Posts from October 2016

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 read more

NIHR Funding Call

24 October 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
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    2017 Erasmus deadlines

    24 October 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.

    Funding Opportunities: Foundation for the Sociology of Health & Illness

    14 October 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 read more

    College of Occupational Therapists Awards 2017

    14 October 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.

    SAMSHS,  – Dr Deborah Woodman

    CSE, ELS, SoBE – Stephen Parkinson

    NMSWSS – Dr Chris Coey

    Alzheimer’s Research UK Interdisciplinary Research Grants

    14 October 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. read more

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

    14 October 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. read more

    MRC Funding Opportunity: Child and young adult mental health

    14 October 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 read more

    University Alliance/British Academy International Research Event @ University of Salford

    5 October 2016

    We are pleased to announce details of a forthcoming joint University Alliance/British Academy event at the university, which will address issues of international research in the humanities and social sciences. Academic staff with an interest in this area are encouraged to register to secure their place.

    The University Alliance have joined up with the British Academy and the University of Salford to explore the topic of international research in the humanities and social sciences through an event aimed at academics and research managers. The event will be held at the university on 7th December 2016.

    The event will:

    • highlight British Academy funding opportunities available for researchers
    • explore policy and structural problems around international research and share best practice on how these can be overcome
    • share best practice between researchers working on international projects.

    This event will be a great opportunity for colleagues from both Salford and other University Alliance institutions to get to meet British Academy colleagues and hear about the funding opportunities and support available. The event will also include research showcases and presentations from active researchers and Academy award holders from across the North West. read more