Grants & Awards

Grants & Awards 21

Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology 2017

mercredi, 22 mars 2017 14:59 Written by

Dear Researcher,

The annual Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology is an international award which honors young scientists for their outstanding contributions to neurobiological research based on methods of molecular and cell biology. The winner and finalists are selected by a committee of independent scientists, chaired by Science’s Senior Editor, Dr. Peter Stern. Researchers who are not older than 35 years are invited to apply.

The winner receives

  • Prize money of US$25,000
  • Publication in Science of an essay by the winner about his/her research
  • Full support to attend the Prize Ceremony held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in the USA
  • An invitation to visit Eppendorf in Hamburg, Germany
  • Up to three finalists are honored, too!

Application deadline: June 15, 2017

Congratulations to Gilad Evrony on winning the 2016 Eppendorf & Science Prize for his work on developing technologies to sequence and analyze the genomes of single cells from the human brain. Dr. Evrony’s research has revealed a diversity of mutations in neuronal genomes indicating that every neuron in the brain carries a unique fingerprint of somatic mutations. Such mutations can cause focal brain malformations and may have a role in other unsolved neurologic diseases. The technology also allows, for the first time, reconstruction of developmental lineage trees in the human brain to study how cells proliferate and migrate to build the brain.

It’s easy to apply!
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The CANTAB Research Grant

mardi, 14 février 2017 17:34 Written by

The CANTAB Research Grant is open to anyone conducting research in the fields of neuroscience, psychology, psychiatry and related subjects where cognitive function is being measured.

The grant fund is to support with the costs of conducting a research study or associated with presenting research at a conference or event. The winning applicants will be rewarded with a grant fund, support from the Cambridge Cognition science team and a CANTAB Connect Research* license to assess cognitive function in their research project.

The winners of the 2016 grant awards can be found here

2017 Prizes:

Primary Award - The CANTAB Research Grant £750 ($950)

Two Secondary awards of £500 ($650)

All winners will also receive a CANTAB Connect Research software license with 150 assessments, worth over £1,500. 

Application deadline: 15th May 2017

Award date: June 2017

Who can apply?

The CANTAB Research Grant is open to anyone conducting research in the fields of psychology, psychiatry, neuroscience or related subjects and will be awarded to support a research project where cognitive function is being measured. 

What does the research grant include?

The winning applicants will receive a financial grant to support the costs of undertaking their research, as well as, a CANTAB Connect Research* software license with 150 assessments (worth over £1,500). The winners will also have access to mentoring and support from Cambridge Cognition's expert cognitive scientists, including a free online training session for CANTAB Connect Research to become familiar with all the features and functionality within the software.

CANTAB Connect Research contains validated neuropsychological assessments and cloud-based data management software for fast, reliable and precise measurement of cognitive function. 

CANTAB Connect Research includes voiceover test administration instructions view our FAQs for currently supported languages.

How do I apply?

The application process consists of the following elements: 

  • Research proposal (max. 2000 words)
  • Statement on how the funding will be utilized (max. 500 words)
  • Reference in support of the application from a senior member of the relevant university faculty.

Download and complete the application form and then submit it using the form below.

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vendredi, 10 février 2017 12:34 Written by

The French Neuroscience Society will support a certain number of PhD students willing to attend NeuroFrance 2017 which will be held in Bordeaux, France, from 17 to 19 May 2017. This support will consist in the exemption of the meeting registration fees.

The candidate must:

  • be a member of the French Neuroscience Society,
  • be a PhD student,
  • have submitted an abstract as 1st author for the meeting.

To be complete, the application must include (PDF format):

  • a brief curriculum vitae (one page maximum) including, information on education and a list of publications and/or communications at meetings,
  • the abstract submitted for the meeting,
  • a recommendation letter.

Applications must be submitted online.


The deadline for application is February 15, 2017.

The French Neuroscience Society offers support to PhD students or young investigators from Africa or Middle East countries in order to attend NeuroFrance 2017, to be held in Bordeaux, May 2017, and to visit French laboratories to search for a post-doctoral position in France.
Prior to their arrival in France, the applicants are requested to contact at least two French laboratories and set up visiting appointments. The financial support will be contingent upon proof of attendance at the meeting and confirmation of visit appointments in the French laboratories.

