The UKSBM Early Career Network is holding its annual event at the Annual Scientific Meeting in Oxford this year, and is open to all early career researchers.
Title: What to do and what to avoid when writing a research grant
What: A session dedicated to grant writing advice and top tips from the experts. Topics will include information on different grant bodies, application processes, deciding on a research team, advice on involving patient and public involvement etc.
Where: At the Annual Scientific Meeting in Oxford
When: 1.15-2.25 pm, Tuesday 10th of December, 2013 (lunch included). Room TBC.
How and who: This session will start with short presentations by Dr Amy Ahern (University of Cambridge) and Dr Ben Gardner (University College London) who will share their experiences of being awarded their first large research grant. Amy and Ben will then join Professor Annie Anderson (University of Dundee), Professor Jill Francis (City University London) and Professor Laurence Moore (University of Glasgow) on a panel who will take questions from the audience regarding grant writing.
Please come prepared with any questions you may have.
For more information, see the call for applications.
The UKSBM Early Career Awards recognise and reward promising Early Career Researchers in behavioural medicine.
The selection of the Early Career Award will be based on early career achievement and review of a submitted and accepted abstract. Achievement is defined as a significant advance in the field of Behavioural Medicine, as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications, presentations and/or grant income.
The award consists of a certificate and a cheque for £100 and free registration for the UKSBM conference annual scientific meeting held the following year.
To qualify for this award, the applicant must meet the eligibility criteria listed below:
Eligibility Criteria for Applicants:
- Should be no more than 36 months past the award date of their highest degree.
- Must be a member of the UKSBM.
- Must be the lead author of an abstract of empirical work accepted for this year’s UKSBM ASM.
- Attendance at this year’s UKSBM conference is required.
The following information must be submitted:
- Abstracts will be submitted via the official abstract submission site, as listed on the UKSBM website.
- The candidate’s CV of no more than 4 pages in length.
- Any member of UKSBM may nominate a candidate for the award. Nominations (maximum of 1 page) should include an outline of why they think the candidate merits the award, and a very brief synopsis of their career, together with the names of two potential referees, who may be approached by the UKSBM Committee, but who are not from the same organisation as the nominating member.
Application Submission Information
Please note: The deadline for submission of all UKSBM 2013 Early Career Awards applications and supporting materials is 1st November 2013. All applications are to be submitted to Dr Jean Adams, UKSBM General Secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org, by this deadline in order to qualify as a 2013 award applicant.
Applications will be independently evaluated by three members of the UKSBM committee.
The Health Foundation is funding two prestigious Improvement Science awards to be held at the Institute of Health and Society at Newcastle University. The awards, which will fund research leading to a PhD, are designed to to help create a sound theoretical, empirical and experiential knowledge base on improvement science.
Research will be based in one or two of the following five topics:
- Optimising the delivery of alcohol health improvement interventions in primary care (supervised by Prof Eileen Kaner, Dr Justin Presseau, Dr Kathryn Parkinson);
- Understanding the role and impact of patient activation in supporting implementation of shared decision making (supervised by Prof Richard Thomson, Dr Darren Flynn);
- Using economic evaluation and preference elicitation methods to inform decisions about how best to re-organise services (supervised by Prof Luke Vale, Dr Peter McMeekin, Dr Chris Price);
- Implementation intentions for creating and breaking habits in care provided to patients with type 2 diabetes: a dual process approach (Supervised by Dr Falko Sniehotta, Dr Justin Presseau);
- How can theory-based implementation tools optimise the implementation of complex interventions in health care? (supervised by Dr Tracy Finch, Dr Ben Heaven)
You should have a first degree in a relevant subject and preferably a Master’s degree, or work experience with evidence of application of relevant research methods. It is expected that a PhD will be completed in 3 years. The Fellowships are for 3 years.
