NEW CALLS (16): NEXT CUT-OFF DATE FOR HIGHLIGHT TOPICS

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NEW CALLS (16): NEXT CUT-OFF DATE FOR HIGHLIGHT TOPICS
NEW CALLS (16):
NEXT CUT-OFF DATE FOR HIGHLIGHT TOPICS CLOSING VERY SOON!
NERC Call for Ideas for Highlight Topics and Strategic Programme Areas
http://www.nerc.ac.uk/research/portfolio/strategic/ideas/
NERC invites ideas for scientific advances that will, over time, contribute to addressing some of these
major challenges of the 21st century: benefiting from natural resources, resilience to environmental
hazards, and managing environmental change. The ideas will be used to inform the development of
new strategic research investments through either highlight topics (HTs) or strategic programme areas
(SPAs).
Ideas can be sent to NERC at any time and can come from any individual or group, and any part of the
environmental science community (including researchers and those who use environmental science
research). Ideas must be submitted using the template provided for either highlight topics or strategic
programme areas; this should be up to two sides of A4 written in language that is clear to a broad
section of the NERC community. Ideas will have a lifetime of a single round to ensure they remain
timely.
Once an idea is sent to NERC, the proposer relinquishes ownership of that idea and transfers it to
NERC. NERC may choose to publish or share material received.
Next cut-off dates:
Highlight Topics: 16 May 2017
Strategic Programme Areas: 7 September 2017
The next sets of Highlight Topics and Strategic Programme Areas will be announced in the autumn
CALL FOR OUTLINES CLOSING VERY SOON!
ESRC Productivity Network Plus Call
http://www.esrc.ac.uk/funding/funding-opportunities/productivity-network-plus/
Productivity has a major bearing on sustainable economic growth. The UK’s ongoing low levels of
productivity, especially in comparison with international competitors, are of critical concern and
require affirmative action on the part of both government and business. To aid progress, the UK needs
research to help understand and explain the factors affecting productivity levels, and to provide robust
evidence to inform policy and practice. The complex nature of the productivity challenge requires a
multi-perspective, interdisciplinary approach.
To this end, the ESRC will fund an interdisciplinary 'Network Plus' as a first step to developing the
capacity needed to sustain a substantive multidisciplinary and policy-orientated research programme.
The network will include representatives from the policy community and the private sector, as well as
academics from a range of disciplines. It will connect interdisciplinary research groups and networks
from academia, policy and business; complement and collaborate with existing capacity and current
research agendas (whether or not ESRC-funded); and develop an understanding of the current state
of productivity research. It will promote methodological innovation and develop a series of smallscale studies. The Network Plus will also play a role in coordinating the ESRC’s data strategy for
productivity, including by encouraging the exploitation of existing data resources and feeding into the
development of new data infrastructure.
How much you can get: the call is for a leadership team for a single network, with funding available of
up to £1.8 million (100% fEC) over 36 months
Deadlines:
Outlines: 17 May 2017
Full proposals (if invited): 14 September 2017
CLOSING SOON!
Ufi Charitable Trust VocTech Seed Fund 2017
http://www.ufi.co.uk/voctech-seed-2017
Ufi is launching a new round of its Seed fund to promote digital solutions for vocational learning.
VocTech Seed is working to create a pipeline of new approaches to vocational learning by supporting
innovative and creative projects at a relatively early stage of development. By funding the design and
development of novel approaches to digital vocational learning, it will help to take new ideas through
basic prototyping to the next stage or to extend an existing approach to a new market, industry or
community of learners.
How much you can get: up to £50k for up to 12 months
Deadline: 25 May 2017
CLOSING SOON!
National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Call HTA 17/29 – Effectiveness of group arts therapy
for diagnostically heterogeneous patients in mental health services
http://www.nihr.ac.uk/funding-and-support/funding-opportunities/1729-effectiveness-of-grouparts-therapy-for-diagnostically-heterogeneous-patients-in-mental-health-services/5980
How much you can get: There are no fixed limits on the duration of projects or funding and proposals
should be tailored to fully address the problem (including long-term follow-up if necessary)
Deadlines:
Expressions of Interest: 1 June 2017
Full proposals: if shortlisted, investigators will be given a minimum of 8 weeks to submit a full
proposal. The full proposal will be considered at the Funding Board in November 2017.
CALL FOR PRELIMINARY APPLICATIONS CLOSING SOON!
Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Career Development fellowships
https://wellcome.ac.uk/funding/clinical-research-career-development-fellowships#tooltip-75
This scheme enables medical, dental, veterinary and clinical psychology graduates to continue their
research at postdoctoral level and develop scientific independence. It provides support for up to 8
years and the flexibility to balance research and clinical responsibilities.
You CANNOT usually apply if you:
 Hold a nationally competitive fellowship at an equivalent level, supported by another UK
funding body
 Hold an established academic post (although they’re willing to consider a preliminary
application if you can justify moving to a different organisation)
 Are currently applying for another Wellcome Trust fellowship.
How much you can get: up to £1m for each phase
Deadlines:
Preliminary applications: 5 June 2017
Full applications (if invited): 14 August 2017
CLOSING SOON!