The following documents must be provided (please use Pdf files):
– A curriculum vitae in English (or French) which should include: the research interests, the provisional or effective year of defense and title of the thesis, publications, congresses /workshops / courses attended indicating presentation type (oral or poster), prizes and grants received as well as current position
– A personal motivation letter and a supervisor recommendation letter
– A copy of the invitation letters and/or confirmation of visiting appointments by French laboratories.

Click here to submit your application

Deadline for application: February 28, 2017.

Young Leaders Visitors Programme 2017

samedi, 03 décembre 2016 11:22 Written by

Applications are invited for the Young Leaders Visitors Programme 2017 in Sweden. Young Leaders Visitors Programme (YLVP) is an intercultural leadership programme for young leaders from the Middle East, North Africa and Sweden.

The programme offers personal and professional development to leaders who work for positive social change in the fields of democracy, human rights, sustainability and equality. YLVP provides the tools necessary to accomplish greater social impact.

YLVP builds and strengthens individual leadership through group-centric methods such as collaboration, feedback and reflection. Participants will learn in group from merited facilitators and from each other, through workshops, practical exercises and hands-on performance.


To apply to the Young Leaders Visitors Programme (YLVP) you have to:

  • be an NGO leader, legal worker, journalist, social worker, cultural worker, social entrepreneur, civil servant, youth politician or in another type of leadership role
  • work actively for democracy, sustainability, diversity and/or human rights
  • be between 22 and 32 years old (born 1984 – 1995)
  • have a good working knowledge of both written and spoken English
  • be a citizen of Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine*, Sweden, Syria, Tunisia or Yemen.
    • *Palestinian ID holders, including Jerusalem ID.

Please note that we are not able to make any exceptions to the eligibility requirements. Only completed applications will be considered.

Accommodation, Food and Travel:

All costs related to accommodation, food and transport during YLVP are covered by SI. SI also arranges and pays for the participants’ air travel to and from Sweden and to the location of the second module of the programme. Each participant is responsible for transportation costs within her/his own countries.

Application Process:

Apply by filling out our YLVP Application Form 2017 and by going to our application portal. Only applicants who have submitted a complete application will be considered for the programme. A complete application consists of:

  • a completed application form in English, including your contact details and the contact details of two reference persons;
  • an updated CV in English;
  • a letter of recommendation* (no more than 500 words) from a person who knows your work in the areas of democracy or human rights. The letter should motivate your participation in the programme with reference to the YLVP criteria; the letter should preferably be in English but could also be submitted in French or Arabic. We prefer that you use our template for the letter of recommendation, but it’s not compulsory. Templates are available in
  • English, French and Arabic;
  • a photo (not compulsory).

If you have any questions regarding the application form, please send an email to Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

Practical Information:

YLVP is made up of four weeks divided into two modules at separate times. Module one is three weeks long and always takes place in Sweden. Module two is one week long and takes place either in Sweden or in another location. The programme is in English.

Module 1:
In Sweden, 8–26 May, 2017

During the first module, we will dive straight into the experience-based leadership training with a focus on personal and group development. You will be an active participant in several seminars and workshops that touch on topics that are important and relevant to you and your ambitions – such as diversity, human rights, transparency, tolerance and other global challenges.

A substantial amount of time will also be dedicated to feedback, active listening and reflection. During the module, YLVP aims to create a safe space for you to explore your approach to driving social change. At the same time, you are expected to take a step out of your comfort zone and challenge your own behaviour as you go along.

The module involves advanced hands-on training with digital tools, tactics and security. All parts of the programme will be led by facilitators working actively in their respective field. Practical group assignments and project work run throughout the module in combination with at least one study visit to relevant Swedish organisations or institutions.

Module 2:
14–20 October, 2017 (location to be decided)

The second and final module takes place a few months after the end of Module 1, after you’ve had time to start implementing the lessons from the first module into your work. It will take place in Sweden or in another location.

The focus during Module 2 will be to maintain, build and expand the network, to continue the learning journey and follow up the development of your work. Just as the first module, this one includes workshops and seminars with speakers and builds on the sharing of the participants’ own experiences and knowledge.

