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Latest EPSRC Opportunites

epsrc logoEPSRC High Value Manufacturing Catapult fellowships (2nd call)

High Value Manufacturing Catapult fellowships aim to strengthen relations between academics and manufacturers, and accelerate the transition of research from the laboratory to industry.

Closing date: 29 August 2014 at 12:00

Resource allocation panel (RAP): access to ARCHER (summer 2014)

EPSRC offers access to ARCHER through calls for proposals to the Resource Allocation Panel (RAP). Users can request significant amounts (>1,000kAUs) of computing resource over a maximum one-year period. The aim of this call is to provide access to our new national state-of-the-art high performance computing facility for proposals of high scientific quality that would benefit from ARCHER.

Closing date: 15 September 2014 at 16:00

Resource allocation panel (RAP): top-up access to ARCHER (summer 2014)

Access to the national high performance computing resource can be allocated as part of EPSRC grants at the time of award. However, initially only two years of resource are granted at which point, grant holders are invited to apply for a top-up to meet the objectives of their EPSRC grant. Applicants to this call can request ARCHER compute resource only to facilitate the remainder of their existing EPSRC grant.

Closing date: 15 September 2014 at 16:00

The Alan Turing Institute: expression of interest notice

EPSRC invites expressions of interest from UK universities to join a consortium to establish the Alan Turing Institute. Those considering an application to this call must register, by 20 August, to attend an open meeting on 24 September 2014.

Closing date: 24 September 2014 at 16:00

Statements of need for mid-range facilities

EPSRC offers an annual opportunity to submit Statements of Need for Mid-range Facilities in support of excellent Engineering and Physical Sciences research.

Closing date: 15 October 2014 at 17:00

University of Southampton Silicon Photonics for Future Systems programme grant innovation und: first call for research proposals

The EPSRC‐funded Programme Grant “Silicon Photonics for Future Systems (SPFS)” includes an innovation fund to enable the inclusion of additional partners to bring additional value to the programme.

Closing date: 05 September 2014 at 17:00

Next stage digital economy

The Research Councils UK Digital Economy theme is seeking to promote the realisation of impact and enhanced exploitation of the outcomes arising from its investments in the research base.

Closing date: 09 October 2014 at 16:00

Fellowships

Fellowships are available in a number of priority areas

Applications can be submitted at any time and will be processed on a rolling basis – further information on the application and peer review process can be found here: http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/skills/fellows/peerreviewprocess/

Have your say on Open Access!

RCUKResearch Councils UK (RCUK) has recently launched a call for evidence for the 2014 review of the implementation of the RCUK policy on Open Access.

The independent review is aimed at helping RCUK to understand how effective the Open Access policy has been and what impact it has had on universities, research organisations, publishers and researchers.

“This is an open call and the review panel will be interested to hear from individuals, institutions and organisations alike where there is evidence of how the implementation of the RCUK Policy on Open Access is having an impact. Although we recognise that this review is taking place early in the policy’s implementation period, it is a good opportunity to take stock and we hope that as much evidence as possible is put forward to the review.”

Professor Sir Robert Burgess, Chair of the Independent Review Panel

The review panel, chaired by former University of Leicester vice-chancellor Bob Burgess, wants to hear from anyone who is interested in the open-access policy. It is expected that the panel will report their interim findings to RCUK Executive Group by the end of 2014 with a full report expected in the first part of 2015. Further details on the call can be found on the RCUK Website. The deadline for submissions is 12th September 2014.

EPSRC’s Latest Calls for Proposals.

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This is EPSRC’s email alert of the latest calls for proposals.

Advanced materials for nuclear fission

This call is for collaborative research projects that investigate new advanced materials for use in radioactive environments in current and future nuclear power stations.

Closing date: 21 August 2014 at 16:00 http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/calls/advancedmaterialsfornuclearfission/

Contrails:  finding, understanding and countering crime in the cloud

Working with the Metropolitan Police Service and the National Crime Agency, EPSRC and ESRC are jointly requesting proposals for a research Centre which will improve understanding of, and responses to, criminal activities and behaviour in the cloud.

Closing date: 16 September 2014 at 16:00 http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/calls/contrails/

EPSRC-JSPS core-to-core collaboration in spintronics and advanced materials

EPSRC are seeking Expressions of Interest for participation in the JSPS Core-to-Core scheme in the area of spintronics and advanced materials.

