Department of Biochemistry University of Oxford Department of Biochemistry
University of Oxford
South Parks Road
Oxford OX1 3QU

Tel: +44 (0)1865 613200
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Image showing the global movement of lipids in a model planar membrane
Matthieu Chavent, Sansom lab
Anaphase bridges in fission yeast cells
Whitby lab
Lactose permease represented using bending cylinders in Bendix software
Caroline Dahl, Sansom lab
Epithelial cells in C. elegans showing a seam cell that failed to undergo cytokinesis
Serena Ding, Woollard lab
Collage of Drosophila third instar larva optic lobe
Lu Yang, Davis lab
First year Biochemistry students at a practical class
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Research Grants

Arthritis Research UK


Project Grants                                                                                   25 Nov 2015

Max: 300K over 3 years





IB Catalyst                                                                          

Expression of interest (early-stage translation, industrial research, experimental development)

Early-stage technical feasibility studies and
Late-stage technical feasibility studies

Registration deadline: 25 November 2015
Application deadline: 2 December 2015


Together with EPSRC and Innovate UK, we plan to commit up to £40M in 2015-16 for R&D to address one or more of the major challenges using biological processes, or processes in which biological and chemical approaches are used in combination to support:

  • research and development for the processing and production of materials, chemicals (including pharmaceutical precursors and biopharmaceuticals) and bioenergy
  • development and commercialisation of innovative IB processes to manufacture a wide range of existing and new products through collaborative and non-collaborative research grants




Europe Partnering Awards                                          13 Nov 2015 (Forecast)


The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council invites applications for its Europe partnering awards. These provide funding for networking and other activities to facilitate UK coordination and participation in consortia for the preparation and development of collaborative research proposals for submission to European Commission funding calls under Horizon 2020.



Responsive Mode grants                                                              23 Sept 2015



New Investigator Scheme                                                            23 Sept 2015




Cancer Research UK

Multidisciplinary Project Award                                                               9 Sept  2015

This supports collaborations between cancer researchers and scientists from engineering or physical science disciplines.





Medical Research Council


Research Grants- MCM board                                                                    9 Sept  2015





Programme Grants- MCM board                                                              9 Sept  2015

These provide large and long-term renewable funding. A programme is defined as a coordinated and coherent group of related projects that may be developed to address an interrelated set of questions across a broad scientific area.




Partnership Grants- MCM board                                                              9 Sept  2015

This provides core funds to support partnerships between diverse groupings of researchers, and can be used for infrastructure support, platform activities and for bringing together managed consortia or multidisciplinary collaborations.





Research Grants- Infection and Immunity board                               23 Sept  2015



Royal Society


Industry Fellowships                                                                     26 March 2015


This scheme is for academic scientists who want to work on a collaborative project with industry and for scientists in industry who want to work on a collaborative project with an academic organisation.





Programme grants                                                                  No deadline



Leverhulme Trust

Research Project grants

Research Project Grants may be held for up to five years. The maximum grant value is £500,000. The funds requested should be appropriate for the grant duration and the resources required to realise the project’s objectives.


Two stage process:

 (a) Outline applications- No deadline

(b) Invited full applications- Annually 21st March, 1st Sept, 1st Dec





Horizon 2020


ERC Starting Grant                                                                    17 Nov 2015




ERC Consolidator Grant                                                                    2 Feb 2016




ERC Advanced Grant                                                                        1 Sept 2016




Marie Curie Individual Fellowships                                                    10 Sept 2015




Wellcome Trust


Investigator Awards                                                              20 Feb 2015

                                                                                             17 July 2015

                                                                                              6 Nov 2015


Summary Text: Awards may be small or large, typically up to £3 million, and lasting up to seven years. The duration and costs you request should be clearly justified by your proposed research.  Also, you should ensure that the scope of your proposal and the associated resources are appropriate for your career stage and research experience.





Collaborative Awards                                                                    21 Sept 2015

Summary text:  Collaborative Awards provide flexible support to excellent groups of independent researchers with outstanding track records. Proposals must address important scientific problems that can only be achieved through a collaborative team effort. Funding can be used to carry out large-scale interdisciplinary research (including translational work).


Award amount: Up to £4M over 5 years






Multi-user equipment grants                                                    10 Nov 2015 (Forecast)

These provide support for multi-user items of equipment, including equipment required to create a central resource for a number of disparate scientific programmes. Applicants should demonstrate how the requested equipment would enhance trust-funded investments in strategic areas of interest and add value to research.

Applications should include a contribution from the host institution or other source, proportionate to the total amount requested and at least 10 per cent on applications costing £100,000 or more. Grants generally range between £75,000 and £1 million over a period of up to five years.


Worldwide Cancer Research (formerly AICR)

A charity which funds research into any type of cancer anywhere in the world.

Max budget is £250K over 3 years

Deadline: 30th Oc 2015


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