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 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.
1 November 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.
7 November 2013: Leverhulme Trust, Research Fellowships – Enable experienced researchers—whether employed in academia or as established independent researchers—to undertake a programme of research on a topic of their choice. Up to £45,000 is available for research costs, replacement teaching costs, or loss of earnings. Fellowships are offered for periods of 3-24 months, and must begin between 1 June 2014 and 1 May 2015. Approximately 90 fellowships are available in 2014.
7 November 2013: Leverhulme International Academic Fellowships – Provide established UK researchers with an opportunity to spend a concentrated period of time in one or more research centres outside the UK, in order to develop new knowledge, skills and ideas, for example by learning new techniques, collaborating with colleagues overseas, or developing innovations in teaching. The maximum value of the Fellowships this year rises from £22k to £30k—offering applicants more flexibility to factor-in research and replacement teaching costs. Fellowships are offered for periods of 3-12 months, and must begin between 1 June 2014 and 1 May 2015. Approximately 15 fellowships are available in 2014.
13 January 2014: Leverhulme Trust, Study Abroad Studentships – Enable a period of advanced study or research anywhere in the world, except for the UK and USA. To qualify, applicants need to: hold an undergraduate degree; have been resident in the UK for at least five years; hold a degree at any level from a UK university; and either currently be registered as a student, or have been a registered student within the last eight years. Up to £17,000 a year is available for maintenance and travel; additional help with fees, research costs, and maintenance for dependents may also be provided. Fellowships are offered for periods of 12-24months, and must begin between 1 June 2014 and 1 May 2015. Approximately 20 studentships are available in 2014.
14 January 2014 : Higher Education Academy, National Teaching Fellowship Scheme – This aims to recognise, reward and celebrate individuals who are judged to make an outstanding impact on the student learning experience. The award is intended to support the fellow’s professional development in teaching and learning pedagogy. Up to 55 awards of £10,000 are made to recognise individual excellence.
20 January 2014: Higher Education Academy, International Scholarships – This scheme is aimed at supporting individuals in the higher education sector to undertake specific investigations outside of the UK and deliver specific outcomes for dissemination within the UK sector through various means, as appropriate to enhance student learning experience in the UK. Scholarships are worth up to £20,000 over three to six months.
6 February 2014: Leverhulme Trust, Emeritus Fellowships – Enable retired academics from UK institutions to complete a body of research for publication. Up to £22,000 is available for research costs directly related to the project. Fellowships are offered for periods of 3-24 months, and must begin between 1 August 2014 and 1 July 2015. Approximately 30 fellowships are available in 2014.
22 February 2014 (forecast): Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, Small Development Grants – Grants are available for innovative projects at higher education institutions which would not normally attract funding from within an institution and which have a clear benefit to the wider HE community. Proposals can address any relevant theme and are welcome from staff groups at individual member HEIs and from consortia. Funding of up to £10,000 is available per project.
14 June 2014 (forecast): Chartered Management Institute, Management Article of the Year Award – This is awarded for the best article on management and leadership. Entries should fall within one of the following areas: managing self and personal skills; providing direction; facilitating change; working with people; using resources; achieving results. Articles must be in English or English translation written by an academic accredited to a UK university or business school. The winner receives £1,000.
21 June 2014 (forecast): Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Research and Knowledge Exchange Fund Grants – These grants aim to support new research activities from academics, third sector organisations, consultants and practitioners with the ambition of drawing together and generating an entrepreneurial community of practice to facilitate knowledge exchange and transfer.