To develop research within the network and beyond, IMPRINT will issue regular calls for the following two types of catalyst activities:

a) Pump-priming grants

  • Start-up funds of up to £70,000 per project will be available to IMPRINT members and their collaborators for 12-month projects addressing key challenges.
  • Applications will be assessed by the scientific committee and external reviewers, using a transparent application process and scoring system, which will evaluate scientific excellence and strategic fit.
  • Proposals should involve at least two collaborating IMPRINT research groups and are open to external partners.

Pump-priming calls will be open every 6 months within the first 18 months of IMPRINT.

Timeline:

Call Opening: 23rd of March 2018
Submission Deadline: 11th of May 2018, 4 pm CET
Evaluation Results: 11th of June 2018
Project Start: 1st of August 2018

For detailed information please refer to the pump-priming application form and pump-priming application guidance document.

b) IMPRINT post-doctoral Fellowships

  • The fellowship scheme will enable career development for post-doctoral scientists from LMIC with a keen interest in maternal and neonatal immunisation science.
  • IMPRINT fellows will be selected on application and in partnership with IMPRINT investigators in the North and South.
  • We currently offer two 1.5-year fellowships that can run for up to 1.5 years and will cover salary, overseas living allowances, training and consumables up to a maximum of £150,000 per fellowship.

We welcome post-doctoral fellows with interest and connections to maternal/neonatal research in line with the six thematic challenges of the IMPRINT Network. Projects should include IMPRINT investigators as research sponsors from a minimum of two institutions. Fellows from LMIC partners are particularly welcomed and will be prioritised for funding.

Timeline:

Call Opening: 23rd of March 2018
Submission Deadline: 11th of May 2018, 4 pm CET
Evaluation Results: 11th of June 2018
Project Start: 1st of August 2018

Detailed information can be found in the fellowship application form and fellowship application guidance document.

For more details, please refer to the respective guidance documents. For any additional queries, don’t hesitate to contact the network manager at IMPRINT@linq-management.com.

MRC data sharing
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