IMPRINT will issue regular calls for the following three types of activities in order to support research and to foster public engagement within the network and beyond:

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.

Timeline:

  • Call Opening: 17 May 2019
  • Deadline: 5 July 2019 by 3pm GMT
  • Project Start: All funded projects have to start by 1 October 2019

For detailed information please refer to the IMPRINT Pump Priming application form, IMPRINT Pump Priming application guidance and IMPRINT Checklist for Pump Priming applicants.

b) Public engagement grants

The aim of IMPRINT’s public engagement grants is to fund new, innovative and creative projects that improve the public’s awareness and understanding of maternal vaccination, build confidence and address risk perceptions.

  • Funds of up to £15,000 per project will be available to IMPRINT members (and their collaborators where applicable).
  • Activities in/for LMICs and/or with LMIC participation are particularly encouraged.
  • Applications will be assessed using a transparent application process and scoring system.

Examples of possible activities:

  • (Short-) films or podcasts
  • Activities in the context of Open Science Days at research institutions
  • Theatre plays or (dance) performances
  • Development of information materials (brochures, mobile apps…)
  • Workshops

Timeline:

  • Call Opening: 17 May 2019
  • Deadline: 17 July 2019 by 3pm GMT
  • Project Start: possible as soon as grants are awarded (all projects must be completed by 30 April 2020)

 

For detailed information please refer to the IMPRINT public engagement application form and IMPRINT public engagement application guidance.

 

 

c) 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:

To be announced

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

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