Funding

Funding

RECENT FUNDING

Chief Scientist Office Translational Clinical Studies Grant (2019 – 2021; Extended to July 2022)
D. J. Davidson, D. Bogaert, J. Schwarze, C. McDougall, J. Boardman, S. Cunningham – Extended Value  £345,215
“Nasal Cathelicidin Expression in Protection Against Respiratory Syncytial Virus.”

Action Medical Research Grant (2019 – 2021; Extended to end 2021)
D. J. Davidson, D. Bogaert, J. Schwarze, C. McDougall, J. Boardman, S. Cunningham – Value  £195,625
“The antiviral potential of cathelicidin against respiratory syncytial virus infections in infants.”

SULSA Postdoctoral and Early Career Research Exchange Grant (2020 – 2021)
Shelley, J., D. J. Davidson – Value £5,000
“Human beta-defensin in atopic dermatitis: Using novel human skin models to investigate a mechanism of protection against barrier damage”

Wellcome Trust/The University of Edinburgh Institutional Strategic Support Fund (2019 – 2021)
D. J. Davidson – Value £52,465
“Medical Sciences & Translational Research 4 year PhD with integrated studies in Engagement for Impact Pilot Programme: Public Engagement taught component costs.”

British Society for Immunology Communicating Immunology Award (2020 – 2021)
Mariani, S., Bain, C., Karmakar, U., Mills, R., Salem, O., Taggart, D., D. J. Davidson – Value £995.49
“Amazing Immunology: Be a scientist, build a vaccine”

British Skin Foundation Grant (2018 – 2021; Extended to end 2021)
D. J. Davidson, B. J. McHugh, D. J. Carke, R. Weller – Value  £85,000
“Human beta-defensin in Atopic Dermatitis: dissecting the mechanism of a novel, targetable, protection against barrier damage.”

MRC Festival Open Award Application (2019)
D. J. Davidson – Value £1,542
“Centre for Inflammation Research Festival of Medical Research”

National Institutes of Health: R13 Scientific Meeting Grant (2018)
C. Bevins, D. J. Davidson – Value US $21,850 (~£17,000)
“2019 Antimicrobial Peptides GRC/GRS”

British Society for Immunology Communicating Immunology Grant (2018)
D. Bogaert, M. Perry & D. J. Davidson – Value  £1,000
“World Pneumonia day; teaching the public about infections and antibiotics through music”

Beltane Public Engagement Fellowship (2018)
D. J. Davidson
“Public Engagement and Infectious Disease”

Innovation Initiative Grant (2018)
Manataki, A., D. J. Davidson, Alexandru, C.-A., Bach, B., Wolters, M., Nnabuko, U., Spiliopoulou, A., Baillie, K., Ochs, A., Wang, M., Papapanagiotou, P. – Value £2,807
“Strengthening cross-disciplinary health informatics research”

MRC Public Engagement Festival of Medical Research Award (2018)
D. J. Davidson Value – £ 1000
“CIR Festival of Medical Research 2018”

The Boris Family Foundation Research Grant (2017 – 2020)
M. E. Bowdish, D. J. Davidson, M. Loeb, M. Surette – Value  CAN$ 330,000
“Mining the microbiota for novel immunomodulators”

OPTIMA (MRC / EPSRC) PhD studentship (2017 – 2020)
K. Faulds, D. J. Davidson, D. Graham – Value £ 97,042
“The assessment of host-defence peptide functionalised nanoparticles as microbicidal and immunomodulatory agents using Raman imaging”

Institute for Academic Development – Action Fund Grant (2017 – 2018)
H. Szoor-McElhinney, D. J. Davidson – Value £ 995
“Scientific Interdisciplinary Community – Academic Research Links Initiative Network”

MRC Public Engagement Seed Funding Award (2017 – 2018)
D. J. Davidson Value – £ 3,440
“Supercytes – Inflammation and Immunology Schools Resource”

British Society for Immunology Communicating Immunology Grant (2017 – 2018)
I. Mair, D. Taggart, J. Dorin, D. J. Davidson – Value £ 995
“Denny & the T-team fight Cancer”

MRC Public Engagement Festival of Medical Research Award (2017)
D. J. Davidson Value – £ 3,700
“CIR Festival of Medical Research 2017”

MRC Public Engagement Festival of Medical Research Award (2016)
D. J. Davidson Value – £ 1,000
“CIR Festival of Medical Research 2016”

MRC Public Engagement Seed Funding Award (2016 – 2017)
S. Patrick, D. J. Davidson, A. Astier, S. Walmsley, R. Morton, I. Heersche, K. Witherspoon, N. Stock. Value – £ 2,900
“Science Insights 2016 expansion pilot: roll-out of a successful work experience programme across additional MRC Centres at the University of Edinburgh”

MRC Project Grant (2014 – 2017)
J. Schwarze, R. Maizels, D. J. Davidson Value – £ 626,342
“Mechanisms of helminth induced antiviral immunity to RSV infection”

MRC Senior Non-clinical Fellowship (2011- 2017)
D. J. Davidson Value – £ 2,368,204
“Cathelicidins as immunomodulators of host defence against infectious diseases”

Telethon-New Children’s Hospital Research Fund (2014 – 2016)
T. Strunk, A. J. Currie, D. J. Davidson, O. Levy, D. Burgner, K. Simmer
“Antimicrobial proteins and peptides to prevent late-onset sepsis in preterm infants”
Value – AUS$248,730.51

Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund 2 (2015)
D. J. Davidson
“Interactive Multimedia Public engagement projects for INFLAMMATION Research”
Value – £9,775

Walter Murdoch Distinguished Collaborator award (2011 – 2015)
D. J. Davidson, A. J. Currie
Value – AUS$30,000

Edinburgh Dermatology Research Fund (2014)
B. McHugh & D. J. Davidson Value – £3,914
“Novel antiproteases in atopic dermatitis”

Chief Scientist Office Clinical Training fellowship (2013)
P. Mandal, A. Rossi, D. J. Davidson & A. Hill Value – £ 214,029
“Deficiency in Lipoxin (LXA4) contributes to persistent neutrophilic airways inflammation in non cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis”

Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellowship (2006 – 2010)
D. J. Davidson Value – £ 581,392
“The role of the human cathelicidin LL-37 as an immunomodulator in infectious lung disease”