Research funding opportunities for 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.
14 August 2013: Marie Curie Individual Fellowships – This covers the Intra-European Fellowships (IEF), International Incoming Fellowships (IIF) and International Outgoing Fellowships (IOF).
31 August 2013: Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Seed-corn Funding Initiative – Under this scheme, the institute welcomes two types of proposals:
•applications from inexperienced researchers, which may include those with experience only as research assistants, PhD students, those without previous funding awards or those who have not previously acted as a principal researcher;
•applications from experienced researchers seeking to undertake a feasibility study or with an idea or concept they wish to develop, which may cover development of research instruments or methods, pilot studies and evaluation of the wider research project, including reviewing issues that could impact its success.
Funding is worth up to £5,000. Projects will typically not last more than twelve months.
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.