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INTERNAL RESEARCH SUPPORT FUNDS 2017/18: Special Call for Applications

11 April 2018

We are inviting high quality applications to a special call of the internal research support fund. A condition of this call is that awards must be spent by 31 July 2018. The form can be found on Research development website, here.

Form and Guidance Notes

Overview

This form enables you to apply for internal research funding, which supports a range of activity based on the following criteria:

  • Sustainability of research, e.g. demonstrably leading to further research bids, collaborative projects, significant publications, or access to new research funds;
  • The contribution that the application will make to the research strategy of both the Research Centre / School and wider University;
  • Evidence of the applicant’s research and career ambitions.

What can be Funded?

The Research Support Fund will support a range of research-related activity such as participation at conferences of international standing, the preparation of large-scale bids (in general over £150,000, depending on the discipline) for external research funding, or lead to outputs of REFable quality. It will cover direct costs such as travel and accommodation, teaching time buy-out and research assistance, and conducting preparatory research trials. Under normal circumstances 50% matched funding must be evidenced, either from internal or external sources (above 50% matched funding will be at the discretion of the review panel, except for conference participation). There are limit to what funds are available and conference participation will be capped at £750 and for other activity such as bidding development or a pilot project a maximum of £3,000. There is no set format for your visit or project and examples of activity that could be funded include:

  •  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.
  • Specialised equipment (that is non-standard to what the University provides).
  • Small-scale buy-out of teaching.
  • Research assistance.

Please provide sufficient information in your application to allow the panel team to fully consider your application. All applications will be scored and ranked based on scientific, strategic merit and value for money. Applications that contain insufficient detail are unlikely to be funded.

How to Apply

The deadline for this Special Call is Wednesday 25 April 2018.

In line with financial regulations, all awarded funds must be spent by 31 July 2018. You will be notified of the outcome within 2 weeks of these deadlines. Applications should be completed on the attached form and emailed to Deborah Woodman, R&E Development Officer via RI-internalfunding@salford.ac.uk.

Successful applications

All applicants will be notified within 2 weeks from the call deadline date on the outcome of their application. All successful applicants will be required to submit a short report on the final outcome(s) from receiving internal funding, which should be submitted to:

RI-internalfunding@salford.ac.uk

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.

Particular areas of interest include personalised or stratified care, and the use of novel study designs or existing data where their use can help deliver robust findings more quickly or with better value for money.

As part of this wider call for research for the ‘promotion of good mental health and the prevention or treatment of mental ill health’ the HTA Programme is particularly interested in receiving applications that address the issues identified as priority areas for research by relevant James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnerships. The HTA Programme also has a number of specific mental health commissioning briefs, currently open or planned, which may be applied to separately from this themed call.

The PHR Programme evaluates non-NHS public health interventions intended to improve the health of the public and reduce inequalities in health. The programme is keen to consider proposals that operate at a population level and which focus on environmental and social determinants of mental health. We are interested in scalable interventions to promote good mental health or prevent mental ill health across the life-course. We are also interested in population interventions aimed at reducing the impact of poor mental health and/or the health inequalities characteristic of mental health issues. Where justified proposals may focus on populations that are defined by social determinants, rather than by mental health disease. Health economic evaluations are of interest and we recognise that interventions may be multi-component and that long term follow-up may be necessary to demonstrate effect.

The HS&DR Programme funds research to produce evidence on the quality, accessibility and organisation of health and social care services. Robust mixed methods studies are invited for the following topics with a focus on organisation and delivery of services, costs, quality and patient experience. Issues of particular interest include services for people of any age with an eating disorder (including the integration of tertiary care with local services); service models to improve the assessment and management of individuals with serious mental health problems presenting to emergency services in the community, and service models and interventions for the assessment and management of  PTSD in armed forces veterans in the UK.

For further information please contact your Funding Team representative.

SAMSHSSBS – Dr Deborah Woodman

CSE, ELS – Stephen Parkinson

CARe, SoBE – Dr Chris Coey

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.

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

The call deadline is 5 January 2018.

