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The Evelyn Trust Medical Research Grants

Nov 23, 2022

Applications are sought for clinical research projects (especially for newly established / early career researchers seeking to obtain their first funding), and for projects which enable medical support staff and teams achieve a step-change in service.

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Restricted Call: MRC New Units (internal deadline: 01 December 2022)

Nov 15, 2022

This email is a follow-up to our pre-announcement circulation from the 13th October, to provide more details on the University’s internal selection process for this call.

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2022 Trinity Bradfield Prize

Nov 8, 2022

The 2022 Trinity Bradfield Prize is open for applications, designed to support translating early-stage technologies into real world impact.

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Cambridge Centre for AI in Medicine Clinic

Nov 8, 2022

During the clinic, you will be informed about the opportunities of AI for healthcare, as well as additional information about the work they do and how you can use it in your work.

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Internal Call: Isaac Newton Trust / University of Cambridge Early Career Support Scheme for the ST and SPS (internal deadline: 21 November 2022)

Nov 8, 2022

The scheme aims to support recently appointed University Lecturers with start-up funds to kick-start their research careers and attract further external funding.

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Funding opportunity: BBSRC Impact Pump-Priming Call 2022

Nov 3, 2022

Projects must fall within the BBSRC remit, but importantly, previous or current BBSRC funding is NOT a requirement this year.

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Women Scientists at the LMB Symposium

Oct 14, 2022

10th & 11th November - deadline approaching for registration

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BNA: New treatments for pain

Oct 14, 2022

New treatments for pain will bring together approximately 120 people from the commercial, academic, and not-for-profit sectors to share current knowledge, identify future directions, and enable collaboration, providing delegates with meaningful and practical ways to accelerate their own work into developing treatments for pain.

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BNA 2023 Festival of Neuroscience

Oct 14, 2022

BNA2023 early bird registration and poster abstract submission deadline: Wednesday 30th November.

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Funding for impact is available for BBSRC remit projects

Oct 12, 2022

The BBSRC IAA Pump-Priming Funding Call 2022 is now open to support early-stage impact projects and knowledge exchange with users in industry, policy and third sector organisations, with a view to accelerating the translation of research outputs into impacts.  

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Child Development Forum

Oct 10, 2022

Date: Tuesday 11th October

Time: 9:30-11:00am

Location: Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, 15 Chaucer Road

Zoom link (for those unable to attend in person) details below.

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Restricted call: ESRC New Investigator Grants

Oct 10, 2022

The ESRC have announced their New Investigator Grant  scheme. This scheme is suitable for early career researchers who have yet to make the transition to be an independent researcher. (internal selection deadline 5pm Monday, 14 November 2022)

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Paykel Lecture: ‘Brains on Fire - Is some Mental Illness caused by Immune Dysfunction’

Oct 10, 2022

This year’s Paykel Lecture will be taking place on  Thursday 3rd November at 5pm at The Martin Cohen Lecture Theatre, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute in the Li Ka Shing Centre.

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Medical Research Council (MRC) Town Hall

Oct 10, 2022

Medical Research Council (MRC) is visiting the University on 27 October 2022. During the visit, MRC will host a Town Hall in the Ground Floor Lecture Theatre of the Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre, Biomedical Research Council, Addenbrookes site, from 10:15 - 11:15

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Recruitment Open for Future Leaders Fellowships Peer Review College and UKRI Talent Panel College

Oct 9, 2022

Apply directly to UKRI by 4th November, 2022. 

Unlike previous rounds where UKRI asked organisations to nominate prospective PRC members, UKRI will now accept applications directly from individuals who wish to nominate themselves. 

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Impact Funding Call: BBSRC IAA Pump-Priming Funding 2022

Oct 7, 2022

The BBSRC IAA Pump-Priming funding call 2022 is now open to support early-stage impact projects and knowledge exchange with users in industry, policy and third sector organisations, with a view to accelerating the translation of research outputs into impacts.

Deadline for applications: Monday 21 November, 4pm

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Venture Creation Weekend: Clinicians and Healthcare Professionals

Oct 7, 2022

Date: Friday 14-15 October, 5.30-9pm and 9am-8pm

Venue: The Pitt Building, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1RP

The Judge Entrepreneurship Centre Venture Creation weekend has been designed for clinicians and allied healthcare professionals and offers early-stage innovators the opportunity to explore the potential in their ideas with the support of experienced mentors and industry experts.

