The scheme is designed to promote collaboration between the ART network members, and proposals can be pu
t
forward for any type of project or scheme which will further cooperation and collaboration between two or more
centres, and which is not covered by the current annual network grant. Grants will range between £5,000 and
£100,000.

Award amount max: £100000

Closing date: 27 Nov 09

EQUIPMENT GRANTS

Alzheimer's Research Trust, GB


These are aimed at aiding research in the full translational research pathway including t
he basic disease process, early
detection, identifying risk factors, alleviation and mechanisms of symptoms and progress towards effective treatments
in Alzheimer’s and related dementias. Grants ranging from £10,000 to £100,000 are available.

Award amount
max: £100000

Closing date: 27 Nov 09

PILOT PROJECT GRANTS

Alzheimer's Research Trust, GB


These aim to support research in the full translational research pathway including the basic disease process, early
detection, identifying risk factors, alleviation and mechanisms of symptoms and progress towards effective treatments
in Alzheimer’s and rel
ated dementias. Applications can be made for up to £30,000 for projects lasting a maximum of
24 months.

Award amount max: £30000

Closing date: 27 Nov 09

DIET AND
HEALTH RESEARCH INDUSTRY CLUB
-

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, GB


DRINC supports high quality research into diet and health within UK universities and research institutes and to obtain
underpinning knowledge tha
t will provide valuable results in the long
-
term, enabling the UK food industry to develop
and deliver new foods of benefit to the consumer. A budget of £4 million has been allocated to this round to support
projects lasting up to five years.

Award amount
max: Not specified

Closing date: 26 Nov 09

SMALL GRANTS RESEARCH PROGRAMME

Children's Liver Disease Foundation, GB


The funds can be used widely but applicants mus
t be able to demonstrate how it can contribute to knowledge in
paediatric hepatology. Up to £5,000 is available per funding round.

Award amount max: £5000

Closing date: 10 Dec 09

TRANSLATIONAL STEM CELL RESEARCH PROGRAMME
-

RESPONSE MODE FUNDING

Medical Research Council, GB


This scheme supports investigator
-
led research proposals that have clear translational goals. The MRC's translational
stem cell research commit
tee will consider applications whose aims will advance stem cell research towards clinical use
or application.

Award amount max: Not specified

Closing date: 09 Dec 09

SEED CORN FUNDING RESEARCH GRANT

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, GB


This grant supports small research projects in counselling or psychotherapy. Funding of up to £5,000 is available.

Award amount max: £5000

Closing date: 13 Nov
09

RESEARCH PROJECT GRANTS

British Epilepsy Association, GB


Under this scheme, proposals are invited for non
-
laboratory based research projects into the causes an
d cures for
epilepsy. Up to £70,000 is available.

Award amount max: £70000

Closing date: 09 Oct 09

PHD STUDENTSHIPS

British Epilepsy Association, GB


These awards
provide funding for two to three year PhD studentships. Funding of £75,000 is allocated for the PhD.
Funding will cover tuition fees at £3,390, maintenance stipend of £13,290 outside London and £15,290 within London,
and £1,000 research budget.

Award amoun
t max: £75000

Closing date: 09 Oct 09

PHD STUDENTSHIPS

Prostate Cancer Charity, GB


These are designed to enable young graduates to undertake their PhD studies wit
hin supportive, high quality research
teams across the UK. It is anticipated that up to £1 million will be available for this funding round.

Award amount max: Not specified

Closing date: 03 Nov 09

CLINICAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

Prostate Cancer Charity, GB


These fellowships aim to encourage young clinicians to undertake a period of dedicated research in the field of
prostate cancer. It is anticipated that up to £1 mi
llion will be available under this call.

Award amount max: Not specified

Closing date: 03 Nov 09

INDUSTRIAL IMPACT FELLOWSHIPS

Biotechnology and Biological Scienc
es Research Council, GB


This scheme enables highly skilled research and technology leaders to transfer their skills and experience from the
industrial sector to BBSRC
-
funded centres, institutes or academic departments.

