Project call for research in skin and oral disease
The Skin and Oral Disease theme with the NIHR Newcastle BRC are seeking applications for projects
Deadline: 4th January 2021
The NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre is able to offer some targeted additional funding to support the development of existing or new projects, or to support alternative strands of work within the Newcastle BRC skin and oral disease theme. In this context, we are launching a call for small scale projects (6-12 months duration), specifically aimed at cross cutting projects and providing proof of concept data that would support further research in the areas of ageing and multiple-long term conditions. Applications from early career researchers would be particularly welcomed.
Please note, this opportunity is available to Newcastle University and Newcastle Hospitals researchers only.
This call is open to both clinical and non-clinical researchers.
- We are seeking to fund 2-3 projects of around £15-£20K.
- Proposals must relate to the Newcastle BRC’s skin and oral disease theme and can be an extension of existing projects or be novel and support alternative strands of work which will feed into the next iteration of the Newcastle BRC.
- Proposals which link to other Newcastle BRC themes (ageing syndromes & multiple long term conditions, dementia, liver disease, musculoskeletal and neuromuscular disease) will be viewed particularly favourably as well as those looking at research in skin and oral disease from the perspectives of digital health, big data/informatics and/or multimorbidity.
- Projects should consider and describe clearly how they relate to ageing or multi-morbidity whether through common symptoms, mechanistic pathways, diagnostic approaches etc.
- There needs to be clear deliverables within a 6-12 month period with projects starting no later than April 2021.
- Animal work cannot be funded.
- Costs can include salaries, consumables and/or equipment with the latter capped at £5K. Salary of the lead applicant is not covered.
Please complete the brief application form below and provide a two page CV of the lead applicant and return to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on 4th of January 2021.
We appreciate this is relatively soon given holidays, but need to feedback early in the new year to the NIHR regarding our planned use of this additional funding – hence the short timeline.
However, to ensure the process is not onerous, the application is deliberately brief and light touch and indicative costs are all that is needed at this stage; full/formal costing will only be expected if proposal is selected for potential funding.