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.

Visit www.health.org.uk/efficiencyresearch to find out more.

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

British Academy Competiton Timetable: 2014-15 Round and Deadlines

Competition Timetables 2014-15

Postdoctoral Fellowships

  • Application forms, Outline Stage: available from  27 August 2014
  • Applicant deadline, Outline Stage: 8 October 2014
  • Result of Outline Stage announced: 21 January 2015
  • Application deadline, Second Stage: 25 February 2015
  • Final results confirmed: May 2015
  • Awards available for starting date: Not earlier than 1 September 2015 and not later than 1 January 2016

Mid-Career Fellowships

  • Application forms, Outline Stage: available from  13 August 2014
  • Applicant deadline, Outline Stage: 17 September 2014
  • Result of Outline Stage announced: 17 December 2014
  • Application deadline, Second Stage: 21 January 2015
  • Final results confirmed: March 2015
  • Awards available for starting date: Not earlier than 1 September 2015 and not later than 1 January 2016

BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants

2014-15 Round (Round 1)

  • Application forms: available from  3 September 2014
  • Applicant deadline: 15 October 2014
  • Final Results confirmed: March 2015
  • Awards available for starting date: Not earlier than 1 April 2015 and not later than 31 August 2015

2015 Round (Round 2)

  • Application forms: available from  1 April 2015
  • Applicant deadline: 6 May 2015
  • Final Results confirmed: July 2015
  • Awards available for starting date: Not earlier than 1 September 2015 and not later than 31 March 2016

Skills Acquisition Awards

  • Application forms: available from  3 September 2014
  • Applicant deadline: 29 October 2014
  • Final Results confirmed: March 2015
  • Awards available for starting date: Not earlier than 1 September 2015 and not later than 1 April 2016

BA/Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowships

  • Application forms: available from  15 October 2014
  • Applicant deadline: 19 Novermber 2014
  • Final Results confirmed: March 2015
  • Awards available for starting date: Not earlier than 1 September 2015 and not later than 1 January 2016

Neil Ker Memorial Fund Grants

  • Application forms: available from  22 October 2014
  • Applicant deadline: 3 December 2014
  • Final Results confirmed: March 2015
  • Awards available for starting date: Not earlier than 1 April 2015 and not later than 31 December 2015

Stein-Arnold Exploration Fund Grants

  • Application forms: available from  22 October 2014
  • Applicant deadline: 3 December 2014
  • Final Results confirmed: March 2015
  • Awards available for starting date: Not earlier than 1 April 2015 and not later than 31 December 2015

Monthly Bid Writing Surgery

Do you need expert advice on a research proposal? The next bid writing surgery will be held on Thursday 7th Augustbl

Dr. Martin Pickard (Grantcraft) is an external consultant employed by the University of Lincoln 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!

NIHR Fellowship Event

A joint event is to be run on the 1st September for potential applicants to the NIHR Fellowship Scheme.

This event, facilitated by the Population Science Theme, Department of Health Sciences and RDS East Midlands, will offer advice and support to potential applicants, focusing particularly on the January round of the NIHR fellowship scheme.

Speakers will include:

  • Dawn Biram from the NIHR will make a presentation about the fellowship scheme
  • Jackie Campbell will be highlighting what the interview panel is looking for
  • Previous applicants will give an insight into their experiences
  • RDS EM will outline the free advice and support available to applicants wishing to develop a bid

Time: 10am-12pm, 1st September 2014
Venue: G20, 22-28 Princess Road West, University of Leicester

Round 8 of the NIHR Fellowship Programme opens in October/November, with a deadline in January 2015.

Applications are invited from individuals working in any sector or scientific discipline who propose to undertake people or patient-based clinical and applied health research at an institution based in England.

Five levels of fellowship are available:

  • doctoral
  • post-doctoral
  • career development
  • senior
  • translational research

Information will also be made available on other fellowships offered by the NIHR, which have deadlines throughout the year.

To book a place at this event or find out more please contact RDS East Midlands at RDS EM