Sources for research funding in 1998

March 31, 2000

Sources for research funding in 1998

Each month this section will list funds available for academic researchers. Details should be submitted to

EUROPEAN UNION #221> and IT(esprit) #221> Contact: Gerda Colling Fax: +32-2-296.83.88 E-mail: Deadline: March 31 Open call: Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (jointly with Industrial & Materials Technologies ). Contact: IMS Secret. - Fax: +32-2-299.45.72 Continuous call. Activities applicable to all domains: SME cooperative research in IT, networks of excellence, user groups and working groups, concerted actions, dissemination and awareness actions, demonstration actions and analysis of possible socio-economic consequences. Software technologies: technology for components and subsystems; open microprocessors systems initiative; high performance computing and networking; technologies for business processes; integration in manufacturing. Deadline: March 17 Telematics applications #221> Contact: Detlef Gerhardt Fax: + E-mail: detlef.gerhardt@ Intermodal transport (jointly with the Transport programme): RTD projects in the areas of intermodal freight and intermodal passenger transport Deadline: March 16 Industrial & materials technologies #221> Contact: Fax: +32-2-295.80.46 / 296.70.23 E-mail: imt-helpdesk@ Open call: Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (jointly with the ESPRIT programme). Contact: see Esprit Programme above Deadline: March 31 Open call for support & accompanying measures. Deadline: May 20 Standards, measurements & testing #221> Contacts: Wiktor Raldow Fax: +32-2-295.80.72 Open call for accompanying measures. Deadline: July 30 Environment & climate #221> Fax:+ E-mail: environ-infodesk@ Organisation of advanced study courses for young scientists and graduate students in various specified subject areas Deadline: March 16 Marine science & technologies #221> Contact: R&D: Martin Bohle-Carbonell; Training: Elisabeth Lipiatou.Fax: +32-2-296.30.24.E-mail: Preparatory accompanying & support measures. Areas: standards for training & work; modelling; ocean data management & quality control for research & operational applications; use of heavy experimental equipment, research vessels & their modular equipment, large computing facilities & other technical resources in the European Economic Area; design of components & systems for heavy advanced equipment; calibration techniques & standards for marine instrumentation & observational equipment. Deadline: June 12 (open) Organisation of advanced study courses for young scientists and graduate students in various specified subject areas Deadline: March 20 Biotechnology #221> E-mail: life-biotech@ Contacts: R&D: Stèphane Hogan - Fax: +32-2-299.18.60 Demonstration: Alfredo Aguilar - Fax: +32-2-295.53.65 ELSA: José Elizalde - Fax: +32-2-296.05.40 Advanced practical workshops. Contact: Andreas Klepsch - Fax: +32-2-299.18.60 Deadlines: March 15 and September 15 Non-nuclear energy (thermie component demonsration projects) #221> Contact: Wiepke Folkertsma. Fax: +32-2-295.05.77 Call for targeted type A demonstration projects (rational use of energy, renewable energies, fossil fuels). Deadline: January 30 Transport #221> Contact: Paula Mossakowski Fax: +32-2-295.43.49. E-mail: RTD tasks in the strategic, air and road sectors, as well as actions and studies to consolidate results from the Fourth Framework Programme and to prepare the Fifth Framework Programme. Deadline: March 16 Intermodal transport (jointly with Telematics Applications ) RTD projects in the areas of intermodal freight and intermodal passenger transport. Deadline March 16 International cooperation #221> Contact: Louis Bellemin. Fax: +32-2-296.98.24 E-mail: inco-desk@ Grants (Japan, Korea). Deadline: March 1 Training and mobility of researchers #221> Contact: Jürgen Rosenbaum Fax: +32-2-296.21.33.E-mail: Marie Curie Research Training Grants (postgraduate, post doctoral & return grants) - See below Euroconferences, summer schools & practical training courses. Deadline: March 31 Measures for SMEs #221> Contact: Giorgio Clarotti Fax: +32-2-295.71.10 E-mail: sme-helpdesk@ Technology stimulation measures for SMEs: (Cooperative research) Industrial & materials technologies #221> Contact: Klaus Kögler - Fax: +32-2-299.46.35 E-mail: imt-helpdesk@ Deadline: April 8 Standards, measurements & testing #221> Contact: Christos Profilis. Fax: +32-2-295.80.72 Deadline: April 8 Environment & climate #221> Contact: Jitka Venneken. Fax: +32-2-295.20.97 Deadline: April 1 Marine science & technologies #221> Contact: Christos Fragakis. Fax: +32-2-296.30.24 E-mail: mast-info@ Deadline: April 8 Biomedicine & health #221> Contact: Viviane Thevenin. Fax: +32-2-295.53.65 Deadline: April 8 Agriculture & fisheries #221> Area 1: Integrated Production and Processing Chains; Area 2: Scaling-up and Processing Methodologies; Area 3: Generic Science and Advanced Technolo-gies for Nutritious Foods; Area 4: Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development; Area 5: Fisheries and Aquaculture. Contact: Areas 1,2,3: Xabier Goenaga. Fax: +32-2-296.43.22; Area 4: Armin Muenzinger. Fax: +32-2-296.30.29; Area 5: Mario Lopes - Fax: +32-2-295.78.62. E-mail: Deadline: April 8 Non-nuclear energy #221> (JOULE component ) R&D Projects. Deadline: April 8 Contact: Barry Robertson. Fax: +32-2-299.36.94 Marie Curie Research training grants #221> Postgraduate, post doctoral & return grants in all areas of the following programme. Information on Internet: /tmr/home.htm Standards, measurements & testing #221> Deadlines: March 15, June 15, September 1 Contact: Wiktor Raldow. Fax: +32-2-295.80.72 Environment & climate #221> Deadlines: March 20, August 20. Contact: Angel Arribas San Martin. E-mail: angel.arribas@ Biotechnology #221> Deadlines: March 1, July 1 Contact: Alessio Vassarotti. Fax: +32-2-299.18.60. E-mail: Non-nuclear energy #221> (JOULE component: R&D Projects) Deadline: July 1 Contact: Ingrid Tenten. Fax: +32-2-299.18.47l

