External Opportunities

The following external funding calls may be of interest to BactiVac members and we also flag these opportunities on our Twitter feed.

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Funding Opportunities

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MRC – Biomedical Catalyst Pathway Funding Scheme (DPFS):  The scheme supports academically led projects whose goals are to improve prevention, diagnosis, prognosis, or treatment of significant health needs, or that focus on developing research tools that increase the efficiency of developing interventions.  All disease areas (including those relevant to global health) and modalities of intervention are eligible for support from the scheme, including small molecules, peptides, antibodies, vaccines, regenerative medicine, cell and gene therapy, devices, surgical techniques and psychological approaches.

27th November 2019 16:00 GMT

MRC – Joint Global Health Trials

The joint global health trials scheme funds randomised controlled trials (RCTs), although nested studies and other types of methodologies can be used alongside RCTs to explore implementation and operational issues.  Proposals for research addressing to the coexistence of two or more chronic conditions in the same individual as well as more broadly addressing chronic non- communicable diseases, including mental health, reproductive, maternal and new born health are particularly welcome.  The scheme encourages the evaluation of a wide range of intervention types including vaccines

5th February 2020 16:00 GMT

EDCTP - Clinical Research and Product Development Fellowships:  The purpose of this joint call for proposals is to provide funding to actions that aim to support researchers and key members of clinical trial research teams from LMICs to acquire specific skills in clinical research and development through placements in academic affiliated research organisations, CROs, pharmaceutical companies and PDPs. The home organisation may not be an affiliated entity of the host organisation2.  The scheme targets junior to mid-career researchers or clinical staff (clinicians, pharmacists, medical statisticians, data managers, other health researchers) who are employed by a legal entity in a LMIC where they are currently working on clinical research and clinical trials within the scope of the EDCTP2 programme3 and/or the TDR CDF programme4.

28th February 2020, 17:00 GMT

Hic-Vac training funding (open call): Training grants of up to £5,000 are available to help HIC-Vac members pursue training opportunities that will contribute to their continued professional development. This can include (but is not limited to):  attending courses or workshops; laboratory exchange/work shadowing; attending an international conference to present a talk

Open call – applications can be submitted at any time