Funding Available

Connect NMR UK Call for Training Mobility Grant

Applications are invited for bursaries of up to £600 to support travel, accommodation and subsistence for NMR training, workshops or conference within the UK.

Who can apply? Applications are open to all current postgrads, PDRAs, academics and research technical professionals (RTPs) based in a UK University or research institute eligible for UKRI funding (https://www.ukri.org/councils/epsrc/guidance-for-applicants/check-if-you-are-eligible-for-funding/), and staff employed in the industry, in the fields of physical and life sciences. Applications for support of postgrads/PDRA travel must be submitted via their supervisors/PIs. RTPs are particularly encouraged to apply.

Other Criteria

  • Applications must be for visiting an NMR facility for training purposes or access to techniques, hardware or tools that are beyond their local capabilities. Applicants must provide a letter/email from the facility they intend to visit, confirming that the visit is for NMR training, not research purposes.
  • Funds can also be used to attend a UK-based conference where there is an NMR related-workshop/training as part of the conference (but not a purely scientific oral/poster-style meeting). Applicants should provide a link to the program and identify the NMR-specific training element. The presentation of a poster or a talk would be desirable.
  • Applicants will need to provide a costs breakdown and must submit a brief summary of the training/work at the end of their visit.
  • Priority will be given to those who have not previously received the grant.

How to Apply: Fill in the application form and send it to Frédéric Blanc, principal investigator of Connect NMR UK, at frederic.blanc@liverpool.ac.uk. The applications will be evaluated by the Connect NMR UK team.

Bursaries will be paid to successful applicants on receipt of proof of attendance, photocopies of registration/tickets/travel documents (showing cost and travel dates) and payment receipts.

Deadline: This is a rolling call and applications will be considered at the end of each month. The activities will need to take place before 31st January 2025 to be eligible to funding.

Funding is also available to facilities for the instrument time/access charges for training or workshop events. This must be

  • Training of researchers/Facility colleagues (not to generate research for existing users of your Facility)
  • Open and attended by users from around the UK (i.e. not restricted access to your organisation)

Some examples of events the Connect NMR UK network have engaged with:

2019

November

Bruker UK NMR Users Meeting in London

December

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Solid State Chemistry Meeting at the University of Liverpool

British Radiofrequency Spectroscopy Group (BRSG) Christmas Meeting in London

RSC NMR Discussion Group Christmas Meeting in London

2020

January

UK Catalysis Conference in Loughborough

Reaction Monitoring Symposium at the University of Bath

March

UK Solid-State NMR Facility Annual Symposium at the University of Warwick

RSC Poster Twitter Conference

2021

May

Solid-State NMR Community in Industry Metting (online)

August

The Collaborative Computational Project for NMR (CCPN) conference in Ambleside

2022

March

Connect NMR UK Solid-State NMR Workshop at the University of Warwick

July

NMR Discussion Group Postgraduate Meeting

South West Structural Biology Consortium (SWSBC) at the University of Bristol

CCPN conference in Bath

September

RSC Recent Appointees in Materials Science (RAMS) meeting

DOSY Discovery Day (Online)

November

Annual Henry Wellcome Building NMR (HWB-NMR) symposium and NMR training day at the University of Birmingham

December

BRSG Christmas Meeting (Online)

RSC NMR Discussion Group Christmas Meeting (Online)

2023

January

Scottish NMR Users Group at the University of Strathclyde

March

Connect NMR UK Solid-State NMR Workshop at the University of Warwick

June

Protein Dynamics Workshop at the University of Leicester

Connect NMR UK Workshop on High-field NMR at the University of Liverpool

July

European Magnetic Resonance Congress (Euromar) in Glasgow

CCPN conference in Glasgow

September

Reson8 NMR week at the University of Manchester

DOSY Discovery Day (Online)

November

Bruker UK NMR Users Meeting

December

Annual HWB-NMR symposium at the University of Birmingham

RSC NMR Discussion Group Christmas Meeting in London

BRSG Christmas Meeting in London

2024

April

Connect NMR UK Solid-State NMR Workshop at the University of Warwick

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