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Early Career Researcher Travel Bursary

The aim of the IHE ECR Travel Bursary scheme is first and foremost to support our early career researchers at the postgraduate and postdoctoral level in disseminating their research in healthcare engineering both nationally and internationally. Additionally, we hope the scheme will promote world-class healthcare engineering research at UCL to a wide audience, paving the way for the development of interdisciplinary networking and collaboration.  

 

To apply for an IHE ECR Travel Bursary, please complete the application form below and email it, alongside a 2-page CV to healthcare-eng@ucl.ac.uk. This should be accompanied by a short supporting statement from your project supervisor, as well as proof of acceptance of the abstract from the conference organisers.

Details and conditions
  • IHE ECR travel bursaries will be awarded to researchers presenting their work at relevant national or international conferences. These bursaries do not support travel for other activities.
  • The focus of the conference must lie within the remit of the UCL IHE.
  • A maximum of £250 will be awarded to post-graduate and post-doctoral researchers registered at UCL only, and we anticipate that this will be used in conjunction with other funds to support conference attendance.
  • Abstracts accepted for oral presentations will be considered for the full £250 award, whereas poster presentations will be considered for an award of £150.
  • Abstracts must already have been accepted prior to application and applicants must provide proof of abstract acceptance from the conference committee with their application.
  • Applications can be submitted at any time, although once the total funding for the scheme in one year is exhausted the scheme will be closed. Applications will be assessed via the IHE ECR Committee and a decision will be made within 4 weeks of receipt of the application.
  • A maximum of one award per candidate will be made in one year.
  • Award recipients must acknowledge funding from the UCL IHE in their presentation and/ or poster (logo will be provided) and also in any published conference materials.
  • Award recipients are required to write a short report on the conference, due within 4 weeks of their return, including a photograph of their poster or presentation which can be used in IHE marketing materials.
Application form

 

Workshop Awards

The aim of the IHE Workshop Award is to promote interdisciplinary collaboration across UCL and UCL Partner Hospitals, in order to develop new research approaches and technologies in the field of healthcare engineering. The scheme will bring together new consortia and we anticipate will result in numerous prestigious outputs such as peer-reviewed publications, grant applications, patents, IP etc.

 

To apply for the IHE Workshop Scheme, please complete the application form below and email it to healthcare-eng@ucl.ac.uk, copying all members of the applicant team into the email.

Details and conditions
  • IHE Workshop Awards will be made in areas that align with the UCL IHE remit, with preference given to new activity at UCL which brings together an interdisciplinary team from across Departments, Faculties and UCL Partner Hospitals. 
  • Workshops should focus on bringing together researchers and clinicians at UCL and should have a concrete plan for building activity after the workshop (for example, publications, grant applications, patents, IP, etc).
  • Workshops are expected to be internal UCL events to stimulate new collaboration and approaches within our community, although linked external speakers may be appropriate.
  • A maximum of £1500 will be awarded to the running of the workshop, and this can contribute to funding any aspect of running the workshop, except for investigator time.
  • Successful applicants will also have full access to the IHE Professional Services teams, including our Research & Development Manager, and Marketing, Communications & Events team. Support can include planning and publicising the event and outputs, and facilitating follow on grant applications, among other examples.
  • Applications can be submitted at any time, although once the total funding for the scheme in one year is exhausted the scheme will be closed. A decision will be made within 4 weeks of receipt of the application.
  • A maximum of one award per lead applicant will be made in one year.
  • Award recipients must acknowledge funding from the UCL IHE in any presentation materials and/ or outputs for example publications, applications, etc (logo will be provided).
  • Award recipients are required to write a short report on the workshop, due within 4 weeks of the workshop date, which may be used for online and social media materials.
  • The decision to award a Workshop Award is at the discretion of the IHE Management Board and distribution of workshops across the IHE themes may be considered.
Application form

IHE / WEISS Follow-on Funding Call

Funding of up to £750 available to participants of the Public Engagement Ideas Generation Workshop with Steve Cross.

Following on from July’s workshop we’re providing up to £750 to develop small scale or pilot activities as a chance to put ideas into practice, linked to advice and recognition from your departments. These don’t need to have been developed at the training, however, they need to be linked to your research, identify key publics and demonstrate clear aims and project planning. 

To apply you will need to complete the short form below by Thursday 13th September (17:00), please see further guidance documents below. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your ideas and application then contact Dan Taylor on d.s.taylor@ucl.ac.uk.

Application form

You might want to view the whole form before applying but please submit applications using this link