Posts from September 2013

Latest Funding Opportunities Digest: 30th September 2013

30 September 2013

The following funding opportunities have recently been announced. Please follow the links for more information.

UK Funders

 EU Funders 

  • EU – ERA-NET – Transnational Joint Call 2013. A total budget of approximately €33 million is available for projects lasting up to 36 months. Closing Date: 30th October 2013.

Internal Funds

  • University of Salford – VC’s Early Career Scholarships. £2,000 bursary, minimum research workload allocation and dedicated mentoring support. Closing Date: 31st October 2013.

INVOLVE & MHRN – Budget resource for public involvement in research

26 September 2013

INVOLVE and the Mental Health Research Network teamed up to produce a new resource to help with budgeting for the costs of public involvement in research. It can be used for everything from putting together an involvement budget for an entire study to working out how much it will cost to run a one-off consultation event.

 The first part of the resource is a guide which:

  • provides practical advice on what costs are associated with involvement in research
  • includes a step-by-step process for identifying the associated costs and planning the budget
  • presents examples of research projects with well-developed budgets for involvement work
  • contains tips, links to useful websites, and references.

 The second part of the resource is an online ‘involvement cost calculator’ to work out the costs for your research study.

 Please forward this information to your colleagues and networks.

 If you have any questions or queries about Budgeting for involvement please contact:

 Thomas Kabir

MHRN Service Users in Research Coordinator

Email: thomas.kabir@kcl.ac.uk

Tel: 0207 848 0609 

To find out about INVOLVE visit www.invo.org.uk

 To find out more about the Mental Health Research Network visit www.mhrn.info

Latest Funding Opportunities Digest: 20th September 2013

20 September 2013

The following funding opportunities have recently been announced. Please follow the links for more information.

UK Funders

  • ESRC – Alcohol Misuse Research. A total of between £750,000-£1.5m available for projects lasting up to 5 years. Closing Date: 29th November 2013.
  • TSB – Better Health Outcomes. Up to £100,000 available for projects lasting 6 months. Closing Date: 31st October 2013.
  • TSB – Supply chain innovation towards a circular economy. Projects up to £1m in value, lasting up to 24 months. Closing Date: 18th December 2013.
  • NIHR – Public Health Research Programme. No fixed limits on cost or duration. Closing Date: 19th November 2013.
  • Royal Academy of Engineering – ERA Foundation Entrepreneurs Award. Up to £40,000 available. Closing Date: 21st October 2013.
  • UKIERI – Knowledge Economy Partnerships. £5,000-20,000 available for partnerships lasting up to 1 year. Closing Date: 28th October 2013.
  • Joseph Rowntree Foundation – Poverty and Ethnicity: Exploring the links through quantitative research. JRF anticipate commissioning between three and seven projects of 10 months’ duration from a total budget of £150,000. Closing Date: 16th October 2013.
  • Alzheimer’s Research UK – Interdisciplinary Research Grants. Up to £250,000 available for projects lasting up to 3 years. Closing Date: 24th January 2014.
  • Cancer Research UK – Drug Discovery Project Grants. Up to £200,000 available for projects lasting up to 2 years. Closing Date: 5th November 2013.
  • Association for International Cancer Research – Project Grants. Up to £200,000 available for projects lasting 3 years. Closing Date: 25th October 2013.
  • The Kay Kendall Leukaemia Fund – Junior Research Fellowships. Salary costs plus up to £17,000 pa for consumables and £1,000 pa for travel costs for fellowships lasting 3 years. Closing Date: 25th October 2013.
  • Action Medical Research – Project Grants. Up to £200,000 to cover salary costs, consumables and items of equipment essential for carrying out the work. Closing Date: 25th November 2013.
  • Royal Archaeological Institute – Research Grants. Up to £5,000 available. Closing Date: 11th January 2014.

EU Funders 

  • EU – Directorate-General for Justice – Daphne III Action Grants. A minimum of €750,000 for projects lasting 2 years. Closing Date: 30th October 2013.
  • EU – Directorate-General for Education & Culture – Tenders on the changing pedagogical landscape. An estimated €400,000 is available for projects lasting up to 18 months. Closing Date: 22nd October 2013.

Latest Funding Opportunities Digest: 13th September 2013

13 September 2013

The following funding opportunities have recently been announced. Please follow the links for more information.

