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Awards for All Wales- The National Lottery

Funding available: £20,000
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You have the opportunity to seek funding for initiating new endeavors or sustaining ongoing activities, or to aid your organization in responding and adjusting to emerging challenges. Funding is available for projects that aim to achieve at least one of the following objectives: fostering community connections and robust relationships, enhancing community-relevant locations, aiding individuals in realizing their full potential by providing early-stage support, and assisting people, communities, and organizations grappling with increased demands and challenges due to the cost-of-living crisis.  

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For more information or to apply for the funding opportunity, visit the The National Lottery  website today!

UKRI Tackling obesity.

Funding available: Not specified
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Research funding to improve the health of overweight and obese people. Research should be evidence-based approaches, and effective interventions.   

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For more information or to apply for the funding opportunity, visit the UKRI website today!

Rosetrees 2024 Interdisciplinary Award Enhancing prenatal health to foster improved lifelong well-being for both mothers and children

Funding available: Not specified
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The primary emphasis of the 2024 Rosetrees Interdisciplinary Award is to financially support interdisciplinary research with the goal of improving prenatal health for the purpose of enhancing lifelong well-being for both mothers and children. Research falling within this thematic scope can cover a diverse range of topics related to pregnancy and childbirth, including but not limited to pre-conception and pregnancy-specific disorders like pre-eclampsia, preterm birth, fetal growth restriction, and gestational diabetes. Additionally, it encompasses conditions that may impact pregnant women, such as cardiovascular disease, asthma, and infections. We welcome research that examines the effects of these conditions on the physical and mental health of pregnant women, as well as the long-term implications for both mothers and their children. Furthermore, applications focusing on technological advancements aimed at improving pregnancy outcomes, such as home-based ultrasound and maternal/fetal monitoring or imaging, are also encouraged. 

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For more information or to apply for the funding opportunity, visit the Rosetrees Trust  website today!

Innovate UK Creactive Catalyst 2024

Funding available: £50,000
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 The objective of this competition is to foster the expansion of undiscovered innovative businesses and boost investment in creative talent. This is achieved through the provision of a comprehensive and ongoing support package aimed at advancing projects that contribute to business growth plans. Your proposal should meet the following criteria: showcase an innovation that unequivocally delivers benefits to the creative industries sector and the broader UK economy, concentrate on a distinct opportunity and the proposed innovation that addresses it, and illustrate how funding and support can significantly impact the growth trajectory of your business within the upcoming 12 months. 

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For more information or to apply for the funding opportunity, visit the Innovate UK  website today!

Research for Patient Benefit - Competition 53

Funding available: Not specified
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Funding to impact the day to day practices of health service staff  and the health and wellbeing or patients and users of the NHS. 

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For more information or to apply for the funding opportunity, visit the NIHR website today! 

Ymchwil a Datblygu cydweithredol Eureka: Eurostars 3 Galwad 6

Funding available: £200,000 to £1,200,000
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Yn agored i gydweithrediadau busnes rhyngwladol yn unig. Bydd yr alwad hon yn ariannu prosiectau o bob sector, a fydd yn creu cynhyrchion, prosesau neu wasanaethau arloesol i’w masnacheiddio.

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Am ragor o wybodaeth neu i ymgeisio am y cyllid, ewch i wefan UKRI heddiw!  

Collaborative intelligence – combining the best of machine and human (AI Data and Robotics Partnership)

Funding available: €5,000,000 estimated per project
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Horizon Europe Collaborative intelligence – combining the best of machine and human (AI Data and Robotics Partnership) (RIA) HORIZON-CL4-2024-HUMAN-01-07: Please note that this funding call is expected to open on 15th November 2023. Further details will be published on the European Commission Webpages in 2023. Funded work should bring a critical mass of expertise and investment to impactful projects which contribute to multiple outcomes. Funding is available to develop activitieified s from TRL 2-3 to TRL 4-5.

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Please search the European Commission Funding and Tenders Portal for further details.