 

Please contact the funding team with enquiries.

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.

 

Brexit and UK applicants’ eligibility to receive funding

We understand that some confusion may still exist about UK applicants’ eligibility to apply for and receive funding from Horizon 2020 in light of the Brexit process. The key message at the moment, both from the UK Government and the European Commission, is that the status of the UK as an EU Member State will not change until such time as the UK actually leaves the EU and that UK participants should continue applying for Horizon 2020 and other competitive EU funds.

Furthermore, the UK Government has issued a statement guaranteeing funding for UK applicants on proposals that submitted up until the date on which the UK formally leaves the EU (even those for which the outcome is not known at that date).

More information on the current situation is available on the UK Research Office’s (UKRO) website.

The 2018-2020 Work Programme

Some of the key calls in the new Work Programme that are likely to be of interest to Salford academics include (each call contains a link to the relevant call page on the Horizon 2020 Participant Portal):

PILLAR 1: EXCELLENT SCIENCE

European Research Council (ERC)

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)

Future and Emerging Technologies (FET)

PILLAR 2: INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP

LEADERSHIP IN ENABLING & INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES (LEIT) – ICT

Call – Information and Communication Technologies

Technologies for Digitising European Industry

5G

Next Generation Internet (NGI)

Call – Digitising and transforming European industry and services: digital innovation hubs and platforms

Support to Hubs

Platforms and Pilots

LEADERSHIP IN ENABLING & INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES (LEIT) – NANOTECHNOLOGIES, ADVANCED MATERIALS, ADVANCED MANUFACTURING AND PROCESSING, AND BIOTECHNOLOGY (NMBP)

Call – TRANSFORMING EUROPEAN INDUSTRY

2.1. FACTORIES OF THE FUTURE (FOF)

Call – INDUSTRIAL SUSTAINABILITY

3.4. CULTURAL HERITAGE

3.5. ENERGY-EFFICIENT BUILDINGS (EEB)

LEADERSHIP IN ENABLING & INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES (LEIT) – SPACE

Call – Space 2018-2020

Space technologies, science and exploration

PILLAR 3: SOCIETAL CHALLENGES

SOCIETAL CHALLENGE 1: HEALTH, DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGE & WELLBEING

Call – Better Health and care, economic growth and sustainable health systems

1.3 Infectious diseases and improving global health

1.5 Decoding the role of the environment, including climate change, for health and well-being

Call – Digital transformation in Health and Care

Call – Trusted digital solutions and Cybersecurity in Health and Care

Focus Area on Digitising and transforming European industry and services

DT-TDS-01-2019: Smart and healthy living at home

SOCIETAL CHALLENGE 2: FOOD SECURITY, SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY, MARINE, MARITIME AND INLAND WATER RESEARCH AND BIOECONOMY

Call – Sustainable Food Security

From functional ecosystems to healthy food

Environment and climate-smart food production and consumption

Call – Blue Growth

Organising sustainable food and non-food value chains under changing conditions

SOCIETAL CHALLENGE 3: SECURE, CLEAN AND EFFICIENT ENERGY

Call – BUILDING A LOW-CARBON, CLIMATE RESILIENT FUTURE: SECURE, CLEAN AND EFFICIENT ENERGY

Energy efficiency

Upgrading buildings’ energy performance and smartness

Energy efficiency is an energy source

Global leadership in renewables

Renewable energy solutions for implementation at consumer scale

Smart and clean energy for consumers

Smart citizen-centred energy system

Smart Cities and Communities

Cross-cutting issues

SOCIETAL CHALLENGE 4: SMART, GREEN AND INTEGRATED TRANSPORT

Call – 2018-2020 Mobility for Growth

  1. BUILDING A LOW-CARBON, CLIMATE RESILIENT FUTURE: LOW-CARBON AND SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT
  1. ACCOUNTING FOR THE PEOPLE