RESEARCH COUNCILS #221> Funding details on councils' web sites Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council #221> Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council #221> Medical Research Council #221> Natural Environment Research Council #221> Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council #221> Economic and Social Research Council #221>

NUFFIELD FOUNDATION #221> 28 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3EG 0171 631 0566 fax: 0171 323 4877 Applications for project grants are considered once a year following a February closing date. Further information and application forms are available from the Foundation.

BRITISH ACADEMY #221> Information is available on the website at or contact the British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH, 0171 969 5200, from March 2. Small Personal Research Grants #221> #221> #221> up to £5,000: Closing dates. 30 September, 30 November, 28 February and 30 April. Grants are available for research in the humanities and the social sciences. Larger Research Grants #221> over £5,000: Closing date. 30 September. Available for research in the humanities only. There is no fixed upper limit for larger research grants, but grants are typically made to support a research assistant for 12 months. Archaeology grant #221> s up to £20,000, for archaeological fieldwork, and related general and scientific post-excavation work. Closing date: 15 November. Overseas Exchange Programmes #221> : research visits and visits in connection with joint projects, to Central and East Europe, Russia, China, Japan, and certain other countries. Humanities and social sciences Conference Grants #221> : Travel grants for British scholars travelling to deliver papers at conferences overseas: social sciences only Costs of inviting foreign participants to conferences in the UK: humanities and social sciences. Closing dates (except for China): end of September, December, February and April China: end of February and August

BA PRIVATE FUNDS #221> Thank-Offering to Britain Fellowship #221> A Senior Research Fellowship for one year; preference given to topics relating to the modern period. Elisabeth Barker Fund #221> To support studies in recent European history. Grants support individual, collective or institutional projects . 44th International Congress of Americanists Fund #221> Awards for Latin American studies towards expenses of British scholars visiting Latin America, or those of Latin American scholars invited to visit Britain. Neil Ker Memorial Fund #221> To promote the study of Western medieval manuscripts and in particular those of British interest by means of awards in support of all aspects of research, including travel and publication. Stein-Arnold Exploration Fund #221> For research on the antiquities or historical geography or early history or arts of those parts of Asia which come within the sphere of the ancient civilisations of India, China, and Iran, including Central Asia, or of one or more of these and so that special consideration shall be paid, if possible, to research of this character bearing upon the territories comprised in Afghanistan including the region of ancient Bactria and in the north-western frontier region of India. K C Wong Fellowships #221> To promote the advancement of Chinese scholarship in the humanities and social sciences, enabling outstanding Chinese scholars to undertake periods of research in British institutions in collaboration with British colleagues. Candidates must be nationals of the People's Republic of China and scholars of postdoctoral or equivalent status. Sino-British Fellowship Trust #221> To support individual or co-operative research projects, in the humanities and social sciences, which may be conducted either in Britain or in China, or in both countries, and must involve person-to-person contacts. Applications should first be made to the Academy; if approved, the bids will be submitted to the SBFT.

BRITISH LIBRARY #221> The British Library Research and Innovation Centre. Details about the Centre and its work, including its Research Plan and current awards, can be found on at:

