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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



Comprehensive ontologies for brain diseases

The Human Brain Project invites expressions of interest for its call on comprehensive ontologies for brain diseases. This aims to develop a broad set of ontologies, covering a wide range of brain diseases and types of data. The development should take into account or be consistent with the structure of available hospital data, the general architecture of the Medical Informatics Platform and existing, well accepted or recommended ontologies and common data elements, in particular those approved by scientific societies.



Cross-disciplinary mental health network plus call

The research councils are pleased to announce the cross-disciplinary mental health network plus call.
The aim of the call is to encourage the creation of multi-disciplinary networks that cross the remit boundaries of the research councils. These networks will address important mental health research questions that require an innovative, cross-disciplinary approach to accelerate progress; to build cross-disciplinary research capacity in the field; and to strengthen the UK mental health research base.



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.



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.



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.



18/04 Interventions to prevent or reduce gambling related harm



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

DETAILS:  DEADLINE: 24/07/2018