Funding Opportunities: Check out these ESRC calls and pre-calls

ESRCCheck out these funding calls and pre-calls from ESRC

wellcomeCall for Science Learning+ Partnership Grants. Partnership Grants under Science Learning+. International initiative ESRC / Wellcome Trust / National Science Foundation (USA)  Deadline 14 June 2016


Trans-Atlantic Platform: Digging into Data Challenge  ESRC / AHRC on behalf of the Trans-Atlantic Platform (T-AP). Launch of the T-AP Digging into Data Challenge. Deadline 29 June 2016


ESRC-NSFC Newton Call for collaborative research and networking opportunity  Developing financial systems to support sustainable growth in China. ESRC / National Science Foundation of China (NSFC). Developing financial systems to support sustainable growth in China. Deadline 20 July 2016


dfid (2)ESRC-DFID Raising Learning Outcomes in Education Systems Research Programme – 2016 call ESRC / DFID. Raising Learning Outcomes in Education Systems Research Programme. Deadline 26 July 2016.


ahrcInnovation awards under PaCCS focusing on Conflict and International Development. ESRC / AHRC. Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security Research (PaCCS) focusing on Conflict and International Development. (Pre-call.)


Tackling antimicrobial resistance: behaviour within and beyond the healthcare setting .We are planning to announce a call for both smaller pump priming grants and larger collaborative research grants  (Pre-call.)


jrfEvidence centre on UK housing. ESRC,/ Joseph Rowntree Foundation / AHRC  invite collaborative applications to establish an evidence centre for UK housing. Deadline 1 October 2016


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10 Lessons from Research Proposals : Fast Tract Impact

An analysis identifying the elements that pathways to winning impact case studies have in common, from a wide range of disciplinary areas, and some suggestions that complement official guidance on writing ‘pathways to impact’ to help develop a pathway to significant and far-reaching impacts.  Find out more




Research Assessment in the Humanities

Research assessment in the humanities

Colleagues working in humanities, social sciences and law disciplines may be interested in the discussions presented in this new book from Springer Open about pilot projects and other work around research assessment from across Europe, including Switzerland, Norway, Spain, France, Germany and the Netherlands. It is published on an Open Access basis and is freely accessible by following this link.

Funding Opportunity: Data Impact Fellows

UK Data Service Impact Fellows Programme 2016-2017.   The UK Data Service aims to establish additional ways to support the long-range use of its data and resources by new generations of scholars, extending this usage through the research partnerships they develop and by the students they teach – from the earliest stages of, and throughout their career – by establishing a prestigious Impact Fellows programme. Funded by the ESRC the programme aims to provide career development opportunities for scholars at a relatively early stage of their academic careers with a proven record of research.  Find out more

Funding Opportunity: Fellowships in South Africa

DST / NRF Fellowships for early career researchers 2017. Deadline Thursday, 30 June, 2016.

The National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST) in partnership with the United Kingdom Academies (under the United Kingdom-South Africa Newton Fund) are inviting applications for 2017 Fellowships.  Find out more

Funding Opportunity: Industrial Secondment Scheme

 The Royal Academy of Engineering is accepting proposals for its Industrial Secondment Scheme.  This supports early to mid-career academics to undertake a secondment in industry to conduct a collaborative research project.         The secondment allows the awardee to gain knowledge and first-hand experience of current industry working practice. Upon their return to the university, the awardee will use their industrial experience to enhance both their teaching and student learning.   The scheme is now open for applications with a deadline of 4pm Tuesday 31st of May 2016.   For further information see:


Funding Opportunity: Engineering and Built Environment Visiting Professorships

Royal Academy of Engineering welcomes applications from all areas within Engineering. We encourage applications from minority and under-represented groups in engineering, especially from women. The visiting professors scheme  supports the appointment of senior industrial engineers as Visiting Professors at UK universities.         This industry-into-academia initiative aims to utilise the experience of the Visiting Professor to  enhance student learning, enhance the employability and skills of UK engineering graduates, deliver face to face teaching and mentoring at the host university.  The scheme is now open for applications with a deadline of 4pm Monday 23rd May 2016. This year the Happold Foundation has provided additional funding to support one additional Visiting Professor in the Built Environment.

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Funding Opportunity: European Fellowships 2017

The EURIAS Fellowship Programme 2017/2018 Call for Applications is now open. Deadline June 8th, 2016.

The European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme is an international researcher mobility programme offering 10-month residencies in one of the 18 participating Institutes: Aahrus, Amsterdam, Berlin, Bologna, Budapest, Cambridge, Delmenhorst, Edinburgh, Freiburg, Helsinki, Jerusalem, Lyon, Madrid, Marseille, Paris, Uppsala, Vienna, Zürich. The Institutes for Advanced Study support the focused, self-directed work of outstanding researchers. The fellows benefit from the finest intellectual and research conditions and from the stimulating environment of a multi-disciplinary and international community of first-rate scholars.  EURIAS Fellowships are mainly offered in the fields of the humanities and social sciences but may also be granted to scholars in life and exact sciences, provided that their proposed research project does not require laboratory facilities and that it interfaces with humanities and social sciences. The diversity of the 18 participating IAS offers a wide range of possible research contexts in Europe for worldwide scholars. Applicants may select up to three IAS outside their country of nationality or residence as possible host institutions.  Find out more

Funding Opportunity: Newton fund researcher links

Newton researcher links travel grants – Colombia, Egypt, Indonesia and Turkey, closing date 27th June 2016.  These aim to provide financial support for early-careeer researchers across selected partner countries by giving them the opportunity to form international connections through fully funded travel grants. The Fund aims to promote the economic development and welfare of either the partner countries or, through working with the partner country, to address the problems of low-income and vulnerable populations. Proposals are invited for travel to or from the UK and Colombia, Egypt, Indonesia, Kazakhstan and Turkey. Multidisciplinary proposals are welcome and may include social sciences and arts and humanities. Find out more

Funding Opportunity: Efficiency Research Programme

The Efficiency Research Programme, from the Health Foundation is an open call for innovative research ideas into system efficiency and sustainability in health and social care. Between £250,000 and £500,000 is available for three to five experienced research teams for projects completed over three to five years. Deadline for applications: Thursday 28 July 2016  Find out more