Current calls, week 36, 2017
Tips from KI Grants Office about current calls
Swedish and Nordic grants
Forskningsanslag – Diabetesfonden
Diabetesfonden utlyser projektbidrag, för såväl grundforskning som klinisk patientnära forskning med tydlig diabetesrelevans, avseende diabetesforskning med hög vetenskaplig kvalitet. I år utlyser Diabetesfonden 20 miljoner i forskningsanslag för diabetesforskning. Anslag kommer i första hand tilldelas forskargrupper med mer omfattande program. Endast undantagsvis tilldelas enskilda forskare eller mindre projektanslag. Huvudsökande för projektet ska vara disputerad.
Closing date: 15 Sept 2017
Medicinska fakultetens stiftelse för psykiatrisk och neurologisk forskning – Uppsala University
Uppsala universitet inbjuder ansökningar om stipendier ur Medicinska fakultetens stiftelse för psykiatrisk och neurologisk forskning. Dessa stöder vetenskaplig forskning inom psykiatri och neurologi främst beträffande de så kallade funktionella nervsjukdomarna. Behöriga att söka är forskare och arbetare inom psykiatri eller neurologi som är svenska medborgare. Den totala budgeten uppgår till SEK 260,000.
Closing date: 20 Sept 2017
Conference Grants – Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (FORTE)
The purpose of the grant is to facilitate international contact networks and an exchange of experience between Swedish and overseas researchers. It should also promote the exchange of knowledge from the international research community to Swedish research environments, as well as contributing to the dissemination of Swedish research abroad. The Conference Grant is able to cover costs for invited keynote speakers (travel, accommodation and board), funding participants from low-income countries and workshops for planning the conference. The maximum amount granted is 300 000 SEK.
Closing date: 28 Sept 2017
Visiting Researcher Grants – Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (FORTE)
The purpose of the grant is to facilitate international contact networks and an exchange of experience between Swedish and overseas researchers. The grant has two forms – incoming and outgoing. Incoming refers to international researchers wishing to visit a Swedish research institution. Outgoing refers to researchers based at a Swedish research institute who wish to visit a foreign research institution. The grant is intended to primarily fund shorter stays to allow for research collaboration. Stays for visiting researchers are funded for a minimum of 1 month and a maximum of 6 months.
Closing date: 28 Sept 2017
Projektanslag barncancer och sjuka hjärtan – Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation
Barncancerfonden i samarbete med Hjärt-Lungfonden inbjuder ansökningar om projektanslag inom barncancer och sjuka hjärtan. Detta syftar till att stöda svensk translationell barncancerforskning och barnkardiologi. Enskilda forskare anställda inom sjukvården eller vid ett universitet eller högskola i Sverige, samt disputerade läkare, forskare, kuratorer, psykologer, sjuksköterskor och andra disputerade personer verksamma inom antingen barncancerområdet eller barnkardiologi är behöriga att söka. Anslag kan sökas för driftsmedel, enklare utrustning, publikationskostnader, resor och lönekostnader bland annat.
Closing date: 15 Oct 2017
Olof Norlanders resestipendium – Swedish Society for Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care
Resestipendiet delas ut för att stödja en lovande eller etablerad nordisk forskare inom ämnesområdet Anestesiologi och Intensivvård under forskningsvistelse vid utländskt, medicinskt lärosäte. Forskning rörande intensivvård av patienter med immunologiska sjukdomar äger hög prioritet.
Closing date: 15 Oct 2017
Italian Bilateral Scientific Cooperation Award - Ambasciata d’Italia a Stoccolma
The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) instituted the “Italian Bilateral Scientific Cooperation Award” in the year 2017 to recognize an Italian eminent scientist who, in performing his/her research abroad, has made a remarkable contribution to the advancement of science and technology, thus improving Italy’s S&T relations with foreign countries and with International Organizations.
Closing date: 5 Nov 2017
Clinical cancer research grants - Rising Tide Foundation
The Rising Tide Foundation invites letters of intent for its clinical cancer research grants. These aim to improve treatment options and quality of life for cancer patients by funding clinical studies focused on prevention, detection, treatments and aftercare. Projects should involve creative studies that have the high probability to change the paradigm for how cancer is treated today.
Closing date (Letter of Intent): 15 Dec 2017
International 3Rs prize - National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research
The National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) invites nominations for its international 3Rs prize. This recognises an original contribution to scientific and technological advances in the 3Rs in medical, biological or veterinary sciences published in a peer-reviewed journal within the last three years.
