Sources for research funding

July 16, 1999

Each week this section will list funds available for academic researchers. Details should be submitted to research@thesis.co.uk

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE,

FISHERIES & FOOD

Animal Health and

Welfare Research

2000-2001

www.maf.gov.uk/r&d/ summary/ahreq00.pdf

The research requirements included in this year's document are in the areas of endemic diseases, food-borne zoonoses, non food-borne zoonoses, and antimicrobial resistance, new work on spongiform encephalopathies and animal welfare. The spectrum of new research includes applied strategic research covering original research to gain new knowledge which is directed towards long term policy aims and applied specific research which tends to be short term and focused on a closely defined issue or problem on which information is required by policy makers. Both areas are funded from the same research budgets. A broad theme of the document is the MAFF policy to reduce the potential risks to public health from the use of pharmaceutical products in livestock.

Potential contractors are requested to submit ten copies of the following in support of each research proposal: i.A completed standard application form, CSG 7 (Revised: 2/99). ii. A one page executive summary of the proposal. Electronic versions of the CSG 7 form are available and applicants are strongly encouraged to use this format. Copies of the electronic version of the form can be obtained using the Email auto reply service; refer to the website. All completed proposals should be submitted to: Mr Carl Giddens

Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

Room 665, St. Christopher House, 80-112 Southwark Street

London SE1 OUD

tel: 0171921 1122

email : c.giddens@fvsd.maff.gov.uk

Deadline: August 1.

PROCTER &

GAMBLE

www.pg.com/

International

Program for Animal Alternatives This program funds the development and the scientific validation of replacements for, or improvements in, current animal methods for efficacy and safety testing used in the development of new drugs and other consumer products. This year's program will select proposals relevant to use of animals in research on cardiovascular and skeletal muscles. Funding will be provided for up to three proposals each year. The maximum funding for each awarded proposal will be $75,000 per year for a period of up to two years. Proposals will be accepted from any academic or non-profit research institution worldwide. Application information and guidelines for applying appear in the application form and brochure available on the web. If any questions arise in filling out the application, please fax the Program Administrator on (513) 6-1153 or email extresprgim@pg.com.

Deadline: August 15.

LEAKEY

FOUNDATION

www.leakeyfoundation.org

The Leakey Foundation was formed to

further research into human origins.

General Research Grants. Advanced doctoral students as well as established scientists are eligible for general research grants. There are no citizenship restrictions. Priority for funding is given to the exploratory phases of promising new research projects that meet the stated purpose of the Foundation.

Special Research Grants. Three special larger awards are available to post-doctoral and senior scientists for exceptional research projects studying great apes, hunter and gatherers, or multidisciplinary paleoanthropology. Deadlines: August 15 and January 5. More details on the website. Contact the Foundation office to request an application form: Leakey Foundation, P.O. Box 29346, Presidio Bldg. 1002A, O'Reilly Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94129 -0346, USA tel: (415) 561-4646; fax: (415) 561-4647; email: grants@leakeyfoundation.org

DIGESTIVE

DISORDERS

FOUNDATION

www.digestivedisorder s.org.uk

The following awards are being offered: Amelie Waring Research Training Fellowship for research into any aspect of pancreatic disease. The award is for two years to cover a full-time salary (up to specialist registrar grade, if medically qualified) and will provide a medical or science graduate with training in basic science research methods. Up to Pounds 2,000 per annum will be available for research consumables. British Society of Gastroenterology/Digestive Disorders Foundation Research Training Fellowship on any field relevant to the digestive system, including the gut, pancreas and liver. The award is for two years to cover a full-time salary (up to specialist registrar grade, if medically qualified) and should provide a medical or science graduate with training in scientific research methods. Up to Pounds 2,000 per annum will be available for research consumables. Travel Grants: The Hunt Memorial Fund and the Hurst Centenary Fund, and Schering Plough provide grants, valued up to Pounds 2,000 each, for overseas travel to research workers in gastroenterology who wish to further their own work by discussion with others, or to learn new techniques. Applications should be sent to: The Digestive Disorders Foundation, 3 St Andrews Place,

London, NW1 4LB. Deadline: August 16. In case of query, telephone Julia Young on 0171-486 0341 or email grants@digestivedisorders.org.uk.

AMERICAN ORCHID SOCIETY

http://orchidweb.org/

Research Grants

The American Orchid Society periodically awards grants for experimental projects and fundamental and applied research on orchids. The purpose is to advance the study of orchids in every aspects, including classification, evolution, conservation, propagation, culture, care and development. Qualified research personnel associated with accredited institutions of higher learning or appropriate research institutes, and qualified graduate students, may apply. Deadlines: Grants received by January 1 are reviewed at the Spring Trustees Meeting and those grants received by August 1 are reviewed at the Autumn Trustees Meeting. Contact: Pamela Giust, American Orchid Society, 6000 South Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida 33405, USA Tel: 561- 585- 8666; fax: 561- 585- 0654; email: TheAOS@compuserve.com.

