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									Funding Opportunities Bulletin 5th
March 2010
Contents
British Academy ...................................................................................................................................... 3
   International Partnerships .................................................................................................................. 3
British Council ......................................................................................................................................... 4
   Britain-Israel Research and Academic Exchange Partnership ............................................................ 4
British Institute for the Study of Iraq ...................................................................................................... 4
   Research and Conference Grants ....................................................................................................... 4
British Sociological Association ............................................................................................................... 5
   Support Fund Awards ......................................................................................................................... 5
Department for International Development .......................................................................................... 5
   UK-India – Evaluation of Poorest Areas Civil Society Programme ...................................................... 5
Department for International Development .......................................................................................... 6
   Systematic Reviews in International Development ............................................................................ 6
Department of Energy and Climate Change ........................................................................................... 6
   Energy Efficient Whitehall................................................................................................................... 6
Department of Health including NIHR .................................................................................................... 7
   Public Health Research Programme – Researcher-Led Call for Proposals.......................................... 7
Department of Health including NIHR .................................................................................................... 7
   Health Technology Assessment Programme – Standard Calls ........................................................... 7
Department of Health including NIHR .................................................................................................... 8
   Research for Patient Benefit Programme ........................................................................................... 8
Economic and Social Research Council ................................................................................................... 9
   UK-India Scholar Exchanges ................................................................................................................ 9
Economic and Social Research Council ................................................................................................... 9
   ESRC-Austrian Collaborative Projects ................................................................................................. 9
Economic and Social Research Council ................................................................................................. 10
   Postdoctoral Fellowships in Macroeconomics.................................................................................. 10
Economic and Social Research Council ................................................................................................. 10
   Mid-Career Development Fellowships ............................................................................................. 10
Economic and Social Research Council ................................................................................................. 11
   Research Grant Linked Studentships ................................................................................................ 11
Economic and Social Research Council ................................................................................................. 11
   Open Research Area in Europe for the Social Sciences .................................................................... 11

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Economic and Social Research Council ................................................................................................. 12
   Placement Fellows Scheme............................................................................................................... 12
Economic History Society ...................................................................................................................... 12
   Initiatives and Conference Fund ....................................................................................................... 12
Embassy of the Republic of Poland in London ...................................................................................... 13
   Short-term study visit grants ............................................................................................................ 13
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council ........................................................................... 13
   Railway Capacity: Overcoming the constraints caused by nodes (stations and junctions) on the rail
   network ............................................................................................................................................. 13
European Research Council .................................................................................................................. 14
   ERC Advanced Investigators Grant ................................................................................................... 14
European Science Foundation .............................................................................................................. 14
   European Collaborative Projects in the Social Sciences (ECRP) ........................................................ 14
Feminist Review Trust ........................................................................................................................... 15
   Research Grants ................................................................................................................................ 15
Fulbright Commission ........................................................................................................................... 16
   Fulbright-Robertson Visiting Professor in British History ................................................................. 16
Fulbright Commission ........................................................................................................................... 16
   Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Awards ........................................................................................... 16
Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences .............................................................................. 16
   Visitor Programme ............................................................................................................................ 16
Institution of Occupational Safety and Health...................................................................................... 17
   Research and Development Fund ..................................................................................................... 17
Joint Information Systems Committee ................................................................................................. 17
   Invitation to Tender: Promoting Researcher Engagement with Web Archives ................................ 17
Joint Information Systems Committee ................................................................................................. 17
   Invitation to Tender: Programme and Document Repository Business Process and Repository
   Metadata Definition.......................................................................................................................... 17
London Mathematical Society .............................................................................................................. 18
   International Short Visits – Collaboration with Africa ...................................................................... 18
London Mathematical Society .............................................................................................................. 18
   Conference Grants ............................................................................................................................ 18
London Mathematical Society .............................................................................................................. 19
   Connectivity Grants........................................................................................................................... 19
London Mathematical Society .............................................................................................................. 19
   Collaborative Small Grants................................................................................................................ 19
Ministry of Defence .............................................................................................................................. 20
   DSTL Joint Grants Scheme with RCUK............................................................................................... 20


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Royal Economic Society ........................................................................................................................ 20
   Conference Grant Scheme ................................................................................................................ 20
Royal Economic Society ........................................................................................................................ 21
   Support for Small Academic Expenses .............................................................................................. 21
Scottish Government ............................................................................................................................ 21
   Visiting Fellowships ........................................................................................................................... 21
Society for Arabian Studies ................................................................................................................... 22
   Grants................................................................................................................................................ 22
University of Warwick Institute of Advanced Studies .......................................................................... 22
   European Frontiers Competition 2010 ............................................................................................. 22
University of Warwick Institute of Advanced Studies .......................................................................... 22
   Speculative Lunches .......................................................................................................................... 22
Wellcome Trust ..................................................................................................................................... 23
   Capital Funding to support Public Engagement and Medical History .............................................. 23




British Academy
International Partnerships
                                The British Academy invites applications for its international partnerships.
                        These provide funding to support the development of ongoing links between
                        research centres or institutions, within the humanities and social sciences in the UK
                        and in Africa, the Middle East or South Asia. The link should be built around a
                        specific research theme of mutual interest and should have an emphasis on helping
                        scholars to develop research skills and to produce a joint research outcome.
                        Partnerships may take the form of visits in both directions; workshops; seminars and
                        lecture programmes; collaborative research and joint publications.

