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The Abbeyfield Research Foundation – research for older people

The 2017/2018 research grants application process is now open.

The Abbeyfield Research Foundation awards grants to eligible individuals and organisations through a two stage, peer reviewed process.

The Abbeyfield Research Foundation’s main current initiative is to commit to the funding of an annual research grant programme in which the following three types of grant are envisaged:

  1. PhD Studentships
  2. Small project grants
  3. Pump-priming grants

Stage 1- Deadline for submission – 19th January 2018 (5pm)

Stage 2 – Invite to submit stage 2 application – w/c 5th March 2018

For more details please see: http://www.abbeyfieldresearchfoundation.org/

World Cancer Research Fund International

This Regular Grant Programme funds research into the effects of diet, nutrition (including body composition) and physical activity on cancer prevention and survivors and focuses on two main themes:

  • Identifying the mechanisms that underpin the effects of diet, nutrition and physical activity on cancer
  • Addressing the host factors that influence an individual’s susceptibility to cancer development or progression

For the research area of cancer survivors, this fund also encourages broader research into the identification of likely causal links between diet, nutrition, physical activity and outcomes after cancer diagnosis, as robust evidence on these links is still lacking.

For more information and details please see: http://www.wcrf.org/int/research-we-fund/grant-programmes

 Bright Ideas in Health Awards

The Bright Ideas in Health Awards 2017 is delivered by RTC North in partnership with the Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria and the NIHR Clinical Research Network North East and North Cumbria.

The Awards celebrate the achievements of individuals and teams working within the NHS, industry and academia, who have risen to the challenge of telling us how, and where, they believe that improvements to the service provided to patients can be improved, either through a technical innovation or through better service delivery.

Everyone can play a part in developing innovative solutions to the healthcare challenges that we face every day. The competition, depending upon the category, is open to all SMEs, NHS organisations and academic institutions in the North East of England and North Cumbria.

The Bright Ideas in Health Awards 2017 is now open for entries.