Award amount max: Not specified

Clos
ing date: 11 Nov 09

EARLY CAREER INVESTIGATOR AWARD

Fight for Sight, GB


This new funding scheme is open to all early career researchers with a PhD and at least th
ree years post
-
doctoral
research experience at the time of application. Grants are available for up to £200,000 for three years.

Award amount max: £200000

Closing date: 16 Nov 09

CLINICAL FELLOWSHIPS IN BIOMEDICAL ETHICS

Wellcome Trust, GB


The scheme is for clinicians, GPs or allied health professionals who wish to carry out a period of research in any area
of biomedical ethics within the remit of the biological ethics programme.

Award amount max: Not specified

Closing date: 01 Dec 09

CLINICAL RESEARCH LEAVE AWARDS IN BIOMEDICAL ETHICS

Wellcome Trust, GB


The awards are for clinicians, GPs or allied health professionals who wish to be released from
their duties to carry out
a short period of uninterrupted research in any area of biomedical ethics within the remit of the biomedical ethics
programme.

Award amount max: Not specified

Closing date: 01 Dec 09

DEVELOPMENTAL CLINICAL STUDIES

Medical Research Council, GB


This programme aims to strengthen the quality and increase the volume of developmental clinical studies funded by
the MRC.

Award amount max: Not spec
ified

Closing date: No deadline

INSTITUTE CAREER PATH FELLOWSHIPS

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, GB


Fellowships will be awarded to up to
two early
-
career researchers wishing to be based at a BBSRC institute and
working in areas of high strategic importance to BBSRC. Awards are for five years, and include personal salary and a
significant research support grant. Fellowships are awarded under

full economic costing.

Award amount max: Not specified

Closing date: 11 Nov 09

PUBLIC ACTIVITIES SMALL GRANTS SCHEME

Royal Society of Chemistry, GB


The aim of th
e scheme is to support activities promoting public awareness of chemistry and the chemical sciences.
Small grants worth up to £250, and large grants worth between £500 and £5,000 are available.

Award amount max: Not specified

Closing date: No deadline

BATTLEFIELD MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR (SBRI)

Ministry of Defence, GB


This seminar will launch a call for proposals for battlefield medical technology and will be hel
d on October 22 2009
between 12.30pm and 16.30pm at the Centre for Defence Enterprise, Start Electron, Harwell.

Award amount max: Not specified

Closing date: 03 Dec 09

TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIPS

International Association for the Study of Obesity, GB


These enable scientists and clinicians to attend the International Congress on Obesity.

Award amount max: Not specified

Closing date: 07 Nov 09

ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL ECOLOGY OF HUMAN INFECTIOUS DISEASES
-

CATALYST GRANTS

Economic and Social Research Council, GB


Catalyst grants will help researchers to develop realistic and releva
nt research partnerships (networks) and research
strategies with the potential for significant national/international impact. Applicants can request up to £50,000, at 80
per cent full economic costs, for a maximum period of nine months.

Award amount max: £
50000

Closing date: 16 Dec 09

CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARDS

Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland, GB


These enable nurses and allied health professionals to attend or orga
nise meetings, courses and training days, or to
undertake visits to recognised centres of excellence. Up to £1,000 is available.

Award amount max: £1000

Closing date: 16 Oct 09

RESEARCH INTO PROMISING INNOVATIONS IN HEALTH CARE DELIVERY IN THE NHS

Department of Health including NIHR (DH), GB


Under this call, NIHR SDO is particularly interested in proposals to research or evaluate promising innovations in
healthcare

delivery in the NHS in England and Wales. Projects are likely to cost up to £500,000, although no formal
funding limit has been set.

Award amount max: £500000

Closing date: 05 Nov 09

EVALUATION OF THE ALCOHOL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME

Department of Health including NIHR (DH), GB


The aim of this research is to evaluate the different components of the AIP which is funded by DH from April 2008 to
March 2011 and to explor
e the extent to which, individually and as a whole, they have influenced the rate of alcohol
related admissions to hospitals in England. The budget for this evaluation is £300,000 inclusive. The study will have a
duration of approximately 18 months.

