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Horizon 2020: Opportunities for the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities

18 December 2017

UKRO have today released the following notice regarding H2020 and the social sciences and humanities:

Net4Society, the network of National Contact Points for Societal Challenge 6, has published a document entitled “Opportunities for Researchers from the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH) in Horizon 2020“. The document lists the current funding opportunities with relevance to socio-economic sciences and humanities in the ‘Societal Challenges’, ‘Industrial Leadership’ and ‘Excellent Science’ parts of Horizon 2020.

This publication is designed to help applicants to find SSH-related topics across the different parts of Horizon 2020 in the 2018-2020 Work Programme.

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.

(Links below lead to Research Professional; the programmes associated with the calls are currently in the draft phase.)

Marie Sklodowska-Curie innovative training networks.
This aims to raise excellence and structure research and doctoral training, extending the traditional academic research training setting. Grants are worth €39,240 a year for up to 36 months.
Closing date: 17 Jan 18
http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1975181

H2020-MG-2018 mobility for growth. Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges
This call supports projects that develop new solutions regarding transport challenges, such as addressing transport means, infrastructure and operation models and integrating them into a user friendly European transport system of smart connected mobility with low impact on climate and environment. Grants are worth between €2m and €20m each.
Expected to open on 31 October 2017. Closing date: 30 Jan 18
http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1971204

H2020-LC-SC3-2018 building a low-carbon, climate resilient future. Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges
This call supports projects that focus on research, demonstration, innovation and market-uptake actions across different low-carbon energy sectors such as renewable energy, smart energy systems, energy efficiency and carbon capture utilisation and storage.
The next call is expected to open on 31 October 2017 and have a deadline on 31 January 2018.
http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1981425

H2020-LC-SC3-2018 building a low-carbon, climate resilient future. Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges
This call supports projects that focus on research, demonstration, innovation and market-uptake actions across different low-carbon energy sectors such as renewable energy, smart energy systems, energy efficiency and carbon capture utilisation and storage. Grants are worth between €2m and €5m each.
The next call is expected to open on 31 October 2017 and have a deadline on 31 January 2018.
http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1981427

H2020-SC1-BHC-2018 better health and care, economic growth and sustainable health system. Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges
This call supports projects that reconcile better health and healthy ageing with the need to develop sustainable health and care systems and growth opportunities for the health and care related industries. Grants are worth between €5m and €10m each.
The next call is expected to open on 7 November 2017 and have a deadline on 6 February 2018.
http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1982021

H2020-BG-2018 blue growth. Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges
This call supports projects that aim at sustainably harvesting the potential of aquatic resources from seas, oceans and inland waters for different uses and across the range of marine and maritime industries, while protecting biodiversity and enhancing climate resilience. Grants are worth up to €9m each.
The next call is expected to open on 31 October 2017 and have a deadline on 13 February 2018. http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1981054

H2020-SFS-2018 sustainable food security. Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges
This call supports projects that aim to deliver healthy food, increase resource efficiency of food systems, understand the impact of climate change on agriculture or reduce greenhouse gas emissions from food production. Grants are worth up to €10m each.
The next call is expected to open on 31 October 2017 and have a deadline on 13 February 2018.
http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1981058

H2020-SFS-2018 sustainable food security. Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges
This call supports projects that aim to deliver healthy food, increase resource efficiency of food systems, understand the impact of climate change on agriculture or reduce greenhouse gas emissions from food production. Grants are worth up to €10m each.
The next call is expected to open on 31 October 2017 and have a deadline on 13 February 2018. http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1981060

H2020-BG-2018 blue growth. Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges
This call supports projects that aim at sustainably harvesting the potential of aquatic resources from seas, oceans and inland waters for different uses and across the range of marine and maritime industries, while protecting biodiversity and enhancing climate resilience. Grants are worth up to €9m each.
The next call is expected to open on 31 October 2017 and have a deadline on 13 February 2018.
http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1981064

H2020-RUR-2018 rural renaissance. Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges
This call supports projects that aim to raise the natural, social, cultural and economic potential of rural areas and to foster policy coherence and to boost economic development, ecosystem services and entrepreneurial innovation. Grants are worth up to €6m each.
The next call is expected to open on 31 October 2017 and have a deadline on 13 February 2018.
http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1981070

H2020-RUR-2018 rural renaissance. Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges
This call supports projects that aim to raise the natural, social, cultural and economic potential of rural areas and to foster policy coherence and to boost economic development, ecosystem services and entrepreneurial innovation. Grants are worth up to €10m each.
The next call is expected to open on 31 October 2017 and have a deadline on 13 February 2018.
http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1981072

H2020-LC-SC3-2018 building a low-carbon, climate resilient future. Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges
This call supports projects that focus on research, demonstration, innovation and market-uptake actions across different low-carbon energy sectors such as renewable energy, smart energy systems, energy efficiency and carbon capture utilisation and storage. Grants are worth between €1m and €20m each.
The next call is expected to open on 31 October 2017 and have a deadline on 13 February 2018.
http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1981429