NERC International Opportunities Fund
http://www.nerc.ac.uk/research/partnerships/international/iof/news/ao2017/
NERC is inviting proposals for Pump Priming and Pump Priming Plus grants to its International
Opportunities Fund (IOF). The IOF scheme provides resources to NERC-supported researchers to allow
them to forge long-term partnerships with overseas scientists that add value to current NERC-funded
science. IOF grants are pump-priming to help stimulate novel research collaborations. Mature
research collaborations should apply to NERC’s Standard or Large Grant schemes, which allow for
overseas project partnerships, or to other appropriate sources of funding.
How much you can get:
Pump Priming Grants: £40k at 80% fEC for up to 2 yrs
Pump Priming Plus Grants: £250k at 80% fEC for up to 3 yrs
Deadline: 6 June 2017
British Council Newton Fund Institutional Links Grants
https://www.britishcouncil.org/education/science/current-opportunities/newton-institutional-linksapril-2017
Newton Institutional Links aims to build UK-partner country research and innovation collaborations
centred on shared research and innovation challenges which have direct relevance to social welfare
and economic development. The programme is designed to establish links beyond the level of the
individual researcher and innovation practitioner, opening up opportunities for more sustainable,
solution-oriented collaborations between academic groups as well as with the private and third sector.
These grants are funded under the Newton Fund, a UK Government initiative funded by the UK
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), together with partner funders from
around the world. The Fund aims to promote the economic development and welfare of either the
partner countries or, through working with the partner country, to address the problems of lowincome and vulnerable populations.
Applications under this call can be submitted for collaborations between the UK and Brazil, Egypt,
Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, the Philippines, and Thailand.
Each proposal must have one Principal Applicant from the UK, as well as a Principal Applicant from
one of the partner countries listed above.
Under this call, the following research and innovation challenge areas will be given priority (unless
specified further for individual countries in Appendix 1 of the guidance document available from the
above webpage).
Multidisciplinary proposals are welcome in five panel areas: Biological and Medical Sciences;
Engineering and Physical Sciences; Environment, Agriculture and Food Sciences; Social Sciences; and
Arts and Humanities.
The challenge areas are as follows:
 Agriculture;
 Climate and environment (e.g. climate change, green technology, sustainable development,
ecosystem services, resource scarcity);
 Sustainable energy for all;
 Education research and innovation for development;
 Economic growth (e.g. equitable growth, financial sector development, private sector
development);
 Health (e.g. HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, neglected tropical diseases, child mortality,
maternal health);
 Water and sanitation;
 Food and nutrition (including food security);
 Demographic change and migration;
 Rural and urban development;
 Infrastructure (including civil engineering, information and communication technologies, big
data for social and economic development, transportation);
 Humanitarian disasters and emergencies, disaster risk reduction;
 Resilient and connected communities;
 Governance, society and conflict (e.g. transparency, accountability, effective institutions, land
and natural resource rights, poverty alleviation, social development, structural inequalities,
violence and security, peace building, civil society);
 Development-relevant data collection, quality and access (including administrative data and
macroeconomic statistics).
How much you can get: £50k-300k for up to 2 yrs, depending on the partner country (different levels
of funding are available for collaborations with different partner countries – see Appendix 1 of the
guidance document available from the above webpage for specific details)
Deadline: 13 June 2017
British Council Newton Fund Researcher Links Workshop Grants
https://www.britishcouncil.org/education/science/current-opportunities/workshop-grants-newtonapril-2017
The Newton Fund aims to build UK-partner country collaborations centred on shared research and
innovation challenges which have direct relevance to Newton Fund partner countries’ social welfare
and economic development. Applications can be submitted for bilateral workshops between the UK
and Brazil, India, Kenya, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam under this call.
Researcher Links Workshop grants are designed to provide financial support to bring together a
UK/partner country bilateral cohort of early career researchers to take part in workshops to meet the
overarching objectives of the scheme (supporting international development-relevant research,
contributing to building the capacity of early-career researchers, and establishing new research links
or significantly developing existing links). Each workshop will be coordinated by two Leading
Researchers, one from each country, and will focus either on a specific research area or on an
interdisciplinary theme. Workshop coordinators can identify up to four additional Leading or
Established Researchers (two from each country) to be involved in the workshop and act as mentors,
but the remaining participants must be researchers at an earlier stage in their career.
Under this call, the following research and innovation challenge areas will be given priority (unless
specified further for individual countries in Appendix 1 of the guidance document available from the
above webpage).
Multidisciplinary proposals are welcome, and may include the social sciences and arts and humanities.
The challenge areas are as follows:
 Agriculture;
 Climate and environment (e.g. climate change, green technology, sustainable development,
ecosystem services, resource scarcity);
 Sustainable energy for all;
 Education research and innovation for development;
 Economic growth (e.g. equitable growth, financial sector development, private sector
development);
 Health (e.g. HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, neglected tropical diseases, child mortality,
maternal health);
 Water and sanitation;
 Food and nutrition (including food security);
 Demographic change and migration;
 Rural and urban development;
 Infrastructure (including civil engineering, information and communication technologies, big
data for social and economic development, transportation);
 Humanitarian disasters and emergencies, disaster risk reduction;
 Resilient and connected communities;
 Governance, society and conflict (e.g. transparency, accountability, effective institutions, land
and natural resource rights, poverty alleviation, social development, structural inequalities,
violence and security, peace building, civil society);
 Development-relevant data collection, quality and access (including administrative data and
macroeconomic statistics).
