Current sources for research funding

February 4, 2000

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BP/RSE Research


The Royal Society of Edinburgh invites applications for a limited number of BP/RSE Research Fellowships, to commence on October 1. These post-doctoral fellowships may be held at any higher education institution in Scotland. The fellowships are for independent research in the following fields: mechanical engineering;

information technology; chemical engineering; geological sciences; control engineering; chemistry (non-biological); solid state sciences. Applicants must possess a doctorate or equivalent higher qualification and should normally be aged 35 or under on the date of appointment. Applicants must show they have a well developed capacity for innovative research and have relevant publications. The BP/RSE Research Fellowships will normally be tenable for up to three years and, once appointed, research fellows will be expected to devote their full time to research. Deadline: March 3. Application forms will not be available after February 25. Contact: Anne Ferguson, Research Fellowships Secretary, Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22/26 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PQ; email:; tel: 0131

240 5000; fax: 0131

240 5024



Assessing the gender

impact of FP5

To determine gender impact in the European Commission's specific programmes of the Fifth RTD Framework Programme (FP5), the European Commission is calling for tenders to carry out eight studies. These will be used to formulate recommendations for better integration of the gender dimension in future research activities and pro-grammes. A first call for tenders was published in the Official Journal of the European Communities in September 1999 (OJ S 183 of 21.9.1999). Following the evaluation of the offers received under that call, the commission has decided to republish the call for tenders for the following six lots:

Lot 1: Quality of Life and Management of

Living resources

Lot 2: User-friendly Information Society

Lot 3: Competitive and Sustainable Growth

Lot 4: Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development/Energy

Lot 6: Confirming the International Role of Community research

Lot 8: Improving human research potential and the socio-economic knowledge base.

Deadline for requesting tender documents: February 18. Deadline for submission of

tenders: February 29.

Further information contact details - for lot 1: Research Directorate-General (B) Ms Mary Kavanagh (SDME 813); fax: +32 2 2995888;

for lot 2: Information Society Directorate-General (F) Ms Nancy Pascall (BU9 5169); fax +32 2 2950654; for lot 3: Research Directorate-General (C) Ms Paola Cappellieri (M075 2145); fax: +32 2 2967023; for lot 4: Research Directorate-General (D)/Transport and Energy Directorate-General (D) Mr Alejandro Martin Hobdey (M075 7113); fax: +32 2 2994991; for lot 6: Research Directorate-General ((E) Ms Anna Redmond (SDME 3182); fax: +32 2 2963308; for lot 8: Research Directorate-Genera) (F) Ms Nicole Dewandre (SDME 3182); fax: +32 2 2993746.

Official Journal No S 4

of 7.1.2000, p24.




postdoctoral mobility

between disciplines

The outputs of research can often best be transferred through the movement of people. EPSRC would like to encourage transfers between academic disciplines. For example, a physicist or mathematician could transfer their knowledge by moving to an engineering department. Transfers between the engineering and physical science disciplines and the life sciences would also be encouraged. This opportunity complements visiting fellowships available to permanent university researchers who wish to spend periods of time in a different discipline department in a university located in a different region of the UK. Proposals can be submitted at any time. Refer to the website for further information. General enquiries to Mrs Prue Backway; tel: 01793 444425; email:



Research Grants

Applications are invited once a year for clinical, laboratory based and epidemiological research grants which offer advancement in the understanding of lung disease. The principal applicant should be employed by a recognised research centre within the UK. Grants are generally made for a specified period of up to three years to a maximum of Pounds 120,000 and may provide for the salary of postdoctoral, postgraduate or technical assistance, research consumables and essential equipment. Applications are also invited for the British Lung Foundation's Trevor Clay Memorial Grants of up to Pounds 10,000 each, for practical research, the results of which should be of immediate benefit to people with a lung disease. Applications are welcome from all health care professionals. A major donation from the Severin Wunderman Family Foundation enables the foundation to invite applications for a programme grant. An award will be made totalling Pounds 400,000 over a period of up to five years for a programme of respiratory research. Applications are welcome from clinical and non-clinical researchers with an established and strong record of medical research in the respiratory field working within an appropriate institution in the UK. Application forms are available from the Research Manager, the British Lung Foundation, 78 Hatton Garden,

London EC1N 8LD; tel: 020 7831 5831; fax: 020 7831 5832. Deadline: February 23 for awards made in June.


