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.


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.
  • 3 June 2014: NERC Innovation Projects. The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) runs Innovation Projects (formerly Knowledge Exchange Projects) funding which supports activity that focuses on increasing the uptake of research output with little or no commercial return, but which will deliver impact. Activities can include products, models, tools, internships or secondments. Applications should fall within the NERC science remit and the science the work builds on must have been funded by NERC.
    max award £100,000
  • 10 June 2014:Royal Society, India-UK Scientific SeminarFunding for three day scientific meetings to bring together groups of mid-career scientists from India and the UKfor the purpose of scientific discussion; to promote collaboration and knowledge transfer by encouraging interaction within the wider research community; and to develop new and enduring partnerships
  • 16 July 2014:  BBSRC, Flexible Interchange Programme (FLIP) for the Bioscience CommunityFLexible Interchange Programme (FLIP) supports the movement of people from one environment to a different one to exchange knowledge/technology/skills, developing bioscience research/researchers and addressing our strategic priorities.  FLIP awards provide flexible opportunities for individuals (“the interchangers”) moving between different organisations, disciplines and sectors at all stages in their career beyond the PhD (or equivalent).
    NB  If you are interested in applying to this Programme, please contact the RSB Office in the first instance.
  • 18 June 2014: Technology Strategy Board Enhancing the Value of Interactions with Digital ContentThe Technology Strategy Board (TSB) is investing up to £2.5 million in projects that will explore ways of deriving value from consumers’ interaction with digital content. The aim of this collaborative research and development competition is to help businesses enhance the value of interactions with and consumption of digital assets, particularly in the creative industries.
    Participation from academic and research organisations will be capped at 30% of the overall project costs. Collaborative R&D projects can range in size from £400,000 to £1 million, although larger projects may be considered. Projects should last between 12 and 24 months.
  • 2 July 2014: Technology Strategy Board, Learning Technologies – Design for ImpactFunding is available for exploratory studies into the design of technology-based products and services to improve the learning outcomes of learners, from age five upwards and in formal (from primary to further education) or non-formal environments, within the UK education system
  • 31 July 2014: Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Science, Research programmes in mathematical sciencesThe Institute now invites proposals for 1-, 4- and 6-month research programmes in any branch of the mathematical sciences
  • 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.
  • 15 October 2014: Google Inc Google Faculty Research AwardsFunding is available on a worldwide basis to support university faculty members undertaking novel research in computer science, engineering and related fields.

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