Call – Building a low-carbon, climate resilient future: Green Vehicles

SOCIETAL CHALLENGE 5: CLIMATE ACTION, ENVIRONMENT, RESOURCE EFFICIENCY AND RAW MATERIALS

Call – Building a low-carbon, climate resilient future: climate action in support of the Paris Agreement

Climate adaptation, impacts and services

Inter-relations between climate change, biodiversity and ecosystem services

Water for our environment, economy and society

Innovating cities for sustainability and resilience

Protecting and leveraging the value of our natural and cultural assets: Nature-based solutions, disaster risk reduction and natural capital accounting

Protecting and leveraging the value of our natural and cultural assets: Heritage alive

SOCIETAL CHALLENGE 6: EUROPE IN A CHANGING WORLD – INCLUSIVE, INNOVATIVE AND REFLECTIVE SOCIETIES

Call – MIGRATION

Call – SOCIOECONOMIC AND CULTURAL TRANSFORMATIONS IN THE CONTEXT OF THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

SOCIETAL CHALLENGE 7: SECURE SOCIETIES – PROTECTING FREEDOM AND SECURITY OF EUROPE AND ITS CITIZENS

Boosting the effectiveness of the Security Union – Focus Area

Call – Protecting the infrastructure of Europe and the people in the European smart cities

Call – Security

Disaster-Resilient Societies

Fight against Crime and Terrorism

Call – Digital Security

SU-DS02-2020: Management of cyber-attacks and other risks

SCIENCE WITH AND FOR SOCIETY

Call – Science with and for Society

Strategic orientation 1. Accelerating and catalysing processes of institutional change

Strategic orientation 2. Stepping up support to Gender Equality in Research & Innovation policy

Strategic orientation 4. Exploring and supporting citizen science

Strategic orientation 5. Building the knowledge base for SwafS

Further Information

This is just a small selection of the total number of calls that have been announced for period 2018-2020. Details of all calls, with a range of search tools to help identify those that are relevant to you, are available on the European Commission’s Participant Portal.

The Research Development Team is on hand to provide further guidance and advice on all aspects of Horizon 2020, including proposal development. Initial contact points within the Team for all Schools are available on the Contact Us page.

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

Leverhulme Trust International academic fellowships

14 November

NIHR Promoting independence in older people

NIHR Digital interventions for sexual health promotion

NIHR Changing drinking behaviours

15 November

Wellcome Trust Collaborative awards in science

16 November

British Academy/Leverhulme Trustsenior research fellowships

21 November

NIHR Public health research programme researcher-led work stream – including complex health and care needs in older people

Department of Health Health and Wellbeing Fund – social prescribing

28 November

NIHR Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme Researcher-led

NIHR Virtual and augmented reality technologies for treating psychological disorders

NIHR Mechanisms of action of health interventions

29 November

Department of Health/NIHR Programme grants for applied research

30 November

ESRC EqUIP (EU-India) call for collaborative research on sustainability, equity, wellbeing and cultural connections

RCUK Newton-Colciencias UK-Colombia research partnerships

 16 December

ESRCMethodological research projects


2018

9 January

Wellcome Trust Investigator awards in humanities and social sciences

Wellcome Trust Collaborative awards in humanities and social science

Leverhulme Trust Leverhulme research centres

11 January

Wellcome Trust Research fellowships in humanities and social science

Wellcome Trust University awards in humanities and social science

Wellcome Trust Research awards for health professionals

18 January

Royal Society/Leverhulme Trust senior research fellowships (forecast deadline)

2 March

Leverhulme Trust Early-career fellowships

 4 April

Department of Health/NIHR Invention for innovation (i4i) challenge awards (forecast deadline)

11 May

Leverhulme Trust Major research fellowships in the humanities and social sciences

19 May

Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship/ESRC Research and knowledge exchange fund (RAKE) (forecast deadline)