                        The scheme is intended to benefit early-career scholars, and projects which include
                        junior academics from both sides are particularly welcome. For the purposes of this
                        scheme, South Asia includes: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan
                        and Sri Lanka.

                        Awards provide funding of up to £10,000 per year for up to three years.

                               Closing date 20 Apr 10
                               Deadline information ---
                               Award type Personal development, Hosting visits, Hosting conferences,
                        Travel for research purposes, Directed grants for individual investigators, Directed
                        grants to institutions, research groups etc, Publish, edit, translate, disseminate,
                        Networking/collaboration
                               Award amount max £30000

Web link: http://www.britac.ac.uk/funding/guide/intl/ip.cfm



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British Council
Britain-Israel Research and Academic Exchange Partnership
                       The British Council Israel invites applications for its Britain-Israel research
               and academic exchange partnership. The aim of the scheme is to strengthen
               academic cooperation between universities in the UK and Israel through grants for
               joint research projects in all areas of science. In 2010, proposals are invited in the
               following topics:

               •sustainable energy: research that addresses the challenges of responding to
               increasing energy demands and the need for secure and sustainable energy supplies
               whilst mitigating the negative impacts of production and countering the threat of
               climate change;

               •sustainable environment: research that addresses the challenges of living with and
               adapting to environmental change brought on by rapid population and economic
               growth and leading to severe weather, biodiversity loss, and pressure on ecosystems
               and services that impact upon social and economic well-being;

               •nanoscience and nanotechnology with applications relevant to energy and
               environment.

               Applications must involve joint projects between British and Israeli universities or
               university-affiliated research institutes. Researchers must have postdoctoral level
               qualifications at the time of application, be employed by a recognised university and
               be British or Israeli nationals or residents. Funding is worth up to £30,000 for a
               specific piece of collaborative research.

                      Closing date 11 Apr 10
                      Deadline information Deadline: 10pm GMT, 11 April 2010
                      Award type Mid-Career fellowships, Hosting visits, Travel for research
               purposes, Directed grants for individual investigators, Directed grants to institutions,
               research groups etc
                      Award amount max £30000

Web link: http://www.britishcouncil.org/israel-education-birax.htm




British Institute for the Study of Iraq
Research and Conference Grants
                        The British Institute for the Study of Iraq (formerly the British School of
               Archaeology in Iraq) invites applications for its research and conference grants. The
               awards support research or conferences on Iraq and neighbouring countries, in any
               field of the humanities or social sciences, concerned with any time period from
               prehistory to the present day. Awards are worth up to £4,000.


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            Applications for pilot projects are also welcome and up to £8,000 is available for
            such projects.

                  Closing date 31 Oct 10
                  Deadline information Deadlines on: 31 January 2010, 31 October 2010, and
            repeated annually.
                  Date posted 19 Feb 10
                  Award type Hosting conferences, Directed grants for individual investigators
                  Award amount max £8000
                  Website Link


British Sociological Association
Support Fund Awards
                    The British Sociological Association invites applications for its support fund awards.
            These fund travel and subsistence to attend conferences, thesis production, and research or
            fieldwork.
                    Applicants must be BSA members and resident in the UK.
                    Awards are worth up to £200.
                    Date posted 18 Nov 09
                    Award type Financial aid for postgraduate students, Thesis/Dissertation funding,
            Travel to conferences, meetings etc., Travel for research purposes, Directed grants for
            individual investigators
                    Award amount max £200
                    Website Link
                    Application form Link



Department for International Development
UK-India – Evaluation of Poorest Areas Civil Society Programme
                    The Department for International Development invites expressions of
            interest for the UK-India - evaluation of poorest areas civil society programme. The
            aim is to improve the uptake of rights and entitlements by women and socially
            excluded communities by addressing the issues of exclusion through advocating a
            more socially inclusive environment. The programme will cover 120 poorest districts
            across seven states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Uttar
            Pradesh, Orissa and West Bengal, and will focus on women and girls, scheduled
            castes, scheduled tribes, Muslims, persons with disability and urban poor. The
            central objective of the evaluation of the PACS programme is to: demonstrate
            programme results; show how the results were achieved and role of PACS; and
            share lessons learnt in terms of optimal strategies to address issues of social
            exclusion and discrimination.

            The main purpose of this consultancy is to: develop an evaluation design; and design
            and conduct baseline and endline evaluation surveys to determine the impacts of
            PACS. The consultant is expected to develop a representative, statistically valid and
            replicable sample size (both in the treatment and comparison areas) for conducting
            the evaluation at the beginning and at the end of the programme. In addition the
            consultants will be expected to conduct a small scale pilot to check the evaluation
            questions and the indicators and the tools for data collection that have been
            developed.

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               The project will last for a period of 48 months.

