Posts from April 2016

NIHR School for Social Care Research Funding in Adult Social Care

28 April 2016

The NIHR School for Social Care Research (NIHR SSCR) is inviting proposals for research in the field of Adult Social Care in England. Proposals should be from researchers at the beginning of their careers or those seeking to move to a more established status, and are intended to support the development of research capacity in areas of Adult Social Care, as defined by applicants.

Grants of up to £20,000 are available.

The deadline is 4pm on 9th May.

If you are interested in applying, please:

  • read the call guidelines carefully to check the remit and your eligibility
  • consult your line manager to ensure School support for your application as soon as possible
  • complete the application form

For questions and support please contact the Funding Team:

 

 

Newton Fund calls for international activities

22 April 2016

The Newton Fund has three new calls open, all with a deadline of 4pm GMT on 27th June.

All proposals should address one of the following challenge areas in order to meet the Overseas Development Assistance criteria: Agriculture, Climate and environment, Sustainable energy for all, Education research and innovation for development, Economic growth, Health,  Water and sanitation, Food and nutrition,  Demographic change and migration,  Rural and urban development,  Infrastructure,  Humanitarian disasters and emergencies, disaster risk reduction,  Resilient and connected communities,  Governance, society and conflict, Development-relevant data collection, quality and access.

However, each partner country has its own specific thematic priorities that can be found in the guidelines (links below).

Institutional Links

Institutional Links grants are designed to support the development of sustainable links between research groups in the UK and overseas through awards of between £50,000 and £350,000.

Partners are eligible from the following countries: Brazil, Egypt, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Philippines, Thailand (Mexico‘s participation will be confirmed by the end of April 2016).

Check the guidelines (Annex 1 – Country-specific guidance p13 onwards) for the specific thematic priorities of partner country funders. Please contact the funding team if there are questions about eligibility of particular ideas.

Researcher Links

Researcher Links Travel Grants are designed to support stays in partner countries of between one and six months for early career researchers. Visits should enable the development of enduring links and collaborations, capacity building in the host country, and career development.

Visits by researchers to and from the following countries are eligible: Colombia, Egypt, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Turkey.

Check the guidelines (Annex 1 – Country-specific guidance p9 onwards) for the specific thematic priorities and conditions of partner country funders. Please contact the funding team if there are questions about eligibility of particular ideas.

Workshop grants

Workshop grants support the attendance of early career researchers at workshops in partner countries in order to make international connections that improve the quality of their research.

Partners are eligible from the following countries: Brazil, Egypt, India, Turkey and South Africa (Mexico may participate  – notification will be posted on the schemes’ website).

Check the guidelines (Annex 1 – Country-specific guidance p11 onwards) for the specific thematic priorities and conditions of partner country funders. Please contact the funding team if there are questions about eligibility of particular ideas.


For further information please follow the links above, check the Newton Fund website, or contact your Funding Team representative.

 

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowships call now open

20 April 2016

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowships is the EU’s flagship fellowship scheme, as part of the Horizon 2020 programme. Open to all fields of research, applications are welcomed from postdoctoral researchers, with no upper limit on career stage. Fellowships can last between 12-24 months and the Fellow must move from any other country to their chosen host institution to take up the Fellowship.

Fellowships can be based either entirely within the EU (‘European Fellowship’) or include a period in a third country followed by a return phase in a European host institution (‘Global Fellowship’).

Features

Individual Fellowships have the following features:

  • Available in all fields of research, with no set priorities
  • Can last for 12-24 months and in most cases should be 100% research-focused
  • Fellows must move to the host institution from any other country (‘mobility rule’)
  • Fellow must be post-doctoral (or equivalent experience); there are no age or career stage restrictions
  • The track record of the proposed Fellow is an important consideration
  • Two types of Fellowship are available: European Fellowships or Global Fellowships
  • Applications are welcomed from those wishing to return and reintegrate into Europe who have previously worked here, or who wish to restart a research career.

