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Current Open Calls

Current Open Research Calls and Pre-Call Announcements

We provide a selection of the latest research for infectious diseases funding opportunities in the University and UK: focusing on major initiatives, but also including relevant small research grants, workshop and travel grants, prizes and awards, and individual fellowships and studentships. This is not exhaustive and researchers are directed to Research Professional -Latest! to view all the most up to date grant notifications, including NIH opportunities. 

*Restricted The University of Cambridge runs an internal selection process for calls where the number of applications per institution is limited. Please review the Current restricted calls link and contact the Research Strategy Office with any questions. Potential applicants also must ensure they are aware of any internal Departmental deadlines for approval by Head of Department before submission.

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Open calls/Pre announcements

RESTRICTED

*Restricted call: Wellcome Trust University Awards in Humanities and Social Sciences. 

The Wellcome Trust invites applications for its university awards. These enable humanities and social science researchers to gain permanent positions at academic organisations in the UK, Republic of Ireland or in a low- or middle-income country. 

Applicants planning to apply must contact researchstrategy@admin.cam.ac.uk. This call requires a letter of support from the Vice Chancellor. 

Internal deadline: 14 Dec 2018. 

*Restricted Call: 2018/19 Sanofi iAwards Europe 

This scheme funds collaborative pilot projects between University researchers and Sanofi scientists in Sanofi’s strategic priority areas. Each pilot project would last for 12 months at a maximum cost of 100k€. Visit https://www.ats.cam.ac.uk/funding/sanofi-iawards-europe for details (Raven required). 

Internal deadline: 02 January 2019

NOT RESTRICTED

Modelling and simulation to optimise HIV prevention research (R01 clinical trial not allowed)

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, US

This supports the development and validation of modelling and simulation methods and related tools to examine HIV transmission dynamics, make epidemic projections and estimate the impact of HIV treatment and prevention. Two to four awards are available, each worth up to USD 400,000 per year for up to four years.

Closes 13 December 2018

BBSRC/NERC-CONICET Joint Awards for AMR in the Environment.

For bilateral collaborative research proposals comprising UK-based researchers and Argentina-based researchers. Between £500,000 and £1 million on the UK side.

Closes 13 Dec 2018. 

Academies Partnership in Supporting Excellence in Cross-disciplinary research award (APEX)

British Academy, Royal Academy of Engineering, Royal Society, Leverhulme Trust

Up to £100,000. For interdisciplinary research. 

Closes 18 Dec 2018, 3pm

2018 Call for Funding: Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund. 

The Fund supports pairs of researchers (post-doctoral level and above) from the University of Cambridge (or an affiliated institution such as the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Babraham Institute and NIAB) and Sub-Saharan African institutions, across all disciplines, to initiate and/or strengthen research collaborations. 

Closes Monday 31st December 2018 but please be aware that the University of Cambridge is closed from 24th December to 1st January (inclusive) and we will not be able to answer queries during this period. It is therefore recommended that you submit on or before 21st December 2018.

The Longitude Prize is a £10m prize fund, with an £8m payout, that will reward a team of researchers who develop a point–of–care diagnostic test that will conserve antibiotics for future generations and revolutionise the delivery of global healthcare. The test must be accurate, rapid, affordable and easy to use anywhere in the world. 

Submissions reviewed every 4 months. Next deadline 31 Jan 2019

Final deadline 31 Dec 2020 (extended)

2019

Commonwealth Partnerships for Antimicrobial Stewardship Scheme

Department of Health and Social Care's Fleming Fund

For projects to improve antimicrobial stewardship in Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.  £10,000 – £30,000 for new partnerships, £30,000 – £75,000 for established partnerships. 

Closes 04 Jan 2019

Human Infection Studies for Vaccine Development

Wellcome

For teams working on human infection studies in low- and middle-income countries, to accelerate vaccine development. Up to £5 million. Up to 5 years. 

Closes 07 Jan 2019

Harnessing big data to halt HIV (R01 clinical trial optional)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)- USA

Application budgets must reflect needs of the project. Maximum period five years.

Deadline: 07 January 2019, 5pm (and later dates- every 7 September, 7 January and 7 May until 8 May 2021.)

Engaging men in HIV testing, prevention and care (R01 clinical trial optional)

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (US) and the National Institute of Mental Health (US)

To develop and test strategies to increase the engagement of men in HIV prevention and care within global settings and among US domestic populations who have evidenced lower rates of engagement and retention in HIV prevention and care. Budget not specified. Up to 5 years. 

Closes 07 Jan 2019

Engaging men in HIV testing, prevention, and care (R21 clinical trial optional)

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, US

To develop and test strategies to increase the engagement of men in HIV prevention and care within global settings and among US domestic populations who have evidenced lower rates of engagement and retention in HIV prevention and care. 2 year project. The combined budget for direct costs may not exceed $275,000.  No more than $200,000 may be requested in any single year.  

