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Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

Wolfson Research Institute Funding Opportunities

Call for small grants – Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing 2015/16

The WRI invites proposals for small grants (we envisage these being in the range £8k-£12k) for research within the Institute’s remit that is designed to lead to the submission of an externally-funded large grant proposals within 12 months of completing the WRI small grant. There is a total of £20k of funding available for this call, and proposals will be assessed by the Director, Co-Director and Assistant Director in terms of their value for money, research quality and likelihood of leading to a large grant proposal.

Applications should take the form of two sides of A4 which briefly explains the background to the research, its aims and methods, and which funder the large grant proposal will be submitted to and when. Applications should also list the researchers who are part of the research time and the time they will be able to commit to the project.

Please note that all funds should be spent in the academic year 2015/16 so timescales will be tight. We would also expect all bidders to be associated with a Wolfson-affiliated Special Interest Group or Centre, and we are prepared to pay conference costs (if they can be justified) but not publication costs.

Applications should be submitted by 12pm on Friday 8th January, and we will aim to get decisions made as quickly as possible after then. All inquiries to Ian Greener, Executive Director of the WRI, on

Seedcorn Research Fund

There are increasing opportunities for Durham University academics to use their disciplinary expertise in multidisciplinary contexts with more research funders looking to support work that crosses traditional boundaries, combines several perspectives or methods, solves problems that remain intractable within a single discipline, or even fosters new disciplines. Such work is very rewarding, but requires much more extensive planning and teamwork in its early stages than a "single investigator" project.

For more information about the Seedcorn Research Fund please click here which will take you to the Seedcorn Funding information page located on the Research Office website.

External Grant Funding

Please visit our External Funding List here to access a useful resource which uses Research Professional to gather up to date grant information from a number of funding bodies. Our lists are provided in closing date order.