How much you can get: The grant contribution given to support the organisation of the Researcher
Links workshops is calculated using a combination of flat unit rates per person and accountable costs.
The level of grant funding available from the Newton Fund depends on the country – see Appendix 1
of the guidance document available from the above webpage for further details and country-specific
limits.
Deadline: 13 June 2017
British Council Researcher Links Travel Grants
https://www.britishcouncil.org/education/science/current-opportunities/travel-grants-newtonapril-2017
Researcher Links Travel Grants provide financial support for early-career researchers to undertake an
international research placement to strengthen links for future collaboration, build research capacity
in developing economies, and enhance the researcher’s career opportunities.
Researchers that reside in the UK can apply for funding to visit a university or research institution in
one of the partner countries, and those residing in one of the partner countries can apply for funding
to come to the UK.
These grants are funded under the Newton Fund, a UK Government initiative funded by the
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), together with partner funders from
around the world. The Fund aims to promote the economic development and welfare of either the
partner countries or, through working with the partner country, to address the problems of lowincome and vulnerable populations.
Under this call, there is only one partner country: Thailand.
Applicants must be based either in the UK or in Thailand (applicants travelling to the UK from Thailand
must be of Thai nationality) and must be a permanent employee affiliated to a recognised publiclyfunded research establishment or public or private Higher Education Institution. They should also not
have been awarded their PhD more than 10 years prior to applying for the Travel Grants (allowances
can be made for career breaks or other extenuating circumstances). If a researcher does not hold a
PhD, but has research experience equivalent to a PhD holder and works in a field where a PhD is not
a prerequisite for established research activity, they will still be considered eligible. If a researcher
obtained their PhD within the past 10 years but holds a senior position they may be considered a
Senior Researcher and therefore not eligible to apply.
Research priorities:
1. Social Science and Humanities;
2. Agriculture and Agritech;
3. Climate and environment (e.g. Climate change, green technology, sustainable development,
ecosystem services, resource scarcity);
4. Sustainable energy for all.
The call is also open to other fields of Health and Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering.
How much you can get: up to £15,410 for UK-based applicants travelling to Thailand, and up to
£15,700 for Thai applicants travelling to the UK, for visits lasting 4-24 weeks
Deadline: 13 June 2017
MRC/DFID/NIHR Call for research to improve adolescent health in LMIC settings
https://www.mrc.ac.uk/funding/browse/mrc-dfid-nihr-adolescent-health-lmic/mrc-dfid-nihr-callfor-research-to-improve-adolescent-health-in-an-lmic-setting/
This call for proposals seeks to provide the research evidence needed to effect real and practical
changes to improve adolescent health in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs). The funders
encourage genuine interdisciplinary collaborations across social science, biomedical science and other
disciplines.
The following research activities are eligible for submission under this scheme:
 Developing complex health interventions that explicitly address the health needs of
adolescent populations;
 Using randomized controlled trial or other methodologies to assess the effectiveness of
interventions specifically for adolescents, including adaptation of interventions of known
effectiveness in other populations;
 Implementation research questions that address issues faced in making interventions of
known effectiveness accessible to adolescent populations within the health system;

Research that explores health system barriers to effective healthcare for adolescents,
including user and provider perspectives, social and economic barriers, as well as policy and
governance challenges.
Areas of particular research interest include:
 Life course approaches to mental health including issues such as substance misuse, violence
prevention and suicide;
 Life course approaches to NCD risk factors including tobacco, alcohol and diet/nutrition;
 Addressing maternal, neonatal and child health challenges by improving health at the
preconception phase including early pregnancy and parenthood, accessing contraception, and
safe abortion;
 Injuries (for example road traffic accidents), violence and disability;
 Migrant populations/Adolescents affected by war;
 Sexual and reproductive health including prevention and management of HIV and other
sexually transmitted infections;
 Other communicable diseases in adolescent populations.
Earlier phase research relevant to adolescent health, for instance basic, aetiological, and
epidemiological research is not eligible for this call for proposals but is welcome for submission to the
MRC through their standard Research Boards and Panels.
How much you can get: There are no set budget limits; small and larger-scale projects are invited. As
a guide, applicants should note that approximately £10m is available under this call and the funders
envisage funding 15 projects. It is expected that the awards funded will be of varying sizes.
Deadlines:
Outlines: 15 June 2017
Full proposals (if invited): September 2017 (specific date still to be announced)
US National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD) Exploratory/Developmental
Research Grant
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-17-259.html
The NICHD Exploratory/Developmental Grant program supports exploratory and developmental
research projects that fall within the NICHD mission by providing support for the early and conceptual
stages of these projects. These studies may involve considerable risk but may lead to a breakthrough
in a particular area, or to the development of novel techniques, agents, methodologies, models, or
applications that could have a major impact on a field of biomedical, behavioural, or clinical research.
High priority research areas include:
1. Child Development & Behaviour Branch:
 Bilingual and bi-literacy development?