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Entrepreneurial Pathways to Impact: Spinning-out your Research

Oct 7, 2022

Date:Tuesday 18 October, 3.30-5.30pm

Venue:Howard Theatre, Downing College

This event is hosted by Cambridge Innovation Capital and Cambridge Enterprise. Join them for talks, case studies and advice to inspire academics and researchers in their journey to create commercial impact from research through the formation of spin-out companies.

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CBC on Virtual Tour: Use of Health and Care Data by Businesses

Oct 7, 2022

Date: Wednesday 2 November, 12.30-1.30pm

Venue: Online via Zoom

Join Mark Avery for this fascinating webinar on: Attitudes towards the use of health and care data by commercial organisations for R&D purposes. 

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Paykel Lecture: ‘Brains on Fire - Is some Mental Illness caused by Immune Dysfunction’

Oct 7, 2022

Date: Thursday 3 November, 5-7pm

Venue: The Martin Cohen Lecture Theatre, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute

This year’s Paykel Lecture, entitled ‘Brains on Fire - is some mental illness caused by immune dysfunction’ will be given by Belinda Lennox from the University of Oxford, following an introduction from Tamsin Ford, Head of Department of Psychiatry.

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Lunch and Learn Event: ‘Adopting Strategies that Successfully Impact Drug Development Programs Including Rare Diseases’

Oct 7, 2022

Date: Thursday 13 October, 11am-1pm

Venue: Kings Hedges Room, The Babraham Research Campus, Cambridgeshire, CB22 3AT

Join a Lunch and Learn event hosted by OneNucleus in-person in Cambridge on the topic of ‘Adopting Strategies that Successfully Impact Drug Development Programs Including Rare Diseases’

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Milner Seminar Series: ‘Accelerating Treatments for Rare Disease: How Healx uses AI to increase the probability of success in Drug Discovery’

Oct 7, 2022

Date: Wednesday 19 October, 4pm

Venue: Hybrid event and in person at the Lecture Theatre, Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre and online

The Milner Seminar Series features talks from scientists in academia and industry, highlighting advances in the understanding of disease and therapeutic approaches.

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PdOC Research Showcase Day Event and College Dinner

Oct 7, 2022

Date: Friday 28 October (day event) Saturday 29 October (Murray Edwards College dinner)

Venue: The Postdoc Centre, 105 Eddington Place, Cambridge, CB3 1AS

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Development i-Teams

Oct 7, 2022

Apply for Development i-Teams by Tuesday 18 October to help use Cambridge ideas in the developing world.

Deadline for applications: Tuesday 18 October

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Wellcome Access to Expertise Funding Call

Oct 7, 2022

Applications are invited for the CATS administrated Access to Expertise call (AtE).  Deadline for applications: Monday 31 October

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EnterpriseTECH at Cambridge Judge Business School

Oct 7, 2022

Are you curious about the start-up world? Could you be an entrepreneur or a future founder? Or maybe you're interested in joining a start-up? EnterpriseTECH helps you build your entrepreneurship skills, understand commercialisation pathways and early-stage business development.

Deadline for inventor project proposals: Monday 10 October

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Impact Funding Call: EPSRC IAA Early-stage Commercialisation Fund 2022

Oct 7, 2022

The EPSRC IAA Early-stage Commercialisation Fund aims to enhance the commercial exploitation of Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) research areas. 

Deadline for applications: Monday 21 November,

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G2T Webinar: Considering Regulations While Developing a Medical Device: Never Too Early!

Oct 7, 2022

Date: Wednesday 12 October, 4-5pm

Venue: Online

The next webinar as part of the  will be presented by the Director of Cambridge RA, Ltd., Dr Ben Jacoby. Dr Jacoby is a regulatory consultant with extensive experience in helping academics as well as companies in the development of new medical devices.

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Annual Paykel lecture - Belinda Lennox - November 3rd

Jul 29, 2022

This year’s lecture, entitled ‘Brains on Fire- is some mental illness caused by immune dysfunction’ will be given by Professor Belinda Lennox from the University of Oxford, following an introduction from Professor Tamsin Ford, Head of Department of Psychiatry.

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AstraZeneca-Funded Non-Clinical PhD studentships (2023 intake) Expression of Interest (Deadline: 22nd August 2022)

Jul 29, 2022

The aim of this programme is to fund 3.5 year Non-Clinical PhD studentships at the University of Cambridge (UoC) for talented graduates in research areas which align with the strategic interests of AstraZeneca (AZ).

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Whitaker Neuroengineering - Aug 10th-12th, Cambridge UK

Jul 29, 2022

The mission of the WINN workshop is to connect researchers from around the world who develop technology for neural interfaces and those who use these technologies (e.g. neuroscientists, clinical researchers, neurosurgeons, etc).