Closing date: 18 July 2014 at 16:00 http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/calls/epsrcjspscollabs/

Scheme to recognise Academic Centres of Excellence for Cyber Security Research

On behalf of partners across the UK Government, EPSRC is inviting applications from UK Universities who would like to be recognised as Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACEs-CSR.) This is the third and final call in the initial phase of this scheme.

Closing date: 12 December 2014 at 16:00 http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/calls/acecsr3rdcall/

Fellowships

Fellowships are available in a number of priority areas http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/skills/fellows/areas/

Applications can be submitted at any time and will be processed on a rolling basis – further information on the application and peer review process http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/skills/fellows/peerreviewprocess/

EPSRC Call: UK Japan collaboration in civil nuclear power

epsrc logoThe EPRSC, in collaboration with the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport, Science and Technology (MEXT) and Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) are looking for collaborative research proposals in severe nuclear accident studies and environmental safety.

This call seeks to support two projects, one in severe accidents and one in environmental safety. The project are to be of fixed duration of approximately two and a half years, having a fixed start date of 17th November 2014 and an end date of 31st March 2016, in order to accommodate the Japanese funding cycle.

This call is the first phase of this new collaboration which will be a springboard for deeper and larger collaborations in the future.

Proposals should be submitted by the 19th June, and for further information please see the call document below: UK Japan Civil Nuclear Research Programme (PDF 135KB)

ECR – New Generation Thinkers 2014

AHRCThe AHRC and BBC Radio 3 are looking for applications for the New Generation Thinkers of 2014.

Up to sixty successful applicants will have a chance to develop their programme-making ideas with experienced BBC producers at a series of dedicated workshops and, of these up to ten will become Radio 3’s resident New Generation Thinkers. They will benefit from a unique opportunity to develop their own programmes for BBC Radio 3 and a chance to regularly appear on air.

BBC Radio 3 and its programmes Free Thinking  (previously known as Night Waves), the Verb, the Essay and the Sunday Feature have provided a platform for debate and commentary from scholars across the world. You could now join them on air. The New Generation Thinkers scheme also works with BBC TV Arts who will be looking to develop New Generation Thinkers and their ideas into arts television.

Applicants do not have to be funded by the AHRC to apply; the scheme is open to all early career researchers based in a UK Research Organisation (either Higher Education Institution or Independent Research Organisation [IRO].  We also encourage those people who have previously applied unsuccessfully to the scheme, even if they made it to the workshop.

We welcome applications from researchers working in all areas of the arts and humanities. This year we are extending the call for researchers who work in areas of social sciences and medical science whose work intersects with the arts and humanities. There are a series of interfaces, and many areas of common ground between. This can be seen in both cross-council programmes, Connected Communities and Life Long Health and Wellbeing.

Aims of the scheme

The aim of the scheme is to provide a development opportunity for early career researchers to cultivate the skills to communicate their research findings to those outside the academic community. The scheme wants to find the new generation of academics who can bring the best of the latest university research and scholarly ideas to a broad audience.

Applications should demonstrate an engaging and stimulating programme but also demonstrate an ability to talk about other subjects areas within the arts and humanities in an accessible and refreshing manner, with awareness of the wider listening audience. We would recommend that you listen to previous winners experience in the AHRC podcast and hear this year’s winners programme on the Essay on Iplayer now.

Who’s Eligible?

To apply for the New Generation Thinkers scheme, you must be

1. A UK resident over 18 currently working or studying at a UK Research Organisation (http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/What-We-Do/Fund-world-class-research/Pages/Independent-research-organisations.aspx)You will be either:
a) Currently a PhD student, if you are a doctoral candidate you should have made considerable progress on your research eg.  Be within one year of submission.
OR
b). Within eight years of the award of your PhD.
OR
c). Within six years of your first academic appointment.

2. Anyone who has applied for in previous year’s are free to apply again except the previously selected researchers who became the final 10 New Generation Thinkers in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

3. Employees of the BBC and the AHRC are not eligible to apply.

Closing date: 06/02/2014

Further information: http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/Funding-Opportunities/Pages/New-Generation-Thinkers-2014.aspx