New funding opportunity
|Funder||The Royal Society|
|Deadline||4 June 2014|
|Value||Up to £15,000|
|Aim||This scheme is for scientists in the UK who are at an early stage in their career and want to purchase specialised equipment and consumables, or for academics to research the history of science.The scheme provides ‘seed corn’ funding for new projects of timeliness and promise. The objective of the scheme is to increase the availability of specialised equipment and essential consumable materials, and to support essential field research.
The scheme covers all areas of the life and physical sciences, including engineering, but excluding clinical medicine.
Applicants must play a major part and take a leading role in the project and not make its fulfilment more than marginally dependent on the services of postgraduate/doctoral students.
|Length||Up to 12 months|
|Eligibility||Applicants must hold a PhD or be of equivalent standing in their profession; be within the first 5 years of the start date of their first permanent or limited-tenured academic position; and hold a permanent position or a limited-tenure academic position at an eligible institution.|