UK Funders

  • AHRC – Design in Innovation: Research Development Fund. Up to £50,000 available for projects lasting up to 6 months and to be completed by October 2014. Closing Date: 31st October 2013.
  • AHRC – Seminar on ‘Engaging with Government’. Aimed at early-career researchers, course, accommodation and travel costs will be covered. Closing Date: 21st October 2013.
  • EPSRC – Research in the Wild: Internet of Things. A total of £3.5 million is available to fund approximately 10 projects, with duration of 18 months. Closing Date: 24th October 2013.
  • British Academy – BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants. £500-£10,000 available for projects up to 24 months duration. Closing Date: 16th October 2013.
  • Royal Society – Research Grants. Aimed at early career scientists, up to £15,000 available for projects up to 12 months duration. Closing Date: 15th October 2013.
  • Royal Society – International Exchanges Scheme. Up to £12,000 available for up to 2 years. Closing Date: 15th October 2013.
  • Royal Society – Industry Fellowships. Salary costs and research expenses covered for fellowships lasting up to 2 years. Closing Date: 4th October 2013.
  • Leverhulme Trust – Research Fellowships. Aimed at experienced researchers, up to £45,000 available for fellowships lasting between 3-24 months. Closing Date: 7th November 2013.
  • Leverhulme Trust – International Academic Fellowships. For researchers wishing to spend time outside the UK, up to £30,000 available for fellowships lasting between 3-12 months. Closing Date: 7th November 2013.
  • Leverhulme Trust – Emeritus Fellowships. Aimed at retied academics, up to £22,000 available for fellowships lasting between 3-24 months. Closing Date: 6th February 2014.
  • Wellcome Trust – Sir Henry Dale Fellowships. Salary costs, research and travel expenses covered for fellowships lasting up to 5 years. Closing Date: 1st November 2013.
  • Wellcome Trust – Arts Awards. Up to £30,000 available for projects lasting up to 3 years. Closing Date: 1st November 2013.
  • TSB – Innovation Vouchers. Up to £5,000 available for SMEs to enable them to work with knowledge suppliers, including universities. Closing Date: Various deadlines.
  • Healthcare Infection Society – Small Research Grants. Up to £10,000 available. Closing Date: 1st February 2014.
  • Kay Kendall Leukaemia Fund – Project Grants. Grants available to support existing research projects/programmes. Closing Date: 28th February 2014.
  • British Society of Soil Science – Field Equipment Grant. Up to £1,000 available. Closing Date: 1st April 2014.

TSB – Innovation vouchers

13 September 2013

Title

Innovation vouchers

Funder

Technology Strategy Board (TSB)

Deadline

Applications due by 12 noon. Deadlines on: 23 October 2013, 22 January 2014, 29 April 2014, 23 July 2014, 22 October 2014.

Value

Approximately 100 vouchers will be awarded in this round, up to £5,000 in value.

Aim

The Technology Strategy Board invites applications for its innovation vouchers. This scheme helps businesses gain knowledge needed to innovate and grow by working with external experts.The vouchers may be used to fund work with knowledge suppliers such as universities, research and technology organisations, technical consultancies, Catapult centres, design advisers and intellectual property advisers.

Length

N/A.

Eligibility

Start-up, micro, small and medium-sized businesses located in the UK are eligible to apply. This should be the first time they have worked with the selected knowledge supplier. Funded sectors include agrifood, built environment, energy, water and waste, open data innovators and inventors and cyber security

Details

https://vouchers.innovateuk.org/

Open Access Support Scheme

11 September 2013

The University has set up an Open Access Support Scheme to help researchers make their peer reviewed research Open Access by way of paying an Article Processing Charge (APC) to the publisher. Open Access ensures that your research benefits from immediate, unrestricted access to the final published version of your paper.

Making publicly funded research Open Access is a condition of grant for many funding bodies and it is important that researchers are fully informed about the policy of their Research Funder before submitting articles to any publishers.

To apply to the fund please complete the form at: http://www.salford.ac.uk/library-old/resources/usir/funding and to find out more about your Open Access options please contact us at usir@salford.ac.uk or on 0161 295 6370.

Kay Kendall Leukaemia Fund – Project Grants

10 September 2013

Title

Project Grants

Funder

The Kay Kendall Leukaemia Fund

Deadline

28th February 2014

Value

Not stated

Aim

Grants will be awarded for research on aspects of leukaemia and for relevant studies on related haematological malignancies. Requests for support for basic science programmes may be considered. Clinical trials will not be supported. Proposals which are closely related to the prevention, diagnosis, or therapy of leukaemia and related diseases are particularly encouraged.

Grants are usually awarded to give additional support to programmes already underway, the aim being to further strengthen activities which are already of high quality. It follows that the KKLF will accept proposals from groups which already have support from other agencies.

