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Funding Opportunitues

The British Academy is inviting proposals from UK-based researchers in the humanities and social sciences to develop interdisciplinary projects which bear on our understanding of the UK’s international challenges and opportunities (past, present and future). Proposals which relate to the themes of Conflict, Stability & Security; Europe’s Futures; Justice, Rights & Equality; and Urban Futures are particularly welcome.

Aims

The purpose of each research project will be to enhance public, cultural and/or policy understanding of international challenges (past, present and future)
through the expertise of the humanities and social sciences; develop the awareness required to address matters of international concern; engender new or
deepen existing international interdisciplinary research collaborations in the humanities and social sciences in order to yield new understanding for culture,
policy and/or research agendas; and further cross-learning between disciplines and/or between academic, policy, cultural, practitioner and public communities
on issues that are topical, under-explored or necessitate reframing.

Eligibility requirements

The lead applicant must be based at a UK university or research institute, and be of postdoctoral or above status (or have equivalent research experience).
International co-applicants are strongly encouraged.

Value and Duration

Awards are of one-year in duration and are available for up to £50,000. Funding can be used to support research and/or clerical assistance; research expenses
and consumables; travel and subsistence; and networking, meeting and conference costs. Awards are not funded on a full economic costs basis, with contributions to overheads an ineligible cost.

Application Process

Applications must be submitted online using the British Academy's Grant Management System, Flexi-Grant®.

Application deadline: Wednesday 11 October 2017 (17.00 UK Time).

internationalchallenges@britac.ac.uk

The British Academy is inviting proposals from UK-based researchers across all disciplines within the social sciences and humanities to develop international interdisciplinary research projects with development impact, in collaboration with colleagues from the natural, engineering and/or medical sciences. The Academy is keen to support projects which engage with questions concerning the relationship between expertise, public understanding and policy delivery.

Aims

The purpose of each project will be to develop new ideas and methods to bear on existing international challenges and to deliver policy-relevant outputs which
could potentially improve the welfare of people in developing countries. Proposals that creatively tackle cultural, public and/or policy controversies,
or explore how such controversies have been understood and responded to in the past, would be particularly welcome. Such controversies might include, but need not be limited to, changing climate, movements across borders, socio-biological problems, artificial intelligence, medical humanities, people and
infrastructures, and responses to or understanding of diseases and pathogens.

Eligibility requirements

The lead applicant must be based at a UK university or research institute, and be of postdoctoral or above status (or have equivalent research experience).
International co-applicants, and in particular co-applicants from OECD DAC countries, are strongly encouraged. Value and Duration

Awards are of one-year in duration and are available for up to £50,000. Funding can be used to support research and/or clerical assistance; research expenses
and consumables; travel and subsistence; and networking, meeting and conference costs. Awards are not funded on a full economic costs basis, with contributions to overheads an ineligible cost.

Application Process

Applications must be submitted online using the British Academy's Grant Management System, Flexi-Grant®.

Application deadline: Wednesday 11 October 2017 (17.00 UK Time).

internationalchallenges@britac.ac.uk

The AHRC, in partnership with the Institute for Government, are inviting applications for its engaging with the government programme. This enables early-career researchers to attend a three-day course, to be held from 6 to 8 March 2018 in London. The course is designed to provide insight into the policy-making process and to enable academics to apply this to their own research. The aim is to build links between policy makers and the new research in the arts and humanities.

http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/funding/opportunities/current/engaging-with-government-2018/

The programme is for early career researchers (ECRs) and is open to ECRs working in any area of the AHRC’s subject domain. At the point of application, applicants must be either within eight years of the award of their doctorate or equivalent professional training, or within six years of their first academic appointment.

In addition, applicants must be employed in a full- or part-time postdoctoral or equivalent position, which may be either fixed term or permanent, and which lists academic research as one of its main responsibilities.

