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					RESEARCH GRANT OPPORTUNITIES
For further information, click on the funding body to go to the summary below, or go direct to the
individual scheme website.

For FP7 and other EU funding, contact the EU Funding Office.

AHRC
Responsive mode schemes
 Research grants: standard route; route for early career researchers; route for speculative research
    http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/FundingOpportunities/Pages/RG-StandardRoute.aspx                   No deadlines
    http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/FundingOpportunities/Pages/RG-EarlyCareers.aspx
    http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/FundingOpportunities/Pages/RG-SpeculativeResearch.aspx
   Knowledge Transfer Fellowship Scheme                                                       Deadline
    http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/FundingOpportunities/Pages/KTFellowshipScheme.aspx
   Research Leave Scheme                                                                     Deadline
    http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/FundingOpportunities/Pages/ResearchLeave.aspx
    This will be the last round of this scheme. It will be replaced by a new flexible Fellowship Scheme, with a route for
    early career researchers, which will be announced on www.ahrc.ac.uk on 29.1.2009. The scheme will have a rolling
    open deadline; the first applications will be accepted from 1 September 2009
   Research Networking                                                                            No formal deadline
    http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/FundingOpportunities/Pages/ResearchNetworking.aspx
   Research Grants – practice-led and applied route                               No formal deadline
    http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/FundingOpportunities/Pages/RG-PracticeLedandApplied.aspx
   Knowledge Catalyst Scheme                                                     No formal deadline
    http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/FundingOpportunities/Pages/KnowledgeCatalystScheme.aspx
   Religion and Society Small Grants                                      Deadline
    http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/FundingOpportunities/Pages/ReligionandSociety-SmallGrants.aspx
   Beyond text - small research grants                                    Deadline
    http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/FundingOpportunities/Pages/Beyond%20Text-smallgrants.aspx
   Lifelong health and wellbeing - collaborative grants and collaborative development networks
    See MRC
   Collaborative Research Projects
    See HERA

ALEXANDER_VON_HUMBOLDT_FOUNDATION
   Wilhelm Bessel research awards                                                                         No deadline
    http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/pls/web/wt_show.text_page?p_text_id=5339

AMERICAN_FOUNDATION_FOR_SUICIDE_PREVENTION
   Pilot grants for suicide prevention research                                             Deadline
    http://www.rdfunding.org.uk/Queries/ListGrantDetails.asp?GrantID=4680
   Postdoctoral research fellowships                                       Deadline
    http://www.afsp.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.viewpage&page_id=0535FDA2-FA7D-AAE8-
    D7A9A6BCFFE3574B

BBSRC
   Collaborative scheme for systematics research                                         Deadline
    http://www.systass.org/awards/cosyst.shtml

   Responsive Research Grants                   Deadline
    http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/funding/apply/deadlines.html


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BRITISH_ACADEMY
   Conference Support Scheme                                                           Deadline
    www.britac.ac.uk/funding/guide/confs.html
   Overseas Conference Grant Scheme                                                     Deadline
    www.britac.ac.uk/funding/guide/ocg.html
   Small Research Grants                                                              Deadline
    www.britac.ac.uk/funding/guide/srg.html
   British Academy/Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
         o JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships               Deadlines: 30 September, 15 January, 15 April annually
         o JSPS Invitation Fellowship Programme JSPS website.
    http://www.britac.ac.uk/funding/guide/intl/japan.cfm
   Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities grants Deadline: 15 January, 15 April, 30 September annually
    http://www.britac.ac.uk/funding/guide/intl/israel.cfm
   Maison des Sciences de l’Homme awards               Deadline: 15 January, 15 April, 30 September annually
    http://www.britac.ac.uk/funding/guide/intl/francejp.cfm
   Sino-British fellowship trust                                  Deadline
    http://www.britac.ac.uk/funding/guide/intl/sbftnfa.cfm
   Research Awards: South East Asian Studies                     Deadline: 31 August and 31 December annually
    http://www.britac.ac.uk/institutes/cseas/

BRITISH_COUNCIL
   International Strategic Partnerships in Research and Education Programme (Inspire)
        o Exploratory partnership grants                                            Deadline
             http://www.britishcouncil.org/learning-support-uk-providers-inspire.htm
        o Science networking development scheme                                                     No deadline
             http://www.britishcouncil.org/israel-science-networking-development-scheme.htm
   Academic research collaborations (with Germany)                                Deadline
    http://www.britishcouncil.de/e/science/guide.htm

BRITISH_ECOLOGICAL_SOCIETY
 Workshop grants                                                  Deadline: 1 May and 1 October annually
    http://www.britishecologicalsociety.org/articles/grants/runmeetings/#meeting_sponsorship

BRITISH_OCCUPATIONAL_HEALTH_RESEARCH FOUNDATION
   Research Project Grants                                                             Deadline
    http://www.bohrf.org.uk/content/app_grnt.html

BRITISH_TELECOMMUNICATIONS
   Short-term fellowship scheme                                                 Deadline
    http://www.btplc.com/Careercentre/Researchfellowships/Researchfellowship.htm

BUPA_FOUNDATION_UK
Specialist grants                                                                   Deadline
http://www.bupafoundation.com/asp/specialist/this_years_theme.asp

CENTER_FOR_THE_ADVANCED_STUDY_OF_THE_VISUAL ARTS
   Visiting senior fellowship program                                                Deadline:
    http://www.nga.gov/resources/casvavissen.shtm

COMPANY_OF_BIOLOGISTS_UK
   Travelling fellowship: experimental biology              Deadline: 30 April, 31 August,31 December annually
    http://jeb.biologists.org/misc/fellowships.shtml


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     Travelling fellowship: developmental biology       Deadline: 30 April, 31 August, 31 December annually
      http://dev.biologists.org/misc/fellowships.shtml

DAIWA_ANGLO_JAPANESE_FOUNDATION
For the following, see http://www.dajf.org.uk/page_e.asp?Section=Grants&ID=75
  Royal Society Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation Joint Grants Deadlines 31 March and 30 September
     Daiwa Foundation Small Grants                                   Deadlines 31 March and 30 September
     Special Project Grants                                          No deadline
     Daiwa Foundation Awards                                      Deadlines 31 March and 30 September
      The Royal Society-Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation Joint Project Grants

DEFRA
     Renewable materials Link programme Deadline
      http://defrafarmingandfoodscience.csl.gov.uk/linkprogrammeoverview.cfm
     Darwin fellowships                                                        Deadline
      http://darwin.defra.gov.uk/apply/fellowships/
     Darwin scoping awards                                                      Deadline
      http://darwin.defra.gov.uk/apply/scoping/

ESF
     Mediterranean climate variability and predictability programme
          o Exchange grants                                        Deadline: 15 March, 15 September annually
          o Short visit grants
       http://www.esf.org/activities/research-networking-programmes/life-earth-and-environmental-sciences-
       lesc/current-esf-research-networking-programmes-in-life-earth-and-environmental-
       sciences/mediterranean-climate-variability-and-predictability-medclivar.html

ESRC

     Research Grants Scheme                                          Applications may be made at any time
      http://www.esrcsocietytoday.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/opportunities/current_funding_opportunities/research
      /index.aspx?ComponentId=11696&SourcePageId=5964
     Professorial Fellowship Scheme                                       Deadline
      http://www.esrcsocietytoday.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/opportunities/professorial/fellowships/index.aspx?Co
      mponentId=16295&SourcePageId=5964#0
     Mid Career Development Fellowships Scheme                            Applications accepted at any time
      http://www.esrc.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/opportunities/postgraduate/fundingopportunities/MCDFs.aspx?Co
      mponentId=26757&SourcePageId=24825
     Post-Doctoral Fellowships                                            Applications accepted at any time
      http://www.esrcsocietytoday.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/opportunities/earlycareer/postdocfellowships/index.a
      spx?ComponentId=5111&SourcePageId=5964
     Placement Fellows Scheme                                            Applications accepted at any time
      http://www.esrcsocietytoday.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/opportunities/current_funding_opportunities/placeme
      nt_fellows_scheme.aspx?ComponentId=13304&SourcePageId=25404
     ESRC sponsored Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
      http://www.esrcsocietytoday.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/opportunities/jointfunding/business/index2.aspx?Co
      mponentId=4699&SourcePageId=5964
     International Funding Opportunities: Bilateral Agreements         Deadline varies with partner country
      http://www.esrcsocietytoday.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/opportunities/international/BilateralAgreements.aspx
      ?ComponentId=12535&SourcePageId=5964

EUROPEAN_UNIVERSITY_INSTITUTE
     Fernand Braudel senior fellowships                  Deadline: 30 March and 30 September annually
      http://www.eui.eu/HEC/People/Fellows/FernandBraudelSeniorFellows.shtml


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EXPERIMENTAL_PSYCHOLOGY_SOCIETY
  Research Workshops                  Deadline: 1 March, 1 June, 1 September and 1 December annually
   http://www.eps.ac.uk/grants/wkshops.html
    Study visits Programme                                    Deadline: 1 March and 1 September annually
     http://www.eps.ac.uk/grants/studyvis.html

FEMINIST_REVIEW_TRUST
    Research support grants                          Deadlines 28 February, 31 May, 30 September annually
     http://www.feminist-review-trust.com/guidelines.htm

FOOD_STANDARDS_AGENCY
    The eatwell week - the application of eatwell plate advice to weekly food intake
                                                                              Deadline
     http://www.food.gov.uk/aboutus/how_we_work/procurement/resreq/eatwellplateadvice
    Cardio-metabolic health and carbohydrate systematic review       Deadline
     http://www.food.gov.uk/aboutus/how_we_work/procurement/resreq/cardiorev

FORD_FOUNDATION
     Foundation awards                                                                      No closing date
    http://www.fordfound.org/about

FRENCH_ASSOCIATION_OF_UNIVERSITY_WOMEN
    AFFDU grants                                                                Deadline
     http://www.affdu.fr/actions-venir.php

FULBRIGHT_COMMISSION
    Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Awards                                   Deadline
     http://www.fulbright.co.uk/awards/uk/scholars/scholarawards.html

GATES_FOUNDATION
    Global Health Program                                                                   Deadline: None
     http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Pages/home.aspx

GEOLOGISTS_ASSOCIATION
    Curry Fund                       Deadlines: 20 February, 20 May, 20 August and 20 November annually
     http://www.geologists.org.uk/awards.html

GREAT_BRTAIN_SASKAWA_FOUNDATION
    Small grants                                  Deadline
     http://www.gbsf.org.uk/activities/

HERA_JOINT_RESEARCH_PROGRAMME
    Collaborative Research Projects                                                 Deadline
     http://www.heranet.info/Default.aspx?ID=356

HEWLETT_PACKARD
    Project grants, studentships                                                           No closing dates
     http://www-uk.hpl.hp.com/

HOME_GROWN_CEREALS_AUTHORITY
    Research and development contracts: Cereals Research Deadlines
     http://www.hgca.com/content.output/42/42/Funding%20and%20Awards/Funding%20and%20Awards/Resear
     ch%20Contracts.mspx

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INSTITUTE_FOR_ADVANCED_STUDY_PRINCETON
   2010-2011 Fellowship Awards                                        Deadline
     www.sss.ias.edu/applications

INSTITUTE_OF_INTERNATIONAL_EDUCATION
   Scholar rescue fund fellowships                                                              No deadline
    http://www.scholarrescuefund.org/pages/intro.php

ISAAC_NEWTON_INSTITUTE_FOR_MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES
   Visitor Programme                                               Deadline: 31 January and 31 July annually
    http://www.newton.ac.uk/callprop.html

JAPAN_ENDOWMENT_COMMITTEE
   Small grants                                 Deadline: 15 April and 15 October annually
    http://www.bajs.org.uk/JFEC.html#DETAILS%20OF%20THE%20RESEARCH%20GRANT%20SCHEME

JISC
   JISC information environment/e-research                             Deadline
    http://www.jisc.ac.uk/fundingopportunities/funding_calls/2008/12/grant1208.aspx

JOSEPH_ROWNTREE_FOUNDATION
No current opportunities. http://www.jrf.org.uk/research-funding/

LEVERHULME_TRUST
   Major research fellowships in the humanities and social sciences
                                    Deadline
    http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/grants_awards/grants/major_research_fellowships/
   Visiting professorships                                               Deadline
    http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/grants_awards/grants/visiting_professorships/
   Emeritus Fellowships
    http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/grants_awards/grants/emeritus_fellowships/
   Early Career Fellowships
    http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/grants_awards/grants/early_career_fellowships/
   Research Project Grants
    http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/grants_awards/grants/research_project_grants/
   Philip Leverhulme prize
    http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/grants_awards/grants/philip_leverhulme_prizes/
   International Networks
    http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/grants_awards/grants/international_networks/I
   Training and Professional Development
    A - Bursaries and Scholarships
    B - Innovative Teaching Activity
    http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/grants_awards/grants/training_and_professional_development/
   Artists in Residence
    http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/grants_awards/grants/artists_in_residence/

LIBRARY_OF_CONGRESS
   Fellowship in health and spirituality                                             Deadline
    http://www.loc.gov/kluge



LINNEAN_SOCIETY
   Percy Sladen memorial fund grants                        Deadline: 30 January and 30 September annually
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         http://www.linnean.org/index.php?id=332

LONDON_MATHEMATICAL_SOCIETY
  Conference Grants                                   Deadline: 31 January, 15 May and 15 September annually
   http://www.lms.ac.uk/grants/scheme1.html
        Collaborative Small Grants                    Deadline: 31 January, 15 May and 15 September annually
         http://www.lms.ac.uk/grants/scheme4.html
        International short visits - collaboration with Africa
                                                            Deadline: 31 January, 15 May and 15 September annually
         http://www.lms.ac.uk/grants/scheme5.html

MARK_FITCH_FUND
        Research Awards                                                   Deadline: 1 March and 1 August annually
         http://ff.nfshost.com/

MODERN_HUMANITIES_RESEARCH_ASSOCIATION
        Publications fund                   Deadline: end of February, April, September and December annually
         http://mhra.org.uk/Funding/

