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    Collaborative doctoral partnerships

    “The Arts and Humanities Research Council invites applications for its collaborative doctoral partnerships. These enable non-HEI organisations the ability to manage a cohort of a minimum of three studentships per year over a three year period in collaborative projects with [click for more]

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    European Networks       

    This funding strand offers support for European creative and cultural networks. These networks aim to support their members’ capacity to better operate trans-nationally, to build their capacity to work across Europe and adapt to change. Networks encourage linguistic and cultural [click for more]

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    Wiley prize in psychology

    The British Academy, in partnership with Wiley, invites nominations for the Wiley prize in psychology. This recognises lifetime achievement by an outstanding international scholar working in psychology. DETAILS: http://bit.do/cMU2T DEADLINE: 31-01-2017

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    Investigator awards in humanities and social sciences

    The Wellcome Trust invites applications for its investigator awards in humanities and social sciences. These support researchers in established posts at all career stages working on important questions of relevance to health DETAILS: http://bit.do/cMU2w DEADLINE: 16-01-2017    

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    Tekeleza prize

    The Department for International Development, under its Ideas to Impact initiative, invites applications for the Tekeleza prize. This recognises applicants who have demonstrated how they have used climate information to develop an innovation which has helped target communities build their [click for more]

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    Wolfson research merit award

    The Royal Society, in partnership with the Wolfson Foundation, invites nominations for the Wolfson research merit awards. These enable universities to recruit, or keep in the UK, respected researchers in all areas of the life and physical sciences, including engineering, [click for more]

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    EPSRC Fellowships Framework

    The EPSRC Fellowship aims to provide greater support to the world-leading individuals who are delivering the highest quality research to meet UK and global priorities. Through links to our strategic priorities and focussing on areas where growth is required, Fellowships [click for more]

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    Leadership fellows scheme – standard route

    The AHRC’s Leadership Fellows scheme provides time 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 [click for more]

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    Leverhulme grants

    DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2cNOvqY  DEADLINE: various deadlines   Research projects Research Project Grants Available for any research topic, with the choice of theme and research approach left entirely to applicants. Up to £500,000 over five years is available. Grants cover salaries for [click for more]

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    Newton Fund – few grants

    Trilateral workshop grants – Newton Fund/Researcher Links Trilateral Workshops bring together early-career researchers from the UK and two partner countries, to allow them to make international connections that can improve the quality of their research. The specific partner countries for [click for more]

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Leadership fellows scheme – standard route



The Arts and Humanities Research Council invites applications for the standard route of its leadership fellows scheme. This enables researchers to develop their capabilities as leaders, to carry out work with a potential to generate a transformative impact on their discipline, and to develop and undertake leadership activities that are connected to their research.




Research Project Grants


Offering up to £500,000 over five years for research on a topic of the applicant’s choice. Grants cover salary and research costs directly associated with the project. Submit a first-stage outline application at any time.

Proposals must reflect the personal vision of the applicant and demonstrate compelling competence in the research design. The Trust favours applications that surmount traditional disciplinary academic boundaries and involve a willingness to take appropriate degrees of risk in setting research objectives.

DETAILS: https://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/funding/grant-schemes/research-project-grants

The SPR Research Fund


The SPR possesses a modest Research Fund, the proceeds of which are available to support research in any generally recognized area of psychical research, except those specifically related to survival.  Survival related applications should be directed to the Survival Research Fund (see below notice).

Applications are considered and grants awarded by the Society’s Research Grants Committee and applications should be sent to the Chairperson of the Committee, c/o the Society.  Applications will be considered on an annual basis, with the deadline for receipt of proposals being 1 June of each year.  Application forms can be obtained from the SPR Secretary or on-line via the Society’s website.

DETAILS: http://www.spr.ac.uk/main/page/research-grants

EU Prize for Women Innovators


The Commission plans to award up to three "EU Prize for Women Innovators 2016" following a European-wide contest. The prizes are addressed to women who have founded or co-founded a company and who themselves or their company have benefitted from EU funding related to Research and Innovation. The prizes will not reward research or innovation proposed for the future, but only achievements that have been already obtained by the candidate

DETAILS:  http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/16071-wip-01-2015.html

The Garfield Weston Foundation


Recent funding has supported projects in the following categories: Arts, Community, Education, Welfare, Medical, Religion, Youth and Environment. DETAILS: http://www.garfieldweston.org/how-to-apply/

Research support grants

FUNDER: The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
These support scholars engaged in research related to the study of British art or architectural history.
DETAILS: http://bit.ly/1M6HuNp

Action grants to support transnational projects aiming to build capacity for professionals in child protection systems and legal professionals representing children in legal proceedings

Large grants competition ESRC


The Economic and Social Research Council invites proposals for its large grants competition. This supports research that has the potential to effect significant economic or societal impact. Proposals may be standard research projects, large-scale surveys, infrastructure projects or methodological developments in any area of the social sciences. Interdisciplinarity, both within and beyond the social sciences is encouraged.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/1VLT5bL DEADLINE: 13-Oct-16

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

Media and content convergence


Specific Challenge:

The media and content sector is driven more and more by the use of technology and new business models, new ways of interaction, consumption and expression are appearing in the rise of the digital era. Europe’s media sector is strong in creating content. It is embracing new technologies and investing in innovation to benefit from the digital market. However, the sector has to become even more tech savvy as competition is growing from global players that are particularly strong at technological innovation. The challenge is to make the best use of technology for reaching out to new audiences, adapting to the digital era and thriving in the connected Digital Single Market.


Demonstration and validation of new technologies, services and solutions through large scale demonstrations[1], pilots or close-to-market prototypes exploiting the convergence, interoperability and integration between broadcasting, broadband Internet-based services, audiovisual and social media.



Principal Research Fellowships


FUNDER: Wellcome Trust

This is the most prestigious of our personal awards and provides long-term support for researchers of international standing.

Awards are for seven years in the first instance, and provide both a personal salary and research programme funding in full.

After the first period of award, the fellowship will be subject to a competitive scientific review, which will subsequently occur on a rolling basis every five years.

Fellowships will be renewed on a partnership basis; the Trust and the host institution will jointly fund the Principal Research Fellow's basic salary through a '50:50' arrangement for the duration of any renewal period. The Trust will provide research programme costs throughout the entire period of the fellowship.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/1CcG8Pg


Psychology/ Call for applications for funding


The Richard Benjamin Trust is a trust set up in memory of Richard Benjamin to ‘promote and research in hitherto neglected areas in the fields of occupational/organisational or social psychology’. The aim of the trust is to fund early career post doctoral study into areas that have not received funding from other grant awarding bodies. There should be a clear benefit to the public, organisations, communities and/or families from the selected research.

Our goal is to distribute seed funding for research in neglected areas of occupational or social psychology. 10 grants are available up to a maximum of £10,000.

DETAILS: http://www.richardbenjamintrust.co.uk/grant-applications.html

RCUK-FAPESP bilateral agreement for the Research Grants Scheme


Collaborative research proposals may be submitted in any area of the social sciences within the remit of both the ESRC and FAPESP. There is no deadline, and proposals will be accepted on an ongoing basis until expiry of the MoU. Proposals should be drafted and will be assessed according to the criteria set out in the International Common Application Process.

DETAILS: http://www.esrc.ac.uk/funding-and-guidance/funding-opportunities/16961/rcuk-fapesp-bilateral-agreement-for-the-research-grants-scheme.aspx

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