 Measures of neurodevelopment
 Pediatric primary care behavioral and health promotion interventions
 Psychosocial adjustment for individuals in high-risk environments
 School readiness skills in economically and socially disadvantaged children
 Reading, writing, and mathematics
 Reasoning
2. Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Branch:
 Interdisciplinary studies emphasizing the cellular, genetic, epigenetic, and environmental
factors that contribute to the cognitive and behavioral manifestations of IDD, including
(but not limited to) Down, Fragile X, and Rett syndromes, inborn errors of metabolism,
and autism spectrum disorders
 Research on one or more comorbid conditions of IDD, including but not limited to:
disordered sleep, self-injurious behaviors, obesity, gastrointestinal dysfunction,
seizures/epilepsy, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, anxiety, depression, psychosis,
and other mental health disorders

Research on the development and/or implementation of new screening tests for the
prenatal, newborn, and early childhood periods that assesses the efficiency and
effectiveness of translating these tools into clinical care and the community setting
 Research establishing the validity of biomarkers and outcome measures for IDD
symptoms, severity assessments, and treatments, especially outcomes targeting cognitive
(including language), behavioral (adaptive or maladaptive), social, and medical issues
 Research examining transitional time periods of particular interest for IDD, including
presymptomatic, adolescent to adulthood, middle adulthood to aging (prevalence of
dementia in IDD populations), and causes of mortality in IDD
 Developing, disseminating, and implementing treatments for IDD that will impact clinical
care and improve quality of life, including physiological, cognitive and behavioral
manifestations, for those with IDD conditions?
3. Paediatric Trauma & Critical Illness Branch:
 Ethical, translational, and applied research in pediatric critical care practice
 Psychological trauma, traumatic stress, violence and violence-related injury and child
maltreatment
4. Population Dynamics Branch:
 Behavioural research on the use and non-use of contraception
 Health and disease across the lifespan
 Multi-level interactions and inputs to human health and development, including gene x
environment interactions
How much you can get: direct costs are limited to $275k over a 2-year period, with no more than
$200k in direct costs allowed in any single year
Next deadlines: 16 June 2017, 16 October 2017
Wellcome Trust Seed Awards in Science
https://wellcome.ac.uk/funding/seed-awards-science
Seed Awards in Science help researchers develop novel ideas that will go on to form part of larger
grant applications to the Wellcome Trust or elsewhere.
You must receive personal salary support from your host organisation, or have a personal award or
fellowship that provides a salary but no research expenses, for the duration of the Seed Award.
The Seed Award can be used for research expenses, including research assistance. It cannot be used
to pay your personal salary costs.
How much you can get: up to £100k for up to 2 yrs
Next deadlines: 3 July 2017, 2 October 2017
Open Research Area (ORA) for the social sciences – 2017 call
http://www.esrc.ac.uk/funding/funding-opportunities/open-research-area-ora-for-the-socialsciences-2017-call/
Pre-call announcement
Similar to the previous call, four European funding organisations are participating in the fifth ORA call:
ANR, France; DFG, Germany; NWO, Netherlands; and ESRC, UK. Proposals will be accepted for
research projects in any area of the social sciences involving researchers from any combination of two
or more of the participating countries (excluding bilateral applications from French-German teams).
In this call, JSPS, the Japanese core national funding organisation, will again collaborate with ORA as
an associate partner. Applicants to the ORA call are encouraged to seek partnerships with Japanese
researchers. JSPS will open a specific call for Japanese researchers. Japanese projects associated with
the ORA proposals will be encouraged to submit proposals to this call for funding. Further information
will be provided with the upcoming call for proposals.
In 2016, the ORA scheme underwent a programme evaluation. According to the results, ORA remains
a very popular scheme, and the partners will implement measures to manage demand. The upcoming
call, therefore, will introduce a procedural change and follow a two-stage procedure consisting of an
outline proposal and a full proposal. Only after positive review of the outline proposal will applicants
be allowed to submit a full proposal.
The full call for proposals will be published by the end of April. DFG will be the lead agency, and full
details will be available on their website
http://www.dfg.de/en/research_funding/announcements_proposals/info_wissenschaft_17_15/.
Deadline (outlines): 5 July 2017
National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Call PHR 17/01 – Interpersonal violence and abusive
relationships in children and young people
http://www.nihr.ac.uk/funding-and-support/funding-opportunities/interpersonal-violence-andabusive-relationships-in-children-and-young-people-1701/5728
Research question to be addressed: What are the most effective interventions aimed at preventing
and addressing interpersonal violence (IPV) and abusive relationships in children and young people?
The following research is of interest:
1. Rigorous evaluation of IPV and relationship abuse prevention programmes which target
children and young people in the UK. Such programmes may include interventions involving
creative arts, and workshops delivered within schools, PRUs or youth centres. Other
interventions may include social media campaigns or websites hosting information, advice
and forums;
2. The identification of appropriate outcome measures for evaluating preventive interventions
for children and young people, such as reduction in violence and aggressive behaviour and
other outcomes related to child experience;
3. Identification of the ideal age at which interventions should be delivered to children or young
people, as well as the content, frequency or intensity of the intervention, follow up and
support required in order to achieve effective outcomes in the long term;
4. Whether effective interventions can be designed and delivered across the UK or whether they
need to be tailored more specifically according to local/regional differences in demographics,
or for target groups such as those of different ages, gender, ethnicity, or sexual orientation,
or children and young people with disabilities.