Award
amount max: £300000

Closing date: 26 Oct 09

MENTAL CAPACITY ACT BEST INTERESTS DECISIONS
-

SUCCESSES AND CHALLENGES: RESEARCH TO
REVIEW THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE M
ENTAL CAPACITY ACT

Department of Health including NIHR (DH), GB


The aim of the call is to commission research to examine how BIDs are being carried out in relation to people who lack
capacity. DH (NIHR) expects that the project will be delivered within a
cost £250,000 including full economic costs or
value added tax. The research may be conducted over a period no longer than 18 months.

Award amount max: £250000

Closing date: 19 Oct 09

AILEEN LYNN BEQUEST FUND

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, GB


The fund provides equipment grants for projects in the field of cancer research. Up to £5,000 is available.

Award amount max: £5000

Closing date: 30 Oct
09

NATIONAL EVALUATION OF THE NATIONAL DEMENTIA STRATEGY DEMONSTRATOR SITES

Department of Health including NIHR (DH), GB


The purpose of the national evaluation is

to provide a timely assessment of the implementation of the proposed new
service models (dementia advisers and peer support networks) and the extent to which and ways in which they
contribute to the achievement of the objectives of the national dementia s
trategy. Up to £650,000 will be provided for
the work over a period of two and a half years.

Award amount max: £650000

Closing date: 12 Oct 09

DAVIES FOUNDATION TR
AVELLING FELLOWSHIP

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, GB


These enables

a consultant to take a sabbatical to undertake further study or research in cancer and its related fields.
Up to £10,000 is available for travelling and subsistence expenses.

Award amount max: £10000

Closing date: 30 Oct 09

RITCHIE TRUST RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, GB


The fellowship is awarded to fellows and members of the college who are below consultant grade and may
be held in
any clinical subject. The fellowship is worth £30,000.

Award amount max: £30000

Closing date: 30 Oct 09

Austria

PROJECT RESEARCH GRANTS

Wings for Life
Spinal Cord Research Foundation, AT


Projects may address all aspects of spinal cord lesions, nerve regeneration, trophic support of lesioned neurons, and
functional changes induced by lesions preferentially in mammals. Grants are worth up to 70,000 euros
per year, or
50,000 euros for postdoctoral students.

Award amount max: €140000

Closing date: 01 Dec 09

INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH GRANTS

Wings for Life Spinal Cord Resear
ch Foundation, AT


These promote basic and clinical research related to spinal cord injury. Grants last for one year, with the possibility of
renewal for a further year, and are worth between 15,000 euros and 42,000 euros annually.

Award amount max: €42000

Closing date: 01 Dec 09

Belgium

TRANSLATIONAL COOPERATION BETWEEN REGIONAL RESEARCH
-
DRIVEN CLUSTERS

European Commission Framework programme 7: Capacities, BE


Pr
oposals should support economic development by boosting the competitiveness of health
-
related economy. The
indicative budget for this call is 16.95 million euros.

Award amount max: Not specified

Closing date: 14 Jan 10

France

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS FOR RESEARCH TRAINING IN CANCER

International Agency for Research on Cancer, FR


These enable junior scientists to complete their training in aspects of cancer researc
h related to the agency’s own
programme. The stipend is worth 31,860 euros annually for a maximum of two years.

Award amount max: €63720

Closing date: 30 Nov 09

V
ISITING SCIENTISTS AWARD

International Agency for Research on Cancer, FR


This enables a qualified and experienced investigator with recent publications in international peer
-
reviewed scientific
journals to spend six to 12 months at the IARC. The annual re
muneration is worth up to $80,000 and will take into
account the ongoing salary of the visiting scientist plus the cost of travel.

Award amount max: $80000

Closing date: 30 Nov 09

EXPERTISE TRANSFER FELLOWSHIP

International Agency for Research on Cancer, FR


This enables an investigator to spend six to 12 months in an appropriate host institute in a low or medium resource
country. Annual remuneration is worth up to

$70,000, and will take into account the ongoing salary of the fellow.