ERC-2018-CoG consolidator grants Horizon 2020: Excellent Science
These grants support principal investigators who are at a career stage at which they may be consolidating their own independent research team or programme. Grants are worth up to €2 million each over five years, plus an additional €750,000 start-up grant.
The next call is expected to open on 24 October 2017 with a deadline on 15 February 2018.
http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1850545

H2020-LC-CLA-2018 building a low-carbon, climate resilient future – climate action in support of the Paris Agreement. Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges
This call supports projects that aim to produce solutions for the achievement of the PA’s mitigation and adaptation goals, and to further relevant scientific knowledge for the implementation of the nationally determined contributions and in advance of key PA-related milestones. Grants are worth between €5m and €10m.
The next call is expected to open on 7 November 2017 and have a deadline on 27 February 2018.
http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1980634

H2020-SC5-2018 greening the economy in line with the sustainable development goals. Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges
This call supports projects that aim to improve the efficiency of resource use to minimise the production of waste and increase the use of resources originating from secondary sources while avoiding adverse health effects and to reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in the medium term. Grants are worth up €5m.
The next call is expected to open on 7 November 2017 and have a deadline on 27 February 2018.
http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1980640

H2020-SC5-2018 greening the economy in line with the sustainable development goals. Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges
This call supports projects that aim to improve the efficiency of resource use to minimise the production of waste and increase the use of resources originating from secondary sources while avoiding adverse health effects and to reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in the medium term. Grants are worth between €3m and €15m.
The next call is expected to open on 7 November 2017 and have a deadline on 27 February 2018.
http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1980642

H2020-SC6-TRANSFORMATIONS-2018 socioeconomic and cultural transformations of the fourth industrial revolution. Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges
This call supports projects related to the challenges linked to the compounded socioeconomic and cultural origins and effects in Europe of the fourth industrial revolution in a context of globalisation and digitisation. Grants are worth between €1m and €5m each.
The next call is expected to open on 7 November 2017 and have a deadline on 13 March 2018.
http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1973156

H2020-SC6-MIGRATION-2018 migration. Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges
This call supports projects related to the global and European governance of migration as well as offering innovative solutions for the successful integration of migrants into European host societies. Grants are worth between €3m and €4m.
The next call is expected to open on 7 November 2017 and have a deadline on 13 March 2018.
http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1973158

H2020-SC6-GOVERNANCE-2018 governance for the future. Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges
This call supports projects related to key constitutional and institutional areas such as social rights in Europe, trust, citizenship, differentiation in the EU, open innovation, security and defence policy, digital democracy, governance of the digital single market and European cloud infrastructure. The indicative budget is worth €40.5 million. Grants are worth up to €9m each.
The next call is expected to open on 7 November 2017 and have a deadline on 13 March 2018.
http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1973164

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2018 Marie Sklodowska-Curie research and innovation staff exchange. Horizon 2020: Excellent Science
This call supports international and inter-sector collaboration through research and innovation staff exchanges, and sharing of knowledge and ideas from research to market.
The next call is expected to open on 22 November 2017 and have a deadline on 21 March 2018.
http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1975185

 

Research Development Funding Training Sessions

17 October 2017

Please see the Funding Team pages for information and bookings on the following upcoming training events:

Designing a successful research application

Starts: 8 Nov 2017 1:00 PM
Finishes: 8 Nov 2017 2:00 PM
Venue: Chapman Seminar Rooms 1-2
Remaining places: 16
This session goes through the different aspects of a research bid, and the basic principles in writing each aspect, such as the case for support and justification of resources. It will offer insights into how best to structure your bid to gain the maximum chance of success.

Opportunities with Innovate UK & the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund

Starts: 15 Nov 2017 1:00 PM
Finishes: 15 Nov 2017 2:00 PM
Venue: Chapman Seminar Rooms 1-2
Remaining places: 35
This session will look at how to maximise opportunites with the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and Innovate UK.

Digital Economy Crucible 2017: Call for Applications

4 November 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/

 

ERC Consolidator Grant and UKRO Information/Writing events

26 September 2016

The 2017 call for ERC Consolidator Grants is expected to open on 20 October 20116 and close on 9 February 2017.

The grants are aimed at researchers with 7-12 years post-PhD experience, and are designed to support the development independent research leaders. Grants are worth up to €2m over 5 years. Applicants should have an appropriate track record of research and publishing.

UKRO is hosting two information/grant writing events in the run up to the call.  The first is at the University of Glasgow on 26 October, the second is yet to be announced and will be in London.

Further information on the Glasgow event, and the signing up form, can be found on the UKRO website here.

NIHR School for Social Care Research Funding in Adult Social Care

28 April 2016

The NIHR School for Social Care Research (NIHR SSCR) is inviting proposals for research in the field of Adult Social Care in England. Proposals should be from researchers at the beginning of their careers or those seeking to move to a more established status, and are intended to support the development of research capacity in areas of Adult Social Care, as defined by applicants.

Grants of up to £20,000 are available.

The deadline is 4pm on 9th May.

If you are interested in applying, please:

  • read the call guidelines carefully to check the remit and your eligibility
  • consult your line manager to ensure School support for your application as soon as possible
  • complete the application form

For questions and support please contact the Funding Team:

 

 

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.