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Epilepsy Research UK 2022/23 Grant Round NOW OPEN

Jul 6, 2022

Researchers throughout the UK will be able to apply for Fellowships, Projects and Pilot Studies that aim to provide help for today through clinical research improving treatments, and hope for tomorrow through lab-based studies seeking to prevent epilepsy.

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Applications are now open: The Vice Chancellor's Research Impact and Engagement Awards 2022

Jul 6, 2022

The Awards will recognise outstanding achievement, innovation and creativity in devising and implementing ambitious engagement and impact plans which have the potential to create significant economic, social and cultural impact from and engagement with and for research.

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Restricted Call: Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarships (internal deadline: 17th October, 2022)

Jul 6, 2022

The Leverhulme Trust has announced the Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarships. 10 awards of £1.95M each will be made to UK universities to fund up to 18 Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarships.

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Restricted call: UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships – Round 7 (internal deadline: 14th September 2022)

Jul 1, 2022

This scheme aims to support early career researchers and innovators who are transitioning to or establishing research independence.

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Optic Neuropathies Training Day 6th of September 2022

Jun 29, 2022

Mr Patrick Yu Wai Man and Miss Brinda Muthusamy invite you to join them at the 2022 Optic Neuropathies Training Day.

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50th Cambridge Ophthalmological Symposium - The Eye and the Brain - 7th-8th September 2022

Jun 29, 2022

Join leading ophthalmic researchers and clinicians from around the world discuss and debate past learnings, current insights and future possibilities. A fascinating journey from brain to eye, space travel to artificial intelligence, the perception of beauty to defying aging.

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Careers for neuroscientists in Artificial Intelligence - FREE for BNA members

Jun 13, 2022

The purpose of this event is twofold: to raise awareness of careers in AI to neuroscience postgraduate and Early Career Researchers (ECRs), and to give the chance for commercial organisations to acquire and diversify their talent pool.

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Calcium Signalling Cambridge 2022 - September 2nd 2022

Jun 13, 2022

A one-day calcium signalling meeting at Queens' College celebrating the career of Professor Colin Taylor.

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C2D3 Early Career Researcher Seed Fund 2022

Jun 6, 2022

C2D3 are excited to announce a Seed Fund for Early Career Researchers. C2D3 will award 5x £2000 Seed Funding to Early Career Researchers. Applications are invited from University of Cambridge Early Career Researchers, with the aim of the grants to provide a step towards an independent research career. Applications should focus on cross-disciplinary data science or AI.

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Wellcome Developing Concept Fund (DCF) and MRC Confidence in Concept (CiC) calls

Jun 6, 2022

Funding of up to £50,000 (100% direct costs only) for a maximum duration of nine months is available to support early stage translational research from discovery science into new therapies (including repurposing of existing therapies), diagnostics and medical devices.

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Paul G Allen - Call for Discovery Centre Program for Neuroimmune Interactions Program

Jun 6, 2022

This initiative aims to support research that will answer large, paradigm-shifting, and fundamental biological questions at the intersection of immunology and neuroscience that may ultimately change the way we think about normal physiology.

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ADDF-Harrington - Grant Opportunity for UK-based Pis

Jun 6, 2022

The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) and Harrington Discovery Institute provide funding and drug development support of research efforts that aim to treat or prevent Alzheimer’s disease, related dementias and cognitive-decline associated with aging. Each year up to two ADDF-Harrington Scholars are chosen.

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Congratulations to all members of Cambridge Neuroscience on a successful REF 2021

May 23, 2022

93% of Cambridge's overall submissions were rated as world leading or internationally excellent and submissions within the STEM subjects were all rated over 90% world-leading or internationally excellent. We are very proud of all of our scientists for making Cambridge a special place in which to work! 

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Restricted call: ESRC New Investigator Grants (internal deadline 5pm Mon, 20 Jun 2022)

May 23, 2022

This scheme is suitable for early career researchers who have yet to make the transition to be an independent researcher. Proposals are welcome in any topic which falls within ESRC’s remit, including projects at the “interface with the wider sciences”, provided that social sciences accounts for at least 50% of the proposed research. The ESRC will award grants of between £100-300K (covered at 80%fEC).

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Cambridge Imaging Festival 2022 - Tue 28th June 2022

May 23, 2022

The program also includes extensive opportunities for staff and students to present their work through short “data blitz” pre-recorded talks and via posters during the breaks. Prizes will be awarded for the two best posters.

