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Vice-Chancellor’s Early Career Research Scholarship applications now open

28 March 2017

The Vice-Chancellor’s Early Career Research Scholarship is now open, with a deadline of 26th of May 2017.

The Vice-Chancellor’s Early Career Research Scholarship is a one-year scheme that offers focussed support to promising early career researchers joining the University. All scholars will become members of a network that will meet on a regular basis to discuss research ideas and share expertise. These meetings will offer scholars the opportunity to discuss new developments in their research area. Furthermore, a tailored training programme and a dedicated support for bid writing activities will be provided.

More information, and the application form, can be found on the Research Development team website.

For further information and advice about applying, please contact your Research Centre Director, or Deborah Woodman in the Research & Enterprise Division at: RI-internalfunding@salford.ac.uk

Vice-Chancellor’s Early Career Research Scholarships 2016-17

17 May 2016

We are pleased to announce that the Vice-Chancellor’s Early Career Research Scholarship scheme 2016-17 is now open for applications.

The Vice-Chancellor’s Early Career Research Scholarship is a one year scheme that offers focussed support to promising early career researchers across the university. All scholars will become members of a network that will meet on a regular basis to discuss research ideas and share expertise. These meetings will offer scholars the opportunity to discuss new developments in their research area. Furthermore, a tailored training programme and a dedicated support for bid writing activities will be provided.

In addition to membership of the network, the scheme involves support from various directions:

  • A one year scholarship with a bursary of £1,000 to meet research expenses
  • A minimum of 20% workload allocation for research over the award period
  • Full membership of a Research Centre
  • Mentor support underpinned by an explicit Learning Agreement
  • A training programme

By the end of the scholarship all award-holders will be expected to be in a position to submit a research bid to an external funding body  through a competitive call for proposals.

You will submit an end of award report and at the end of the year three scholars who have shown outstanding potential will be awarded a further £1,000 to develop their research profile.

Eligibility

The main eligibility criteria for this scheme is that candidates should demonstrate outstanding research potential and can develop a research bid to a key funder (with an indicative value of £50k or above) at the end of the Scholarship.  Eligibility to be deemed an early career researcher will be determined by when you were awarded your PhD and/or your post-doctoral research experience (defined here as within 4 years) or by your eligibility to apply for either a relevant UK Research Council or other external funding body as an Early Career Researcher.

Please contact a member of the R&E Development Team if you need any advice on this.

How to Apply

Before applying you will need to identify an academic mentor in your subject area who is suitably experienced and willing to take on this role. In the first instance, please contact your Research Centre Director or Associate Dean of Research who will be able to advise you further.

Download the application form.

The deadline for applications is 17 June 2016. Successful candidates will commence their scholarships on 1 August 2016.

Contact

For further information and advice about applying, please contact your Research Centre Director or Deborah Woodman in Research & Enterprise.

The application form will also be available shortly via the R&E Development Team’s Internal Funding Support pages.

NERC – Independent Research Fellowships

30 May 2014

New funding opportunity
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British Council – Researcher Links Workshops

9 May 2014

New funding opportunity
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Leverhulme Trust – Early Career Fellowships

2 December 2013

Title

Early Career Fellowships

Funder

Leverhulme Trust

Deadline

6th March 2014

Value

Up to £29,000 per year

Aim

Early Career Fellowships aim to provide career development opportunities for those who are at a relatively early stage of their academic careers, but who have a proven record of research. The expectation is that Fellows should undertake a significant piece of publishable work during their tenure, and that the Fellowships should lead to a more permanent academic position. Applications are welcomed in any discipline.

The Trust will contribute 50% of each Fellow’s total salary costs up to a maximum of £23,000 per annum and the balance is to be paid by the host institution. Fellows may request annual research expenses of up to £6,000 to further his or her research activities.

Length

3 years

Eligibility

Applicants must have a track record of research, but should not have held an established academic appointment.

Details

http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/funding/ECF/ECF.cfm

British Pharmacological Society – Postdoctoral Support Grant

20 November 2013

Title

Postdoctoral Support Grant

Funder

British Pharmacological Society

Deadline

31st March 2014

Value

Up to £26,000

Aim

To enable a recently qualified post-doctoral scientist ordinarily resident overseas to work in a UK laboratory for up to one year while other sources of longer term support are being obtained. The application will be assessed on the candidate’s qualifications and suitability, and the supervisor’s potential to secure long term grant support.

Length

Up to 12 months

Eligibility

The supervisor must be a BPS member

Details

http://bit.ly/18PrSc9

Latest Funding Opportunities Digest: 15th October 2013

15 October 2013

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

UK Funders

EU Funders

International Funders

  • Humanitarian Innovation Fund – Small & Large Grants. Closing Date: 28th October 2013 (EoIs for the Large Grants)

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.