Posts about: HSRC

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
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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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowships call now open

    20 April 2016

    Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowships is the EU’s flagship fellowship scheme, as part of the Horizon 2020 programme. Open to all fields of research, applications are welcomed from postdoctoral researchers, with no upper limit on career stage. Fellowships can last between 12-24 months and the Fellow must move from any other country to their chosen host institution to take up the Fellowship.

    Fellowships can be based either entirely within the EU (‘European Fellowship’) or include a period in a third country followed by a return phase in a European host institution (‘Global Fellowship’).

    Features

    Individual Fellowships have the following features:

    • Available in all fields of research, with no set priorities
    • Can last for 12-24 months and in most cases should be 100% research-focused
    • Fellows must move to the host institution from any other country (‘mobility rule’)
    • Fellow must be post-doctoral (or equivalent experience); there are no age or career stage restrictions
    • The track record of the proposed Fellow is an important consideration
    • Two types of Fellowship are available: European Fellowships or Global Fellowships
    • Applications are welcomed from those wishing to return and reintegrate into Europe who have previously worked here, or who wish to restart a research career.

    Structure

    Fellowships should be based on ‘training-through-research’, with a clearly defined research project and appropriate training/career development activities. Applicants are encouraged to include a secondment phase in the non-academic sector within the proposed fellowship. Inclusion of relevant public engagement activities is also important.

    Funding

    Funding is provided to cover the Fellows’ salary, a research and training budget, and management costs, based on fixed unit costs. read more

    MRC Public Health Intervention Development Scheme (PHIND)

    19 April 2016

    The Medical Research Council has published details of its Public Health Intervention Development Scheme (PHIND). The PHIND is designed to support the development of novel and high risk interventions in areas of importance to public health in the UK or globally.

    The emphasis is on proposals which aim to ‘develop the necessary evidence to underpin the later development and evaluation of novel public health interventions’. These can be quantitative or qualitative primary research, theory development and intervention design. Proposals addressing complex, population level problems in non-healthcare settings (transport, education, employment, leisure and the built environment) are welcomed. read more

    Santander Funding – latest round

    18 March 2016

    The Santander Funding Scheme is now open for its third round of applications for this academic year.  This fund facilitates mobility for a range of research activity that you may be engaged with and offers different levels of awards – £500 and £1,000.  Full details of the scheme, including criteria and how to apply can be found at:

    http://www.salford.ac.uk/santander/santander-universities-travel-award-information-for-staff

    The deadline for applications is 27 May2016.

    Please contact d.woodman@salford.ac.uk if you have any questions. read more