MRC
        Open Link grants - neurosciences and mental health
                                                         Deadline
         http://www.mrc.ac.uk/ApplyingforaGrant/AvailableGrants/LINK/index.htm
        Lifelong health and wellbeing - collaborative grants                    Deadline
         http://www.mrc.ac.uk/ApplyingforaGrant/CallsForProposals/LLHW/index.htm
        Lifelong health and wellbeing - collaborative development networks      Deadline
         http://www.mrc.ac.uk/ApplyingforaGrant/CallsForProposals/LLHW/index.htm

NERC
        New Investigator research grants                                      Annual closing date: 1 February
         http://www.nerc.ac.uk/funding/available/researchgrants/typesofaward/newinvestigators.asp
        Knowledge Exchange projects                                              Deadline
         http://www.nerc.ac.uk/using/schemes/kecall.asp
        Standard research grants                                   Annual closing dates: 1 July and 1 December
         http://www.nerc.ac.uk/funding/available/researchgrants/typesofaward/standards.asp
        Flood risk from extreme events - knowledge exchange                            Deadline
         http://www.nerc.ac.uk/research/programmes/free/events/kecall.asp

NESTA
 Measuring Innovation in the UK                                             Deadline
   www.innovationindex.org.uk
        Access to finance in the creative industries                  Deadline
         http://www.nesta.org.uk/working-with-npru/#access

NETHERLANDS_INSTITUTE_OF_ADVANCED_STUDY IN THE HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
        Fellowships for scholars outside the Netherlands                                    Deadline
         http://www.nias.knaw.nl/en/fellowships/regular_fellowships/

NHS_ESTATES
       Physical environment research grants                  Deadline
        http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Managingyourorganisation/Estatesandfacilitiesmanagement/DH_4118973

NIHR

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   Evaluating innovations in integrating health and social care for adults and older people
    http://www.sdo.nihr.ac.uk/currentcalls.html            Deadline
   Research on primary care and community health services
    http://www.sdo.nihr.ac.uk/currentcalls.html        Deadline
   Programme Grants for Applied Research                Deadlinehttp://www.nihr-
    ccf.org.uk/site/docdatabase/programmegrants/default.cfm
   In-practice academic fellowships                                              Deadline
    http://www.nccrcd.nhs.uk/intetacatrain/inpracticefellowships2009

NUFFIELD_TRUST
   Social science small grants                                           Applications accepted at any time
    http://www.nuffieldfoundation.org/go/grants/smallgrants/page_123.html


OAK_FOUNDATION
   Grants                                                                   Applications accepted at any time
    http://www.oakfnd.org/guidelines.php

PHYSIOLOGICAL_SOCIETY
   Non-society symposia grants                                                         Deadline
    http://www.physoc.org/site/cms/contentChapterView.asp?chapter=91

QUATERNARY_RESEARCH_ASSOCIATION_UK
   Research Grants                                Deadline: 15 January, 15 May and 15 September annually
   Conference Fund                                Deadline: 15 January, 15 May and 15 September annually
    http://www.qra.org.uk/awards.htm

ROCKEFELLER_FOUNDATION
   Residency awards: Bellagio Programme                                          Deadline
    http://www.rockfound.org/bellagio/bellagio.shtml#r

ROTHSCHILD_FOUNDATION_EUROPE
   Grants for Academic Jewish Studies                                               Deadline
    http://www.rothschildfoundation.eu/grants/ajse/types.php

ROYAL_SOCIETY
   Industry fellowship scheme                                                       Deadline
    http://royalsociety.org/funding.asp?id=1125
   Joint Project programme.
    http://royalsociety.org/funding.asp?id=2344

SOCIETY_OF_ARCHITECTURAL_HISTORIANS OF GREAT BRITAIN
   Publication and Research Awards                            Deadline: 30 April and 31 October annually
    http://www.sahgb.org.uk/index.cfm/display_page/research_bursaries

SOCIETY_FOR_EDUCATION_MUSIC_AND_PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH
   Arnold Bentley new initiatives fund                                                Deadline
    http://www.sempre.org.uk/awards_bentley.html
   The Gerry Farrell Travelling Scholarships                                           Deadline
    http://www.sempre.org.uk/awards_farrell.html

WELLCOME_TRUST
   History of medicine public engagement awards

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                      Deadline
    http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Medical-humanities/Grants/History-of-medicine/Public-
    engagement/WTD003791.htm
   History of medicine project grants                Deadline
    http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Medical-humanities/Grants/History-of-medicine/Research-
    support/WTD003790.htm
   Engaging science: people awards                        Deadline
    http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Public-engagement/Grants/People-Awards/
   Engaging science: arts awards                   Deadline
    http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Public-engagement/Grants/Arts-Awards/index.htm

   Engaging Science – Society Awards                      Deadlines
    http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Public-engagement/Grants/Society-Awards/index.htm


AHRC
Before making an application to AHRC, you should read carefully the AHRC Funding Guide,
http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/FundingOpportunities/Documents/Research%20Funding%20Guide.pdf (new version
November 2008)

Knowledge Transfer Fellowship Scheme                                                     Deadline
The Knowledge Transfer Fellowship Scheme is designed to support academics to undertake a programme of
knowledge transfer activity in a flexible way. The knowledge transfer project should be planned around an
existing piece of arts or humanities research which has the potential to make a significant difference beyond
the world of academia. They may work either on their own or part of an academic team, to collaborate with,
and bring benefits to, non-academic orgainisations. The benefits gained by the non-academic body as a result
of research and the KT project may be of an economic nature and/or deliver social or cultural benefits. These
impacts may benefit the orgainisation itself or the audiences that they serve or represent. Researchers can
apply to work on the project on either a full time or part time basis for between 4 months and 3 years.
http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/FundingOpportunities/Pages/KTFellowshipScheme.aspx

Responsive mode schemes
Research grants: standard route; route for early career researchers; route for
speculative research                                                      No deadlines
The scheme is intended to support well-defined projects enabling individual researchers to collaborate with,
and bring benefits to, other individuals and organisations through the conduct of research. The following grant
routes are available to support projects of up to five years duration:

   standard route. Funding for projects ranges between £20,000 and £1 million full economic costs;
   route for early career researchers. Awards assist new researchers at the start of their careers in gaining
    experience of managing and leading research projects. Grants of £20,000 to £200,000 FEC are available
    under this route. Applicants must be within eight years of receiving their PhD or equivalent professional
    training, or within six years of their first academic appointment;
   route for speculative research. This provides funding in cases where the speculative nature of the work
    means that results are uncertain. Awards will range between £20,000 and £200,000 FEC.

All routes are open to academic and academic-related staff of UK-based and publicly-funded higher education
institutions and to AHRC recognised independent research organisations. Applicants should be actively
engaged in research and be of postdoctoral standing.
http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/FundingOpportunities/Pages/RG-StandardRoute.aspx
http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/FundingOpportunities/Pages/RG-EarlyCareers.aspx
http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/FundingOpportunities/Pages/RG-SpeculativeResearch.aspx

Research Leave                                                                   Deadline
The Research Leave scheme provides salary and associated costs for periods of three or four months, to
enable an individual researcher to complete a significant research project by the end of the award period. The
employing institution is expected to offer relief from teaching and other duties both in this period and an
equivalent period in the term or semester immediately preceding.


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The September 2008 round of the Research Leave Scheme has been cancelled. The next closing date will be
5 March 2009: you are eligible to apply for this round if the period of matching leave that is offered by your HEI
commences no later than the academic year 2009/2010. Notification of outcomes will occur in mid July 2009.
The first possible start date when the AHRC award period can commence in this round is September 2009.

This will be the last round of this scheme. It will be replaced by a new flexible Fellowship Scheme, with
a route for early career researchers, which will be announced on www.ahrc.ac.uk . The scheme will
have a rolling open deadline; the first applications will be accepted from 1 September 2009
http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/FundingOpportunities/Pages/ResearchLeave.aspx

Research Networking                                                                     No formal deadline
From 1 January 2009 the Research Networking Scheme replaces the Research Networks and Workshops
Scheme. The Research Networking scheme is designed to encourage and enable discussion and
development of ideas on a specified thematic area, issue or problem through, for example, new research
networks or running a short-term series of workshops, seminars or similar events.

Proposals with full economic costs of up to £30,000 full economic costs for a period of up to two years may be
submitted. An additional £15,000 full economic cost may be sought to cover the costs of any international
participants or activities in addition to the £30,000 fEC scheme limit. The costs for the additional £15,000 fEC
can only be those which can be directly attributable to international collaboration such as overseas travel and
subsistence, international calls and/or video conferencing. (The extra funds cannot be used to support costs
such as the additional PI or administrative support in the UK supporting the international collaboration).
http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/FundingOpportunities/Pages/ResearchNetworking.aspx

Research Grants – practice-led and applied route                                               No formal deadline
The Research Grants practice-led and applied route provides funding for research where practice is an
integral component; or where it is specifically undertaken with a view to generating outputs and outcomes with
a defined application beyond the education sector; and/or where it theorises contemporary practice in order to
then inform the Principal Investigator’s own individual practice. The proposed research must, therefore include
practice as an integral component (or theorise that practice), in relation to its research questions, issues
The AHRC expects practice-led research outputs to be accompanied by some form of documentation of the
research process, as well as some form of textual analysis or explanation to support its position and to
demonstrate critical reflection. You are advised to read Section C: Additional application criteria of the AHRC
Funding Guide for further details regarding the AHRC’s definition of practice-led and applied research.

Projects will be funded to a maximum of £20,000 full economic costs for a maximum duration of 12 months.
If you are seeking support for historical and theoretical approaches to humanities research for less than
£20,000 FEC, you should be aware that The British Academy (BA) supports a similar scheme supporting this
research (http://www.britac.ac.uk).
http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/FundingOpportunities/Pages/RG-PracticeLedandApplied.aspx

Knowledge Catalyst Scheme                                                                        no deadline
The Arts and Humanities Research Council invites applications from universities for its knowledge catalyst
scheme. This supports partnerships between universities and non-academic partners, such as businesses,
charities, not-for-profit organisations and some publicly funded bodies. The scheme aims to:

   exploit the research base in the arts and humanities for commercial or cultural gain;
   make such activities accessible to organisations for whom the knowledge partnership scheme is not
    appropriate.

The scheme works by identifying a project that will significantly enhance the operations of the non-academic
partner and by employing a recent graduate to work on the project, supported by an academic. Projects of
between three and 15 months can be supported, and the AHRC will fund 60 per cent of project costs.
http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/FundingOpportunities/Pages/KnowledgeCatalystScheme.aspx

Strategic Initiatives

Religion and Society Small Grants                                               Deadline
The Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Economic and Social Research Council invite applications
for small grants under their joint religion and society programme. The programme aims to explore the current
developments in the arts and humanities and social sciences communities, concerning questions of belief,
human culture, society and religion. This call is open across the full programme specification but the AHRC
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and ESRC are particularly keen to encourage proposals in the following specific areas:

•   meaning, defining and being;
•   religion, media and the arts;
•   texts, spaces, rituals and objects;
•   law, politics and the state.

Funding of between £20,000 and £100,000 full economic costs will be available to support projects from less
established as well as established senior scholars, and from those wishing to undertake small scale innovative
or short projects of up to one year. Up to eight grants will be supported under this call.
http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/FundingOpportunities/Pages/ReligionandSociety-SmallGrants.aspx

Beyond text - small research grants                                              Deadline
The Arts and Humanities Research Council is inviting proposals for small research grants under its beyond
text – performances, sound, images, objects programme. The programme aims to: explore the ways in which
communication is articulated, transmitted, received and controlled; enhance the connections between those
who make and preserve works, and those who study them.

Beyond text centres on five thematic, interdisciplinary areas: making and unmaking; performance,
improvisation and embodied knowledge; technology, innovation and tradition; mediations; transmission and
memory. These themes provide a framework to investigate the formation and transformations of
performances, sounds, images, and objects in a wide field of social, historical and geographical contexts,
tracing their reception, assimilation and adaptation across temporal and cultural boundaries.

Small grants in beyond text will support projects from less established as well as established senior scholars,
and from those wishing to undertake small scale innovative or short projects of up to 18 months. Funding for
projects will range between £20,000 and £150,000 full economic costs.
http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/FundingOpportunities/Pages/Beyond%20Text-smallgrants.aspx



ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT FOUNDATION

Wilhelm Bessel research awards                                                                   No deadline
These awards enable young foreign scientists and scholars from all disciplines who are already recognised as
outstanding researchers to conduct their research in Germany for six to 12 months, in cooperation with
German colleagues. Candidates must have obtained a doctoral degree within the past 12 years. The
maximum grant is 45,000 euros and 20 awards are available. Candidates must be nominated by researchers
working in Germany. Direct applications are not considered.

Deadline: applications are reviewed twice a year
http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/pls/web/wt_show.text_page?p_text_id=5339



AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION

Pilot grants for suicide prevention research                                             Deadline
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention invites applications for its pilot grants, which provide seed
money for new research projects. Grants support studies that aim to increase understanding of the causes of
suicide and factors related to suicide risk, or to test treatments and other interventions designed to prevent
suicide. Research may focus on a wide variety of disciplines, including psychiatry, medicine, psychology,
genetics, epidemiology, neurobiology, sociology, nursing and health services administration.

Funding of up to $20,000 is available over a period of one or two years
http://www.rdfunding.org.uk/Queries/ListGrantDetails.asp?GrantID=4680

Postdoctoral research fellowships                                                      Deadline
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention invites applicants for its postdoctoral research fellowships
program. The foundation seeks to encourage and support scientific research on suicide causation, prevention
and treatment, and hopes to increase understanding of the causes of suicide and factors related to suicide
risk, along with suicide prevention. Postdoctoral fellowships last for two years, and are awarded to
investigators who have received a PhD, MD or other doctoral degree within the preceding six years and have
not had more than three years of fellowship support. Fellows receive a progressive stipend of $42,000 in the
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first year and $46,000 in the second, with an institutional allowance of $6,000 per year. The total maximum
available is $100,000 over two years.
http://www.afsp.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.viewpage&page_id=0535FDA2-FA7D-AAE8-
D7A9A6BCFFE3574B



BBSRC

Collaborative scheme for systematics research                                       Deadline
The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, the Natural Environment Research Council and
the Linnean Society invite proposals under their collaborative scheme for systematics research. This is
designed to support preliminary collaborative research that will form the basis of novel responsive mode
proposals with a substantial systematics, phylogenetic or taxonomic component.

