Digital Economy Crucible 2017: Call for Applications

By Nov.04, 2016

Please see the following call for applications in the field of Digital Economy, relevant to early career researchers in the fields of health and social care, resource constrained communities, and cyber security and cyber safety.

CHERISH-DE – Digital Economy Crucible 2017

The EPSRC-funded CHERISH-DE (Challenging Human Environments and Research Impact for a Sustainable and Healthy Digital Economy) Centre is inviting applications for its UK Digital Economy Crucible 2017.

The Crucible is an exclusive development opportunity for aspiring young academics working in the field of Digital Economy research to understand the wider context of their work and to develop a broader perspective of how they might progress within their career and, crucially, to build a network for work-related collaboration and peer support.

The Crucible programme will include distinguished guest speakers, a series of seminars, intensive skills sessions and the opportunity to bond and collaborate with the other participants.

A total of 25 participants will be selected for the 2017 Crucible. Applicants must be able to commit to attend all of the Crucible events (3 skills labs and an alumni gathering), on the following dates:

  • 18-19th May 2017 (Swansea)
  • 22-23rd June 2017 (Edinburgh)
  • 27-28th July 2017 (London)
  • 3rd Nov 2017 (Cardiff)

Costs covered include accommodation and meals on the event days. Successful applicants will need to fund their travel independently.

Eligibility: Early Career Researchers with between 1-7 years postdoctoral experience working in a Digital Economy-related discipline are invited to apply. Successful applicants in previous years have included those working in Computer Science, Law, Engineering, Social and Human Science, Media, Business Management, Arts & Humanities and Health. However, applications from ECRs working in other disciplines are also encouraged.

The call for applications is now open and will close on 5th March 2017.

Crucible details: http://cherish-de.uk/crucible/

How to Apply: http://cherish-de.uk/crucible/apply/

 

 
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NORFACE upcoming call

By Nov.02, 2016

In December NORFACE (New Opportunities for Research Funding Agency Co-operation in Europe) is expected to announce a new call, Transformations to Sustainability (T2S), in December 2016.

The call themes are:

  1. Governance and institutional dimensions of transformations to sustainability
  2. Economy and finance of transformations to sustainability
  3. Well-being, quality of life, identity, and social and cultural values in relation to transformations to sustainability

Proposals for innovative research addressing one or more of these themes are invited. The description of the three themes gives a clear indication of areas that are considered priorities. However, it is expected that applicants will develop and add to these areas. In addition, applicants are encouraged to consider linkages across the themes and invited to reflect upon one or both of the following cross-cutting issues: (1) conceptual aspects of transformation processes and (2) methodological innovation. Co-production of knowledge and research problem formulation is considered to be critical to the process of societal transformation. Therefore, proposal applicants are strongly encouraged to include stakeholder or community-based partners in their projects.

Application rules

  1. A project team must involve at least three national research teams, eligible for the funding from three different T2S funders.
  2. Researchers from at least two eligible European funders (Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Ireland, The Netherlands, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom) and one non-European funder (Brazil, Chinese Taipei, Japan, USA) should be involved in a consortium.
  3. Inclusion of stakeholder or community-based partners is encouraged.
  4. National teams are subject to budget limitations set by their national funding agency/agencies.
  5. Researchers in non-European countries (Brazil, Chinese Taipei, Japan, USA) may be consortium leaders.
  6. Each consortium should be led by a social scientist and should also include researchers from other disciplines including e.g. natural sciences and technical sciences insofar as it is relevant for the research questions and the researchers are eligible for funding according to national eligibility requirements.
  7. Each proposal can request up to 1.5m euros for a maximum project duration of three years.
  8. Applicants (regardless of country base) may participate in no more than two proposals and in only one proposal as Main Applicant.
  9. Each submitted proposal will go through a two-stage (Outline Proposal and Final Proposal) evaluation process.
  10. All submissions must be made online via the Belmont Forum online proposal portal (BFGO).

Interested parties are invited to join the LinkedIn group Multilateral Joint Call: Transformations to Sustainability (T2S).

