Funder Title Details Deadline Amount Sept. 22 (for This scheme makes 30 awards annually and funds research in institutions to AXA Postdoctoral Fellowship the broadly defined areas of - environmental, life and societal Salary nominate risks. individual) Long-term: Funds early career overseas researchers to, under the guidance of their hosts, conduct cooperative research with Japanese Society leading research groups in universities and other Japanese Travel, for the Promotion Postdoctoral Fellowship institutions, thereby permitting them to advance their own Sept. 2010 subsistence and of Science research while stimulating Japanese academic circles, research costs particularly young Japanese researchers, through close collaboration in scientific activities. Short-term: as above but provides for short-term visits for Oct. 4-8, Japanese Society young pre- and post-doctoral UK researchers and researchers Nov. 22-26, Travel and for the Promotion Postdoctoral Fellowship from Europe and North America based in the UK to conduct Jan 31- Feb 4, maintenance of Science cooperative research with leading research groups at Japanese 2011 Universities and Institutions. This scheme is designed to enable outstanding early career researchers to strengthen their experience of research and teaching in a university environment, which will develop their Salary, limited British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship curriculum vitae and improve their prospects of obtaining late Nov. (TBA) research costs permanent lecturing posts by the end of the Fellowship. Applicants are expected to be at an early stage of their academic career. The purpose of these awards is to enable established scholars to develop a significant research project. Applications are particularly encouraged from scholars who can demonstrate that they are developing an innovative line of research, with the British Academy potential to make a significant difference to their field and to their British Academy Research Development career profile. Priority will be given to applicants who have at Dec. (TBA) £15-150k Award least five years postdoctoral experience. Applications for collaborative or individual research projects are equally welcome under this scheme. Applications from international groups of scholars are welcome, provided there is a UK-based scholar as lead applicant. Provides a period of research leave for one year for established scholars during which they will be able to concentrate on British Academy/ Senior Research Replacement bringing a major piece of research towards completion while Dec. (TBA) Leverhulme Trust Fellowship lecturer costs their normal teaching and administrative duties are covered by a full-time replacement. The Scheme provides follow-on funding to undertake additional knowledge transfer and impact generation activities that can ESRC Follow-on Funding c. June-July (tbc) Up to £100k demonstrate the potential for significant economic, social, policy and/or practice benefit(s). Designed to allow early career researchers gain experience of research leadership and management and formulate forward ESRC First Grants Scheme plans for their career. Applicants must be within 6 years of Nov. (TBA) Up to £400k receiving their PhD by the start of the award. Applicants can spend up to 40% of their time on the project. This scheme has two themes: 1) 'economic and business models' will aim to provide improved evidence to underpin Assisted Living - industry and social enterprise, to encourage investment in and Economic and Business ESRC implementation of assisted living services and technology and 2) July. 30 TBC Models and Social and 'social and behavioural studies' will aim to better understand the Behavioural Studies interactions between assisted living technologies and services and individuals, families and communities. Research A Cross-Research Council programme. Phase 3 will focus on Grants (£300k - Lifelong Health and ESRC mental health and wellbeing, resilience for successful ageing, Call in May £2.5m) Pilot Wellbeing (Phase 3) age-related conditions. Studies (up to c. £250k) Projects must involve integrated collaboration between the UK and Hong Kong partners. Projects must have well identified joint working, demonstrating clearly the added value of the Up to UK£100k ESRC Bilateral - Hong Kong July. 15 collaboration. They must demonstrate distinctive, cross-country and HK$350k aspects, where both sides of the research team provide necessary local expertise. Aims to support up-and-coming research leaders who are about to establish or consolidate a proper research team and to start Starting Grants for conducting independent research in Europe. The scheme European Dec. (TBA) (call Up to 1.5m Social Sciences and targets promising researchers who have the proven potential of Research Council made in July) Euros Humanities becoming independent research leaders. It will support the creation of excellent new research teams and will strengthen others that have been recently created. Targets researchers who have already established themselves as independent research leaders in their own right. Advanced Grants allow exceptional established