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The Brain Awareness Week 2020 call for projects has been launched!

Dec 20, 2019

FENS, on behalf of the Dana Foundation, offers financial support of up to 1,000 EUR to event organisers within Europe during the Brain Awareness Week.

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CamBRAIN - Cheese & Wine - In conversation with Trevor Robbins & Barbara Sahakian

Dec 20, 2019

You are invited to our very special evening in conversation with Trevor Robbins and Barbara Sahakian. Places are limited and aimed at Cambridge Neuroscience Early Career Researchers.

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Rising Stars Public Engagement training

Dec 2, 2019

The next Rising Stars Public Engagement course starts mid-January, with an application deadline of Monday 6 January 2020.

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Medical i-Teams

Nov 29, 2019

Interested in commercialising new medical inventions and matching them to user needs? Looking for some hands-on experience? Then read on!

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Post Docs and ECRs: How can your research influence policy?

Nov 29, 2019

This lunchtime event is aimed at Post-Docs and Early Career Researchers and is designed to help you think about how your research can influence policy.

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Restricted call: Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships (internal deadline 12.00 noon, 11 December 2019)

Nov 28, 2019

The Foundation’s three-year program aims to train Engaged Leaders, in order to build the capacity for academics to make their research accessible beyond academia, to partner and work with a diversity of actors across society, and to help address some of the most pressing domestic and global issues of direct relevance for the future of Canada.

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The Evelyn Trust Medical Research and Health and Wellbeing Grants

Nov 8, 2019

Each year, they hope to make grants totalling between £500,000 and £1.5m and will consider applications for any amount, up to £250,000.

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Neuro-oncology Programme Pump Prime Funds 2020-2021

Nov 8, 2019

The Neuro-Oncology Programme at the CRUK Cambridge Centre are inviting applications for pump prime funding to address current issues in brain and CNS cancers.

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The Engaged Researcher: Pathways to Impact and Public Engagement

Nov 8, 2019

This course is going to disentangle academic and non-academic impact. It will explore the current research environment and impact agenda and help you understand how research is funded.

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Alzheimer’s Research UK East Network 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting and AGM

Nov 8, 2019

Registration is now open for the Alzheimer’s Research UK East Network 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting and AGM.

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The Future of Healthcare Innovations

Nov 4, 2019

You are invited to a talk about the changing trends of innovations in the healthcare space, followed by discussion about mental health.

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"NeuroTalks: The Ageing Brain" 7th November @ The Cambridge Brew House, 6.30pm!

Nov 4, 2019

CamBRAIN (together with PNN) will host the first Neurotalks of the year at the Cambridge Brew House on 7th November at 6.30pm.

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Isaac Newton Trust / Wellcome Trust ISSF / University of Cambridge Joint Research Grants Scheme

Oct 28, 2019

The primary aim of the scheme is to provide support for newly appointed individuals to allow them to develop projects which will lead to a full application for external funding (e.g. project grant from a Research Council or equivalent).

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KEN Pump Prime Funding Scheme is now open for application

Oct 28, 2019

KEN colleagues are invited to apply for up to £20k of ‘pump priming’ funding for challenge-led activities, to support collaborative research between the University and industry.

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Restricted call: Student engagement in knowledge exchange (Nov 1 deadline)

Oct 11, 2019

Research England and the Office for Students have announced the Student Engagement in Knowledge Exchange Demonstrating what works for students call.

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The Role of Health Partnerships in Tackling Global Challenges

Oct 11, 2019

Join for an evening of informative talks, networking and to learn about the work of Cambridge Global Health Partnerships.

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Funding - Citizen Science Exploration Grant

Oct 11, 2019

UKRI is offering the opportunity to apply for up to £20,000 (100% fEC) to allow researchers to develop pilot projects to build citizen science capacity into their work.

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Restricted call: BA Global Professorships 2020 (internal deadline 18 November 2019)

Oct 11, 2019

The purpose of the Global Professorships is to enable world-class scholars in the social sciences or humanities to further their individual research goals while strengthening the UK research base and advancing the research goals and strategies of their UK host universities.

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ENTERPRISETECH: Apply by 25 October

Oct 11, 2019

Are you a PhD, postdoc, early career academic or research-related member of staff who would like the opportunity to develop skills in entrepreneurship while exploring the commercial potential of real, early-stage innovations?

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Cambridge New Therapeutics Forum (CamNTF) September Meeting

Aug 21, 2019

The September meeting of the Cambridge New Therapeutics Forum (CamNTF) is now open for registration. This meeting will be hosted by AstraZeneca at Academy House on Hills Road, Cambridge on the 11/09. 

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Public Engagement Starter Fund

Aug 16, 2019

The Public Engagement Starter Fund is an exciting opportunity for University of Cambridge researchers to apply for small grants to undertake innovative public engagement with research activities. Grants ranging from £500 - £1,500 are available.

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The Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine research prize

Aug 16, 2019

The Lister Institute is now accepting applications for their 2020 Research Prizes (six awards worth £250,000 each).

