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Update to FAQs on MSC Individual Fellowships

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.

The FAQs cover general queries, eligibility, partner organisations, project implementation and the proposal: MSC Frequently Asked Questions

Remember if you have any queries you can always contact your support team at Research and Enterprise.

Call for Individual Fellowships under Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions opens today

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.

The deadline is 11 September 2014.

Further Information

Source: Cyrille Girardin, EURESEARCH

British Academy: Call for applications to Newton International Fellowships

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

IHR: Past and Present Fellowships

The Past & Present Society and the Institute of Historical Research will offer up to two one year postdoctoral Fellowships in History for 2013–14, tenable at the Institute. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate a broad interest in processes of social, economic, political and cultural change, as manifested in their particular field of study. The Society wishes to promote work of a kind that might be published in the journal Past & Present and its book series, which is published by the Oxford University Press.

Area of research:

Social History (broadly defined)

Eligibility requirements: 

The Fellowships will be awarded to postdoctoral applicants who have recently completed a doctoral degree in history, or who will have submitted their thesis for examination by 1 October in the academic year in which the Fellowship is to be held. It is a strict condition of the Fellowship that the thesis should have been submitted by that date. Applicants may be of any nationality, and their PhD (or equivalent) may have been awarded in any country.  Those who have previously held another postdoctoral research fellowship will not be eligible. The Fellowship cannot be held in conjunction with any other substantial maintenance grant.

A condition of the award is that Fellows should undertake further historical research and writing. Fellows will be encouraged to submit their articles or books to the editors of Past & Present for consideration.  Fellows will not be required to be resident in London, but should participate in the activities of the Institute, by regular attendance at and presentation of papers to appropriate seminars and by giving information and help to fellow scholars working in the same field.

At the discretion of the Director of the Institute, Fellows may engage in teaching or other paid work for up to six hours a week (note however that some categories of non-national may need to obtain a work permit in order to undertake this).

Amount awarded: £20,000 (approx.)

Applications open: 31 Jan 2014 to 4 Apr 2014

New Call for Proposals: British Academy/Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowships

Application forms for the British Academy / Leverhulme Small Research Grants are now available on e-GAP
https://egap.britac.ac.uk/

The Academy has opened a new call for applications for the Senior Research Fellowship scheme, with funding generously provided by the Leverhulme Trust (on a non-FEC basis). This enables established scholars to have one year’s research leave with funding being provided to cover the costs of replacement teaching.

Applications must be submitted via the e-GAP system, accessible at https://egap.britac.ac.uk/
Intending applicants need to register themselves in the system, if not already registered, and should access full details by following the links to ‘funding schemes’ from the personal welcome page, and then the link to this scheme.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 20 November 2013.

Aim of the award
The aim of the scheme is to allow successful applicants to obtain time freed from normal teaching and administrative commitments. The time bought by the scheme should be devoted to the completion of a major piece of research.

Eligibility
The Academy takes no account of an applicant’s age or current status (eg Professor, Lecturer) in determining eligibility for these awards. Rather, in all cases, award-holders are expected to be able to disseminate the results of their research not only through publications, but also through feeding into their future academic career after the end of the awards. Any field of study in the humanities and social sciences is suitable for support.

Funding
These Fellowships pay for the costs of a replacement lecturer and the salary of the replacement should be commensurate with that of an early career appointment. Awards are held over 12 months, beginning in the autumn of 2014.

Summary timeline:

  • Application forms: available from 14 October 2013
  • Applicant deadline: 20 November 2013
  • Final Results confirmed: March 2014
  • Awards available for starting date: Not earlier than 1 September 2014 and not later than 1 January 2015 

Source: British Academy