Closing date: 4 Dec 2017
Osteology researcher grants - Osteology Foundation
The Osteology Foundation invites applications for its osteology research grants. These support research on oral and maxillofacial tissue regeneration.
Closing date: 1 Dec 2017
Federal Funding agencies
BRAIN Initiative: Tools to Facilitate High-Throughput Microconnectivity Analysis (R01) -NIH
The purpose of this Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative is to encourage applications that will develop and validate tools and resources to facilitate the detailed analysis of brain microconnectivity. Novel and augmented techniques are sought that will ultimately be broadly accessible to the neuroscience community for the interrogation of microconnectivity in healthy and diseased brains of model organisms and humans. Development of technologies that will significantly drive down the cost of connectomics would enable routine mapping of the microconnectivity on the same individuals that have been analyzed physiologically, or to compare normal and pathological tissues in substantial numbers of multiple individuals to assess variability.
Closing dates: Dec 7, 2017 and Nov 13, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.
Understanding and Modifying Temporal Dynamics of Coordinated Neural Activity (R01 & R21) – NIH
This funding opportunity supports projects that test whether modifying electrophysiological patterns during behavior can improve cognitive, affective, or social processing. Applications must use experimental designs that incorporate active manipulations to address at least one, and ideally more, of the following topics: (1) in animals or humans, determine which parameters of neural coordination, when manipulated in isolation, improve particular aspects of cognitive, affective, or social processing; (2) in animals or humans, determine how particular abnormalities at the genomic, molecular, or cellular levels affect the systems-level coordination of electrophysiological patterns during behavior; (3) determine whether in vivo, systems-level electrophysiological changes in behaving animals predict analogous electrophysiological and cognitive improvements in healthy persons or clinical populations; and (4) use biologically-realistic computational models that include systems-level aspects to understand the function and mechanisms by which oscillatory and other electrophysiological patterns unfold across the brain to impact cognitive, affective, or social processing.
Closing dates: R01 applications due by 5pm local time of applicant organisation on Nov 8, 2017 then every 5 Feb, 5 June and 5 Oct until 8 Sept 2020. R21 applications due by 5pm local time of applicant organisation every 16 Feb, 16 June and 16 Oct until 8 Sept 2020.
Postdoctoral fellowships—Cancer Research Institute
The Cancer Research Institute invites applications for the Irvington postdoctoral fellowships. These support young scientists at leading universities and research centres around the world who wish to receive training in cancer immunology. Projects should be hypothesis driven, mechanistic studies in both immunology and tumour immunology that directly impact understanding of the immune system’s role in cancer risk, tumour initiation, progression, metastasis, host response to tumours or the treatment of cancer.
Applicants must have a doctoral degree and less than five years of relevant postdoctoral experience, with the exception of MD applicants who should not include years of residency in this calculation.
Closing dates: Applications due by 5pm EST on 2 Oct 2017.
Clinic and laboratory integration programme grants—Cancer Research Institute
The Cancer Research Institute invites letters of intent for its clinic and laboratory integration programme grants. These support scientists exploring clinically relevant questions aimed at improving the effectiveness of cancer immunotherapies. Grants support basic, pre-clinical and translational research, which will provide information that can be directly applied to optimising cancer immunotherapy in the clinic.
Closing dates: Letters of intent due by 5pm, 1 November 2017; invited full applications due by 5pm, 1 February 2018.
Technology impact award grants—Cancer Research Institute
This supports the development of innovative technologies that can ultimately be adopted by the research community at large, and that will enable researchers to develop the next generation cancer immunotherapies that can be effective and personalised for each patient. Technologies may facilitate our understanding of the antigenic profile, cellular interplay, and mechanistic pathways within the tumour microenvironment that are essential for an effective anti-tumour response. Proposals may address the following focus areas:
•new bioinformatics methods or technologies that speed collection and analysis of large sets of patient-derived biological data;
•artificial platforms such as computer simulations for modelling biological systems and responses to immunotherapy;
•tools and methods that improve profiling of tumours to inform therapeutic strategies;
•real-time visualisations of molecular and cellular activity to improve tracking of responses to immunotherapy.
Closing dates: Letters of intent due by 5pm ET, 15 November 2017; applications are by invitation only and due by 5pm ET, 15 March 2018.