Check the noticeboard regularly to
find out about upcoming events and opportunities for the
cardiovascular research community.
If you have any jobs, symposia, awards or anything else that you
would like to advertise here, please contact us.
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
Vote for the best science image and video
We’ve collected the most beautiful and striking images
from your research for our annual competition – Reflections of
Research. We’ve been running the competition since 2005 and have
truly stunning images since then that demonstrated both the
beauty and importance of cardiovascular research.
You can vote for your favourite image and video here.
Writing competition for regenerative medicine
Centre for Regenerative Medicine are running an exciting
competition to find the best non-fiction writing on stem cells
and regenerative medicine. The judging panel includes author Ken
Entries are welcome from unpublished writers and artists of all
backgrounds and collaborative entries are allowed.
There are three categories for entries, the winners will receive
€300 and EuroStemCell will published your piece.
- imaginative science writing
- graphic non-fiction
- non-fiction poetry
The deadline for entries is 30 June –
find out more about the judging criteria and entry details.
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.
BHF at the Science Museum
Several BHF-funded researchers were the stars at our
recent event at the Science Museum, attended by thousands of member
of the public.
We teamed up with the museum to celebrate cardiovascular
research as part of their Science Lates programme. Read more about the event.
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
Clinical Study grant
We’ve introduced a new application process for
clinical studies costing over £300,000.
Instead of applying through our Special
Project Grants funding scheme, you’ll now have to apply using our
Clinical Study form.
The new Clinical Study application process
includes guidelines about Costing a
clinical study, Clinical Trials
Units, and uploading recruitment data to the UKCRN portfolio database.
Researchers applying for non-clinical projects
costing over £300,000 should continue to apply for Special Project Grants funding.
Please see our
website for further information about the Clinical Study
Immediate Postdoctoral Basic Science Research Fellowship
We’ve launched a new
personal award for outstanding newly qualified postdoctoral
researchers who are ready to start establishing an independent
cardiovascular research career.
Candidates should be in the final year
of their PhD studies or have no more than one year of postdoctoral
research experience. The award is for three years and should
usually include up to 18 months spent overseas or in a second UK
Successful candidates will have to
show evidence of outstanding research ability by publication or
To find out more about this new fellowship, and how to apply,
please see our 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