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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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    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.

    14 December                                                                               

    British Academy and others APEX Awards for cross-disciplinary research 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

    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

    ERC Starting Grants Information Days

    14 June 2017

    UKRO is holding two European Research Council Starting Grants Information and Proposal Writing Events for prospective applicants.

    1. ERC Starting Grants Information and Proposal Writing Event (London, Wednesday 19 July 2017)
    2. ERC Starting Grants Information and Proposal Writing Event (Edinburgh, Wednesday 26 July 2017)

    Attendance is free, but registration (following the above links) is mandatory. You may need to create an UKRO account (free for all university staff) to access the registration links. read more

    EURAXESS: Funding Search Resources

    28 November 2016

    EURAXESS, the European researcher jobs and mobility portal, has recently had an update. It is now much more user friendly, with the facility to search for funding opportunities.

    The search pages can be found here.

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    ESRC-DFID Development Frontiers Research Fund 2016-17

    26 October 2016

    Please see here for information on an ESRC-DFID call for

    exploratory, small-scale projects with a view to developing ideas, collaboration, and research capacity for future larger grants for other calls

    The aim of the funding is to support

    innovative, interdisciplinary research that is focused on new ways to tackle the challenges encountered at the intersections between poverty, environmental sustainability and conflict/fragility in specific developing country contexts

    The focus countries are:

    West Africa
    Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Saint Helena, Senegal, Sao Tome and Principe, Togo read more

    NIHR Funding Call

    24 October 2016

    The NIHR recently announced calls for the following topics:

  • 16/121 – Healthy diet in early years
  • 16/122 – Interventions in community organisations
  • 16/123 – Migrant health and wellbeing
  • 16/124 – Age-friendly environments
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