Other funders

NIHR Programme Development Grant – Competition 24

Programme Development Grants are designed to increase the rate and number of successful applications for a full Programme Grant by supporting the completion of the necessary preparatory work to suitably position the research team to submit a competitive Programme Grant application. Individual awards are for a maximum of £100k over a period of six to eighteen months. The amount of funding awarded, however, is determined by the scale and nature of the research activity to be conducted.

Please find more details here.

Deadline for applications: 1pm on 27 March 2019.

NIHR 18/176 (HTA), 18/175 (HS&DR), 18/168 (EME) Precision Medicine

These are calls for research proposals in the field of precision medicine for the prevention, treatment, monitoring and management of patients and their outcomes as well as the delivery and implementation of precision medicine in healthcare services. The call aims to support robustly designed studies with the potential to make a step-change in improving outcomes for patients, the public and health and social care services.

Research in any disease area that represents a considerable burden of disease within the United Kingdom is eligible for consideration.

Please find the research specification here for the HTA, HS&DR and EME call.

Deadline for applications: 1pm on 19 March 2019.

NIHR 18/89 Digital technologies to improve health and care

A call for empirical research studies to evaluate the use of digital technologies to improve health outcomes, self-management of health or delivery of health and social care. The purpose of this call
is to evaluate existing digital technologies and their potential to bring benefit to health and social care.

Please find the research specification here.

Deadline for applications: 19 on March 2019.

European Commission (Horizon 2020)

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.

If you are thinking about applying for funding through the EU’s Horizon 2020 calls, please get in contact with your relevant National Contact Point who can advise you on how to form a consortium and how to apply for Horizon 2020 funding.

Here are some further links that you may find useful:

Other organisations

Organisation Focus Relevant grants
Diabetes UK Committed to improving the care and treatment of diabetes, preventing it from developing in those at risk and, ultimately, finding a cure. Project grants, clinical and basic research fellowships, PhD studentships, equipment grants, small grants, AHP nurse and midwife fellowships, travel fellowships.
Wellcome Trust Supports research into all aspects of biomedical science: from molecules and cells vital to life, through the spread of diseases or the vectors of disease across the globe, to clinical and public health research to improve the quality of healthcare. PhD studentships, fellowships, strategic awards, investigator awards.
Medical Research Council Dedicated to improving human health. By supporting research across the entire spectrum of medical sciences Studentships, fellowships, partnership grants, programme grants, biomedical catalyst grants, new investigator research grants.
Biological and Biotechnology Science Research Council Investing in world-class bioscience research and training on behalf of the UK public. Studentships, fellowships, new investigators, strategic awards, industry partnerships, international collaboration grants.
European Research Council Encourages high quality research in Europe through competitive funding. Starting grants, consolidator grants, advanced grants, synergy grants, proof of concept grants.
European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes Since its inception, EFSD has committed €88 million to diabetes research in Europe by various funding means. In the last five years, the Foundation has become a significant European funding agency for diabetes research, and is continually striving to enhance awareness in Europe of the severity and magnitude of this devastating condition. Programme grants: Request for Applications
Deadline for submission of applications: 1 July 2016
Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation Research fellowships are given for research related to causes, cures or complications of diabetes. Occasionally, additional proposals which comply with the charity’s strategy for finding a cure for diabetes; improving treatment options and improving quality of life for people with diabetes will also be funded based on merit. Research fellowships, occasional additional proposals based on merit/funds being available.