Domain Chair:

Prof. Michael Ehrenstein

Domain Coordinator:

Dr David Wiseman

Infection, Immunology and Inflammation Domain

Funding Opportunities

Wellcome Trust

Biomedical Science Principal Research Fellowships Details

Aims: To provide long-term support for researchers of international standing.
Description: Principal Research Fellowships are the most prestigious of the Trust's personal awards. Successful candidates will have an established track record in research at the highest level.
Type: Fellowships
Duration: > 3 years
Funding: Awards are for seven years in the first instance, and provide both a personal salary and research programme funding in full. After the first period of award, the fellowship will be subject to a competitive scientific review, which will subsequently occur on a rolling basis every five years. Fellowships will be renewed on a partnership basis; the Trust and the host institution will jointly fund the Principal Research Fellow's basic salary through a '50:50' arrangement for the duration of any renewal period. The Trust will provide research programme costs throughout the entire period of the fellowship. Please see their website for further details.
Amount: > £100K       (Estimated total funds: £1,000,000)
Closing Date: Apply Anytime
Comments: Intending applicants should contact the Trust with a full CV when requesting details on how to apply, preferably 18 months in advance of the requested award date. Applicants can express an interest in this award at any time. Interviews for Principal Research Fellowships will normally be held in June and December.
Restrictions: Applicants should have an established track record in research at the highest level. This award is particularly suitable for exceptional senior research scientists currently based overseas who wish to work in the UK or Republic of Ireland. If you hold an established post you may not apply for a Principal Research Fellowship (PRF) to be held at your current employing institution. If you hold an established post in the UK or Republic of Ireland you will need to be able to make a strong case to justify the requested move.
Grant Contact: Administrator     Phone : 020 7611 7327
Grant Web Page: Biomedical Science Principal Research Fellowships

Biomedical Science Strategic Awards Details

Aims: The aim is to 'add value' to excellent research groups by providing flexible forms of support to facilitate research and /or training which is not possible under existing schemes.
Description: 'Added Value' may be demonstrated in a number of ways: Capacity building in specific fields through training of research students or fellows; Development and establishment of new technologies, facilities or resources; Thematic and/or interdisciplinary research collaborations; Advancement of specific strategic areas; Translation of basic research into policy practice. Please see the website for details of current highlighted areas.
*Type: General
*Duration: > 3 years
Funding: Awards are normally for five years and can provide funds for equipment, support staff, consumables, training programmes. Please see their website for full details.
*Amount: Unspecified       (Estimated total funds: £2,000,000)
Closing Date: Apply Anytime
Comments: Preliminary applications may be submitted at any time and are assessed on a rolling basis. Prior to submitting a preliminary application applicants are encouraged to contact a member of the Trust's scientific staff from the appropriate Funding Stream to discuss their application. A Full application form will be provided if the preliminary application is approved. Please see their website for full details.
Restrictions: Applications will be considered from Principal Applicants based either in the UK or the Republic of Ireland who meet's the Trust's eligibility criteria. Co applicants may be based outside the UK or Republic of Ireland if they play an essential role in the proposed activities. Please see their website for full criteria.
Grant Contact: Administrator     Phone : 00 44 20 7611 8202
Grant Web Page: Biomedical Science Strategic Awards

Immune Tolerance Network

JDRF/ITN Partnership in Immune Tolerance Program Details


Aims: The JDRF/ITN Partnership in Immune Tolerance Program will encourage and support early stage clinical development of tolerogenic protocols in Type 1 diabetes. The initiative aims to facilitate the development of novel tolerance agents in type 1 diabetes through targeted funding available through a fast-turnaround, streamlined application process administered by the ITN, with JDRF participation.
Description: Proposals for support from the JDRF/ITN Partnership in Immune Tolerance Program are considered via one of two streams: Stream 1: Investigator-initiated proposals are accepted via the ITN website utilizing ITN’s online concept proposal submission system. There are no formal submission deadlines for the initiative – proposals are accepted at all times throughout the year. Stream 2: Clinical concept proposals and/or full applications in the area of type 1 diabetes reviewed by the ITN that are deemed by the ITN review panel to be scientifically valid and important, but without sufficient toxicology data to warrant full ITN clinical funding may be considered as candidates for funding from the JDRF/ITN Partnership initiative. In such cases, the ITN may provide a commitment in principle to funding phase II clinical studies should results from JDRF/ITN initiative be positive.
Type: Projects
Duration: Unspecified
Funding: Total amount of funding available for this initiative is $ 3-5 million per year. The size and duration of individual awards will vary depending upon the proposed research and total remaining funds available. Individual project funds will be limited to 10% indirect cost recover rate and can be used for drug development, pre-clinical/toxicology and Phase I safety.
> £100K       (Estimated total funds: £3,700,000)
Closing Date: Apply Anytime
Comments: There are no formal submission deadlines for the initiative – proposals are accepted at all times throughout the year.
Restrictions: All projects funded by this initiative must receive formal approval by appropriate regulatory and safety groups. Projects must exhibit the potential for direct clinical benefit in the treatment of type 1 diabetes
Grant Contact: ITN Office of Scientific Review Email: osr@immunetolerance.org
Grant Web Page: JDRF/ITN Partnership in Immune Tolerance Program