Deadline (outlines): 1 August 2017
The NIHR will be holding a webinar to support applications to this funding opportunity on 5 May 2017,
10:30-11:30am.
Those interested in attending the webinar should sign up here:
http://www.nihr.ac.uk/funding-and-support/funding-for-research-studies/fundingprogrammes/public-health-research/phr-webinar-form.htm.
National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Call PHR 17/04 – Public mental health
http://www.nihr.ac.uk/funding-and-support/funding-opportunities/public-mental-health-1704/5732
Research question to be addressed: What are the most effective interventions, outside the NHS,
aimed at enabling populations to achieve good mental health and to prevent mental health problems?
The Public Health Research Programme wishes to commission research on the effectiveness of nonNHS interventions in the following areas:
1. Studies that assess both the costs and the consequences of different promotion or prevention
interventions;
2. Evaluation of workplace-based mental health interventions, given the impact of poor mental
health on social welfare systems;
3. Evaluations of interventions that have adapted approaches originating in the US and Australia
(and elsewhere) to the UK context;
4. Evaluation of interventions where a holistic range of outcomes is considered, linking mental
health and other aspects of physical and emotional health
5. Evaluations of interventions aimed at preventing mental health problems arising, and
promoting mental health, targeting children, adolescents and young people. Settings could
be schools, with a focus on primary school readiness, or on transitions to secondary school.
Interventions might also include those that support transitions out of school, for example to
further/higher education or employment;
6. Evaluations of interventions for children and young people that take a socio-ecological
approach, recognising the child as part of a family, peer group and school system;
7. Evaluation of the range of online forums for self-help which may be used across age groups
but particularly by young people;
8. Studies with a focus on what works for different population subgroups, such as BME groups,
LGBT people, looked-after children, youth offenders, and refugees/migrants;
9. Evaluation of mental health literacy and awareness programmes undertaken in schools,
workplaces, criminal justice and other settings;
10. Evaluative studies that focus on interventions to support infant mental health, including prior
to birth where those are delivered outside the NHS;
11. Evaluative studies that focus on interventions to support mental health in working age and
later life, and might include those which seek to prevent depression in older people;
12. Studies that shed light on how interventions in public mental health can be scaled-up
successfully.
Deadline (outlines): 1 August 2017
The NIHR will be holding a webinar to support applications to this funding opportunity on 5 May 2017,
10:30-11:30am.
Those interested in attending the webinar should sign up here:
http://www.nihr.ac.uk/funding-and-support/funding-for-research-studies/fundingprogrammes/public-health-research/phr-webinar-form.htm.
Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations (ADHO) Roberto Busa Prize: call for nominations
The Busa award is given to recognise outstanding lifetime achievements in the application of
information and communications technologies to humanities research. The award is given every three
years, alternating with other ADHO awards, such as the Zampolli award.
The Busa Award Committee invites nominations for the 2019 Prize. Nominations should include a
letter outlining the nominee’s lifetime achievements and explaining how they constitute an
outstanding contribution to the field. Neither nominators nor nominees need be members of ADHO’s
constituent organisations.
The Prize: The recipient of the award receives €2k and is expected to give a keynote or plenary lecture
(on a topic of their choice) at the 2019 Digital Humanities conference. ADHO will host the recipient as
a guest of honour for the conference at which the Prize is awarded and the lecture given. All travel,
accommodation and subsistence costs of the Prize recipient will be paid by the ADHO.
Deadline for nominations: 1 October 2017
CALLS WITH FIXED DEADLINES FEATURED IN PREVIOUS BULLETINS THAT ARE STILL OPEN:
NEXT ROUND CLOSING VERY SOON!
US National Institutes of Health (NIH) Call for Applications for AIDS-related Research Project Grants
& Exploratory/Developmental Research Grants on Health Promotion among Racial and Ethnic
Minority Males
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-16-428.html (Research Grants)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-16-432.html (Exploratory/Developmental Research
Grants)
This initiative seeks applications that propose to stimulate and expand research in the health of
minority men. Specifically, this initiative is intended to: 1) enhance our understanding of the
numerous factors (e.g., sociodemographic, community, societal, personal) influencing the health
promoting behaviors of racial and ethnic minority males across the life cycle, and 2) encourage
applications focusing on the development and testing of culturally and linguistically appropriate
health-promoting interventions designed to reduce health disparities among racially and ethnically
diverse males age 18 and older.
How much you can get:
Research Project Grants: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of
the proposed project. The maximum project period is 5 years.
Exploratory/Developmental Research Grants: up to $275k over 2 yrs, with not more than $200k in any
one year
Next deadline: 7 May 2017
NEXT ROUND CLOSING VERY SOON!
US National Institutes of Health (NIH) Call for Research Project Grants & Exploratory/Developmental
Research Grants on Reducing Health Disparities Among Minority and Underserved Children
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-17-118.html (Research Project Grants)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-17-117.html (Exploratory/Developmental Research
Grants)
This initiative encourages research that targets the reduction of health disparities among children.