It is intended that the KKLF funding should not be the ‘core’ funding of any research group. Applicants should state clearly how their proposal relates to their core funding. Project grant applications submitted simultaneously to other funding bodies will not be accepted.

Length

Up to 3 years

Eligibility

The trustees will consider proposals from both UK and non-UK based organisations where the work to be funded is based primarily within the UK.

Details

http://www.kklf.org.uk/programme.html

British Society of Soil Science – Field Equipment Grant

10 September 2013

Title

Field Equipment Grant

Funder

British Society of Soil Science

Deadline

1st April 2014

Value

Up to £1,000

Aim

This grant is designed to enable institutions to buy field equipment to aid in the instruction and understanding of soil science.

Length

Not stated

Eligibility

The grant is available to primary, secondary and tertiary educational institutions within the UK.

Details

http://www.soils.org.uk/pages/grants-and-awards/grants

New agreement to simplify joint UK-US research applications

6 September 2013

 

 

 

 

Research Councils UK (RCUK) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the United States have entered into a new agreement designed to help support international research partnerships between the two countries.

The new two-way lead agency agreement enables a simplified and flexible process for researchers wishing to apply for UK-US collaborative research funding, using the usual systems and processes of the respective funding agencies.

The new agreement is first being piloted by the Social Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate of the NSF (SBE) in partnership with the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).

One of the main goals of the agreement is to reduce the current barriers that exist to researchers with an international remit. Previously a researcher would have needed to submit separate proposals to their respective funding agencies with no guarantee both would take on the research. This two-way agreement overcomes this problem.

The agreement allows researchers to follow a familiar procedure to the ones they are used to. Proposals will go through the normal submission and assessment processes of the lead agency and, if selected for funding, the non-lead agency will agree to fund the research in their country.

It also allows the submission of joint proposals between US and UK researchers to either the NSF or one of the participating councils, depending on the balance of research and funds. The agency which the proposal is submitted to is considered the lead agency.

The process will be researcher led so they will decide whether their proposal is to be UK- or US-led. UK-led proposals will be submitted via the standard responsive mode calls of the respective Research Councils which are open year-round which allows researchers to decide when they want to submit.

Further information: Groundbreaking two-way lead agency pilot (ESRC website)

Funding Opportunities Digest – 6th September 2013

6 September 2013

The following funding opportunities have recently been announced. Please follow the links for more information.

UK Funders

  • AHRC – Care for the Future: Large Grants. Approximately two to four grants worth between £2 million and £4m over a period of between 36 and 60 months are available. Closing Date: 10 October 2013
  • AHRC – Collaborative Skills Development Grants. Funding of up to £60,000 for up to 18 months. Closing date: 19 September 2013
  • AHRC – Collaborative Skills Development Grants: Early Career Researchers. Funding of up to £5,000 for up to one year is available. Closing date: 19 September 2013
  • BBSRC – China Partnering Awards. Grants of up to £30,000 over a period of up to 4 years. Closing date: 27 November 2013
  • EPSRC – Energy Management in Non-Domestic Buildings. Funding of up to £500,000 for individual projects. Closing date: 3 October 2013 (Intention to Submit) / 5 November 2013 (Proposals)
  • ESRC/Research Grants Council of Hong Kong – Collaborative Projects Programme. The funding limit is set between £15,000 and £99,999 (at 100 per cent full economic cost; funded at 80 per cent) for UK element of the joint project. Closing date: 18 October 2013
  • TSB/MRC Biomedical Catalyst – Business-led Early Stage Award. Awards may last up to three years and receive up to £2.4 million in funding, with a funding proportion of 60 per cent of eligible project costs for SMEs. Closing date: 2 October 2013
  • TSB – Future Energy Management for Buildings. Projects expected to range in size between £300,000 – £1m, lasting for 1 -3 years. Closing date:  27 November 2013 (for Expressions of Interest)
  • The Royal Society – Paul Instrument Fund. Grants of up to £75,000 available. Closing date: 16 October 2013
  • Defra – Testing Innovative Approaches for Achieving Sustainable Behviours. Most projects expected to be small-scale, lasting between 12-18 months. Closing date: 25th September 2013 (for Expressions of Interest)
  • The Nuffield Foundation – Grants for Research & Innovation. Grants normally range from £10,000 to £250,000, although the majority are worth between £50,000 and £150,000. Closing date: 1 November 2013
  • The Health Foundation - Closing the Gap on Patient Safety Call. Projects will up to £450,000 in value. Closing date: 23 September 2013

European Funders