BRITISH MEDICAL ASSOCIATION #221> Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9JP Telephone: 0171 383 6755, fax 6399 Email: hayley.todd@ Types of Awards: For research in the following areas: Public health, blindness, neurological disorders, cancer, health education, pregnancy, birth, hospital and general practice, rheumatism/arthritis, Parkinson's disease, bronchial asthma, forensic medicine, respiratory disease, cardio-vascular disease, kidney treatment. Method of Allocation: Grants tenable for one year, renewable on application, in competition with other applicants. Submissions: On official application form available between January and March each year. Closing date for receipt of applications March 31. BMA awards: John William Clark Award, £6,250; research into the causes of blindness. Joan Dawkins Award, £17,000; physical, psychological or social implications of domestic violence (open to non-medical scientists). Joan Dawkins Award, £10,000; to evaluate effectiveness of existing computer-assisted learning material in health education (open to non-medical scientists). Joan Dawkins Fellowship, £25,000; young people and alcohol (open to non-medical scientists). Joan Dawkins Travel Fellowship, £10,000; public health medicine and community health (open to non-medical scientists). Vera Down Award, £10,250; disseminated sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, neurological disorders. T P Gunton Award, £16,300; health education, especially cancer (open to non-medical scientists). Katherine Bishop Harman Award, £650; risks to health and life in pregnancy and child-bearing. Sir Charles Hastings Award, £1,650; Charles Oliver Hawthorne Award, £500; both for observation, research and record keeping in general practice. Doris Hiller Award, £16,000; rheumatism and arthritis. T V James Fellowship, £40,500; bronchial asthma. C H Milburn Award, £650; medical jurisprud-ence/forensic medicine. Doris Odlum Award, £500; mental health. H C Roscoe Fellowship, £87,500; elimination of the common cold and/or diseases of the human respiratory system (open to non-medical scientists working with a BMA member). Margaret Temple Fellowship, £42,000; schizophrenia (open to non-medical scientists). Helen Tomkinson Award, £6,500; Albert McMaster Award, cancer. Edith Walsh Award, £1,500; Geoffrey Holt Award, £1,500. Ivy Powell Award, £250; cardiovascular disease. Elizabeth Wherry Award, £500; kidney research. Closing date March 20.

SCOTTISH ARTS COUNCIL #221> Total of £40,000 in awards of up to £10,000 for scientists and innovators wanting to use artistic invention to develop and promote their ideas. Deadline February 9. Contact: Lisa Kapur 0131 226 6051

ASSOCIATION OF MEDICAL RESEARCH CHARITIES #221> Enquiries to: 29-35 Farringdon Road, London EC1M 3JB Telephone:0171 404 6454 Fax: 0171 404 6448

ANGLO-ISRAEL ASSOCIATION #221> Bentnick Street, London Tel: 0171 4862300, Fax: 0171 9354690. Types of Awards: Travel scholarship for six weeks, value up to to £1,000 as a contribution towards travel and subsistence expenses incurred visiting Israel. Method of Allocation: Awards are decided by a selection committee that meets annually in April to interview short-listed applicants. Submissions: Applicants must include a statement of not less than 300 words detailing their interest in Israel and outlining the projected study, giving the names of individuals and of institutions willing to advise and assist. Applications are to be submitted by March 1 accompanied by a relevant letter of recommendation. Restrictions: Applicants must be British who intend to remain resident in the UK. Scholarships are open to UK graduates under 35 years of age. However, more senior applicants are also welcomed.

ARTHRITIS & RHEUMATISM COUNCIL FOR RESEARCH #221> Copeman House, St Mary's Court, St Mary's Gate, Chesterfield, S41 7TD Tel: 01246 558033, Fax: 01246 558007. Types of Awards: Research: Project and programme grants, core support and equipment grants, travel and scientific exchange awards. Fellowships: Clinical, post-doctoral and senior research fellowships. Studentships: Intercalated studentships, PhD studentships. Method of Allocation: Peer review. Submissions: Project, programme, core support and equipment grants: January, March, June and October. Travel grants and scientific exchange awards must be submitted at least 2-3 months before the date of the meeting.

ATAXIA #221> Copse Edge, Thursley Road, Esltead, Godalming, GU8 6DJ Tel: 01252 702864, Fax: 01252 703715. Objectives: Research into causes and treatment of Friedreich's and other cerebellar ataxias. Types of Awards Available: Project grants. Method of Allocation: By peer review, priority and financial restrictions. Submissions: to the director for annual allocation in autumn. Application to be submitted by June 30.

BRITISH DIABETIC ASSOCIATION #221> 10 Queen Anne Street, London, W1M 0BD Tel: 0171 3231531, Fax: 0171 6373644. Types of Awards: Research fellowships, studentships and project grants. Method of Allocation: Allocation of funds is authorised by the research committee by peer review within an overall budget established by the executive council. Submissions: Fellowships and studentships are advertised as available. Unsolicited applications for grants are considered three times a year. Restrictions: UK only.

THE BRITISH ECOLOGICAL SOCIETY #221> 26 Blades Court, Putney, London, SW15 2NU Tel: 0181 8719797, Fax: 0181 8719779. Types of Awards: Expeditia grants, small ecological project grants, research travel grants. Method of Allocation: By application. Awarded on scientific merit of proposal.

