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FIRST CALL FOR PROPOSALS: POSTGRADUATE COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH STUDENTSHIPS Closing Date for Receipt of Proposals is 12 noon, Monday 6th February 2006 Nature of Call This call invites proposals for Great Western Research studentships. Great Western Research aims to provide 130 Postgraduate Research Studentships in the collaborative themes– offered under joint supervision between at least two HEIs. Studentships must be designed to meet business or broader economic development needs and will be jointly funded by external partners and SWRDA (via GWR). Studentships can be held in any SW HEI provided they are compliant with the current QAA Code for Postgraduate Research Supervision. Proposals can be for one or more linked studentships. Value Studentships have a notional value of £55.2k, i.e. £18.4k pa (including an admin fee). The maximum contribution from GWR will be £27.6k in total, ie £9.2k pa. The registering HEI will be expected to cover all costs of accommodation and other overheads. However, the full cost of some PhD programmes may be higher than the notional value. In this case the HEI, the external partner, or another source (not including the SWRDA), either singly or in combination, may top up the studentship to a higher figure. Rules All projects must conform to the theme in the relevant Great Western Research - Theme Description document. Studentships must comply with the rules of the scheme and will be evaluated against fixed criteria. These are described in the attached Great Western Research Studentships - Rules and Evaluation Procedure document. All projects must involve an external partner based in the South West region. At this stage, formal support from the partner organisation is not required (ie formal letter of support etc) however, the application form requires information on the benefit of the project to the organisation. Proposers will have up to 6 months to secure a formal agreement using a standard Great Western Research Studentship contract once their project outline has been approved. Application Procedure Applications must be submitted electronically using the studentship project application form: http://www.gwr.ac.uk/studentship_form.html Guidance on completing the form is attached. The form will be directed automatically to the secretary of the relevant theme panel. a6af7ec1-b61f-4c89-90db-e7e1abbf96a4.doc Page 1 of 2 Timetable for First Call This first call will only include proposals for studentships. 14th December 2005 Call for Proposals issued. 6th February 2006 Submission deadline. th 6 March 2006 Proposers Notified. th 6 September 2006 Final date for contracts to be signed by the project partners. Timetable for Second Call There will be a second call for proposals at the end of March 2006. This will include proposals for studentships and fellowships. Further calls may be issued. Where to Find Information and Help Theme descriptions; studentship rules and evaluation procedure; and guidance notes for completing the application form, accompany this call. All this information is also available at www.greatweaternresearch.ac.uk or by contacting the interim Executive Director, Sean Fielding, email@example.com To avoid duplications, a central database has been established, and will be available through the website, to hold details of the companies being approached regarding GWR studentships. Please forward details of any organisations you have spoken to, to your Institutional Co-ordinator in order for this information to be entered onto the database. For help in submitting proposals, researchers should contact their Institutional Coordinator. Contact details can be found on the website: http://www.gwr.ac.uk/contact.html Attachments: 1. Great Western Research Theme Description 2. Great Western Research Studentships Rules and Evaluation Procedure 3. Great Western Research Guidance Note on Completing the Studentship Project Application Form a6af7ec1-b61f-4c89-90db-e7e1abbf96a4.doc Page 2 of 2