For more information on each project, please see the advert
Deadline for applications: 28 October 2013
Results of a survey conducted with early career researchers in 2013 to identify their needs and interests are now available. Findings from the survey showed that a majority of the respondents (79%) are interested in learning more about how to apply for research grants. Hence, the early career event for the 2013 Annual Scientific Meeting in Oxford will be a session on grant writing, led by researchers with an extensive experience of successfully applying for research grants. For more information of the survey results and early career events past and future, see the ECN page.
Reminder: The deadline for applications for the 2013 UKSBM bursary awards is 5pm on Tuesday 10th of September 2013. All applications must be emailed to email@example.com. Applications will be reviewed by the UKSBM Executive Committee and the successful applicants are expected to be notified by Friday 20th September 2013.
For further details on eligibility criteria and what is required to apply, see the conference registration page.
The University of Exeter Medical School is seeking applications for a postdoctoral fellow in weight loss maintenance, for a five-year funded post (3 or 4 days per week) to begin in Autumn 2013. Successful applicants will help Dr Colin Greaves to deliver a programme of research on weight loss maintenance.
For more information, see the job advert
Deadline for applications: 6th August 2013
Two PhD studentships are being advertised at Royal Holloway, University of London:
1) Funded 3 year PhD studentship: Promoting health and health literacy among diverse prisoner populations
Applications are invited for a PhD studentship on ‘Enhancing health literacy among diverse prisoner populations’. This is a collaborative project between Royal Holloway University of London, the Department of Psychology at the University of Surrey and NHS England, and has been funded by the ESRC’s South East Doctoral Training Centre, Royal Holloway University of London and NHS England: London Region. For more information, see the studentship advert (pdf, 192 kb). Deadline for applications: Noon, 7 August 2013.
2) Funded 3 year PhD Studentship in Criminal Justice at the Centre for Criminology and Sociology, Royal Holloway, University of London.
Applications are invited for a PhD studentship focusing on any area of research which reflects the Centre’s existing strengths in Criminal Justice. Applications to conduct prison research or research with ex-prisoners are especially welcome. For more information, see the studentship advert (pdf, 329 kb). Deadline for applications: Noon, 7 August 2013.
UKSBM bursary awards are now available to assist early career researchers to attend the 2013 Annual Scientific Meeting in Oxford who would otherwise be precluded from participation for financial reasons. The UKSBM will fund/reimburse 50% of your registration fee (please see the registration website for registration prices). Funding for travel will not be available.
Eligibility criteria for bursary applicants:
- Must demonstrate their financial need for such support to attend the meeting. We ask that only those who do not have any other funds to draw upon apply for the bursary.
- Should be no more than 60 months past the award date of their highest degree (there is no age limit)
- Must be, or will become upon registration, a member of the UKSBM
- Must be the lead author of an abstract of empirical work accepted for this year’s UKSBM annual scientific meeting. Note: We anticipate that you will be notified of abstract acceptance on the 3rd September 2013, via email.
- Attendance at this year’s UKSBM conference is required
- This bursary is open to clinical and non-clinical early career researchers
To apply, the following information should be submitted:
1. A one-page word document specifying:
- Title of award: “UKSBM Registration Bursary”
- Name of applicant with full institutional affiliation
- Award date of highest degree
- Abstract title and type (poster/oral) submitted to this year’s annual meeting
- Statement explaining why you wish to attend the annual meeting, what benefit it will be to you, and demonstrating your financial need for such support to attend (maximum 400 words)
2. The candidate’s CV (maximum 4 pages)
3. Letter of support from senior colleague (maximum one page)
All applications must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5pm on Tuesday 10th September 2013. Applications will be reviewed by the UKSBM Executive Committee and the successful applicants are expected to be notified by Friday 20th September 2013.
The School of Life and Medical Sciences at University College London is advertising two 3-year NIHR SPHR PhD Studentships. The studentships available will focus on a topic of the student’s choice that fits within core themes of work UCL is developing as part of the NIHR SPHR; young people, sexual health and alcohol use; and ageing well. Additional details can be found via the UCL website.
Deadline for applications: 12 noon, 10 July 2013