Structure

Fellowships should be based on ‘training-through-research’, with a clearly defined research project and appropriate training/career development activities. Applicants are encouraged to include a secondment phase in the non-academic sector within the proposed fellowship. Inclusion of relevant public engagement activities is also important.

Funding

Funding is provided to cover the Fellows’ salary, a research and training budget, and management costs, based on fixed unit costs.

Application Process

Applications are made jointly by the researcher and a named supervisor at the proposed host institution. It is a single-stage application process, with a max. 10 page main proposal covering Scientific Excellence, Impact and Implementation.

Submission deadline: 14 September 2016

Expected start date: 8 months from submission (i.e. May 2017)

More information

Call Page

Guide for Applicants

Call Information Events

The UK Research Office (UKRO) are hosting two information events to provide participants with an in-depth overview of the Individual Fellowships scheme. Participants should gain a clear understanding of the proposal format for each scheme and the key issues relating to planning, writing and submitting proposals.

Attendance is free of charge, but registration is mandatory.

The events are as follows:

  • Edinburgh, 11 May 2016 (register here)
  • London, 27 May 2016 (register here)

Note: An UKRO user account is required in order to register for these events. University staff can create an account using their Salford email address.

Funding Team Contacts

Please follow the call links for more information or contact your funding team representative to discuss:

MRC Public Health Intervention Development Scheme (PHIND)

19 April 2016

The Medical Research Council has published details of its Public Health Intervention Development Scheme (PHIND). The PHIND is designed to support the development of novel and high risk interventions in areas of importance to public health in the UK or globally.

The emphasis is on proposals which aim to ‘develop the necessary evidence to underpin the later development and evaluation of novel public health interventions’. These can be quantitative or qualitative primary research, theory development and intervention design. Proposals addressing complex, population level problems in non-healthcare settings (transport, education, employment, leisure and the built environment) are welcomed.

Funding of up to £150,000 for 18 months is available.

Applications are through J-eS/MRC by 12th July.

Please see the website or contact  your Funding Team representative for further details.

Royal Academy of Engineering Calls

7 April 2016

The Royal Academy of Engineering currently have two calls open, both closing on 31 May 2016:

Visiting Professors

This industry-into-academia initiative aims to utilise the experience of the Visiting Professors to enhance student learning as well as the employability and skills of UK engineering graduates.

Under the scheme, senior industry practitioners deliver face to face teaching and mentoring at the host university. They may also contribute to postgraduate teaching, curriculum development (such as the development of new modules/programmes) and strategy development. This award provides up to £10,000 per year over three years for a Visiting Professor to support the university with these activities.

Full details

Industrial Secondment Scheme

The Scheme provides an invaluable opportunity for early- to mid-career academics to undertake a collaborative research project in an industrial environment. The scheme aims to strengthen the strategic relationship between the university and the industry host by providing an opportunity to establish or enhance collaborative research between the two parties.

The secondment will facilitate knowledge transfer between industry and academia and will enable the awardee to gain first-hand experience of working in an industrial environment and knowledge of current industry practices, thereby enabling the secondee to improve the quality and industrial relevance of their teaching. The scheme is open to engineers from all disciplines.

The Academy will contribute up to a maximum of £30,000 towards the salary costs of the applicant paid pro-rata against the amount of time to be spent at the industry host.

Full details

Please look at the full calls for more information or contact your funding team representative:

 

BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants

5 April 2016

The current round of funding for the BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants in the social sciences and the humanities has just been announced.

Awards of between £500 and £10,000 will be made for projects lasting up to 24 months.

Deadline for the call is 5pm on 11 May.

For further information please see the funder’s page or contact your funding team representative .

ELS, CSE – Stephen Parkinson, s.d.parkinson@salford.ac.uk, ext. 52265

SAM, SHS, SBS – Dr Deborah Woodman, d.woodman@salford.ac.uk, ext. 55876

NMSWSS – Dr Chris Coey, c.coey@salford.ac.uk, ext. 55385

SoBE – Stephen Parkinson or Dr Chris Coey