Applications must involve at least two UK-based researchers. Researchers from the same institution should
be from different scientific disciplines or departments. Applicants must be of senior postdoctoral status or
above, and at least one of the partners must be an established systematist or phylogeneticist. One researcher
will be nominated as the administrative lead for the project. This individual should be in full-time academic
employment within the UK and be eligible to hold a research council grant.

Grants will be in the range £2,000 to £20,000, with an indicative range of £5,000 to £10,000. Awards cover the
costs associated with acquisition of preliminary data, as well as costs for travel and subsistence associated
with laboratory exchanges.
http://www.systass.org/awards/cosyst.shtml

Responsive Research Grants                            Deadline
The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council invites applications for of up to £2 million full
economic cost value. Proposals should preferably address one of the priority areas identified by BBSRC’s
scientific committees. The committees' respective remits are:

       animal systems, health and wellbeing;
       plants, microbes, food and sustainability;
       technological and methodological development;
       molecules, cells and industrial biotechnology.

Higher education institutions and research council institutes for which the BBSRC has established a long term
involvement as major funder as part of the national research base may apply for research grants. Individual
applicants must be resident in the UK and hold an appointment which extends beyond the period of the
research grant at either an eligible higher education institute, research council institute or independent
research organisation at lecturer level or equivalent and above.

All applications must be costed on the basis of full economic costs. If a grant is awarded, the BBSRC will
provide funding at a rate of 80 per cent of FEC. Requests for funding of more than £2m FEC have to be
submitted via the responsive modes longer larger grants scheme.
http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/funding/apply/deadlines.html



BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY

Feldman graduate fellowship in sustainable international development
                                                                    Deadline
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University invites applications for the
Feldman graduate fellowship in sustainable international development. The fellowship will be awarded to an
early to mid-level career development professional interested in the field of integrated conservation and
development. Fellows will participate in an interdisciplinary study of development and project management
emphasizing poverty reduction, gender, human rights, and biodiversity conservation. The fellow will complete
a year-in-residence and then work at a field conservation site during the second year of the program.

The fellowship includes full tuition, fees, airfare and living expenses for the year-in-residence at Brandeis, and
airfare and all university fees for the second year fieldwork. Nominations are encouraged from international
and governmental development institutions and non-governmental organizations. Self-nominations are
accepted. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.
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http://heller.brandeis.edu/sid/programs_ma_admis_scholar.htm



BRITISH ACADEMY

Conference Support Scheme                                       Deadlines
A new call has also been issued for the Conference Support Scheme. The Academy wishes to promote the
dissemination of advanced research. Conference convenors may apply for any combination of the following:
(a) financial assistance, whether for bringing key speakers to the UK (or other location if the event is to be
held abroad), or for a wider range of expenses; (b) use of the British Academy as a venue (with the option of
some organisational assistance); (c) subsequent publication of proceedings by the Academy.
Details and application forms are available from www.britac.ac.uk/funding/guide/confs.html

Overseas Conference Grant Scheme                                Deadlines
The British Academy has also issued a new call for applications for the Overseas Conference Grant scheme.
Grants are available for the travel expenses of a scholar delivering a paper at a conference abroad, to the
value of £900.
Details and application forms are available from www.britac.ac.uk/funding/guide/ocg.html

Small Research Grants                                                                     Deadline
The British Academy has issued a new call for applications for the Small Research Grant scheme. Funds are
available to facilitate initial project planning and development; to support the direct costs of research; and to
enable the advancement of research through workshops, or visits by or to partner scholars. Grants are
tenable for up to two years.
The deadline for the Small Research Grants Scheme is 15 March 2009 for research commencing from July
2009 onwards. Details and application forms are available from www.britac.ac.uk/funding/guide/srg.html

British Academy/Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

  JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships                        Closing dates
In its capacity as foreign nominating authority, the British Academy is entitled to nominate up to three
candidates each year for JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships of 12-24 months. They are available to British
scholars who have received a doctoral degree within the past six years and whose research is in the
humanities and social sciences. Further details can be found on the JSPS website.

      JSPS Invitation Fellowship Programme
 This is a channel for senior scholars to make visits to Japan. Applications should be made directly to the JSPS
 by the Japanese hosts. For more information, see the JSPS website.
 http://www.britac.ac.uk/funding/guide/intl/japan.cfm

Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities grants
                                                  Deadline: 15 January, 15 April and 30 September each year
The British Academy has an agreement with the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities to support
research visits to Israel by senior British scholars. The British Academy pays return fares and the Israel
Academy provides a maintenance allowance and assistance with accommodation. Applicants must be UK
residents and conducting advanced research in the humanities and social sciences. The agreement offers
scope for a single visit of up to three months.
http://www.britac.ac.uk/funding/guide/intl/israel.cfm

Maison des Sciences de l’Homme awards
                                                   Deadline: 15 January, 15 April and 30 September annually
The British Academy has a special arrangement with the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme in Paris to support
research visits and participation in symposia and workshops. The scheme provides funding for UK scholars to
initiate a variety of scholarly exchange activities including: visits to France in order to participate in workshops
or symposia or to undertake research; invitations to French scholars so that they may attend seminars or
workshops or undertake research in the UK. Grants cover travel expenses to France by British scholars, or
maintenance, at a rate of £45 per day, for French visitors to the UK.
http://www.britac.ac.uk/funding/guide/intl/francejp.cfm

Sino-British fellowship trust                                    Deadline
The British Academy invites applications to its Sino-British fellowship trust for funds up to £7,500. Awards are
made to support individual or cooperative research projects at postdoctoral or equivalent level in the fields of
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the humanities and social sciences. The trust wishes to give preference to applications that will help to
achieve sustainable development in the problems arising from environmental issues and pollution.

Projects may be conducted in either Britain, China or both countries, and should involve person-to-person
contacts. Grants will cover travel and maintenance expenses associated with the following activities:

       British scholars wishing to visit China in connection with a project involving collaboration with Chinese
        colleagues;
       British scholars wishing to invite Chinese scholars to visit Britain in connection with a collaborative
        project;
       British scholars wishing both to visit China and to invite Chinese scholars to visit Britain in connection
        with a collaborative project;
       small workshops concerned with joint research on a collaborative project;
       both longer-term fellowships and short visits in connection with a larger project will be considered.

The principal applicant on the British side should normally be employed by or attached to a UK higher
education institution. All scholars associated with the project must be of postdoctoral status.
http://www.britac.ac.uk/funding/guide/intl/sbftnfa.cfm



BRITISH COUNCIL

International Strategic Partnerships in Research and Education Programme (Inspire)
The British Council invites applications for exploratory partnership grants under its International Strategic
Partnerships in Research and Education Programme (Inspire). Inspire helps institutions develop strategic
relationships abroad.

Exploratory partnership grants                                                       Deadline
Grants of up to £2,000 are available to support strategic partnership discussions between UK higher
education institutions and potential partner institution located in Bangladesh, Iran and Kazakhstan. Proposals
will be considered for travel programmes with clearly defined objectives and outcomes from the visits.
Preference will be given to those applicants seeking to establish partnerships in strategic areas of importance
which have been identified for each country. Visits may at this stage be exploratory, involving institutional
visits to several prospective partners, or may involve meeting with colleagues and visiting the premises of the
overseas partner. The proposed discussions between the UK HEI and the Central/South Asian HEI must
focus on developing a long-term strategic partnership.
http://www.britishcouncil.org/learning-support-uk-providers-inspire.htm

Science networking development scheme
                      No deadline: proposals should be received at least six months before the planned event
                      http://www.britishcouncil.org/israel-science-networking-development-scheme.htm

The British Council Israel and the International Scientific Relations Unit at the Ministry of Science, Culture and
Sport in Israel invite applications under their science networking development scheme. The scheme aims to
establish new collaboration and to encourage bilateral cooperation between practising scientists in the UK and
Israel. Proposals in the natural sciences, life sciences, and information technology are particularly
encouraged. In addition, consideration will be given to UK and Israeli proposals which:
•show potential for obtaining subsequent funding under the EU Framework programme;
•encourage participation of young scientists.

The SNDS will contribute travel and subsistence costs for survey visits by scientific delegations, workshops or
conferences.

Academic research collaborations                                                 Deadline
The British Council in Germany, in partnership with the German Academic Exchange Service, invites
applications for its academic research collaboration programme. ARC supports visits which are part of an
agreed collaborative project between research groups in the UK and Germany. Grants are awarded to
research groups in publicly-funded institutions and organisations in both the higher education and non-higher
education sectors.

Applications are welcomed in the following areas: energy and environment; medicine and health;
biotechnology; engineering and materials science, including nanotechnology and innovative manufacturing;

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information and communications technology; science communication and public engagement in science;
science policy and other areas in the social science which relate directly to the above areas, eg the impact of
climate change on migration patterns.

The total amount available per ARC project award is £3,000 over two years. This is based on standard return
travel costs of £125 per trip to Germany and a subsistence rate of £50 per day up to seven days.
http://www.britishcouncil.de/e/science/guide.htm

 Research Awards: South East Asian Studies Deadline: 31 August and 31 December annually
Projects should examine the evolving contact, interaction and integration of southeast Asia and the wider
Asian region. Research should focus on the following:
• spaces of cross-border interaction: networks and borderlands;
• flows and circuits: culture, capital and commodities;
• security: trans-regional threats and cooperation.
Applicants must be UK residents seeking support for advanced research at postdoctoral or equivalent level.
Awards are normally in the range of £1,000 to £5,000.
http://www.britac.ac.uk/institutes/cseas/


BRITISH ACADEMY, ROYAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING, ROYAL
SOCIETY
Newton Fellowships                                                                 Deadline
A new round of Newton Fellowships - an initiative to fund research collaborations and improve links between
UK and overseas researchers - has opened.

The Newton International Fellowships are funded by the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering
and the Royal Society and aim to attract the most promising post-doctoral researchers working overseas in
the fields of humanities, engineering, natural and social sciences. The Fellowships enable researchers to work
for two years with a UK research institution, thus establishing long-term international collaborations.
The funding will be distributed in the form of 50 research fellowships, awarded annually, each providing
support of up to £100,000 for a two year placement. The scheme is open to post-doctoral (and equivalent)
early-career researchers working outside the UK who do not hold UK citizenship.
http://www.newtonfellowships.org/PDFs/NIFSchemeNotesRound2.pdf



BRITISH ECOLOGICAL SOCIETY

Workshop grants                                                          Deadline: 1 May and 1 October annually
The British Ecological Society invites applications for its grants to organise workshops on ecology. Workshops
may take many formats but should include two-way dialogue between participants to seek answers to specific,
topical questions. Priority is given to applications that include training for ecologists of graduate level and
beyond, have an innovative content and an organising committee of individuals from more than one institution.
Grants do not normally exceed £2,000 per workshop.
http://www.britishecologicalsociety.org/articles/grants/runmeetings/#meeting_sponsorship



BRITISH OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Research Project Grants                                                             Deadline
The foundation welcomes applications from research teams of specialist registrars to conduct practical applied
research of international relevance in one of the following priority areas:
     mental health;
     employee assistance programmes;
     organisation-based research addressing evidence gaps in National Institute for Clinical Excellence
       guidelines.

In addition, the foundation encourages applicants to:
     identify which practical questions need evidence based answers according to employers and their
         professional advisers in both private and public sectors;

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        approach two research centres of excellence on the topic and request proposals designed to provide
         evidence based answers to the questions. BOHRF is also willing to receive bids from other research
         teams.
http://www.bohrf.org.uk/content/app_grnt.html



BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Short-term fellowship scheme                                                              Deadline
British Telecommunications plc invites applications for its short-term research fellowships. The scheme offers
researchers the opportunity to carry out a project, typically of six weeks duration, with a focus on innovative
ideas. The proposal should be relevant to BT business.

The scheme is open to lecturers, professors and PhD qualified research students working in fields relevant to
a global IT, communications and networking services company. There is an honorarium payment of £4,500
after the fellowship is completed. Travel and subsistence is negotiated with the fellow's BT line manager.
http://www.btplc.com/Careercentre/Researchfellowships/Researchfellowship.htm



BUPA FOUNDATION UK

Specialist grants                                                                Deadline
The BUPA Foundation invites applications for its specialist grants. The research theme for 2009 is: social
determinants of health. The BUPA Foundation is offering up to £750,000 funding for studies which advance
thinking and practice on social determinants of health. Topics may include:

• psychological factors including stress at work;
• maternity services and impacts on maternal and infant health;
• other socio-economic effects on child health;
• income inequality and impacts on life expectancy;
• the national economic environment- effects of recession or growth;
• nutrition, diet and health;
• housing and education.

The competition is open to those based in the UK, Australia, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Spain and Thailand.
Entries must be compliant with the local health and safety legislation if applicable.
http://www.bupafoundation.com/asp/specialist/this_years_theme.asp

CENTER FOR ADVANCED STUDY IN THE VISUAL ARTS

Visiting senior fellowship program                                                   Deadline
Applications are invited for Paul Mellon and Ailsa Mellon Bruce visiting senior fellowships. There are up to 12
short-term fellowships lasting up to 60 days. Fellows receive a stipend that includes round-trip travel and local
expenses. Fellows will have access to the resources represented by the collections of the gallery, the library,
and the photographic archives of the National Gallery of Art, Wasington, as well as to the Library of Congress
and other specialized research libraries and collections in the Washington area.

Applications will be considered for study in the history, theory, and criticism of the visual arts, including
painting, sculpture, architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism, prints and drawings, film, photography,
decorative arts, industrial design, and other arts, of any geographical area and of any period. Applications are
also solicited from scholars in other disciplines whose work examines artifacts or has implications for the
analysis and criticism of physical form.

