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
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  • 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
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  • Consortium requirements Not Known InforAwards do not generally exceed £1,000.

British Academy – Elisabeth Barker Fund


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
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British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship 2014-15


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


  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.



Monthly Bid Writing Surgery

Do you need expert advice on a research proposal? The next bid writing surgery will be held on Monday 1st September 2014.

Dr. Martin Pickard (Grantcraft) is an external consultant employed by the University of Lincolnbl with over 25 years’ experience in writing and advising on grants and tenders for EU and other funders. He has worked extensively across Europe with a number of universities, research institutes and industrial firms, and provides a bespoke bid writing support service for external research funding applications.

Martin’s monthly bid writing surgery will give staff an opportunity to access his 25 years of experience in supporting bids for external funding. Availability is limited. Contact Research and Income Generation Support if you wish to book an appointment to speak to Martin about a bid to any funder. Each appointment lasts around 45 mins to 1 hour.

Appointments usually go fast so book now to avoid disappointment!

Health Foundation programme

The Health Foundation has recently launched a new research funding programme, Efficiency Research Programme.

The Health Foundation’s Efficiency Research Programme is an open call for innovative research ideas on system efficiency and value for money in health and social care.

Researchers are invited to submit ideas on innovative approaches that support transformational change needed to ensure the long-term sustainability of health and social care in the UK.

Funding is available for two or three experienced research teams to explore ways that health, or health and social care services can address the challenge of increasing efficiency and value for money, and providing more for less.

Each project will receive between £250,000 and £500,000 for research completed over three to five years.

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The closing date for applications is 12 noon, Monday 20 October 2014.