Please note that the Young Leaders Visitors Programme is an intensive programme and all selected participants will have to commit to participating in all activities of both Module 1 and 2.

Important Documents:

Important Dates:

  • Call for application opens: 4 November 2016
  • Deadline for application: 5 December 2016
  • Skype or Google Hangouts interviews: 23–31 January 2017
  • Selected participants of YLVP 2016 will be informed by: 20 February 2017
  • YLVP 2017 Module 1 in Sweden: 8–26 May 2017
  • YLVP 2017 Module 2 (location to be confirmed): 14–20 October 2017

Wellcome grant schemes

samedi, 19 novembre 2016 13:14 Written by

Wellcome exists to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive.

If you’ve got a great idea in the areas we support, browse our grant schemes to find the one that’s right for you.

51 schemes available

Investigator Awards in Science

Offering flexible funding support to researchers at all career stages working on important questions of relevance to our scientific remit.

Investigator Awards in Humanities and Social Science

Offering flexible funding support to researchers in established posts at all career stages working on important questions of relevance to health.

Collaborative Awards in Science

Funding teams of researchers, consisting of independent research groups, to work together on the most important scientific problems that can only be solved through collaborative efforts.

Collaborative Awards in Humanities and Social Science

Promoting the development of new ideas and bringing disciplines together to speed the pace of discovery. This scheme funds teams who are tackling major health-related questions in the humanities and social sciences that require a collaborative approach.

Seed Awards in Science

Helping researchers develop novel ideas that will go on to form part of larger grant applications to the Wellcome Trust or elsewhere.

Seed Awards in Humanities and Social Science

Helping researchers develop compelling and innovative ideas that may go on to form part of larger grant applications.

Master's Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Providing junior researchers with the opportunity to gain research experience and training at Master's degree level. The scheme aims to support research that will improve public health and tropical medicine at a local, national and global level.

Training Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Offering research experience and training to early-stage researchers from low- and middle-income countries. The scheme aims to support research that will improve public health and tropical medicine at a local, national and global level.

PhD Training Fellowships for Clinicians

Offering clinicians the opportunity to undertake a PhD within a structured and mentored training environment.

Public Engagement Fund

This funding is for anyone with a great idea for engaging the public in conversations about health-related science and research. 

Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowships

Offering recently qualified postdoctoral researchers the opportunity to start independent research careers, working in some of the best research environments in the world.

Inspiring Science Fund

Supporting science centres across the UK. It's a capital fund that helps centres rethink what they do and what they offer to the public. 

Research Fellowships in Humanities and Social Science

Supporting humanities researchers and social scientists who want to explore areas of health but do not hold established academic posts.

Engagement Fellowships

Supporting and developing the careers of emerging leaders in public engagement.

Clinical Research Career Development Fellowships

Enabling medical, dental, veterinary and clinical psychology graduates to continue their research at postdoctoral level and develop scientific independence. The scheme provides support for up to eight years and the flexibility to balance research and clinical responsibilities.

Intermediate Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Helping mid-career researchers from low- and middle-income countries establish independent research programmes in those countries. The scheme aims to support research that will improve public health and tropical medicine at a local, national and global level.

Sir Henry Dale Fellowships

Providing support for postdoctoral researchers who aim to become independent scientists leading their own groups. The scheme is a partnership between the Royal Society and the Wellcome Trust.

Research Career Development Fellowships

Providing support for postdoctoral researchers at academic organisations in the Republic of Ireland who aim to become independent scientists leading their own group.

Research Career Re-entry Fellowships

Offering postdoctoral research scientists the opportunity to re-establish their scientific careers after a continuous break from research of at least two years.

Principal Research Fellowships

Providing long-term funding for senior research scientists of international standing.

Senior Research Fellowships in Basic Biomedical Science

Providing support for independent researchers at academic organisations in the UK and Republic of Ireland who'll become leaders in their scientific field.

Senior Research Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Enabling researchers from low- and middle-income countries to establish themselves as leading investigators in their scientific field. The scheme aims to support research that will improve public health and tropical medicine at a local, national and global level.

