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 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. 

  • 6 November 2013: Technology Strategy  Board, Solving business problems with environmental data  This seeks to use environmental data to develop new solutions to business problems. The focus is on solving problems by finding innovative ways to combine data sources, either multiple environmental datasets or environmental and business data.
    Proposals must include at least one environmental dataset based on the measurement, observation or modelling of the biophysical environment and the impact of humans upon it.
    Projects must be business-led and collaborative, involving an end-user. Consortia may include universities and other eligible research establishments.
    Up to £1 million will be for projects specifically using data from space satellites. The total budget for this competition is £4m. Projects are expected to last up to 12 months, at a cost of £50,000 to £200,000. No more than 50 percent of the funding for an individual project will go to partners from academic research organisations. Projects may receive up to 75 per cent public funding for SMEs and 65 per cent for large companies.
  • 7 November 2013:  Leverhulme Trust, Research FellowshipsEnable 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 Trust, International Academic FellowshipsProvide 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. 
  • 30 November 2013: Royal Geographical Society, Neville Shulman challenge award The Royal Geographical Society invites applications for the Neville Shulman challenge award. This aims to further the understanding and exploration of the planet, its cultures, peoples and environments, while promoting personal development through the intellectual or physical challenges involved in the completion of research or an expedition.
    Lead applicants must be UK nationals. The project can be desk or field based and can be carried out in the UK or overseas.
    The award is worth £10,000.
  • 13 January 2014: Leverhulme Trust, Study abroad studentships These support an extended period of advanced study or research at a centre of learning overseas, excluding the US. Studentships comprise £17,000 per year for basic maintenance costs and a dependent partner allowance of £6,000 for a period of 12 to 24 months.
  • 20 January 2014: HEA, 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. There is a significant need for international policy and practice in higher education learning and teaching to be shared and learnt from within the UK sector, hence scholars should bring back interesting, challenging and innovative learning and teaching practices. The scholarship should align with at least one of the academy’s priority themes of:
    •assessment and feedback;
    •education for sustainable development;
    •employability;
    •internationalisation;
    •flexible learning;
    •online learning;
    •retention and success, including widening access, gender and transition issues;
    •reward and recognition;
    •students as partners.
    Individuals in higher education providers that subscribe to the HEA are eligible to apply. Applicants should be at postgraduate level with a minimum of five years’ experience in the UK higher education sector. Scholarships are worth up to £20,000 over three to six months.
  • 6 February 2014: Leverhulme Trust, Emeritus Fellowships These assist senior established researchers to complete a research project and to prepare the results for publication. The fellowship is worth up to £22,000 for a period of three to 24 months.
  • 21 February 2014: Wellcome Trust, Engagement Fellowships These aim to support and develop upcoming stars in public engagement with science. Support is provided for up to two years and includes a salary or salary buyout, project costs, training, access to office space and facilities at the Wellcome Trust, and opportunities to work with trust’s staff to develop project ideas.

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