1. Wellcome Trust research fellowships for health professionals
These fellowships enable practising health professionals to carry out humanities or social science research in any area of health. Must be held at an eligible UK, ROI, or low- or middle-income country institution. Candidates should have completed general professional training and be a practising health professional with little or no research experience. Fellowships are tenable between six months and three years and are usually worth up to £350,000. They provide fellows with a basic salary, research expenses, materials and consumables, animals, equipment and travel and subsistence costs.
Deadline: 6 July 2017. More info
2. Wellcome Trust seed awards in science
These awards help researchers develop novel ideas that will go on to form part of larger grant applications to the trust or elsewhere. Funding supports a range of activities including pilot studies, scoping studies, preliminary data gathering, proof-of-principle studies, planning sessions and meetings of collaborative networks. Applicants must have completed a PhD or equivalent higher degree, be based in the UK, ROI, or a low- or middle-income country and receive personal salary support from the host. Applicants at the start of their independent careers who want to develop ideas outside their discipline or area of expertise are particularly encouraged to apply. Awards are worth up to £100,000 each over a maximum period of two years. Funding covers research expenses, materials and consumables, equipment, animals and travel.
Deadline: 3 July 2017. More info
3. MRC public health intervention development scheme
The Medical Research Council invites proposals for its public health intervention development scheme. This supports the early stages of development of public health interventions. Studies should address an important UK or global public health issue and offer an innovative approach to intervention development or applying an existing intervention in a new setting.The scope of the scheme includes qualitative and quantitative primary research. Eligible research includes: developing theory such as defining the intervention and specifying content; modelling process and outcomes such as developing logic models; identifying components and their interrelationships; developing procedures and protocols; creation of new interventions where active components of existing interventions are recombined. Research should be novel and high-risk, with a focus on non-healthcare settings, such as transport, education, employment, leisure and the built environment. Investigators are encouraged to include user participation in their development study. Awards are worth up to £150,000 for a maximum of 18 months.
Deadline: 13 July 2017. More info
4. The Education Endowment Foundation: General project funding.
5. Lindsay bequest and Reid Trust research grants – mental and physical health