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Cleaner, More Efficient Conventional Fuels – Collaborative R&D & Feasibility Studies

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Innovate UK are to invest up to £5million in collaborative R&D and feasibility studies to stimulate innovation in the extraction and use of conventional fossil fuels. Innovate UK’s objectives are to support small and medium enterprises developing technologies in this area to link with operators, large companies, research organisations and other SMEs; support the development…

Kerri Jude

EXTENDED DEADLINE: What Works wellbeing

*** The Economic and Social Research Council has extended the deadline for its What Works wellbeing programme. The deadline has been extended from 2 December 2014 to 21 January 2015.***

For more information please visit the funders website.

EPSRC invites outline proposals for human-interaction with ICT


EPSRC is inviting outline proposals which will look at opportunities for how humans will interact with ICT technology in the future which will involve areas such as wearable devices, autonomous systems and an internet of things. The call is being run in parallel with the “Making Sense from Data” call, which is being issued simultaneously by…

OCEANERA-NET 2014 Joint Call


The OCEANERA-NET supports the coordination and cooperation of national/regional research funding programmes in ocean energy.  This first Joint Call for proposals aims to enable collaborative research, technological, development and innovation (RTDI) projects to tackle current challenges for the development and competitiveness of ocean energy technologies:  Wave Energy, Tidal Energy, Tidal and Ocean Currents, Salinity Gradient and Ocean…

Senior Research Fellowships in Basic Biomedical Science


The Wellcome Trust invites applications for its senior research fellowships in basic biomedical science. These support outstanding postdoctoral scientists based in academic institutions in the UK and Republic of Ireland. Candidates are expected to have an excellent track record in their scientific field and be able to demonstrate their ability to carry out independent research.…

Round 8 of the NIHR Fellowships Programme is now open for applications


The Department of Health’s National Institute for Health Research invites applications for its fellowship scheme. Applications are invited from individuals working in any sector or scientific discipline who propose to undertake people- or patient-based clinical and applied health research at an institution based in England. Closing Date: 21 January 2015, 1.00pm For more information please…

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Innovate UK invites applications for its call on technology-inspired innovation in advanced materials.

Supporting technological innovation in advanced materials, and in the areas of sustainability and materials security, materials for energy and high-value markets. Projects should focus on early-stage technical opportunities that contain a significant level of technical risk, and require companies to carry out most of the research in-house.

Closing Date: 14 January 2015.

For more information please visit the funders site.