Research Funding Opportunities – School of Social Sciences

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. 

  • 30 October 2013:  British Academy, Quantitative Skills Acquisition Awardsare intended to enable early career scholars to develop and enhance their quantitative skills, by providing support for researchers to spend time with a mentor who specialises in quantitative methods.  The Awards aim to provide funding to:  support specific skills acquisition; benefit outstanding researchers; encourage the development of networks and future partnerships.
    Up to 20 awards will be made. Costs of travel, accommodation and subsistence, together with a contribution to the cost of teaching relief for the applicant, and the time of the mentor, may be covered by the award.
    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
  • 1 November 2013: Economic History Society, Small Research grants SchemeThis encourages small-scale research initiatives or pilot studies in economic or social history. Each grant is worth up to £5,000
  • 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. 
  • 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
  • 26 November 2013:ESRC, Secondary data analysis initiative – phase 2 Funding will support innovative and creative projects that exploit pre-existing data resources to deliver research, knowledge exchange and policy and practitioner impact. In this round, 20 to 25 projects, worth up to £200,000 at full economic cost with a duration of up to 18 months each, will be funded
  • 29 November 2013: University of East Anglia, Visiting research fellowshipsSainsbury Research Unit for the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas invites applications for its visiting research fellowships. Two fellowships are available to conduct research for publication pertaining to the arts in Africa, Oceania and the Americas. Fellowships have a normal duration of three months. Fellows are expected to give at least two presentations, in the form of lectures or seminars, during the fellowship period.
    Scholars in the fields of the humanities, social sciences, anthropology, art history, archaeology, history and related disciplines are eligible to apply. Applicants must hold a PhD, though advanced PhD candidates may occasionally be considered. The fellowship stipend is £396 per week for 12 weeks, plus return travel costs up to a maximum of £750. The fellow must reside in Norwich for the duration of the fellowship except for brief research trips. Award max £5,500
  • 29 November 2013: University of London, Short term fellowships.Fellowships are tenable for two, three or four months in the academic year 2014-2015, and enable fellows to conduct research into cultural and intellectual history. The following fellowships are available:
    •the Brian Hewson Crawford fellowship – a two-month fellowship for the study of any aspect of the classical tradition, open to European scholars other than of British nationality;
    •the Alan Deyermond Fellowship – a two-month fellowship to undertake research on a project related to Spanish or Portuguese literature, culture or visual arts before 1600 with a preference for the Medieval period;
    •the Henri Frankfort fellowship – a two-month fellowship for the study of the intellectual and cultural history of the ancient Near East;
    •the Albin Salton fellowship – a two-month fellowship for research into the cultural contacts between Europe, the East and the New World in the late medieval, Renaissance and early-modern periods;
    •the Grete Sondheimer fellowship – a two-month fellowship to be held in any of the areas of interest of the institute;
    •the Frances A Yates fellowships – a number of two-, three- and four-month fellowships for research into any aspect of cultural and intellectual history, with preference given to work on the medieval and Renaissance encyclopaedia of knowledge;
    •Brill Fellowships at the Centre for the History of Arabic Studies in Europe – postdoctoral researchers may apply for a two-, three- or four-month fellowship for research projects on any aspect of the relations between Europe and the Arab world from the Middle Ages to the 19th century.
    All fellowships are generally intended for early-career scholars. Candidates must have completed at least one year’s research on their doctoral dissertation at the time of application or, if postdoctoral, must normally have been awarded their doctorate within the preceding five years. Fellowships are worth £2,500 for two months, £3,600 for three months and £4,800 for four months.
  • 30 November 2013: Royal Geographical Society, Neville Shulman challenge awardThe 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 studentshipsThese 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.
  • 15 January 2014: AHRC, Highlight notice for connected communities and design research grants These are offered in the AHRC’s standard and early career grants routes for projects which explore the contributions that design can make to the connected communities programme. As well as meeting the normal requirements for standard and early career research grants, applications must:
    •be inter- or cross-disciplinary, combining perspectives, approaches and expertise from design and from arts and humanities subject areas;
    •engage with communities through all stages of the research process;
    •involve strong collaborative partnerships with organisations outside the higher education institution sector and include a highly developed or innovative approach to creating pathways for impact for the research;
    •demonstrate a strong fit to the aims and objectives of the connected communities programme.
    Applicants must be eligible for standard AHRC funding. Grants are worth up to £250,000 for early career researchers and up to £1.5 million for the standard research grant route
  • 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;
    •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 FellowshipsThese 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.
  • 22 February 2014: Royal Geographical Society, Frederick Soddy Award  The aim is to support postgraduate students carrying out fieldwork or research on the study of the social, economic, and cultural life of a region anywhere in the world. Costs that are covered by the grant include travel, equipment, field assistance and expenses in the field. Up to £6,000 is available.
  • 1 July 2014: Economic History Society, Bursaries for PhD StudentsThese bursaries are for PhD students in UK colleges and universities undertaking research in economic or social history. The bursaries are worth £5,000 for one year.

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