Department of Oncology

 

Funding Opportunities

This section contains information about potential funding opportunities for studentships, fellowships, research grants and research prizes.

For information about funding opportunities specifially for graduate studies and funding opportunities provided by Research Councils, please click on the headings below:

Additional sources of funding are listed below under the month of deadline for application; much of this information is provided by Dr. Ireena Dutta, Scientific Communications Manager, MRC Cancer Cell Unit, at the Hutchison/MRC Research Centre. Please click on the headings below for further information:




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Baxter International Foundation - Education Grants

Application deadline: Apply anytime

These grants are intended to improve patient care and provide valuable information to the medical community by funding CME/CE activities. Grant submissions in this area will be considered on the basis of many factors including the promotion of excellence in patient care, meeting acreditor’s guidelines and ability to educate the broadest healthcare professional target audience at appropriate reasonable cost.

For more information:
http://www.baxterbiosciencegrants.com/education_grants.html

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Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds - Travel Grants

Application deadline: Apply anytime

Travel grants are awarded for short-term visits of up to 3 months in order to learn clearly-defined methods useful for your ongoing research by visiting another laboratory, or by attending research-orientated courses which include practical training. They can also be used to enable graduates from abroad and their potential PhD supervisors to evaluate the scientific and personal prerequisites before embarking on a PhD thesis by undertaking a short project. Some ages restrictions apply, see website for eligibility criteria.

For more information:
http://www.bifonds.de/cgi-bin/show.pl/travel_grants/travel_grants.html

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Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation-PhD Fellowships

Application deadline: 01 October (and on-going)

PhD Fellowships are awarded to outstanding young scientists (maximum age 27) who wish to pursue an ambitious PhD project of approximately three years in basic biomedical research in an internationally leading laboratory. The Fellowship comprises a competitive monthly stipend which is initially granted for two years and which can be extended for up to further 12 months.

For more information:
http://www.bifonds.de/fellowships-grants/phd-fellowships.html

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Cancer Research UK- Biological Sciences Project Grants

Application deadline: 18 July (and on-going)

The Biological Sciences Committee (BSC) considers applications in the following areas: Cancer genetics, genomics and genetic epidemiology; cell and molecular biology of cancer; immunology; and tumour biology.

Applications will be accepted from scientists, clinicians or health care workers in UK universities, medical schools, hospitals and some research institutions. A limited amount of funding can be awarded each year to Research Council employees working in Units or Institutes.

For more information:
http://science.cancerresearchuk.org/funding/find-grant/all-funding-schemes/biological-sciences-committee-project-grants/?script=true

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Dunhill Medical Trust- Serendipity Awards

Application deadline: Apply anytime

These awards are intended to fund the testing of an idea which comes from an unexpected clinical or laboratory observation, or from well-grounded practice, with the objective of obtaining 'proof of concept', and providing sufficient evidence to convince other funding bodies to take the idea forward.

For more information:
http://www.dunhillmedical.org.uk/page_viewer.asp?page=serendipidity+awards&pid=13

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EMBO- Short Term Fellowships

Application deadline: Apply anytime (3 months before starting date of visit)

The aim of these Fellowships is to advance molecular biology research by helping scientists to visit another laboratory with a view to applying a technique not available in the home laboratory.

Applicants can be post-doctoral scientists with less than 10 years of professional experience since finishing their PhD or pre-doctoral scientists.

All applications must involve either a laboratory of origin or a receiving institute from one of the EMBC member states.

For more information:
http://www.embo.org/programmes/fellowships/short-term.html

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Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research- Research Grants

Application deadline: 15 July (and on-going)

Two types of research grants are available. Project grants are awarded for up to three years usually for the support of one technician, research assistant or post doctoral scientist to carry out a clearly defined project. Specialist programmes are awarded for up to five years to support a team of researchers to tackle more extensive, long-term goals. See website for details of the application process.

For more information:
http://leukaemialymphomaresearch.org.uk/funding-opportunities

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The Company of Biologists - Travel Fellowships

Application deadline: 31 August 2011 (and on-going)

The Company of Biologists' four international journals offer fellowships designed to cover the cost of travel and other expenses, to graduate students and post-docs wishing to make collaborative visits to other laboratories. Applicants should be working in the field of the journal concerned and intend to visit another laboratory. Each application will be judged on the excellence of the candidate, and the importance and innovative quality of the work to be done.

For more information:
http://www.biologists.com/web/cob_fellowship.html

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UK Stem Cell Foundation- Translational Research Projects Fund

Application deadline: Apply anytime

The aim of the UKSCF is to support biomedical research that offers the potential for basic science results to be translated into a direct clinical benefit to patients. The UKSCF will consider applications for funding from universities, hospitals or recognised academic institutes in the UK.

For more information:
http://www.ukscf.org/foundation/applyforsupport.htm

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