- Department Trust Funds
- Graduate Student Funds
- Cambridge funding calls
- External funding opportunities
Anastasia Nezhentseva is the Department’s Research Grant Administrator; if you have any queries relating to research funding and preparing your application please do not hesitate to contact her.
Here we will list any current funding calls that we've been asked to advertise.
2014 L’ORÉAL-UNESCO UK AND IRELAND ‘FELLOWSHIPS FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE’
Applications for the L’Oréal-UNESCO UK and Ireland Fellowships For Women In Science opened on 1 February 2014. Four outstanding female post-doctoral scientists in the UK or Ireland will be granted a fellowship worth £15,000 each. The finalists will be selected by a panel of eminent scientists chaired by Professor Pratibha Gai, including Professor John Pethica FRS and Professor Dame Janet Thornton FRS. Entries can be made at www.womeninscience.co.uk.
The L’Oréal-UNESCO UK and Ireland Fellowships For Women In Science were launched in 2007 and provide flexible and practical help to female post-doctoral researchers. The winners may choose to spend their fellowship grants in any way that is helpful to them in furthering their research, from buying lab equipment, to hiring an assistant or paying for childcare costs.
The closing date for applications to the 2014 L’Oréal-UNESCO UK and Ireland Fellowships For Women In Science is Friday 14th March 2014.
Care for Creation Bursary- Henry Martyn Centre
The Henry Martyn Centre welcomes applications for part funding from people already accepted to work with A Rocha, an international Christian organization engaged in scientific research, environmental education and community, based conservation.
Application Deadline: March 15th 2014.
For more information please contact
Sue Anderson, HMC World Mission Adviser.
Or visit HMC website: www.martynmission.cam.ac.uk
Visit Opportunities with A Rocha for current openings (www.arocha.org).
Industrial Biotechnology Catalyst
Applications are now open for the Industrial Biotechnology Catalyst supported by BBSRC, the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
Round 1 registration deadline: 7 May 2014
Expression of interest and feasibility studies application deadlines: 14 May 2014
Round 2 call opens: 15 May 2014
The first IB Catalyst call will fund support for major integrated research and development projects involving collaborations between the academic and business communities. The IB Catalyst is modelled on the MRC/TSB Biomedical Catalyst and will encourage major challenge-led research projects derived from the networking activities.
The IB Catalyst will allocate funds of up to £45M in the first year, to support collaborative R&D efforts between business and academia or cross-disciplinary academic collaboration funded by the BBSRC (£20M), TSB (£15M), and EPSRC (£10M).
Total project sizes can range from up to £250k for feasibility studies to up to £10M for experimental development.
The aim is to build this investment to a scale comparable to the £180M Biomedical Catalyst already in existence.
The linking of BBSRC, TSB and EPSRC investments in Industrial Biotechnology will take to the next level a powerful alignment and focus that has been building over the last three years.
For more information visit: www.bbsrc.ac.uk/business/collaborative-research/tsb-competitions/ib-catalyst.aspx.
Varley Gradwell Travelling Fellowship
Applications are invited for the Varley-Gradwell Travelling Fellowship in Insect Ecology 2014. Fellowships of up to £2,500 in value are awarded for the support of fieldwork, travel and other activity in the field of insect ecology. Applications are judged on their practicality and potential to make a contribution to insect ecology. Preference is given to those in their early post-doctoral years, but strong applications from those at the post-graduate level have been successful in the past. The fellowship is not available for the support of under-graduate research. The fellowships are tenable for one year commencing on a date to be agreed. They are not renewable. For more information and details on how to apply please contact Claire Harvey at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLOSING DATE: 21st April 2014
The GSK R&D Biopharmaceuticals Innovation Fund Call for Proposals
This is for preclinical collaborative projects (up to £600k over 2 years) utilising their AlbudAb half-life extension platform. Please note, small molecules are excluded from this call.
Contact albudAb@gsk.com for further information.
GSK have offered to hold a scientific seminar in Cambridge in April/May to present and discuss the AlbudAb technology further and this will be an opportunity to ask specific questions. If you are interested in applying for this call and would like to attend the seminar please contact Dr Tamsin Sayer (Tamsin.Sayer@admin.cam.ac.uk) by 7th March 2014.
The deadline for the submission of outlines to this call is 2nd June 2014.
Research Professional funding opportunities database
The comprehensive Research Professional funding opportunities database offers researchers the opportunity to search for research funding in all disciplines from a wide range of sponsors in the UK and overseas.
The University of Cambridge subscribes to the Research Professional database and use is free of charge for all University members. From any computer within the University network, you can start searching directly by going to http://www.researchprofessional.com and choosing Self-registration or Campus Access.