Applicants should have held a PhD for five years or more. Fellowships are awarded without regard to the age
or nationality of applicants.
http://www.nga.gov/resources/casvavissen.shtm



COMPANY OF BIOLOGISTS, UK

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Travelling fellowship: experimental biology
                                                  Deadline: 30 April, 31 August and 31 December annually
The Company of Biologists invites applications for its travelling fellowships in the field of experimental biology.
The awards support graduate and postdoctoral students wishing to make collaborative visits to other
laboratories abroad. The fellowships are worth up to £2,500 each. Applicants should be working within the
field of experimental biology.
http://jeb.biologists.org/misc/fellowships.shtml

Travelling fellowship: developmental biology
                                                   Deadline: 30 April, 31 August and 31 December annually
The Company of Biologists invites applications for its travelling fellowships in developmental biology.
Fellowships are intended for graduate and postdoctoral students wishing to make collaborative visits to other
laboratories. Awards cover the cost of travel and other expenses, and there is no restriction on nationality.
Applicants should be working in the field of developmental biology. Fellowships are worth up to £2,500.
http://dev.biologists.org/misc/fellowships.shtml



DAIWA ANGLO JAPANESE FOUNDATION
The Foundation awards grants to individuals and institutions in the UK and Japan. All areas of the visual and
performing arts, the humanities, the social sciences, science and engineering, mathematics, business studies,
and education, including schools and universities, and professional groups are eligible. For details of all the
following awards see http://www.dajf.org.uk/page_e.asp?Section=Grants&ID=75

Daiwa Foundation Small Grants                                           Deadlines 31 March and 30 September
Grants of £1,000-£5,000 are available to individuals, societies, associations or other bodies in the UK or
Japan to promote and support interaction between the two countries. Daiwa Foundation Small Grants can
cover all fields of activity, including educational and grassroots exchanges, research travel, the organisation of
conferences, exhibitions, and other projects and events that fulfil this broad objective. New initiatives are
especially encouraged.

Daiwa Foundation Awards                                                  Deadlines 31 March and 30 September
Awards of £5,000-£15,000 are available for collaborative projects that enable British and Japanese partners to
work together, preferably in the context of an institutional relationship. Daiwa Foundation Awards can cover
projects in most academic, professional, arts, cultural and educational fields. (Support for scientific
collaborations is separately provided through The Royal Society-Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation Joint
Project Grants scheme, following.)

Royal Society Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation Joint Grants
                                                                     Deadlines 31 March and 30 September
These grants support travel, subsistence and research for collaborative projects between British and
Japanese researchers in the field of science. They are funded by the Foundation and administered by The
Royal Society. Applications must be submitted by the UK partner. Funding, up to £6,000 per annum for two
years, is provided to cover travel, subsistence and research expenses. Eligible projects should include two
teams or individuals: one based in the UK and the other based in Japan. A relationship between both parties
should already be established prior to making an application and the collaboration should involve bilateral
visits between the British and Japanese collaborators.

Special Project Grants
The Foundation wishes to be receptive to new initiatives and therefore endeavours to respond flexibly to
proposals that meet its general objectives but may fall outside of the criteria for our Small Grants and Awards
programmes. It hopes to accommodate two or three significant projects per annum which require funding for
a specified period. Proposals will be considered on a project-by-project basis.
http://www.dajf.org.uk/page_e.asp?Section=Grants&ID=75



DEFRA
For full list of current DEFRA competitions see http://www.defra.gov.uk/science/funding/competitions.htm

Renewable materials Link programme                    Deadline: research plans (for accepted proposals)
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The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences
Research Council are calling for proposals for the renewable materials Link programme. The programme
encourages investment in research and the exchange of knowledge between the private sector and the
research base in furthering the non-food uses of renewable materials to support sustainable development.

The programme's objectives are fivefold:
  to develop improved manufacturing processes for extracting and isolating materials for products; to
    establish processes and develop new opportunities for the non-food uses of crops;
  to identify and develop products from renewable materials with novel or improved functionality that make
    intelligent use of renewable resources, eg developing new crop traits or technologies for use of plant or
    animal feedstocks;
  to gain an understanding of supply chains to support their optimisation in the context of sustainable
    development;
  to generate information and knowledge needed to make informed decisions about the environmental
    sustainability of products derived from renewable materials, and their impact on ecosystem services and
    natural resource assets such as biodiversity, water resources, etc;
  to improve understanding of primary production and the associated impacts of land use, including
    cropping patterns/ rotations, soil and pest management, impacts on rural communities, etc.

The term renewable materials includes materials produced by agriculture of both plant and animal origin.
While research on the novel non-food uses of forest and animal-derived materials, such as wool is supported
(eg woven textiles), traditional uses of these materials fall outside the remit of the programme.
http://defrafarmingandfoodscience.csl.gov.uk/linkprogrammeoverview.cfm



Darwin fellowships                                                                Deadline
These support individuals who have links with recent or current Darwin Initiative projects, who are working in
biodiversity or related fields or whose work may have an impact on biodiversity and are from countries rich in
biodiversity but poor in financial resources. By drawing on UK expertise in biodiversity, the programme aims to
give scholars the opportunity to broaden their knowledge and experience in biodiversity, in order to assist their
organisations, communities and countries in working towards the objectives of the biodiversity convention.

Applications must be submitted by the UK host organisation or otherwise by the UK institution of the original
Darwin project. Proposals are welcome from both the public and the private sectors. Fellows must have at
least five years relevant work experience, or a degree from a university/equivalent higher-education institution
and at least two years work experience in a relevant field.
http://darwin.defra.gov.uk/apply/fellowships/

Darwin scoping awards                                                               Deadline
These provide one-off funding for travel costs to a host country to enable UK institutions to develop a Darwin
project application in collaboration with host country partners. The purpose is to ensure that more UK
organisations with biodiversity expertise have the chance to apply for Darwin project funding, by enabling less
well-resourced organisations to develop project applications. Scoping awards may be given to organisations
or institutions in the UK with expertise in the sustainable use or conservation of biodiversity, or in disciplines
that are biodiversity-related and whose work has an impact on the sustainable use and conservation of
biodiversity. Applications are invited from both the public and private sectors. Funding up to £3,000 will be
provided for the actual travel and subsistence costs for one or two people.
http://darwin.defra.gov.uk/apply/scoping/



ESF

Mediterranean climate variability and predictability programme
                                                              Deadline: 15 March and 15 September annually
The European Science Foundation Mediterranean climate variability and predictability initiative invites
applications for its exchange grants and short visit grants. Applications should focus on the five main themes
of the ESF MedCLIVAR programme, which will form the basis for the annual ESF MedCLIVAR workshops:

    reconstruction of past Mediterranean climate;
    connections between Mediterranean and global climate variability;
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    understanding the mechanisms responsible for the Mediterranean Sea circulation and for sea level
     trends;
    assessment of the possible feedbacks of the Mediterranean dynamics in the global climate system and of
     its influence on other regions. Identification of the environmental and climatic effects caused by the
     strong anthropic influence at the regional scale;
    understanding and predicting the response of the Mediterranean climate to the increase of radiatively
     active gases and aerosols.

Exchange grants are aimed at younger researchers, to support visits of up to five months to another institute,
in order to promote the cooperation of scientists actively involved in regional climate research. Grants are
supported with a weekly subsistence allowance of 400 euros plus actual travel expenses up to a maximum of
500 euros.

Short visit grants are principally aimed at more senior researchers, in order to promote the cooperation of
scientists actively involved in regional climate research. the strong anthropic influence at the regional scale;
Grants are reimbursed on a per diem basis of 85 euros plus actual travel expenses up to a maximum of 500
euros.
http://www.esf.org/activities/research-networking-programmes/life-earth-and-environmental-sciences-
lesc/current-esf-research-networking-programmes-in-life-earth-and-environmental-sciences/mediterranean-
climate-variability-and-predictability-medclivar.html



ESRC

New International Activities for Early Career Researchers                     Deadline
This new scheme will provide opportunities for international mobility, exchange and networking for early
career researchers (including doctoral students).
The scheme aims to attract innovative proposals that build upon existing established networks and activities,
or which develop new activities based upon clear evidence of demand or need. It is expected that proposed
activities will fall into one or more of the following strands:

1. The provision of international workshops, summer schools or other events that stimulate networking
   around shared research or methodological agendas;
2. Short-term mobility opportunities to enable groups of UK based early career researchers to participate in
   an international event or to benefit from specialist advanced methodological training only available
   outside of the UK;
3. The establishment of new virtual networking opportunities.

The scheme is targeted at early career researchers. This includes doctoral students and researchers within
five years of completing their PhD. Participation is not limited to ESRC funded research students or early
career researchers and may include non-ESRC funded students and researchers in the social sciences
whether full-time or part-time. The scheme is open to proposals for student-led activities, as well as proposals
where co-sponsorship has been or is sought from other stakeholders.

Applications can be made for up to £40,000 at 100% full economic costs (FEC). The ESRC will meet 80%
FEC on applications. Applicants may bid for more than one activity provided that the total amount does not
exceed £40,000 over a two year period. The minimum amount that can be requested is £5,000 at 100% FEC.
http://www.esrcsocietytoday.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/opportunities/postgraduate/fundingopportunities/Internatio
nal_Training.aspx


Research Grants Scheme                                                 Applications may be made at any time
If you have an excellent idea for a research project, the best way to seek funding is through our flexible
Research Grants Scheme. Award range from £15,000 to £1.5 million (100% FEC) to eligible institutions
allowing individuals or research teams to undertake anything from a small project to a large-scale survey. The
choice of research topic need not be relevant to the Strategic Framework but must fall within the ESRC's
remit.

For funding of more than £100,000 (100% FEC), apply to the Standard Grants Scheme. The streamlined
Small Grants Scheme is available for applications of less than £100,000 (100% FEC). This scheme is
particularly useful for new researchers making their first application to the ESRC.
http://www.esrcsocietytoday.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/opportunities/current_funding_opportunities/research/inde
x.aspx?ComponentId=11696&SourcePageId=5964
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Professorial Fellowship Scheme                                                Deadline
The scheme is designed to support leading social scientists working in the UK, by providing them with the
freedom to pursue their own innovative and creative research agendas. Fellows will have an outstanding track
record of research and be acknowledged scholarly leaders in their field at the international level. It is expected
that the Fellows will seek to achieve a significant contribution to the development of social science.

Fellows will be granted a greater degree of independence than that usually offered under conventional funding
mechanisms. When completing their proposals, potential Fellows are asked to provide as much information as
possible on methods, hypotheses/research questions and research design in order to assist the ESRC in its
decision-making. However, referees and assessors will be judging proposals primarily on the basis of an
assessment of the Fellows' ability to produce exciting and ground breaking research outcomes. Assessments
regarding creativity and innovation will be of paramount importance. The ESRC accepts that such creativity
and innovation may imply greater risks.

Support will be provided for the Fellow through the payment of salary costs. Support may also be provided for
additional research assistance costs, and the provision of support for a PhD studentship, linked to the Fellow's
award. Fellowships will last for a maximum of three years and it is expected that Fellows can apply for up to a
maximum of 60 per cent of their time.
http://www.esrcsocietytoday.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/opportunities/professorial/fellowships/index.aspx?Compo
nentId=16295&SourcePageId=5964#0

Mid Career Development Fellowships Scheme                                   Applications accepted at any time
The ESRC Mid-Career Development Fellowship scheme is part of the Council's suite of fellowship
opportunities aimed at promoting excellence in social science research. Mid-Career Development Fellowships
are intended to enable outstanding researchers to develop their careers by taking their research in a new
direction or to a new level. As such, they are aimed at individuals with between five and fifteen years' active
postdoctoral or equivalent professional experience.

Applications are welcome from academics seeking support for a programme of work, based on a specific
research question, linked to substantive career development. Applications are also welcome from researchers
seeking to move into academic research from professional practice in an allied field, enabling them to
complete a PhD if required.

Potential applicants should note the emphasis on achieving substantive career development through the Mid-
Career Development Fellowship scheme. Individuals wishing to apply for support to undertake purely
theoretical research should apply under the Research Grants Scheme.

Awards will be made for two years and, in exceptional circumstances, for three years. Applicants can apply for
either full- or part-time awards to fit in with other research activity or with more flexible working patterns.
The scheme is open to all social science disciplines; interdisciplinary research is particularly encouraged.
http://www.esrc.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/opportunities/postgraduate/fundingopportunities/MCDFs.aspx?Compo
nentId=26757&SourcePageId=24825

Post-Doctoral Fellowships                                                  Applications accepted at any time
These awards provide a career development opportunity for those at a relatively early stage of their academic
career who can demonstrate great potential in social science research. The scheme is also open to those
returning to research following a career break.Applicants should have no more than three years' active
postdoctoral experience when they take up the award. The awards are designed to enable applicants to:
  to produce publications in order to help establish a track record in their chosen specialisation and secure
     opportunities for long term employment in the HEI sector;
  to disseminate their research findings that have come out of previous doctoral work to both academics
     and non-academic audiences;
  to further improve their research and related skills through additional specialised training; and
  to carry out further limited research based on their PhD work and related work through developing
     proposals for further funding.