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NeuroBridges2022 | 4-15th September 2022

May 10, 2022

The school, taking place in France, will provide an overview of theoretical and experimental frameworks used to study a variety of decision making processes. It will cover  different model systems from rodents to humans and a plethora of decision making mechanisms.

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Opportunity to join the STFC Advisory Network - deadline 15 May 2022

May 10, 2022

STFC are actively encouraging academics, scientists and researchers (including those in their early career stages) to consider applying to this call. STFC committees are collaborative and welcome a diversity of experiences, perspectives and insights into the decision-making process in the interests of the science community.

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Understanding Behaviour: Molecular, Cellular and Systems Approaches - FENS mini conference - 9th July 2022

May 10, 2022

The European Brain and Behaviour Society (EBBS), European Behavioural Pharmacology Society (EBPS), European Molecular and Cellular Cognition Society (EMCCS) and International Behavioural and Neural Genetics Society (IBANGS) have jointly organized a mini conference titled Understanding Behaviour: Molecular, Cellular and Systems Approaches to describe the most innovative theoretical and technical advancements in the field.

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Upcoming Engaged Researcher Training

Apr 27, 2022

Lots of opportunities to improve your public engagement skills!

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16th EXCITE Zurich Summer School on Biomedical Imaging

Apr 11, 2022

The EXCITE summer school is dedicated to teaching the basics and wider context necessary to understand recent advances and current challenges in biological and medical imaging. Cutting-edge techniques using a wide range of image-formation mechanisms.

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Brain Cancer Virtual Institute launch event 26th April 2022

Apr 11, 2022

From April 2022, the Neuro-oncology Programme within the CRUK Cambridge Centre will be transforming to become the CRUK Brain Cancer Virtual Institute.

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Neurotalks are back!

Apr 5, 2022

Neurotalks are a great chance to hear about colleagues research in a fun, snappy and informal way (think Ted talks, but all brain themed!), and to catch up over a few drinks.

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Investigating neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs) using big data: Great data = great responsibility

Apr 5, 2022

Please join us for an exciting (and free!) online webinar showcasing talks from five international neurodevelopmental disorder experts followed by a panel discussion.

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Improving Translation in Neuroscience - BNA IRL event

Apr 5, 2022

Hosted jointly with the BNA's partners at the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, London this important Industry and academia symposium is FREE for BNA members.

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Week 2 of the Cambridge Festival - what's on!

Apr 5, 2022

Machine learning, stroke treatment and sending your brain waves into space - check it all out and more at the second week of the Cambridge Festival. 

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Call to get involved with Summer CAMP

Apr 5, 2022

Last year, a group of postgrads from Psychiatry, Psychology, and the CBU put on a Summer CAMP (Cambridge Access to Mental Health & Psychology), a widening participation summer programme at the University.

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Restricted call: Turing Artificial Intelligence World-Leading Researcher Fellowships: Round 2 (internal deadline 9th May 2022)

Apr 1, 2022

The UKRI has announced the Turing Artificial Intelligence World-Leading Researcher Fellowships: Round 2.

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Coordinated Call: MRC purchase mid-range equipment for biomedical research - EoI stage (Internal deadline: 28 April 2022)

Apr 1, 2022

The MRC has announced a new call providing funding for mid-range research equipment across MRC's scientific areas.

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BBSRC DTP: Call for iCASE projects - extended deadline

Apr 1, 2022

Cambridge will be applying to BBSRC in May for renewed DTP funding to support admission of two cohorts of DTP3 students to start in Oct 2023 and 2024 and require potential projects.

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Women in Neuroscience - apply now!

Mar 28, 2022

A new platform to inspire, connect and support female neuroscientists is emerging: WiN UK! They're looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join the team, from students to senior neuroscientists.

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Building Bridges in Medical Sciences Conference - 19 March 2022

Mar 8, 2022

A one-day conference about the importance of biomedical research and how to translate it into industrial reality.

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Academy of Medical Sciences Springboard Round 8

Mar 7, 2022

This scheme aims to support newly independent biomedical scientists (from molecular, cellular and structural biology to anatomical, physiological, psychological, epidemiological and public health research areas) to launch their research careers.

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Wellcome Connecting Science | Molecular Neurodegeneration and Therapeutic Approaches

Mar 7, 2022

This popular discussion-based course will provide an overview of the molecular basis of neurodegenerative disorders.

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TEDxCambridgeUniversity Conference ticket release

Feb 28, 2022

re-release tickets for this year’s TEDxCambridgeUniversity annual conference, ‘The Restoration Project’, are now available on FIXR.