Award amount max: $70000

Closing date: 30 Nov 09

Netherlands

JEAN JUILLARD PRIZE

Internatio
nal Society of Blood Transfusion, NL


This recognises scientists under the age of 40 for recently completed work on blood transfusion or related subjects.
The prize is worth $5,000.

Award amount max: $5000

Closing date: 30 Nov 09

MEMBER STATES INITIATED PROJECTS

European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP), NL


These enable institutions to initiate their own approache
s in order to address the development of new clinical
interventions to fight HIV/Aids, malaria and tuberculosis. The budget for this call is 2.5 million euros.

Award amount max: Not specified

Closing date: 15 Nov 09

SUPPORT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF TUBERCULOSIS VACCINES

European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP), NL


Projects will conduct phase two clinical trials in African countries with a

focus on new and upcoming TB vaccines, such
as recombinant BCGT vaccine. The budget for this call is 3 million euros and up to six projects will be funded for a
maximum of five years.

Award amount max: Not specified

Closing date: 15 Dec 09

SUPPORT FOR THE OPTIMISATION OF HIV/AIDS TREATMENT

European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP), NL


Projects will conduct clinical trials that aim to optimise the treatment of HIV infection by reducing the high early
mortality. The budget for this call is 5 million euros and up to four projects will be funded for a maximum of five years.

Award amount max
: Not specified

Closing date: 15 Dec 09

Switzerland

ESCMID TRAVEL GRANTS

European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, CH


These enable young

colleagues engaged in the fields of clinical microbiology and infectious diseases to attend the 20th
European congress of clinical microbiology and infectious diseases in Vienna. The grant will include full registration to
the congress and 500 euros.

Awar
d amount max: Not specified

Closing date: 19 Nov 09

ANDRÉ SCHROEDER RESEARCH PRIZE

Straumann Group, CH


This recognises new scientific findings in dental implantol
ogy, oral tissue regeneration and related fields. The prize is
worth CHF20,000.

Award amount max: SFr.20000

Closing date: 30 Nov 09

United States

RESEARCH GRANTS

American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Association, US


The purpose of AFSA’s sleep research initiative is to gain a better understanding of the relationship between the
neurobiology of sleep in people with FMS and the various symptoms of this condition. The curre
nt total funding
amount is $300,000 and grants are generally up to $50,000 for a period of one year.

Award amount max: $50000

Closing date: No deadline

SENIOR RESE
ARCH AWARDS

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, US


The objective of this award is to provide established researchers with funds to generate sufficient preliminary data to
become competitive for funds from other sources. Awards are for one to three
years. Total direct costs may not
exceed $130,000 per year and indirect costs may not exceed 10 per cent of direct costs or $13,000.

Award amount max: $429000

Closing date: 01 Nov 09

SHEILA ESSEY AWARD FOR ALS RESEARCH

American Academy of Neurology, US


This award recognizes an individual who has made significant research contributions in the search for the cause,
prevention of, and cure for ALS. The award includes
a certificate of recognition and a $25,000 prize to be used by the
recipient to continue ALS research.

Award amount max: $25000

Closing date: 02 Nov 09

RESEARCH AW
ARD IN GERIATRIC NEUROLOGY

American Academy of Neurology, US


This award is intended to stimulate activity and encourage research in the fields that are of interest to geriatric
neurology research. The award includes a certificate of recognition and $500 p
rize.

Award amount max: $500

Closing date: 02 Nov 09

POTAMKIN PRIZE FOR RESEARCH IN PICK'S, ALZHEIMER'S AND RELATED DISEASES

American Academy of Neurology, US


Thi
s award recognizes major contributions to the understanding of the causes, prevention, treatment, and cure for
Pick’s, Alzheimer’s, and related diseases. The award includes a medallion and a $100,000 prize.

Award amount max: $100000

Closing date: 02 Nov 09

NORMAN GESCHWIND PRIZE IN BEHAVIORAL NEUROLOGY

American Academy of Neurology, US


This prize is awarded to an individual for outstanding research in the field of
behavioral neurology. The award will
include a certificate of recognition and a $1,000 prize.

