ESRC New Investigator Grants

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) invite proposals for their New Investigator Grants. New Investigator Grants form one element of support for early career researchers and the scheme is specifically aimed at supporting those looking to make the transition to an independent researcher through managing their first major research project. These grants replace their previous Future Research Leaders scheme.

The call is open to high-quality candidates from anywhere in the world who have a maximum of four years’ postdoctoral experience and the support of an eligible UK research organisation. Grants ranging from £100,000 to £300,000 full Economic Cost (fEC) can be awarded.

Proposals are welcomed across the full disciplinary range of the social sciences and at the interface with the wider sciences, however the social sciences must represent at least 50 per cent of the research focus and effort.

There are no fixed deadlines for this call and proposals can be submitted at any time.

For more information please see: http://www.esrc.ac.uk/funding/funding-opportunities/new-investigator-grants/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

 

SGSAH’s Scottish Universities Research Collections Associate Scheme 2016 Pilot

Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities

Doctoral researchers in arts & humanities disciplines at any Scottish HEI are eligible to apply, regardless of their funding source.

Would you like to be able to explore & work with some of Scotland’s unique university holdings of archives & special collections? Scotland’s universities have a rich & diverse resource of special research collections.  Museums, rare books & archives: collections recognised as being of national importance & world significance.

SURCAS is a new scheme which supports doctoral researchers in the arts & humanities to undertake short-term research/knowledge exchange projects with collections & to produce a public engagement outcome.  This can take the form of an online exhibition; talks; short films; apps; performances; creative practice; or whatever the researcher agrees with the collections service.  In this pilot year, we are focusing on archives & special collections. SGSAH will provide funding to support you to undertake a project culminating in public engagement activity, including training, travel & accommodation & support for public engagement activity.

DEADLINE: 5pm Wednesday 24 August 2016 
Find out more about what collections are available on the SGSAH website here.

Increase and evidence the impact of your published work

KUDOS webinar

Kudos Educational Researcher Webinar – Wednesday 31st August 2016

Co-hosted with Kudos, Altmetric, ORCID and Thomson Reuters, this session will give you hints and tips on how to promote your work effectively, measure current reach and how to further increase the impact of your work (reach, altmetrics and citations) – all in one place.

Find out more and register here – http://bit.ly/kudoswebinaraug2016

Any questions, please do email support@growkudos.com who will happily help.

 

Funding Award: Commonhealth @ Aberdeen Foyer

Prof Heather Fulford  has started the Aberdeen phase of a research grant from the  MRC and ESRC awarded to RGU and partners.

CommonHealth is a five-year research programme (2014-2018) set up to investigate the impact of social enterprise on the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities. Led by the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health at Glasgow Caledonian University, CommonHealth is a collaborative programme of 8 projects delivered by academics from the University of Stirling, Glasgow University, Robert Gordon University and UHI, working in partnership with a range of social enterprises across Scotland.

Aberdeen FoyerCommonHealth @ Aberdeen Foyer runs from 2016-18 and is one of the 8 projects within the CommonHealth programme.  The purpose of the project is to explore the challenges of collecting, recording, analysing, reporting and using data on health and wellbeing outcomes in a social enterprise. The RGU research team will work alongside Aberdeen Foyer to review the effectiveness of existing mechanisms used to measure health and wellbeing outcomes. A comparative investigation with other social enterprises in Scotland is also being planned. Using human-centred design techniques, new measurement frameworks will be designed, developed and tested with a view to helping social enterprises like Aberdeen Foyer increase the effectiveness of their health and wellbeing interventions and enable them to report more comprehensively and meaningfully on their impact.

Research Assistant Melanie Liddell is working alongside Prof Fulford in Aberdeen Business School on the CommonHealth @ Aberdeen Foyer project. Melanie is currently engaging closely with staff at Aberdeen Foyer to determine the range of data collected, the data recording mechanisms in place, and the reporting tools being employed.

Project contact: Professor Heather Fulford, (Centre for Entrepreneurship, Department of Management, Aberdeen Business School), Robert Gordon University; tel. 01224 263869; email h.fulford@rgu.ac.uk

Funding Opportunity: Independent Social Research Foundation

isrf 1The ISRF has opportunities for those working in Political Economy, which the ISRF here extends to include the social scientific study of economies across the whole range of the social sciences. The work would be conceptually innovative, interdisciplinary, and unlikely to be funded by existing funding bodies.  Deadline 23rd September.

Funding Opportunity: Research Fellowships in Humanities and Social Sciences

wellcomeWellcome Trust are offering 3 year support for humanities researchers and social scientists who want to explore areas of health but do not hold established academic posts.  The call is aimed at early(post doc researchers); intermediate (you’re consolidating your research career. You lead on research projects and are establishing a research team) and return to research after a break of two years or more.   Salary and research expenses are covered for up to 3 years.

 

Depositing Research Outputs: Getting more from OpenAIR

imagesRGU has its own institutional repository for research outputs called “OpenAIR”.  Depositing research outputs in OpenAIR meets many Open Access requirements and, because the repository is optimised for search engines, it can raise the profile of research staff and students.  To improve the level of service support offered to researchers and research students, a new policy has been approved. As a result, OpenAIR is now accepting submissions of many more kinds of research output, including research data, systematic review protocols and any outputs created by doctoral and research masters students. If you would like to find out more, get in touch with the OpenAIR team, or read the full policy.”