Research Funding Opportunities – School of Social Sciences

rsbo-logoThis 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. 

30 March 2013: Richard Benjamin Trust, Grants The aim of the trust is to fund early career postdoctoral study into the fields of occupational, organisational or social psychology, that have not received funding from other grant awarding bodies. There should be a clear benefit to the public, organisations, communities or families from the selected research.
Research proposals are invited from early career post doctoral researchers with less than seven years post PhD experience. There are ten grants available, worth up to £10,000 each.

4 April 2013: Institute of Historical Research, Economic History Society fellowships Up to five one-year research fellowships in economic and social history are available to candidates who have recently completed a doctoral degree in this field, or who will have submitted their thesis for examination by 1 October in the academic year in which the fellowship is to be held.
Fellows will not be required to be resident in London but should participate in the activities of the institute. Application is open to candidates with a degree from a UK university. Candidates must be affiliated to a UK university for the period of their fellowship.
The amount awarded is £13,590 if affiliated to institutions outside London and £15,590 for London-based institutions.

10 April 2013: British Academy/Leverhulme, Small research grants Grants are available to support primary research in the humanities and social sciences. In addition, some awards from funders including the Modern Humanities Research Association, the Sino-British Fellowship Trust and the Sir Ernest Cassel Trust are available. Funding from the Sir Ernest Cassel Trust is aimed at recent postdoctoral scholars and awards for travel are worth up to £1,000. Funding from the Sino-British Fellowship Trust supports individual or cooperative research projects relating to Britain or China and funding is worth up to £10,000. Funding of up to £500 is also available form the Ancient Persia Fund for the study of ancient Persia and related areas. Moreover, awards of up to £2,500 is available from the Stein Arnold Fund for research on antiquities, historical geography, early history or arts in parts of Asia. Funds may be used to facilitate initial project planning and development, to support the direct costs of research and to enable the advancement of research through workshops or conferences, or visits by or to partner scholars. All applications should demonstrate that funds are sought for a clearly defined, discrete piece of research with an identifiable outcome. Applications for individual and collaborative projects are equally welcome. International groups of scholars are eligible to apply, provided the lead applicant is a UK-based scholar. Grants are tenable for up to 24 months and are worth between £500 and £10,000.

16 April 2013AHRC Cultural Project Grants – These are for projects that focus on innovative approaches to defining, evidencing and evaluating the various ways in which arts and cultural activities bring value to individuals and to society.  Grants are worth up to £100,000

16 April 2013: ESRC, Future of UK and Scotland pre and post referendum investment This supports organisations across the UK in conducting research and knowledge exchange work to forge new perspectives and insights across a broad range of issues and policy areas affected by the Scottish independence debate and the longer-term future of the UK and Scotland. The maximum amount available in the first instance is £2.5 million at 100 per cent of full economic cost for a duration of 24 months.

9 May 2013: Leverhulme Trust, Major research fellowships in the humanities and social sciences These enable well-established and distinguished researchers in the disciplines of the humanities and social sciences to devote themselves to a single research project of outstanding originality and significance.
Applicants must be employed by a university or other institution of higher education in the UK. They should be able to demonstrate scholarship at the highest level, but need not already be of professorial standing.
Fellowships are for a period of two to three years and cover salary costs for an individual to undertake the normal duties of the applicant, as well as research expenses worth up to £5,000 per year.

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.

31 May 2013: Society for Renaissance Studies, Postdoctoral fellowships  These support research into all aspects of Renaissance studies. There are two awards open to all suitable candidates working in the field, one of which supports research in Italian history and culture.
Applicants must be graduates of British or Irish universities with PhDs awarded within the last five years, and be currently engaged in full-time research or part-time teaching, or hold an independent scholarship. The fellowships are worth £6,000 each for a period of 12 months

31 May 2013, Feminist Review Trust, Research Grants,  The trust will award grants to support feminist scholars and activities. Awards may support the following:
•hard-to-fund projects;
•pump-priming activities;
•interventionist projects that support feminist values;
•training and development projects;
•one-off events;
•core funding;
•other projects.
The trust is unable to support MA, MSc or PhD students, with the exception of scholars from developing economies in exceptional circumstances. The maximum value of awards is £10,000.

1 June 2013: Society for Psychical Research, Research Grants These support research concerning exchanges between minds, or between minds and the environment, which are not dealt with by current, orthodox science. For example, the SPR has recently supported such diverse projects as purchase of equipment for haunting investigations; experiments in dowsing; examination of Ganzfeld experiments; a survey of psychic experiences; work with sitter groups; investigation of mental healing and PK meditation. Grants are worth between £1,000 and £5,000.

1 July 2013: Economic History Society, Bursaries for PhD students  The Economic History Society invites applications for its bursaries for PhD students. These bursaries are for PhD students in United Kingdom colleges and universities undertaking research in economic or social history. Applicants must not be in receipt of a full stipendiary award or a fully funded scholarship. The bursaries are worth £5,000 for one year

14 August 2013:  Marie Curie Individual Fellowships – The last call for Marie Curie – Individual Fellowships opens on 14 March with a closing date of 14 August. This covers the Intra-European Fellowships (IEF), International Incoming Fellowships (IIF) and International Outgoing Fellowships (IOF). Please see the link below for guidance for last years’ calls, for your information. The guidance for this year will be along very similar lines.

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.

31 October 2013:Socio-Legal Studies Association, Small Research Grants, The scheme’s aim is to support work for which other funding sources would not be appropriate and to encourage socio-legal research initiatives in a practical way. The overall budget is £10,000 and grants are worth up to £2,000 each.
Applications will be considered only from those who are fully paid-up members (or registered as free student members) of the association, wherever they live

23 November 2013:Royal Geographical Society, Hong Kong research grant, This enables a postgraduate student in the UK or China to undertake geographical research in the Greater China region including the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Macau and Hong Kong. The research must be of relevance to the applicant’s studies and must last more than four weeks. Applicants must be postgraduate students registered with a university and should be undertaking a PhD course. Strong preference will be given to those projects working closely with the host community. A single grant of up to £2,500 is available to cover expenses for travel, equipment, data collection and subsistence in the field.

23 November 2013: Royal Geographical Society, Peter Fleming Award, This is for a research project that seeks to advance geographical science. Proposals can be made in any field of geography, provided the project can demonstrate genuine advancement of current knowledge. The project may be field, laboratory or desk-based, or any combination of these elements, and can focus on the UK, other parts of Europe, or overseas.
Eligible candidates must hold a doctorate, have a proven research record and either be working within a UK higher education institution or as an independent researcher within the UK. Applicants must be UK nationals. The award has a value of up to £9,000 and is open to both individuals and teams

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