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Useful organisations for funding support and careers information  The Academy of Medical Sciences

The Academy of Medical Sciences is one of the five learned academies in the United Kingdom. The Academy promotes advances in medical science and campaigns to ensure these are translated into healthcare benefits for society. The Academy’s Fellows are the United Kingdom’s leading medical scientists from hospitals, academia, industry and the public service.  Academic Medicine

This website acts as a portal to information and useful links for anyone considering or pursuing a career in any area of biomedical science or academic medicine.  Medical Research Council

The Medical Research Council is a publicly-funded organisation dedicated to improving human health. The MRC supports research across the entire spectrum of medical sciences from fundamental lab-based science to clinical trials, in universities and hospitals, in MRC units and institutes in the UK, and in MRC units in Africa. The MRC works closely with the NHS and UK Health Departments to give a high priority to research that is likely to make a real difference to clinical practice and the health of the population.  NCCRCD

The NIHR National Co-ordinating Centre for Research Capacity Development provides support, guidance and academic training pathways for the next generation of researchers as they progress through their career. The Programme provides research training awards to individuals who show the potential to become research leaders in their particular field and whose research is people or patient-focused and relevant to the NHS.

The NIHR CCRCD manages the Academic Clinical Fellowship and Clinical Lectureship phases of the Integrated Academic Pathway. These awards make up part of a package of measures recommended in the Walport Report "Medically and dentally qualified academic staff: Recommendations for training the researchers and educators of the future".  National Institute for Health Research

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is committed to establishing the NHS as an internationally recognised centre of research excellence by supporting research professionals, working in world-class facilities, conducting leading-edge research focused on the needs of patients and the public. The NIHR commissions and funds NHS and social care research that is essential for delivering public health and personal social services. The role of the NIHR is to develop the research evidence to support decision making by patients, professionals and policy makers, make this evidence available, and encourage its uptake and use.  UKCRC

The UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) is a partnership of organisations working to establish the UK as a world leader in clinical research, by harnessing the power of the NHS. Our aim is to re-engineer the environment in which clinical research is conducted in the UK, to benefit the public and patients by improving national health and increasing national wealth. The Clinical Senior Lectureship Awards are supported by the UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC), as part of its commitment to building an expert research workforce to support clinical research and education in the context of established clinical training pathways. These awards are designed for fully qualified clinicians in all medical specialisms, including primary care and dentistry. Successful candidates will have an established personal research portfolio and will hold posts in a combined clinical, research and teaching role jointly funded by a University and an NHS trust (or exceptionally other bodies, in the case of General Practitioners and General Dental Practitioners). Further details may be found in the research section of the HEFCEwebsite:  The Wellcome Trust

The Wellcome Trust funds innovative biomedical research, in the UK and internationally, spending over £600 million each year to support and promote research to improve the health of humans and animals. The Wellcome Trust seeks to improve understanding of the ways science and medicine have developed, and how research affects people and society today. The Wellcome Trust supports research in universities and other academic centres in the UK and in overseas locations.



  The John Zamet Memorial Prize in Periodontal Research

The John Zamet Memorial Prize has been established to recognise and commemorate the significant contribution made to clinical periodontology by the late Dr John Zamet.

Dr Zamet was an Honorary Consultant and Senior Research Fellow at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute, a Past President and Honorary Member of the British Society of Periodontology and the founder Chairman and a Trustee of the Alpha Omega London Chapter and Charitable Trust.


Applications are open to all UK-based postgraduate dental students studying for a Masters degree or PhD who are undertaking or who have recently completed original research associated with clinical periodontology.

The prize will be awarded annually with a value of £1,000. Applicants should submit a covering letter and an abstract not exceeding 1000 words which should, at least, cover the following areas:

  1. Background to project
  2. Aims
  3. Methods
  4. Relevance to clinical periodontology
  5. Start and completion dates (estimated completion date will suffice if ongoing)


Three paper copies of the application should be submitted by 31st December 2011 to:

Professor Andrew Eder
Chairman, The Alpha Omega London Charitable Trust
2nd floor, 57a Wimpole Street, London W1G 8YP

And also sent electronically via email to: [email protected]

The applicant must also submit a letter of support from their research supervisor confirming their supervision of the project. The submission will be considered by a panel of at least two Specialists in Periodontology of Professorial/Consultant status whose decision is final.

The successful applicant would normally be invited to present the results and/or clinical implications of the research at a meeting of the Alpha Omega London Chapter.



  Glaxo Smith Kline Research Grants Programme

Oral and Dental Research Trust
Glaxo Smith Kline Research Grants Programme

The Oral and Dental Research Trust is seeking applications for small grants to support research programmes into the fundamental mechanisms, prevention and management of plaque-related oral disease or tooth wear.

A limited number of grants are available up to a maximum of £6,500 per award
Applications comprising of:

• no more than 2 sides of A4 giving the background to and detail of the proposed research programme
• and 1 side of A4 justifying the financial expenditure

should be submitted electronically to the Secretary of the ODRT, Dr M Kellett, [email protected] by 25th August 2011

This programme is designed to assist with career development for early career research workers, applicants should therefore be pre-doctoral or within 5 years of receiving their Doctorate.

A statement to that effect should be incorporated in the application

The results of this award round will be announced during the annual meeting of the BSODR in September 2011

This programme is supported by a generous donation from GlaxoSmithKline


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