The scheme is open to all disciplines. However during 2008 ESRC is specifically encouraging applications in
a number of disciplines identified as having particular capacity building difficulties: Economics, Education,
Management and Business Studies, Advanced Quantitative Methods, Social Work, and Socio-Legal Studies.
Awards are tenable for 1 year on a full time basis (2 years Economics) and up to 2 years on a part time basis
(4 years in Economics).
http://www.esrcsocietytoday.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/opportunities/earlycareer/postdocfellowships/index.aspx?
ComponentId=5111&SourcePageId=5964
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Placement Fellows Scheme                                                                           No deadline
The Placement Fellows Scheme, jointly funded by the ESRC and a host 'partner organisation' (e.g.
Government Department, Devolved Administration) allows for social science researchers to spend time in that
organisation to undertake policy-relevant research and to upgrade the research skills of 'partner organisation'
employees. The aims of the scheme are
     to promote knowledge transfer between academic departments and 'partner organisations' and the
        staff employed in them; to provide 'partner organisations' with research-informed evidence to develop
        and review policy
     to expand networks for 'partner organisations' into academia
     to provide career development opportunities and offer skills updating
     to enable all parties, including ESRC, to develop their understanding of research and policymaking
        processes and the interactions between them

Normally the fellowship will be taken up by those in early-mid-career, that is, those having been involved in
research for 5-10 years after completing their PhD. The minimum period for a fellowship will be three/four
months and the maximum a year. Some flexibility might be negotiated on the proportion of a fellow's time
devoted to the award. Shorter awards would be expected to be full-time. During the fellowship, the fellow will
remain employed by her/his academic institution. All agreed costs will be shared equally by the ESRC and
the host department.
See the website below for full details and current opportunities:
http://www.esrcsocietytoday.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/opportunities/current_funding_opportunities/placement_fe
llows_scheme.aspx?ComponentId=13304&SourcePageId=25404

ESRC sponsored Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships is one of the biggest of the schemes funded as part of the ESRC's
commitment to Knowledge Transfer. The scheme's mission is to strengthen the competitiveness and wealth
creation of the UK by enabling research organisations to apply their research knowledge to important
business problems. Through these collaborative partnerships, UK businesses and other organisations can
benefit from a wide range of expertise available in the UK knowledge based - public and private sector
research institutes and higher education institutions.

At the heart of each Knowledge Transfer Partnership is a relationship between a company/organisation and
staff in a knowledge base institution applying their expertise to a project that is central to the development of
their collaborative partner. The project is carried out by an associate (recent graduate or postgraduate), who
also benefits from an organised training programme. In the process, the knowledge base institution is able to
enhance the business relevance of their work.
http://www.esrcsocietytoday.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/opportunities/jointfunding/business/index2.aspx?Compon
entId=4699&SourcePageId=5964

International Funding Opportunities
ESRC is committed to raising awareness of British social science on the international stage, and to enabling
UK social scientists to collaborate with the best researchers across the globe. We collaborate in activities in
Europe and elsewhere around the world.

We have a particular responsibility to maximise international resources and opportunities for the UK social
science community. Developments within the European Union, and in particular the Framework Programmes,
are a priority, and we are committed to increasing the role of social scientists in European research projects.
See link for full list of International funding opportunities
http://www.esrcsocietytoday.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/opportunities/international/index.aspx?ComponentId=711
0&SourcePageId=19163

Bilateral Agreements
The ESRC is committed to helping UK researchers to overcome barriers to international collaborative
research. We are pleased to announce agreements with research funding agencies in several countries,
which will facilitate bilateral collaborations between UK social scientists and researchers in one of these
countries. Agreements have been reached with the following funding agencies, follow the country
link below for more detailed guidance about the specific bilateral agreement and application procedures:

AUSTRALIA: The Australian Research Council (ARC)
AUSTRIA: Fonds zur Forderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung (FWF)
FINLAND: The Academy of Finland
GERMANY: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

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HONG KONG: The Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong
ICELAND: Icelandic Centre for Research (RANNIS)
IRELAND: Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)
NETHERLANDS: Nederlands Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO)
SWEDEN: Vetenskapsrådet (VR) - the Swedish Research Council

The bilateral agreements do not represent a separate stream of research funding, but enable international
collaborations to be submitted to the open standard and small grants competition. The agreements only apply
to standard and small grant proposals. Unless specified otherwise, the normal rules of the standard and
small grant schemes apply to proposals submitted under bilateral agreements.
http://www.esrcsocietytoday.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/opportunities/international/BilateralAgreements.aspx?Co
mponentId=12535&SourcePageId=5964

ESRC Hong Kong Collaborative Projects                                       Deadline
ESRC and the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, China have formed a bilateral agreement to foster
collaborations between social scientists in UK and Hong Kong. For the purposes of this initiative the social
sciences include economics, economic and social history, political science, socio-legal studies, education,
psychology, cognitive studies, linguistics, management and business studies, human geography,
environmental planning, international studies, area and development studies, social statistics, demography,
social science computing, sociology, social anthropology, social policy and social work.

The maximum duration of a joint project is three years. The funding limit is set between £15,000 and £99,999
(at 100 per cent full economic costs; funded at 80 per cent) for the UK element of the joint project and
HK$350,000 (excluding 15 per cent on-costs) for the Hong Kong element. Proposals should be submitted by
UK partners on behalf of all collaborators. Applications must be made to the ESRC bilateral grants call.
http://www.esrcsocietytoday.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/opportunities/international/hkbilateral.aspx?ComponentId
=24564&SourcePageId=12533

ESRC-German collaborative projects                                                               No deadline
The Economic and Social Research Council and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft welcome
applications for collaborative projects involving UK and German social scientists. UK research teams may
apply for ESRC small grants and standard grants. The two partner proposals should as far as possible be
submitted at the same time and no more than one week apart.
http://www.esrcsocietytoday.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/opportunities/international/ESRCGermanybilateral.aspx?
ComponentId=12540&SourcePageId=12533

ESRC-Dutch Collaborative Projects
The Economic and Social Research Council and the Nederlandse Organisatsie voor Wetenschappelijk
Onderzoek welcome applications for collaborative projects involving UK and Dutch social scientists. Proposals
may be submitted on any subject within the remit of both ESRC and NWO.

UK research teams may apply for ESRC small grants and standard grants. The two partner proposals should
as far as possible be submitted at the same time and no more than one week apart.

Please note that for 2008, the NWO will accept applications in three rounds. The first round has now
closed. The second round will commence on 6th May 2008 and will close when the NWO have received 70
applications. The third round will open in early September 2008.
http://www.esrcsocietytoday.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/opportunities/international/ESRCNetherlandsbilateral.asp
x?ComponentId=12544&SourcePageId=12533



EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE

Fernand Braudel senior fellowships                        Deadline: 30 March and 30 September annually
The European University Institute invites applications from internationally established academics of all
nationalities for the Fernand Braudel senior fellowships. These provide a framework for established
academics with an international reputation for the pursuit of research at the institute. Fellows carry out their
research in one of the institute's four departments:
•department of economics;
•department of law;
•department of history and civilization;
•department of political and social sciences.

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The departments invite fellows to participate in the activities which they organise. Fellows may be associated
with one of the research projects under way at the institute, and may be involved in teaching and thesis
supervision tasks of the institute's professors.

The monthly grant is €3,000 for fellows on unpaid leave. Grants for fellows benefiting from other salaries will
be fixed at a lower rate. The fellowships last between three and 10 months.
http://www.eui.eu/HEC/People/Fellows/FernandBraudelSeniorFellows.shtml



EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY SOCIETY

Research Workshops                    Deadline: 1 March, 1 June, 1 September and 1 December every year
These grants support workshops in experimental psychology. The society will give preference to workshops:
that could not be included in the format of regular EPS meetings and have not previously received an EPS
grant; for which EPS can be recognised as a major supporter; which are open to all EPS members and
postgraduate students of experimental psychology. Up to £3,500 per grant is available to contribute towards
travel and maintenance of workshop participants, and other basic costs, such as printing. Applicants should
be society members.
http://www.eps.ac.uk/grants/wkshops.html

Study visits Programme                                        Deadline: 1 March and 1 September annually
Study visits grants are designed to help finance postgraduate and postdoctoral research in experimental
psychology. The awards pay for travel to and maintenance at another institution. Eligible researchers must be
registered for a PhD or must be postdoctoral scientists who received their PhD within the previous five years.
The applicant's home institution must be within the UK. Individual grants will be for a maximum of £1,200, with
up to £100 extra available for actual costs incurred in visiting an institution.
http://www.eps.ac.uk/grants/studyvis.html



FEMINIST REVIEW TRUST
                                      28 Feb submission deadline for 30 April decision
                                      31 May submission deadline for 31 July decision
                                      30 September submission deadline for 30November decision
The Trust has four objectives:
 1. To advance the education of the public in the subject of gender by carrying out research and/or assisting
    the research and study into the social, economic and legal position of women in society and to
    disseminate the results of such research and study;
 2. To alleviate poverty and hardship by promoting and advancing good health and education among women
    in any part of the world;

3. To promote equality of opportunity between women and men in any part of the world;
4. To undertake other charitable purposes.

We welcome applications in keeping with our aims and objectives. Applications are open to men and women
of any nationality. All applications must be in English. Examples of the types of project we might support are:
     Conferences or workshops. For example we would fund a conference on a health issues of particular
        concern to women;
     Preparation of relevant teaching materials. For example we would fund the preparation of material for
        a course which sought to explore issues of particular relevance to the experience of women;
     Community projects such as videos;
     Oral history projects;
     Original research intended to extend understanding about women's position in society. This can be
        from any disciplinary perspective provided that it is intellectually rigorous and relevant to the aims of
        the Trust.

The Trustees do not normally agree to an individual award of more than £10,000-00.
http://www.feminist-review-trust.com/guidelines.htm

FOLGER SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY
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Short-term research fellowships                               Deadline
The Folger Shakespeare Library invites applications for its short-term fellowship program. This program aims
to encourage access to the library's collections and to encourage ongoing cross-disciplinary dialogue among
scholars of the early modern period.

Short-term fellowships last for a period of one to three months and carry a stipend of $2,000 per month.
http://www.folger.edu/template.cfm?cid=298


FOOD STANDARDS AGENCY
The eatwell week - the application of eatwell plate advice to weekly food intake
                                                                          Deadline
The Food Standards Agency invites applications for its eatwell week - the application of eatwell plate advice to
weekly food intake programme. The aim of this programmme is to expand the guidance around the eatwell
plate and to design and test an eatwell week sample menu. Projects supported under this programme will
cover three main areas:

• development of the eatwell week menu including meals, additional food/snacks and beverages;
• development of an eatwell week resource including photographs and supplementary information;
• testing of the eatwell week resource in focus groups with key lay and professional stakeholders. S14R0032
http://www.food.gov.uk/aboutus/how_we_work/procurement/resreq/eatwellplateadvice

Cardio-metabolic health and carbohydrate systematic review
                                                                             Deadline
The Foods Standards Agency invites applications to undertake a cardio-metabolic health and carbohydrate
systematic review. The aim is to carry out a full systematic review of the evidence of the benefits and risks of
different dietary carbohydrates on cardio-metablic health and disease, including cardiovascular disease,
diabetes, insulin resistance, glycemic response and obesity. The purpose of the review is to provide
clarification of the relationship between dietary carbohydrate and cardio-metablic health and disease. SACN1
http://www.food.gov.uk/aboutus/how_we_work/procurement/resreq/cardiorev


FORD FOUNDATION
Foundation awards                                                                                  No closing date
The foundation awards funding to organisations for projects relating to the following areas:

         asset building and community development;
         peace and social justice;
         knowledge, creativity and freedom.

The foundation directs its support to activities that are within its current interests and are likely to have wide
effect. Support is not normally given for routine operating costs of institutions or for religious activities. Except
in rare cases, funding is not available for the construction or maintenance of buildings. Activities supported by
grants must be charitable, educational or scientific. Normally, grants are not awarded to individuals.
http://www.fordfound.org/about


FRENCH ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN
AFFDU grants                                                                        Deadline
The French Association of University Women invites applications for its AFFDU grants. AFFDU grants support
women in any field of study to undertake a period of doctoral thesis research or postdoctoral research in
France for non-French students and outside France for French students. The following grants are offered:

•   AFFDU award (two to three awards of 1,000 euros to 1,500 euros);
•   Dorothy Leet award (two to three awards of 1,000 euros to 1,500 euros) for a franco-American project;
•   Monique Fouet award (one award of 1,000 euros to 1,500 euros) for a postgraduate student in politics;
•   Elsevier award (1,000 euros) for a mathematics student;
•   Furnestin award (1,000 euros) for a student in animal or marine biology;

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• women and finance award (1,000 euros) for a student in economic and financial studies;
• Huguette Delavault award (1,000 euros to 1,200 euros) for studies in the sciences or feminist studies;
• women and the Mediterranean award (1,500 euros) for an Arab student who is a native of the near east.

Applicants must be finishing a graduate thesis or be pursuing postdoctoral studies. Awards are worth between
1,000 euros and 1,500 euros. Applicants may be French students applying to study outside of France, or non-
French students applying to study in France. Applicants must be under 40 years of age and must be members
of AFFDU or the corresponding affiliate association in their native country.
http://www.affdu.fr/actions-venir.php



FULBRIGHT COMMISSION

Distinguished Scholar Awards                                                       Deadline
Each year, approximately two awards are offered to outstanding UK professionals or academics to undertake
lecturing, research or a combination of the two in any field, at any accredited US institution for a period of
three to ten months. Applicants must draw up a detailed project outline and provide evidence that a US
institution will agree to act as host and supervisor. In making these awards the Commission is looking not only
for academic excellence but a focused application, a range of extracurricular and community activities,
demonstrated ambassadorial skills, a desire to further the Fulbright Programme and a plan to give back to
your home country upon returning.

The award is for £2,500 per month, intended as a contribution towards any institutional fees, travel to/from the
US, accommodation and general maintenance costs whilst in the US. Limited sickness and accident benefit
coverage, visa sponsorship and participation in a number of Fulbright Scholar events are also included.

Applicants must be UK citizens (resident anywhere),and of postdoctoral standing.
http://www.fulbright.co.uk/fulbright-awards/for-uk-citizens/scholars-and-fellows-awards/all-disciplines-scholar-
awards

Visiting Scholar or Fellow: if you already hold a PhD, it is also possible to coordinate an arrangement to
lecture, consult or conduct further research at a US university as a visiting scholar or fellow. Visiting scholars
and fellows would also have access to university and department facilities for research, similar to regular
faculty members. These positions can be coordinated with a university department directly or may be part of
an established exchange programme. For a list of US government sponsored exchange programmes, visit the
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Exchange website. Most visiting scholars/fellows are expected either to be
self-financed, whether through an external funding body or a salary from the scholar’s home institution paid
while the scholar is on sabbatical.




