EPSRC Funding for Researchers

EPSRC Funding for Researchers
“We are the main UK government agency for funding research and training in engineering and the physical sciences, investing around £500 million a year in a broad range of subjects – from mathematics to materials science, and from information technology to structural engineering.
We operate to meet the needs of industry and society by working in partnership with universities to invest in people and scientific discovery and innovation. The knowledge and expertise gained maintains a technological leading edge, builds a strong economy and improves people’s quality of life.
Our work is complementary to other research investors including other research councils, government agencies, industry and the European Union. We actively engage in and encourage partnerships and collaborations across disciplines, boundaries and the world.
We also actively promote public engagement in science, engineering and technology.”

EBI Databases

“The main missions of the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) centre on building, maintaining and providing biological databases and information services to support data deposition and exploitation.

Some of the databases we manage include:
* EMBL Nucleotide Database – Europe’s primary collection of nucleotide sequences is maintained in collaboration with Genbank (USA) and DDBJ (Japan)
* UniProt Knowledgebase – a complete annotated protein sequence database
* Macromolecular Structure Database – European Project for the management and distribution of data on macromolecular structures
* ArrayExpress – for gene expression data
* Ensembl – Providing up to date completed metazoic genomes and the best possible automatic annotation.
* IntAct – Provides a freely available, open source database system and analysis tools for protein interaction data.

We have many other databases available including literature citation databases such as Medline. You can browse the databases we have available by choosing the appropriate category on the left navigation column.”

TDR Grant Opportunities

Grant opportunities through TDR
“The Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) is an independent global programme of scientific collaboration. Established in 1975 and co-sponsored by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO), it aims to help coordinate, support and influence global efforts to combat a portfolio of major diseases of the poor and disadvantaged.”

NIH Office of Extramural Research

National Institutes of Health Office of Extramural Research: Grants – NIH Medical & Behavioral Research Grant Policies, Guidelines & Funding Opportunities
“The Office of Extramural Research (OER) serves as the focal point for policies and guidelines for extramural research grants administration. This office has primary responsibility for the development and implementation of NIH Grants Policy, monitoring of compliance with PHS policy on Humane Use and Care of Laboratory Animals, coordination of program guidelines, and development and maintenance of the information systems for grants administration.”

Scirus and Institute of Physics Publishing

Scirus has partnered with Institute of Physics Publishing to index the full text and metadata of its journals.

The Range of Scientific Content Scirus Covers
Scirus returns results from the whole Web, including access-controlled sites that other search engines don’t index. Scirus currently covers over 250 million science-related Web pages, including:
• 83 million .edu sites
• 25 million .org sites
• 10 million .ac.uk sites
• 22 million .com sites
• 6.5 million .gov sites
• Over 68 million other relevant STM and University sites from around the world

In addition to Web pages, Scirus indexes the following special sources (the numbers are approximate):
• 334,000 e-prints on ArXiv.org
• 11,200 BioMed Central full-text articles
• 5,000 documents via Caltech
• 2,600 e-prints through Cogprints
• 63,500 full-text articles on Crystallography Journals Online
• 8,700 documents via DiVa
• 34,500 full text articles from Project Euclid
• 208,000 full text articles on Institute of Physics Publishing
• 13 million patent data via LexisNexis
• 46,500 course ware from MIT OpenCourseWare
• 12,000 NASA technical reports
• 223,000 full-text theses and dissertations via NDLTD
• 17.3 million MEDLINE citations via PubMed
• 339,000 articles via PubMed Central
• 180,000 documents via RePEc
• 6.4 million ScienceDirect full-text articles
• 330,000 full-text journal articles on Scitation
• 8,600 articles via SIAM
• 4,400 documents via T-Space”

COS Funding Opportunities

Search COS Funding Opportunities

“COS Funding Opportunities is the largest, most comprehensive database of available funding.

    More than 22,000 records representing over $33 billion in funding.
    Opportunities by sponsors throughout the world for recipients throughout the world.
    Sponsors include private foundations, public agencies, national and local governments, corporations and more.
    Monies available for work in all disciplines physical sciences, social sciences, life sciences, health & medicine, arts & humanities.
    Funding for many purposes, such as research, collaborations, travel, curriculum development, conferences, fellowships, postdoctoral positions, equipment acquisitions, capital or operating expenses.
    Updated daily, all information verified with sponsor, edited for consistency and optimized for accurate searching.”

NIH News: Researchers Assemble Second Non-Human Primate Genome

From a February 9th NIH press release:

A multi-center team has deposited the draft genome sequence of the rhesus macaque monkey into free public databases for use by the worldwide research community, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), announced today.

The rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) is the second non-human primate, after the chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes), to have its genome sequenced, and is the first of the Old World monkeys to have its DNA deciphered. Overall, the rhesus genome shares about 92 to 95 percent of its sequence with the human (Homo sapiens) and more than 98 percent with the chimpanzee. Consequently, the rhesus provides an ideal reference point for comparisons among the three closely related primates. Sequencing is also underway on the genomes of a number of other primates, including the orangutan, marmoset and gorilla.

(complete press release at above link)

Soybean DNA to be sequenced

A press release from the US Department of Energy announced that the Department of Energy and the Department of Agriculture will be working together to study “plant and microbial genomics, and the Department of Energy will tackle the sequencing of the soybean genome as the first project resulting from the agreement.”
Read the press release here.

Forging a connection between research and clinical applications.