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Serbian Clinical Immunology Fund

Serbian Clinical Immunology Fund

Funds of up to £3000 will support clinical immunology initiatives between Newcastle, UK and Serbia.

Applications to the Lilic-Abinun fund are now open. You can apply to this fund at any time, details below.

Funds are intended to enable and enhance the practice of clinical immunology in Serbia. Topics covered include: 

  • adult and paediatric clinical immunology
  • clinical immunology diagnostic services
  • clinical immunology research


Project proposals or educational activities should support the reciprocal exchange of: 

  • knowledge
  • visits
  • interactions 
  • forging of contacts 

This exchange is between candidates from Serbia and candidates from Newcastle, UK. 

We give special consideration to projects promoting collaboration of clinical immunology. This includes aspects such as: 

  • clinical
  • diagnostic
  • research

Proposals from Serbia-based candidates coming to Newcastle

  • candidates (including doctors, nurses, technicians etc) attending as visiting clinical observers 
  • candidates visiting clinical diagnostic laboratories to acquire new skills
  • candidates participating in ongoing research projects relating to primary immune deficiencies 
  • acquiring equipment for the advancement of research in Serbia 
  • attending educational events with participation of Newcastle University

Proposals from Newcastle-based candidates going to Serbia

  • organising workshops and training courses in Serbia
  • organising standardisation procedures and promoting accreditation of clinical and laboratory services in Serbia
  • candidates from Newcastle taking part in ongoing research projects in Serbia


Candidates can apply for sums of up to £3000. Projects run for up to six months. The support and duration are flexible but must be justified in the project proposal. Possible changes are at the discretion of the selection panel.


Eligible candidates include medical staff, clinical scientists and academics working in clinical immunology. Candidates should prioritise primary immune deficiencies but should not exclude other areas of clinical immunology.

Candidates should be: 

  • Serbian or UK nationals or residents
  • working in Serbia or Newcastle 
  • proposing to work with host institutions in the alternate location

There is no age restriction, but candidates already established in their field will have preference.

Host institutions

Applicants must have been in contact with their proposed host organisation. They must also have an agreement in principle support the proposal.


Newcastle's host institutions include the University's Faculty of Medical Sciences. Linked NHS Teaching Hospitals in Newcastle and the North East are also involved.

For enquiries regarding accommodation in Newcastle please visit the Newcastle University accommodation pages.


Serbia's host institutions include medical faculties at accredited universities. They also include linked teaching hospitals throughout Serbia, in Belgrade, Novi Sad, Nis, and Kragujevac.


If you have any enquiries please contact the Immunity and Inflammation research theme lead via email