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
Erasmus+, Calls are now open for the new Erasmus+ programme. If you are interested in any of the areas please contact RSB@northampton.ac.uk for assistance. Further information can be obtained from the Erasmus + website
21 February 2014: NESTA Policy and Research Small Grants – A new small grants fund and open call process has been launched to help find new ideas and foster collaboration with a wide range of organisations. Grants of up to £10,000 are available to fund work that is primarily research-based. For example, this could be developing a paper, a proof of concept or a policy idea. Proposals should fit in with the following research themes:
- Development and application of innovative methods for understanding innovation.
- Using big data or open data to understand innovation.
- Mapping and analysing new trends in social, business or technological innovation.
- Public policies to promote innovation.
- Adoption of innovation in public services.
- Innovation in emerging economies.
6 March 2014: The Leverhulme Trust, Early Career Fellowship Early Career Fellowships aim to provide career development opportunities for those who are at a relatively early stage of their academic careers, but who have a proven record of research. The expectation is that Fellows should undertake a significant piece of publishable work during their tenure, and that the Fellowships should lead to a more permanent academic position. Applications are welcomed in any discipline. Approximately eighty Fellowships will be available in 2014. Fellowships can be held at universities or at other institutions of higher education in the UK.
The Trust will contribute 50% of each Fellow’s total salary costs up to a maximum of £23,000 per annum and the balance is to be paid by the host institution. Given the prestige of the awards each Fellow may request annual research expenses of up to £6,000 to further his or her research activities
15 April 2014: BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants Grants are available to support primary research in the humanities and social sciences. Funds are available to facilitate initial project planning and development; to support the direct costs of research; and to enable the advancement of research through workshops or conferences, or visits by or to partner scholars. Applicants may seek support for any combination of eligible activity and cost up to the overall limit of £10,000. The Academy will assess applications equally on their merits, with no preference as to mode of enquiry. Application forms are not currently available on the e-GAP system, but will be released by 4 March 2014.
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.