Current sources of research funding

April 14, 2000

This section lists funds available for researchers. Items for inclusion should be submitted to research@thes.co.uk.

BRITISH COUNCIL, FRANCE.

www.britishcouncil.org/france/english/science/alliance.htm.

Alliance: Franco-British joint research programme.

Aims to promote the development of Franco-British scientific cooperation between universities and public sector research institutes in France and the UK. Applications are now invited for the 2001 programme in pure and applied sciences, technology and applied social sciences. Preference will be given to those projects showing most promise for the development of new co-operation between the two countries, training and travel opportunities for young researchers, impact and innovation of research and potential for subsequent funding. Priority will be given to new collaborations between laboratories. The programme provides a contribution towards international travel and subsistence costs only, for exchange visits which are an essential part of the collaborative project. Applications must be made concurrently by the British and French teams that wish to collaborate. Deadline: May 1. The British project leader should apply on a form available from the British Council in Paris: Science Section, The British Council, 9-11 rue de Constantine, 75340 Paris Cedex 07; tel: +33 1 49 55 73 34; fax: +33 1 47 05 77 02; email: carole.hemard@britishcouncil.fr. Details on web.

AFLM (FRENCH CYSTIC FIBROSIS ASSOCIATION).

www.aflm.org.

Project grants - call for applications.

Research project shouldbe relevant to one of the following topics: 1) Bacterial infection 2) Inflammation3) Gene therapy 4) Functions, pathophysiology and pharmacology of CFTR and associated proteins 5) Transplantations in CF6) Animal models 7) Adults pathologies. Therapeuticand clinical trials projectsare encouraged. Projects from foreign teams collaborating with French teams are also encouraged. Projects should involve oneor two teams for one year, under the supervision of a coordinator.Deadline: June 5.For further information, contact: Stephane Mazur, AFLM, 181 rue de Tollbiac, 75013 Paris, France; fax: +33 1 45 80 86 44;email: scientifique@aflm.org.

CHARTERED INSTITUTEOF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANTS.

Management Accountingin Europe.

The Research Foundation of CIMA invites proposals for research into management accounting issues in a European context. Possible research topics could include: Descriptions, analyses and explanations of differences in the theory and practice of management accounting found in different European countries; variation in the management accounting profession throughout Europe; assessing the processes of intra-European assimilation and diffusion of management accounting practices and innovations; the degree of articulation and integration of management accounting systems in European joint ventures, take-overs and mergers; practice and problems in pan-European benchmarking exercises. Proposals that include, or have access to, management accounting expertise, are particularly welcome. CIMA also welcomes applications from researchers outside the UK or research teams that include non-UK researchers. However, the research should have a European dimension. The maximum funding for any individual project is Pounds 40,000. Application forms can be obtained from Kelly Bint, administrator, on 020 7917 9220. Questions should be directed to Christine New, Acting Research and Development Manager on 020 7917 9220.

Deadline: June 30.

Compiled by Sarah Knowles.

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