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.
International heart failure symposium
15 – 16 September 2014
Royal College of Physicians, London
King’s College London British Heart Foundation Centre and The
Journal of Clinical Investigation present: Recent Advances in Heart
Failure International Symposium.
This two day international symposium brings together
16 world-renowned speakers presenting their research across
three themes: Cell signalling - Mitochondria and metabolism -
Diagnosis and therapeutics.
Registration closes Monday 8 September.
See the full programme
here; and register
Spring Meeting for Clinician Scientists in
26 February 2015, 09:45 – 18:00
Royal College of Physicians, London
Spring Meeting for Clinician Scientists in Training, run by the
Academy of Medical Sciences, is a unique cross specialty event
designed to bring clinical academic trainees together to present
their work and network with senior scientists in a supportive and
The meeting combines oral and poster competitions with inspiring
talks from senior scientists. There are ample networking
opportunities which are a superb chance for budding clinical
academics to get noticed.
The deadline for abstract submissions for all competitions is
Friday 5 September 2014, 17:00.
See the Academy’s website for more details
What do research staff do next?
Do you know any former researchers?
Vitae is working with Naturejobs to find
out what research staff do after leaving academic research. They
are surveying former research
staff as part of this project.
Please share this
flyer with friends and former colleagues who used to work in
research to ask them to do the survey. The results will provide an
invaluable insight into potential employment opportunities for
researchers who are considering moving out of higher education.
the flyer here
Let's get clinical
The deadline for applying for the Starter Grants for
Clinical Lecturers scheme is coming up in September. Have you
thought about applying?
The Scheme provides modest 'starter' funds to enable
research-active Clinical Lecturers to pursue their research work,
gather preliminary data and so further strengthen their
applications for longer-term fellowships and funding. We're part of
the consortium that supports the scheme through the
Academy of Medical Sciences.
Two rounds of funding are held each year, with application
deadlines every March and September.
The current round is now open for applications and closes on
Monday 1st September.
Find out more and apply
Oppor-tuna-ty to learn how to use Researchfish
be running workshops in how to use
the system at universities around the country in
October. Sign up by 5th September to take advantage of these
Each workshop will be a demonstration of the researcher
interface and how to add and submit information. There
will also be a Q&A session in each group.
If you would like to attend one of these workshops,
please email email@example.com.
You can also contact them if you have any questions or suggestions
for improving the system.
Find your nearest
BHF-funded researcher Dr Sarah Hsiao at the University of
Sheffield has won the Young Investigator Award at this year's
European Society for Cardiology (ESC) conference. Sarah's
presentation on promoting healing in stented arteries impressed the
judges at the meeting held in Barcelona this
Sarah (pictured with Professor Paul Evans) said on winning the
award: “It was a real honour to receive this prize from the ESC.
The next challenge for me will be to test whether the compound
identified during my studies can benefit patients undergoing stent
Professor Barbara Casadei has also been honoured at this year's
meeting where she was elected as Vice President of the ESC.This is
one of the highest honours in cardiology, and recognises the 20
years Professor Casadei has spent at the top of cardiovascular
Find out more about
Professor Casadei's pioneering research career
BCS 2014: A Manc-union
In June cardiovascular researchers and healthcare
professionals from around the UK attended the annual British
Cardiovascular Society (BCS) Conference in Manchester. The
theme was ‘Tomorrow’s World’ and many sessions looked at the future
of cardiovascular science and medicine.
BHF-funded researchers were among the award
winners including BHF Professor Sir Rory
Collins who received the BCS' prestigious Mackenze Medal for
his outstanding contribution to British cardiology.
Take a look at some
of the highlights from this year's conference.
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
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
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.
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
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