Check the noticeboard regularly to find
out about upcoming events and opportunities for the cardiovascular
If you have any jobs, symposia, awards or anything else that you
would like to advertise here, please contact us.
Their fate in your hands
The Access to
Understanding science-writing competition challenges
entrants to write plain English summaries of fascinating, current
research articles (all available from Europe PubMed Central).
This year, in addition to the judges’ choice,
you have the opportunity to tell us what you like by voting for who will get the coveted
People’s Choice award. You have until 12pm on 24 March to
decide their fate.
It's over to
you, vote now
got an idea for a project to reduce smoking?
If you can provide a strong studentship project
and an excellent training environment then the British
Heart Foundation and Cancer Research UK’s Lynn MacFadyen PhD
Studentship in Tobacco Control could provide the funding
you're looking for.
Areas of tobacco control policy - such as
reducing smoking prevalence in disadvantaged groups, tobacco harm
reduction, e-cigarettes and changing young people’s attitudes
towards smoking - would all be considered for funding. Find out
more on the
CRUK Tobacco Advisory Group website. The closing date for
applications is Wednesday 19th February.
If you've got a smoking idea, what are you waiting for?
World Congress of Cardiology goes
Head on down to sunny Melbourne this May for
Congress of Cardiology (WCC).
You can look forward to hearing
from world leading experts presenting
150 sessions on cardiology, policy and public
health, and hearing the latest scientific findings
featured in over 1,000 new abstracts on prevention, diagnosis and
treatment of cardiovascular disease.
The 4th International Conference on
Women, heart disease, and stroke will also be taking place
during the congress - where you can enjoy a full day of sessions
about CVD in women and prevention programmes.
Don't delay, sign up today!
A hello to our fellows
We held our third BHF Fellows Meeting in Cambridge on the
16th - 17th September. The meeting was a huge success with
attendees ranging from PhD students looking for career
insights, right up to BHF Professors sharing their tips
on carving a successful research career.
Congratulations to Steven White, who won this year's poster
competition, and Jahn Firth who came runner-up. We've got an online
gallery with pictures from the event, check it out to see if
we snapped you there!
a look at our photos from the 2013 Fellows
this year's ESC conference in Amsterdam BHF Professor Barbara
Casadei was selected to deliver the William Harvey Lecture on Basic
Science. This is one of the highest honours in cardiology, and
recognises the 20 years Professor Casadei has spent at the top of
Find out more
about Professor Casadei's pioneering research
As a BHF-funded researcher, you are a vital member of Team
BHF. This year's Annual Review tells some of the stories of the
thousands of people who make up Team BHF, and celebrates their
As well as featuring researcher Dr Amer Rana, the 2013
Annual Review also includes the stories of survivors like little
Rosanna Ogden (right) who, despite being born with a tumour in
her heart, has managed to raise over half a million pounds for the
Read all about
Dr Rana and Rosanna in our special online Annual
Congratulations to BHF Programme Grant holder
Professor Mandy Maclean who has been has been awarded a Senior
Research Fellowship by the Royal Society Leverhulme Trust.
This follows her recently receiving the AstraZeneca Prize
for Women in Pharmacology from the British Pharmacological Society
for her outstanding research contribution to the field, and in June
she was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
Mandy recently featured in the Physiological Society's
Women in Physiology publication alongside other BHF-funded
researchers including BHF Research Fellow Dr Katharine Dibb.
Find out more
about Professor Maclean's award.
We're going for gold
We support Gold Open Access. This involves the
immediate deposition of the final published version of your primary
research article into Europe PubMed
It's important you ‘go for
gold’ wherever possible when publishing your research.
If this option isn’t available, your article
should still be made freely available in Europe PMC within six
months of publication. If the journal offers a service to deposit
your article in Europe PMC, you should choose this option. If not,
you'll need to self-archive.