GATES FOUNDATION

Global Health Program                                                                             Deadline: None
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation invites letters of inquiry under its global health program. This program
provides funding for solutions to urgent health challenges in the developing world, including but not limited to
HIV/Aids, malaria, tuberculosis, acute diarrheal illness, acute lower respiratory infections, reproductive and
maternal health, child health, vaccine-preventable diseases and malnutrition.

The foundation favors preventive approaches and collaborative endeavors with government, philanthropic and
not-for-profit partners. Tax-exempt, charitable organizations are eligible to apply.

Deadline: letters of inquiry are accepted throughout the year
http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Pages/home.aspx



GEOLOGISTS’ ASSOCIATION

Curry Fund                         Deadlines: 20 February, 20 May, 20 August and 20 November annually
The Geologists’ Association invites applications for the Curry fund. The aim of the fund is to encourage

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initiatives within geology which might otherwise not be possible, to encourage innovation, and to help a wider
public to understand and enjoy geology. Grants normally range between £100 and £2,000.

The fund will consider projects in the following categories:
•geological publication;
•geological conservation;
•other initiatives;
•research grants.
http://www.geologists.org.uk/awards.html



GREAT BRITAIN SASKAWA FOUNDATION

Small grants                                 Deadline
Applications are invited for small pump-priming grants to fund projects in:
•arts and culture •science, technology and environment •humanities and social issues •Japanese language
•medicine and health •schools, education and youth exchanges •sport.

While encouraging applications in each of the above fields, the foundation particularly wishes to support
activities/projects in science and technology; medicine and health; environment and social issues; Japanese
studies; and in the Japanese language. Emphasis is placed on projects involving groups in both the UK and
Japan. Financial support is available for:
•visits between the UK and Japan by academics;
•research and collaborative studies, seminars, workshops, lectures and publications in academic and
specialist fields
http://www.gbsf.org.uk/activities/

HERA JOINT RESEARCH PROGRAMME (HERA JRP)

Collaborative Research Projects                                                          Deadline
The HERA Joint Research Programme (HERA JRP) partners have launched a joint call for trans-national
Collaborative Research Projects (CRPs) in two humanities research areas: “Cultural Dynamics: Inheritance
and Identity” and “Humanities as a Source of Creativity and Innovation”. By launching the first HERA
JRP call for proposals, 13 national funding partners want to create collaborative, trans-national research
opportunities that will derive new insights from humanities research in order to address major social, cultural,
and political challenges facing Europe. In consultation with their national researcher communities, they have
jointly defined and developed common research priorities, and created a new trans-national funding
mechanism.

The beneficiaries of this Call are eligible scholars located in Austria, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland,
Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, Sweden and United Kingdom, irrespective of
their nationality. Successful proposals will require the building of consortia of three or more partners based in
three or more different HERA JRP countries. The total amount of funding available for both HERA JRP
themes is 12,4 – 16,4 M€.
http://www.heranet.info/Default.aspx?ID=356

HEWLETT PACKARD

Project grants, studentships                                                              No closing dates
The company considers proposals for collaborative research, project grants, studentships. Bristol is a major
research location and work there covers an enormous range. A lot of research focuses on enterprise-level
technologies and technologies for personal information appliances. Other work includes foundation
technologies in fast networking, the mathematics of quantum physics, applications such as secure electronic
commerce, advanced laser interface devices and ultra-portable computing.

All researchers undertaking relevant research are able to approach the company. However collaborations are
normally struck with established research groups, rather than individuals.
Initial contact should be made with the University Relations Department.
Internal decision based on current business priorities and proposal quality.
http://www-uk.hpl.hp.com/


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HOME GROWN CEREALS AUTHORITY

Research and development contracts: Cereals Research
                                                                                                  Deadlines
The Home Grown Cereals Authority invites applications to conduct research and development projects in
areas of importance to the cereals industry. The four key areas are:
      increased competitiveness. The aim is to generate technical information to improve competitiveness;
      equipped for change. The target is to provide solutions as the industry goes through unprecedented
         change;
      improved environment. This aims at helping industry meet environmental targets, eg reduced
         greenhouse gas emissions, reduced waste and increased farmland biodiversity;
      new market opportunities. The objective is to assist UK growers to benefit from reduced
         petrochemical feedstock use.
http://www.hgca.com/content.output/42/42/Funding%20and%20Awards/Funding%20and%20Awards/Researc
h%20Contracts.mspx

INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY, PRINCETON

2010-2011 Fellowship Awards                                                            Deadline
Each year, the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, invites up to
twenty scholars to be in residence for the full academic year to pursue their own research. The School
welcomes applications in economics, political science, law, psychology, sociology and anthropology. It
encourages social scientific work with an historical and humanistic bent and also entertains applications in
history, philosophy, literary criticism, literature and linguistics. Applicants must have a PhD at time of
application. Each year there is a general thematic focus that provides common ground for roughly half the
scholars; for 2010-2011 the focus will be Secularism. The application deadline is November 1, 2009.
Applications must be submitted beginning June 1 through the Institute’s online application system.
www.sss.ias.edu/applications

INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION

Scholar rescue fund fellowships                                                                       No deadline
The Institute of International Education’s scholar rescue fund invites applications for fellowships for scholars
whose lives and work are threatened in their home countries. These fellowships permit scholars from any
discipline to find temporary refuge at universities and colleges anywhere in the world, enabling them to pursue
their academic work. Fellowships from three months up to one year will be considered. Preference may be
given to established scholars with a PhD or other highest degree and who have been employed at a college or
university during the last four years. Applications from female scholars are particularly encouraged. The
maximum award is $25,000. This fund is only possible with the support and partnership of the academic
community; see the website for details on becoming a host institution.
http://www.scholarrescuefund.org/pages/intro.php


ISAAC NEWTON INSTITUTE FOR MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Visitor Programme                                                 Deadline: 31 January and 31 July annually
The Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences invites applications for funding under 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. A choice of six-
month, four-month and four-week programmes is available. Each programme is allocated a budget for salary
support, subsistence allowances and travel expenses.
http://www.newton.ac.uk/callprop.html

JAPAN FOUNDATION ENDOWMENT COMMITTEE

Small grants                                                    Deadline: 15 April and 15 October annually
The Japan Foundation Endowment Committee invites applications for its small grants in support of projects in
the field of Japanese studies. Projects may cover research on any aspect of Japan within the humanities and
social sciences, including comparative studies. Applicants must be members of staff of UK higher education
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institutions. Awards will usually be for up to £5,000 and may fund travel, subsistence, research materials and
the partial support of doctoral research students.
http://www.bajs.org.uk/JFEC.html#DETAILS%20OF%20THE%20RESEARCH%20GRANT%20SCHEME

JISC

JISC information environment/e-research                             Deadline
The Joint Information Systems Committee invites institutions to submit proposals for projects in two areas of
JISC activity: information environment and support for e-research. Applications are welcomed under the
following topics:
• automated metadata generation and text mining;
• developing e-infrastructure to support research disciplines;
• repositories – start-up;
• repositories – rapid innovation;
• repositories – enhancement;
• preservation exemplars;
• virtual research environment frameworks;
• VRE tools and interoperability;
• VRE national and institutional interoperability;

There is a total of £10.6 million available in grant funding. Projects vary in length from six months to three
years, and from £30,000 to £1.35m in terms of individual grant amounts. Some projects are best addressed by
consortium working. Some strands require matched funding from the institution in order to maximise the
chance of sustainability
http://www.jisc.ac.uk/fundingopportunities/funding_calls/2008/12/grant1208.aspx

JOSEPH ROWNTREE FOUNDATION
No current opportunities. http://www.jrf.org.uk/research-funding/

LEVERHULME TRUST

Major research fellowships in the humanities and social sciences
Deadline
The Leverhulme Trust invites applications for its major research fellowships in the humanities and social
sciences. The fellowships are designed to enable well-established researchers to devote themselves to a
single project of outstanding originality and significance appropriate for a period of concentrated research, and
capable of completion within a duration of two to three years. All fields within the humanities and the social
sciences are eligible under this scheme.

Candidates must be employed at a university or other institution of higher or further education in the UK at the
time of application and throughout the duration of the award.

Fellowships last for two to three years and provide a salary for a full-time replacement lecturer, as well as
research expenses up to a value of £5,000 per annum.
http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/grants_awards/grants/major_research_fellowships/

Visiting professorships                                                              Deadline
The Leverhulme Trust invites applications for its visiting professorships. These enable UK universities to host
an internationally distinguished academic from overseas 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. Priority will be given to new or recent collaborative
ventures.

Professorships will last three to 10 months and may be in any field. Academic staff employed in UK higher
education institutions are eligible to apply for the award. Professorships will provide a maintenance grant
commensurate with the salary of a professor in the relevant discipline, as well as expenses for travel and
consumables.
http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/grants_awards/grants/visiting_professorships/

Emeritus Fellowships                                                Closing date

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Emeritus Fellowships assist senior established researchers to complete a research project that has already
been begun and to prepare the results for publication. Applicants should hold or have held a teaching and/or
research post in a university or comparable institution in the UK at the time of retirement., and should have
retired by the time of taking up the Fellowship.

Fellowships are tenable for between 3 and 24 months. The current round of awards must commence between
1 August 2009 and 1 July 2010. The maximum value of a Fellowship is £22,000. Eligible costs include: travel
and subsistence costs for periods away from home; the employment of a research, clerical or secretarial
assistant to support (rather than conduct) the work of the applicant; photocopies; photographic expenses;
office or laboratory consumables.
http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/grants_awards/grants/emeritus_fellowships/

Early Career Fellowships                                                       Closing date
Early Career Fellowships aim to provide career development opportunities for those who are at a relatively
early stage of their academic careers but with a proven record of research. Applicants may not currently hold,
or have already held, a full-time established (i.e. permanent) academic position in a UK university or
comparable institution in the UK. It is anticipated that a Fellowship will lead to a more permanent academic
position. Applications are welcomed in any discipline, and approximately 60 Fellowships will be available in
2009. Fellowships can be held at universities or at other institutions of higher education in the UK.. Applicants
should normally be under age 35 and hold an awarded doctorate or have equivalent research experience at
the time of taking up the award.

The Trust will contribute 50% of each Fellow's total salary costs up to a maximum of £ 23,000 per annum and
the balance is to be paid by the host institution. Given the prestige of the awards each Fellow may request
annual research expenses of up to £ 6000 to further his or her research activities.

Fellowships are normally tenable for either two or three years on a full-time basis, but requests to hold the
award part-time over a proportionately longer period will be considered if this is appropriate for the nature of
the research proposed and the career development of the individual. Fellowships will commence between the
beginning of the 2009/2010 academic year and 1 May 2010.
http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/grants_awards/grants/early_career_fellowships/

Research Project Grants                       Deadlines
The 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. Joint applications from more than one
institution and applicant are welcomed. However, a Principal Investigator must be designated as the lead
applicant, having agreed to take responsibility for directing the grant and he PI’s employing institution must
agree to administer the grant

The majority of awards involve a spend of up to £250,000 over a duration of two to three years.

There are no closing dates for the submission of an Outline Application but there will typically be a period of
up to 12 weeks between submitting your Outline Application and receiving notice of a decision.
http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/grants_awards/grants/research_project_grants/

Philip Leverhulme prize                                                         Deadline
The awards are for outstanding scholars whose work has already been recognised at an international level,
and whose future contributions are held to be of correspondingly high promise. Approximately 25 prizes are
available each year across the five topics which are offered. For the 2009 competition the selected disciplines
are
•astronomy and astrophysics;
•engineering;
•geography;
•modern European languages and literature;
•performing arts.

The value of each prize will be £70,000. The award duration is two or three years. Nominations must be made
by a head of department or equivalent and endorsed by the head of the employing institution, or their
representative. Nominees must hold a post in a UK institution of higher education or research. Prize winners
should normally be under the age of 36 on the closing date.


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http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/grants_awards/grants/philip_leverhulme_prizes/

International Networks                       Deadlines
These collaborations enable a Principal Investigator based in the UK to lead a research project where its
successful completion is dependant 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 (normally up to a
maximum of seven institutions in total). Networks should be newly-constituted collaborations. 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.

The geographical distribution of the proposed Network should reflect locations directly linked to the theme:.
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.

The value of an award is normally up to £125,000, and a network grant can last for up to three years. Where
additional costs can be justified further funding may be available.

Outline Applications can be submitted at any time, and assessment of Outline Applications normally takes up
to ten weeks.
http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/grants_awards/grants/international_networks/I

Training and Professional Development
                                                                                                        Deadlines
A - Bursaries and Scholarships
 Standard Bursaries provide bursaries or scholarships for highly talented students who are receiving
     training in the fine and performing arts. Grants are made in the form of support for maintenance, training
     and professional development. The selection and nomination of students is the responsibility of the arts
     training organisation concerned, and their nomination should be based upon a combination of
     outstanding talent, potential and their financial need.
 Mentorships are offered to advanced students training in the fine and performing arts in order that they
     may gain experience in providing practical advice and guidance to their more junior counterparts.
 Collaborative Arts Bursaries are offered for the purpose of encouraging students from various disciplines
     - and from different institutions - within the fine and performing arts to work together toward the creation
     of a performance or exhibition
 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Awards are offered to enable recently-graduated students
     to gain practical experience of the move into the professional world with the direct assistance of their
     training organisation

Applications for each of the above awards must come from the arts training institution concerned; applications
from individual students are not eligible for these awards.

B - Innovative Teaching Activity
In exceptional circumstances, the Trust supports innovative and distinctive teaching activities in the fine and
performing arts.. The Principal Applicant would normally be the head of the applying institution.

The awards contribute toward bursaries or scholarships for the maintenance and/or training expenses of
students nominated by the institution. Grants are made for periods of up to three years in the first instance.
http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/grants_awards/grants/training_and_professional_development/

Artists in Residence                         Deadlines

These awards are intended to support the residency of an artist of any kind or nationality in a UK institution in
order to foster a creative collaboration between the artist and the staff and/or students of that institution. The
resident artist should work in an interactive way with the surroundings, and contribute recognisably to the life
and work of the host department or centre. The scheme is intended to bring artists into research and study
environments where creative art is not part of the normal curriculum or activities of the host department. It is
not the objective of the scheme to provide additional teaching strength to the host institution.

