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
Applicants must be supported by the UK host institution in which they wish to hold the Fellowship
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)
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
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.
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:
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
If you are considering submitting a proposal to the next Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowships (IF) scheme and are a little baffled by the Guide for Applicants, then the European Commission has published an updated list of Frequently Asked Questions.
Individual Fellowships from the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) will award experienced scientists (postdocs) who want to strengthen their career through mobility. The MCSA offer funding schemes for moving and working at a host institution within or outside Europe. Candidates of any nationality can participate.
Only the country of the institution where the candidate will work is determinant. In that context, and following recent political developments, please note that Switzerland is currently considered as a Third Country and Swiss institutions cannot host MSCA fellowships.
For questions, please contact Research & Enterprise. The 2014 budget for Individual Fellowships under MSCA is €240.5 millions.
A new round of Newton International Fellowships – an initiative to fund research collaborations and improve links between UK and overseas researchers – has now opened. The Newton International Fellowships are funded by the British Academy and the Royal Society and aim to attract the most promising early-career post-doctoral researchers from overseas in the fields of the humanities, the natural, physical and social sciences.
The Fellowships enable researchers to work for two years at a UK research institution with the aim of fostering long-term international collaborations. Newton Fellows will receive an allowance of £24,000 to cover subsistence and up to £8,000 to cover research expenses in each year of the Fellowship. A one-off relocation allowance of up to £2,000 is also available. In addition, Newton Fellows may be eligible for follow-up funding of up to £6,000 per annum for up to 10 years following completion of the Fellowship to support activities which will help build long-term links with the UK. The scheme is open to post-doctoral (and equivalent) early-career researchers working outside the UK who do not hold UK citizenship.
Applications are to be made via the Royal Society’s online application system which is available at https://e-gap.royalsociety.org/ register through the online booking system by Friday 22 November.
The closing date for applications is Monday 10 March 2014. Further details are available from the Newton International Fellowships website: www.newtonfellowships.org