research leaders in any European Advanced Investigators Up to 3.5m field of science, engineering and scholarship to pursue frontier Call in Oct. Research Council Grant for SSH Euros research of their choice. Applicants are expected to be active researchers who have a track-record of significant research achievements in the last 10 years Intra-European Fellowships: for researchers based in an EU or Associated State. Research topic chosen by applicant. European Union Marie Curie Fellowships Aug. 17 Salary Objective is to enhance career development through skill acquisition or diversification Outgoing International Fellowships: as above. Research topic chosen by applicant. Objective is to reinforce the international European Union Marie Curie Fellowships dimension of European researchers' careers by giving them the Aug. 17 Salary opportunity to be trained and acquire new knowledge in a high- level research organisation in a third country. Incoming International Fellowships: allows researchers based outside the EU and Associated States to come to work European Union Marie Curie Fellowships Aug. 17 Salary with researchers in those countries. Designed to encourage research cooperation and transfer knowledge. Research Fellowships are open to experienced researchers, particularly those who are or have been prevented by routine Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship duties from completing a programme of original research. There Nov. (TBA) up to £45k are no restrictions on academic discipline, and awards are not limited to those holding appointments in higher education. Designed to support a period overseas in a stimulating academic environment. The awards support a range of activities Study Abroad Leverhulme Trust other than straight-forward research (e.g., the exchange of Nov. (TBA) Up to £22k Fellowships ideas, the development of new lines of research and collaborative ventures). These awards enable well-established and distinguished researchers in the disciplines of the Humanities and Social Replacement Major Research Sciences to devote themselves to a single research project of lecturer costs, Leverhulme Trust outstanding originality and significance, capable of completion May. 7 Fellowship £5k research within two or three years. expenses Projects should be 1) Innovative, 2) Practical, 3) Generalisable Up to £250k Programmes - 1) Law in and 4) Reflective. Research projects must have policy impacts July 9, (most awards Nuffield Foundation Society 2) Children and in the short or medium term. Development projects must have Nov. 5 are below Families, 3) Education the potential to be applied directly or as a model; evaluation and £100k) dissemination must be carefully considered. For proposals of exceptional merit for research projects or practical innovations. Must have some bearing on the Trust's Annual scheme widest objective of 'the advancement of social well-being' - July 9, budget £750k Nuffield Foundation Open Door Programme current areas of interest include financial circumstances of older Nov. 5 Most awards people, government, law-making and the constitution, poverty below £100k and disadvantage, UK and Europe. Duration Weblink N.B http://www.axa- 1 year research.org/en/research- funding/postgrants/ http://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e- 1-2 years Approximately 200 awards are made per annum. fellow/postdoctoral.html#long http://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e- 1-12 months fellow/postdoctoral.html#short http://www.britac.ac.uk/funding/gui Outline proposals in the first instance. Approximately 45 Up to 3 years de/pdfells.html awards will be made. http://www.britac.ac.uk/funding/gui Up to 3 years Application form available from Nov. 2, 2009 de/barda.cfm http://www.britac.ac.uk/funding/gui Up to 1 year de/srf.cfm http://www.esrc.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCe ntre/opportunities/current_funding_ Up to 1 year opportunities/FoF.aspx?Componen tId=27622&SourcePageId=5964#0 http://www.esrc.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCe 1-3 years ntre/opportunities/annual/FG.aspx http://www.esrc.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCe TBC ntre/opportunities/forthcoming_opp Call will be issued on May 14. ortunities/ALEB.aspx Research Grants - http://www.esrc.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCe 3-5 years ntre/opportunities/forthcoming_opp Pilot Studies - up ortunities/3LHaW.aspx to 2 years http://www.esrc.