BIRAX Ageing Call for Proposals Announced

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 We are delighted to learn that the first BIRAX Ageing call for proposals, is now open for preliminary proposals.  

 The BIRAX Call is divided into two strands:

1. The effect of ageing on human health: preventive, disease modifying and regenerative medicine approaches to medical conditions and the ageing process.

BIRAX is inviting proposals addressing diverse effects of ageing on human health, exploring the basic mechanisms underlying ageing-related disease. The research proposals can address these issues using a broad range of biological organisational levels and scales, from molecular to cellular, tissues to organs and the entire organism and its environment. Multidisciplinary research plans based on synergising collaborations between the partnering researchers are recommended.

Proposals under this category should be relevant to at least one of the following research fields: cardiovascular disease, diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases, arthritis, age related frailty and other geriatric syndromes and age related multimorbidity.

 2. Ageing and Technology: precision medicine and big data in ageing research

Proposals under this theme will aim to identify innovative biomarkers, algorithms, computational and measurement techniques and to promote advances in precision medicine that would allow the prevention or mitigation of age related conditions or harmful effects associated with ageing. Proposals that build on effective collaboration between basic and clinical research and big data and those facilitating the translation of basic research to clinical practice will be prioritised.

 The Call’s documents and the online application form can be found on the British Council’s Website. The deadline for applications is 15 October, 22:00 GMT.

 In addition, the British Council invites you to participate in the two academic conferences held in conjunction with the Call for Proposals on the first week of September at King’s College London:

The conferences are also on the subject of Ageing and will provide ample opportunities for networking. For the conference programmes and to register, please visit the conferences website.  Please note that a limited number of travel grants are available for students, who are invited to submit poster abstracts through the conferences website.  Please do let your students know of this funding opportunity.

 For any enquiries, please contact

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