Grants to UK and Israel investigators employed in academic, research, and hospital institutions for collaborative research in the field of aging. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to submitting a full application. Funding is intended to develop scientific collaboration between researchers in the two countries to pursue innovative research in the area of aging.
Research proposals submitted jointly by British and Israeli scientists seeking to further the understanding of aging and its impact on human health are invited. The Council is interested in projects that use pioneering techniques, state of the art technologies, and that showcase the added value of the synergy between the collaborating labs.
Research Focus: Proposals addressing diverse effects of ageing on human health, exploring the basic mechanisms underlying ageing-related disease are invited. The research proposals can address these issues using a broad range of biological organisational levels and scales, from molecular to cellular, tissues to organs and the entire organism and its environment. Multidisciplinary research plans based on synergising collaborations between the partnering researchers are recommended.
Experimental and observational studies that integrate diverse biological models and different system levels are welcomed.
The application of precision medicine and big data in ageing research are strongly encouraged. In particular, the Council is interested in precision diagnostics and personalised effects of treatments specifically for older subjects, preventive measures and predictive analytics for older populations. Research proposals that contain a central "omics" component (e.g. genomics, epigenomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics) are encouraged.
Specific research priorities
The effect of ageing on human health: preventive, disease modifiying and regenerative medicine approaches to medical conditions and the ageing process.
For information on specific research priorities, see the following link: https://www.britishcouncil.org.il/sites/default/files/birax_ageing_call_for_proposals_2021_0.pdf#page=2
Estimated Size of Grant:
Research proposals should be for 36 months in duration.