Funding Opportunities

European Research Council Consolidator Grants

European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grants are designed to support researchers at the stage at which they are consolidating their own independent research team or programme. ERC consolidator grants have a value of up to € 2 million and a duration of up to 5 years.

Eligibility: These grants are for researchers with over 7 and up to 12 years of experience since completion of their PhD, and a scientific track record showing great promise.

Funder Deadline: 15 February 2018

L’Oréal Fellowships for Women in Science

The 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.

Five Fellowships, each worth £15,000, will be awarded in 2018 to outstanding women scientists in the early stages of their career to facilitate promising scientific research. The Fellowships will support a 12-month period of early career research in any area of life, physical and computer sciences, engineering and mathematics.

Eligibility: Candidates must have no more than 10 years’ active full-time equivalent postdoctoral experience and must not currently hold a permanent academic post. Candidates must be undertaking research in the life or physical sciences, computer science, engineering, mathematics. Psychology, science education and social sciences are not eligible for this Fellowship. Applicants must already have a confirmed contract covering the 12-month period of the Fellowship at a University or Research Institute within the UK or Ireland.
Deadline: 16 February 2018

Wellcome ISSF/LSHTM Fellowships

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Wellcome Institutional Strategic Support Fund/LSHTM Fellowships. The School is seeking to appoint up to four LSHTM Fellows at the Assistant Professor level funded by the LSHTM and Wellcome ISSF. The LSHTM Fellowships aim to support the career progression of researchers at the mid-career transition, both internal and external applicants are eligible to apply.

These are open to experienced postdoctoral academics who are working towards toward applications for prestigious external mid-career fellowships to be based at the School. LSHTM Fellowships offer up to 18 months’ salary support, up to £10,000 flexible research funding and a place on the School’s Pathway to Academic Leadership Programme.

Full details of the fellowships and information on how to apply can be found in the jobs listing (ref: EPH-EPHC-2018-01).

Queries regarding the fellowships can be addressed to issf@lshtm.ac.uk. Please note that this scheme is administered by the Strategic Research Office. For this reason, we will be unable to provide the individual support usually offered for external funding bids.

Deadline: 26 February 2018

 

JPI-AMR

This is an international platform of member states trying to tackle AMR. Starting as a European initiative 4-5 years ago, it now includes Canada, India, Egypt, S. Africa and Japan. Their mission is to bring science and research to the front of discussions, to coordinate and to fund AMR research. Four more calls are now in the pipeline, including

  1. Networks/working groups call on surveillance (surveillance knowledge gaps to be addressed by JPIAMR Networks)
  2.  Networks/working groups call on Virtual Research Institute (conceptualising a VRI)
  3. Joint Research of proposals call (new targets, new compounds, new tools for new antibiotics, addressing WHO priority list bacteria)
  4. Fellowship programme

JPI-AMR are pleased to announce the publishing of the 6th transnational call for research projects for the JPIAMR within the ERA-NET JPI-EC-AMR.

The call targets research in the following topic:

Innovations against antibiotic-resistant bacteria: New targets, compounds and tools.

Fundamental, translational research, with the exception of clinical trials.

The Call is now open. Please visit: www.jpiamr.eu/6thcall

Deadline: March 7 2018 (17.00 CET), pre-proposal submission; June 14 2018 (17.00 CET), full proposal submission deadline.

 

UK-China AMR pre-call announcement

On 5 July, 2017, Research Councils UK (RCUK), the strategic partnership of the UK’s seven Research Councils and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) announced they would shortly be launching the UK-China Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Centre Partnerships Initiative under the umbrella of the Newton Fund. The partners held a workshop for researchers on the week commencing 20 November in China to explore opportunities for collaboration in this area. Following the workshop, RCUK will launch the call for proposals.

Network Call Pre-announcement – AMR Surveillance Network

JPIAMR will be setting up Working Groups, with the call going live, in 2018. Working Groups are motivated groups of leading experts funded in order to enhance resource alignment and pushing forward the new ideas of value to the wider research community. Working groups are coordinated by scientists from participating countries but open to international experts.

 

Please contact the Strategic Research Office for help and advice on applying for funding.

Other funding to watch out for soon

Pre-call announcement Newton UK-India and China

If you are interested in the topic of AMR in India, research proposal ideas will be discussed in a ‘sandpit’ mechanism, a 3.5 day workshop in week of 6th November in India, location tbc. Expressions of interest in workshop are open for participating in this (contact amr@headoffice.mrc.ac.uk). This will be a precursor to 3-year grants starting summer 2018. This is administratively led by ESRC on behalf of the research councils.

The RCUK-NSFC AMR China Centre partnerships, which builds upon the 2015 China AMR Partnership Initiative, will provide funding for ‘centre partnerships’. Up to £8m RCUK contributions to be matched by NSFC. Can now register your interest in hearing about the call, including for an upcoming workshop (contact amr@headoffice.mrc.ac.uk). These 3-year projects are hoped to start in January 2019.

More Newton Funding

Watch the website – additional calls will be coming soon, including with Brazil. Includes AMR in agricultural settings, including resistance in farmed animals and crop pathogens. A workshop is planned for the autumn.