UKRI Place Based Impact Acceleration Account: Round 2

Funding available: £500,000 to £5,000,000
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Consortia funding to deliver impact activities that benefit a research and innovation cluster and strengthen new and existing collaborations. Develop new co-created opportunities in engineering and physical sciences and beyond, built on national and local insights.

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For more information or to apply for the funding opportunity, visit the UKRI  website today!

NIHR i4i & OLS Real World Evidence Programme

Funding available: Not specified
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The objective of this call is to assist consortia in addressing gaps in real-world evidence, with the goal of expediting the widespread adoption of technologies recommended for early use in the NHS via NICE Early Value Assessment (EVA). The funding will be allocated to generate real-world evidence for the product(s), facilitating a comprehensive NICE evaluation. Additionally, it aims to produce supplementary evidence essential for commissioners to enhance adoption and to capture valuable insights that can benefit future innovators. Applications that align with the Life Sciences Vision, released in July 2021, are especially encouraged. 

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For more information or to apply for the funding opportunity, visit the NIHR website today!

Pre-Application Support Fund - Round 2

Funding available: Not specified
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The Pre-Application Support Fund offers supplemental assistance to individuals requiring additional support, thereby improving their likelihood of submitting a successful application to an NIHR career development scheme in the future. By providing extra funding, the aim of the Pre-Application Support Fund is to expand opportunities for those who might otherwise lack sufficient support to pursue NIHR career development funding. Applicants may seek: financial support for the applicant's salary to allocate the necessary time for application preparation, relevant training and development, mentorship, or supervisory expenses directly associated with application development, and other costs that extend beyond the aforementioned categories but are crucial for submitting a robust application. Applicants are expected to clearly illustrate why additional support is necessary and how the Pre-Application Support Fund will enhance their planned application 

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For more information or to apply for the funding opportunity, visit the NIHR website today!

23/169 Metformin to prevent antipsychotic-induced weight gain

Funding available: Not specified
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This research question explores the clinical and cost effectiveness of metformin as an intervention for antipsychotic induced weight gain in people with first episode psychosis. This HTA based call funds high quality research information on the effectiveness, cost effectiveness and broader impact of treatments and tests are produced in the most efficient way, for anyone who provides or receives care from the NHS of social services.

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For more information or to apply for the funding opportunity, visit the NIHR   website today!

23/165 What are the social and mental wellbeing benefits of intergenerational practices in care homes and schools?

Funding available: Not specified
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This HTA based call funds high quality research information on the effectiveness, cost effectiveness and broader impact of treatments and tests are produced in the most efficient way, for anyone who provides or receives care from the NHS of social services. This intervention explores intergenerational practice, of bringing care home residents and primary school students together for group activities.

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For more information or to apply for the funding opportunity, visit the NIHR website today!

23/162 (HTA) Therapies for women, children and others who experience domestic abuse

Funding available: Not specified
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Funding for the evaluation of trauma informed therapies for women, children and others who have experience domestic abuse. Therapies can include those operating in local systems of social care, agency working or NHS services.

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For more information or to apply for the funding opportunity, visit the NIHR website today!

NIHR Development and Skills Enhancement Award (DSE)

Funding available: Not specified
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The DSE award presents a funding opportunity at the post-doctoral level, designed to assist early to mid-career researchers in acquiring specialized skills and experience essential for the subsequent phase of their research careers. Notably, applicants are no longer mandated to be Academy members. Starting from December 2023, funding is extended for a more prolonged period to accommodate individuals returning to research after a hiatus. We specifically encourage applications from nurses, midwives, allied health professionals, healthcare scientists, and pharmacists. 

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For more information or to apply for the funding opportunity, visit the NIHR website today!

Health and Care Research Wales Next Steps award

Funding available: £150,000
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 This program is designed to support research initiatives essential for enhancing a subsequent post-doctoral fellowship application to various funders across the UK. The scheme offers funding specifically for directly incurred salary costs and on-costs, with no allowance for overheads or indirect costs, for a maximum period of 12 months. To ensure accessibility for Faculty members when needed, applications are accepted at any time throughout the year. An internal panel comprising Senior Research Leaders, Faculty staff, and a representative from the Welsh Government will assess applications three times annually (in April, August, and December). 