Closing date: 5pm on Monday 25th September 2017

Application process is via SmartSurvey rather than Je-S but please be in touch to discuss your application if you wish to proceed


The AHRC have just recently published a pre-call for their Creative Industries Clusters Programme, a fund that is linked to the government’s Industrial Strategy and offers £6-9M per bid to support university/industry partnerships in the creative industries (http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/newsevents/news/industry-and-university-partnerships-to-power-a-creative-revolution/). The pre-call document is pretty short but it is clear that a) AHRC expects regionally-based bids and b) they’re looking for already established clusters rather than building from scratch. The first stage is a statement of intent, which will be due at the end of October. Whilst it is likely that Warwick’s involvement in a bid will be centred around the partnerships and initiatives that our involvement in Coventry City of Culture has generated, we want to explore all ideas and suggestions that anyone may have regarding this call. We are planning to have a meeting of all interested parties in mid-September. If you are interested in this call/attending the meeting, please could you let my colleague, Dave Duncan know, ASAP via: d.duncan@warwick.ac.uk.

Deadline: ASAP for responses to Dave Duncan. Meeting tbc – mid-September. First stage application due end of October.

British Academy Global Challenges Research Fund Networking Grants - scheme to allow researchers from developing countries and the UK to forge new links and hold networking events to generate innovative and interdisciplinary research ideas to address global challenges. See: http://www.britac.ac.uk/gcrf-networking-grants.

Deadline: 6 September 2017



European Commission – Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (European Fellowships) – to provide 1 or 2 years full salary, plus research expenses and other costs to encourage mobility of researchers within Europe or to Europe. European scholars with more than 4 years of postgraduate experience can be hosted at an institution anywhere else in Europe, so Warwick can host European colleagues or Warwick staff can visit an institution in another EU country. Scholars from outside Europe can be hosted at a European institution. See: http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/about-msca/actions/if/index_en.htm for further details.

Deadline: 14 September 2017


 


British Academy Mid-Career Fellowships – 6-12 months of teaching buy-out, designed both to support outstanding individual researchers with excellent research proposals, and to promote public understanding and engagement with humanities and social sciences. The time bought by the scheme should be devoted to the completion of a major piece of research, and the Academy will also look for evidence of a clear commitment to a strategy of public engagement with and communication of the results of the research during the period of the Fellowship. Open to permanent members of academic staff who are normally within no more than 15 years from the award of their doctorate. See: http://www.britac.ac.uk/british-academy-mid-career-fellowships Please note that references must also be submitted by the deadline and that applications cannot be submitted until the references have been submitted. Please ensure that you clear any leave commitments with your HoD BEFORE you start to work with RIS on your application.

Deadline: 20 September 2017 (but we would like all applications to be ready to submit by Monday 18 September)


 


The AHRC & BBC Radio 3 have launched this year’s New Generation Thinkers call: http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/funding/opportunities/current/new-generation-thinkers-2018/ This provides a chance for early career researchers to cultivate the skills to communicate their research findings to those outside the academic community including programme-making ideas with experienced BBC producers at a series of dedicated workshops. Of these up to ten will become BBC Radio 3’s resident New Generation Thinkers and benefit from a unique opportunity to develop their own programmes for the station and a chance to regularly appear on air.

Deadline: 12 October 2017


European Research Council Starting Grants - significant grants of up to €1.5M over up to 5 years, aimed at researchers with 2-7 years of experience since completion of PhD, a scientific track record showing great promise and an excellent research proposal. Grants are based around an individual but their purpose is to establish a research team of postdoctoral and doctoral researchers around a ground-breaking research project. See: https://erc.europa.eu/funding/starting-grants

Deadline: 17 October 2017


British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellowships - opportunities for researchers within three years of the award of a doctorate to strengthen their experience of research and teaching in a university environment. This 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. Awards are for 3 years and cover the salary of the Postdoctoral Fellow to work full-time on the Fellowship, small-scale research expenses (up to a maximum of £6,000), costs towards the time of a mentor (equivalent to one hour per month for the 36 months of the Fellowship) and the host institution's estates and indirect costs.

