Applications are invited for project grants to support work on the subject of 'healthcare infection control', to be carried out in the UK or Eire only.
Three types of funding are available:
Major Research Grant up to £33,000 per annum for 1-3 years
This grant would be suitable to support a PhD studentship, MD or other research worker and related consumables/equipment. Grants for longer than one year will be subject to satisfactory annual reports.
The closing date for applications is the 31st July.
Small Research Grants up to £10,000
These would be suitable to support small-scale research projects, or possibly the costs associated with the visit of an overseas research fellow. Small grants are normally non-recurring.
The closing dates for applications is the 1st February and 31st July.
The Mike Emmerson Young Investigator Award
Professor Emmerson was an inspiring teacher and encouraged many young doctors, nurses and other health care professionals to become involved in the science and practice of infection control. This award is specifically aimed at encouraging trainees to become involved in the major issues of healthcare acquired infection which are just as much a problem in hospitals today as they were in the past and are now increasingly seen in community settings.
The award has been established for trainee microbiologists who are medical graduates, nurses, clinical scientists or bio-medical scientists. The criteria for this award include scientific merit, the stage of the career of the applicant and whether the individual is likely to receive funding from other sources.
The grants will be available for sum up to £10,000.
The closing date for applications is 1st February 2013.
In addition, applications for Travel Grants are welcomed.
Travel Grants are awarded at the discretion of HIS and are primarily intended to enable trainees and junior members of staff to attend meetings of educational benefit, particularly if work is to be presented, and are generally awarded to individuals who have abstracts accepted for oral or poster presentation. If there are extenuating circumstances, HIS is willing to consider applications from more senior staff including consultants, but adequate justification must be provided in the application form. Travel grants may also be used to support visitors from overseas (e.g. developing countries) who wish to undertake an attachment in the UK.
The size of the grant awarded will not normally exceed £750. The awards are intended to cover travel, accommodation, subsistence expenses and registration fees. The recipient will be expected to provide a written report and may be requested to present this at a meeting of the Healthcare Infection Society. Recipients of HIS Travel Grants will not be eligible for a further Travel Grant within 2 years of a successful application. Travel grant applications may be submitted at any time.
Please read the Standard Operating Procedures carefully before applying for any grant (download below).
Application forms can be downloaded below.
|Relevant documentation:||Grant application form [41kb] (Added: 09 Oct 2012) Grants Standard Operating Procedures [199kb] (Added: 18 Dec 2012) Mike Emmerson application [38kb] (Added: 09 Oct 2012) Travel Grant form [32kb] (Added: 18 Dec 2012)|