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Wellcome Trust

Table of deadlines

Grant or awardFrequency applications are considered

Next deadline

Investigator Awards    

New Investigator Awards

Three times a year

Full applications: 28 Feb 2014
Expert Review Group review: Apr/May 2014
Interviews: 8-10 Jul 2014

Senior Investigator Awards

Three times a year

Full applications: 28 Feb 2014
Expert Review Group review: Apr/May 2014
Interviews: 8-10 Jul 2014









BBSRC - 20 Years of Pioneering Great British Bioscience

Responsive mode deadlines

Application deadlines and Committee meeting dates (current application round shown in bold)
Application deadlineCommittee meeting dates
(when applications are assessed)
Committee Chairs meeting dates
25 September 2013 25-26 February 2014 11 April 2014
9 January 2014, 4pm 20-21 May 2014 3 July 2014
29 April 2014, 4pm 23-24 September 2014 TBC
24 September 2014, 4pm February 2015 (TBC) TBC

Note for applicants: Please do not contact us after the Committee meeting about the success of your application. We operate a strict policy not to provide this information prior to a final funding decision made by the Committee Chairs, who meet approximately 1 month after the last Committee meeting.

You will be formally contacted, shortly following the Committee Chairs meeting, by the office regarding the outcome of your application once the final funding decision has been confirmed.

Strategic longer larger grants (sLOLA)

Timeline for 2014 outline applications

Outline call launched 6 January 2014
Application deadline for outline proposals 9 April 2014
Outline proposals assessed by Strategic LoLa Committee June 2014 (date TBC)
Outcomes and feedback to successful applicants August 2014, (date TBC)
Application deadline for full proposals January 2015 (date TBC)
Full proposals assessed by Committees A, B, C, D May 2015 (date TBC)
Full proposals assessed by Strategic LoLa Committee June 2015 (date TBC)


 MRC: Medical Research Council: Leading science for better health


May/June 2014 submissions



Call opens

Submissions by 4pm

Board meeting

Molecular and Cellular Medicine

26 March 2014

07 May 2014

15 - 16 October 2014

Infections and Immunity

26 March 2014

21 May 2014

28 - 29 October 2014

Population and Systems Medicine Board

26 March 2014

28 May 2014

5 - 6 November 2014

Neurosciences and Mental Health

26 March 2014

04 June 2014

12 - 13 November 2014


The Issac Newton Trust

There are three rounds of grant application each year in November, March and July, with associated dates in the table below

Deadline for submission to Head of Department

8th January 2014 2nd May 2014 26th September 2014

Draft Applications

One electronic copy to reach the Trust by:

15th January 2014 9th May 2014 3rd October 2014

Final Applications

Fifteen hard copies plus an electronic copy to reach the Trust by:

31st January 2014 23rd May 2014 17th October 2014

Announcement of Outcome

Letters will be sent to Departments by:

21st March 2014 16th July 2014 5th December 2014

Meeting Dates

10th March 2014 3rd July 2014 24th November 2014


Clinical research project

Deadline 28th February 2014

Clinical research must support clinical studies in small animals, which are kept as pets, with the ultimate objective of the advancement of understanding of the cause and/or management of a clinical disorder. The projects should not involve experimental animals and should further the knowledge of the small animal practitioner.

Joint applications between veterinarians in practice and academia are welcome.


The Horse Trust

PhD Studentships

Applications for PhD Studentships opens on 25th November 2013.
The closing date for preliminary applications for PhD Studentships is 4pm on Friday 14th February 2014.

For further information contact The Horse Trust



The HBLB has just announced its grant proposal scheme for 2014 for small grants, scholarships and larger project grants. 

For details see the following links -

One of the HBLB’s statutory functions is to apply levy income for purposes conducive to the advancement or encouragement of veterinary science or veterinary education

HBLB celebrates 50 years of equine veterinary research having funded some £47 million into equine veterinary science and education with aim of improving the health and welfare of the racing and breeding Thoroughbred horse. This investment has led to significant advances in the understanding, prevention, treatment and management of a wide variety of diseases, injuries and issues affecting the Thoroughbred.

A series of articles has been published in Equine Veterinary Journal and these are now available free in a virtual issue online: HBLB's Advances in Equine Veterinary Science and Practice Review Series.

The HBLB is advised on its veterinary investment by the Veterinary Advisory Committee (VAC). The VAC also consults representatives of the racing industry and the equine veterinary profession to identify the research scope and priorities for the benefit of the Thoroughbred.

HBLB funding of equine veterinary science and education ensures the availability of the knowledge and skills that are essential to the health and welfare of the horses on which the racing industry ultimately depends.