               Closing date 11 Mar 10

                      Deadline information Deadline: 23.59pm, 11 March 2010
                      Award type Tenders

Web link: http://www.dfid.gov.uk/Working-with-DFID/Procurement/Current-contract-
opportunities1/UK-India-Evaluation-of-Poorest-Areas-Civil-Society-Programme/


Department for International Development
Systematic Reviews in International Development
                       The Department for International Development’s Research and Evidence
               Division invites proposals for its systematic reviews in international development
               call. The programme focuses on developing and disseminating systematic reviews in
               international development that will map, critically appraise and synthesise
               international development evidence. This is an opportunity to work on highly policy

               relevant research and synthesis and be part of a programme to strengthen
               evidence‐informed policy making. DFID takes a broad perspective on systematic
               reviews not limited to qualitative approaches that includes qualitative and
               quantitative reviews of complex interventions (realist reviews). In practice this
               means: setting the outcome review in the broader context of the underlying
               programme theory, reporting evidence on all assumptions and links in the causal
               chain, not only outcomes, including qualitative evidence if applicable; and examining
               the variation in reported outcomes, not only their mean.

               DFID encourages proposals from researchers based in developing countries, and
               proposals including such researchers in the study team.

               As an approximate guide, a medium‐sized study is expected to cost around £25,000,
               and normally in the range of £5,000 to £50,000.

                       Closing date 06 Apr 10
                       Date posted 23 Feb 10
                       Award type Directed grants for individual investigators, Directed grants to
               institutions, research groups etc
                       Award amount max £50000
                       Website Link
                       Application form Link


Department of Energy and Climate Change
Energy Efficient Whitehall
                      The Department of Energy and Climate Change and the Technology Strategy
               Board invite applications for the improvement of energy efficiency at Whitehall. The
               competition aims to demonstrate innovative retrofit solutions that reduce demand
               for energy and cut carbon dioxide emissions at existing government office buildings.


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               The call is open to all organisations as well as individual companies or consortia.

               The competition is worth a total of £2.75 million, with TSB contributing £1m and
               DECC contributing £1.75m.

                      Closing date 19 Apr 10
                      Deadline information Deadline: 12 noon, 19 April 2010
                      Date posted 24 Feb 10
                      Award type Research calls for business, Directed grants to institutions,
               research groups etc
                      Award budget total £2750000
                      Website Link
                      Application form Link


Department of Health including NIHR
Public Health Research Programme – Researcher-Led Call for Proposals
                      The Department of Health's National Institute for Health Research invites
               applications for its public health research programme - researcher-led call for
               proposals. The aim of the programme is to evaluate public health interventions,
               providing new knowledge on the benefits, costs, acceptability and wider impacts on
               non-NHS interventions intended to improve the health of the public and reduce
               inequalities in health. The main focus of the programme's evaluation of public health
               interventions will be on effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. However, broader
               impact, as well as acceptability to the target community and wider society, are also
               important to the impact and sustainability of public health programmes, and, where
               relevant, will also be investigated. Applications to the programme will include both
               primary and evidence synthesis.

               Researchers in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are eligible to apply.

                       Closing date 10 May 10
                       Deadline information Deadline: 1pm, 10 May 2010
                       Award type Directed grants for individual investigators, Directed grants to
               institutions, research groups etc, Networking/collaboration

Web link: http://www.phr.ac.uk/fundingopportunities/researcher_led.asp


Department of Health including NIHR
Health Technology Assessment Programme – Standard Calls
                      The Department of Health's National Institute for Health Research invites
               proposals under its health technology assessment programme. Outline proposals
               are sought for primary research in the following areas:

               •09/161 long-term outcomes of NHS stop smoking services;

               •09/162 promoting sustained increase in physical activity to prevent type 2
               diabetes;


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               •09/163 diagnosis of meniscus tears;

               •09/164 interventions to promote the uptake of cervical screening;

               •09/165 self-management education for adults with poorly controlled epilepsy;

               •09/166 management of otitis media in children with Down syndrome;

               •09/167 management of otitis media in children with cleft palate;

               •09/168 adenoidectomy and grommets in children;

               •09/169 social stories to reduce challenging behaviour for school aged children with
               autism spectrum disorders.

                       Closing date 01 Apr 10
                       Deadline information Deadline: 1pm, 1 April 2010
                       Award type Directed grants for individual investigators, Directed grants to
               institutions, research groups etc

Web link: http://www.hta.ac.uk/funding/standardcalls/topics.shtml


Department of Health including NIHR
Research for Patient Benefit Programme
                      The Department of Health invites proposals under its research for patient
               benefit programme. The scheme aims to provide high quality research that will be of
               direct benefit to users of the NHS in England. RFPB supports research work which is
               related to the day-to-day practice of health service staff. Projects are likely to fall
               into the areas of health service research and public health research. Specifically,
               projects should:

               •study the provision and use of NHS services;

               •evaluate the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of interventions;

               •examine whether alternative means for providing healthcare would be more
               beneficial in terms of cost and effectiveness;

               •formally scrutinise innovations and developments.

               All NHS organisations and other providers of NHS services in England are eligible to
               apply.

               Project grants will last up to 36 months, with a total maximum cost of £250,000
               including overheads.