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Cambridge Trust & Technology Initiative 2019 Symposium- Sept 19th

Aug 16, 2019

 Join the Cambridge Trust & Technology Initiative at our symposium at Churchill College, Cambridge on September 19th, from 2pm to 8pm and be part of this conversation.

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SYNAPSES Seminar invitation for postdocs

Aug 15, 2019

SYNAPSES, Seminars at Yale Neuroscience: Advanced Postdoc Extramural Series.

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Consultancy workshop for academics & researchers 2 Oct

Aug 15, 2019

Do you want to share your knowledge through consultancy projects? Perhaps you are already consulting, but want to refresh your expertise in this area.

If so, Cambridge Enterprise is delighted to be offering this half-day training course to academics and researchers of the University.

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Chemistry Networks 2019: Focus on AI and Machine Learning

Aug 2, 2019

The Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, invites you to attend its annual industry networking and showcase event: Chemistry Networks 2019: Focus on AI and Machine Learning

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High levels of oestrogen in the womb linked to autism

Aug 2, 2019

Cambridge Neuroscientists have identified a link between exposure to high levels of oestrogen sex hormones in the womb and the likelihood of developing autism.

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Registration is open for Artificial & Biological Cognition and David Marr: 50 years on

Aug 2, 2019

#ABC2019 comprises seven sessions including ‘Reinforcement Learning’, ‘Navigation’, ‘Robotics’, ‘Communication’, ‘Vision’ ‘Mental Health’ and ‘Neuroethics of AI.

#Marr2019: In addition, we are hosting a special satellite meeting to celebrate David Marr, one of the founding fathers of computational neuroscience, on the 50th anniversary of his thesis.

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#Marr2019 | David Marr: 50 years on | 11 September 2019

Aug 2, 2019

David Marr stands as a giant in the development of neuroscience, where he brought his insights from mathematical theory to a largely experimental subject in which dramatic new findings were being made - come and celebrate him and his legacy in Cambridge this September. 

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#ABC2019 - Artificial & Biological Cognition | 12-13 September 2019

Aug 2, 2019

Registration is now open for 7th Cambridge Neuroscience Symposium #ABC2019. Abstract submission is extended until August 16th 2019. 

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Funding: Preparation for UKRI GCRF Challenge Clusters call

Jul 31, 2019

The CGC SRI will be facilitating University of Cambridge bids to the UKRI GCRF Challenge Clusters call through a preparatory workshop on 12th August, 10-12 pm at the Maxwell Centre (Rayleigh Seminar Room)

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Molecular Neurodegeneration Course, Wellcome Genome Campus

Jul 31, 2019

This course provides an overview of the molecular basis of neurodegenerative disorders and is aimed at individuals working in neurodegenerative research, neurogenetics or translational neuroscience, including clinical scientists, veterinary scientists, PhD students and post-doctoral researchers.

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Stem Cells UK Symposium

Jul 31, 2019

Stem Cells UK is a one day stem cell research meeting co-organised by the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, The Francis Crick Institute and the Centre for Regenerative Medicine, Edinburgh.  The event will be held at the Crick on 1st October 2019 and features a programme of leading stem cell researchers fro, around the UK.

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Autumn School in Data Science: Machine learning applications for life sciences

Jul 31, 2019

Registration is open for the "Autumn School in Data Science: Machine learning applications for life sciences", which will take place at the University of Cambridge on Sep 23-26.

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Restricted call: Innovate UK / MRC / CRUK call Enabling Integrated Diagnostics for Early Detection

Jul 30, 2019

Innovate UK have announced a call in collaboration with MRC and CRUK for Enabling integrated diagnostics for early detection. (internal deadline 15 August 2019)

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Cambridge University Press launches University Collaboration Budget

Jul 30, 2019

A new funding initiative by Cambridge University Press to support collaborative projects between the University and the Press.

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Sir Jules Thorn Award for Biomedical Research - internal deadline 12 August 2019

Jul 30, 2019

The Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust has announced the Award for Biomedical Research. One grant of up to £1.7m is offered to support a five-year programme of translational biomedical research.

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ESRC-GO Science Areas of Research Interest (ARI) Fellowships

Jul 30, 2019

The ESRC and the Government Office for Science are looking to appoint two Areas of Research Interest (ARI) Fellowships, for one year (with the potential to extend to two years), starting as soon as feasible from mid October 2019. The deadline for applications is 16.00 on 6 August.

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Vice-Chancellor's Research Impact and Engagement Awards 2019

Jul 23, 2019

We are delighted to announce the launch of the 2019 Vice-Chancellor's Research Impact and Engagement Awards. The Awards scheme was established in 2016 to recognise and celebrate excellence in research impact and public engagement with research.

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Autistic adults experience high rates of negative life events

Jul 23, 2019

Autistic adults are vulnerable to many types of negative life experience, including employment difficulties, financial hardship, domestic abuse and ‘mate-crime’, according to new research published today in the journal Autism Research

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ALBORADA Research Fund 2019

Jul 11, 2019

The Cambridge-Africa  programme is pleased to announce that the call for proposals to the ALBORADA Research Fund, is now open.