Award amount max: $1000

Closing date: 02 Nov 09

MOVEMENT DISORDERS
RESEARCH AWARD

American Academy of Neurology, US


his award recognizes an individual for outstanding work in the field of Parkinson’s disease or other movement
disorders for either a single outstanding contribution or for lifetime achievement. The award in
cludes a certificate of
recognition and a $1,500 prize.

Award amount max: $1500

Closing date: 02 Nov 09

MICHAEL S PESSIN STROKE LEADERSHIP PRIZE

American Academy
of Neurology, US


his award recognizes emerging neurologists who have a strong interest in and have demonstrated a passion for
learning and expanding the field of stroke research. The award includes a certificate of recognition and a $1,500 prize.

Award a
mount max: $1500

Closing date: 02 Nov 09

HAROLD WOLFF
-
JOHN GRAHAM AWARD FOR HEADACHE/FACIAL PAIN RESEARCH

American Academy of Neurology, US


This award recognizes
individuals who have submitted research results in the field of headache and facial pain. The
award includes a certificate of recognition and a $1,000 prize.

Award amount max: $1000

Closing date: 02 Nov 09

DREIFUSS
-
PENRY EPILEPSY AWARD

American Academy of Neurology, US


This award recognizes physicians in the early stages of their careers who have made an independent contribution to
epilepsy research. The award inc
ludes a certificate of recognition and a $1,000 prize.

Award amount max: $1000

Closing date: 02 Nov 09

FOCUSED GROUP WORKSHOPS

Leukemia

and Lymphoma Society (formerly Leukemia Society of America), US


The aim of this program is to sponsor workshops that have a significant impact on the prevention, diagnosis, or
management of leukemia, lymphoma, or myeloma. Two workshops may be sponsored e
ach year by the society, with a
maximum award of $30,000.

Award amount max: $30000

Closing date: No deadline

CAREER ENHANCEMENT AWARDS

American Society for Bone an
d Mineral Research, US


These awards encourage the professional development of basic, clinical or translational scientists in the bone and
mineral field. Each award provides up to $50,000 in direct costs over a 12 month period.

Award amount max: $50000

Clo
sing date: 16 Oct 09

HEALTH DISPARITIES IN NIDDK DISEASES (R01): AIDS
-
RELATED

NIH: National Institute of Nursing Research, US


The institutes seek Aids
-
related res
earch to understand and mitigate issues of health disparities in high priority
diseases within its scope, including diabetes, obesity, nutrition
-
related disorders, hepatitis C, gallbladder disease,
Helicobacter Pylori infection, sickle cell disease, kidney

diseases, and metabolic, gastrointestinal, hepatic, and renal
complications from infection with HIV.

Award amount max: Not specified

Closing date: 07 Jan 10

NEI R
ESEARCH GRANT FOR SECONDARY DATA ANALYSIS (R21): AIDS
-
RELATED

NIH: National Eye Institute, US


The purpose of this Aids
-
related mechanism is to provide support for secondary analyses of data derived from NEI
-
funded studies or of data derived from other so
urces. Direct costs are limited to $275,000 over an R21 two
-
year
period, with no more than $200,000 in direct costs allowed in any single year.

Award amount max: $275000

Closing date: 07 Jan 10

DIRECTED STEM CELL DIFFERENTIATION FOR CELL
-
BASED THERAPIES FOR HEART, LUNG, AND BLOOD,
AND AGING DISEASES (R21): AIDS
-
RELATED

NIH: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, US


This funding opportunity solicits exploratory/d
evelopmental grant applications from applicant organizations that
propose to define the factors and mechanisms controlling the differentiation of embryonic or adult stem or progenitor
cells, either in vitro or in vivo. Direct costs are limited to $275,000
over an R21 two
-
year period.

