Funding available for informatics in health care improvement research

The Health Foundation’s £1.6 million Insight funding programme is an open call for original research ideas on informatics in health care improvement.

We are inviting researchers to submit proposals on how new technologies and data will support transformational change in health and care in the UK.

Each project will receive between £250,000 and £500,000 for research completed over two years.

Visit www.health.org.uk/insight2014 to find out more.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon, Monday 28 July 2014.

Royal Society: India-UK Scientific Seminars

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The Royal Society is currently offering a scheme to which mid-career scientists can apply in order to host a three day scientific seminar between the UK and India.

The meeting may take place in either the UK or India and may have up to 20 attendees (5 from the visiting country and up to 15 from the host country). The scheme is intended to encourage scientific discussion and to promote collaboration and knowledge transfer by encouraging interaction within the wide research community.

The deadline is 10 June 2014.

For more information visit this link.

Future Calls: Cyber-Physical Systems / Human Language Understanding

A future call has been announced by CHIST-ERA which I think will have a broad interest across the department.

  • Resilient and Trustworthy Cyber-Physical Systems

Update: Two topics were announced however the second is not open to UK researchers as EPSRC is not participating in the Human Language Understanding call.

The CHIST-ERA ERA-NET is a consortium of 18 research funding organisations (including EPSRC). CHIST-ERA specifically promotes multidisciplinary and transnational ICT research with the potential to lead to significant breakthroughs. The funding organisations jointly support research projects selected in the framework of CHIST-ERA.

Below is a link to a flyer which gives more information, including a quick-view list of keywords which will allow you to decide if the calls are relevant to you (e.g. intrusion detection, verification, software and systems engineering).

A key point to note about this call is that it can be shaped by those who attend the CHIST-ERA Conference (Istanbul, June 17-18). If you would like to feed into the full topic description registration is still open: http://conference2014.chistera.eu

[ CHIST-ERA Call 2014 – Topics Flyer ]

Innovation in location-based services

The Technology Strategy Board is to invest up to £5m in projects that stimulate innovation in the UK location-based services sector.

The aim of the competition is to support projects that capitalise on the increasing accuracy, coverage and speed of global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) such as GPS and other non-satellite technologies such as iBeacon, Wi-Fi and radio frequency identification (RFID) to build innovative location-based services or improve existing services through user-centred design.

Registration is essential and briefing events are being run in London, Manchester and Bristol.

Funding Competition Info page: https://www.innovateuk.org/-/innovation-in-location-based-services

Joint Israel-UK Research in Cyber Security

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A new call from EPSRC has been issued, which intends to support collaborations in Cyber Security between the UK and Israel. EPSRC write:

“Israel’s National Cyber Bureau (INCB) and Ministry of Science, Technology and Space (MOST), and the UK’s Cabinet Office (CO) and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) (from here on ‘the Agencies’) wish to encourage joint research activities in cyber security.

Through a single, shared process which is managed by EPSRC on behalf of the Agencies, we expect to identify and support up to three collaborations, each of which involves leading academic researchers in both the partner countries. While funding for researchers in Israel and UK will ultimately be provided separately by their respective Governments, the key to success in the call will be the identification of a programme of work which is of high scientific quality and truly collaborative.

Proposals for new projects in any area relevant to cyber security, from new or established partnerships, are welcome. We intend to fund a balanced programme of research in which the individual projects can work together to maximise mutual benefit.

Collaborations will need to prepare a single, unified, proposal which describes a full programme of work in both countries. This will be submitted to EPSRC by the UK lead organisation on behalf of the research partners in both the UK and Israel. Projects should last between 25 and 30 months, to start in Spring 2015 and end no later than December 2017.”

Full details can be found at this link: http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/calls/2014/Pages/cybersecurity.aspx