http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/calls/h2020-msca-if-2018.html#c,topics=callIdentifier/t/H2020-MSCA-IF-2018/1/1/1/default-group&callStatus/t/Forthcoming/1/1/0/default-group&callStatus/t/Open/1/1/0/default-group&callStatus/t/Closed/1/1/0/default-group&+identifier/desc   TOPIC : Individual Fellowships: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/msca-if-2018.html   Deadline: 12.09.18 The goal of the Individual Fellowships is to enhance the creative and innovative potential of experienced researchers, wishing to diversify their individual competence in terms of skill acquisition through advanced [click for more]

  • Erasmus+ 2018 Call announced

    This month, the European Commission published the Erasmus+ 2018 Call for proposals.  Deadlines and application details are contained in the 2018 Call for Proposals and the 2018 Programme Guide, Key Resources webpage. For 2018 the Erasmus+ budget increases, with the [click for more]

  • Digital cities challenge

    The aim is for the each to: •develop a strategy and action plan to move towards digital transformation, including tangible, achievable and measurable steps to be taken in the short, medium and long term; •build a community of local stakeholders [click for more]

  • Small grants in humanities and social science

    The Wellcome Trust invites applications for its small grants in humaniities and social science. These support small-scale research projects, scoping exercises and meetings. DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2yxQOMb DEADLINE: OPEN

  • The Arts Foundation  Fellowship Scheme

    The Foundation uses leading practitioners and experienced professionals whose key positions enable them to identify the most talented and deserving artists in each of the six art forms. DETAILS: http://bit.ly/1VVsVnp DEADLINE: OPEN  

  • Medicines manufacturing – round 1

    Innovate UK, through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, invites applications for its medicines manufacturing – round 1. This aims to stimulate the development and implementation of innovative methods and technologies to improve the manufacture of novel medicines for human use. [click for more]

  • Support for European cooperation projects

    The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency invites applications for its support for European cooperation projects call. This aims to promote transnational mobility of artists and professionals to enable them to cooperate internationally and to internationalise their careers and activities [click for more]

  • Artists’ international development fund

    The Arts Council England and the British Council invite applications for funding under their artists’ international development fund. This offers early stage development opportunities for individual freelance and self-employed artists or creative practitioners based in England to spend time building [click for more]

  • Industry fellowships

    The Royal Society, in collaboration with Rolls-Royce, invites applications for its industry fellowships. These enable academic scientists to work on collaborative projects with industry, or individuals employed in industry to work on collaborative projects with university departments or non-profit research [click for more]



Philip Leverhulme Prizes

Philip Leverhulme Prizes recognise the achievement of outstanding researchers whose work has already attracted international recognition and whose future career is exceptionally promising. Every year the prize scheme makes up to thirty awards of £100,000, across a range of academic disciplines. The 2018 round opens on 3 January 2018 and closes to nominations on 17 May 2018.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2kJCIO9 DEADLINE 17/05/2018


ECR Highlight Notice in the AHRC Leadership Fellowships scheme

RCUK has received funding through the National Productivity Investment Fund to develop a fellowship programme targeted at early career researchers (ECRs). These fellowships will be a step change in the support provided by the Research Councils to the research leaders of the future, enabling some of the UK’s most talented researchers to undertake major new innovation orientated, intellectual endeavours.

Applications of up to £250k (fEC) are invited through a highlight notice in the Leadership Fellows Scheme. The RCUK/UKRI Innovation Fellowships will allow ECRs to explore interdisciplinary research challenges and partnerships to the economic benefit of the UK.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2Eo4r0p DEADLINE: 31/05/2018


Large Grants – £10,000 and over

Through this fund we develop strategic approaches to supporting artists and arts professionals through nurturing artistic or professional development programmes founded and run by established arts organisations. We also support new collaborations, commissioning initiatives, research and development initiatives which either enable experimentation or generate new work, and occasionally we may fund investigation into sectoral and/or policy provision which affects artists. These projects tend to be developed proactively or through ongoing conversation with potential applicants, and always respond to key needs and issues within arts sectors.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2BrK5Fc

Jerwood Visual Arts

Visual artists, makers and art writers can apply for opportunities offered by Jerwood Visual Arts, our national programme supporting visual arts practice. It has a dedicated website and Jerwood Visual Arts opportunities are also listed on our Opportunities page. We proactively look for the curators and organisations we work with and do not invite unsolicited applications for exhibition proposals.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2BrK5Fc

Performing Arts Micro Bursaries

Awards of between £250 and £1,000 to support individual artists and producers in the development of their practice. This could be for research, making new work, travel, training or mentoring. Applications are currently closed. For more information visit Performing Arts Micro Bursaries.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2BrK5Fc

Europe-China Joint Call – JPI Urban Europe Webinars

available in this programme is approximately €9.35 million on the European side. NSFC will fund the Chinese part of all projects. Funding agencies from nine European countries will participate in the call, including the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) from the UK. The call targets international consortia with Chinese and European universities, research institutes, research and technology organisations, cities and city planning departments, as well as European companies. The four call topics are:

Climate change and new urban economies;
Transformation of energy systems and strengthen urban circular economies;
Urban public administration and services innovation; and
Urban data management.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2ste9x4 DEADLINE: 20/06/2018

COMING SOON: EIB university research sponsorship programme

*** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open in June or July 2018. The following information is subject to change. ***

The European Investment Bank invites proposals for the EIB university research sponsorship programme. This supports university research centres working on research topics and themes of major interest to the bank.
University departments or research centres associated with universities in EU, candidate or potential candidate countries with recognised expertise in the EIB-selected areas, may apply.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2Hdj5cT DEADLINE: Unknown

European topic centre on waste and materials in a green economy

The European Environment Agency invites proposals for a European topic centre on waste and materials in a green economy. This supports the establishment of a European topic centre on waste and materials in a green economy, in order to handle data in their topic area and analyse environmental data with regard to societal and economic developments relevant to environmental and sectoral policies and achieving sustainable development.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2EHDWGP DEADLINE: 30/04/2018

Digital innovation hubs network

The Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology invites tenders for its call on digital innovation hubs network. The tenderer will enhance the potential of digital hubs and accelerators across Europe in making them work together, develop common projects and construct a digital community that can increase the European competitiveness.
Legal or natural persons based in EU states or authorised countries under the WTO procurement may submit bids.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2Bvv4Cm DEADLINE: 05/04/2018

Risk assessment by police of intimate partner violence against women



The European Institute for Gender Equality invites tenders for a risk assessment by police of intimate partner violence against women. The tenderer will conduct a study on risk assessment by police of intimate partner violence against women in order to improve the institutional response of the EU in combatting violence against women. The specific objective of the study is to support EU member states in meeting the requirements of the EU legal framework and Istanbul convention regarding the protection of victims of intimate partner violence against women. The geographical scope of the study will cover all 28 EU member states.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2Bhr5cu DEADLINE: 28/03/2018

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

NIHR funding

18/04 Interventions to prevent or reduce gambling related harm

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2Dsp0sg DEADLINE: 24/07/2018

18/05 Interventions for looked-after children and young people that aim to enhance quality of life

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2rntTRL  DEADLINE: 24/07/2018

H2020-SU-ICT-2018 cybersecurity, single stage – topic 3

The European Commission Horizon 2020: Industrial Leadership, under the leadership in enabling and industrial technologies – ICT work programme, invites proposals for its H2020-SU-ICT-2018 cybersecurity call. This supports projects that enable cybersecurity and privacy technologies to become complementary enablers of the EU digital economy, ensuring a trusted networked ICT environment for governments, businesses and individuals. Proposals may address the following topics within cybersecurity:

•SU-ICT-03-2018 establishing and operating a pilot for a cybersecurity competence network to develop and implement a common cybersecurity research and innovation roadmap.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2BqIWhA DEADLINE: 29/05/2018

Call for proposals on social innovation and national reforms – innovative work-life balance strategies to facilitate reconciliation of professional and caring responsibilities

This supports governmental and non-governmental actors, and social partners in delivering on the rights and principles set out in the European pillar of social rights through social innovation and national policy reforms, in particular as regards reconciling work and private life.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2Dqjg22 DEADLINE: 18/04/2018

REC-AG-2018 open call for proposals to address equal participation of women and men in public fora, in leadership positions in politics and in the corporate sector and to support public authorities and civil society in relation with the new start to support work-life balance for parents and carers initiative – topic REC-RGEN-WWLB-AG-2018

This call supports projects that either aim to promote equality for women and men in public debates, in leadership positions in politics and in the corporate sector; or that aim at a better enforcement of EU law on work-life balance and in particular of protection against dismissal and unfavourable treatment due to pregnancy or parenthood. Activities may include ex ante evaluations, impact assessments, testing, developing and dissemination of creative approaches, awareness-raising activities, capacity building, seminars and conferences, developing and disseminating practical tools to increase gender balance and exchange of good practices.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2C01wOd DEADLINE: 19/06/2018

REC-AG-2018 call for proposals to support national or transnational projects on non-discrimination and Roma integration – topic REC-RDIS-DISC-AG-2018

This supports national or transnational projects tackling discrimination on the grounds of either racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation. Proposals should address one of the following priority areas:
•fight against discrimination based on sexual orientation in society and promoting the rights of LGBTI people;
•promote diversity management in the public and private sector including identification of existing practices, measurement of diversity management benefits, and awareness-raising;
•fight against anti-gypsyism and various forms of discrimination of Roma, including spatial and schooling segregation, discrimination in employment and housing, forced evictions, through activities such as awareness-raising, combating harmful stereotypes, strategic litigation and Roma victims' interest representation;
•fight against discrimination based on race or ethnic origin.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2stJvnp DEADLINE: 09/10/2018

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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