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Subject: Restricted call: TRDF: Transformative Research Technologies (internal deadline 5 August 2019)

Jul 11, 2019

The aim of the call is to support the early-stage development of cutting edge, high-impact transformative research technologies based on new advances in fundamental engineering, physical and life sciences which are essential to sustaining the vibrancy of life sciences discovery research in the UK. These technology developments should offer the potential of a step-change in the state-of-the-art for the given field.

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Internal Funding Opportunity: ESRC Festival of Social Science | Applications by 20 September 2019

Jul 11, 2019

The call to host an event or exhibition as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences is now open. The annual event is a celebration of the social sciences and takes place across the UK via public debates, conferences, workshops, interactive seminars, film screenings, virtual exhibitions and much more. 

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Restricted Call: RAEng Research Fellowships and Engineering forDevelopment Research Fellowships 2019/20 (internal deadline: 12 August 2019)

Jul 11, 2019

This call is aimed at outstanding engineering early career researchers who have been awarded their PhD Certificate (or the PhD has been unconditionally approved) no more than four years prior to the funder submission deadline. 

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7th Biennial Cambridge International Conference on Mental Health| | 5-6 September 2019

Jul 11, 2019

This conference will cover many topics on mental health, including Bipolar disorders, Brain stimulation techniques, Depression, Immunopsychiatry, Neurodevelopmental disorders, Neuroscientific basis of mental illnesses, OCD, Schizophrenia, Social, Philosophical & Artistic contributions, LifeStyle Mental Health.

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Scientists identify possible source of the ‘Uncanny Valley’ in the brain

Jul 10, 2019

Scientists have identified mechanisms in the human brain that could help explain the phenomenon of the ‘Uncanny Valley’ – the unsettling feeling we get from robots and virtual agents that are too human-like. They have also shown that some people respond more adversely to human-like agents than others.

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Problematic smartphone use linked to poorer grades, alcohol misuse and more sexual partners

Jul 10, 2019

A survey of more than 3,400 university students in the USA has found that one in five respondents reported problematic smartphone use. Female students were more likely be affected and problematic smartphone use was associated with lower grade averages, mental health problems and higher numbers of sexual partners.

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Virtual reality can spot navigation problems in early Alzheimer’s disease

Jul 10, 2019

Virtual reality (VR) can identify early Alzheimer’s disease more accurately than ‘gold standard’ cognitive tests currently in use, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge.

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Funding: ESRC Impact Acceleration Account 2019-2023

Jul 8, 2019

The University of Cambridge has been awarded another round of funding for an Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) from the Economic Social Research Council (ESRC) to run from 2019-2023.

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Cambridge team to study concussion in international motorsport

Jul 5, 2019

Cambridge researchers are to take part in a study to examine the impact of concussion in motorsports, with the aim of reducing traumatic brain injury and helping drivers recover.

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Brain Anatomy Course | London | July 23-25 2019

Jul 4, 2019

A highly popular and accessible introduction to structural, functional and radiological neuroanatomy.

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Cambridge Networks Day 2019 | August 29 2019

Jul 4, 2019

This event brings together researchers with an interest in networks from a wide variety of fields, from biology to physics, computer science, sociology and business.

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British Association for Cognitive Neuroscience Annual Meeting | 2-3 September

Jul 4, 2019

We would be delighted if you would join us for the British Association for Cognitive Neuroscience Annual Scientific Meeting on 2nd-3rd September, in Cambridge.

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Restricted call: ESRC New Investigator Grants (internal deadline 11 March 2019)

Jan 28, 2019

The call is open to high-quality candidates who have a maximum of four years' postdoctoral experience.

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PE opportunities: Would you like to volunteer for CamBRAIN during the Cambridge Science Festival?

Jan 21, 2019

PE opportunities: Would you like to volunteer for CamBRAIN during the Cambridge Science Festival?

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Recalling positive events and experiences can help protect young people against depression in later life

Jan 15, 2019

Depression often first emerges in adolescence, a critical developmental time period when an individual experiences substantial changes in their brain structure and chemistry. A known risk factor of depression is exposure to early life stress, such as illness, parents’ separation or death, or adverse family circumstances.

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Still time to nominate – ARUK Conference Prizes - Deadline tomorrow 9th January

Jan 8, 2019

The Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference is an opportunity to celebrate excellence in research from people at all stages of their careers.

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The Cambridge Institute for Neuroscience PhD studentships – applications now open - Deadline 28th January

Jan 8, 2019

The Institute for Neuroscience offers three fully funded places to motivated graduate students to undertake a PhD at the University of Cambridge. 

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Opportunity to join the ESRC Strategic Advisory Network (closing date: 1 February 2019)

Jan 7, 2019

The ESRC is looking to bolster their network with fresh perspectives and an even broader range of expertise by inviting applications to join their Strategic Advisory Network.

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