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Following the success of the first competition, Innovate UK has announced they will be running a second round of Women in Innovation awards which will open for applications on 30th July 2018.

Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, is looking for women who are rising stars in business innovation and who, with the support of an award, are likely to make a significant impact towards one of the Industrial Strategy Grand Challenges: AI and Data, Healthy Ageing, Clean Growth, Future of Mobility.

This competition is open to female founders, co-founders or senior decision makers working in UK-based companies that have been operating for at least one year. The winners will each receive a £50k grant and a bespoke package of mentoring, coaching and business support.

27 July, 2018 - 07:18
NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) Connect - Call 2
Details: Applications are invited for the NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) research proposals for translational R&D projects aimed at cultivating new techniques or technologies into innovative interventions which address existing or emerging healthcare needs. i4i supports projects developing innovative medical technology including medical devices, active implantable devices and in vitro diagnostic devices. i4i also supports projects which utilise and develop techniques or technologies from other industry sectors that could have a potential impact if applied in a healthcare setting.

Call opens: 9am on 7th August 2018

Deadline for Stage 1 (expression of interest): 1pm on 11th September 2018

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MRC: UK-Peru: Relationship between Food, Nutrition and Health
Details: The MRC, BBSRC, AHRC, ESRC and Peru's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Tecnológica (CONCYTEC) are pleased to invite research proposals to the UK-Peru: Relationship between Food, Nutrition and Health call through the Newton Fund. This initiative will provide funding for high quality three-year collaborative research projects focusing on the relationship between food, nutrition and health in Peru. 'Dietary risks' are the single biggest risk factor driving death and disability in Peru. In this context, Peru faces significant maternal, neonatal and nutritional challenges, as well as an increasing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including major Peruvian public health challenges such as anaemia, obesity and chronic malnutrition.
In total, up to approximately £5 million will be made available for this initiative: up to £3 million of UKRI funding; and up to 9,000,000 Sol (approximately £2 million) from CONCYTEC.

Deadline for expression of interest: 16th August 2018
(Please note, this step does not form part of the review process; applicants should not await a response from the MRC following EoI submission, but simply continue with the development of the full proposal to be submitted by the deadline of 20 September 2018.)

Deadline for proposals: 4pm on 20th September 2018

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MRC: Global Mental Health - call for proposals
Details: The Global Mental Health funding call is one of MRC's initiatives under the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). The purpose of the call is to address the growing global burden of mental health problems and will support programmatic awards in global mental health with a focus on the aetiology and epidemiology of mental health and illness relevant to low and middle income countries (LMIC). The call encourages a life course approach with a particular focus on childhood and adolescence. Awards will support multidisciplinary approaches, build and strengthen UK-LMIC partnerships, and support research training and capacity building in global mental health research.
MRC will make up to £15 million available for this call and expects to support approximately five awards. Awards in this call will be made for a duration of up to five years.

Deadline for proposals: 4pm on 6th November 2018

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Arthritis Research UK: Starter grants for clinical lecturers
Details: This scheme is a partnership between the Academy of Medical Sciences and Arthritis Research UK. Other partners in this scheme include the Wellcome Trust, the British Heart Foundation, the Medical Research Council and Diabetes UK. The starter grants for clinical lecturers scheme provides modest starter funds of up to £30,000 over one to two years to enable research active clinical lecturers to pursue their research work, gather preliminary data and so further strengthen their applications for longer term fellowships and funding.

Deadline for proposals: 10th September 2018

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RDS West Midlands can offer free expert support and advice on all aspects of designing and developing applications for NIHR funding - please complete our online Request for Support<> form to gain access to our advice.

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