Closes 07 Jan 2019

 MRC Grants

1.Research grants – infections and immunity

Medical Research Council, GB Recurring opportunity £1,000,000

2.New investigator research grant – infections and immunity

Medical Research Council, GB Recurring opportunity Not specified

3. Partnership grant – infections and immunity

Medical Research Council, GB Recurring opportunity Consortium required Not specified

4. Programme grants – infections and immunity

Medical Research Council, GB Recurring opportunity

Closes 09 Jan 2019

The Branco Weiss Fellowship – Society in Science

For postdocs who want to pursue unconventional projects in new areas of science, engineering and social science. CHF 100,000 per year for up to 5 years.

Closes 15 Jan 2019, 11.59pm CET

Young Investigator Award

European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases

For outstanding young investigators in the field of paediatric infectious diseases, with one award for clinical research and one for basic research. Must be ESPID member. 5,000 euros to host institution for research, travel, accomodation and registration for ESPID annual meeting, Young Investigators Medal.

Closes 15 Jan 2019

Access to Research Infrastructure Scheme

LLoyd's Register Foundation

To facilitate access to research infrastructures around the world in order to conduct research for the purpose of improving the safety of life and property. Up to £15,000. 

Closes 15 Jan 2019

UKRI Physics of Life call for proposals 

EPSRC, BBSRC and MRC

For proposals that demonstrate  integration of physics with life sciences research to advance our understanding of living systems in health and disease. Up to to £15 million avaliable, to include £13.2 million of resource funding and £1.8 million of capital funding.

Closes 15 Jan 2019, 4pm (Full proposals then submitted by 4pm on 12 February 2019)

 

New Investigator Scheme

BBSRC 

To help early career researchers secure their first major element of research funding. 

Closes 16 Jan 2019

Annual focus for responsive mode proposals under the welfare of managed animals priority

BBSRC

Closes 16 Jan 2019, 4pm

New and emerging risks to plant health

European Commission: Horizon 2020. 

Proposals targetting one or more new or emerging plant pests and/or diseases that are causing, or likely to cause, significant (socio-)economic and/or environmental losses to EU agriculture/forestry.

Closes 23 Jan 2019

ERANETs in agri-food 

European Commission: Horizon 2020. 

Proposals addressing International coordination of research on infectious animal diseases, climate change and food systems, or ICT-enabled agri-food systems.

Closes 23 Jan 2019

Hamied Foundation UK-India antimicrobial resistance visiting professorships
Academy of Medical Sciences, GB

Up to £5,000. To facilitate UK researchers wishing to visit India, to develop long-term collaborations in the highly-important area of antimicrobial resistance research. 

Closes 25 Jan 2019, 4pm

BBSRC Innovator of the Year 2019

£10,000 for winner of each category (social impact, commercial impact, international impact, early career impact), with additional £10,000 for overall winner. 

Closes 30 Jan 2019, 4pm

Soulsby Foundation Fellowships

For researchers aiming to conduct a "One Health" project. 

Closes 31 Jan 2019

2019 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science UK & Ireland Fellowship Awards Programme

£15,000 bursary for female early-career scientists.  

Closes 01 February 2019, midday

Training Course and Workshop Award

European Society of Paediatric Infectious Diseases

Up to 12,000 Euros (depending on delegate numbers and hours). Must be ESPID Member. 

Next round closes 01 Feb 2019 ( also closes on 01 June and 01 Oct)

Generating new insights and mechanistic understanding of antibiotic resistance development (R01 clinical trial not allowed)

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - United States

Application budgets must reflect needs of the project. Maximum period five years.

Deadlines on: 5 February 2019, 5 June 2019, 5 October 2019

Joint Global Health Trials scheme – call 9 Development Grants

UK Department for International Development (DFID), the UK Medical Research Council (MRC), the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and Wellcome

Schemes should be in low or middle income countries. A total of £20 million is available, which is expected to fund several full trial awards. Up to £1 million of this is expected to be spent on trial development grants. 

Closes 5 Feb 2019

Research project grant (parent R01 clinical trial not allowed)

NIH (US)

Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. Up to 5 years. 

Closes 5 Feb 2019

Research project grant (parent R01 clinical trial required)

NIH: National Institutes of Health, US

Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. Up to 5 years. 

Closes 5 Feb 2019

Accelerating malaria vaccine discovery (R01 clinical trial not allowed)

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (USA)

Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. Max. 5 years. 

Closes 5 Feb 2019

Control of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) Through a Comprehensive Understanding of the Natural History of Infection (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (USA)

Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. Max. 5 years. 

Closes 5 Feb 2019

Advancing development of rapid fungal diagnostics (R01 clinical trial not allowed)

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (USA)

Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. Max. 5 years. 