CANCER RESEARCH CAMPAIGN

www.crc.org.uk

Education &

Psychosocial research awards -

Project Grants

Applications are invited for research proposals from established researchers in the fields of education and psychosocial sciences within the priority areas identified by the Education and Psychosocial Research Committee. See the website for details. For information and an application pack, contact The Scientific Secretary (Education) email: education@crc.org.uk quoting reference "Project Grants". Deadline: August 6. The Cancer Research Campaign, 10 Cambridge Terrace, London NW1 4JL, tel: 0171 224 1333

ENGINEERING AND PHYSICAL

SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL

www.epsrc.ac.uk

Computational

partial differential equations

Three types of proposals are sought from researchers working in the area of CPDEs, each with the objective of promoting collaborative links between mathematicians and engineers:

Visiting Fellowships The EPSRC will provide funds to support short visits by an academic to a UK department, where the visitor is bringing expertise from a new discipline into the department i.e. a visit by an engineer to a mathematics department or vice versa.

Networks Up to Pounds 50,000 to support UK-based Networks that link mathematics and engineering research groups in new or enhanced collaborations. Workshops Funds to

support multidisciplinary workshops that address CPDE research topics.

Further information and proposals forms

are available from the EPSRC web site. Deadline: September 30. Proposals for visiting fellowships under Pounds 8,000 in value may be submitted at any time. Queries should be addressed to: Deborah Miller, Associate Programme Manager, Mathematics tel: 01793 444162 fax: 01793 444007 email: Deborah.Miller@epsrc. ac. uk; or Andrew Bourne Associate Programme Manager, Engineering

tel: 01793 444097

fax: 01793 444187

email: Andrew.Bourne@epsrc.ac.uk

ANGLO-GERMAN FOUNDATION

www.agf.org.uk.

Research projects supported by the Anglo-German Foundation are usually comparative in nature and carried out or organised jointly by teams in Britain and Germany who submit a single application. In the first instance, please contact the Projects Director, Dr Ray Cunningham, with a brief outline (description and cost estimate) of the proposed research. The Anglo-German Foundation considers applications for funding for research projects, seminars, workshops and conferences on any issue relevant to the beneficial development of industrial society. At present, the following areas are of special but not exclusive interest: employment and unemployment; public spending and taxation; the future of the welfare state; adjustment to European and global change; the environment. Minor grants: up to Pounds 4,000. Applications can be submitted at any time after consultation with Dr Cunningham. Decisions are usually made within a month. Major grants: up to Pounds 50,000. Deadline: July 31. Contact details: Anglo-German Foundation, 17 Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2LP; email: info@agf.org.uk; fax: 0171 405 2071; tel: 0171 404 3137.

BIOCHEMICAL

SOCIETY

www.biochemsoc.org.uk/

The Awards Committee are seeking nominations for the Medal Lecturers for 2000. These awards recognise excellence in the fields of biochemistry across different stages of science careers.

Wellcome Trust Award for Research in Biochemistry Related to Medicine

This award is specifically intended to recognize meritorious research by younger biochemists in the field of biochemistry related to medicine, and the nomination is normally limited to those under the age of 45 years.

The Colworth Medal

Awarded annually for work of an outstanding nature to a British biochemist, who must be under the age of 35 years by 1 January of the year for which the award is made. Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins Memorial Lecture

This lecture is given every two or three years to coincide with one of the major meetings of the Society. The lecturer is required to assess the impact of recent advances in his or her chosen field upon progress in biochemistry. The Novartis Medal and Prize Awarded annually in recognition of outstanding contributions to the development of any branch of biochemistry. The award is for work carried out in the UK but is open to candidates of any nationality. Nominations for an individual must be supported by the scientist's current CV and at least two supporting letters from eminent colleagues describing the area of work undertaken and highlighting the nominees' achievements in relation to the criteria. Deadline: July 30.

Send nominations to: Melissa Kyriacou, The Meetings Department, The Biochemical Society, 59 Portland Place, London W1N 3AJ tel: 0171-580 5530; fax: 0171 637 3626; email: genadmin@biochemistry.org

ARTHRITIS RESEARCH COUNCIL

www.arc.org.uk

Project Grants

Project grants are awarded to provide support for a single project designed to seek an answer to a single question or small group of related questions. The ARC will consider support of clinical projects, relating to pathogenesis, diagnosis or treatment, as well as projects of a more fundamental scientific nature, provided that they offer promise of advancement in the understanding of the rheumatic diseases. Project grants are of limited duration, usually up to a maximum of 3 years. All project grant applications are subject to peer review by independent assessors and the ARC's Research Sub-Committee. Equipment Grants Requests for small items of essential equipment (costing less than Pounds 20,000) and needed for specific projects should be included in project or programme grant applications. Major items of equipment, which will facilitate multiple projects, must be applied for separately. Applications will be considered only from established units with a track record of research in the rheumatic diseases, and the equipment must be able to make a lasting impact on rheumatological research over a period of many years. Grants toward the partial cost of a piece of equipment may be considered. Contact: Head of Research & Education Funding, Copeman House, ARC, St Mary's Court, St Mary's Gate, Chesterfield S41 0DY email: R&E@arc.org.uk; tel: 01246 558033 fax: 01246 558007

Deadline: July 26.

Funding listings are compiled by Sarah Knowles 0171 782 3225 Email: sarah.knowles@newsint.co.uk

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