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For more information or to apply for the funding opportunity, visit the NIHR website today!

Bio-printing of living cells for regenerative medicine

Funding available: €6,000,000 to 8,000,000 estimated per project
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Horizon Europe Bio-printing of living cells for regenerative medicine HORIZON-HLTH-2024-TOOL-11-02: Please note that this funding call is expected to open on 26th October 2023. Further details will be published on the European Commission Webpages in 2023.

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Please search the European Commission Funding and Tenders Portal for further details.

European Partnership: One Health Anti-Microbial Resistance

Funding available: €100,000,000 estimated per project
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Horizon Europe European Partnership: One Health Anti-Microbial Resistance HORIZON-HLTH-2024-DISEASE-09-01: Please note that this funding call is expected to open on 26th October 2023. Further details will be published on the European Commission Webpages in 2023.

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Please search the European Commission Funding and Tenders Portal for further details. 

Wellcome Discovery Awards April 2024

Funding available: Not specified
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Open to any discipline, funding to pursue bold and creative research ideas that deliver improve understanding and improve human life, health and wellbeing

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For more information or to apply for the funding opportunity, visit the Wellcome  website today!

UKRI Experimental medicine stage one

Funding available: £10,000,000
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Funding to investigate the causes, progression and treatment of human disease. Including academically-led experimental medicine projects that are conducted in humans. Your project should be based round a clearly articulated gap in understanding of human pathophysiology and have a clear path to clinical impact. 

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For more information or to apply for the funding opportunity, visit the UKRI  website today!

Realising the health co-benefits of the transition to net zero: invited stage two

Funding available: £6,875,000
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The UK, bound by law, is committed to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, addressing them as contributors to climate change. A comprehensive net-zero strategy outlines various policies and actions aimed at reducing these emissions. This involves not only climate change mitigation measures but also actions to help society adapt to the inevitable consequences of climate change. In collaboration with NIHR, UKRI is actively working to establish a series of transdisciplinary research hubs. These hubs aim to provide policy-relevant evidence and conduct impactful, solution-focused research and innovation. The overarching objective is to realize the health co-benefits of the UK's shift to net-zero emissions, safeguarding and promoting the physical and mental health of the UK population. 

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For more information or to apply for the funding opportunity, visit the UKRI website today!

Faith-based groups & impact on health & health inequalities

Funding available: Not specified
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How can engagement with faith-based groups impact health and health inequalities? The PHR Programme is interested in interventions operating at a population level that address health inequalities and the wider determinants of health.

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For more information or to apply for the funding opportunity, visit the NIHR  website today!

23/145 Climate change and health

Funding available: Not specified
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What are the impacts of local authority led interventions aimed at climate change mitigation and/or adaptation on health and inequalities? Funding for local authorities to take action that change their impact on the climate and mitigate the impacts of climate change on their population 

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For more information or to apply for the funding opportunity, visit the NIHR website today!

23/171 Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme researcher-led

Funding available: Not specified
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The Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) Programme finances research projects that assess interventions capable of bringing about a significant advancement in promoting health, treating diseases, and enhancing rehabilitation or long-term care. We invite applications for studies examining the effectiveness and/or underlying mechanisms of interventions grounded in or employed by the National Health Service (NHS) and its collaborative entities. 

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For more information or to apply for the funding opportunity, visit the NIHR  website today!

23/147 Men's mental health

Funding available: Not specified
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There are a range of societal forces and contributors that affect the mental health of men and the issue of seeking help is often uniquely complex. This call focuses on public mental health interventions that promote good mental health and/or prevent poor mental health among men at various stages of life course.  

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For more information or to apply for the funding opportunity, visit the NIHR website today! 

23/144 Healthy homes

Funding available: Not specified
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What are the health inequality impacts of interventions affecting the physical quality of UK housing? This call recognises that housing interventions impacting health can act at a variety or levels and in different ways.  