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCe Up to 3 years ntre/opportunities/international/hkbi lateral.aspx A competitive applicant must have already shown the potential for research independence and evidence of scientific maturity. It is normally expected that applicants http://erc.europa.eu/index.cfm?fus will have produced at least one important publication Up to 5 years eaction=page.display&topicID=65 without the participation of their PhD supervisor. Applicants should also be able to demonstrate a promising track-record of early achievements appropriate to their research field and career stage. http://erc.europa.eu/index.cfm?fus Up to 5 years eaction=page.display&topicID=67 Details available from March 18, 2009. Fellowships http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/mariecu 1-2 years aimed at experience researchers (at least 4 years rieactions/home_en.html postdoc) but most have a more senior profile. http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/mariecu 2-3 years As above rieactions/home_en.html http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/mariecu 1-2 years rieactions/home_en.html http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/grants 3-24 months _awards/grants/research_fellowshi Call details available in Sept. ps/ http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/grants 3-12 months _awards/grants/study_abroad_fello Call details available in Sept. wships/ http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/grants 2-3 years _awards/grants/major_research_fe llowships/ Outline proposal required in the first instance - 6 week decision period. Nuffield prefer research that has wide significance, beyond the local or routine. The Foundation 2-3 years on http://www.nuffieldfoundation.org/g looks to support projects that are imaginative and average o/Default.html innovative, take a thoughtful and rigorous approach to problems, and have the potential to influence policy or practice. 2-3 years on http://www.nuffieldfoundation.org/g See above. average o/grants/opendoor/page_115.html Funder Title Details Deadline Amount Duration ESRC Small Grant Subject just needs to fall within ESRC remit OPEN £15k - £100k Up to 2 years Typically 3 years ESRC Standard Grant Subject just needs to fall within ESRC remit OPEN £100k - £1.5 million (max. 5 years) Intended to enable outstanding researchers to develop their careers by taking their research in a new direction or to a new level. Applications are welcome from academics seeking support for a programme of work, Mid-Career 2 years based on a specific research question, linked to Salary costs and ESRC Development OPEN (exceptionally 3 substantive career development. Applications are also research costs met. Fellowships years) welcome from researchers seeking to move into academic research from professional practice in an allied field, enabling them to complete a PhD if required. Funds new researchers for one year (two years if in Postdoctoral Salary costs and some 1 year full-time, 2 ESRC Economics). Must be within 3 years of the submission OPEN Fellowships limited research costs years part-time of their doctorate. Small grants up to Designed to facilitate bilateral collaborations between £100k ESRC-Austrian Bilateral - Austria UK social scientists and researchers in the partner OPEN Large grants between 1-3 years Science Fund country £100k and £1.5 million Small grants up to ESRC - Sao Paulo Designed to facilitate bilateral collaborations between £100k Research Bilateral - Brazil UK social scientists and researchers in the partner OPEN Large grants between 1-3 years Foundation country £100k and £1.5 million Interaction with business: gives current or recently ESRC Impact Grant Scheme funded ESRC awardholders the opportunity to show an OPEN Short-term impact of their research on a business/private sector Up to £10k audience. Up to £40-50k Directive: open to all social science researchers OPEN Short-term regardless of previous funding Up to £10k Up to £40-50k Jointly funded by the ESRC and a host 'partner organisation' (eg Government Department, Devolved Placement Fellows Administration) allows for social science researchers to ESRC OPEN Salary costs Up to 1 year Scheme spend time in that organisation to undertake policy- relevant research and to upgrade the research skills of 'partner organisation' employees. Primary interests are the UK's cultural life, education, Esmee Fairbairn Main Fund the natural environment and enabling people who are OPEN c. £50k average 1-3 years Foundation disadvantaged to participate more fully in society Funds innovative and original research projects of high 2-3 years Research Project Up to £250k over 2-3 Leverhulme Trust quality and potential, the choice of theme and the OPEN (exceptionally 5 Grants years design of the research lying entirely with the applicant years) Funds a Principal Investigator to lead a research programme intended to stimulate an international Leverhulme Trust International Networks OPEN Up to £125k Up to 3 years exchange of ideas and experience between 1 or more UK HEIs and 2 or more overseas institutions Web link N.B. http://www.esrc.ac.uk/ESRCInfo Centre/opportunities/current_fu Decision time c. 12 weeks. Assessed by 1 member of the nding_opportunities/research/in Virtual College and 1 Research Grants Board (RGB) dex.aspx?ComponentId=11696 member &SourcePageId=5964 http://www.esrc.ac.uk/ESRCInfo Centre/opportunities/current_fu Decision time c. 22 weeks. Peer reviewed and assessed nding_opportunities/research/in by 2/3 Research Grants Board members dex.aspx?ComponentId=11696 &SourcePageId=5964 http://www.esrc.ac.uk/ESRCInfo Centre/opportunities/postgradu Applicants must have between 5 and 15 years active ate/fellowships/standard/MidCa postdoctoral or equivalent professional experience reerFellowships.aspx http://www.esrc.ac.uk/ESRCInfo