EUROPEAN SCIENCE FOUNDATION #221> 1 Quai Lezay Marnesia, F-67080 Strasbourg Cedex, France Tel: 010 33 88767100, Fax: 010 33 88370532. Types of Awards: Long-term fellowships are usually awarded for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year's support. Short-term fellowships are awarded for not more than three months. Method of Allocation: Decisions are taken by the programme steering committee. Submissions: Long-term fellowships: Twice a year in April and October. Short-term fellowships: No deadline. Restrictions: Fellowships are open to applicants from Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Finland, France, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and Israel, and awarded for exchange between these countries provided: 1) The applicant is a permanent resident or citizen of one of the countries. 2) The applicant is a citizen of a non-participating European country and applies for a stay in a country participating in the programme. Programme of Fellowships in Toxicology (PFT) 1 Quai Lezay Marnesia, F-67080 Strasbourg Cedex Tel: 010 33 88767129, Fax: 010 33 88370532 Administrative Secretary: Mrs Philippa Pirra Enquiries: Mrs Philippa Pirra Objectives: The ESF "Programme of Fellowships in Toxicology (PFT)", encompassing toxicology and environmental toxicology, is a coordinated effort to stimulate the development of toxicology in Europe. Preference will be given to studies with major relevance to human health and/or the environment, especially when they are based on mechanistic approaches or the research findings will have predictive value in the assessment of human risk, and environmental impact. Types of Awards Available: Short-term Visiting Fellowships (1-3 months). Research Fellowships (4-12 months). Long-term Research Fellowships (24 months) Method of Allocation: All grant applications are evaluated by a toxicology steering committee. Submissions: Applications may be submitted throughout the year for short-term visiting fellowships. All other fellowships: 15th October (awards to begin in early January of the following year). Restrictions: Short-term visiting fellowships and research fellowships are intended for young graduates/PhD or equivalent competence in the general field of toxicology. Long-term research fellowships are exclusively offered to young candidates (under 35) with post-doctoral competence and a record of achievement in the general field of toxicology. At least one of the institutes involved (origin or host) should be located in those countries participating in the programme.

FOUNDATION FOR THE STUDY OF INFANT DEATHS #221> 14 Halkin Street, London SW1 7DP Telephone: 0171 235 0965. Fax: 0171 823 1986. Email: Website: .uk/fsid. Types of Awards: The Foundation prefers to make several smaller grants rather than a few very large grants (upper limit is £50,000). Method of Allocation: The number of awards made is dependent on scientific merit, relevance to the aims of the foundation, and funds available. Submissions: By application, twice a year. Closing date: February and July.

HEARING RESEARCH TRUST #221> 330-332 Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1 8EE Tel: 0171 8331733, Fax: 0171 80404. Types of Awards: To provide facilities for a research group rather than for a named project. Awards may be made to fund equipment, accommodation and/or support staff such as computer programmers, technicians and clinical trial coordinators. Equipment grants: Applications for equipment are welcomed and assessed on the basis of the research case. Smaller grants: So that the Trust can help researchers meet urgent and unexpected requirements, retain valuable research staff and conduct pilot studies, a streamlined procedure exists for applications up to £12,000. Fellowships: Usually three years. To provide personal support and research expenses for postdoctoral scientists. Travel grants: Available to grant holders and others for meetings in the Trust's priority areas, UK or abroad. Method of Allocation: By peer review. Larger awards are generally funded through specific sponsorship. Submissions: Below £6,000 considered at any time, above this, quarterly. Meeting dates and application deadlines available on request. All applications over £17,000 must be on an application form. Restrictions: No grants for work managed outside the UK.

MOTOR NEURONE DISEASE ASSOCIATION #221> PO Box 246, Northampton, NN1 2PR Tel: 01604 250505, Fax: 01604 24726. Types of Awards: Project and programme grants, occasional equipment grants. Grants available to overseas applicants. Methods of Allocation: Initially a summary of grant proposal, full proposals invited thereafter. Proposals submitted to independent referees and then to research advisory committee for recommendations. Final decision by national executive committee of MNDA. Submissions: Twice yearly, usually end of February and August. Final decision usually June and December. Restrictions: Grants given to appropriately qualified investigators working in research institutions.

ROYAL SOCIETY OF EDINBURGH #221> 22-24 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PQ Tel: 0131 2256057, Fax: 0131 2206889. Types of Awards: Postdoctoral research fellowships, postgraduate scholarships and vacation undergraduates studentships. Method of Allocation: Payment of salary and any other costs are made directly to the institution at which the fellowship/scholarship is held. In some instances payment of travel costs etc, are made directly to the fellow. Submissions: Closing date for the postdoctoral research fellowships is normally March.

ACTION RESEARCH #221> Vincent House North Parade, Horsham, RH12 2DA Tel: 01403 210406, Fax: 01403 210541 Director: Mrs Anne Luther Enquiries: Dr Kate Walsh Objectives: To finance basic and clinical research leading to the prevention of disability. Emphasis on genetic, developmental factors and alleviation of existing physical handicap. Types of Awards Available: Project grants, research training fellowships and, exceptionally, programme, longer term and capital grants. Method of Allocation: By council on recommendation of scientific advisory panels and external referees. Submissions: Applicants should submit brief details to assess suitability for formal application. Closing dates for completed forms: Research training fellowships: 31 January. Others: 15 March, 20 July, 15 November. Restrictions: UK only. No welfare commitments of grants made for higher education, conferences or publications. Travel grants restricted to current grantholders.

