Posts about: CARe

Update on UK participation in EU funding programmes

29 January 2018

Given the on-going uncertainty and widespread misapprehensions about the eligibility of UK-based applicants to participate in EU research and higher education funding programmes, Universities UK (UUK) have issued a briefing note summarising the current position.

The key message is that, despite the UK’s decision to leave the EU, nothing has changed in terms of the UK’s status in EU programmes including Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+. UK-based applicants are therefore encouraged to continue to work with collaborators across the EU in developing applications for funding under both programmes.

The agreement on Phase One of the negotiations for the UK’s exit from the EU – announced in December 2017 – clarifies that the UK will continue to pay into the EU budget up until the end of the current budget period in 2020 and therefore there will be no change in the UK’s status in relation to these programmes until 2021 at the earliest. read more

NIHR Themed Calls: Mental Health

16 January 2018

The NIHR currently has five open calls on the theme of mental health with deadlines in late March/early April. These are:

Applications to the EME Programme may test interventions for the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of mental ill health, or the promotion of good mental health. Applications should examine the efficacy of interventions, and may explore the mechanisms underlying possible efficacy. Applications may investigate novel or repurposed interventions and technologies, but studies of incremental or minor improvements to existing technologies or the discovery of new biomarkers are not within the remit of the EME Programme. read more

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. read more

Nesta: ShareLab Fund

15 November 2017

Nesta has launched a call for expressions of interest to its ShareLab fund. The fund offers grants of between £15,000 and £30,000 for ‘projects that develop and apply collaborative digital platforms to tackle real world challenges’.

EOIs are especially invited on the theme of ‘prevention‘, e.g.:

  • Connecting the elderly
  • Addressing transport poverty
  • Sharing community resources
  • Reducing waste and improving sustainability
  • Supporting communities to help themselves
  • Supporting people with low-level care needs
  • Encouraging children to learn and play
  • Addressing anxiety and mental health issues in young people
  • Tackling homelessness
  • read more

    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

    Key funder deadlines, health and social science: November 2017 update

    7 November 2017

    Please see below for a list of upcoming deadlines from funders of interest to researchers in CARe. Please note not only deadlines but also when calls opened, and be aware that it can take several months to develop a viable proposal.

    All calls are included in the fortnightly Research Professional Bulletins soon after they open.

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    British Academy and others APEX Awards for cross-disciplinary research read more

    Key funder deadlines, health and social science: October 2017 update

    3 October 2017

    Please see below for a list of upcoming deadlines from funders of interest to researchers in CARe. Please note not only deadlines but also when calls opened, and be aware that it can take several months to develop a viable proposal.

    All calls are included in the fortnightly Research Professional Bulletins soon after they open.

    1 November

    British Academy/Leverhulme Trust small research grants

    3 November

    NERC Unconventional hydrocarbons in the UK energy system – environmental and socio-economic impacts and processes

    9 November

    Leverhulme TrustResearch fellowships read more

    Key funder deadlines, health and social science: September 2017 update

    7 September 2017

    Please see below for a list of upcoming deadlines from funders of interest to researchers in CARe. Please note not only deadlines but also when calls opened, and be aware that it can take several months to develop a viable proposal.

    All calls are included in the fortnightly Research Professional Bulletins soon after they open.

    9 October

    NIHR Policy Research Units

    20 October

    NIHR Global Health Research – Call 2

    24 October

    ERA-Net Hera Joint research programme – culture and integration in Europe

    1 November

    British Academy/Leverhulme Trust small research grants read more

    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

    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. read more