Weston Brain Institute Expands Grant Schemes for UK Researchers


The Weston Brain Institute have announced their plans to expand their grant funding schemes in the UK. Two new programmes will be active in 2017:

The UK: Novel Biomarkers 2017 granting program supports high-risk, high-reward translational projects on understudied and/or underfunded biomarkers in clinical samples/data or patients. Eligible Principal Applicants must be at or above the level of Lecturer (Assistant Professor) and hold an appointment at the institution from which they are applying. Each applicant may submit one LOI as Principal Applicant, and may appear as a Co-Applicant or Collaborator on an unlimited number of applications. Projects can request up to £333,000 over up to 3 years, and applications close 19 April 2017.

For more information, register here to register to view the informative webinar on Tuesday 31st January, 15:00 GMT.

Nominations are also open for the Weston Brain Institute Outstanding Achievement Award 2017, which honours UK-based investigators who have made exceptional advances in the field of translational research to accelerate the development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases of ageing. The winner of this prestigious award will receive a £25,000 prize. To nominate a friend or colleague, simply fill in the online application documents here before the nomination closing date of 3rd April 2017.