Investing in early childhood development is essential. Specific targeted areas of research include biobehavioral studies that incorporate multiple factors that influence child health disparities such as
biological (e.g., genetics, cellular, organ systems), lifestyle factors, environmental (e.g., physical and
family environments), social (e.g., peers), economic, institutional, and cultural and family influences;
studies that target the specific health promotion needs of children with a known health condition
and/or disability; and studies that test, evaluate, translate, and disseminate health promotion
prevention and interventions conducted in traditional and non-traditional settings.
How much you can get:
Research Project Grants: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of
the proposed project. The maximum project duration is 5 years.
Exploratory/Developmental Research Grants: Direct costs are limited to $275k over a 2-year period,
with no more than $200k in direct costs allowed in any single year
Next deadlines:
All AIDS-related grants: 7 May 2017; 7 September 2017; 7 January 2018
Non-AIDS-related Research Project Grants: 5 June 2017; 5 October 2017
Non-AIDS-related Exploratory/Developmental Research Grants: 16 June 2017; 16 October 2017
NEXT ROUND CLOSING VERY SOON!
US National Institute for Nursing Research (NINR) Call for Research Project Grants and
Exploratory/Developmental Research Grants on Chronic Condition Self-Management in Children
and Adolescents
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-17-115.html (Research Project Grants)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-17-116.html (Exploratory/Developmental Research
Grants)
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage research to improve
self-management and quality of life in children and adolescents with chronic conditions. Managing a
chronic condition is an unremitting responsibility for children and their families. Children with a
chronic condition and their families have a long-term responsibility for self-management. This FOA
encourages research that takes into consideration various factors that influence self-management
such as individual differences, biological and psychological factors, family/caregivers and sociocultural
context, family-community dynamics, healthcare system factors, technological advances, and the role
of the environment.
How much you can get:
Research Project Grants: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of
the proposed project. The maximum project duration is 5 years.
Exploratory/Developmental Research Grants: Direct costs are limited to $275k over a 2-year period,
with no more than $200k in direct costs allowed in any single year
Next deadlines:
All AIDS-related grants: 7 May 2017; 7 September 2017; 7 January 2018
Non-AIDS-related Research Project Grants: 5 June 2017; 5 October 2017
Non-AIDS-related Exploratory/Developmental Research Grants: 16 June 2017; 16 October 2017
NEXT ROUND CLOSING VERY SOON!
US National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Call for Research Project Grants and
Exploratory/Developmental Research Grants on Strengthening the HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
(PrEP) Care Continuum through Behavioural, Social, and Implementation Science
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-17-104.html (Research Project Grants)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-17-103.html (Exploratory/Developmental Research
Grants)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits behavioural, social, and implementation
science research designed to (a) identify gaps in the HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) care
continuum and associated determinants; (b) develop and test interventions to strengthen PrEP
delivery, use, and outcomes; and (c) reduce racial/ethnic and age-related disparities in PrEP uptake
and use.
How much you can get:
Research Project Grants: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of
the proposed project. The maximum project duration is 5 years.
Exploratory/Developmental Research Grants: Direct costs are limited to $275k over a 2-year period,
with no more than $200k in direct costs allowed in any single year
Next deadlines: 7 May 2017; 7 September 2017; 7 January 2018
NEXT ROUND CLOSING VERY SOON!
US National Institute of Mental Health Call for Research Project Grants and
Exploratory/Developmental Research Grants on Targeted basic behavioural and social science and
intervention development for HIV prevention and care
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-17-106.html (Research Project Grants)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-17-105.html (Exploratory/Developmental Research
Grants)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits innovative, targeted basic behavioural and
social science and intervention development research to reduce incident HIV infections and improve
the health of those living with HIV. This FOA encourages research designed to (a) conduct basic
behavioural and social science research that is needed to advance the development of HIV prevention
and care interventions, (b) translate and operationalize the findings from these basic studies to
develop interventions and assess their acceptability and feasibility, and (c) conduct tests of the efficacy
of HIV prevention and care interventions.
How much you can get:
Research Project Grants: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of
the proposed project. The maximum project duration is 5 years.
Exploratory/Developmental Research Grants: Direct costs are limited to $275k over a 2-year period,
with no more than $200k in direct costs allowed in any single year
Next deadlines: 7 May 2017; 7 September 2017; 7 January 2018
NEXT ROUND CLOSING VERY SOON!
National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR)
Programme Call 17/09: Services to support early intervention and self-care for children and young
people referred to Children and Young People's Mental Health Services/CAMHS
http://www.nets.nihr.ac.uk/funding/hsdr-commissioned
The NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme funds research to produce
evidence on the quality, accessibility and organisation of health services. This includes evaluations of
how the NHS might improve delivery of services. The audience for this research is the public, service
users, clinicians and managers.
