Funding opportunities

The Elizabeth Blackwell Institute provides funding to support a range of strategically important research activities across the University of Bristol. All our funding is administered through the schemes described on this page or through the EBI Research Strands


Schemes that are currently open for applications

EBI Early Career Fellowship

This scheme aims to support early career researchers who wish to develop towards independent research careers. There is a 2 stage application process.

Applications for Stage 1 are now closed. 

Selected candidates will be invited to make a Stage 2 (full application).

Deadline for Stage 2 is 09:00 Thursday 21 November 2019.

 

EBI MRC Confidence in Concept Scheme (CIC)

With support from the MRC, the University has funding available to support health related translational projects. 

Deadline for Expressions of Interest is now closed.

Selected candidates will then be invited to make a Stage 2 (full application).

Deadline for Stage 2 is 16:00 Thursday 28 November 2019.

Health Data Science Funding Call

The Elizabeth Blackwell Institute Health Data Science research strand has funding available to support exemplar projects involving multidisciplinary collaborations across computer science/mathematics, engineering, health and social care, epidemiology and applied statistics, social science, and with members of the public.

The deadline for applications is 10:00 on 15 January 2020.

 

EBI Support for researchers applying for Wellcome Trust Investigator Awards

This scheme is designed to support a small number of permanent, early career academic staff at the University of Bristol, who are planning to apply for an Investigator Award from the Wellcome Trust.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

EBI Seed Fund: Public Engagement with Health Research

Seed funding is available for health researchers who would like to deliver public engagement events and activities. 

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. 

 

EBI Bridging Funds for Research Fellows

This scheme is designed to support a small number of academic staff at the University of Bristol who currently hold an externally funded research fellowship. 

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

EBI Workshop Support

EBI is offering support for workshops in health and biomedical research to facilitate new interdisciplinary connections.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

 

Returning Carers Scheme

The University of Bristol is running a Returning Carers Scheme (RCS) to support academic staff across all faculties in re-establishing their independent research careers.

The following schemes are currently closed for applications

Please watch this space for updates or register your interest in a scheme by contacting ebi-health@bristol.ac.uk

EBI Translational Acceleration and Knowledge Transfer (TRACK)

This scheme provides funding to support health related translational projects. 

We expect the next call for applications to open in February/March 2020.

 

EBI Clinical Primer scheme

This scheme is aimed at clinically qualified medical, veterinary and dental trainees who are at an early stage of their career.

We expect the next call for applications to open in June/July 2020.

 

 

 

 

EBI Postgraduate Discipline Hopping Fellowships

This scheme is designed to support a small number of postgraduate researchers currently enrolled on one of the University of Bristol Wellcome Trust-funded 4 year PhD programmes. 

EBI Research for Health challenge

This scheme was a challenge led scheme and the fore runner to EBI Research for Mental Health in Young People Challenge scheme.

  

EBI MRC Proximity to Discovery Industry Engagement Fund (PtoD)

With support from the MRC, funding for short term two-way people exchanges between industry and academia which align to MRC strategic priorities in population health, cardiovascular research, infection and immunity, neuroscience and cancer. 

Daphne Jackson Fellowship

The Fellowship is intended to support individuals who want to return to research in their careers as scientists, engineers, technologists and mathematicians, following a break of two years or more taken for family, caring or health reasons, and who will be conducting health-related research. 

EBI Research for Mental Health in Young People Challenge scheme

Funding available for challenge-led research projects addressing mental health in young people, with particular emphasis on University of Bristol students.

Wellcome Trust Open Access Policy

Any original research article arising out of research funded wholly or partially by the Wellcome Trust must be deposited in PubMed Central (PMC) and Europe PMC immediately upon publication or at the latest within six months of the journal publisher's official date of final publication. More details.

The Elizabeth Blackwell Institute gratefully acknowledges financial support from the Faculties, University of Bristol and the Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund

EBI funding career stages

The Concordat to support the career development of researchers

The University of Bristol has signed up to The Concordat to support the career development of researchers (PDF, 2,074kB) which is an agreement between funders and employers of research staff to improve the employment and support for researchers. It sets out clear standards that research staff can expect from the institution that employs them, as well as their responsibilities as researchers.

For more information please visit the Bristol Clear website

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