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Contingency funding available: BRC Oral Health and Disease theme

The BRC’s Oral Health and Disease (OH&D) theme is inviting applications for funding to support translational research aligned to the theme’s research strategy, focused on project completion. Awards will be made up to the value of £3,000.

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Completed application forms should be returned to Dr Sarah Watters (theme Operations Manager) at s.watters@ucl.ac.uk. There currently is not a deadline for applications.

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Bogue Fellowship

The Bogue Fellowships are available to postgraduate research students and to postdoctoral researchers, normally within six years of receiving a doctoral degree, working in the Life and Biomedical Sciences. They are provided by a bequest from the late James Yule Bogue, a former Research Fellow in the Department of Physiology and one-time Deputy Chairman of the Pharmaceuticals Division of ICI.

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Deadline for receipt of applications is 3pm on 15 October, 2019

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UCL Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare funding call

Researchers can now respond to a UCL funding call in Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare after UCL was the recipient of a Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF) award.

UCL, in partnership with the three UCLPartners NIHR Biomedical Research Centres (BRCs), is offering awards expected to be in the range of £25-75k with the aim of pump-priming collaborative projects on AI made up of UCL researchers and clinicians linked with the Great Ormond Street Hospital, Moorfields or UCLH BRCs.

The call is aimed at complex problems in healthcare that might now be tackled through the application of artificial intelligence, and whose solution is likely to be of substantial impact to the quality of patient care.  The scope of the call is broad, covering clinical and operational problems aligned to scheduling, flow and/or anomaly detection, where a novel solution could be rapidly deployed for clinical use.

Projects might focus on systems for clinical pathway optimisation, automated and high precision triage, models of patient flows, or diagnosis or outcome prediction from clinical and investigational data. Proposals with a social science and ethical focus are also welcome.

Projects should be 6-12 months in duration with an expected start date of 1 January 2020. Successful awardees will be invited to present outputs of their projects at a UCLPartners BRCs meeting in 2020-21.

Proposals will be assessed based on the following criteria:

  • Clinical and operational need
  • Availability and quality of data sets
  • Appropriately experienced and qualified research team
  • Clarity and novelty of the proposed research plan
  • Feasibility to complete in the proposed timeframe
  • Strength of sustainability and follow-on project funding plans

Applicants should submit a completed application form and Worktribe standalone budget as one single PDF document to Dr Ruth Wainman: r.wainman@ucl.ac.uk by 16 September 2019.

Pre-submission discussion of proposals is encouraged, with researchers to contact their respective BRC office:

Moorfields (Karen Bonstein – k.bonstein@ucl.ac.uk)

GOSH (Dr Laura Turner – laura.turner@gosh.nhs.uk)

UCLH (Dr Dan Herron – daniel.herron@ucl.ac.uk)

and/or the

UCL SLMS Research Coordination Office (Dr Ruth Wainman – r.wainman@ucl.ac.uk).