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Restricted call: Mental Health Research UK – PhD Scholarship 2023

Feb 28, 2022

Mental Health Research UK (MHR UK) have announced a new round of competitions for two PhD Scholarships beginning September 2023.

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Children and artificial intelligence: risks, opportunities and the future

Feb 22, 2022

The event aims to explore the future of online safety, and how to harness the opportunities of language-based AI for children while also ensuring that potential risks are minimised.

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Funding Opportunity - Neurosciences and mental health partnership

Feb 22, 2022

Apply for a grant to support new partnerships between diverse groups of researchers in neurosciences and mental health.

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Creating Research Impact through Commercialisation

Feb 22, 2022

If you are an academic, researcher or PhD student based within the University of Cambridge, and would like to learn more about how to commercialise the outcomes of your research, including protecting your intellectual property, or disclosing your inventions to the University; Cambridge Enterprise will be holding this webinar to explain how it‘s done.

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CUED Bioengineering conference

Feb 22, 2022

This half-day conference will showcase current collaborations between engineers, scientists and the wider biological and biomedical community, and aims to build bridges between researchers and practitioners in these areas. 

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Industry funding potentially compromising gambling addiction research, say experts

Feb 22, 2022

Writing in The Lancet Psychiatry, a group of clinicians and scientists set out their priorities for tackling the pervasive problem of gambling addiction, or ‘gambling disorder’.

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The Brain Conference - 24/25th February - online conference

Feb 22, 2022

The Brain Conference has been developed to provide educational and research sessions for students, clinicians and academics working throughout the neuroscience sector.

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Computation @ Cambridge’ meeting - 30th March 2022

Feb 22, 2022

This in-person event will bring together PIs from across the University who use computational approaches to study brain and behaviour - stretching from electrophysiology to social psychology.

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First ever BNA Members’ Meeting - Online, 27-28 April 2022

Feb 22, 2022

A unique, supportive and friendly members-only space to discuss plans, challenges, thoughts, problems and solutions, so that together we can do the very best neuroscience.

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Register for FENS 2022!

Feb 22, 2022

Get ready for a rich and exciting scientific programme that will give you the chance to discover all the latest scientific and technological developments in Paris, France.

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2022 Milner Therapeutics Symposium

Feb 22, 2022

The Milner Therapeutics Institute are hosting their first ever Hybrid Symposium, and will welcome up to 500 delegates in person and also live-stream the event for those who are overseas or unable to attend. Registration to the Symposium is free, and is open to academics and Milner affiliated companies only.

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Cumberland Lodge Fellowships 2022-24

Feb 22, 2022

Every year, the Cumberland Lodge Fellowship gives 10 doctoral students the opportunity to get involved in our work; bringing together people from different backgrounds, ages, and perspectives, to address the causes and effects of social division and work towards more open and inclusive societies.

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Restricted Call: Leverhulme Trust Research Leadership Awards (internal deadline: 21st March 2022)

Feb 15, 2022

These awards are designed to: “support talented scholars who have successfully launched a university career but who need to build a research team of sufficient scale to tackle a distinctive research problem.

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Restricted call: ESRC New Investigator Grants (Internal deadline: 5pm Monday 21 March 2022)

Feb 14, 2022

This scheme is suitable for early career researchers who have yet to make the transition to be an independent researcher.

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Restricted Call: Rosetrees Trust Interdisciplinary Prize 2022

Feb 14, 2022

Applications are now open for the Rosetrees Trust Interdisciplinary Prize 2022 to stimulate collaborative research between Medicine and Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning - Internal deadline: 22nd February 2022.

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Asahi Kasei Pharma Open Innovation in 2022

Feb 14, 2022

Proposals are solicited concerning new drug seeds (drug target and drug candidate) and technologies in the therapeutic fields of autoimmune disease, critical care medicine, neurodegenerative disease, pain and neuropathy, bone disease, and drug discovery platform technology.

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BNA-Brain Carer Grants

Feb 14, 2022

The BNA is currently inviting applications for BNA-Brain Carer Grants to help cover expenses associated with caring responsibilities and enable participation in either BNA-hosted or external neuroscience events.

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The Milner Consortium call is open!

Feb 14, 2022

The Milner Therapeutics Consortium is excited announce its second call for research proposals, which is now open! The deadline for applications is 30th March 2022.

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Cambridge Methods in Cognitive Neuroscience Day

Feb 1, 2022

The Methods Day will consist of over 20 short talks, mostly from researchers around Cambridge, on methodological innovations and new applications in brain imaging, brain stimulation, behavioural research and web-based experiments. It is aimed at the broader Cambridge cognitive neuroscience community, from PhD students to PIs.

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