NOVARTIS FELLOWSHIP TRUST #221> Central Research, Hulley Road Macclesfield Cheshire SK10 2NX. Telephone: 01625421933 The Trust aims to encourage the interchange of ideas between European scientists by providing opportunities for academic staff and those holding comparable teaching positions at United Kingdom and Irish universities or comparable teaching undertake special studies at an agreed European university. European Fellowship Awards for Academic Staff 1998/99 #221> Senior Novartis Fellowships Purpose: to enable academic staff to undertake research in continental Europe, by supplementing salaries. The Senior Novartis Fellowships will be awarded to start from an agreed date during the academic year 1998/99. They will be available to lecturers, senior lecturers, or readers who hold, and will return to, teaching positions at United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland universities or comparable teaching institutions, who wish to undertake research at an agreed European university or technological university. These posts should be held in the life science fields of chemical, biological or medical sciences. Awards are made for a period of four to 12 months. Value of the awards: £15,000 per annum plus travelling expenses. Applications should be submitted on forms obtainable from: the secretary, Mrs Pat Wilson, Closing date: November 1 Collaboration in Europe for Academic Research Groups 1998-2000 (ACE awards) Purpose: to stimulate new collaboration with research groups at European institutions in the life science fields of chemical, biological or medical sciences. The Awards will be made to assist the cost of short visits in each direction between the collaborating institutions by members of either of the two research groups involved.. Value of the awards: £2,000 per annum Applications for the awards are invited from UK/Irish institutions, jointly with their Continental partners. Applications should be submitted on forms obtainable from: The Secretary The Novartis Fellowship Trust Hulley Road Macclesfield Cheshire SK10 2NX Closing date: November 1

DYSTROPHIC EPIDERMOLYSIS BULLOSA RESEARCH ASSOCIATION (DEBRA) #221> Debra House, 13 Wellington Business Park, Crowthorne, RG11 6LS Tel: 01344 771961, Fax: 01344 762661 email: Director: Mr John Dart Enquiries: Mr John Dart Objectives: To fund research into all forms of epidermolysis bullosa and promote the welfare of patients with epidermolysis bullosa. Types of Awards Available: Mainly project grants of up to three years duration. Method of Allocation: Peer review by external referees and DEBRA's medical and scientific advisory panel. Submissions: To DEBRA office by 31 October. Application forms and guidance notes available from office. Restrictions: Only applications relevant to epidermolysis bullosa can be considered.

HEARING RESEARCH TRUST #221> 330-332 Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1 8EE Tel: 0171 8331733, Fax: 0171 80404 Director: Ms Vivienne Michael Enquiries: Ms Vivienne Michael Objectives: To encourage and support research into the prevention and treatment of hearing impairment. Types of Awards Available: To provide facilities for a research group rather than for a named project. Awards may be made to fund equipment, accommodation and/or support staff such as computer programmers, technicians and clinical trial coordinators. Equipment grants: Applications for equipment are welcomed and assessed on the basis of the research case. Smaller grants: So that the Trust can help researchers meet urgent and unexpected requirements, retain valuable research staff and conduct pilot studies, a streamlined procedure exists for applications up to £12,000. Fellowships: Usually three years duration. To provide personal support and research expenses for postdoctoral scientists. Joint applications are required from the candidate and the head of the laboratory in which the candidate intends to work. From time to time, the Trust will also invite senior researchers working in areas of particular interest, to nominate suitable fellowship candidates for approved research projects. Studentships: The Trust will, from time to time, invite university departments and other approved institutions to nominate candidates for three-year studentships leading to a PhD. These currently carry a stipend related to the lower end of the Research Assistant 1B scale, £4,000 per annum, research expenses and approved tuition fees. Travel grants: These are available to grant holders and others for meetings in the Trust's priority areas within the UK or abroad. Grants may also be awarded for collaborative purposes or to learn techniques which would further research projects in which the Trust has an interest. Method of Allocation: By peer review. Larger awards are generally funded through specific sponsorship. Submissions: Below £6,000 considered at any time, above this, quarterly. Meeting dates and application deadlines available on request. All applications over £17,000 must be on an application form. Restrictions: No grants for work managed outside the UK. Additional Information: New applicants or those applying for research in an area outside the Trust's stated priority interests, are advised to submit a one-page summary prior to completing an application form.

INTERNATIONAL SPINAL RESEARCH TRUST #221> Research Division, Unit 7, Bramley Business Centre, Station Road, Bramley, Guildford, EN1 3TR Tel: 01483 898786 Fax: 01483 898763 Director: Mr I M Walden Enquiries: Peter J Banyard Objectives: To fund basic scientific research aimed at finding useful treatments for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury. Types of Awards Available: Project, equipment, travel grants and academic exchanges. Method of Allocation: By peer review. Submissions: To the research director. Restrictions: The Trust makes no grants to other charities.

IRIS FUND FOR THE PREVENTION OF BLINDNESS #221> Ground Floor, York House, 199 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7UT Tel: 0171 9287743 Director: Mrs Susanna Burr Enquiries: Mrs Susanna Burr Objectives: To mobilise, foster and fund research into the prevention and cure of blindness. Types of Awards Available: Grants for innovative ophthalmic research and to purchase equipment for use in the medical clinical and surgical treatment of eye disease (where government funding is not available). Method of Allocation: By council decision after recommendation by peer review. Submissions: Any time. Council meetings are held five times a year. Restrictions: UK only.