Find out how to
reclaim Open Access fees
Immediate Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
Paola Caruso is the first young researcher to be awarded a
prestigious Immediate Postdoctoral Basic
Science Research Fellowship. Paola’s project will be based in
BHF Professor Nick Morrell’s
laboratory, where she’ll be investigating the role of microRNAs in
the pathogenesis of pulmonary arterial hypertension. Paola
impressed the committee with her outstanding track record, her
adventurous programme of work and her passion for scientific
Find out what
Award for Dr Tomaszewski
Dr Maciej Tomaszewski, a Clinical Senior Lecturer in
Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Leicester’s Department
of Cardiovascular Sciences, has won the European Atherosclerosis
Young Investigator Award in Clinical Research from the European
Atherosclerosis Society. The research was funded by the British
Read more about Dr Tomaszewski's
Centres for Regenerative Medicine
As part of our Mending Broken Hearts Appeal,
we’ve committed to fund three Centres of
Regenerative Medicine at a total cost of £7.5m. Each centre is
a close collaboration between scientists at leading universities in
the study of cardiovascular regeneration.
We announced the new awards in collaboration
with the UK Regenerative Medicine Platform (UKRMP), which has
funded three new research ‘hubs’ in regenerative medicine
across the UK.
ACC award for BHF Clinical Fellow
Dr Bilal Iqbal has won the 2013 Herman K Gold
Young Investigator Award in Molecular and Cellular Cardiology at
the recent American College of Cardiology annual meeting. Dr Iqbal
won for his submission “Poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase-14 cooperates
with Tristetraprolin to control Tissue Factor mRNA stability: a
novel role for ADP-ribosylation in regulating mRNA turnover and
atherothrombosis”. The work was conducted during Dr Iqbal's current
Clinical Research Fellowship in BHF Professor Dorian Haskard’s
laboratory at Imperial College.
BHF PhD student wins science writing award
Claire Sand, a student on the four-year BHF PhD scheme at
King's College London, won the runner-up prize in Access to
Understanding, a prestigious science writing competition run by
Europe PubMed Central and the British Library.
Her entry, based on a recent paper from BHF Professor
Qingbo Xu and colleagues, impressed the judges by explaining a
complex area of stem cell science in an accessible way.
Read the winning entry and more about the award.
Award for Dr Ashish Patel
Dr Ashish Patel, King’s College London was one of the
top five winners in the poster competition at the Spring
Meeting for Clinician Scientists in Training, which took place on
Wednesday 27 February at the Royal College of Physicians. Dr Patel
is investigating the potential of a proangiogenic subset of
monoctyes for revascularization of peripheral ischaemia in
preclinical and clinical contexts.
Award for Professor Stefan Neubauer
The University of Oxford's Professor Stefan Neubauer, who is
Co-Director of the BHF Experimental MR Unit at the University of
Oxford, is the 2013 recipient of the Society for Cardiovascular
Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) Gold Award.
The prestigious award is presented annually by the SCMR for
outstanding achievement in the field of Cardiovascular Magnetic
Read more in the SCMR newsletter.
New online reporting tool for evaluating outputs of our
It’s crucial for us to capture the outcomes of
the research we fund, not least to communicate the benefits of our
research to supporters.
But we know that reporting outcomes to a host
of different funding agencies is burdensome. So, we’ve launched Researchfish - a survey database
that will allow you to upload outcome data about your research to
multiple funders easily and quickly.
Here’s what you’ll have to do:
You will automatically receive an email from
Researchfish asking you to register. You then need to:
- Register and start building your profile and research
- Keep your portfolio updated throughout the year
- Submit this information to us once yearly.
Please see our web
page for further information on Researchfish.
Researchfish has organised training sessions
in the form of webinars for researchers. For further information
and registration please visit the Researchfish
Careers in academic cardiology
Entry into cardiology specialty training is highly
competitive. Our Medical Director, Professor Peter
Weissberg, was recently interviewed by the British Journal of
Cardiology (BJC) and gave his views on starting a career in
To read the interview please visit the BJC website
Online grant applications
All grant applications, except for Personal Chairs, Infrastructure Grants, Strategic Initiatives and Small Meeting Funds, must now be submitted
using our Grants Management
What is GMS?
GMS is a web based application and review
process for Fellowship, Project, Programme, Special Project and New
How do I register?
New users will need to register on GMS before they submit an
application. If you are already registered, sign in with your email
address and password and update your profile if necessary.
How do I apply for a grant online?
Please begin by reading our how to apply instructions.
When you’re ready to apply, open the online application
Use the GMS User
Guide to help you complete all the sections of the online
The following people will need to register to
apply for and review most grants:
- Grant applicants and co-applicants
- Heads of department
- Institutions' administrative authorities
- Grant reviewers.
Is your research about to be published?
We always like to know when a paper from BHF-funded research is
going to be published. Please let us know by email or call 020 7554