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For more information or to apply for the funding opportunity, visit the NIHR website today!

23/146 Interventions to support women in prison or post-release

Funding available: Not specified
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Funding to focus on effective interventions for the physical and mental health of women in prison or post-release. 

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For more information or to apply for the funding opportunity, visit the NIHR website today!

23/149 Faith-based groups and the impacts on health and health inequalities

Funding available: Not specified
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This call is aimed at understanding health interventions which engage with faith-based groups assets.  Interventions operating at a population level rather than an individual level. Applicants are asked to justify which faith-based group their work will focus on.  

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For more information or to apply for the funding opportunity, visit the NIHR website today! 

Innovate UK Smart grants: Jan 2024

Funding available: Not specified
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The Innovate UK Smart grant is designed to support SMEs and their collaborators in developing groundbreaking and world-leading innovative R&D projects. This funding opportunity is particularly relevant when other options are unavailable or unsuitable, and when swift and successful commercialization is crucial post-project completion.  

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For more information or to apply for the funding opportunity, visit the UKRI  website today!

Knowledge Asset Grant Fund: extend, spring 2024

Funding available: £250,000
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The Knowledge Assets Grant Fund (KAGF) seeks to unlock the potential for cultivating and leveraging knowledge assets within the public sector. It offers financial support to uncover potentially valuable knowledge assets and to enhance the pathway for exploiting these assets beyond conventional purposes. The objective of this competition is to aid in the identification and development of public sector knowledge assets, encompassing repurposing, commercialization, or expanded utilization. These assets may include inventions, designs, specific research and development (R&D) outcomes, data and information, creative outputs such as text, video, graphics, software, and source code, as well as know-how, expertise, business processes, services, and other intellectual resources. 

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For more information or to apply for the funding opportunity, visit the UKRI  website today!

24/1 Health Technology Assessment Programme Researcher-led (primary research)

Funding available: Not specified
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Proposals under this remit should typically assess the clinical and cost effectiveness of health technologies. For diagnostic technologies, researchers may propose equivalent evaluations. We welcome proposals addressing health problems in areas not extensively covered in our portfolio. It is important to note that proposals must align with the HTA Programme's scope, and investigations into the organization of health services or services entirely outside the NHS will not be considered eligible. 

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For more information or to apply for the funding opportunity, visit the NIHR today!

23/160 Management of metabolic morbidity in women and others with PCOS

Funding available: Not specified
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Exploring the research question, clinical and cost effectiveness of intensive weight management verses standard lifestyle advice for the prevention and management of metabolic morbidity in women and others with PCOS

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For more information or to apply for the funding opportunity, visit the NIHR  website today!

23/157 Preoperative rehabilitation and early mobilisation for shoulder replacement

Funding available: Not specified
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Funding to explore the clinical and cost effectiveness of preoperative rehabilitation for upper limb surgery and early versus delayed shoulder mobilisation post-surgery.

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For more information or to apply for the funding opportunity, visit the NIHR   website today!

23/152 Clinical prediction models for early-onset neonatal infection

Funding available: Not specified
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This research question explores the accuracy of clinical prediction models for early onset neonatal infection and the effectiveness in guiding management in the baby. Early onset sepsis still impacts a significant number of babies resulting in infant death, long term morbidity and/or disability. This HTA programme seeks to fund high quality evidence to determine the validity of the Kaiser Permanente sepsis risk calculator within the NHS and compare to clinical and cost effectiveness of current NICE guidelines.

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For more information or to apply for the funding opportunity, visit the NIHR website today!

SBRI Healthcare NHS Cancer Programme - Innovation Open Call 3

Funding available: £4,000,000
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Funding call for innovations or new approaches of early cancer detection. This competition aims to fast-track high quality, proven, late-stage innovations into front-line settings, as well as address implementation evidence gaps.  Innovations ca include medical devices, in vitro diagnostics, digital health solutions, behavioural interventions, software, artificial intelligence, and new models of care. 

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For more information or to apply for the funding opportunity, visit the SBRI Healthcare  website today!