Research Funding Opportunities: School of Social Sciences

rsbo-logoThis 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.


  • Erasmus+, Calls are now open for the new Erasmus+ programmeIf you are interested in any of the areas please contact assistance. Further information can be obtained from the Erasmus + website
  • AHRC Fellowship Scheme This fellowships scheme has recently been revised to enhance the development of research leadership across the arts and humanities. The scheme now provides opportunities for mid and senior career researchers to carry out focused individual research, alongside collaborative activities, which may potentially have a transformative effect on their areas of expertise.
    Fellowships can be awarded for research in any subject area within the AHRC’s remit and proposals for research may be at different stages of development as long as considerable high quality research outputs are intended to flow directly from the Fellowship. A range of activities, including knowledge exchange, may be included in proposals and the scheme incorporates elements of the former Fellowships in the Creative and Performing Arts and Knowledge Transfer Fellowships schemes.
    Max value £250,000
  • AHRC Research Grants Scheme The scheme is aimed at supporting well-defined research projects, so enabling individual researchers to collaborate with other individuals and organisations by carrying out high quality research in the arts and humanities
    Max value £1,000,000

Upcoming Deadlines

  • 14 May 2014Leverhulme Trust, Philip Leverhulme Prizesrecognise the achievement of early career researchers whose work has already attracted international recognition and whose future career is exceptionally promising. The prize scheme makes up to thirty awards of £100,000 a year, across a range of academic disciplines.  For the 2014 competition the selected subject areas are:  Biological Sciences; History; Law; Mathematics and Statistics; Philosophy and Theology; Sociology and Social Policy.  The disciplines selected are intentionally broad, and nominations will be considered irrespective of a nominee’s departmental affiliation.
  • 5 June 2014: ESRC, Centres and Large GrantsCompetitionGrants available to support experienced researchers requiring longer term or extended support for research groups, inter-institutional research networks, linked-project programmes, medium-to-large surveys, other infrastructure or methodological developments, or any related larger scale projects.
  • 16 June 2014: International Social Science Council, World Social Science fellows ProgrammeFellowship funding to enable early-career social scientists from around the world to attend a seminar in Taiwan on ‘Sustainable Urbanisation’
  • 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.
  • 9 July 2014: AHRC Collaborative Doctoral AwardsThe AHRC’s Collaborative Doctoral Awards are designed to facilitate collaboration between Higher Education Institutions and non-academic organisations. This will take the format of a project which can provide demonstrable benefits to all parties. The project will be carried out by a research student (or multiple students where required), who will be jointly recruited and supervised by the partner organisations, and who will gain a doctoral qualification by the end of the award
  • 21 July 2014: Society for Applied Philosophy, SAP Doctoral ScholarshipsThe Society for Applied Philosophy (SAP) works to promote philosophical study and research which has a direct bearing on areas of practical concern such as law, politics, economics, science, technology, medicine and education. It fosters and promotes philosophical work aimed at making a constructive contribution to problems in these areas through activities such as workshops, conferences and lecture programmes and its publication, The Journal of Applied Philosophy.
    The Society’s Doctoral Scholarships are intended to enable individuals to undertake doctoral work in the field of applied philosophy at university departments in the UK.
  • 28 August 2014: EPSRC, International research in Security (IRIS)Proposals are invited from UK academics for projects that will support Fellows from India, Israel or Japan conducting cyber security research, and forming associated collaborative links, within the UK. Proposals in any area in relation to cyber security, including social, economic and mathematical sciences, are invited.
  • 19 September 2014: UK Social Policy Association, Standard and Postgraduate Small Grants SchemeThe SPA Standard and Postgraduate Small Grants Schemes provide funding to assist the organisation and delivery of seminars and workshops which deal with social policy research and /or training which benefit groups or networks of individuals.
    There are two funding rounds per year and small awards are made on a first come, first served basis.

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