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Research Internal Support Fund / Santander Travel Fund

6 December 2017

Please be aware that the Research Internal Support Fund is currently open for applications. The following types of project are sought:

  • Undertaking small-scale or pilot projects that will lead to the submission of larger research bids.
  • Presenting at conferences or similar events that are of international standing.
  • Research at archives and libraries (or other similar institutions), both UK and overseas.
  • Projects incorporating a research mobility component and leading to a research bid or output.
  • Small-scale buy-out of teaching.
  • Research assistance.
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    Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020

    14 November 2017

    The Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2018-2020, covering the final three years of the EU’s current research & innovation funding programme, was officially announced at the end of October. The Work Programme contains details of all of the proposed calls across all three pillars of Horizon 2020.

    The list of calls announced runs in the hundreds and therefore can seem to be overwhelming to navigate. In this post therefore, we wanted to provide a brief overview of the structure of the Work Programme, a selection of some of the calls that may be of particular interest to Salford academics, along with details of where to go to find out more and to search through all of the available opportunities.

    Horizon 2020 Structure

    The Horizon 2020 programme is structured into three main ‘pillars’ (Excellent Science, Industrial Leadership and Societal Challenges). Each of these pillars focuses on a different type of research & innovation action: bottom-up, curiosity-driven research (Excellent Science); applied and close-to-market research & innovation actions with an industry focus (Industrial Leadership); challenge-driven collaborative research & innovation actions addressing some of the grand themes affecting both the EU and the wider world (Societal Challenges). Within each pillar there are sub-categories, all of which have their own part of the Work Programme. read more

    Upcoming European Funding Opportunities, 2018

    25 October 2017

    Please see below for a number of European funding opportunities are coming up in the first quarter of 2018. Target areas include:

    • researcher training, staff exchange, and career development
    • transport
    • energy
    • migration and integration
    • aging and sustainable health care
    • aquatic biodiversity and resources
    • agriculture and food systems
    • climate change and greenhouse gases
    • rural economies and culture
    • globalisation, digitisation, and the fourth industrial revolution

    For further information on any of the opportunities please contact your funding team representative, or come along to the UKRO EU Research Funding day on Wednesday 1 November.

    The UK government has committed to funding all successful applications for EU funding made prior to the UK’s formal exit from the  EU. Moreover, the European Commission has issued assurances that bids led by or involving UK partners will be treated equally. read more

    Santander Universities Travel Award

    17 October 2017

    The Santander Universities Travel award is currently open, with a deadline of Friday 24th November 2017.

    The award will support travel to the following countries (other countries could be considered), preferably at a Santander University Partner.

    • In the Americas: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, USA
    • In Europe: Belgium, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Spain, UK
    • In Asia: China, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, UAE
    • In Africa: Ghana

    The programme offers awards of £500, £1,000 & £5,000.

    Who can apply?

    Applications will be accepted from all current University of Salford staff.

    How to apply

    To apply for funding applicants must submit an online application detailing their project and the need for funding. The criteria will be checked and a judging panel will determine if funding is awarded. read more

    EU Research Funding UK Research Office (UKRO) visit days at Salford, Manchester and MMU

    12 October 2017

    Our annual EU Research Funding day takes place on Wednesday 1 November 2017. In addition, this year we are coordinating our event with those being held by MMU and University of Manchester on 31 October and 2 November, allowing Salford staff to register for sessions on whichever day is most suitable for them.

    The Horizon 2020 Research & Innovation Programme is the EU’s primary research 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 the 3 Manchester universities to give an insider’s view on the how give your proposals the best possible chance of success, to coincide with the announcement of the latest Work Programme, covering 2018-2020.

    With a budget of nearly €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. read more

    ERASMUS+ KA2 Information session Wednesday 18th October

    11 October 2017

    Please note the information session next week on Erasmus + and Research Opportunities in Key Action 2. The session will provide an overview of the opportunities for funding within Erasmus + KA2.

    Starts: 18 Oct 2017 1:00 PM
    Finishes: 18 Oct 2017 2:00 PM
    Venue: Chapman Seminar Rooms 1-2

    Places can be booked via the Salford Advantage pages

    The full list of training and information sessions for 2017-2018 can be found on the Training section of the Research and Knowledge Exchange website

    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. read more

    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. read more

    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
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    Interreg information and partnering day

    14 March 2016

    In anticipation of upcoming calls (opening 18th April), Interreg North-West Europe (Regional Development Fund) is holding a Project Ideas Lab in Frankfurt on 7 April 2016. The day will be an opportunity to gain knowledge about the calls, meet the Interreg team, and to meet and share ideas with potential partners.

    You can register for the event on the main page here, and download the day’s agenda here.