Research Grants

Grants are available from the British Academy for the following purposes:

payment for short-term research and secretarial assistance; costs of consumable items; cost of preparation of research for publication (eg camera-ready copy, permission fees, preparation of illustrations); information technology costs where these can be directly attributable to the research project; travel and maintenance; expenses connected with a research project. The maximum grant is Pounds 5,000. Deadlines: February 29 and April 30. Applications should be submitted on the Academy's standard research grants form, available from university research offices, from the Academy's research grants department: tel: 0207 969 5217; fax: 0207 969 5414; email: or download from the website as an RTF document.


Race Equality


The social care & disability committee of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation is interested in receiving proposals for evaluation or action research under its race equality programme. The Committee will consider proposals, on a competitive basis, at its May meeting, and a final decision will be made in June. Proposals are sought which will provide important information directly relevant to the theme of good examples of practice that involve Black and minority ethnic disabled people in the planning, development and delivery of social support. The JRF is interested in increasing understanding about what works rather than focusing on what the problems are. Refer to the website for proposal guidelines and assessment criteria. Deadline for final proposals: March 20. The JRF is happy to comment on draft proposals (face-to-face feedback where possible) if these are received before February 20. Some funds may be available to support the development of proposals. Contact Emma Stone at the foundation for further details and advice; email:


Societe de Chimie Industrielle (American Section) Fellowship

The American Section of the Societe de Chimie Industrielle, in conjunction with the Chemical Heritage Foundation, invites applications for the above fellowship. The purpose of the fellowship is to stimulate public understanding of the chemical industries, using both terms in their widest sense. Applications are encouraged from writers, journalists, educators, and historians of science, technology, and business. The fellowship will be awarded for summer of this year, and provides up to $15,000 for stipend, living expenses, and research support. The fellow will spend a minimum of two months in residence at CHF, conducting research on some aspect of the heritage of the chemical sciences or chemical process industries using the resources of CHF's Othmer Library of Chemical History, other area libraries, and associated resources. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a one-page research proposal outlining a specific project to be completed while in residence at CHF, and showing how the project will further public understanding of the chemical industries. In addition, applicants should arrange for two letters of reference to be sent directly to CHF. Deadline: February 15.

Contact: Leo B. Slater, Chemical Heritage Foundation, 315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106-02, USA; tel: (215) 873 8224; fax: (215) 925 1954; email:




Research Grants

The Leukemia Research Foundation has funds available to support leukemia-related research. The goal of the grant programme is to support new investigators; preference will be given to applicants proposing new lines of investigation. Currently two types of grants are being offered: New Investigator Research Grants - pilot funding for new projects to a maximum of $50,000; or fellowship support for Postdoctoral Fellowships - for trainees who wish to work in a research area related to leukemia. Applicants must have at least one year of post-doctoral training remaining at the time the award is made. Support will not exceed $25,000. Grants and fellowships are for a one-year period and may be renewable for a second year. Application forms can be downloaded from the website. All grants will be reviewed in late April or early May. Notification of results will be sent to each applicant after the first week in June. Funding will begin on June 30. For more information, contact: Hollis Brownstein, Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee, Leukemia Research Foundation, 820 Davis Street, Suite 420, Evanston, IL 60201, USA; Tel: (847) 424 0600; fax: (847) 581 0779; email: Deadline: February 15. A more comprehensive version of this service is available on our Research microsite at

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