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 in the first instance.

The next theme will be Decommissioning


Funding Opportunity: Wellcome Trust Seed awards

Wellcome Trust Seed awards are for those who wish to get wellcomestarted in research.  Ideal for early career researchers and first time grant applicants.  Their exploratory nature gives scope for the use of bold or innovative methodologies, and a broad range of possible activities; from pilot and scoping studies, to preliminary data gathering and proof-of-principle studies, to planning sessions and meetings of collaborative networks. They are not intended to fund discrete projects with no follow-on plans. We encourage applications which propose to carry out interdisciplinary research across our Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Innovations funding.

They are particularly for researchers at the start of their independent careers or who wish to develop innovative ideas outside of their discipline or area of expertise.

Closing Date 20th June 2016

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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