                     Closing date 09 Apr 10
                     Deadline information Deadline: registrations of intention 5pm, 9 April and
               13 August; applications 5pm, 21 May and 24 September 2010

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                      Award type Directed grants to institutions, research groups etc
                      Award amount max £250000


Economic and Social Research Council
UK-India Scholar Exchanges
                      The Economic and Social Research Council and Indian Council for Social
               Science Research invite applications for the India-UK scholar exchanges programme.
               The purpose of the scheme is to strengthen the quality and potential of research in
               both countries by building greater research interaction. The scheme is aimed at
               established scholars in either country to undertake clearly specified research
               collaborations between India and UK.

               The programme is open to research organisations, including universities and
               research institutes. Scholars must be ordinarily resident in the appropriate country
               and employed, with an appointment of at least three years, in a research or
               academic position in a recognised research organisation in that country. They must
               also hold a PhD or equivalent qualification, and have held this for at least three years
               by April 2010.

               Funding will be available for academic visits of one to three months.

                      Closing date 13 Apr 10
                      Deadline information Deadline: 4pm, 13 April 2010
                      Award type Hosting visits, Networking/collaboration

Web link: http://www.esrc.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/opportunities/international/esrc-icssr.aspx

Key points of the scheme: http://www.esrc.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/Images/ESRC-
ICSSR%20scholar%20exchanges%202010_%20Key%20points%20final2_tcm6-35904.pdf


Economic and Social Research Council
ESRC-Austrian Collaborative Projects

                      The Economic and Social Research Council and the Austrian Science Fund
               announce a bilateral agreement to facilitate collaborations between social scientists
               in the UK and Austria. Proposals may be submitted in any area of the social sciences
               within the remit of both agencies. The scheme provides funding for small grants and
               standard research grants. Small grants applications may only be made if the total
               costs for the entire collaborative project (ie both UK and Austrian components) are
               under £100,000.
                      Closing date ---
                      Deadline information ---
                      Award type Directed grants to institutions, research groups etc

Web link:
http://www.esrcsocietytoday.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/opportunities/international/AustriaBi-
laterals.aspx


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Economic and Social Research Council
Postdoctoral Fellowships in Macroeconomics
                       The Economic and Social Research Council invites applications for its
               postdoctoral fellowships in macroeconomics. These provide opportunities at the
               early stages of a research career in order to attract talented individuals into
               academia and build vital research capacity in applied macroeconomics. Proposals
               should focus on evidence-based, policy-relevant and decision-focused
               macroeconomics and finance research.

               Candidates should have no more than three years active postdoctoral experience at
               the start date of the award.

               Fellowships last for two years and include salary.

                      Award type Mid-Career fellowships

Web link:
http://www.esrcsocietytoday.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/opportunities/current_funding_opportunities/
macroeconomics.aspx


Economic and Social Research Council
Mid-Career Development Fellowships
                       The Economic and Social Research Council invites applications for its mid-
               career development fellowships. These enable outstanding researchers to undertake
               substantive re-skilling or knowledge development, and to allow applicants to
               develop new methodological approaches to their research or engage with new
               substantive areas of knowledge. For applicants currently based in professional
               practice, fellowships provide a conversion route into academia, including the
               opportunity to complete a PhD if required. The scheme is open to all social science
               disciplines and interdisciplinary research is particularly encouraged.

               Fellowships are available to individuals with between five and 15 years of active
               postdoctoral or equivalent experience at the start of the award. Awards are made
               for a known person based on their research potential or their track record of
               excellence in research, rather than for a team of people.

               Awards will be made for two years and, in exceptional circumstances, for three
               years.

                      Closing date ---
                      Deadline information ---
                      Date posted 19 Feb 10
                      Award type Mid-Career fellowships, Directed grants for individual
               investigators
                      Website Link


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                       Application form Link


Economic and Social Research Council
Research Grant Linked Studentships
                        The Economic and Social Research Council invites applications for research
                grant linked studentships (+3 or 1+3 awards). These may be requested on any
                research application, with the exception of small grants and postdoctoral
                fellowships. Linked studentships are designed to add value to the proposed research
                outlined in the application, whilst providing a clear opportunity for a distinct and
                independent course of enquiry for the student. Through being embedded with a
                high quality research team, they should offer the student an opportunity to both
                develop their substantive research skills, alongside broader professional
                development. Linked studentships must not be displacement for normal research
                support required on the grant. Applications must fulfil the following requirements:

                •the grant applied for is for three years or more;

                •the principal or co-investigators are approved to act as primary supervisors for PhD
                students;

                •the students will be located in an ESRC recognised outlet for training, following the
                normal programme of training for such students.

                Up to three studentships can be applied for on any single application. Awards do not
                fall under full economic costing rules. Grants will therefore meet the full 100 per
                cent cost of the normal provision.