Award amount max: $275000

Closing date: 07 Jan 10

HUBBLE FELLOWSHIPS

Space Telescope Science Institute, US


These fellowships provide
support for highly qualified recent postdoctoral scientists to conduct independent research
that is broadly related to the NASA Cosmic Origins scientific goals. The fellowship provides support for up to three
years at an annual stipend of approximately $62
,500 plus benefits, and an additional allowance of $16,000 per year
for travel and other research costs.

Award amount max: $235500

Closing date: 05 Nov 09

EXCEPTIO
NAL, UNCONVENTIONAL RESEARCH ENABLING KNOWLEDGE ACCELERATION (EUREKA) (R01)

NIH: National Cancer Institute, US


The purpose of the EUREKA initiative is to solicit research project grant (R01) applications from institutions and
organizations proposing innov
ative research in biomedical or biobehavioral research that is germane to the mission of
one or more of the participating NIH institutes. Support may be requested for up to $800,000 in direct costs over a
four year period.

Award amount max: $800000

Closing

date: 24 Nov 09

SCHOLARS PROGRAMME

Aaron Diamond Aids Research Center, US


Funding supports future leaders in the area of HIV/Aids research, and is ideal for
postdoctoral scientists who are
preparing to make the transition into faculty positions at academic institutions. Scholars will be provided with
laboratory space, resources and salary support at the junior faculty level for up to three years.

Award amount
max: Not specified

Closing date: No deadline

OPTIMIZATION OF SMALL MOLECULE PROBES FOR THE NERVOUS SYSTEM (R21): AIDS
-
RELATED

NIH: National Eye Institute, US


This

program encourages Aids
-
related research that develops new small molecule probes for investigating biological
function in the nervous system via the application of advanced medical chemistry and the biological testing of
compounds. The total project perio
d may not exceed two years. Direct costs are limited to $150,000 per year.

Award amount max: $300000

Closing date: 07 Jan 10

EXPLORATORY INNOVATIONS IN BIOMEDICAL
COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (R21):
AIDS
-
RELATED

NIH: National Institutes of Health, US


The NIH is interested in promoting Aids
-
related research and developments in computational science and technology
that will support rapid progress in areas of
scientific opportunity in biomedical research. Direct costs are limited to
$275,000 over an R21 two
-
year period.

Award amount max: $275000

Closing date: 07 Jan 10

BRISTOL
-
MYERS SQUIBB FOUNDATION GRANTS

Bristol
-
Myers Squibb Foundation, US


The foundation provides funding to initiatives that help address health disparities.

Award amount max: Not specified

Closing date: No deadline

EXPLORING EPIGENOMIC PROCESSES AND NON
-
CODING RNAS IN HIV/AIDS (R01)

NIH: National Institute on Drug Abuse, US


he program's purpose is to enhance our understanding of the role of epigenomics in HIV i
nfection and pathogenesis in
combination with substance abuse. The total project period may not exceed five years. Direct costs are limited to no
more than $750,000 per year.

Award amount max: $3750000

Closing date: 23 Nov 09

EXPLORING EPIGENOMIC PROCESSES AND NON
-
CODING RNAS IN HIV/AIDS (R21)

NIH: National Institute on Drug Abuse, US


The program's purpose is to enhance our understanding of the role of epigenomics
in HIV infection and pathogenesis
in combination with substance abuse. Direct costs of up to $200,000 per year may be requested, for a maximum of
$600,000 direct costs over a three year project period.

Award amount max: $600000

Closing date: 23 Nov 09

AACR JOSEPH H BURCHENAL MEMORIAL AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN CLINICAL CANCER
RESEARCH

American Association for Cancer Research, US


The award recognizes outst
anding achievements in clinical cancer research. The winner will present a lecture during
the AACR annual meeting and will receive an honorarium of $10,000 and support for attendance at the meeting.

Award amount max: $10000

Closing date: 15 Oct 09

AACR
-
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY AWARD FOR RESEARCH EXCELLENCE IN CANCER EPIDEMIOLOGY AND
PREVENTION

American Association for Cancer Research, US


This award honors outs
tanding achievements in the fields of cancer epidemiology, biomarkers and prevention. The
winner will present a lecture during the AACR annual meeting and will receive an honorarium of $5,000 and support
for attendance at the meeting.

