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.


  • 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 SchemeThis 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 SchemeThe 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

  • 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.
  • 1 September 2014, Leverhulme Trust Research Project GrantsThe aim of these awards is to provide financial support for innovative and original research projects of high quality and potential, the choice of theme and the design of the research lying entirely with the applicant (the Principal Investigator). The grants provide support for the salaries of research staff engaged on the project, plus associated costs directly related to the research proposed, and the award is paid directly to the institution at which the applicant is employed
  • 1 September 2014, Leverhulme Trust International NetworksThese collaborations enable a Principal Investigator based in the UK to lead a research project where its successful completion is dependent on the participation of relevant overseas institutions. A significant research theme must be identified at the outset which requires for its successful treatment international collaboration between one or more UK universities, and two or more overseas institutions (up to a maximum of seven institutions in total). Networks must be newly constituted collaborations. Applicants should provide an explicit statement as to why a network is the most appropriate format for addressing the chosen research theme. Full justification should be given for the involvement of all participants, with each participant bringing specific – and stated – expertise which can directly contribute to the success of the project. Details of the proposed methodology for the research project should be provided at the outset, as well as a clear indication of the anticipated outcomes (publications, websites), and of the dissemination strategy to be adopted.
  • 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.
  • 23 September 2014: Winston Churchill Memorial Trust – Travelling FellowshipsFunding for British citizens to travel anywhere in the world for between four and eight weeks, with the aim of gaining knowledge and experience that will enhance effectiveness at work and contribution to the community
  • 9 October 2014: Leverhulme Trust Visiting ProfessorshipThe objective of these awards is to enable distinguished academics based overseas to spend between three and twelve months inclusive at a UK university, primarily in order to enhance the skills of academic staff or the student body within the host institution. It is recognised that Visiting Professors may also wish to use the opportunity to further their own academic interests. The over-riding criteria for selection are first the academic standing and achievements of the visitor in terms of research and teaching, and secondly the ability of the receiving institution to benefit from the imported skills and expertise. Priority will be given to new or recent collaborative ventures

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