EBI MRC Confidence in Concept Scheme (CiC)
With support from the MRC, the University has funding available to support health related translational projects. Funding is available to support projects which are at the stage of proof of concept (Confidence in Concept Awards). This scheme involves a two stage process: an outline stage followed by a full application stage. Applications that are successful at the outline stage will be invited to submit a full application for concept development funding. This scheme is open to all University of Bristol academic staff members. This scheme is currently closed for outline applications, please watch this space for future news.
EBI Translational Acceleration and Knowledge Transfer (TRACK)
This scheme provides funding to support health related translational projects. Funding is available to support projects which are at the stage of concept development. This scheme is open to all University of Bristol academic staff members. This scheme is currently closed for applications, please watch this space for future news.
EBI Research for Health challenge
This scheme aims to encourage healthcare practitioners and University of Bristol researchers to work together to develop innovative thinking around clinical problems. This scheme is currently closed for applications.
EBI Workshop Support
EBI is offering support for interdisciplinary workshops in health research at a new or emerging interface between two or more disciplines. This scheme is open to all permanent academic staff or senior, independently funded, research fellows. This scheme is open and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
EBI Clinical Primer Scheme
This scheme is aimed at exceptionally motivated clinically qualified medical, veterinary and dental trainees who are at an early stage of their career and is designed to give them the chance to experience a world-class research environment for the first time. Applicants must either be fully-qualified medical doctors or dentists and will have started, or be ready to start, their specialist training OR have completed a degree in veterinary medicine or veterinary science; an intercalated degree or other research experience (e.g. undergraduate vacation project) is also desirable. All applicants should be entitled to work within the European Economic Area (EEA). We expect to open the latest round of this scheme in November 2017, please watch this space for more news.
EBI Early Career Fellowships
Early Career Fellowships are designed to support exceptionally talented and motivated researchers who wish to further their career by applying for prestigious, independent, externally-funded fellowships to be held at Bristol. This scheme is available to internal (University of Bristol) and external applicants. This scheme is currently closed for applications. The 2017-18 round will be launched later in 2017.
EBI Bridging Funds for Senior 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. This scheme is open and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
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 ('Dynamic Cell Biology', 'Neural Dynamics'; and 'Molecular, Genetic and Lifecourse Epidemiology'). This scheme is currently closed for applications; however we plan to open this scheme again early in 2018, please watch this space for more information.
EBI Identifying Candidates for Wellcome Trust Investigator Awards
This scheme is designed to support a small number of permanent academic staff at the University of Bristol within the first five years of their appointment, who are planning to apply for an Investigator Award from the Wellcome Trust. This scheme is open and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Heads of Schools are asked to nominate members of staff who can be eligible for this scheme by emailing email@example.com
EBI MRC Proximity to Discovery Industry Engagement Fund
Medical Research Council (MRC) have awarded the University of Bristol £155,000 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. MRC see these secondments as a key way of exchanging skills and knowledge and developing longer term working relationships. This scheme is currently closed for outline applications, please watch this space for future news.
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 on return from extended leave (16 weeks or more) for reasons connected to caring - such as maternity leave, adoption leave, additional paternity leave, or leave to care for a dependant. This scheme is open and the deadline for applications is 30 April and 31 October each year.
The Elizabeth Blackwell Institute is able to provide funding to support a range of strategically important research activities across the University of Bristol. Faculty Deans, the Wellcome Trust and the University itself have kindly provided this support.
The table above gives an overview of the current EBI funding schemes. The information about our funding schemes will be updated as the new schemes are being developed and launched. You can find out more about each individual scheme by clicking on the scheme title. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the EBI Manager, Dr Nina Couzin, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Previously funded projects
The Elizabeth Blackwell Institute has funded over 100 different projects. These have varied from support of our most promising young researchers to interdisciplinary workshops to research projects including those with translational/commercial potential. You can download lists of EBI funded projects from 2013 - 2016 here.
Wellcome Trust Open Access Policy
Any original research article arising out of research funded wholly or partially by the Wellcome Trust (WT) 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 (PMC and Europe PMC mirror each other so the article only needs to be deposited in one). There is also a requirement for scholarly monographs and book chapters to be made open access.
Full details of the Wellcome Trust Open Access policy can be found on the Welcome Trust website [http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/About-us/Policy/Policy-and-position-statements/WTD002766.htm]
Further guidelines and information on claiming an open access publication fee payment can be found on the University of Bristol Library’s pages [http://www.bristol.ac.uk/library/support/research/wellcome-trust.html]
Where Trust-funded researchers have not complied with the Open Access Policy, sanctions will apply [http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/About-us/Policy/Spotlight-issues/Open-access/Guides/WTD018855.htm].
If you have any questions about Open Access, please contact email@example.com
The Elizabeth Blackwell Institute gratefully acknowledges financial support from the University of Bristol and the Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund.