• H2020 events

    Events Information and Brokerage Day: Call on European Network of AI Excellence Centres – 28th May 2019 – Brussels, Belgium A match-making brokerage day will take place on 28 May 2019 in Brussels for the call on European Network of Artificial [click for more]

  • Research Students’ Summer Conference (RSSC)

    Research Students’ Summer Conference (RSSC) Middlesex University | Thursday 20th June 2019   THE POWER OF RESEARCH: community and the impact of disruptive ideas   The theme of this year’s conference is “The Power of Research: community and the impact of [click for more]

  • KEF and REF, where next?

    5th April 2019, University of Hertfordshire One day event to discuss issues around the KEF and REF with speakers from Research England, Universities UK and Oxford Brookes University Confirmed speakers: Stephen Hill Alice Frost Greg Wade Linda King Director of [click for more]

  • Europe for Citizens – European remembrance

    The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency invites proposals for its European remembrance call under the Europe for citizens programme. This supports projects reflecting on causes of totalitarian regimes in Europe’s modern history, especially Nazism that led to the Holocaust, [click for more]

  • UK in a changing Europe senior fellowships

    The Economic and Social Research Council invites applications for the third round of the UK in a changing Europe senior fellowships. These support researchers in producing work of the highest quality leading to scientific, societal and economic impact within the [click for more]

  • SWAFS 2019 Call Open

    The European Commission has opened the 2019 call for the Science with and for Society (SWAFS) part of the Horizon 2020 Work Programme. The call budget is €62.50 million and the deadline for proposals is on 2 April 2019. DETAILS:  [click for more]

  • Research networking

    The Arts and Humanities Research Council invites applications for its research networking scheme. This encourages discussion and exchange of ideas on a specified thematic area, issue or problem through facilitating a short-term series of workshops, seminars, networking activities or other [click for more]

  • Performing Arts

      The Wolfson Foundation’s funding of the performing arts aims to support and promote excellence in the sector. In this context, excellence is defined by the organisation’s artistic output and its critical reception within the sector and by national funding [click for more]

  • Programming development fund

      The British Film Institute invites applications for its programming development fund. This helps film programmers and exhibitors put together programmes of films which will be enhanced or underpinned by curation, interpretation or education activity. DETAILS: http://ow.ly/7qsO30mgCk5 DEADLINE: NO DEADLINE

  • Manufacturing the Future: Standard Research Proposals

      The EPSRC Manufacturing the Future theme invites standard research proposals for consideration at a manufacturing-focused prioritisation panel. A standard Manufacturing panel will be held every quarter (subject to sufficient demand). Proposals for any panel should address key research challenges [click for more]

  • ERC-2019-PoC proof of concept grants

      The European Commission Horizon 2020: Excellent Science European Research Council invites proposals for its ERC-2019-PoC proof of concept grants. These aim to maximise the value of ERC-funded research by funding further work to verify the innovation potential of ideas [click for more]

  • Sir Henry Wellcome postdoctoral fellowships

      The Wellcome Trust invites preliminary applications for the Sir Henry Wellcome postdoctoral fellowships. These enable newly qualified postdoctoral researchers to start independent research careers in high quality research environments. Candidates are expected to identify a biomedical or population health [click for more]

UK-German Call for Proposals in the Humanities


The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) together with the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) will launch a bilateral call for collaborative research proposals bringing together arts and humanities researchers in the UK with humanities (including law and linguistics) researchers in Germany. We anticipate that this will be the first in a series of annual bilateral DFG/AHRC calls.

DETAILS: https://bit.ly/2ADOnbq DEADLINE: 2019-02-20

Research resources awards in humanities and social science

These help collection and information professionals develop library and archive material for health research in the humanities and social sciences.

DETAILS: https://bit.ly/2SyAQcn DEADLINE: 2019-02-05


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

NORFACE: Democratic governance in a turbulent age


NORFACE will be announcing a new transnational research programme on democratic governance. The main focus of this research programme will be on understanding the precise nature of the recent turbulence in democratic politics and governance in Europe, how European states can negotiate it and how they can develop strategies to enhance the quality of democratic politics and governance.