The award covers a stipend for the resident artist, plus up to £2,500 for costs associated with the artist's
activity, e.g. consumables or materials. The maximum total cost can be up to £12,500 overall for a typical
residency. A typical residency might be for a full academic year (ten months), based on the artist being

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present at the host institution for two days per week. Residencies of a shorter duration, perhaps with the artist
present for a higher number of days per week, will also be considered.
http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/grants_awards/grants/artists_in_residence/



LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Fellowship in health and spirituality                                                    Deadline
The Library of Congress invites qualified scholars to apply for a post-doctoral fellowship in the field of health
and spirituality. Made possible by a generous endowment from the International Center for the Integration of
Health and Spirituality (ICIHS), the fellowship is named in honor of the Center's founder, David B. Larson, an
epidemiologist and psychiatrist, who focused on potentially relevant but understudied factors which might help
in prevention, coping, and recovering from illness.

The fellowship is designed to continue Dr. Larson's legacy of promoting meaningful, scholarly study of these
two important and increasingly interrelated fields. It seeks to encourage the pursuit of scholarly excellence in
the scientific study of the relation of religiousness and spirituality to physical, mental, and social health. The
fellowship provides an opportunity for a period of six to twelve months of concentrated use of the collections of
the Library of Congress, through full-time residency in the Library's John W. Kluge Center.
http://www.loc.gov/kluge



LINNEAN SOCIETY

Percy Sladen memorial fund grants                       Deadline
The Linnean Society is accepting applications for grants under the Percy Sladen memorial fund. The fund
supports field work abroad (away from the awardee's usual country of residence) in the earth and life
sciences. Grants are generally for sums of less than £750.
http://www.linnean.org/index.php?id=332



LONDON MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY

Conference Grants                                 Deadline: 31 January, 15 May and 15 September annually
The London Mathematical Society invites applications for grants 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:
      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.
http://www.lms.ac.uk/grants/scheme1.html

 Collaborative Small Grants                     Deadline: 31 January, 15 May and 15 September annually
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 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 none of the
candidates is an LMS member, then the application must be supported by a member of the society.
http://www.lms.ac.uk/grants/scheme4.html

International short visits - collaboration with Africa
                                                    Deadline: 31 January, 15 May and 15 September annually
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. The lead applicant must be UK-based.
http://www.lms.ac.uk/grants/scheme5.html



MARK FITCH FUND
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Research Awards                                                     Deadline: 1 March and 1 August annually
The Marc Fitch Fund invites applications for its awards for individuals and organisations in the UK. These
support research and publication in the fields of archaeology, historical geography, history of art and
architecture, heraldry and genealogy, surnames, catalogues of and use of archives (especially ecclesiastical),
conservation of artefacts, and other antiquarian, archaeological or historical studies. The emphasis is on the
regional and local history of the British Isles. Research degree students are not eligible to apply.
http://ff.nfshost.com/



MODERN HUMANITIES RESEARCH ASSOCIATION

Publications fund            Deadline: end of February, April, September and December annually
The Modern Humanities Research Association invites applications for grants under its publications fund.
These provide assistance towards the costs of publishing scholarly works in the fields of the modern and
medieval European literatures and languages which, by their nature, could not expect to be financially self-
supporting. The works supported by the fund will normally be major volumes in multiple authorship or other
projects which would not be considered suitable for the association's own Legenda series.
http://mhra.org.uk/Funding/

MRC

Open Link grants - neurosciences and mental health
                                                      Deadline
Awards are designed to facilitate collaboration between academic researchers and the biotechnology and
pharmaceutical industry, to promote innovation and industrial competitiveness in the UK. Open Link projects
involve at least one company and one research organisation. The scheme aims to encourage research which
advances scientific understanding and contributes to wealth creation and quality of life in the UK through the
development of new medical treatments and interventions. Eligible organisations include UK higher education
institutions, research council institutes and independent research organisations. UK companies of any size
may participate in partnership with an eligible organisation, and multinational companies may do so provided
they have a significant manufacturing or research base in the UK. Priority is given to small and medium-sized
enterprises.

Awards last up to five years and cover expenses such as: salaries, consumables, equipment, travel and data
preservation, sharing and dissemination.
http://www.mrc.ac.uk/ApplyingforaGrant/AvailableGrants/LINK/index.htm

Lifelong health and wellbeing - collaborative grants                                   Deadline
The objectives of the scheme are to: target factors over the life course that may be major determinants of
health and wellbeing in later life; identify and develop effective interventions that lead to improved health and
quality of life in later life; inform policy and practice including the development of services and technologies to
support independent living; increase capacity and capability in ageing-relevant research. The focus of the call
is to drive forward innovative high quality multi-disciplinary research in highlighted priority areas that would not
usually be supported through existing funding schemes. Proposals are welcome in the following research
priority areas:
•   mental capital, mental health and wellbeing;
•   markers for the ageing process;
•   interactions between determinants of healthy ageing;
•   interventions that promote healthy ageing and independence in later life.

Collaborative grants will support high quality innovative research conducted by multi-disciplinary teams of
researchers. Collaborative teams will: be truly multi-disciplinary and will involve strategic partnerships with
other sectors such as practitioners, policy makers, industry and the public.

Lifelong health and wellbeing - collaborative development networks
                                                                                     Deadline
As above. Collaborative development networks are designed to build research capacity and capability by
establishing multidisciplinary partnerships. Stakeholder and user engagement will be an essential component
of network activities. Applicants can request up to £50,000 for a maximum period of 10 months (this scheme
is outside the scope of full economic costs). It is anticipated that approximately 10 networks will be supported
in this call.

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http://www.mrc.ac.uk/ApplyingforaGrant/CallsForProposals/LLHW/index.htm



NERC

New Investigator research grants                                               Annual closing date: 1 February
This competition is held each year for Investigators at the outset of their scientific career and who are within
three years of first becoming eligible to apply for NERC funding as a Principal Investigator. We will take
account of any career breaks. The maximum funding that may be sought is £40,000 for the total Directly
Incurred costs and in addition, NERC will pay the standard proportion of these and other grant costs.

This scheme excludes applicants who have already received previous research funding as a Principal or Co-
Investigator (other than as a Researcher Co-Investigator) from NERC or any other funding body in the UK or
overseas. Applicants must be the sole investigator, and may submit only one application per annual
competition.
http://www.nerc.ac.uk/funding/available/researchgrants/typesofaward/newinvestigators.asp

Knowledge Exchange projects                                                     Deadline
The programme enables the sharing and flow of knowledge, people, skills and expertise between the UK's
research base and the user community (public and private sector organisations). Activities which will receive
funding include: special data management; networks; KE translators/facilitators; special publications;
workshops; training for industry or the public sector; secondments, fellowships and interchanges. Applications
should fall within the NERC science remit. Awards are usually made for up to three years. NERC pays the
standard proportion of full economic costs.

This call is open to applicants based in UK higher education institutions, NERC research and collaborative
centres, and independent research organisations approved by NERC.
http://www.nerc.ac.uk/using/schemes/kecall.asp

Standard research grants                                          Annual closing dates: 1 July and 1 December
This is an open competition for curiosity-motivated basic, strategic or applied research.
Grants are for a minimum of £25,000 for directly incurred costs (total of costs under this heading). The primary
criterion for assessment is scientific excellence, with all applications subjected to an Initial Review stage that
makes decisions on which proposals should proceed to external review. Moderating Panels meet annually in
May and November to grade the applications and make recommendations for funding.
http://www.nerc.ac.uk/funding/available/researchgrants/typesofaward/standards.asp

Flood risk from extreme events - knowledge exchange                               Deadline
NERC has issued a call for proposals for knowledge exchange activities under its flood risk from extreme
events programme. A total fund of £200,000 has been allocated to support activities that will add value to the
FREE programme through engaging users and exchanging knowledge. Priority areas for FREE-KE activities
are:
  prediction of pluvial flooding and the estimation of risk, particularly in urban areas;
  characterisation of risk from a range of flooding – how it is managed for short/medium/long term;
  communication of flood risk management information between those involved in the scientific
     development and those responsible for operational delivery.

Proposals should be focused on knowledge exchange between the research community and the differing
range of end users in the flood risk management community. The FREE steering committee is looking to
create new imaginative and innovative science-technology-operations partnerships, and proposals involving
semi-operational trials are encouraged. The call is open to applicants based in UK higher education
institutions, NERC research and collaborative centres, and Independent research organisations approved by
NERC. Projects are typically expected to last one to two years. NERC pays the standard proportion of full
economic costs.
http://www.nerc.ac.uk/research/programmes/free/events/kecall.asp

NETHERLANDS INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED STUDY IN THE HUMANITIES
AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
Fellowships for scholars outside the Netherlands                                       Deadline:

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The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences invites applications for
its fellowships to allow scholars from outside the Netherlands to conduct academic projects for a full academic
year at the institute. The institute's basic mission is to stimulate and promote research and to disseminate
knowledge in the humanities and social sciences. Fellows receive financial stipends on an individual basis. In
practice, full financial stipends range from approximately 2,000 euros to 4,100 euros per month. Free or
subsidised-rate housing is offered, and the institute reimburses the fellows' travel costs to and from NIAS.
Candidates must hold a PhD.
http://www.nias.knaw.nl/en/fellowships/regular_fellowships/


NHS ESTATES
Physical environment research grants                           Deadline
NHS Estates invites applications for its physical environment research grants. The aim of these grants is to
fund research that benefits patients by: improving the way property and facilities are managed and
maintained; promoting safe, high quality and best value design. New proposals are currently encouraged in
the following areas, with an overarching emphasis on economic and sustainable issues:

•infection control;
•older people;
•space and design;
•mental health and learning disabilities;
•strategy for the physical environment;
•decontamination.

Applications are welcome from the NHS, companies and consultancies, and academic institutions.
http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Managingyourorganisation/Estatesandfacilitiesmanagement/DH_4118973

NIHR
Evaluating innovations in integrating health and social care for adults and older people
                                                            Deadline
The Department of Health's National Institute for Health Research, under its service delivery and organisation
programme, wishes to commission research aimed at: evaluating promising innovations in the integrated
organisation and delivery of health and social care services for adults and older people; developing and
evaluating measures of health and social care integration. The objective of the research is to:
• explore the methods or mechanisms for promoting the integration of health and social care;
• develop ways of measuring or assessing the integration of health and social care.

NIHR SDO has allocated a budget of up to £2 million for this call. IHS 240
http://www.sdo.nihr.ac.uk/currentcalls.html

Research on primary care and community health services
                                                         Deadline
The Department of Health's National Institute for Health Research, under its service delivery and organisation
programme wishes to commission research on primary care and community health services. NIHR SDO is
particularly interested in research that examines the range of community health care services including
nursing, pharmacy, dental services, opticians and other allied health professional services where there has
been limited research to date. With regard to general practice, research should focus on organisational
changes and service delivery issues rather than clinical aspects of GP practice and other areas where there is
already a substantial research literature. NIHR SDO will support both primary studies and secondary
research. Services such as accident and emergency, intermediate services and community hospitals are
excluded from this call. Projects should aim to:
• develop the research evidence base on the provision of primary care and community health services;
• examine current changes in the structure and organisation of primary care and community health services
and their impact on service delivery and patient care.

A budget of up to £3 million has been allocated to support a number of projects. PC254
http://www.sdo.nihr.ac.uk/currentcalls.html

Programme Grants for Applied Research Deadline
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The National Institute for Health Research at the Department of Health is inviting applications for its
programme grants for applied research. The awards will provide support for:

    research that will have practical application for the benefit of patients through improved health care or
     better health care delivery;
    high quality related projects, and associated infrastructure, which form a coherent theme in an area of
     priority or need for the NHS, and where added value is gained from the combination of the various
     strands of research;
    applied health research and the programme’s infrastructure needs, including health services research,
     public health research, behavioural research, economic evaluations and modelling;
        innovation, development and, as appropriate, evidence synthesis and assembly.

All NHS organisations and other providers of NHS services in England may propose programmes, in
collaboration with an appropriate academic partner or partners. Bids may: be submitted by consortia including
more than one NHS organisation; include support for patient/consumer groups leading or participating in
programmes of research.

NIHR allocates funds of £75 million per year to this scheme. Individual awards will be for a maximum of £2m
over a period of three to five years (that is up to £400,000 per annum on average).
http://www.nihr-ccf.org.uk/site/docdatabase/programmegrants/default.cfm

In-practice academic fellowships                                                     Deadline
The fellowship offers academic training to fully-qualified general practitioners and general dental practitioners
who have had little formal academic training at this point in their careers but are able to demonstrate that they
have outstanding potential for development as a clinical academic in research or education. Training will be
flexible and trainee-centred with structured supervision to ensure the attainment of academic goals. Continued
professional development will be expected of successful applicants. The academic component of the training
period may include completion of a masters degree and the preparation of an application for a competitive
peer-reviewed research training fellowship or educational training programme leading to the award of a higher
degree..
http://www.nccrcd.nhs.uk/intetacatrain/inpracticefellowships2009


NUFFIELD TRUST
Research and innovation for beneficial social change
Social science small grants                                        Applications accepted at any time
The Nuffield Foundation invites applications under its social science small grants scheme. Priority is given to
the following activities:
      projects that develop social science research capacity particularly by supporting the work of those
         new to social science research;
      self-contained or pilot or preliminary projects that address the wider objects of the foundation, namely
         a broad concern with the advancement of social well-being;
      outstanding small projects in the social sciences.

Applicants must hold permanent contracts, or research contracts of three years and more, at UK universities
or independent research institutes. Projects may be undertaken outside the UK.

