Research Funding Opportunities – School of Science and Technology

This post provides information on the latest funding opportunities for your School.    You will still be able to conduct your own searches via Research Professional and Grantfinder in the usual way or contact the RSB Office and we will assist you. Information on  current  calls with no deadlines is available on the RSBO web pages.  In order to monitor access to the blog could you please e-mail with ‘accessed S&T’ in the subject line

  • 7 February 2013:  Leverhulme Trust, Emeritus Fellowships  The Leverhulme Trust invites applications for the Emeritus fellowships. These assist senior established researchers to complete a research project and to prepare the results for publication.
    Applicants must be resident in the UK, and should hold or have held a teaching or research post in a university or comparable institution in the UK at the time of retirement. Applicants should also have retired by the time of taking up the fellowship and no longer have a normal contract of employment.
    The fellowship is worth up to £22,000 for a period of three to 24 months. Eligible costs include travel and subsistence costs for periods away from home; the employment of a research, clerical or secretarial assistant to support the work of the applicant; photocopies; photographic expenses; and office or laboratory consumables.
  • 21 February 2013: Royal Commission of 1851, Research Fellowships These fellowships are intended to give early-career scientists or engineers of exceptional promise the opportunity to conduct a research project of their own instigation. Research may be carried out in any of the physical or biological sciences, mathematics, applied science or any branch of engineering. Applications from candidates proposing projects in applied science and engineering are particularly encouraged
  • 3 March 2013:  Higher Education Academy, Collaborative Grants  The Higher Education Academy invites applications for its collaborative grants. Funding is available for collaborations that support the enhancement of learning and teaching. Successful applications will demonstrate scope for long-term impact. The key themes for this round are flexible learning, and assessment and feedback, but funding may also be awarded for innovative pedagogic projects.
    The project lead must be a fellow of the HEA from a UK higher education institution that subscribes to the HEA. The collaboration may be either between institutions or between departments. Projects may last for 18 months, and a maximum of £60,000 per project is available
  • 7 March 2013: Leverhulme Trust, Early Career Fellowships  The Leverhulme Trust invites applications for its early-career fellowships. These aim to provide career development opportunities for those who are at a relatively early stage of their academic careers but with a proven record of research in the UK. It is anticipated that a fellowship will lead to a more permanent academic position. Applications are welcomed in any discipline.
    Fellowships can be held at universities or at other institutions of higher education in the UK.
    Applicants must not yet have held a full-time established academic post in a UK university or comparable UK institution. All candidates must be within five years of their doctoral viva or have equivalent research experience by the time they take up the fellowship. They must also either hold a degree from a UK higher education institution at the time of taking up the fellowship or at the time of application hold an academic position in the UK.
    The trust will contribute 50 per cent of each fellow’s total salary costs up to £23,000 per year and the balance is to be paid by the host institution. Fellows may also request annual research expenses of up to £6,000. Fellowships are tenable for three years full time, but requests to hold the award part time over a proportionately longer period will be considered.
  • 1 May 2013: NERC, Doctoral training partnerships These partnerships are for doctoral student training across a range of science topics within the NERC remit. This responsive scheme replaces the current algorithm-based system for allocating doctoral studentships. Applicants must be based in UK higher education institutions, NERC research and collaborative centres or independent research organisations approved by NERC. It is expected that 10-20 DTPs will be funded in this call. Funding for 240 studentships will be awarded per year, and each DTP award will provide funding for five years of new student intake. Each studentship is worth £82,172.
  • 9 May 2013: Leverhulme Trust, Visiting Professorships These enable distinguished academics based overseas to spend between three and 10 months at a UK university, primarily to enhance the skills of academic staff or students at the host institution. Visiting professors may also wish to use the opportunity to further their own academic interests.
    Applications must be made by a member of academic staff, based in a UK university or other higher education institution, who will be responsible for coordinating the visit.
    A maintenance grant up to a level commensurate with the salary of a professor in the relevant field at the receiving institution may be requested. Economy travel costs to and from the UK will also be met. Requests for associated costs, if justified by the programme, may include, for example, travel within the UK, consumables and essential technical assistance.
    Please contact a member of the RSB team for more information on upcoming deadlines.  This may not be an exhaustive list of deadlines and could be subject to change, so please continue to contact us for information and support relating specifically to your research and knowledge transfer priorities.

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