                       Closing date ---
                       Deadline information ---
                       Date posted 18 Feb 10
                       Award type Studentship allocations
                       Applications per institution 3
                       Website Link


Economic and Social Research Council
Open Research Area in Europe for the Social Sciences
An agreement between the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR France), Deutsche
Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG Germany), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC UK) and
the Nederlands Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO Netherlands).
In order to strengthen European cooperation in the field of social sciences, wishing to fund high
quality scientific research within their own countries, and conscious that some of the best research
can be delivered by working with the best researchers internationally, ANR, DFG, ESRC and NWO are
launching a common call for proposals in order to fund the best joint research projects in social
sciences. The scheme will provide for the funding of integrated projects by researchers coming from
more than one of the four participating countries - in any combination of two or more countries,
except French-German bilateral proposals, which should be submitted to the ANR-DFG scheme in
the Social Sciences and Humanities. The partner organisations will conduct a co-ordinated peer

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review and a single common selection process. Funding will be distributed among the partners
according to the place of work of the researchers, and generally according to the funding rules of
each individual agency with some exceptions detailed in the guidance.
               Closing date: 13th April 2010
               Website:
                http://www.esrc.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/opportunities/international/ora.aspx#0


Economic and Social Research Council
Placement Fellows Scheme
                       The Economic and Social Research Council invites applications for its
                placement fellows scheme funded in partnership with the host partner
                organisation, ie a government or devolved administration department. The
                programme allows social scientists to spend time in such a department in order to
                undertake policy-relevant research and to upgrade the research skills of partner
                organisation employees.

                The fellowship will be taken up by those in early mid-career, that is, those having
                been involved in research for five to 10 years after completing their PhD.

                Fellowships last between three months to one year.

                       Award type Mid-Career fellowships

Web link: http://www.esrcsocietytoday.ac.uk/ESRCInfocentre/opportunities/placement/


Economic History Society
Initiatives and Conference Fund
                        The Economic History Society invites applications under its initiatives and
                conference fund. This fund is designed to encourage otherwise unfunded
                workshops, special meetings and other initiatives in economic and social history.
                Activities which might encourage wider participation in the society, in research, or
                which might generate articles for submission to the leading journals will be
                particularly eligible for support.
                        It is expected that successful applicants will be, or will become, members of
                the society.
                        Grants are worth up to £2,000.
                        Closing date 01 May 10
                        Deadline information Deadlines on: 1 February 2010, 1 May 2010, 1 August
                2010, 1 November 2010, and repeated annually.
                        Date posted 19 Feb 10
                        Award type Hosting conferences
                        Award amount max £2000
                        Website Link
                        Application form Link




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Embassy of the Republic of Poland in London
Short-term study visit grants
                     The Embassy of the Republic of Poland in London invites applications for its
             short-term study visit grants. These support UK academics and other professionals
             wishing to establish new contacts, develop programmes of joint research, exchange
             scientific information or gather material for their academic research. Each visit
             normally lasts from one week to one month. The age limit for applicants is 50 years.
             Candidates should be experienced academics in their professional field.

             The grant will provide internal travel costs related to the visitor’s itinerary plus
             accommodation and per diem for subsistence, or a lump sum award in aid.

                    Deadline information Deadline: applictions should be submitted no later
             than 12 weeks prior to the proposed activity
                    Award type Travel for research purposes, Grants - undirected
                    Website Link
                    Application form Link


Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Railway Capacity: Overcoming the constraints caused by nodes (stations
and junctions) on the rail network
                    The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the Department for
             Transport and the Rail Safety and Standards Board invite applications for their
             railway capacity: overcoming the constraints caused by nodes (stations and
             junctions) on the rail network scheme. The scheme aims to: establish a small
             number of cross-disciplinary consortia to conduct research into novel approaches to
             overcome the capacity constraints of stations and junctions; and to promote greater
             engagement and knowledge exchange between the rail industry and researchers in
             academia, including academics not traditionally associated with the rail industry.
             The output of this research should help assess the extent of capacity enhancement
             possible through innovative changes to nodes and the most promising technical
             approaches to implement such changes.

             Three broad types of approach are envisaged, namely:

             •technological focus, addressing the design and engineering challenges;

             •operational focus, addressing the principles and rules by which the railway is
             operated;

             •modelling focus, addressing the railway as a complex nodal network through which
             traffic has to be moved.

             Up to £1 million is available.

                    Closing date 14 Apr 10
                    Deadline information Deadline: 4pm, 14 April 2010
                    Date posted 19 Feb 10

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                           Award type Technology innovation/development, Directed grants to
                   institutions, research groups etc, Academic-Industry links, Networking/collaboration
                           Award budget total £1000000
                           Website Link
                           Application form Link


European Research Council
ERC Advanced Investigators Grant
The ERC Advanced Investigator Grant (ERC Advanced Grant) funding scheme complements the ERC
Starting Grant funding scheme by targeting researchers who have already established themselves as
independent research leaders in their own right. ERC Advanced Grants allow exceptional established
research leaders in any field of science, engineering and scholarship to pursue frontier research of
their choice.

They aim to encourage risk-taking and interdisciplinarity, and supports pioneering frontier research
projects.

         Research proposal: pioneering frontier research in any field of science, engineering and
            scholarship
         Principal Investigator: candidates can be of any nationality, must be scientifically
            independent and have a recent research track-record and profile which identifies them as
            leaders in their respective field(s) of research
         Host organisation: legally recognised public or private research organisation situated in an
            EU Member State or an Associated Country. The Associated Countries are Albania, Bosnia
            and Herzegovina, Croatia, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, FYR of Macedonia, Norway,
            Republic of Montenegro, Serbia, Switzerland, and Turkey.
         Funding: up to € 3.5 M per grant (normally up to € 2.5 M)

         Duration: up to 5 years

         Calls for proposals: published annually in autumn with deadlines in spring

         Closing date: 7th April 2010
         Website: http://erc.europa.eu/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.display&topicID=66


European Science Foundation
European Collaborative Projects in the Social Sciences (ECRP)
The ECRP scheme is designed to promote multinational research collaboration in the social sciences
by facilitating academic cooperation and pooling of expertise in Europe and beyond. The scheme
offers the opportunity to carry out investigator-driven multinational research projects on any topic
in the social sciences which demands international research collaboration. ECRP applications must
involve researchers in a minimum of three participating countries. The combination of countries in
any project must be scientifically justified. Projects need not be exclusively European in their focus.

