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2017/2018

BHF/ICB CDT Call - CLOSED

In partnership with the British Heart Foundation (BHF) Centre of Research Excellence, the Institute of Chemical Biology CDT is releasing a joint call for up to 6 fully funded 4-year PhD studentships.

The proposals will have to be concerned with the development of novel molecular tools and technologies to study specific molecular interactions relevant to key BHF challenges http://www.imperial.ac.uk/bhf-research-excellence/research-themes/.

Guidelines

 

2016/2017

Annual Call - CLOSED

The scheme is funding projects that are concerned with the development of new molecular tools and technologies to study specific interactions that address key challenges in the pharma, biotech, personal care or agriscience sectors.

Please read the annual call scheme guidelines carefully before applying. Applications must be made by completing the annual scheme application form.

Guidelines

 

2015/16

The Grantham Institute - ICB Call - CLOSED

Teh scheme is funding proposals that develop new or translate existing chemical biology tools and technologies that can provide molecular insight into challenges that impact upon any of the broad GI themes.
The proposals have to be concerned with the development or the translation of novel molecular tools and technologies to study specific molecular interactions relevant to those themes: (i) earth systems variability and change, (ii) climate change mitigation and (iii) impacts and adaptation (e.g. water and food).
 

 

Annual Call - CLOSED

The scheme is funding projects that are concerned with the development of new molecular tools and technologies to study specific interactions that address key challenges in the pharma, biotech, personal care or agriscience sectors.

Guidelines

 

2014/15

Annual Call - CLOSED

The scheme is funding projects that are concerned with the development of new molecular tools and technologies to study specific interactions that address key challenges in the pharma, biotech, personal care or agriscience sectors. Both, project proposals concerned with either translational or basic research were considered but in both instances there must be underpinning innovation in the physical sciences. Four studentships were awarded via this scheme for an October 2014 start.
 

BRC-ICB Call - CLOSED

The ICB and the Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) invited proposals for fully funded 4-year studentships. The proposals had to be concerned with the development or the translation of novel molecular tools and technologies to study specific molecular interactions relevant to BRC themes.
Proposals required at least one applicant with a physical science background and one applicant with a clinical background (involved with a BRC theme).
 

The Grantham Institute - ICB Call - CLOSED

The ICB and the Grantham Institute invited proposals for two fully funded 4-year studentships. We welcomed proposals that develop new or translation of existing chemical biology tools and technologies that can provide molecular insight into challenges that impact upon any of these broad themes. The proposals had to be concerned with the development or the translation of novel molecular tools and technologies to study specific molecular interactions relevant to Grantham themes: (i) earth systems variability and change, (ii) climate change mitigation and (iii) impacts and adaptation (e.g. water and food). Proposals required at least one applicant with a physical science background and one applicant with a plant/life/earth science background (involved with a Grantham theme).
 

 

2013/14

Scheme 1: Annual call - CLOSED

Fully funded 4 year studentships. The central research theme of the CDT is concerned with the development and application of new measurement, modelling, computational and chemical approaches with a view to understanding protein-protein and protein-lipid interactions as targets for biological intervention.  These advances should underpin the establishment of engineering rules for undertaking clinically relevant interventions for therapeutic purposes.

Scheme 2: Follow-on funding - CLOSED

Fully funded 4 year studentships. This scheme is designed to capitalize upon the success of previously funded CDT studentships and must include a strong translational element (i.e. the application of a previously developed CDT technology to a new biological problem) that requires further innovation with respect to the physical sciences. Proposals based around taking an established CDT technology and applying it to a new biological system without the need for physical sciences innovation will not be considered. As part of the application process for follow-on studentships, supervisors will be asked to demonstrate that (a) the previously funded CDT studentship was successful and (b) the impact/scientific merit that would arise from continuing this work.

Scheme 3: New supervisors - CLOSED

Fully funded 4 year studentships. Applications must include at least one lead supervisor who currently does not have an ICB CDT funded studentship or has never been awarded one.  All other supervisors on the proposal must not have more than two current ICB CDT funded studentships. The scientific remit of this scheme is the same as for Scheme 1.

Scheme 4: Sponsorship Call - CLOSED

You must provide at least 50% (equates to 2 of the 4 years) of the financial contribution towards the studentship. Typically, this would be provided by an industrial partner and charitable funding. Flexibility will be given to the project research theme although synergy with existing ICB projects must be demonstrated, the project must be in the area of Chemical Biology and it must be driven by innovation in the physical sciences.

Scheme 5: ICB/Pharma Call - CLOSED

The Institute of Chemical Biology, AstraZeneca, Pfizer/Neusentis and GSK released a joint call in the broad subject area of ‘New Tools and Technologies for Drug Discovery ’ in January 2013.

Three fully funded studentships were available covering one (or more) of the following technical challenges:

1) Better ways to screen for allosteric sites
2) Better ways to predict allosteric sites
3) Better analysis of allosteric hits
4) Preparation of encoded libraries
5) Novel ways to activate enzymes
6) Better ways of measuring and understanding cell permeability mechanisms, particularly passive transport mechanisms
7) Measuring drug concentration and distribution within cells, cell compartments or human tissue
8) Making and designing peptides with artificial amino acids
9) Making small molecules using synthetic biology approaches
10) Transfer of antibodies into mammalian cells
11) Delivery of Oligos and RNAs into cells
12) Platform technologies for tracking molecules within cells
13) Determining target occupancy in-vivo
14) Molecular imaging in-vivo
15) Modulating and predicting modulations of the protein interactome
16) New methods or models for basic biology target validation