Posts tagged: EPSRC

EPSRC – Manufacturing Advanced Functional Materials

14 February 2014

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EPSRC – Forecasting Environmental Change: Call for Networks

29 January 2014

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Latest Funding Opportunities Digest: 20th November 2013

20 November 2013

The following funding opportunities have recently been announced. Please follow the links for more information. 

UK Funders

AHRC – Translating Cultures Innovation Grants. Closing Date: 6th March 2014. AHRC – Science in Culture Innovation Awards. Closing Date: 27th February 2014=&0=& BBSRC – Welfare of managed animals (responsive mode targeted call). Closing Date: 9th January 2014 EPSRC – Fellowships for growth: building UK leadership in engineering. Closing Date: 25th November 2013 (registration), 11th December 2013 (EoIs) MRC – New Investigator Research Grants – Infections and Immunity. Closing Date: 15th January 2014 MRC – Research Grants. Closing Date: Various=&0=& NERC – Biodiversity & Ecosystem Service Sustainability: Knowledge Exchange Grants. Closing Date: 14th January 2014 Department of Health –

Improving the Health of the Poorest Fastest: Vulnerable Populations in Local Communities read more

Latest Funding Opportunities Digest: 15th October 2013

15 October 2013

The following funding opportunities have recently been announced. Please follow the links for more information. 

UK Funders

AHRC – Cultural Value Project Targeted Call. Closing Date: 7th November 2013. AHRC – Creative Economy Showcase 2014: Expressions of Interest. Closing Date: 27th November 2013. ESRC – Europe – China call for collaborative research on The Green Economy & Understanding Population Change. Closing Date: 3rd December 2013. NERC – Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation Fellowships. Closing Date: 20th November 2013. TSB/EPSRC – Towards zero prototyping. Closing Date: 27th November 2013 (registration) Department of Health – Policy Research Programme. Closing Date: 12th November 2013. NIHR –

Efficacy & Mechanism Evaluation (EME) Programme: Researcher-led read more

Latest Funding Opportunities Digest: 7th October 2013

7 October 2013

The following funding opportunities have recently been announced. Please follow the links for more information.

UK Funders

  • EPSRC – Research Challenges in Carbon Capture for CCS. A total budget of £4m is available to fund up to 4 projects covering challenges in carbon capture from power plants, each lasting up to 4 years. Closing Date: 30th January 2014 (registration required by 29th November 2013).
  • British Academy – Competition Timetables for 2013-14. Details of timetables/deadlines for various current and forthcoming British Academy grant schemes.
  • Royal Society – Brian Mercer Feasibility Award. Up to £30,000 over 12 months available for projects investigating the feasibility of commercialising an aspect of a scientist’s work. Closing Date: None.
  • British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy – Project Grants. Up to £15,000 available for projects lasing up to 12 months. Closing Date: 1st November 2013.
  • British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy – Research Grants. Up to £50,000 available for projects lasting up to 12 months. Closing Date: 1st November 2013.
  • Core: The Digestive Disorders Foundation – Amelie Waring Fellowship. One fellowship worth £180,000 over 3 years is available for work in any aspect of pancreatic inflammation or injury. Closing Date: 13 December 2013.
  • Core: The Digestive Disorders Foundation – Derek Butler Trust Fellowship. One fellowship worth £210,000 over 3 years is available for work in the field of diseases of the upper gastrointestinal tract, including cancer. Closing Date: 13th December 2013.
  • Dimbleby Cancer Care – Research Fund. Funds available for projects focussing on care and support needs of patients, their families and carers. Closing Date: 22nd November 2013.
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    Latest Funding Opportunities Digest: 13th September 2013

    13 September 2013

    The following funding opportunities have recently been announced. Please follow the links for more information.