LEVERHULME TRUST #221> 1 Pemberton Row, London, EC4A 3EX Tel: 0171 822 6938, Fax: 0171 822 5084 Director: Professor Barry Supple Enquiries: Objectives: The provision of scholarships for purposes of research and education as the trustees, in their discretion, decide. Limited funds are available for educational purposes. Types of Awards Available: Grants to institutions: For research, but also education and academic interchange. Grants to individuals: Research fellowships and grants, special research fellowships, emeritus fellowships and study abroad studentships. Method of Allocation: Grant applications considered by the trustees. Submissions: In accordance with policies and procedures brochure (available on request). Restrictions: The trustees are precluded from making capital grants for endowments, sites, buildings, equipment, to appeals or expeditions.

LISTER INSTITUTE OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE #221> The White House, 70 High Road, Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, WD2 3JG Enquiries: Mr F Keith Cowey, MA, BSc, DAS, Secretary of the Institute Objectives: To support post-doctoral scientific research into the causes and prevention of disease. Types of Awards Available: Post-doctoral fellowships in bio-medicine: to be held in British universities for an initial period of five years (six years for candidates pursuing clinical training). Consumables allowance: Currently a maximum of £7,000 per annum and £3,000 for the purchase of capital equipment. Method Allocation: By peer review on the advice of the Institute's scientific advisory committee. Submissions: Announcements made in early November. Application and referee forms are supplied to candidates together with guidance notes. Application deadline is end of January. Short listing and interviews early April. Restrictions: Fellowships not awarded to full-time members of research council staff or to employees of medical research charities. Fellowships must be held in British universities. Older candidates must request permission to make full application. Further information Liver Research Trust c/o Goodman, Derrick & Co., 90 Fetter Lane, London, EC4A 1EQ Tel: 0171 4040606, Fax: 0171 8316407

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY GROUP OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND #221> Nattrass House, 7-11 Prescott Place, London, SW4 6BS. Tel: 0171 7208055, Fax: 0171 4980670 Director: Mr Fergus Logan Enquiries: Clinical development: Mr Joe Hennessy Research: Dr Sarah Yates. Objectives: The advancement of medical research into muscular dystrophy, allied neuromuscular conditions and the provision of practical help and information to those affected. Types of Awards Available: Research: Three year project grants to individuals and institutions. In exceptional circumstances five year programme grants are available. Clinical Development: Centre and project grants. Method of Allocation: Peer review. Submissions: Applicants should contact the relevant director for details of submission dates. New applicants will be asked for a summary of their research proposals before a full application form is forwarded. Restrictions: The salary of the grant holder is not funded.

STROKE ASSOCIATION #221> Whitecross Street, London, EC1Y 8JJ Tel: 0171 4907999, Fax: 0171 4902686 Director: Dr Sylvia McLaughlin Enquiries: Patricia M Crackhell Objectives: To advance research into strokes, epidemiology, prevention, acute treatment, assessment and rehabilitation. Types of Awards Available: Stroke research awards: Awards cover salaries for researchers and support staff, some equipment costs, consumables and essential travel. Maximum award normally £150,000. Period of support: one to three years. Method of Allocation: By peer review. Decision approximately three months after closing date. Submissions: Response to BMJ advertisements only. Application form available from research secretary, twice yearly. Restrictions: Open to medically qualified and other clinically active researchers in the UK in relevant fields.

SIR JULES THORN CHARITABLE TRUST #221> 24 Manchester Square, London, W1M 5AP Tel: 0171 4875851, Fax: 0171 2243976 Director: Mr John Lusty Enquiries: Mr John Lusty Objectives: The policy of the Trust is to direct its main funding to medical research with other funds to medicine and humanitarian purposes. Types of Awards Available: Financial support for medical research and related projects. Annual special project for one charitable area, single donations to selected charities. Medical research projects are normally awarded for up to three years. Method Allocation: Peer review, by medical advisory committee for approval by trustees. Assessment of applications is ongoing, timing is therefore not critical. Restrictions: Funds are not allocated to cancer or AIDS research for the sole reason that these fields are well funded. The trust does not fund individuals apart from those from certain nominated institutions.

WELLCOME TRUST #221> 183-193 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE Tel: 0171 6118888, Fax: 0171 6118545 Director: Dr Bridget Ogilvie Enquiries: Mrs L Arter. http://wisdom.wellcome. The Wellcome Trust's database containing details of 400 funding schemes supporting biomedical research. Objectives: To support clinical and basic scientific research into human and veterinary medicine. Special interests include support of research in tropical medicine, vision and the history of medicine. Types of Awards Available: Short-term and longer-term awards (project and programme grants), research training and career development, funds for travel abroad; meetings and symposia, awards for equipment; capital grants for buildings. Method of Allocation: Peer review. Submissions: In the first instance a summary of research and CV should be sent to the Trust. Most competitive schemes have advertised deadlines. Restrictions: The Trust does not fund AIDS or cancer research. Additional Information: Fellowships are also awarded to nationals of the USA and Commonwealth.

HORTICULTURE RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL #221> East Malling, West Malling, Kent ME19 6BJ Tel: 01732 843833 Fax: 01732 849067 Types of Awards: Postgraduate Scholarships and Studentships.

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES AND FOOD #221> Room 734, St Christopher House, Southwark Street, London SE1 0UD Tel: 0171 921 3885 Fax: 0171 921 1803 Types of Awards: Research Studentships, Taught Course Studentships, CASE Awards.