Closes 5 Feb 2019

Molecular and genetic characterisation of inborn errors of immunity (R01 clinical trial not allowed)

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (USA)

Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. Max. 5 years. 

Closes 5 Feb 2019

Novel approaches to understand, prevent, treat, and diagnose coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever) and other select endemic fungal infections (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (USA)

Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. Max. 5 years. 

Closes 5 Feb 2019

Research to Advance HBV Cure: HIV/HBV Co-Infection and HBV Mono-infection (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (USA)

Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. Max. 5 years. 

Closes 5 Feb 2019

Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship

For life and physical sciences, but excluding clinical medicine. Between 1 term and 1 academic year. 

Closes 05 February 2019, 3pm

VALIDATE pump-priming grants   

 The VALIDATE Network (aims to accelerate vaccine research and development for complex intracellular pathogens that cause diseases significant to low and middle-income countries (LMIC). Focus on Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Leishmania spp, Burkholderia pseudomallei and Mycobacterium leprae). For projects that will provide useful data, or produce pilot data that will lead to a larger grant application to an external funder.

Up to £50,000 for up to 12 months. 

Closes 12 Feb 2019

VALIDATE training grants

Up to £3000 are available to help VALIDATE Associates (post-doctoral researchers) take advantage of training opportunities that will contribute to their professional development. 

Closes 12 Feb 2019

Trans-Atlantic Platform (T-AP) - Social Innovation

AHRC, ESRC

To support humanities and social sciences research. Maximum funding per awarded project is £200,000. Must apply as a transnational research project partnership. 

Closes 14 Feb 2019, 14:00 CET

NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

NIH: National Institutes of Health, US

The combined budget for direct costs for the two-year project period may not exceed $275,000. No more than $200,000 may be requested in any single year. Max 2 years. 

Closes 16 Feb 2019

NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21 Clinical Trial Required)

NIH: National Institutes of Health, US

The combined budget for direct costs for the two-year project period may not exceed $275,000. No more than $200,000 may be requested in any single year. Max 2 years. 

Closes 16 Feb 2019

Small research grant programme (parent R03 clinical trial not allowed)

NIH: National Institutes of Health, US

Application budgets are limited to $50,000 in direct costs per year. Maximum two years.  

Closes 16 Feb 2019

Secondary Analysis of Existing Datasets for Advancing Infectious Disease Research (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

National Institutes of Health (US). National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (US)

To support projects that utilize open-access data, alone or in combination with other datasets, to address knowledge gaps in basic and/or clinical research in infectious diseases.  $275,000. Up to 2 years. 

Next round closes 16 Feb 2019 (expires 08 Jan 2022)

Advancing development of rapid fungal diagnostics (R21 clinical trial not allowed)

National Institutes of Health (US). National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (US)

$275,000 over a two-year project period, with no more than $200,000 in direct costs allowed in any single year. up to 2 years. 

Next round closes 16 Feb 2019

Molecular and genetic characterisation of inborn errors of immunity (R21 clinical trial not allowed)

National Institutes of Health (US). National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (US)

Up to $275,000, Max. 2 years. 

Next round closes 16 Feb 2019

Novel approaches to understand, prevent, treat, and diagnose coccidioidomycosis and other select endemic fungal infections (R21 clinical trial not allowed)

National Institutes of Health (US). National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (US)

Up to $275,000, Max. 2 years. 

Next round closes 16 Feb 2019

Wellcome Investigator Awards in Science

Wellcome Trust. Up to £3 million.  

February round closes 28 Feb 2019, 5pm

Wellcome Data Re-Use Prize: AMR Surveillance

The winner will get £15,000. Two runners-up will get £5,000

Closes 28 Feb 2019

Odile Bain Memorial Prize 2019

ERS Research Award: Innovation in Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria Science and Medicine

European Respiratory Society, funded by Insmed

10,000 Euros

Closes 28 February 2019

European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases Training Fellowships

For ESPID Members to visit other centres for training purposes. Maximum 16 weeks. 

Closes 1 March 2019

 Mike Emmerson Early Career Award

Healthcare Infection Society

Max. 2 years. £3000-£10,000. 

Closes 1 March 2019

ESPID/INOPSU infection surveillance research grant

For infection surveillance across 2 or more European countries. Max 20,000 euros. Must be ESPID member. 

Closes 1 March 2019

Small Research Grants

Healthcare Infection Society (GB)

To support small-scale research projects, or the costs associated with the visit of an overseas research fellow. Up to £10,000 for 2 years. 

Closes 1 March 2019

Clinical Academic Research Partnerships

For NHS consultants with a PhD or MD who are not currently research active to participate in collaborative high-quality research partnerships with established leading biomedical researchers. 1-3 years. Each award will support between 30-50% of the applicant’s basic salary to support protected research time, and costs for consumables to undertake the project.