    UK Funders

    AHRC – Design in Innovation: Research Development Fund. Up to £50,000 available for projects lasting up to 6 months and to be completed by October 2014. Closing Date: 31st October 2013. AHRC – Seminar on ‘Engaging with Government’. Aimed at early-career researchers, course, accommodation and travel costs will be covered. Closing Date: 21st October 2013. EPSRC – Research in the Wild: Internet of Things. A total of £3.5 million is available to fund approximately 10 projects, with duration of 18 months. Closing Date: 24th October 2013. British Academy – BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants. £500-£10,000 available for projects up to 24 months duration. Closing Date: 16th October 2013. Royal Society – Research Grants. Aimed at early career scientists, up to £15,000 available for projects up to 12 months duration. Closing Date: 15th October 2013. Royal Society – International Exchanges Scheme. Up to £12,000 available for up to 2 years. Closing Date: 15th October 2013. Royal Society – Industry Fellowships. Salary costs and research expenses covered for fellowships lasting up to 2 years. Closing Date: 4th October 2013. Leverhulme Trust – Research Fellowships. Aimed at experienced researchers, up to £45,000 available for fellowships lasting between 3-24 months. Closing Date: 7th November 2013. Leverhulme Trust – International Academic Fellowships. For researchers wishing to spend time outside the UK, up to £30,000 available for fellowships lasting between 3-12 months. Closing Date: 7th November 2013. Leverhulme Trust – Emeritus Fellowships. Aimed at retied academics, up to £22,000 available for fellowships lasting between 3-24 months. Closing Date: 6th February 2014. Wellcome Trust – Sir Henry Dale Fellowships. Salary costs, research and travel expenses covered for fellowships lasting up to 5 years. Closing Date: 1st November 2013. Wellcome Trust – Arts Awards. Up to £30,000 available for projects lasting up to 3 years. Closing Date: 1st November 2013. TSB – Innovation Vouchers. Up to £5,000 available for SMEs to enable them to work with knowledge suppliers, including universities. Closing Date: Various deadlines. Healthcare Infection Society –

    Small Research Grants read more

    Funding Opportunities Digest – 6th September 2013

    6 September 2013

    The following funding opportunities have recently been announced. Please follow the links for more information.

    UK Funders

    AHRC – Care for the Future: Large Grants. Approximately two to four grants worth between £2 million and £4m over a period of between 36 and 60 months are available. Closing Date: 10 October 2013 AHRC – Collaborative Skills Development Grants. Funding of up to £60,000 for up to 18 months. Closing date: 19 September 2013 AHRC – Collaborative Skills Development Grants: Early Career Researchers. Funding of up to £5,000 for up to one year is available. Closing date: 19 September 2013 BBSRC – China Partnering Awards. Grants of up to £30,000 over a period of up to 4 years. Closing date: 27 November 2013 EPSRC – Energy Management in Non-Domestic Buildings. Funding of up to £500,000 for individual projects. Closing date: 3 October 2013 (Intention to Submit) / 5 November 2013 (Proposals) ESRC/Research Grants Council of Hong Kong – Collaborative Projects Programme. The funding limit is set between £15,000 and £99,999 (at 100 per cent full economic cost; funded at 80 per cent) for UK element of the joint project. Closing date: 18 October 2013 TSB/MRC Biomedical Catalyst – Business-led Early Stage Award. Awards may last up to three years and receive up to £2.4 million in funding, with a funding proportion of 60 per cent of eligible project costs for SMEs. Closing date: 2 October 2013 TSB – Future Energy Management for Buildings. Projects expected to range in size between £300,000 – £1m, lasting for 1 -3 years. Closing date:  27 November 2013 (for Expressions of Interest) The Royal Society – Paul Instrument Fund. Grants of up to £75,000 available. Closing date: 16 October 2013 Defra – 

    Testing Innovative Approaches for Achieving Sustainable Behviours read more

    BIS announces plans to boost R&D in the construction industry

    4 July 2013

    The UK Government has announced plans to tackle the lack of a coordinated approach to innovation and the limited uptake of research across the UK construction industry.

    The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) launched an industrial strategy for construction on 2nd July. Titled ‘Construction 2025’, the strategy focuses on key growth markets in three areas: smart technologies, green construction, and overseas trade.

    The strategy raises concerns that many construction firms report doing no innovation at all, in part because companies are not confident that innovation will be commercially rewarding. read more

    EPSRC reviewing research programmes

    31 May 2013

    EPSRC have announced that they are reviewing two of its research programmes: Adaptation and Resilience to a Changing Climate (ARCC) and Sustainable Urban Environments (SUE)

    The aims of the review are:

    • to determine the extent to which the UK is maintaining international excellence in research related to the area of making infrastructure, the built environment & transport systems resilient to environmental change, more sustainable, less energy intensive and more socially acceptable, economically advantageous and environmentally harmonious
    • to determine the extent to which high quality current and future research leaders are successfully identified and supported in this area
    • to determine the extent to which research activities have delivered impact for the UK economy and society in absolute terms and relative to the maximum possible, including fostering global performance, economic competitiveness and enhanced quality of life, health and creative output

    The outcomes of the review will be used to inform policy and strategy in the area in the future.

    As part of the review process, EPSRC are inviting interested parties to complete an online questionnaire and provide details of their experience or awareness of ARCC and/or SUE-funded activities. There are three separate questionnaires, aimed at ARCC/SUE grant recipients, research users in this area, and international academics working in the field.

    The results of the review will be published on the EPSRC website later in the year. read more