THE PERRY FOUNDATION #221> 31 Rossendale, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 2UA Tel: 01245 260805 Fax: 01245 260805 Types of Awards: Postgraduate Scholarships.

INSTITUTE OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS #221> Savoy Place, London WC2R 0BL Tel: 0171 240 1871 Fax: 0171 497 3609 Types of Awards: Postgraduate Scholarships and Grants. The following awards are available in 1998. Closing date for postgraduate awards is 30 April. IEE Postgraduate Scholarship #221> , for advanced study or research in electrical, electronic science or manufacturing engineering. Value £1200, tenable for one year. Three awards per annum. Leslie H Paddle Scholarship #221> , for research which will further the art, science or practice of electronic or radio engineering. Candidates must be IEE members. Value £1250 p.a., tenable for two years. Two awards per annum. Leonard Research Grant #221> , to assist exceptional graduates who, through financial constraint, might not be able to undertake or complete advanced study or research in electrical, electronic science or manufacturing engineering. Value £1000 p.a., tenable for two years. One award available. Robinson Research Scholarship #221> , for original research relevant to electrical, electronic science or engineering. Value £6000 p.a., tenable for two years. Two awards available.

THE INSTITUTION OF GAS ENGINEERS #221> 21 Portland Place, London W1N 3AF Tel: 0171 636 6603 Fax: 0171 636 6602 Types of Awards: Postgraduate Awards.

INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS #221> 1 Birdcage Walk, London SW1H 9JJ Tel: 0171 222 7899 Fax: 0171 222 4557 Types of Awards: Postgraduate Scholarships and Awards.

INSTITUTION OF MINING AND METALLURGY #221> 44 Portland Place, London W1N 4BR Tel: 0171 580 3802 Fax: 0171 436 5388 Types of Awards: Postgraduate Scholarships and Grants.

ANATOMICAL SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND #221> http:/// Dept. of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Imperial College School of Medicine at St Mary's, Norfolk Place, London W2 1PG Tel: 0171 594 3764 Fax: 402 6861 Types of Awards: Grants and prizes with aim of promoting research in the anatomical sciences, including Anatomical Society Research Studentships, Up to four Research Studentships awarded annually by competition based on proposed projects from prospective supervisors. Closing date for applications usually early October. Other prizes awarded for papers and funds available for costs associated with research.

BRITISH BRAIN AND SPINE FOUNDATION #221> 35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PN Tel: 0171 404 6106 Fax: 0171 404 6105 Overall aim is to fund research that will lead to improvements in the prevention, treatment and care of neurological disorders. Types of Awards: Research Fellowships, considered each year by BBSF's Research Committee in April and October, awarded to cover research fellow's salary for two year period of fellowship. Fellows may also apply for Research Training Support Grant of up to £2,500 towards costs associated with the fellowship.

BOYD ORR RESEARCH CENTRE #221> Rowett Research Institute, Greenburne Road, Bucksburn, Aberdeen AB21 9SB Tel: 01224 7151 Fax: 01224 715349 Types of Awards: PhD Studentships.

BRITISH DENTAL ASSOCIATION #221> 64 Wimpole Street, London W1M 8DQ Tel: 0171 935 0875 Fax: 0171 935 4891 Types of Awards: Grants and loans.

THE BRITISH DIGESTIVE FOUNDATION #221> 3 St Andrews Place, Regent's Park, London NW1 4LB Tel: 0171 486 0341 Fax: 0171 224 2012 Types of Awards: Research and Travel Grants.

BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION #221> 14 Fitzharding Street, London W1H 4DH Tel: 0171 935 0185 Fax: 0171 486 13 Types of Awards: PhD Studentships.

CYSTIC FIBROSIS RESEARCH TRUST #221> 11 London Road, Bromley, Kent BR1 1BY Tel: 0181 464 7211 Fax: 0181 313 0472 Types of Awards: Postgraduate Research Grants.

IMPERIAL CANCER RESEARCH FUND #221> PO Box 123, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PX Tel: 0171 269 3140 Fax: 0171 269 3232 Types of Awards: Postgraduate Studentships.

LEUKAEMIA RESEARCH FUND #221> 43 Great Ormond Street, London WC1N 3JJ Tel: 0171 405 0101 Fax: 0171 242 1488 Types of Awards: Postgraduate Studentships.

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND #221> 25 Effie Road, London SW6 1EE Tel: 0171 610 7171 Fax: 0171 736 9861 Types of Awards: Research Grants.

THE PSORIASIS ASSOCIATION #221> Milton House, 7 Milton Street, Northampton, NN2 7JG Tel: 01604 711129 Fax: 01604 792894 Types of Awards: Applications open to anyone with an interest in psoriasis or psoriatic arthropathy research, particularly genetic aspects. Applications can be requested this year up to May 1.