Closes 12 March 2019

Single-cell multi-omics of HIV persistence (R01 clinical trial not allowed)

Application budgets should be appropriate for the scope of work proposed and may not exceed a maximum of $499,999 per year in direct costs. The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period. Up to 5 years. 
Closes 13 March 2019

Long-acting Drug Delivery Systems for ART Optimization in HIV-1 Infected Children (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (USA)

Up to  $640,000 per year for the R61 award phase (up to 2 years) and $860,000 per year for the R33 award phase (up to 3 years). 

Closes 13 March 2019

Wellcome Data Re-use Prize: Malaria

The winner will get £15,000. Two runners-up will get £5,000.

Closes 15 March 2019

BIA Research Project Grants

British Infection Association (GB)

Up to £10,000 per annum for up to 2 years to cover non-salary costs of research.

Closes 31 March 2019

Sir Henry Dale Fellowship

Royal Society and Wellcome Trust

For postdocs wishing to address an important biomedical question. Up to 5 years, with possibility of a 3 year extension. Will include salary, research expenses, travel and subsistence for collaborative travel or scientifically justified overseas visits of normally up to one year, overseas allowances, where appropriate, for applicants working in low- or middle-income countries for 12 months or more. 

Preliminary Deadline: 02 April 2019

Exploratory or developmental research grant programme (parent R21 clinical trial not allowed): AIDS-related

NIH: National Institutes of Health, US

The combined budget for direct costs for the two-year project period may not exceed $275,000. No more than $200,000 may be requested in any single year. Maximum 2 years. 

Closes 7 May 2019

 

Exploratory or developmental research grant programme (parent R21 clinical trial required): AIDS-related

NIH: National Institutes of Health, US

The combined budget for direct costs for the two-year project period may not exceed $275,000. No more than $200,000 may be requested in any single year. Maximum 2 years.

Closes 7 May 2019

NIH Research Project Grant (Parent R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): AIDs-Related

NIH: National Institutes of Health, US

Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. Maximum 5 years

Closes 7 May 2019

Research project grant (parent R01 clinical trial required): AIDS-related

NIH: National Institutes of Health, US

Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. Maximum 5 years

Closes 7 May 2019

 NIH Small research grant programme (parent R03 clinical trial not allowed): AIDS-related

Application budgets are limited to $50,000 in direct costs per year. Maximum two years.  

Closes 7 May 2019

Processing and presentation of non-conventional MHC ligands (R01 clinical trial not allowed): AIDS-related

Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. The maximum project period is 5 years.   

 

Closes May 7, 2019

Processing and Presentation of Non-Conventional MHC Ligands (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): AIDS-related

The combined direct costs budget for the two-year project period may not exceed $275,000. Up to 2 years. 

Closes May 7 2019

Research to advance hepatitis B virus cure – HIV/HBV co-infection and HBV mono-infection (R01 clinical trial not allowed): AIDS-related

National Institutes of Health (US). National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (US)
Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. Max. 5 years. 

Closes May 7 2019

Major Research Grant

Health Infection Society

For support work on the subject of healthcare- associated infections and infection prevention and control. Min 1 year, Max 3 years. Maximum size of award: £99,000, Minimum size of award: £33,000. 

Closes 01 Sept 2019

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases  (EEID) 

For projects focusing on quantitative or computational understanding of pathogen transmission dynamics. Multidisciplinary teams encouraged. Up to USD 2,500,000. Consortium required, with US organisation as a partner. 

Next round closes 20 Nov 2019 (Made annually, third Wednesday in November)

Beyond 2019

Protection of deployed military personnel from threats posed by disease-carrying insects

US Department of Defense

Up to USD 300,000 each.

Closes 25 Oct 2021. 

COMING SOON

COMING SOON: Advancing Infectious Disease Detection and Response in Liberia

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US)

Up to $2,500,000. 

Estimated opening 28 Dec 2018, estimated closing 28 Feb 2019. 

COMING SOON: H C Roscoe grant for research into viral diseases of the respiratory system

BMA Foundation (Opens from Jan 2019, closes 01 March 2019). £65,000. 

COMING SOON: Kathleen Harper grant for research into antimicrobials

BMA Foundation (Opens from Jan 2019, closes 01 March 2019). £65,000. 

COMING SOON: Lift into Research

BMA Foundation

Up to £20,000. To support innovative ideas at their inception that may progress to an application for funding to support a research project.

(Opens 01 Jan, closes 01 March 2019)

COMING SOON: Global antimicrobial resistance innovation fund
Natural Environment Research Council, GB and other funders

COMING SOON: Basic Biomedical and Clinical Training Fellowships

India Allianace DBT Wellcome

Fellowships deadlines here  (Opening from Jan 2019)

COMING SOON: Young Investigator Awards for Research in Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Up to 5000 Euros. Opens 2019. 

Regional educational workshops