Centre/opportunities/earlycaree Assessed by Postdoc Fellowship Panel. Decision time 14 r/postdocfellowships/index.aspx weeks. ?ComponentId=5111&SourceP ageId=5964 http://www.esrc.ac.uk/ESRCInfo Centre/opportunities/internation al/AustriaBi-laterals.aspx http://www.esrc.ac.uk/ESRCInfo Centre/opportunities/internation al/FAPESP.aspx http://www.esrc.ac.uk/ESRCInfo Centre/KnowledgeExch/Impact Grants.aspx?ComponentId=228 75&SourcePageId=23077 Contact Lesley Lilley, ESRC: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.esrc.ac.uk/ESRCInfo Centre/KnowledgeExch/Impact Grants.aspx?ComponentId=228 75&SourcePageId=23077 As above http://www.esrc.ac.uk/ESRCInfo Fellows are usually mid-career (5-10 years post-PhD). Centre/KnowledgeExch/Govern Calls with deadlines are made on an ongoing basis. ment.aspx http://www.esmeefairbairn.org.u Only research with a practical purpose will be k/funding/index.html considered. http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/gra Outline proposals required in first instance - 12 weeks nts_awards/grants/research_pr decision period. 75% of the budget must be spent on an oject_grants/ RA. http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/gra Outline proposal required in the first instance - 10 week nts_awards/grants/international decision period _networks/ Funder Title Details Deadline Amount (FEC) Duration Funds are available to facilitate initial project planning and development; to support the direct costs of research; and to British Academy Small Research Grants Nov. (TBA) Up to £7,500 Up to 2 years enable the advancement of research through workshops, or visits by or to partner scholars. 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 British Academy Conference Support Call due in Dec. £1 - £20k Academy as a venue; (c) organisational assistance from the Academy’s conference team; (d) subsequent publication of proceedings by the Academy. (Please note that applications will not be entertained for (d) alone.) Grants are available for the travel expenses Overseas Conference British Academy of a scholar delivering a paper at a Nov. (TBA) Up to £900 Grants conference overseas. Seminar Groups are multi-institutional groups of academic researchers, postgraduate students and non-academic users who meet regularly to exchange information and ideas with the aim of Call to be made ESRC Research Seminars advancing research within their fields. Up to £18k Up to 2 years in Nov (TBC) Where appropriate, Seminar Group members should be drawn from industry, Government Departments and other relevant organisations as well as from academic institutions. Designed to enable staff in the UK social science community engaged in research, ESRC Bursaries for Training OPEN Up to £1k N/A teaching research methods or supervising research to update their skills. 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 Typically 10 months Leverhulme Trust Artist-in-Residence artist and the staff and/or students of that Sept. 1 Up to £12,500 (2 days per week) institution. The term 'artist' encompasses visual artists, creative writers, musicians, poets and other producers of original creative work. Intended for self-contained projects, including pilot studies, development of social science research capacity, outstanding small projects. Scheme focuses on thematic areas of interest to Nuffield: 1) children and families, 2) Social Science Small Nuffield Foundation education, 3) law and society, 4) older OPEN Up to £15,000 N/A Grants Scheme people and their finances, 5) government, law-making and constitutional change, 6) poverty and disadvantage, 7) cross national comparisons, 8) objective reviews of government policy or practice, 9) development in Africa. Funds are available to support a single trip to India for early career researchers to attend a workshop or other similar event in India. These funds are specifically to Travel and RCUK India Office Travel Funds enable UK based, early career July. 30 subsistence researchers, to accompany Research Council supported researchers centrally involved in organising or planning an event in India. Weblink N.B. http://www.britac.ac.uk/funding/gui de/srg.html Conferences held in collaboration with other organisations are welcome. Conferences attracting the higher levels of support should be at least partly aimed at disseminating the http://www.britac.ac.uk/funding/gui results of research to a broader public; de/confs.html applications that show how public interest might be engaged in the topics discussed particularly welcome. Few awards likely to be made at the upper end. http://www.britac.ac.uk/funding/gui de/ocg.cfm http://www.esrc.ac.uk/ESRCInfoC entre/opportunities/annual/RSC.as px http://www.ncrm.ac.uk/about/fundi ng/training/ http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/grant s_awards/grants/artists_in_reside nce/ http://www.nuffieldfoundation.org/g The scheme is unlikely to run beyond the end of o/grants/smallgrants/page_123.ht 2010. ml http://www.india.rcuk.ac.uk/opps/e arlyc.htm Name Details A comprehensive online database of research funding opportunities and research news. 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