Urban innovative actions


Urban innovative actions - third call for proposals

This enables urban authorities throughout Europe to test innovative solutions to the main urban challenges. Proposals may focus on one of the following topics:
•adaptation to climate change;
•air quality;
•jobs and skills in the local economy.     DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2uedLlu DEADLINE: The next call is expected to open at the end of 2017

Urban innovative actions - fourth call for proposals

This enables urban authorities throughout Europe to test innovative solutions to the main urban challenges. Proposals may focus on one of the following topics:
•digital transition;
•sustainable use of land, nature based solution;
•urban poverty;
•circular economy and urban mobility.  DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2uedLlu DEADLINE: The next call is expected to open at the end of 2017

UK-Malaysia urban innovation challenge 2017

UK businesses can apply for a share of £3 million to work with Malaysian partners on innovative urban solutions in Malaysia.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2u6vf0s DEADLINE: 30/08/2017

Building resilience to natural disasters using financial instruments

ESRC, the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the Department for International Development (DFID) invite proposals on building resilience to natural disasters using financial instruments.

Funding is available to apply existing environmental and social science research to inform the design, development, refinement and validation of financing instruments to help developing countries respond and recover from extreme weather and natural disasters.

The overarching goal of these projects is to have impact on the developing world. To achieve this, projects must work with practitioner project partners who have a role in the design, development and application of innovative financing mechanisms for developing countries (eg non-governmental organisations, policymakers, disaster risk management actors, insurance companies).

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2tdadvO DEADLINE: 26/09/2017

Collaborative awards in humanities and social science

The Wellcome Trust invites applications for its collaborative awards in humanities and social science. These support teams who are tackling major health-related questions in the humanities and social sciences that require a collaborative approach. They are intended to promote the development of new ideas and bring disciplines together to speed the pace of discovery.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2chr3Gz DEADLINE: 09/01/2018

Research and partnership call for the next generation of immersive experiences

This aims to develop a research programme to bring together organisations within the creative economy with researchers from both the arts and humanities communities and beyond, to ensure that the UK’s world leading creative industries and research sectors are able to fully understand, develop and exploit immersive technologies. The programme explores the new technology-enabled, multi-sensory, narrative, interpretative, and performance experiences that will drive future creative and commercial value through supporting interdisciplinary and intersectoral projects.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2tlcp5Q DEADLINE: 05/10/2017

AHRC/ESRC/FCO knowledge exchange fellowship scheme


The aim of the scheme is to dissolve the obstacles to collaboration between academics and policymakers at the FCO.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2tePmIn DEADLINE: 31-Oct-17

Call for Proposals VP/2017/014 – REC programme


Establishment of four-year Framework Partnership Agreements to support European networks active in the area of rights of persons with disabilities & Operating grants for 2018

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2tdvwgp DEADLINE: 22/09/2017

COMING SOON: International exchanges scheme – Argentina cost-share programme

Eligible research subjects include the following: physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, engineering, agricultural, biological and medical research, the scientific aspects of archaeology, geography and experimental psychology. Collaborations should be based on a single project.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/1IklLUF DEADLINE: The next call is expected to open in mid-August 2017

Infrastructure systems for a better world: apply for funding

Innovate UK will invest in projects that stimulate innovation in infrastructure systems that provide critical services for the economy, environment and society, and create growth for UK businesses.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2tDMqWf DEADLINE: 13/09/2017

MRC-CONFAP Call for Health Systems Research Networks


The proposed MRC-CONFAP call for health systems research networks seeks to support UK-Brazil partnerships working to identify research questioned focused on improving the health system and health care for vulnerable communities in Brazil.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2tMi4ly  DEADLINE: 26/09/2017

Make Yourself Proud!


Most academic staff have high teaching loads, and undertake research not just in university time but in their own time too – so why should a member of academic staff at a university like Middlesex engage with knowledge transfer?

Read more by: Mark Gray here

The ESRC Consumer Data Research Centre is inviting proposals from UK-based academics

The ESRC Consumer Data Research Centre is inviting proposals from UK-based academics for projects that will capitalise on their core consumer data sets, extend their network of partners, and drive forward substantive and innovative social science research across a broad range of disciplines and research areas.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2uco6hO DEADLINE: 01/09/2018

Virtual and augmented reality technologies for treating psychological disorders

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2uQbqLc DEADLINE: 28/11/2017

Confidence in Global Nutrition and Health Research: Institutional “pump-priming” awards to develop new opportunities in Global Nutrition and Health Research


The purpose of this call is to provide institutional “pump-priming” funds to lay the grounds for future large scale, multidisciplinary, cross-country global nutrition and health research bids addressing issues of primary relevance to LMICs. It is expected that these funds will help develop new strategies in global nutrition and health research, within and across institutions and in partnership with LMICs.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2tMGRrT DEADLINE: 14/09/2017

Modelling and simulation methodologies for coalition operations research MODSIMMET

The objective of this study is the analysis and acquisition of better understanding in the derivation of the increasing benefit of the application of data farming and war gaming supported by artificial intelligence in the application to coalition operations research.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2u7VrdZ DEADLINE: 27/09/2017

Provision of Technical Services to the European Commission for Radio Regulatory Activities Required to Support the EU Space Programmes

The European Commission, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, has launched a call to provide technical and regulatory services to the European Commission for radio regulatory activities required to support the EU space programmes.
Such support includes 4 main activity areas, namely:
- task 1: provision of support for preparations concerning the World Radiocommunication Conference,
- task 2: provision of support for non-WRC regulatory issues,
- task 3: provision of ad hoc support for ITU coordination activities,
- task 4: provision of support for activities requiring interaction with national regulatory authorities.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2t38Owr DEADLINE: 28/09/2017

Middlesex University: Research Series with Andy Bardill



Research impact is perhaps best known in the context of the Research Excellence Framework (REF), appearing in REF 2014 for the very first time as part of research quality assessment.

However, impact is a process, not an end-point. Ensuring that the generation of impact is part of the process of your research will not only help with REF, it will help meet other objectives for your work:

  1. As part of your intellectual and social responsibility to funders and supporting universities
  2. To help you secure funding by expressing a projected target in terms of real-world consequences for the research
  3. For the collecting of impact evidence during a project’s lifetime, as well as afterwards, as part of project monitoring.
  4. To prepare for a potential REF impact case study submission. MORE: http://www.rktomdx.co.uk/impact/

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