Senior Research Fellowships in Clinical Science

Giving clinical academics the opportunity to develop their research potential and to establish themselves as leading investigators.

Biomedical Vacation Scholarships

Providing promising undergraduates with hands-on experience of research during the summer vacation, with the aim of encouraging them to consider a career in research.

Research Resources Grants: Support for libraries and archives

Improving access to health-related library and archive collections across the UK and Republic of Ireland by supporting cataloguing, conservation and digitisation projects.

Research Bursaries

Supporting individuals working on small and medium-scale research projects that focus on library or archive collections supported by the Wellcome Trust. 

Research Awards for Health Professionals

Offering practising health professionals the opportunity to carry out humanities or social science research, in any area of health.

Wellcome Trust and National Institutes of Health Four-year PhD Studentships 

Offering postgraduate students collaborative PhD training at academic laboratories in the UK or Republic of Ireland and at the National Institutes of Health in the USA.

Four-year PhD Studentships in Science

Offering the most promising students in-depth postgraduate training at 32 programmes throughout the UK.

Four-year PhD Programmes in Science

Supporting PhD programmes in the UK and Republic of Ireland to train biomedical and public health researchers.

Doctoral Studentships

Enabling researchers to undertake humanities or social science doctoral degrees in any area of health.

PhD Programmes for Clinicians

Inviting organisations to establish PhD programmes for clinical academics.

Science Media Studentships

Offering financial support for PhD-level biomedical scientists to undertake postgraduate qualifications at Imperial College London or the National Film and Television School (NFTS).

University Awards in Humanities and Social Science

Enabling humanities and social science researchers to gain permanent positions at academic organisations.

The Hub Award

Bringing researchers and other creative professionals together at Wellcome Collection, to work on a two-year project.

Master's Awards in Humanities and Social Science

Enabling researchers to undertake humanities or social science Master's courses in any area of health.

Springboard - Health of the Public 2040 Awards

Supporting health social sciences and medical humanities researchers to launch independent careers. The scheme is a collaboration between the Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS) and Wellcome.

Springboard Awards

Providing small grants to support basic biomedical scientists as they develop their independent research careers. The scheme is a collaboration between the Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS) and the Wellcome Trust.

Daniel Turnberg Travel Fellowships

Offering short-term funding for biomedical researchers to travel between the UK and the Middle East to learn new techniques and develop academic collaborations.

Joint Global Health Trials scheme

Funding late-stage trials of interventions that will provide evidence to help improve health in low- and middle-income countries.

International Research Scholars Programme

Supporting early-career scientists who have trained in the UK or US and want to establish independent research programmes in a country outside of the G7.

Joint Health Systems Research Initiative

Supporting research based in low- and middle-income countries to improve health systems in those locations.

Starter Grants for Clinical Lecturers

Providing small grants to enable clinical lecturers to pursue their research work, gather preliminary data and strengthen their applications for longer-term fellowships and funding.

Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises programme

Providing support for research institutes and humanitarian organisations that work in partnership to improve health outcomes in humanitarian crises.

Sustaining Excellence Awards

Giving long-term support to organisations we've already funded, to increase the impact of their public engagement projects and develop new ways of working. This scheme helps organisations plan for the future and become more resilient.

Cryo-Electron Microscopy Equipment Grants

For structural and cell biologists who want to use cryo-electron microscopy equipment in their research. 

Europe and Global Challenges

Encouraging European and international researchers to work together on global health and environmental challenges. The scheme is funded by the Volkswagen Foundation, the Riksbankens Jubileumsfond and the Wellcome Trust.

Public Engagement Funding within Research Grants

Providing funding for Wellcome Trust researchers to engage the public with their work.

Biomedical Resource and Technology Development Grants

Providing support for researchers who want to establish or maintain biomedical resources (including databases and collections) for the benefit of the wider scientific community.

Multi-user Equipment Grants

Providing support for multi-user items of equipment.

Small Grants in Humanities and Social Science

Supporting small-scale research projects, scoping exercises and meetings.

Public Engagement Grants of up to £5000 are available to both Member and non-Members of The Society to promote the discussion of physiology with public audiences. 

We encourage collaborative applications, including those between expert science communicators, facilitators of public engagement, artists, musicians, thespians and our Members. Please contact the Society if you would like to be connected with a physiologist. 