         Closing date: 10 March 2010



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     Website: http://www.esf.org/activities/eurocores/running-programmes/ecrp/ecrp-vi-2010-
      call-for-proposals.html




Feminist Review Trust
Research Grants
                     The Feminist Review Trust invites applicants for its research grants
             programme. The trust will award up to £10,000 for research and study into the
             social, economic and legal position of women in society and for the dissemination of
             the results of such research and study. Awards may support the following activities:

             •hard to fund projects;

             •pump priming activities;

             •interventionist projects which support feminist values;

             •training and development projects;

             •one off events;

             •dissemination;

             •core funding;

             •other projects.

             The trust is unable to support MA, MSc or PhD students, except scholars from
             developing economies in exceptional circumstances.

                    Closing date 31 May 10
                    Deadline information Deadlines on: 31 January 2010, 31 May 2010, 30
             September 2010, and repeated annually.
                    Date posted 18 Feb 10
                    Award type Hosting conferences, Directed grants for individual
             investigators, Directed grants to institutions, research groups etc, Publish, edit,
             translate, disseminate
                    Award amount max £10000
                    Applications per institution 1
                    Website Link
                    Application form Link




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Fulbright Commission
Fulbright-Robertson Visiting Professor in British History
                     The Fulbright Commission invites applications for the Robertson visiting
             professorship in British history. The fellowship enables a British historian to become
             a visiting professor at Westminster College in Missouri.

             Applications are welcome from UK citizens who hold a PhD and have at least one
             year's experience of lecturing to undergraduate students. The award is worth
             $52,500 and provides a significant travel budget, along with other benefits.

                    Closing date 31 May 10
                    Date posted 26 Feb 09
                    Award type Mid-Career fellowships, Senior fellowships
                    Award amount max $52500
                    Website Link
                    Application form Link


Fulbright Commission
Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Awards
                    The Fulbright Commission invites applications for its distinguished scholar
             awards. The scheme enables professionals or academics to undertake lecturing or
             research in the US for a period of three to 10 months.

             Applicants must be UK citizens and hold, or expect to obtain, a PhD or equivalent
             professional training or experience before departure. Awards provide $3,750 per
             month for fees and costs.

                    Closing date 31 May 10
                    Date posted 26 Feb 09
                    Award type Mid-Career fellowships, Travel for research purposes, Grants -
             undirected
                    Award amount max $37500
                    Website Link
                    Application form Link


Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences
Visitor Programme
                      The Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences invites applications
             for its visitor programme. This aims to bring together mathematical scientists from
             UK universities and leading experts from overseas for research on specialised topics
             in all branches of the mathematical sciences from pure mathematics, applied
             mathematics and statistics, to theoretical aspects of any discipline.
                      Closing date 31 Jul 10
                      Deadline information Deadlines on: 31 January 2010, 31 July 2010, and
             repeated annually.
                      Date posted 16 Feb 10


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                     Award type Hosting visits, Hosting conferences
                     Website Link
                     Application form Link


Institution of Occupational Safety and Health
Research and Development Fund
                      The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health invites applications for its
              research and development fund. Projects should address and contribute to the IOSH
              principle of a world of work which is safe, healthy and sustainable through critical
              reviews or investigative projects. Successful applications are likely to use well-
              validated methods of either quantitative or qualitative research to address clearly
              defined research questions.
                      Closing date 19 Mar 10
                      Award type Directed grants for individual investigators, Directed grants to
              institutions, research groups etc

Web link:
http://www.iosh.co.uk/information_and_resources/research_and_development/research_fund/call
_for_bids.aspx


Joint Information Systems Committee
Invitation to Tender: Promoting Researcher Engagement with Web
Archives
                     The Joint Information Systems Committee invites tenders to undertake a
              study that describes and examines the current provision of tools, services and
              processes that enable researchers from a variety of academic, cultural and
              commercial domains to effectively engage with, and exploit, the value of web
              archives. The dual aim of the work is to promote the use of web archives to
              researchers and to examine where future funding might usefully be directed in order
              to most effectively augment the value of web archives for this diverse user
              community. Total funding of up to £30,000 is available for this work.
                     Closing date 23 Mar 10
                     Deadline information Deadline: 12 noon, 23 March 2010
                     Date posted 26 Feb 10
                     Award type Tenders
                     Award budget total £30000
                     Website Link


Joint Information Systems Committee
Invitation to Tender: Programme and Document Repository Business
Process and Repository Metadata Definition
                      The Joint Information Systems Committee has issued an invitation to tender
              for programme and document repository business process and repository metadata
              definition. The project should:



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               •analyse the current business processes that will be affected by the introduction of
               a JISC repository, and identify what revised or new business processes are required
               to successfully embed the use of the JISC repository into JISC business processes;

               •identify the required metadata to be captured by the JISC repository with deposits,
               in order to distinguish between mandatory and optional metadata and identify the
               metadata structure required for the JISC repository implementation.