HHV-6 Foundation

Pilot Grants Details

Aims: To fund limited short-term support of research in areas where preliminary data is required in order to develop a proposal for major funding.
Description: The HHV-6 Foundation is currently funding pilot grants of $25,000 each for limited short-term support of research in areas where preliminary data is required in order to develop a proposal for major funding. Although the Foundation is interested in supporting quality projects in all research relating to HHV-6, areas of primary interest are as follows: • assay development (immunologic & molecular, to detect active & low grade infection) • antiviral research (testing new compounds and assays to test antivirals) • animal model development (viral infection and/or pathogenesis of HHV-6) • epidemiology (prevalence of HHV-6A & HHV-6B in children & adults & route of transmission) • CNS disease associations• antiviral research (testing new compounds and assays to test antivirals) • animal model development (viral infection and/or pathogenesis of HHV-6) • epidemiology (prevalence of HHV-6A & HHV-6B in children & adults & route of transmission)
Duration: 6 mths - 1 year
Funding: Funding for Pilot Research Projects is limited to a maximum of $25,000 in direct costs for one year. The Foundation will not fund major items of equipment or extensive travel. The Foundation may add an amount for indirect costs up to 10% of the sum requested by the principal investigator to be paid to the investigator’s institution.
Closing Date: Apply Anytime
Comments: This program was funded recently and the Foundation has supported 16 grants to date.
Restrictions: These grants are available to investigators at established research institutions. Grants are available to citizens of any country. Projects that are simply extensions of on-going research or that already have ample supporting data will not be considered.
Grant Contact: Dr. Dharam Ablashi Scientific Director HHV-6 Foundation Email: dharam_ablashi@hhv-6foundation.org
Grant Web Page: Pilot Grants

British Society for Immunology

Reciprocal Exchange Fellowships Details

Aims: The scheme is designed to promote contact between scientists in different countries.
Description: Formal agreements exist for exchange visits for those who wish to attend meetings or visit academic institutions within Poland, Russia and the Czech and Slovakian republics.
Funding: The scheme covers travel expenses; however, approval for subsistence costs will need to be sought from the host country's immunological society.
Closing Date: Apply Anytime
Comments: For information on the awards and bursaries contact Alice Martirossian.
Restrictions: Applications will also be considered for countries not currently covered by formal agreements.
Contact: (See Charity page for full details)
Grant Web Page: Reciprocal Exchange Fellowships
 

British Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics

BSHI Meeting Bursaries Details

Aims: To promote as widely as possible service and research activity in H&I, especially in the fields of transplant and disease susceptibility, and to promote and maintain the highest possible professional standards in H&I.
Description: BSHI Meeting Bursaries are available to fully paid up members who have been with the Society for at least one year. Members are able to apply for one bursary in a year and priority is given to 'junior' members contributing to meetings.
Funding: Approximately £5,000 is available each year.
Closing Date: Apply Anytime
Comments: For further information and application procedure please see their website or contact the Society direct.
Restrictions: Must be fully paid up members who have been with the Society for at least one year.
Contact: Secretary   (See Charity page for full details)
Grant Web Page: BSHI Meeting Bursaries

British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology

BSACI Travel Fellowship Details

Aims: To enable BSACI members to attend scientific meetings.
Description: Each year the Society makes available up to 4 awards of up to £1,000 each.
Type: Travel Awards
Duration: Single Payment
Funding: Awards of £1000 each.
Amount: < £5K       (Estimated total funds: £4,500)
Closing Date: Apply Anytime
Comments: There is no closing date but applications should be submitted at least three months before the meeting you wish to attend. Applicants should indicate which scientific meeting they wish to attend and should send: - A brief curriculum vitae - Abstracts of posters they are proposing to submit - A supporting letter from their Head of Department confirming that attendance at the relevant meeting is appropriate and authorised. Applications will be considered on three occasions during the year by the President and Treasurer at the time of Council Meetings. Applications should be received ten days before any Council Meeting. For information about the Council Meetings, please see their website.
Restrictions: Must be a member of BSACI. Precedence is given to junior members but applications from non-junior members are also considered. Retrospective applications cannot be considered
Contact: (See Charity page for full details)
Main Web Page: British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology