Posts about: Collaboration

ESRC-DFID Development Frontiers Research Fund 2016-17

26 October 2016

Please see here for information on an ESRC-DFID call for

exploratory, small-scale projects with a view to developing ideas, collaboration, and research capacity for future larger grants for other calls

The aim of the funding is to support

innovative, interdisciplinary research that is focused on new ways to tackle the challenges encountered at the intersections between poverty, environmental sustainability and conflict/fragility in specific developing country contexts

The focus countries are:

West Africa
Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Saint Helena, Senegal, Sao Tome and Principe, Togo

Horn of Africa
Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan

South/Southeast Asia
Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Timor Leste.

Proposals involving countries not in the list will not be considered

Proposals to the value of £200,000-£300,000, which last 12-18 months are invited. The deadline is 26th January 2017.

For further information please see the call page or contact your Funding Team representative.

SAMSHSSBS – Dr Deborah Woodman

CSE, ELS, SoBE – Stephen Parkinson

NMSWSS – Dr Chris Coey

EU Research Funding: UKRO Day at Salford

31 May 2016

EU Research Funding: UK Research Office (UKRO) visit day at Salford

Information sessions with Ian Devine, European Adviser at UKRO, and the Research & Enterprise Development Team, University of Salford

Wednesday 15 June 2016

Newton Building, Room 233

The Horizon 2020 Research & Innovation Programme is the EU’s primary research & innovation funding mechanism. The programme is hugely popular and many calls are extremely competitive. We have therefore invited our UKRO European Advisor, Ian Devine, to visit Salford on 15 June to give the view from Brussels on how to develop your proposals in order to have the best possible chance of success.

With a budget of €80bn covering the period 2014-2020, Horizon 2020 is the key source of research funding available from the EU and offers opportunities for international research collaboration, European and international fellowships, individual research grants, feasibility studies and research for SMEs, doctoral training and much more.

Book your place now for the following sessions:

10:30am-12pm: The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowships scheme

The session will include an introduction to the scheme and the application process and tips on writing a successful proposal. It will also include personal reflections from recently successful applicants based here at Salford.

Reserve your place

2pm-3pm: Writing a successful Horizon 2020 proposal

The session will cover a range of issues to consider when developing a proposal, including finding partners, key policy issues to address, and evaluator feedback, including pitfalls to avoid and tips for writing a winning proposal.

Reserve your place

Places are limited, so please follow the links above to book now.

Individual Consultations

In addition, individual consultations on EU funding proposals on any topic can be arranged for a limited number of colleagues on a first come first served basis at various points throughout the day by contacting Stephen Parkinson.

For additional queries about the event please contact Stephen Parkinson as above or on extension 52265.

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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.

 

Funding Opportunity: Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme 2016

18 March 2016

The European Commission Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive agency (ECEA) recently announced a call for proposals for its Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme.

The scheme offers up to 5 years funding for projects that:

…promote sustainable development and ultimately contribute to poverty reduction by increasing the availability of trained and qualified high-level professional manpower in Africa […]  The programme’s specific objective is to improve the skills and competences of students and staff through enhanced intra-African mobility. Strengthening cooperation between Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Africa will increase access to quality education and will encourage and enable African students to undertake postgraduate studies in the African continent. Furthermore, mobility of staff (academic and administrative) will enhance the international cooperation capacity of HEIs in Africa.

Target fields of study include:

  • Agriculture and Food Security
  • Engineering including Infrastructure and Energy
  • Education Sciences
  • Health Sciences
  • Marine Sciences and the Blue Economy
  • Social Sciences and Governance

Consortia will consist of African HEIs with a technical partner from an EU country.

The deadline for the call is 15 June.

For further information see the call document 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

Horizon 2020 Secure Societies European Info Day and Brokerage Event

16 March 2016

Please see here the link to a Secure Societies Network information and networking day which will take place in Brussels on 5-6 April. The event will focus on the recently announced (15 March) H2020 calls on Secure Societies – Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens. Topics that will be covered include:

  • Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Disaster Resilience: Safeguarding and securing society
  • Fight Against Crime and Terrorism
  • Border Security and External Security
  • General Matters on Security
  • Digital Security

If you are interested in attending please register on the site. Attendance is free.

US-UK opportunities in studies of STEM and informal learning

14 March 2016

The ESRC has announced a Call for Science Learning+ Partnership Grants, to be undertaken in collaboration with the Wellcome Trust and the NSF.

Grants of up to £1.5m for up to 5 years will be awarded to project partnerships between researchers in the US and the UK/Ireland which address the folllwing priorities:

  • understanding learning
  • engagement in STEM
  • skills development
  • equity
  • diversity
  • access to informal learning settings
  • and measurement of outcomes

The deadline for applications for is 14 June 2016.

Full details of the call can be found on the NSF website here, along with examples of previously awarded grants.

Please contact your Funding Team representative for further information and advice.