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

SAMSHSSBS – Dr Deborah Woodman

CSE, ELS, SoBE – Stephen Parkinson

NMSWSS – Dr Chris Coey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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ESRC-DFID Development Frontiers Research Fund 2016-17

By Oct.26, 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

 
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NIHR Funding Call

By Oct.24, 2016

The NIHR recently announced calls for the following topics:

  • 16/121 – Healthy diet in early years
  • 16/122 – Interventions in community organisations
  • 16/123 – Migrant health and wellbeing
  • 16/124 – Age-friendly environments

The application deadline for the above topics is 1pm, 25 April 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

 
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2017 Erasmus deadlines

By Oct.24, 2016

The 2017 Erasmus+ application deadlines have been announced and can be found here (decentralised – apply via UK) and here (centralised – apply via EC).


Please note also the Erasmus+ training event on the 16th November, bookable here.

 

 

 
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Funding Opportunities: Foundation for the Sociology of Health & Illness

By Oct.14, 2016

Please see the page here for funding opportunities from the Foundation for the Sociology of Health & Illness.

Awards include:

Mildred Blaxter postdoctoral fellowships, deadlines 31 October 2016 (for an early 2017 start) and  31 March 2017 (for a mid-2017 start)

Postgraduate international conference travel awards, deadlines 31 October 2016 and  1 April 2017

Research grant development awards, deadlines 1 November 2016 and 1 March 2017

Symposium or workshop support grants, deadlines 1 November 2016 and 1 March 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

 
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College of Occupational Therapists Awards 2017

By Oct.14, 2016

The 2017 College of Occupational Therapists award scheme is now open. A number of awards are available for members of the British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT).

Please see the available awards here, and further details here.

Deadlines for applications is 2nd December 2016.

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

 
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Alzheimer’s Research UK Interdisciplinary Research Grants

By Oct.14, 2016

Please see Alzheimer’s Research UK for funding opportunities via their Interdisciplinary Research Grants scheme.

Funding is designed to ‘encourage researchers into dementia research who have expertise and ideas which could benefit the field’, i.e. people who have not, to date, received funding for Alzheimer’s research but whose work could be relevant. Co-applicants should have a track record in Alzheimer’s research.

Deadline for the call is 25 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

 
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Travel Scholarships and Small Grants from the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

By Oct.14, 2016

Please see the call from the RSTMH for applications for travel scholarships and small grants for early career investigators working across discpiplines relevant to tropical medicine and global health.

Our aim is to support clinicians and scientists in all disciplines of tropical medicine and global health. This includes the relationship between human health and animal health, in the pursuit of themes of clinical or scientific research or fieldwork.

Our focus will be on the early-career investigator (maximum 15 years active relevant training or employment) with clear research plans, adequate supervision and institutional support and few alternative sources of funding.

We are particularly looking to fund projects with a strong element of creativity and/or innovation that will have benefits beyond the academic community and will make a tangible and measurable difference.

We will consider applications for travel and training scholarships (up to £1,000) and small grants (up to £5,000) such as pump-priming grants, pilot studies or discrete elements within larger projects.

The call deadline is Friday 27 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

 
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MRC Funding Opportunity: Child and young adult mental health

By Oct.14, 2016

Please see here for information on the MRC’s call ‘Child and young adult mental health – the underpinning aetiology of self-harm and eating disorders’.

The MRC is seeking ‘…new high-quality, internationally competitive research partnerships to investigate the underlying bio-psycho-social mechanistic and environmental drivers i.e. the aetiology and underpinning mechanisms of self-harm or of eating disorders in children, adolescents and young adults’

The aim is to

…provide funding to initiate new scientific partnerships across disciplines and new research activities, focused on basic science. The award could be used in a variety of ways to develop new research e.g. developing new platforms or achieving scientific strength through links between and within universities in the UK; progressing a new area and delivering new scientific insights which may lead on to larger future proposals.

The deadline for the call is  31st 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

 
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