Awards are normally worth up to £7,500, although in exceptional circumstances awards of up to £12,000 may
be made. Grants may cover costs for research assistance, materials, data collection and analysis, and travel
and subsistence in the UK and overseas
http://www.nuffieldfoundation.org/go/grants/smallgrants/page_123.html

Social Science New Career Development Fellowships
This scheme foster partnerships between experienced social researchers and outstanding post-doctoral social
scientists at the early stages of their career; the active participation of the experienced partner is a key
element of the Fellowship. The Scheme offers post-doctoral Fellows with independent ideas and questioning
minds the opportunity to take a ‘change of direction’ – e.g. the acquisition of a substantive new body of
knowledge, methodology or skill. Awards are up to £170,000 over three years; experienced partners may
claim up to £25,000. Trustees will make up to four awards.

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Please note that there may be no call for applications in 2009 as the scheme is currently under review;
this may result in changes to the scheme from 2010 onwards. Please check the website for future
news.
http://www.nuffieldfoundation.org/go/grants/ncdf/page_127.html


OAK FOUNDATION
Grants                                                                      Applications accepted at any time
The Oak Foundation invites applications for its priority area grants. The foundation aims to address issues of
global social and environmental concern, particularly those that have a major impact on the lives of the
disadvantaged. Programme areas include:
   environment climate change programme. This addresses global climate change by advocating renewable
    energy and energy efficiency in the power and transport sectors through education, research, and policy
    change in Europe, Canada and the northeastern US. The programme also supports a number of special
    interest activities around the world;
   conservation of marine environment programme. This advocates the protection and sustainable use of
    marine ecosystems in Europe and the Bering Sea Region and providing direct support for the effective
    management of marine reserves in Belize. This also supports a number of special interest activities
    around the world;
   child abuse programme. The foundation funds a range of interventions in prevention, protection,
    recovery-reintegration, and advocacy to address the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children,
    including trafficking. The priority areas for this programme are Switzerland, Bulgaria, Latvia, Ethiopia,
    Uganda and Tanzania;
   human rights. The programme focuses on three human rights enshrined in international law: the right to
    liberty and security of the person; freedom from torture; the right to asylum;
   issues affecting women programme. Grantees usually combine direct services to women with policy
    advocacy to produce long-term change. Historically, the programme has focused on Europe and North
    America, and has made a limited number of grants in selected developing countries;
   housing and homelessness. This aims to prevent homelessness through sustained solutions that improve
    the economic and social well-being of the most marginalised youth and adults. The programme currently
    focuses on the US and the UK;
   learning disabilities.
 The foundation does not support funding requests for under $25,000. Prospective applicants should contact
 the relevant programme office before applying
http://www.oakfnd.org/guidelines.php


PHYSIOLOGICAL SOCIETY
Non-society symposia grants                                                             Deadline
The Physiological Society invites applications for its non-society symposia grants. The purpose of the grants is
to provide up-to-date presentations on a specified symposium topic at a non-society meeting. Applications are
welcome from ordinary members of the society. The maximum grant under this scheme is £1,000.
http://www.physoc.org/site/cms/contentChapterView.asp?chapter=91


QUATERNARY RESEARCH ASSOCIATION UK
Research Grants                               Deadline: 15 January, 15 May and 15 September annually
Awards of £50 to £600 are available to all members of the QRA of at least one year's standing, to foster
research in any area of quaternary studies.

Conference Fund                                 Deadline: 15 January, 15 May and 15 September annually
This is available to all members of the QRA of at least one year's standing to assist attendance at
conferences and field meetings. Grants are generally for up to £350. Priority will be given to postgraduate
students.
http://www.qra.org.uk/awards.htm


ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION
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Residency awards: Bellagio Programme                                                Deadline
The Rockefeller Foundation is calling for applications for its residency awards. The Bellagio Study and
Conference Center offers residencies to provide time for critical thinking, disciplined work, individual reflection,
and collegial engagement, uninterrupted by the usual professional and personal demands. The following types
of residencies are available:
       scholarly residencies for a one month period. Individuals in any discipline are welcome to apply.
        Space is reserved for both academic projects, as well as projects that align with the foundation’s
        mission to expand opportunities for poor or vulnerable people and to help ensure that globalization’s
        benefits are shared more widely;
        creative arts residencies for a one month period. Applications are welcomed from composers,
         novelists, playwrights, poets, video/filmmakers and visual artists.
http://www.rockfound.org/bellagio/bellagio.shtml#r


ROTHSCHILD FOUNDATION (EUROPE)
                                                                                      Deadline
The Rothschild Foundation (Europe) offers a wide range of grants for Academic Jewish Studies, including:
  Teaching posts grants for the creation of academic posts in Jewish studies where there are significant
      gaps when judged from a national perspective. Up to 50 per cent of the full salary cost of the teaching
      post will be provided for between three and five years, the amount generally not exceeding £20,000 per
      year.
  Short-term teaching fellowships to provide opportunities for highly talented and qualified postdoctoral
      students to hold short-term teaching posts at institutions across Europe. Grants last for up to one year
      and are worth up to £15,000.
  Support for institutional development available to academic centres or departments across Europe to
      significantly expand or introduce new programmes in the area of Jewish studies within existing
      institutions. Grants last for periods of between one and five years and are worth up to £35,000 per year.
  Summer schools, colloquia and workshops supports applications from institutions who wish to
      organise summer schools, workshops and colloquia in Jewish studies. Short, large-impact events are
      favoured. Grants of up to £10,000 are available towards the costs of a single event taking place in
      Europe.
  Visiting fellowships aims to encourage the movement of senior and junior scholars between institutions
      and countries as a means of benefiting both the visitor and the European host institution. Visiting fellows
      may be residents of any country. Fellowships last for up to three months and provide up to £2,000 to
      cover incidental costs.
  Research projects on European source material for research projects involving archives, libraries and
      other cultural heritage material in Jewish studies available in Europe.
  Preparation of proposals for research projects and pump priming grants are available to help
      scholars prepare applications for grants from the European Union or other European institutional
      sources.
http://www.rothschildfoundation.eu/grants/ajse/types.php


ROYAL SOCIETY
Industry fellowship scheme                                                             Deadline
The Royal Society invites applications under its industry fellowships scheme, jointly funded with EPSRC,
BBSRC, NERC, Rolls-Royce plc and Astra Zeneca. The scheme aims to enhance knowledge transfer in
science and technology between those in industry and those in academia. It provides opportunities for an
academic scientist to work on a collaborative project with industry, or someone employed in industry to work
on a collaborative project with a university department or not-for-profit research organisation. Research may
be in any discipline within the natural sciences, including agriculture, mathematics, biotechnology,
environmental research, medical and engineering sciences. Projects at any stage from fundamental science
to industrial innovation will be supported.

Applicants should hold a PhD or be of equivalent standing in their profession and hold a permanent academic
post in either a UK university, a UK not-for-profit research organisation or in UK industry. Fellowships last for
up to two years and provide a salary, as well as research expenses of up to £2,000 per annum.
http://royalsociety.org/funding.asp?id=1125

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Joint Project programme
The Royal Society Joint Project programme is designed to enable international collaboration by providing a
mobility grant for researchers to cover travel, subsistence and research expenses. The collaboration should
be based on a single project including two teams or individuals: one based in the UK and the other based
outside the UK. A relationship between both parties should already be established prior to making an
application. The collaboration should involve bilateral visits between the UK and the country with which the
overseas collaborator is based. The scheme covers all disciplines in which the Society will elect researchers
to the Fellowship of the Royal Society (for further details see the sectional committee section of the website
http://royalsociety.org/page.asp?id=2240 ). Check the appendix for countries covered and specific deadlines
for application.
http://royalsociety.org/funding.asp?id=2344



SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIANS OF GREAT BRITAIN

Publication and Research Awards                                 Deadline: 30 April and 31 October annually
The Society distributes a number of small grants, twice annually, to support research in architectural history, in
either of the two categories of Publication and Education. The Dorothy Stroud Bursary provides for
publication, while the Margaret Ramsden and Annabel Ricketts Bursaries are awarded for research
expenses. Awards are open to members and non-members of the society.
http://www.sahgb.org.uk/index.cfm/display_page/research_bursaries



SOCIETY FOR EDUCATION, MUSIC AND PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH

Arnold Bentley new initiatives fund                                                         Deadline
The Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research invites applications for the Arnold Bentley new
initiatives fund. The aim of the fund is to support new, interdisciplinary initiatives concerned with the
advancement or promotion of research in the psychology of music or music education. It is unlikely that
awards will exceed £500.
http://www.sempre.org.uk/awards_bentley.html

The Gerry Farrell Travelling Scholarships                                                    Deadline
Scholarships are offered to support travel in pursuit of identified research objectives in the UK or abroad
through the payment of or a contribution towards the costs of travel and subsistence. The Gerry Farrell
Scholarships are open to anyone working an area embraced by the Society's aims Up to eight scholarships
will be offered each year as follows:
      for travel in the UK - two scholarships of up to £250 each
      for travel in mainland Europe from the UK - two scholarships of up to £400 each
      for travel to the rest of the world or for overseas visitors to the UK - four scholarships of up to £600
         each
http://www.sempre.org.uk/awards_farrell.html



WELLCOME TRUST

History of medicine public engagement awards
                    Deadline
The Wellcome Trust invites applications for its history of medicine public engagement awards. This scheme
enables the history of medicine to reach wider audiences such as schools, the public and the media. Awards
support projects which:
    provide greater contributions to general history coverage and the promotion of history of medicine;
    promote historical research and informed dialogue between researchers, policy makers and the wider
        public with the aim of raising awareness and understanding of biomedical science.

Proposals may involve a wide range of approaches, such as television, radio, exhibitions, theatre, websites,
educational resources, lecture and debate series. The trust particularly encourages projects involving links
between historians of medicine and biomedical scientists/clinicians that stimulate an informed debate around
current health and research issues.

The scheme is open to charitable and other not-for-profit organisations, commercial companies, as well as to
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academics, clinicians, science writers and other eligible individuals. Funding will normally exceed £30,000 per
award. The proposed activity must take place in the UK or RoI.
http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Medical-humanities/Grants/History-of-medicine/Public-
engagement/WTD003791.htm

History of medicine project grants
                    Deadline
The Wellcome Trust invites applications for its history of medicine project grants. The scheme provides
funding for: research programmes of established members of academic staff; postdoctoral experience for
young researchers; research programmes of newly appointed university staff members.

Applicants must hold an established academic post in a UK, Irish or Dutch university or other institution of
higher education. Grants usually last up to three years and cover salaries and associated costs for research
assistants, travel, attendance at meetings and equipment. In exceptional circumstances, applicants may
request their salary as part of the award.
http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Medical-humanities/Grants/History-of-medicine/Research-
support/WTD003790.htm

Engaging science: people awards                                Deadline
The awards provide funding for activities that achieve one or more of the following aims: stimulate interest and
debate about biomedical science through various methods; support formal and informal learning about
biomedical science; reach new audiences not normally engaged with biomedical science, as well as
continuing to target existing audiences; examine the social, cultural, historical and ethical impact of biomedical
science; encourage new ways of thinking about biomedical science; encourage high quality interdisciplinary
practice and collaborative partnerships; investigate and test new methods of engagement, participation and
education.

Projects are worth up to £30,000 each and have a maximum duration of three years. Eligible activities include:
     workshops, talks, discussions and exhibitions in public venues;
     deliberative or opinion gathering projects;
     teaching materials or techniques to encourage wider discussions;
     projects that utilise the collections of the Wellcome Library and the Wellcome collection at the Science
        Museum.

The scheme is open to a wide range of people including: mediators and practitioners of science
communication; science centre/museum staff; artists; educators; health professionals; academics in
bioscience, social science, bioethics and history.
http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Public-engagement/Grants/People-Awards/

Engaging science: arts awards                         Deadline
The Wellcome Trust invites applications for projects that engage the public with biomedical science through
the arts. The scheme aims to:
•stimulate interest and debate about biomedical science through the arts;
•examine the social, cultural and ethical impact of biomedical science;
•support formal and informal learning;
•encourage new ways of thinking;
•encourage interdisciplinary practice and collaborative partnerships in arts, science or education practice.

All art forms are covered by the programme: dance, drama, performance arts, visual arts, music, film, craft,
photography, creative writing or digital media. Projects should have some biomedical scientific input either
through a scientist taking on an advisory role or through direct collaboration.

The scheme is open to a wide range of people including artists, scientists, curators, filmmakers, writers,
producers, directors, academics, science communicators, teachers, arts workers and education officers.
Applicants must be based in the UK or RoI and the activity must take place in the UK or RoI. Eligible
candidates are usually affiliated to organisations, but can apply as individuals.

Large projects: Funding of over £30,000 per award for up to three months is available to fund full or part
production costs for large-scale arts projects that aim to have significant impact on the public's engagement
with biomedical science. The trust is also interested in supporting high-quality, multi-audience, multi-outcome
projects.


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Small to medium sized projects: Funding of up to £30,000 per award for up to three months is
available to support the development of ideas, deliver small-scale productions or workshops, investigate
methods of engagement through the arts or develop collaborative relationships between artists and scientists.
http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Public-engagement/Grants/Arts-Awards/index.htm

Engaging Science – Society Awards                       Deadlines
Society Awards are for ambitious and creative projects that engage people with developments in biomedical
science on a regional or national scale and encourage them to learn about these developments and have an
opportunity to consider, question and debate the implications and issues arising from such work. By inspiring,
informing and involving whole communities, Society Awards enable people to consider and discuss issues
that affect them, those close to them and the world in which they live.

Medical genetics is developing at pace with advances in genetic markers of disease, screening techniques
and 'bio-banking' of genetic information. We want to open up public engagement on the pioneering
developments in this area, where genetic associations for different diseases are being identified by
researchers. Soon, people may be able to learn whether they are at risk from genetic disease or illness, both
physical and mental. You may want to explore how this might affect our behaviour. What are the implications
for our healthcare systems and our attitudes towards others? Who should have access to the information and
what could they use it for?

Projects should aim to achieve at least one of the following:
      stimulate interest, excitement and debate about biomedical science through various methods
      examine the social, cultural, historical and ethical impact of biomedical science
      encourage new ways of thinking about biomedical science.
http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Public-engagement/Grants/Society-Awards/index.htm




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