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 rsb@northampton.ac.uk with ‘accessed S&T’ in the subject line

  • 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.
  • 3 April 2013: Institution of Engineering and Technology, Lesley H Paddle Scholarship This supports members carrying out doctoral research that will further the art, science or practice of electronic engineering or radio engineering at a UK university.
    Candidates must be members in the first year or second year of their research programme and currently resident in the UK.
    The scholarship is worth £5,000 for a period of one year.
  • 11 April 2013: STFC, Public Engagement Small Awards Scheme. The scheme funds small, local or pilot projects promoting STFC science and technology. Awards range from £500 to £10,000 and may cover expenses for materials, salaries, travel and subsistence.
  • 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. 
  • 3 October 2013: Leverhulme Trust, Research Programme Grants Proposals are invited for programme awards on one of the following two topics:
    •the nature of knots, which includes uncovering the unifying and organising ideas that underpin knottedness in nature, establishing mathematical methods for quantifiying knottedness, measuring experimentally and developing techniques to control knottedness and identifying the scientific and technological consequences and implications of knottedness;
    •innovation for sustainable living, which might involve disruptive science and engineering and their role in new energy, materials and transport, mathematics and statistics, public policy, economics and the complexities of trade-offs, psychology and determining the driers of behaviour change, lessons from history and comparative social analysis.
    Applications are invited from UK universities, other institutions of higher and further education and registered charities. The scheme is also open to institutions of similar status in countries where, in the opinion of the Trust Board, the provision of research funding is seriously limited.
    Grants are worth between £500,000 and £1.75 million each for a period of up to five years for each of the topics.

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