DETAILS: https://bit.ly/2AgWhrf DEADLINE: 2019-02-19


Youth dialogue projects

The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, under its Erasmus+ programme, invites proposals for youth dialogue projects. These support events where young people can discuss issues among themselves and with policy-makers, youth experts and representatives of public authorities in order to promote young people’s active participation in democratic life. Youth dialogue projects may take the form of meetings, conferences, consultations and events.

DETAILS: https://bit.ly/2qnQw5n DEADLINE: 2019-02-05

Key action two – European universities

The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, under its Erasmus+ programme, invites proposals for key action two – European universities. This aims to enhance mobility and foster excellence in education and research by strengthening the link between teaching, research and innovation as well as knowledge transfer and the development of joint education, research programmes and projects. Projects should aim to promote common European values, strengthen European identity and reach a substantial leap in quality, performance, attractiveness and international competitiveness of European higher education institutions.

DETAILS: https://bit.ly/2yDFRb4 DEADLINE: 2019-02-28

Research for understanding, mitigating and countering security threats

The Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats invites proposals for its call on research for understanding, mitigating and countering security threats. This supports innovative and forward-looking economic, behavioural and social science research that will contribute to understanding of contemporary security threats, or research that enhances the UK’s capacity to detect and mitigate such threats.

DETAILS: https://bit.ly/2P5Iugo DEADLINE: 2019-01-23

Urban innovative actions – fourth call for proposals

The Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy invites proposals for its fourth call for urban innovative actions. This enables urban authorities throughout Europe to test new and unproven solutions to address urban challenges. Proposals may focus on one of the following urban topics: •digital transition; •sustainable use of land and nature-based solutions; •urban poverty; •urban security.

DETAILS: https://bit.ly/2QTIsV8 DEADLINE: 2019-01-31

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

Erasmus+ Programme

Key Action 1 (KA1) — Learning mobility of individuals — Mobility of individuals in the field of education, training and youth — Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees Key Action 2 (KA2) — Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices — Strategic partnerships in the field of education, training and youth — European Universities — Knowledge Alliances — Sector Skills Alliances — Capacity building in the field of higher education — Capacity building in the field of youth Key Action 3 (KA3) — Support for policy reform — Youth Dialogue projects Jean Monnet activities — Jean Monnet Chairs — Jean Monnet Modules — Jean Monnet Centres of Excellence — Jean Monnet Support to Associations — Jean Monnet Networks — Jean Monnet Projects Sport — Collaborative partnerships — Small collaborative partnerships — Not-for-profit European sport events

DETAILS: https://bit.ly/2qnQw5n DEADLINE: 2019-02-05

Mobility projects in the field of education and training

This supports transnational mobility activities targeted at learners and staff. Projects may comprise one or more of the following activities: a study period abroad at a partner higher education institution; a traineeship or work placement abroad in an enterprise or any other relevant workplace; teaching periods at partner HEIs abroad; staff training periods abroad.

DETAILS: https://bit.ly/2Q8UrhH DEADLINE: 2019-02-05

Sir Henry Wellcome postdoctoral fellowships

The Wellcome Trust invites preliminary applications for the Sir Henry Wellcome postdoctoral fellowships. These enable newly qualified postdoctoral researchers to start independent research careers in high quality research environments. Candidates are expected to identify a biomedical or population health research question and to develop the proposal and their scientific independence so as to go on to lead their own independent research.

DETAILS: https://bit.ly/2bKD3fQ DEADLINE: 2019-04-17

Research Chairs and Senior Research Fellowships

Over the last 20 years, the Academy’s Research Chairs and Senior Fellowships scheme has successfully supported numerous academic appointments and enhanced internationally renowned centres of excellence. This scheme aims to strengthen the links between industry and academia by supporting exceptional academics in UK universities to undertake use-inspired research that meets the needs of the industrial partners.

DETAILS: https://bit.ly/2DfOFrM DEADLINE: 2019-03-05

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/