Mark Your Calendars for SRI 2015
March 25-28, 2015

Hilton San Francisco
333 O'Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA, USA

Serdar E. Bulun, MD - 2015 SRI President
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA

Emily J. Su, MD, MSCI - 2015 SRI Program Director
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA



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International Awards and Grants
  • Canadian Institute of Health Research

    Keeping Informed about your Application submitted to the NIH
    The Division of Receipt and Referral in CSR receives thousands of applications each review round. Some receipt dates require as much as three weeks to log in all of the applications, and then another three weeks to assign the applications to study sections for review and to Institutes or Centers for possible funding.

    After an application is assigned to a study section, a letter is sent to the Prinicipal Investigator/Program Director using the address given on the face page of the application. The letter contains a wealth of information, including the application assignment number, the study section assignment, the name and telephone number of the Scientific Review Administrator (SRA) who will oversee the review of your application, and a telephone number for contacting staff of the Institute or Center that will consider your application for possible funding. Many of these letters fail to reach the applicant because of problems with the address or with the deliver system, but the lack of a letter could also mean that your application was never received. Therefore, if you do not receive such a letter within six weeks after submitting a regular application (or 3 weeks after submitting an AIDS, fellowship, or small business application), you should contact the Division of Receipt and Referral at (301) 435-0715.

    Your application will undergo peer review approximately 4 to 6 months after the receipt date, and the SRA of the assigned study section is your point of contact from the time your application is assigned there until the time it is reviewed. For information on the overall review process for unsolicited applications, see the Grant Application Kit. For solicited initiatives, the corresponding Program Announcement (PA) or Request for Applications (RFA) may provide additional useful information. Meeting dates for CSR study sections can be obtained from theCSR website at: SRAs can be contacted through this web address.

    About 2 weeks after the application has been reviewed, the priority score assigned by the study section to your application will be sent to you, and the summary statement will follow in 4 to 6 weeks after review.
  • Templates for grant applications


UK and European Union funding


European Union Funding

Current governmental EU funding is awarded under the “Seventh Research Funding Programme” or FP7. The following is the mechanism by which SGI members working in public organizations can participate in FP7:

The Seventh Framework Programme has a simple and clear structure, based on four principal programmes, with public sector bodies eligible to participate across all four:


        1.    The biggest in budgetary terms, with € 32.4 billion, called Cooperation, has the   

               ambition to help Europe gain leadership in key areas of science and technology by   

               having our best brains from across Europe working together.

         2.   The second programme is called Ideas, with a budget of € 7.5 billion to foster 

               competition and excellence in frontier or fundamental research.

         3.   The third programme, People with € 4.7 billion will enable tens of thousands of 

               researchers to benefit from fellowships for research training. The programme will 

               help with training and career development in different sectors both public and 


        4.    The fourth programme is Capacities, with a budget of € 4.2 billion to ensure 

               scientific and technological capacity-building, for example in the area of 

               infrastructures or in helping European regions to gear up their scientific potential.


The European Commission will fund FP7 research by selecting project proposals submitted following the publication of a ‘Call for proposals’. When the first calls are published they will be announced on the FP7 Calls page.


The proposal process is triggered by the call. The legal text of the call defines the necessary specifications to prepare and submit a proposal, i.e. research theme, funding instruments used, address and other technical means for submission, deadlines etc. Proposals that do not meet the specifications in the call will be disqualified.


Further information is available at the website


UK funding bodies


UK Government:


Medical Research Council

The Medical Research Council (MRC) is a publicly-funded organisation dedicated to improving human health. We support research across the entire spectrum of medical sciences, in universities and hospitals, in our own units and institutes in the UK, and in our units in Africa. There are a variety of funding streams available within the MRC. Further information is available at:



National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)

The NIHR commissions and funds National Health Service and social care research that is essential for delivering its responsibilities in public health and personal social services. Its role is to develop the research evidence to support decision making by patients, professionals and policy makers, make this evidence available, and encourage its uptake and use. It is for other organisations to develop guidance and services. It funds research, not implementation or service development. More information is available at


UKcharities funding research relevant to SRI members


Wellcome Trust

The Wellcome Trust is an independent charity funding research to improve human and animal health. Established in 1936 and with an endowment of around £15 billion, it is the UK's largest non-governmental source of funds for biomedical research. Again, there are a variety of funding streams available. Further information is available at:


Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK supports over 500 research group leaders throughout the UK, through a variety of funding mechanisms including research institutes, clinical centres, programme and project grants. We are committed to the research funding of both scientists and clinicians and support a number of personal award schemes. Further information is available at


Wellbeing of Women

Wellbeing of Women funds research into the following three areas:

       Gynaecological Cancers;Pregnancy and Birth; including pre-term birth, miscarriage and fertility; Quality of Life  

       issues; including menopause, incontinence and prolapse, sexual health, menstrual disorders and endometriosis


Further information is available at:


Action Medical Research


Action Medical Research is looking for answers to many serious illnesses, selecting the best research projects in those areas where we are most likely to find cures or treatments.

Its research is not restricted to any single part of medical science; instead, it prefers to see the bigger picture.


This means that everyone in the country, from the youngest babies to the growing number of elderly, stand to benefit from the results of its work. Further information is available at



Sparks is the children’s medical research charity. its sole remit is to fund research across the whole spectrum of paediatric medicine.  Its goal is for all babies to be born healthy and stay healthy. Further information is available at


Australian governmental funding

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

NHMRC invites all researchers in Australia to apply for funding through schemes ranging from scholarships to research programs. Further information is available at


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