Newton Fund

Newton Fund: building science and innovation capacity in developing countries

The Newton Fund is part of the UK’s official development assistance. Its aim is to develop science and innovation partnerships that promote the economic development and welfare of developing countries.

The fund is £75 million each year from 2014 for 5 years. We expect that the UK funding will lead to extra funding from:

  • partner countries
  • private foundations
  • multi-lateral organisations
  • corporate partners

The fund will cover 3 broad categories of activity:

  • people: improving science and innovation expertise (known as ‘capacity building’), student and researcher fellowships, mobility schemes and joint centres
  • programmes: research collaborations on development topics
  • translation: innovation partnerships and challenge funds to develop innovative solutions on development topics

Calls are likely to be opened at different times according to the country and the programme area. 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/newton-fund-building-science-and-innovation-capacity-in-developing-countries/newton-fund-building-science-and-innovation-capacity-in-developing-countries

British Academy/Leverhulme Small Grants Scheme *Now Open*

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Grants are available to support primary research in the humanities and social sciences.  Applications will not be considered for less than £500. The maximum grant is £10,000 over two years. Applications for collaborative or individual projects are equally welcome under this scheme. Applications from international groups of scholars are welcome, provided there is a UK-based scholar as lead applicant.

Funds are available to facilitate initial project planning and development; to support the direct costs of research; and to enable the advancement of research through workshops or conferences, or visits by or to partner scholars. Applicants may seek support for any combination of eligible activity and cost up to the overall limit of £10,000. The Academy will assess applications equally on their merits, with no preference as to mode of enquiry.

All applications should demonstrate that Academy funds are sought for a clearly defined, discrete piece of research, which will have an identifiable outcome on completion of the Academy-funded component of the research.

Closing Date: 15th October 2014 (5pm)

 Application forms are currently available on the e-GAP system. The starting date of grants in this round will be not earlier than 1 April 2015 and not later than 31 August 2015.

Source: http://www.britac.ac.uk/funding/guide/srg.cfm

British Academy: Elie Kedourie memorial fund

britishacademylogoThe British Academy invites applications to the Elie Kedourie memorial fund. The object of this fund is to promote the study of Middle Eastern and modern European history, and the history of political thought. Awards support any aspect of research, including travel and publication but do not support travel to or attendance at conferences, workshops or seminars.

Applicants must be recent postdoctoral scholars of any nationality.

  • Closing date 15 Oct 14
  • Deadline information —
  • Date added 19 Aug 14
  • Award type Early-Career fellowships; Travel for research purposes;Directed grants for individual investigators; Publish, edit, translate, disseminate
  • Award amount max £1,000
  • Award amount min —
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  • Applications per institution —
  • Consortium requirements Not Known

http://www.britac.ac.uk/funding/guide/ekmf.cfm InforAwards do not generally exceed £1,000.

British Academy – Elisabeth Barker Fund

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The British Academy invites applications to the Elisabeth Barker fund. Funding is available to support studies in recent European history, particularly the history of central and eastern Europe. Activities eligible for support may include:

•a research visit abroad, usually to Europe;

•the invitation of a foreign scholar, usually from central or eastern Europe, to visit the UK;

•the extension of a visit by a foreign scholar to the UK;

•the costs of a workshop or symposium, usually in the UK but possibly abroad.

Grants may be made for individual or collaborative projects.

Application to the fund must be made by British scholars, or scholars from other European countries, based in the UK.

Applicants and recipients must be of postdoctoral status. Postgraduate students may not apply.

Awards are normally tenable for up to 12 months and do not generally exceed £1,000. An application to this fund may be combined with an application for a small research grant for other costs, up to a total of £7,500.

  • Closing date 15 Oct 14
  • Deadline information This call is repeated once a year.
  • Date added 19 Aug 14
  • Award type Hosting visits; Hosting conferences; Travel for research purposes; Directed grants for individual investigators;Networking/collaboration
  • Award amount max £1,000
  • Award amount min —
  • Average award amount —
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  • Applications per institution —
  • Consortium requirements Any

http://www.britac.ac.uk/funding/guide/intl/ebf.cfm

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship 2014-15

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2014-15 call for proposals is now open. The deadline for applications is 5pm on 8 October 2014.

The aim of the British Academy in making these awards is to offer opportunities for outstanding early career researchers to strengthen their experience of research and teaching in a university environment which will develop their curriculum vitae and improve their prospects of obtaining permanent lecturing posts by the end of the Fellowship. The primary emphasis is on completion of a significant piece of publishable research, which will be assisted by full membership of an academic community of established scholars working in similar fields

Eligibility

  1. Applicants must be supported by the UK host institution in which they wish to hold the Fellowship
  2. Applicants must be within three years of the award of a doctorate (for the 2014-15 competition this means either already having been awarded a doctoral degree following a viva voce examination held on or after 1 April 2012; or having a reasonable expectation that they will have submitted and had their thesis examined by 1 April 2015)
  3. Applicants in the 2014-15 competition awarded a PhD following a viva voce examination held prior to 1 April 2012 who are unable to offer extenuating circumstances, such as interruption to their academic career for maternity leave or illness, will not be considered
  4. Applicants must be a UK or EEA national, or have completed a doctorate at a UK university. Any applicant who does not fall into one of these categories must demonstrate a strong prior association with the UK academic community, for example through already having been employed in a temporary capacity (longer than six months) at a UK university

Number of Awards: 45 awards are expected to be offered

Referee: Applicants must be supported by one self-nominated referee. The referee should normally be the external examiner, or, if not available, someone else who is as external to the applicant as possible.

Closing Date: Application is via a two-stage selection process. The next deadline, for outline applications for award in 2014-15, is 5pm on 8 October 2013.

Method of application: Applications must be submitted via e-GAP2, the Academy’s electronic grant application system.

Source: http://www.britac.ac.uk/funding/guide/pdfells.cfm