               Funding is worth between £20,000 and £75,000.

                      Closing date 19 Mar 10
                      Deadline information Deadline: 12 noon, 19 March 2010
                      Date posted 19 Feb 10
                      Award type Research calls for business, Tenders
                      Award amount max £75000
                      Website Link


London Mathematical Society
International Short Visits – Collaboration with Africa
                       The London Mathematical Society invites applications for its international
               short visits scheme. The aim is to provide a grant to a mathematician within the UK
               to support a visit for collaborative research either to or from a country in Africa, or
               countries in which mathematics is in a similar position. Any mathematician working
               in the UK is eligible to apply for a grant, but if the applicant is not a member of the
               society then the application must be supported by a member.

               For visits to Britain the maximum grant shall be £2,100, including £1,400 for
               accommodation and subsistence and up to £50 per day for for actual
               accommodation and subsistence. For visits from Britain the maximum grant is
               £1,300.

                    Closing date 15 May 10
                    Deadline information Deadlines on: 31 January 2010, 15 May 2010, 15
               September 2010, and repeated annually.
                    Award type Hosting visits, Travel for research purposes,
               Networking/collaboration
                    Award amount max £2100

Web link: http://www.lms.ac.uk/grants/scheme5.html


London Mathematical Society
Conference Grants
                      The London Mathematical Society invites applications for its conference
               grants. These grants are for organisers of mathematical conferences to be held in
               the UK. The current upper limit for grants is £6,000. This normally covers support
               for:



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               •the principal speakers (up to £4,000);

               •research students (up to £1,000);

               •participants from the international short visits scheme or from the former Soviet
               Union (up to £1,000).

               Any mathematician working in the UK is eligible to apply for a grant, but if the
               applicant is not a member of the society then the application must be countersigned
               by a member who is prepared to support the proposal.

                    Closing date 15 May 10
                    Deadline information Deadlines on: 31 January 2010, 15 May 2010, 15
               September 2010, and repeated annually.
                    Award type Hosting conferences
                    Award amount max £6000

Web link: http://www.lms.ac.uk/grants/scheme1.html


London Mathematical Society
Connectivity Grants
                       The London Mathematical Society invites applications for its connectivity
               grants. These support potential new collaborations between mathematicians and
               non-mathematicians on new applications of mathematics. Preference will be given
               to novel areas of application. Grants of up to £500 are available under this scheme.
               Awards are open to mathematicians working in the UK. If none of the candidates is
               an LMS member then the application must be supported by a member of the
               society.
                       Closing date 31 May 10
                       Deadline information Deadlines on: 31 January 2010, 31 May 2010, 31
               August 2010, and repeated annually.
                       Award type Hosting conferences, Networking/collaboration
                       Award amount max £500

Web link: http://www.lms.ac.uk/grants/scheme6.html


London Mathematical Society
Collaborative Small Grants
                       The London Mathematical Society invites applications for its collaborative
               small grants. These support visits for collaborative research, either by the grantee to
               an institution in the UK or abroad, or by another mathematician to the home base of
               the grantee.

               Up to £600 is awarded for visits to or from abroad, and up to £300 for visits within
               the UK. Awards are open to mathematicians working in the UK. If the applicant is not
               a society member, then the application must be supported by a member of the
               society.


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                 Closing date 15 May 10
                 Deadline information Deadlines on: 31 January 2010, 15 May 2010, 15
            September 2010, and repeated annually.
                 Date posted 18 Feb 10
                 Award type Hosting visits, Travel for research purposes,
            Networking/collaboration
                 Award amount max £600
                 Website Link
                 Application form Link




Ministry of Defence
DSTL Joint Grants Scheme with RCUK
                    The Ministry of Defence’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
            invites applications for its joint grants scheme in partnership with Research Councils
            UK. This is to part fund research with defence relevance. The scheme is open to
            researchers eligible to apply for research council funding.

            Grants will normally provide 50 per cent of the award (40 per cent of full economic
            cost) for proposals up to £500,000, and a percentage at DSTL's discretion for
            proposals above £500,000. The offer of an award is conditional on the relevant
            research council funding the remainder.

                    Award type Directed grants for individual investigators, Directed grants to
            institutions, research groups etc, Academic-Industry links
                    Website Link


Royal Economic Society
Conference Grant Scheme
                   The Royal Economic Society invites applications for its conference grants.
            These support members presenting a paper, or acting as a principal discussant at a
            conference. Preference will be given to: applicants who are new entrants to the
            profession; applications to attend at high-impact international conferences;
            candidates whose attendance cannot ordinarily be funded from other sources.

            Support of up to £500 is available per award.

