Research Funding Opportunities – School of Science and Technology

rsbo-logoThis post provides information on the latest funding opportunities for your School.    You will still be able to conduct your own searches via Grantfinder4Education in the usual way or contact the RSB Office at 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+ programmeIf you are interested in any of the areas please contact for assistance. Further information can be obtained from the Erasmus + website
  • 21 February 2014: Nesta, Policy and Research Small Grants Scheme. Nesta’s Policy & Research team undertakes and funds a range of projects to develop new ideas, different approaches, and explore issues that help meet Nesta’s objectives.
    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.
  • 1 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.
  • 27 February 2014: AHRC, Science in Culture Innovation Awards. The theme aims to develop a reciprocal relationship between researchers within arts and humanities on one hand, and those with a science background on the other, so to stimulate advances in research on both sides which might otherwise not have occurred.  The emphasis should be on creativity, imagination and innovation in terms of developing relationships and ways of working. This extends to the potential for mutual/bi-directional learning, development of new insight and understanding, transforming concepts, methodologies or approaches in both the arts and humanities and the sciences
    Award max £80,000
  • 28 February 2014: British School at Athens, Early Career Fellowship Funding for short term fellowships at the British School at Athens for early career researchers working in any branch of the arts or sciences relating to Greece.  The BSA Early Career Fellowship is a short-term, non-stipendiary award designed to allow scholars to spend a three month period of research leave in Greece. Fellows will be expected to conduct a programme of original research, though the appointment carries no further formal obligations. Nevertheless, involvement in the academic life of the School (for example, in the form of a lecture or seminar) is welcomed.
  • 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
  • 13 March 2014: Royal Society, Research Professorships, The Royal Society Professorships are long term awards, up to 10 years, which support scientists of outstanding achievement and promise by releasing them from teaching and administrative responsibilities, allowing them to concentrate on research activities. Research in any area of natural or applied sciences is within scope including medical science and engineering and interdisciplinary research.
    Award max £132,000
  • 25 April 2014: London Mathematical Society, 150th Anniversary Postdoctoral Mobility Grants The London Mathematical Society will award grants of up to £9,200 to mathematicians of excellent promise.  The purpose of the grants is to support a period of study and research in mathematics between three and six months in the academic year 2014-15 at one or more institutions other than the holder’s home institution.  They are intended to support promising researchers during the transitional period between having submitted their thesis and the start of their first post-doctoral employment.
    The value of the grant will be calculated at £1,200 per month plus a travel allowance of up to £2,000.  The maximum grant will be £9,200.
    These grants have been established by the LMS to mark its 150th anniversary.  They will be awarded for the academic years 2014-15 and 2015-16.
  • 10 March 2014: BA Newton International Fellowship The Newton International Fellowships Scheme is delivered by The British Academy and the Royal Society. The Scheme has been established to select the very best early stage post-doctoral researchers from all over the world and enable them to work at UK research institutions for a period of two years. The Scheme covers researchers in all disciplines covered by the two academies – physical, natural and social sciences, and the humanities.  Application forms available from 15 January 2014.

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