This specific call is concerned with providing evidence for how children and young people’s mental
health services can fulfil the requirements of the Five Year Forward View and Future in Mind in
England, in addition to similar policies and plans, such as the New Mental Health Strategy (to be
launched in early 2017) and GIRFEC-Getting It Right for Every Child in Scotland, Together for Children
and Young People in Wales and the Bamford action plan evaluation in Northern Ireland. This call is
concerned with services for people who have clinical case levels of common mental health problems
including emotional, behavioural, substance misuse, self-harm, PTSD, gender identity or emerging
personality disorders. Young people who have one or more such common mental health problems
and are deemed at risk of developing psychosis (At Risk Mental State, ARMS) are also included. The
call excludes services focused primarily on people with learning disabilities, autism, psychosis and
eating disorders.
The commissioning process is in two stages. Deadline (outline applications): 11 May 2017
US National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Project Grant Funding Opportunity: Leveraging
Existing Cohort Studies to Clarify Risk and Protective Factors for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related
Dementias
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-054.html
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications that will combine multiple cohorts
in order to improve statistical power and clarify risk and protective factors for Alzheimer’s disease and
related dementias (AD/ADRD). The FOA encourages combined cohorts (or consortia) to use and/or
harmonize existing data, to collect data on new variables not present in all cohorts, to add new
participants, or to link participants to administrative data.
How much you can get: the US National Institute on Ageing (NIA) intends to fund approx. 5-8 awards,
corresponding to a total of $8 million for fiscal year 2017, for projects lasting up to 5 years
Deadlines: 5 June 2017, 5 October 2017
MRC-AHRC Global Public Health Partnership Awards Call
https://www.mrc.ac.uk/funding/browse/mrc-ahrc-gcrf1/mrc-ahrc-global-public-health-partnershipawards-call/
This call seeks to bring together expertise in medical science and health interventions in developing
countries with an understanding of local knowledge and history, cultural dynamics, community
engagement and trust.
The overarching driver of this partnership-building activity is to develop inter-disciplinary research
capacity and capability in both the UK and developing countries, jointly and collaboratively and across
career stages. The aim is to generate reciprocal benefits through integrating understanding of cultures
and histories into medical and public health challenges in a global context and to equip the next
generation of researchers to work collaboratively and blend scientific, cultural and policy research.
The activity should catalyse the creation of sustainable, balanced relationships between UK-based
research organisations and researchers with those in developing countries. Learning and knowledge
exchange should be reciprocal with clear mutuality of benefit for all collaborators.
Activities under this initiative should aim to lay the foundations of networks and researcher
relationships between expertise in the medical sciences and the arts and humanities internationally.
Teams should include an appropriate mix of arts and humanities research and medical science
expertise.
The following activities are permissible under this partnership grant scheme:
 Establishing inter-disciplinary collaborative partnerships or consortia,
 Developing strategy to strengthen research activity across the field,
 Knowledge-sharing across research departments and/or between institutions and across
sectoral boundaries both within the UK and with (low- to middle-income country) LMIC-based
colleagues,
 Small scale/pilot/proof of principle/exploratory/higher risk inter-disciplinary projects to
explore innovative boundary-crossing collaborations,
 Cross-disciplinary (and cross- cultural/-language) literature reviews/research synthesis/
evidence analysis or integrative data sharing and analysis,
 Widening/extending the disciplinary breadth of existing teams/partnerships (e.g. through
placements, embedding, ethnographic research),
 Career development, inter-disciplinary skills enhancement and capacity building, and
 Establishing shared infrastructure, for example staff, systems, equipment, data, seminars, and
workshops. This could include a coordinated set of needs-led and complementary networking
activities (including outreach work and travel) with a defined output.
How much you can get: up to £200k (fEC) for 18-24 months
Deadline: 8 June 2017
US National Institutes of Health (NIH) Call for Secondary Data Analyses to Explore the National
Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Research Domain Criteria
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-158.html
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks applications which propose secondary analyses
of existing clinical research datasets to investigate constructs identified in the NIMH's Research
Domain Criteria (RDoC) initiative and to test novel hypotheses using the RDoC framework.
The RDoC initiative provides a framework for integrating neuroscientific, genetic, and behavioral
knowledge and serves as an alternative to traditional, categorical psychiatric diagnoses. NIMH
encourages investigators to conceptualize their research questions in terms of RDoC domains and
associated constructs in order to more fully explain the complete range of normal to abnormal
functioning. This funding opportunity promotes projects that will re-organize and re-analyze existing
subject-level data from patients and comparison participants according to the dimensional RDoC
constructs. New data collection efforts will not be supported under this FOA.
The primary goals of this FOA are to expedite the work of assessing the validity of the RDoC constructs
and to stimulate new hypotheses and pilot data for future RDoC projects. It provides an opportunity
for investigators to explore RDoC constructs and conceptualizations without investing in new data
collection and promotes the development of new collaborative relationships among investigators.
Projects proposed under this announcement could involve, but are not limited to, the following
approaches:
 Merging of similar datasets from different psychiatric patient groups to allow cross-diagnostic,
dimensional analyses;
 Incorporating data from participants who do not fully meet existing criteria for categorical
diagnoses of mental disorders; and/or,
 Combining or re-aligning datasets that include a range of participant ages to examine
developmental factors related to the RDoC constructs.