6 September (forecast)

Academy of Medical Sciences Global Challenges Research Fund Networking Grants

Department of Health/NIHR Cochrane programme systematic reviews scheme


No deadline / various deadlines

ESRCResearch Grants

ESRCNew Investigator Grants

ESRCKnowledge Transfer Partnerships

NIHR – Programme Grants for Applied Research

Global Challenges research fund

Newton Fund current opportunities

European Research Council Starting, Consolidator and Advanced Grants

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

3 November

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

9 November

Leverhulme TrustResearch fellowships

Leverhulme Trust International academic fellowships

14 November

NIHR Promoting independence in older people

NIHR Digital interventions for sexual health promotion

NIHR Changing drinking behaviours

15 November

Wellcome Trust Collaborative awards in science

16 November

British Academy/Leverhulme Trustsenior research fellowships

21 November

NIHR Public health research programme researcher-led work stream – including complex health and care needs in older people

Department of Health Health and Wellbeing Fund – social prescribing

28 November

NIHR Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme Researcher-led

NIHR Virtual and augmented reality technologies for treating psychological disorders

NIHR Mechanisms of action of health interventions

29 November

Department of Health/NIHR Programme grants for applied research

30 November

ESRC EqUIP (EU-India) call for collaborative research on sustainability, equity, wellbeing and cultural connections

 

16 December

ESRCMethodological research projects


2018

9 January

Wellcome Trust Investigator awards in humanities and social sciences

Wellcome Trust Collaborative awards in humanities and social science

Leverhulme Trust Leverhulme research centres

11 January

Wellcome Trust Research fellowships in humanities and social science

Wellcome Trust University awards in humanities and social science

Wellcome Trust Research awards for health professionals

18 January

Royal Society/Leverhulme Trust senior research fellowships (forecast deadline)

 

2 March

Leverhulme Trust Early-career fellowships

4 April

Department of Health/NIHR Invention for innovation (i4i) challenge awards (forecast deadline)

 

11 May

Leverhulme Trust Major research fellowships in the humanities and social sciences

19 May

Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship/ESRC Research and knowledge exchange fund (RAKE) (forecast deadline)


No deadline / various deadlines

ESRCResearch Grants

ESRCNew Investigator Grants

ESRCKnowledge Transfer Partnerships

NIHR – Programme Grants for Applied Research

Global Challenges research fund

Newton Fund current opportunities

European Research Council Starting, Consolidator and Advanced Grants

Key funder deadlines, health and social sciences

2 August 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.

2017

6 September

Academy of Medical Sciences Global Challenges Research Fund – networking grants

15 September

Department for International Development UK aid connect

19 September

British Council, Newton Fund Newton researcher links travel grants – Indonesia, Philippines and South Africa

28 September

NIHR A refined prognostic tool to better identify individuals at high risk of developing psychosis

NIHR Standardised diagnostic assessment tool as an adjunct to clinical practice in child and adolescent mental health services

29 September

Research Councils UK Interdisciplinary research hubs to address intractable challenges faced by developing countries

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

10 November

Leverhulme TrustResearch fellowships

NIHR Changing drinking behaviours

14 November

NIHR Promoting independence in older people

NIHR Digital interventions for sexual health promotion

16 November

British Academy/Leverhulme Trustsenior research fellowships

28 November

NIHR Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme Researcher-led

NIHR Virtual and augmented reality technologies for treating psychological disorders

NIHR Mechanisms of action of health interventions

 

2018

9 January

Wellcome Trust Investigator awards in humanities and social sciences

Wellcome Trust Collaborative awards in humanities and social science

Leverhulme Trust Leverhulme research centres

11 January

Wellcome Trust Research fellowships in humanities and social science

Wellcome Trust University awards in humanities and social science

Wellcome Trust Research awards for health professionals

2 March

Leverhulme Trust Early-career fellowships

11 May

Leverhulme Trust Major research fellowships in the humanities and social sciences

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

For further information please see the call page or contact your Funding Team representative.

SAMSHSSBS – Dr Deborah Woodman

CSE, ELS, SoBE – Stephen Parkinson

NMSWSS – Dr Chris Coey

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.

SAMSHSSBS – Dr Deborah Woodman

CSE, ELS, SoBE – Stephen Parkinson

NMSWSS – Dr Chris Coey