Award amount max: $50
00

Closing date: 15 Oct 09

AACR AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN CANCER RESEARCH

American Association for Cancer Research, US


This award recognizes a young in
vestigator on the basis of meritorious achievement in cancer research. The winner
will present a lecture during the AACR annual meeting and will receive an honorarium of $5,000 and support for
attendance at the meeting.

Award amount max: Not specified

Clos
ing date: 15 Oct 09

AACR AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN CHEMISTRY IN CANCER RESEARCH

American Association for Cancer Research, US


The award will be given fo
r outstanding chemistry research, which has led to important contributions to the fields of
basic cancer research; translational cancer research; cancer diagnosis; the prevention of cancer; or the treatment of
patients with cancer. The winner will receive
an honorarium of $10,000.

Award amount max: Not specified

Closing date: 15 Oct 09

AACR GHA CLOWES MEMORIAL AWARD

American Association for Cancer Research, US


The
award recognizes an individual with outstanding recent accomplishments in basic cancer research. The winner will
present a lecture during the AACR annual meeting and will receive an honorarium of $10,000.

Award amount max: $10000

Closing date: 15 Oct 09

AACR RICHARD AND HINDA ROSENTHAL MEMORIAL AWARD

American Association for Cancer Research, US


This award will recognize research that has made, or promises to soon m
ake, a notable contribution to improved
clinical care in the field of cancer. The winner will present a lecture during the AACR annual meeting and will receive
an honorarium of $10,000 and support for attendance at the meeting.

Award amount max: $10000

Clo
sing date: 15 Oct 09

AACR MINORITIES IN CANCER RESEARCH JANE COOKE WRIGHT LECTURESHIP

American Association for Cancer Research, US


The lectureship is intended to
give recognition to an outstanding scientist who has made meritorious contributions to
the field of cancer research and who has, through leadership or by example, furthered the advancement of minority
investigators in cancer research. The winner will prese
nt a lecture during the AACR annual meeting and will receive an
honorarium.

Award amount max: Not specified

Closing date: 15 Oct 09

AACR WOMEN IN CANCER RESEARCH C
HARLOTTE FRIEND MEMORIAL LECTURESHIP

American Association for Cancer Research, US


The lecture is intended to give recognition to an outstanding scientist who has made meritorious contributions to the
field of cancer research and who has, through leadershi
p or by example, furthered the advancement of women in
science. The winner will present a lecture at the AACR annual meeting and will receive an honorarium and
commemorative plaque.

Award amount max: Not specified

Closing date: 15 Oct 09

AACR MARGARET FOTI AWARD FOR LEADERSHIP AND EXTRAORDINARY ACHIEVEMENTS IN CANCER
RESEARCH

American Association for Cancer Research, US


The award is given to an individual whose lea
dership and extraordinary achievements in cancer research have made a
major impact on the field. The recipient will receive an honorarium of $10,000, a commemorative plaque and support
to attend the AACR annual meeting.

Award amount max: $10000

Closing dat
e: 15 Oct 09

TARGETED LIBRARY SYNTHESIS AND SCREENING AT NOVEL TARGETS FOR POTENTIAL DRUG ADDICTION
TREATMENTS AND RESEARCH TOOLS (R21/R33)

NIH: National Institute

on Drug Abuse, US


These seek to promote the discovery of novel medications through the use of targeted library synthesis and screening
for drug addiction treatment, as well as the discovery of CNS
-
active research tools for medication target validation in

animal models of drug addiction. Budgets for direct costs of up to $250,000 per year are available.

Award amount max: $1250000

Closing date: 04 Dec 09

ANCILLARY S
TUDIES IN CLINICAL TRIALS OF CNS/PNS DISORDERS
-

NINDS ACCELERATED AWARDS
PROGRAM (R01)

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, US


These encourage and facilitate ancillary studies undertaken in conjunction with on
-
going NINDS
-
funded
clinical trials of
neurological disorders.

Award amount max: Not specified

Closing date: 16 Dec 09