How much you can get: up to $50k/yr for the direct costs of the project, for up to 2 yrs
Next deadlines: 16 June 2017, 16 October 2017
BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards
http://www.fbbva.es/TLFU/tlfu/ing/microsites/premios/fronteras/presentacion/index.jsp
The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards seek to recognize and encourage world-class
research and artistic creation, prizing contributions of broad impact for their originality and theoretical
significance. The name of the scheme is intended to encapsulate both research work that successfully
enlarges the scope of our current knowledge – pushing forward the frontiers of the known world –
and the meeting and overlap of different disciplinary areas.
The Frontiers Awards honour fundamental disciplinary or supradisciplinary advances in a series of
basic, natural, social and technological sciences, as listed in the following paragraph. They also
recognize creative activity of excellence in the classical music of our time. Finally, categories are
reserved for two core concerns of early 21st century society, climate change and socioeconomic
development cooperation, with awards going alternatively to outstanding research work or projects
of a diverse nature that mark a significant advance in addressing these global challenges.
The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards, to be given annually, take in the following prize
categories:
 Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics);
 Biomedicine;
 Ecology and Conservation Biology;
 Information and Communication Technologies;
 Economics, Finance and management;
 Contemporary Music;
 Climate Change;
 Development Cooperation.
The goal of the Frontiers Awards can be summed up in the following principles. Firstly, to recognize
the importance of basic knowledge. However valuable the other forms of applied scientific research
prized by science policy in these past decades, basic knowledge remains the principal driver of
scientific change and, indirectly, of our material progress, wellbeing, and cultural development. In the
second place, to recognize the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of knowledge in the closing
decades of the last century and our present days. Hence the decision to group awards so as to reflect
the interaction and overlap of disciplines (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics; Biology and Medicine;
Economics, Finance and Management), while retaining the option to distinguish an outstanding
advance in one discipline alone. Thirdly, to acknowledge the fact that many seminal contributions to
our current stock of knowledge are the result of collaborative working between large research teams.
This is why, unlike other prizes reserved for one person alone or perhaps three at most, these awards
may be shared by any number of any size teams, provided the achievement being recognized is the
result of collaborative or parallel working. Fourthly, honours in basic, natural and social sciences and
technology are joined by a category recognizing creative work of excellence in a particularly innovative
artistic area that does much to shape the culture and identity of each era; contemporary classical
music. Fifthly, recognition is extended to diverse endeavours (from research through to practical
actions and initiatives) in the areas of climate change and development cooperation, two central
issues of the global society of the 21st century which are vital to the fight against the poverty and
exclusion affecting large areas of our planet.
The same institution may nominate more than one candidate without limitation of number, but no
candidate may be nominated for more than one award category.
How much awards are worth: Awards in each category will consist of €400k prize money, a diploma
and a commemorative artwork
Deadline: 30 June 2017
MRC Public Health Intervention Development Scheme (PHIND)
http://www.mrc.ac.uk/funding/browse/public-health-intervention-development-scheme-phind/
The MRC Public Health Intervention Development scheme (PHIND) supports the early stages of
development of interventions that address an important UK or global public health issue. Studies
funded by the scheme will develop the necessary evidence to underpin the later development and
evaluation of novel public health interventions.
The scheme supports projects that will develop innovative new interventions that address an
important UK or global public health issue, and seeks to encourage a novel, high risk approach to
intervention development. Complex, population level interventions, with a focus on non-healthcare
settings (such as transport, education, employment, leisure and the built environment), are
considered particularly suitable. Healthcare settings are not excluded, but projects should
demonstrate potential for the improved health of general, high risk or vulnerable populations. In
addition, proposals that align with the NIHR Public Health Research Programme or for MRC Global
Health schemes are particularly welcomed.
Proposals should address the early stage of development of new interventions including qualitative
and quantitative primary research, developing theory and designing the intervention.
How much you can get: up to £150k for up to 18 months
Next deadlines: 13 July 2017, 11 January 2018
Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Research Grants
http://www.hfg.org/rg/guidelines.htm
The foundation welcomes proposals from researchers in any of the natural and social sciences and the
humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of
violence and aggression. The highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding
and amelioration of urgent problems of violence and aggression in the modern world. Questions that
particularly interest the foundation concern violence and aggression in relation to social change,
intergroup conflict, war, terrorism, crime, and family relationships, among other subjects.
How much you can get: typically $15k-$40k per year for periods of 1-2 years
Deadline: 1 August 2017 (recurring)
Fritz Thyssen Stiftung Support for Projects
http://www.fritz-thyssen-stiftung.de/funding/types-of-support/support-of-projects/?L=1
An application can be filed in the following areas of support:
 History, Language & Culture;
 The interdisciplinary field "Image and Imagery";
 State, Economy and Society;
 The interdisciplinary field "International Relations".
The planned project can generally stretch over a working period of up to 3 years. If approved, financial
resources are usually provided initially for 2 years; an application for an extension may need to be
filed for the final project year.
What you CAN apply for: personnel costs for research and other project staff and research expenses
such as travel costs
What you CANNOT apply for:
 Staff resources for applicants who already have a post;
 Financial resources for construction work;
 Financial resources to procure office furnishings and equipment that are usually part of the
basic furnishings at universities and institutes;
 Generally no financial resources are granted to defray overhead costs.
Next deadline: 30 September 2017

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