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British Academy/Leverhulme Small Grants Scheme *Now Open*

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Grants are available to support primary research in the humanities and social sciences.  Applications will not be considered for less than £500. The maximum grant is £10,000 over two years. Applications for collaborative or individual projects are equally welcome under this scheme. Applications from international groups of scholars are welcome, provided there is a UK-based scholar as lead applicant.

Funds are available to facilitate initial project planning and development; to support the direct costs of research; and to enable the advancement of research through workshops or conferences, or visits by or to partner scholars. Applicants may seek support for any combination of eligible activity and cost up to the overall limit of £10,000. The Academy will assess applications equally on their merits, with no preference as to mode of enquiry.

All applications should demonstrate that Academy funds are sought for a clearly defined, discrete piece of research, which will have an identifiable outcome on completion of the Academy-funded component of the research.

Closing Date: 15th October 2014 (5pm)

 Application forms are currently available on the e-GAP system. The starting date of grants in this round will be not earlier than 1 April 2015 and not later than 31 August 2015.

Source: http://www.britac.ac.uk/funding/guide/srg.cfm

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship 2014-15

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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

Eligibility

  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.

Source: http://www.britac.ac.uk/funding/guide/pdfells.cfm

 

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

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

Research Priorities of the Italian Presidency of the EU

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As some of you may already be aware the Italian Presidency of the Council of the EU commenced on 1 July, and as is custom will run for six months until the end of December 2014.

The Presidency have already announced their main priorities for the coming months, which include contributing to the Europe 2020 Strategy review process, reaching a political decision on a new strategic partnership initiative in the Mediterranean Area, and contributing to the strengthening of the European Research Area.

In line with these priorities an number of events have been planned during the Presidency period. In addition to events looking at business and academia collaboration, these events include an event in Bologna looking at Enabling Technologies for Societal Challenges (29 September-1 October) and ICT Proposers day (Florence, 9-10 October 2014) and conferences on Transport Safety (4-5 December 2014, Genoa) and Energy (date and location to be confirmed.)

Details of these events will be published on the Italian Presidency website, or look out for the latest UKRO updates and alerts.