THE CARNEGIE TRUST FOR THE UNIVERSITIES OF SCOTLAND #221> Cameron House, Abbey Park Place, Dumfermline, Fife KY12 7PZ Tel: 01383 622148 Fax: 01383 622149 Types of Awards: Carnegie Scholarships, Caledonian Research Foundation Scholarships. A small number of research scholarships available to graduates of Scottish Universities with first-class honours. Applicants must be nominated by a member of staff of a Scottish university. Nomination forms available from the Trust. Deadline for submission March 15.

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN #221> British Federation of Women Graduates, 4 Mandeville Courtyard, 142 Battersea Park Road, London Sw11 4NB. Tel: 0171 498 8037, Fax: 0171 498 8037 IFUW International Fellowships and Grants The IFUW has limited awards for advanced research for women graduates who are members of the International Federation. Competitions are held every two years. The deadline for the 1998/99 competition has past and the next awards available will be for the academic year 2000/2001. Further application details available on the web site. Types of Awards: Fellowships and Grants for advanced research, study and training. These include The British Federation Crosby Hall Fellowship (£2,500) offered by the British Federation of Women Graduates Charitable Foundation, reserved for women wishing to study or undertake research in Great Britain.

ASSOCIATION FOR SPINA BIFIDA AND HYDROCEPHALUS #221> ASBAH House, 42 Park Road, Peterborough PE1 2UQ Tel: 01733 555988 Fax: 01733 555985 Email: gillw@asbah. Web site: www.asbah. Objects and special interests: ASBAH works for people with spina bifida and hydrocephalus. ASBAH lobbies for improvements in policy/legislation; provides advisory and support services; provides information to clients and professionals; sponsors medical and educational research. Types of awards available: Project grants and a junior clinical or non-clinical research fellowship. Contact for grant enquiries and applications: Secretary to Executive Director. Method of research fund allocation: The Medical Advisory Committee makes recommendations to the Finance Committee. Submission of applications: Initially by letter to the Executive Director giving a brief description of proposed research. This is submitted to the Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee. A full protocol may then be requested which will be put to the Medical Advisory Committee. Restrictions: Grant applications must relate directly to neural tube defects/hydrocephalus.

BEIT MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIPS FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH #221> c/o Molecular Immunology Group, Institute of Molecular Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford OX3 9DU tel: 01865 222679 Fax: 207207 Objects and special interests: The aim of the Beit Memorial Fellowships is to promote the advancement of medical research. Types of awards available: Junior clinical and non-clinical fellowships. Restrictions: Applicants must have a degree from the UK or Commonwealth. Contact for grant enquiries and applications: Administrative secretary, Mrs M Goble . Method of research fund allocation: Peer review by Scientific Advisory Board. Submission of applications: Application using special form to be submitted by March 1 biennially.

BLACKIE FOUNDATION TRUST #221> 5 Upper Wimpole Street, London W1M 7TD Telephone/fax: 0171 224 1704. Trust secretary: Lt Col G P Blaker Objects and special interests: The advancement of the study of, and education in, the science of homoeopathy and the encouragement, with financial help, of homoeopathic research and of the publication of the results of such research in peer-reviewed journals. Types of awards available: Senior and junior clinical and non-clinical research fellowships, postgraduate studentships, project, equipment, capital and therapy research grants. Restrictions: Currently restricted to medically qualified applicants from the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe only. Contact for grant enquiries and applications: Trust Secretary. Method of research fund allocation: Applicants are invited to submit a short synopsis to assess whether the project is appropriate for the charity. If accepted, full protocol is assessed by the Blackie Scientific and Ethical Research Committee. External referees are used. The BSERC meets twice a year. Submission of applications: Full protocol to be submitted on application forms, obtained from the Trust Secretary, at least six weeks before B.S.E.R.C. meetings.

BRAIN RESEARCH TRUST #221> 1 Wakefield Street, London WC1N 1PJ Tel: 0171 8 5051 Fax: 6572 Secretary and administrator: Mrs Suzanne Gibbons Objects and special interests: To promote and support research into causes and treatment of diseases of the brain and nervous system at the Institute of Neurology (Queen Square) and its associated National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. Types of awards available: Non-clinical research fellowships, postgraduate studentships, PhD prize studentships, programme, project and equipment grants. Restrictions: The Trustees will only consider applications from members of the Institute of Neurology, for research undertaken in an Institute department and under the general supervision of the Head of Department. Contact for grant enquiries and applications: Secretary and Administrator. Method of research fund allocation: All applications are submitted through the Institute to ensure compliance with stated policy objectives. They are then reviewed by our independent Scientific Advisory Panel. An alpha rated score must be obtained before recommendation by the Panel to the Trustees. Submission of applications: Once a year in March.

BRITISH LIVER TRUST #221> Central House, Central Avenue, Ransomes Europark, Ipswich IP3 9QG Tel: 01473 6326 Fax: 63 E-mail: info@livert. Web site:www.demon. Director: Christopher Buckley Objects and special interests: To provide support and information to people affected by liver disease, and to fund research into diseases of the liver and gall bladder. Types of awards available: Senior and junior clinical and non-clinical research fellowships, postgraduate studentships and project grants. Contact for grant enquiries and applications: Director. Method of research fund allocation: On receipt of full applications or outline proposals, papers are sent out for external review, internationally, if necessary, and then reviewed by the Trust's Medical Advisory Committee.

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