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UCL funding opportunities

There are a number of research funding opportunities that are managed and distributed by UCL teams (as opposed to an external funder), and/or are only available to UCL researchers. 

Opportunities closing soon

WEISS Health Challenge 2020

The WEISS Health Challenge is open to doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, managers and commissioners involved in healthcare at UCL-affiliated institutions and working in the following areas of surgery/intervention: anaesthetics, cardiac and vascular, gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, musculoskeletal, neurosurgical/CNS, paediatric, radiology, urological, women’s health. 

WEISS researchers will help you develop a solution to your challenge, working in partnership with you to make sure the new technology, device, or innovation will really work for you, your colleagues and your patients. We expect to fund 3-5 awards for this call, with the following possible outcomes:

  1. 50% WEISS funded fellowship at ST level 3-7, estimated at £40,000 per annum
  2. Pump-prime award, up to £20,000 per project
  3. PPI support, up to £2,000 per project

Deadline: 23:59 Wednesday 15 January 2020 

Full guidance and an application form can be found here.

Contact: Dr Dimitris Siasakos (d.siasakos@ucl.ac.uk)

WEISS Senior Clinical Fellowships 2020

The WEISS Senior Clinical Fellowships have been created to help develop new collaborations between academic clinicians at UCL Partner Hospitals and WEISS principal investigators. Each fellow can help develop new ideas whilst expanding their own research interests; they will also help bridge the gap between clinicians and engineers to help each understand the other better. 

Five fellowships are available and applications are open to all consultants and trainees in their final two years of SpR training at any UCL Partner Hospital. WEISS will offer funding support of up to £13,000 per annum to each successful candidate for relevant projects or attendance at meetings.

Deadline: 23:59, Wednesday 15 January 2020

Full guidance and an application form can be found here.

Contact: Dr Su-Lin Lee (su-lin.lee@ucl.ac.uk)

Ongoing opportunites

Wellcome Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF)

Wellcome Institutional Strategic Support Fund

UCL is the recipient of an Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF) award from the Wellcome Trust. This fund, which aims to facilitate investment of mutual strategic importance to Wellcome and UCL, has been enabling us to invest in and support UCL research in the life and biomedical sciences since it was first awarded in October 2016. The UCL Wellcome ISSF supports areas of high strategic need across UCL, which are also within the Wellcome research remit.

The Research Coordination Office manages the Wellcome ISSF programme on behalf of the SLMS Research Board at UCL.

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Excellence Fellowships

The UCL Excellence Fellowships Programme recruits exceptional early career clinical and non-clinical researchers from across the globe and supports them to establish their independent career and become the research leaders of the future. By providing salary, research funding and academic support, the programme provides a unique opportunity to nurture the highest calibre investigators to give them the kick start they need to become research leaders. This programme is overseen by SLMS leadership and managed by the SLMS Research Coordination Office.

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Translational Funding

Opportunities managed by the UCL Translational Research Office (TRO):

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UCL Public Engagement Funding
UCL Grand Challenges Small Grants
UCL Faculty of Life Sciences Bogue Research Fellowship

    Past Opportunties 

    Global Health Grand Challenge – Health Systems initiative

    Up to £2,500 for proposals that use a cross-disciplinary approach to investigate the ways in which Health Systems can ensure that medical advances are translated into significant gains for effective and equitable healthcare.
    Apply here before 3rd December 2018.
    Pre-submission Q&A session on 16th November: register here.

    SLMS Capital Equipment Fund 2018-19 (Call 2)

    Background: Applications are invited for research capital equipment that will be assessed through a process of internal review and prioritisation by the Chair of SLMS Research Board and Vice-Deans of Research. All bids must demonstrate a clear strategic need and add value to existing research programmes and/or Facilities. 

    The Capital Equipment Fund is available for equipment purchases from now to the end of July 2019.

    Internal review process: Yes - for applicants based (or to be based) in SLMS

    Internal deadline:  12 November 2018

    Contact: e.tsaliki@ucl.ac.uk, r.jamieson@ucl.ac.uk 

    Supporting documents:

    UCL Excellence in Health Research Prize 2019

    The UCL Populations & Lifelong Health Domain, with support from the Domain's Early Careers Network, the SLMS Research Coordination Office and the UCL Faculty of Population Health Sciences, are running a competition to recognise excellent peer-reviewed, published, original research authored by UCL early career researchers in the broad theme of populations and lifelong health. 

    Prize winners will receive a substantial award (£5000 first prize, £2000 second prize) that they can use as appropriate to support their research or career development, and will be invited to present their winning paper at the UCL Populations & Lifelong Health Symposium on 26 March 2019. 

    Deadline: Monday 25 February 2019, 11am.

    The winner of the 2018 UCL Excellence in Health Research Prize was: Dr Briony Hudson. Runner up: Sara Ahmadi-Abhari

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    Early Career Neuroscience Prize

    Each year the UCL Neuroscience Domain presents the Early Career Neuroscience Prize to two UCL neuroscientists. The prize aims to recognise outstanding work published in the past year by early career UCL neuroscientists in any field of neuroscience, and is awarded in two categories; junior scientist and advanced scientist. 

    The 2019 Early Career Neuroscience Prize is now open until 5pm Monday 18 March 2019

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    SLMS Capital Equipment Fund 2019 – 2020 (Call 3)

    Background: Applications are invited for research capital equipment that will be assessed through a process of internal review and prioritisation by the Chair of SLMS Research Board and Vice-Deans of Research. All bids must demonstrate a clear strategic need and add value to existing research programmes and/or Facilities. 
    The Capital Equipment Fund is available for equipment purchases from now to the end of July 2020.

    Internal review process: Yes - for applicants based (or to be based) in SLMS
    Internal deadline:  10 April 2019
    Contact: r.jamieson@ucl.ac.uk 

    Supporting documents:
    •    SLMS Research Capital Equipment Fund 2018-19 (CEF3) Guidelines
    •    EOI form