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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/2nYgHyM DEADLINE: 17/05/2018

Early Career Fellowships

Early Career Fellowships aim to provide career development opportunities for those who are at a relatively early stage of their academic careers, but who have a proven record of research. The expectation is that Fellows should undertake a significant piece of publishable work during their tenure, and that the Fellowships should lead to a more permanent academic position. Approximately 100 Fellowships will be available in 2018. Fellowships can be held at universities or at other institutions of higher education in the UK.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2HgcIWo  DEADLINE: 01/03/2018

Visiting Professorships

Awarded to UK institutions that wish to invite an eminent researcher from overseas for an extended stay in the UK to enhance the knowledge and skills of academic staff or the student body within the host institution. The scheme covers maintenance, travel expenses and research costs. Visiting Professorships last for between 3 and 12 months.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/1rujlf8 DEADLINE: 10/05/2018

Research Project Grants

The aim of these awards is to provide financial support for innovative and original research projects of high quality and potential, the choice of theme and the design of the research lying entirely with the applicant (the Principal Investigator). The grants provide support for the salaries of research staff engaged on the project, plus associated costs directly related to the research proposed, and the award is paid directly to the institution at which the applicant is employed.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2G9u1qs DEADLINE: anytime

Europe-China Joint Call – JPI Urban Europe Webinars

The total funding 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

Urban innovative actions – third call for proposals

The Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy invites proposals for its third 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:
•adaptation to climate change;
•air quality;
•housing;
•jobs and skills in the local economy.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2hCwgKx DEADLINE: 30/03/2018

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/2EplD5Y  DEADLINE: 31/05/2018

Research grants

If you have an excellent idea for a research project, the best way to seek funding for it is through our Research Grants open call. Awards ranging from £350,000 to £1 million (100 per cent full Economic Cost (fEC)) can be made to eligible institutions to enable individuals or research teams to undertake anything from a standard research project through to a large-scale survey and other infrastructure or methodological development.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/1qOsUUT DEADLINE: No deadline

Professional training

This offers training for staff at all levels, including archivists, librarians, conservators, photographers, associated with Jewish studies. Support may include consultation visits by archival or library experts to European Jewish institutions, as well as learning trips by archival or library staff members seeking to visit experts based at other institutions. Visits by professionals to help seek strategic advice for the future of their archive or library, may also be supported.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2Er8E3w DEADLINE: 20/02/2018

Research consortia

These support institutions to establish research consortia, which link scholars associated to Jewish studies at multiple institutions working on shared research projects. All topics within the field of Jewish studies are considered, including Israel and Holocaust studies. Applications for research consortia which plan to use RFHE funds as seed money to develop a project for which they will then apply for major funding from national or EU funding bodies are strongly encouraged. The ultimate aim of the proposed consortia must be to submit a bid for research funding to either the national or international level.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2o97xii DEADLINE: 09/03/2018

Leadership Development Programmes and Evaluation – Ireland

Provision of leadership development services including:
carry out a formal evaluation of the five leadership development programmes that were conducted in 2013   to 2017 to inform delivery going forward
deliver leadership training programmes
deliver standalone Leadership Training Modules as required,
conduct Individual Development Psychometric Analyses and provide developmental feedback as required.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2Hf4XQc DEADLINE: 28/02/2018

Digital training module development – Tanzania

An organisation is looking for a company to produce digital training modules on trade in east Africa.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2EpXGvg DEADLINE: 01/03/2018

UK university required to collaborate with Malaysian university on online programs – Malaysia

The private Malaysian university is looking to collaborate with UK universities on online programs in business and management. The partner should be able to offer fully online programs.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2GcrEDD DEADLINE: 30/03/2018

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

H2020-SU-ICT-2019 cybersecurity, single stage – topic 4

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-2019 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-04-2019 quantum key distribution testbed.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2BqIWhA DEADLINE: 14/11/2018

COMING SOON: European social innovation competition

*** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open on 20 March 2018. The following information is subject to change. ***

The Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs invites applications for the European social innovation competition. This aims to stimulate the potential of social innovation to solve societal challenges and foster sustainable and inclusive growth in Europe. The competition encourages ideas that equip people with the skills they need to be able to compete in a changing economy.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2fuuGd9 DEADLINE: Unknown

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

Understanding the future of Canada-UK trade relationships

ESRC and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) in Canada have launched this dedicated Knowledge Synthesis Grants (KSG) competition to assess the state of research knowledge on Canada-UK trade relationships in a post-Brexit context.

Canada and the UK share a sovereign and have among the oldest continuous traditions of parliamentary democracy. The two countries have also prospered from a productive commercial relationship. Their two-way merchandise trade totaled more than C$25.3 billion in 2016, making the UK Canada’s fifth-largest merchandise trade partner. Canada and the UK also have strong partnerships in science, technology and innovation, and there are many links between Canadian and UK researchers, universities, funding agencies, commercialization groups and companies.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2GaX3WW DEADLINE: 28/03/2018

 

 

 

Call for knowledge and innovation communities

FUNDER: European Commission

This supports the establishment of two new knowledge and innovation communities on manufacturing and urban mobility. Partnerships are between higher education institutions, research organisations, companies and other stakeholders in the innovation process that tackle societal challenges through the development of products, services and processes.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2nRHtHx   DEADLINE: 12-Jul-18

 

Network grants

FUNDER: EPSRC

These support the creation of new interdisciplinary research communities and topics by developing interaction between the research community and appropriate science, technology and industrial groups.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/1SY8LWw   NO DEADLINE

 

European Regional Development Fund

FUNDER: European Commission

The ERDF focuses its investments on several key priority areas: Innovation and research, the digital agenda, support for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the low-carbon economy.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/1PSYV8d   NO DEADLINE

 

EARMA fellowship Programmes

FUNDER: The European Association of Research Managers and Administrators

The EARMA Fellowship Program is intended to reduce barriers to international research administration and create an administrative environment conducive to international collaboration and promote mutual learning across the European and International network of research managers and administrators.

DETAILS: http://ow.ly/108qp7   NO DEADLINE

 

Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)

FUNDER: Heritage Lottery Fund

Heritage is really wide-ranging. We support all kinds of projects, as long as they make a lasting difference for heritage, people and communities. Use our funding to record the diverse stories of your community, breathe new life into a historic park, create vibrant town centres, and much more.

DETAILS: http://ow.ly/108qzI  NO DEADLINE

 

Research grants – early-career route

FUNDER: AHRC

These enable individual researchers to collaborate with, and bring benefits to, other individuals and organisations through the conduct of research related to the arts and humanities, and support researchers at the start of their careers in gaining experience of managing and leading research projects.

DETAILS: http://ow.ly/108qIX    NO DEADLINE

 

Research grants – standard route

FUNDER: AHRC

These support research projects by enabling individual researchers to collaborate with, and bring benefits to, other individuals and organisations through the conduct of research related to the arts and humanities.

DETAILS:  http://ow.ly/108qQM    NO DEADLINE