• NIHR research for social care

    NIHR research for social care The National Institute for Health Research, under NIHR Research for Patient Benefit, invites proposals for its call on research for social care. This supports research on adult social care that demonstrates strong links to people [click for more]

  • Creative multilingualism call

    Creative multilingualism call The Arts and Humanities Research Council, under its Open World Research Initiative, invites applications for its creative multilingualism call. This supports research that investigates the creative dimension of languages and linguistic diversity extending from cognition, naming and [click for more]

  • Project grants

    Project grants The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation invites applications for its project grants. These support activities that develop good relations between the UK and Japan, with a particular interest in the areas of science and technology, medicine and health, environment [click for more]

  • APEX Awards

    APEX Awards In partnership with the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society (‘the Academies’) and with generous support from the Leverhulme Trust, the APEX award (Academies Partnership in Supporting Excellence in Cross-disciplinary research award) scheme [click for more]

  • Oxford University Museums/AHRC collaborative doctoral partnerships

    Oxford University Museums/AHRC collaborative doctoral partnerships The Oxford University Museums, funded through the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s collaborative doctoral partnerships, invite proposals for their collaborative doctoral partnerships. These enable HEIs to provide studentships for PhD studies conducted in collaboration [click for more]

  • Funding workshop – Research Professional

    Calling all Academics… Book your place in here Research Professional team are offering a onetime opportunity for you to attend the Research Professional Workshop in which you will be learning about the Research Professional Platform, a unique and capable software [click for more]

  • 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]

UK-German Call for Proposals in the Humanities


AHRC-DFID collaborative humanitarian protection research programme – thematic research grants call

The Arts and Humanities Research Council, via UK Research & Innovation, and the Department for International Development invite applications for their collaborative humanitarian protection research programme – thematic research grants call. This supports research to better understand the causes of humanitarian protection risks or violations and to gather evidence about which interventions are most effective in improving humanitarian protection outcomes. DEADLINE: 05/09/2019


Research resources awards in humanities and social science

British Academy/Leverhulme Trust senior research fellowships

These enable established scholars, needing relief from teaching and administration, to have the time to bring to completion a significant piece of research, through sustained period of leave for one year. Any field of study in the humanities and social sciences is supported. DEADLINE 21/11/2019



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

Funding Call: Writing Workshops 2020

Funding Call: Writing Workshops 2020

The British Academy, as part of the UK's Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), is inviting proposals for writing workshops in developing countries. These workshops should aim to support early career academics, promote the uptake of research emanating from developing countries in international journals and further intellectual interaction globally. DEADLINE 15/12/2020


Urban innovative actions – fourth call for proposals

High value biorenewables network flexible fund – targeted and open calls

These support proof-of-concept projects related to the discovery, development and ulitisation of high value, low volume bio-based chemicals, tools and platform technologies. In addition, all projects must be relevant to industrial biotechnology, which is defined as emcopassing a set of cross-disciplinary technologies that use biological resources for producing and processing materials and chemicals for non-food applications.  DEADLINE 10/09/2019


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

Promoting caregiver health using self-management

Promoting caregiver health using self-management

This aims to stimulate research in promoting informal caregiver health using self-management. Research projects of interest include:

•designing culturally tailored interventions to help caregivers leverage supports, manage burdens, stress, and other negative outcomes to maximise healthy behaviours and quality of life using self-management;

•developing culturally sensitive tools using self-management and technology to improve caregivers’ skills, knowledge, and access to resources, services, and social support to promote caregiver health;

•identifying biomarkers to help predict when caregivers are at high risk for poor health that can be addressed through self-management;

•identifying self-management interventions at different transitions in the caregiving that address the challenges, barriers, and unique situations related to the caregiver’s age, gender, or socioeconomic status and promote caregiver health DEADLINE 05/10/2019

COMING SOON: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science postdoctoral fellowship programme

COMING SOON: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science postdoctoral fellowship programme

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and the Royal Society invite applications for their postdoctoral fellowship programme. This enables young postdoctoral researchers from the UK to conduct cooperative research with research groups in universities and other Japanese institutions. Research must address a subject within the natural sciences. DEADLINE 13/03/2020


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/