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Nuffield Foundation

Research funding into social wellbeing through education, research and innovation. Closing dates vary for different research programmes.

Dunhill Medical Trust

Research funding aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of older people. Closing dates vary per area of interest

Chest, heart and stroke Scotland; Practice development awards

Awards to enable nurses and allied health professionals to attend or organise meetings, courses and training days, or to undertake visits to recognised centres of excellence. Priority will be given to those living and working in rural areas.  No closing date stated

MRC; Methodology Research Programme

Research methods in disciplines underpinning health research including: biomedical, behavioural and social science, experimental medicine, randomised trials, cohorts and other research designs investigating health, healthcare, health services and health policy. 

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

Applications for its travelling fellowships. Fellowships enable British citizens to travel overseas in order to bring back knowledge and best practice for the benefit of others in their professions and communities, and in the UK as a whole. 

Insulin Dependent Diabetes Trust

The Insulin Dependent Diabetes Trust invites applications for its research grants in the area of primary care relating to diabetes. Of particular interest to the trust are new ways of thinking and treating diabetes, especially when consumer input and consumer experience are to be used as a key aspect of the research. No closing date stated.

MRC Stratified Medicine

The MRC, through the MRC-NIHR Methodology Research Programme (MRP), wishes to develop a portfolio of research aimed at improving the methodology underpinning patient stratification and its potential impact on trials, health economics and public perceptions. No published deadline but proposals must be discussed with MRC HO at an early stage. 

Communities and Cultural Network+:Network Funding Call

Funding for travel, subsistence and network activities that fall within the remit of the Communities and Culture strand of the Digital Economy theme. 

Carnegie Research Grants

The Trust can help established members of academic staff (full-time or part-time) and retired members of staff of a Scottish University to undertake personal research by the provision of small research grants (maximum £2,200). The grants are awarded for travel and accommodation expenses incurred while undertaking the project for up to three months.

In special circumstances, graduates of a Scottish university may also apply for Carnegie Research Grants for personal research.

European Chemical Industry Council; Chemical Research Tenders

The European Chemical Industry Council, through its long-range research initiative, has issued the following calls for proposals: a critical review of epidemiological evidence for the potential association between endocrine active chemicals and obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease; mechanistic bioaccumulation models for ionogenic organic substances in fish; development of an alternative testing strategy for the fish early life-stage test; towards more ecologically realistic assessment of chemicals in the environment; development of an in silico model of dermal absorption; contribution of dust to human exposure; development of an integrated approach to predict internal exposure to chemicals; foresight study on introduction of new technologies - the case of nanotechnology. Closing date for applications is unspecified.

Biomedical Catalyst

Support through the Biomedical Catalyst is available to UK businesses (SMEs) and academics looking to develop innovative solutions to healthcare challenges either individually or in collaboration.

This joint programme between the MRC and TSB will offer three categories of grant: Feasibility Award, Early Stage Award, Late Stage Award. No closing date; three times a year approximately every four months

New Horizons grants

To encourage scientists from outside traditional cardiovascular biology to engage in cardiovascular research and bring novel expertise to the field. No closing date

SMART: SCOTLAND provides discretionary grants to Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) based in Scotland. The grant funds technical feasibility studies and research and development (R&D) projects with a commercial endpoint. No closing date. Website:


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