Opportunity: Returning to research fellowships

daphne-jacksonAre 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

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.

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.


Funding Opportunity : South Africa, Malaysia, Mexico

Newton advanced fellowships – Mexico, South Africa, Malaysia

British Academy, GB.  These enable international researchers based in a country covered by the Newton Fund to establish and develop collaborations with the UK having the intention of transferring knowledge and research capabilities. Fellowships are worth up to £37,000 per year for three years for researchers in Mexico and South Africa, and are worth up to £37,000 per year for two years for researchers in Malaysia.  Maximum award: £111,000  Closing date: 14 Sep 16.

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: Adult Social Care Fellowship NIHR

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The NIHR School for Social Care Research (NIHR SSCR) is inviting applications from individuals committed to adult social care research who would benefit from NIHR SSCR support to further their research careers in this field.  Applicants can be at any stage of their research career – pre-doctoral, doctoral, post-doctoral – but not yet experienced enough to be established as independent, or more established researchers. Applicants must show a commitment to establishing a long-term career in adult social care research. Projects would need to start within 3 months of confirmation of an award and be completed within 8 months of the start date.

The commissioning panel is looking for:

  • strong applicants looking to move into becoming, or developing further as, an independent researcher in adult social care
  • a commitment to enhancing the evidence base for improving adult social care practice
  • a plan of work with a clear focus, and aims and objectives in the timescale of NIHR SSCR support
  • a robust plan to achieve the stated aims and objectives
  • excellent organisational support likely to help deliver the proposed plan of work and help the applicant beyond that to become strong researchers in adult social care.

Awards of up to £20,000 are available.Deadline: 4pm on Monday 9 May 2016


Opportunity: SASnet Fellowship

The Urban Big Data Centre are offeringubdc_logo short fellowships to interested academics.  Benefits of being a SASNET fellow include:  

  • Access to a wide spectrum of UK data for your research — this includes a range of administrative, big, and complex data on business, government and urban areas in the UK
  • Expert guidance and support for your research from the interdisciplinary staff at the UBDC and BLGRC, including funding for travel to/from and accommodation in Glasgow or Essex if required
  • Opportunities to promote your latest research, build relationships, and share your expertise in social analytics to further develop the capacity and skills of academics and professionals in the UK.

Find out more here

Funding Opportunity: Data Impact Fellowships

UKDSApply to be one of our new Data Impact Fellows

Are you a post-doctoral researcher or PhD researcher based in a UK university? Do you use UK Data Service data in your research with a focus on impact? If so we are offering you the opportunity to be awarded one of five Impact Fellowships.

UKDAFive awards are offered to the value of £2,000 per Fellow and the programme will run over 2 years from July 2016, from which Fellows can draw on a receipt for cost basis to cover impactful public engagement activities such as: holding focus groups, international conference costs or the cost of an article processing charge for a publication.

As a UK Data Service Impact Fellow we’ll help you promote your research through blogging, becoming a data citation practitioner, developing impact case studies and enhancing your profile.

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. Apply here, we look forward to hearing from you.

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Funding Opportunity : Distinguished Visiting Fellowships scheme is now open for applications

The next round of the Distinguished Visiting Fellowships scheme is now open for applications. The deadline is 4pm on 18th April 2016.  The aim of the scheme is to help UK universities to build capacity and promote collaborations by facilitating visits by distinguished international experts. It provides funding to enable an academic engineering department in a UK university to be a host for up to a month to a Distinguished Visiting Fellow from an overseas academic centre of excellence. Details Here. This will be the only call for the DVF scheme for visits taking place in the 2016/17 financial year. The subsequent round will open in February 2017.


Funding Opportunity : Future Leader Fellowship BBSRC

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, GB

This enables early-career researchers to undertake independent research in any area within biotechnology and biological sciences, and to gain leadership skills. The fellowship is worth up to £300,000 over a period of three years.

Maximum award: £300,000

Closing date: 12 May 16