The grant scheme aims to:

  • Inspire creative public engagement with physiology
  • Stimulate physiologists to share their stories, passion and expertise in innovative ways with wider audiences, particularly those that are traditionally hard to reach 
  • Increase dialogue between researchers and the public, in particular on topics such as the relevance of research to health, medicine and performance. 
  • Produce materials and resources which can be used for further public engagement and outreach work. 

Projects should:

  • Deliver a better understanding of physiology to lay audiences. 
  • Consider longevity and legacy.
  • Consider impact on both audiences and researchers.

Terms and conditions

  • Applications should be submitted by 11.59pm, Saturday 31 December 2016. 
  • Funds received through this grant scheme must only be used for the purpose outline in the application. 
  • Copies of generated material should be submitted to The Society where applicable. Physical material should be made readily available to Society Members either free or on low-cost loan or purchase for a period of at least 5 years after termination of the project. 
  • The Society must be acknowledged in all promotional material, website and at the event itself, and logo usage must be signed off by the office. 
  • Grant holder must provide regular feedback on the status of the activity/event to The Society Outreach Officer. 
  • Project should be completed within 12 months of funding unless discussed with the Outreach Officer.
  • Upon completion of the project you will be required to

Produced a detailed post-activity report detailing activities, outcomes and recommendations within 12 weeks. 

Complete a project learning and evaluation form. 

Work with the Outreach Officer to produce an e-book of resources for use by The Society’s Membership where applicable. 

Produce a poster to be displayed at meetings, on our website and featured in our magazine. 

  • Unspent funds must be returned to The Society. 
  • Proof of payments associated with this grant must be kept for a period of 3 months following the end of the grant period and, on request, provide us with such information.

If your are already registered in our portal click here to apply.

If you are not registered in our portal please click here to create a guest login. 

If you do not comply with the terms and conditions set out here, or if the grant is not used for the purpose with which it is given, the funds will be repayable at The Society's discretion.

The Society is committed to the principles of diversity, equality and inclusion, and thereby welcomes applications from individuals of all backgrounds. Applications that consider how to involve audiences from a range of different backgrounds (particularly those that are traditionally hard-to-reach) are encouraged.

Human Frontier Science Program

mardi, 15 novembre 2016 17:45 Written by

Research grants are provided for teams of scientists from different countries who wish to combine their expertise in innovative approaches to questions that could not be answered by individual laboratories.

Emphasis is placed on novel collaborations that bring together scientists preferably from different disciplines (e.g. from chemistry, physics, computer science, engineering) to focus on problems in the life sciences.

The research teams must be international. The principal applicant must be from one of the eligible countries. However, other participating scientists and laboratories may be situated anywhere in the world.

Applicants must submit a letter of intent to apply for a research grant via the HFSP web site with a deadline at the end of March, and after review, selected teams will be invited to submit a full application.

Two types of Research Grant are available: Young Investigators' Grants and Program Grants

Young Investigators' Grants are awarded to teams of researchers, all of whom are within the first five years after obtaining an independent laboratory (e.g. Assistant Professor, Lecturer or equivalent). Applications for Young Investigators' Grants will be reviewed in competition with each other independently of applications for Program Grants. Program Grants are awarded to teams of independent researchers at any stage of their careers. The research team is expected to develop new lines of research through the collaboration. Up to $450,000 per grant per year may be applied for. Applications including independent investigators early in their careers are encouraged


WFN Grants and Awards

mardi, 15 novembre 2016 17:44 Written by

The WFN make available a number of grants and awards on an annual basis.  These are:

Educational Grants

Each year the WFN provides a number of educational grants to projects which aim to improve brain health worldwide, through research or education.

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WCN 2017 Congress Bursaries

A limited number of bursaries will be ​awarded to young neurologists who wish to attend the Congress. 

The bursary comprises of free Congress Registration and a Travel Grant of €500.

Applications for bursaries will open in February 2017.

Junior Travelling Fellowships

The Junior Travelling Fellowships are awarded to young neurologists from countries classified by the World Bank as Low or Lower Middle Income, to attend approved international meetings.

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