Research Funding Opportunities – Northampton Business School
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.
NEW – as of 3 April 2013 the ESRC Knowledge Exchange Opportunities Scheme has no deadline
1 June 2013: Universities China Committee in London, China Travel Grants – These grants are for British-based scholars working on, or studying, relevant subjects at UK universities who wish to undertake visits to China for specific research or lecture reasons. They also support academic conferences and the promotion and teaching of Chinese and other Chinese studies in the UK. Scholars must be based in the UK. Grants are normally worth up to £1,500, but £2,000 can be granted in exceptional cases.
14 August 2013: Marie Curie Individual Fellowships – This covers the Intra-European Fellowships (IEF), International Incoming Fellowships (IIF) and International Outgoing Fellowships (IOF).
1 September 2013: Leverhulme Trust, Research Project Grants – The aim of these awards is to provide financial support for innovative and original research projects of high quality and potential, the choice of theme and the design of the research lying entirely with the applicant (the Principal Investigator). The grants provide support for the salaries of research staff engaged on the project, plus associated costs directly related to the research proposed, and the award is paid directly to the institution at which the applicant is employed.
1 September 2013: Leverhulme Trust, International Networks – These collaborations enable a Principal Investigator based in the UK to lead a research project where its successful completion is dependent on the participation of relevant overseas institutions. A significant research theme must be identified at the outset which requires for its successful treatment international collaboration between one or more UK universities, and two or more overseas institutions (up to a maximum of seven institutions in total). Networks should be newly constituted collaborations. Applicants should provide an explicit statement as to why a network is the most appropriate format for addressing the chosen research theme. Full justification should be given for the involvement of all participants, with each participant bringing specific – and stated – expertise which can directly contribute to the success of the project. Details of the proposed methodology for the research project should be provided at the outset, as well as a clear indication of the anticipated outcomes (publications, websites), and of the dissemination strategy to be adopted.
Typically, the value of an award is normally up to £125,000, the activities involved lasting for up to three years.
23 September 2013: HEA, Mike Baker doctoral programme Funding is available for doctoral studentships that support the academy’s research strategy of developing pedagogical knowledge and evidence-based practice in higher education. The following conditions apply:
•the proposed topic should be discipline-specific learning and teaching research or interdisciplinary and generic pedagogical research, and should have a clear benefit to either practice or to policy on practice;
•a supportive environment for the student and completion and delivery of research outcomes are a high priority;
•dissemination of research outcomes are fundamental to both the HEA and the wider community and should be identified clearly in any application.
Studentships are intended for students who hold a masters degree and are capable of undertaking high-quality research. Supervisors in UK higher education institutions that subscribe to the HEA are eligible to apply.
Funding will be provided for up to three years of full-time study. Funding covers fees, maintenance and research skills development and is worth £20,172 per year in London, or £18,172 per year outside of London.
25 September 2013: Lloyds, Science of Risk research prize – This is awarded for the best papers on how various risks will affect the insurance industry. The overall prize is worth £5,000 and £2,000 is awarded to the best paper in each category. The runner-up in each category will receive £500.
10 October 2013: Leverhulme Trust, Visiting Professorships – The objective of these awards is to enable distinguished academics based overseas to spend between three and twelve months inclusive at a UK university, primarily in order to enhance the skills of academic staff or the student body within the host institution. It is recognised that Visiting Professors may also wish to use the opportunity to further their own academic interests. The over-riding criteria for selection are first the academic standing and achievements of the visitor in terms of research and teaching, and secondly the ability of the receiving institution to benefit from the imported skills and expertise. Priority will be given to new or recent collaborative ventures.
18 October 2013 (forecast): ESRC, ESRC/Hong Kong Bilateral Projects – The Economic and Social Research Council, in collaboration with the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, invites applications for its collaborative projects programme. Projects must involve integrated collaboration between the UK and Hong Kong partners. Projects must have well identified joint working, demonstrating clearly the added value of the collaboration. They must demonstrate distinctive, cross-country aspects, where both sides of the research team provide necessary local expertise. Proposals should be submitted by UK partners on behalf of all collaborators.