Funding Opportunity: Secondary Data Analysis

ESRCThe 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

   

 

Opportunity: SASnet Fellowships

SASNet Fellowships are open to academics of any discipline. They offer the opportunity to join the research community at either University of Essex or the Urban Big Data Centre in Glasgow for a period of between 1 week and 2 months, for research and technology exchanges and to participate in our capacity and analytics programmes. We accept applications year-round.

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

 

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

Friday Funding #5: Social Change

Welcome to the 5th edition of Friday Funding. There are some really good calls on this week’s theme, Social Change. Featured funders are AHRC, ESRC, DRILL (Big Lottery), NIHR and Wellcome Trust.

Call Title: GCRF / PaCCS: Inter-Disciplinary Research Innovation Awards on Conflict and International Development
Funder: AHRC/ESRC      Funding Available: £100k      Deadline: 28 July 16
Summary: AHRC and the ESRC, working together as a part of the conflict theme of the Partnership for Conflict Crime and Security Research (PaCCS), have issued a joint call for Interdisciplinary Research Innovation Awards on Conflict and International Development. This call is funded from the initial allocations the AHRC and ESRC under the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).This call aims to support inter-disciplinary research innovation and international collaboration focused on the interconnections between conflict and international development and with the potential to contribute to the welfare (broadly defined) and/or economic development of Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs).
Link to Funder’s Page: Here

Call Title: Translating Cultures and Care for the Future Research Innovation Awards on International Development
Funder: AHRC      Funding Available: £100k      Deadline: 21 July 17
Summary: The call is a joint initiative between the AHRC’s Translating Cultures and Care for the Future themes. Awards will be funded through the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). Projects will be expected to take innovative, collaborative and adventurous approaches to development-focused topics pertinent to the Translating Cultures and Care for the Future themes
Link to Funder’s Page: Here

Call Title: Disability Research on Independent Living and Learning’ (DRILL)
Funder: DRILL (through Big Lottery)     Funding Available: £150k      Deadline: 27 July 16
Summary: Grants to carry out research and establish pilot projects on subjects reflecting the priorities of disabled people.  Partnerships, which include combinations of disabled people, their organisations, academics and potentially others, are expected to come together to develop and submit applications and, if funded, deliver their project through a process of coproduction. Disabled people will be at the forefront of designing and delivering these projects.  The purpose is to build a better evidence base about approaches that enable disabled people to achieve independent living – to have choice and control over their lives in ways non-disabled people take for granted. The evidence produced from the projects funded by DRILL will be used to inform future policy and service provision, and give a greater voice to disabled people on the issues that impact on them.
Link to Funder’s Page: Here

Call Title: Public Health Research commissioned funding opportunities
Funder: NIHR     Funding Available: Various      Deadline: 15 August 16/5 December 16
Summary: NIHR have some great calls at the moment for research on public health. The PHR Programme funds research to generate evidence to inform the delivery of non-NHS interventions, specifically, we provide new knowledge on the benefits, costs, acceptability and wider impacts of non-NHS interventions intended to improve the health of the public and reduce inequalities in health. Topics include ‘Loneliness and unwanted social isolation,’ ‘Community Engagement’ and ‘Preventing Road Injuries’ for example.
Link to Funder’s Page: Here

Call Title: Seed Awards in Humanities and Social Science
Funder: Wellcome Trust     Funding Available: £25k-£50k      Deadline: 5 August 16
Summary: Seed Awards help researchers develop compelling and innovative ideas that may go on to form part of larger grant applications. proposals that aim to develop new approaches or collaborations in the humanities and social sciences and enrich our understanding of human and animal health. Activities can include: pilot and scoping studies, planning sessions, meeting of collaborative networks.
Link to Funder’s Page: Here

 

If you are interested in applying for any of these calls please contact res-research@rgu.ac.uk in the first instance.

The next theme will be Decommissioning

 

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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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: ESRC Digging into Data Challenge

The ESRC and AHRC, on behalf of the Trans-Atlantic Platform (T-AP), are pleased to announce the launch of the T-AP Digging into Data Challenge. Building upon the success of previous Digging into Data Challenge calls, this expanded multi-lateral collaboration involves 16 funding agencies from 11 countries (Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Mexico, the Netherlands, Portugal, the UK, and the US).  Find out more