Deadline: 17 June 2016
The Royal Society is currently inviting applications form scientists of UK who want to refurbish or renovate their research laboratories, for its Royal Society Wolfson Laboratory Refurbishment Grant with an aim to improve the existing physical infrastructure in UK to promote high-quality scientific research.
Funding for each round supports a particular subject area. The present focus is on “Infectious Disease”, which can be interpreted widely to include:
- infections of humans and animals, including cellular and molecular biology, microbial physiology, biodiversity, animal models and structural biology relating to these diseases
- Disease susceptibility, immunity and resistance in natural hosts, animal models and vectors
- Infectious disease distribution and transmission (including methodologies such as epidemiology, mathematical modeling, bioinformatics and statistics).
Value and Duration
- Up to £1.5m will be available for the 2016 round.
- The upper limit for grants will be £250,000 which covers refurbishment and infrastructure costs, can include start-up research equipment up to a maximum of £50,000.
- Awards may be held for a maximum of 2 years.
- Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent status and hold a permanent post in a UK university.
- The applicant must be working in an area relevant to infectious disease, excluding clinical medicine.
- The proposed refurbishment can either be for a UK laboratory or an overseas laboratory wholly or majority owned and operated by a UK based research institution or university.
- Universities may submit more than one application but are limited to one per Department.
How to Apply
Applications should be submitted through the Royal Society’s electronic grant application system (e-GAP) given on the website.
Eligible Country: United Kingdom
For more information, please visit Royal Society Wolfson Laboratory Refurbishment Grant.