The call for the first round of pump-priming funds from the RGU Strategic Research Investment is now open. These pump-priming funds may be used to generate preliminary data or outputs to help secure major grant funding from external funding bodies. Each project can request up to £30k. Projects with relevance to business or industry are encouraged. Pump-priming funds cannot be used to buy-out staff time. Preference will be given to inter-disciplinary projects that have the potential to deliver impact and involve early career researchers.
The application form together with guidance on the levels of funding and eligible criteria is available on the RGyoU website.
Please complete the application form by 31st August 2018. For further information please contact Dr Emma Gillibrand, firstname.lastname@example.org, ext.2074
Check out this opportunity for research teams to demonstrate how their work can lead to direct benefits or impact on patients. The Health Foundation are particularly interested in applications that make use of data analysis. Applications must be completed online by midday, Tuesday 28 March 2017
The second round of the Department for Education highlight notice is open for grants of up to 18 months to conduct research through the secondary analysis of data on themes of interest to the Department (which includes the Government Equalities Office). Closing date of 10 March 2017. The UK has a world-leading data infrastructure for social and economic research that provides a huge opportunity to address some of the most pressing challenges facing society today and into the future. The ESRC Secondary Data Analysis Initiative (SDAI) call aims to deliver high-quality high-impact research through the deeper exploitation of these major data resources. To date the SDAI has awarded funding to over 100 projects.
Since December 2015, ESRC funding for the initiative has been awarded through an open competition. This process allows researchers greater flexibility in the timing and focus of their proposals which can now be submitted throughout the year. Funding is available for around 20 proposals a year (subject to quality). find out more or email
The next call for project proposals of the Interreg North West Europe Programme will be open from 18 April to 24 May 2017. This programme is looking for transnational cooperation initiatives that can deliver concrete results for the North-West Europe area and its citizens. If you have an idea that could make one of the programme objectives a reality, contact Kathryn Brown or Alison Merchant for more information.
The Manufacturing the Future theme is highlighting a future call for a Sandpit in New Industrial Systems. Closing Date for expressions of interest: 02 March 2017 at 16:00
Joint UK/India Energy Demand Reduction in the Built Environment Call Opening Date 16th January 2017. Closing Date: No closing date . Related theme: Energy
Are you a scientist, technologist, engineer or mathematician who has had a career break of 2 or more years for family, caring or health reasons and wishes to return to research? If so the Daphne Jackson Trust may be able to help. Closing date for applications is 6th February 2017
Funding calls are now open for research grants from Wellbeing for Women for outstanding projects in basic science, clinical or translational research in the areas of Pregnancy and Childbirth, including pre-term birth, miscarriage and fertility; General Wellbeing issues such as menopause, incontinence and prolapse, sexual health, menstrual disorders and endometriosis; and Gynaecological Cancers. Closing Date is 17th February 2017