See: https://www.britac.ac.uk/british-academy-postdoctoral-fellowships

Deadline for Outline Stage Applicants (incl. referee statement): 18 October 2017

Deadline for Second Stage Applicants: March 2018


HERA call "Public Spaces: Cultures and Integration" - The fourth HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area) call is now launched for Humanities-led proposals addressing ‘Public Spaces: Cultures and Integration’, the theme text and a partner search tool is available on the HERA website. The aim of the call is to deepen the theoretical and empirical cultural understanding of public spaces in a European context. The programme has been designed to facilitate a broad range of cultural approaches to conceptualising public space, its structural and processual formations, and its possible outcomes in terms of, for example, integration, exclusion, disintegration, fragmentation, hybridization, amalgamation or transmission. With co-funding from the European Commission, the total call budget will be approximately €20 million. Proposals can be up to €1 Million and must include four eligible researchers from four different countries involved in the call. 24 European Countries are involved including France for the first time. The full call is expected to launch on 24th August 2017, with a deadline on 24th October 2017. The AHRC are planning a webinar in early September.

British Academy Small Grants - up to £10,000 in value and tenable for up to 24 months, are provided to cover the cost of the expenses arising from a defined research project. See: http://www.britac.ac.uk/ba-leverhulme-small-research-grants.

Deadline: 1 November 2017.

European Commission – European Research Council Consolidator Grants – these are significant grants of up to €2M over up to 5 years, aimed at researchers with 7-12 years of experience since completion of PhD, a scientific track record showing great promise and an excellent research proposal. Grants are based around an individual but their purpose is to establish a research team of postdoctoral and doctoral researchers around a ground-breaking research project. See: https://erc.europa.eu/funding/consolidator-grants

Deadline: 15 February 2018.


European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant

These are significant grants of up to €2.5M over up to 5 years, aimed at researchers who are leaders in their field with a significant track record over the previous 10 years. Grants are based around an individual but their purpose is to establish a research team of postdoctoral and doctoral researchers around a ground-breaking research project. See: https://erc.europa.eu/funding-and-grants/funding-schemes/advanced-grants

Deadline: 31 August 2017

Research Grants – (Standard or Early Career Schemes) are intended to support well-defined research projects enabling individual researchers to collaborate with, and bring benefits to, other individuals and organisations through the conduct of research. This scheme is not intended to support individual scholarship and must therefore include at least a PI and one Co-I. The Early Career route provides grants between £50,000 & £250,000 whilst Standard route grants have an upper limit of £1M over up to 5 years. See: http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/funding/opportunities/current/researchgrantsstandardroute/ or http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/funding/opportunities/current/researchgrantsearlycareers/

Deadline: open dates

Research Networking - intended to support forums for the discussion and exchange of ideas on a specified thematic area, issue or problem. The intention is to facilitate interactions between researchers and stakeholders through, for example, a short-term series of workshops, seminars, networking activities or other events. The aim of these activities is to stimulate new debate across boundaries, for example, disciplinary, conceptual, theoretical, methodological, and/or international. Proposals should explore new areas, be multi-institutional and can include creative or innovative approaches or entrepreneurship. Up to £30,000 available for a period of up to two years with an additional sum of up to £15,000 available to cover the costs of any international participants or activities in addition to the £30,000 scheme limit. See: http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/funding/opportunities/current/researchnetworking/ for further details.

Deadline: open dates

Leadership Fellows - provides time (up to 24 months for Early Career researchers and up to 18 months for standard route researchers) for research leaders, or potential future research leaders, to undertake focused individual research alongside collaborative activities which have the potential to generate a transformative impact on their subject area and beyond. In addition to demonstrating support for high quality, world leading research and associated outputs, proposals must include collaborative activities to support the development of the Fellow’s capacity for research leadership in the arts and humanities.

See - http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/funding/opportunities/current/leadershipfellowsecr/

Deadline: open dates

Follow-on Funding for Impact and Engagement

- provides funds to support innovative and creative engagements with new audiences and user communities which stimulate pathways to impact. Funds will be awarded for knowledge exchange, public engagement, active dissemination and commercialisation activities that arise unforeseeably during the lifespan of or following an AHRC-funded project. The scheme does not support supplementary funding for continuation of research activities. Up to £100,000 is available for up to 12 months.

See: http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/funding/opportunities/current/followonfunding/

Deadline: open dates