                 Closing date 31 May 10
                 Deadline information Deadlines on: 31 January 2010, 31 May 2010, 30
            September 2010, and repeated annually.
                 Date posted 16 Feb 10
                 Award type Travel to conferences, meetings etc.
                 Award amount max £500
                 Website Link
                 Application form Link



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Royal Economic Society
Support for Small Academic Expenses
                       The Royal Economic Society invites applications for its support for small
               academic expenses scheme. This scheme supports members who require small sums
               for unexpected expenditures, such as travel expenses in connection with
               independent research work; the purchase of a piece of software; or expenses for a
               speaker at a conference being organised by the applicant’s university or institute.
               Preference will be given to initiatives: which are for the benefit of new entrants to
               the profession; or which cannot ordinarily be funded from other sources, such as
               existing research grants.

               Grants of up to £600 each are available under this scheme.

                     Closing date 31 May 10
                     Deadline information Deadlines on: 31 January 2010, 31 May 2010, 30
               September 2010, and repeated annually.
                     Date posted 16 Feb 10
                     Award type Hosting visits, Travel for research purposes, Equipment and
               materials
                     Award amount max £600
                     Website Link


Scottish Government
Visiting Fellowships
                        The Scottish Government's Chief Scientist Office invites applications for
               visiting research fellowships in public health and related areas. The purpose of the
               scheme is to bring experienced researchers to Scotland to encourage an exchange of
               ideas and to foster collaboration with researchers, practitioners and policy makers.
               Fellows will be expected to publish at least one significant paper based on their work
               during the period of the fellowship, and to present their work during the period of
               the fellowship, and to present their work to health department or health service
               audiences on at least one occasion.

               Institutions wishing to host a fellowship should apply on behalf of their candidate.
               Fellows are expected to work on a topic relevant to current health policy in Scotland.
               Candidates should currently hold a university, research or health service post and
               have a track record of high quality, recently published research related to the aims
               of the fellowship.

                      Award type Institutional development, Directed grants to institutions,
               research groups etc

Web link: http://www.cso.scot.nhs.uk/ApplyingForFunding/Visiting/VIntro.htm




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Society for Arabian Studies
Grants
                      The Society for Arabian Studies invites applications for its grants. These
                support research into the archaeology, history, culture and environment of the
                Arabian peninsula. Up to £500 is available.
                      Closing date 31 May 10
                      Deadline information Deadlines on: 31 May 2010, 31 October 2010, and
                repeated annually.
                      Date posted 18 Feb 10
                      Award type Directed grants for individual investigators
                      Award amount max £500
                      Website Link


University of Warwick Institute of Advanced Studies
European Frontiers Competition 2010
This is a new IAS programme, designed to facilitate meetings between Warwick researchers and
potential European partners and individuals with a view to information gathering, evolving new
programmes of research and/or research networks, and developing funding applications. It aims to
extend the frontiers of knowledge and communication with European partners and to build
international research capacity, and thus speaks directly to the objectives of Vision 2015. The
scheme will operate on the basis of a rolling deadline to be trialled up to the end of 2010. Principal
Investigators must be permanent (including probationary) members of academic staff, but the
involvement of postdoctoral researchers and/or postgraduates is encouraged.

       Closing date: rolling deadline up to the end of 2010
       Award amount: in the case of Commission visits, or other meetings in Europe, travel to
        Europe and associated costs will be covered to a maximum of £500 for individual visits and
        £2,500 for larger meetings
       Website:
        http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/ias/funding_opportunities/europfrontiers/




University of Warwick Institute of Advanced Studies
Speculative Lunches
The Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) is launching a series of ‘Speculative Lunches’ and welcomes
ideas for topics and themes. Speculative lunches are intended to offer a forum for informal
discussion, enabling Warwick staff to discuss research ideas at an early stage of formulation, with a
view to potentially establishing research collaborations around particular themes. The IAS will host
up to two of these ‘blue skies’ events each term around the table of the IAS seminar room in Milburn
House.

       Website:
        http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/ias/funding_opportunities/speclunch/
       Further information: Please contact the IAS Director, Hilary Marland, with potential ideas
        for hosting a ‘Speculative Lunch’: hilary.marland@warwick.ac.uk.



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Wellcome Trust
Capital Funding to support Public Engagement and Medical History
                    The Wellcome Trust invites preliminary applications for its capital funding to
            support public engagement and medical history. This scheme provides capital
            funding for large-scale projects that support public engagement and/or medical
            history. Awards made will normally be over £200,000. Proposals will be considered
            for the funding of building, refurbishment and capital projects.

            The following types of project will be funded:

            •projects that enhance public engagement with biomedical science related to
            museums, involving a building or collection housed within it - projects should
            normally involve collections of national or international significance or focus on
            buildings or sites of outstanding medical interest;

            •projects involving the renewal, replacement or redevelopment of an exhibition
            space - such projects should normally present science and technology exhibitions to
            the public, have been in existence for at least one year and attract a minimum of
            30,000 visitors per annum;

            •other significant capital projects involving public-engagement activity.

            Projects will normally be based in the UK or Republic of Ireland. Projects should
            normally involve the commitment of funding from other sources (charitable, private
            or government) or significant direct input from the body running the collection or
            site or the host institution.

                     Closing date 28 May 10
                     Deadline information Deadline: preliminary applications 28 May 2010 This
            call is repeated once a year.
                     Date posted 24 Feb 10
                     Award type General operating support, Buildings
            (renovation/refurbishment), Directed grants to institutions, research groups etc,
            Equipment and materials
                     Website Link




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