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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/2kJCIO9 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/1RJ1vQr  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/1E2a6Hx DEADLINE: anytime

European topic centre on air pollution, transport, noise and industrial pollution

The European Environment Agency invites proposals for a European topic centre on air pollution, transport, noise and industrial pollution. This supports the establishment of a European topic centre on air pollution, transport, noise and industrial pollution, in order to handle data in their topic area and analyse environmental and climate change data with regard to societal and economic developments.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2Er1QqO DEADLINE: 30/04/2018

European topic centre on climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation

The European Environment Agency invites proposals for a European topic centre on climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation. This supports the establishment of a European topic centre on climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation, in order to handle data in their topic areas and analyse environmental and climate change data with regard to societal and economic developments. Tasks focus on the harmonisation of monitoring of the environment in EEA countries, the compilation of the resulting data in databases, the processing of the information including the use of models to describe and analyse the present and future state of the environment, and the production of indicators to communicate the findings to various users.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2nZu1mC DEADLINE: 30/04/2018

European topic centre on climate change mitigation and energy

Specifically the work of the topic centre will include:
•data reporting, review and support;
•integrated assessments, policy effectiveness and indicators evaluation;
•management, capacity building and cross-centre cooperation.

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

Follow-on funding pathfinder

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council invites applications for its follow-on funding pathfinder scheme. This enables potential follow-on funding applicants to develop a clearer understanding of the commercial potential of the outputs of a research grant and to assist with the development of a full follow-on funding application.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2hpDQpr DEADLINE: No deadline

Newton research capacity for sustainable ecosystem-based management of estuaries and coasts workshop

This enables early-career researchers to attend a workshop on sustainable ecosystem-based management, to be held in Durban, South Africa, from 19 to 21 June 2018. The workshop will bring together researchers from South Africa and the UK to discuss how they can collaborate to support ecosystem-based management through the development of long-lasting UK-South Africa collaboration and government-research partnerships, and aims to attract researchers from the social and natural sciences to create the required combination of expertise to co-construct, advance and share knowledge to support estuarine and coastal ecosystem-based management.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/1OBIGdp DEADLINE: 16/03/2018

Outreach grants

These encourage individuals and organisations to promote ecological science to a wider audience through public engagement activities.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2DJA1q7 DEADLINE: 21/03/2018

Improving science teacher retention

This enables testing of ideas that aim to support science teachers to remain in the profession for longer. Projects must aim to improve science teacher retention in state schools in England, and they may focus on:
•teacher mentoring programmes;
•continuing professional development;
•reducing teacher workload;
•support for teacher wellbeing;
•flexible working opportunities.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2o06FNp DEADLINE: 22/03/2018

Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear and human factor technologies and techniques innovation prize

The European Defence Agency invites applications for its chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) and human factor technologies and techniques innovation prize. This recognises innovations in autonomous detection, identification and monitoring, sampling or analysis through sensor and platform networking in the area of CBRN protection technologies and techniques.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2sB88if DEADLINE: 16/04/2018

ISFP-2017-AG-ENV environment

This supports projects combating environmental crime. Projects must address either the fight against wildlife trafficking, forest crime and other forms of wildlife crime, the fight against trafficking in illicit waste or any other type of environmental crime.

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

H2020-SU-ICT-2020 cybersecurity, single stage – topic 2

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-2020 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-02-2020 building blocks for resilience in evolving ICT systems.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2BqIWhA DEADLINE: 19/11/2019

 

Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear and human factor technologies and techniques innovation prize

The European Defence Agency invites applications for its chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) and human factor technologies and techniques innovation prize. This recognises innovations in autonomous detection, identification and monitoring, sampling or analysis through sensor and platform networking in the area of CBRN protection technologies and techniques.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2sB88if DEADLINE: 16/04/2018

 

Early-stage research start-up grants

FUNDER: The British Society for Haematology

These aim to aid with consumable expenses for projects which will potentially lead to full grant proposals. Young investigators who are current members of the society may apply.

DETAILS: http://ow.ly/10axHY   NO DEADLINE

 

Fellowships

FUNDER: EPSRC

These aim to develop the next generation of researchers with the greatest potential across all career stages.

DETAILS:  http://ow.ly/10axML    NO DEADLINE

 

tech

 

Artificial Intelligence – UKRI CDTs

On behalf of the UKRI partners, EPSRC is pleased to confirm that additional investment in Centres for Doctoral Training will be made to support research training of relevance to Artificial Intelligence (AI). This is expected to support 10-20 CDTs. While EPSRC has been asked to deliver this investment, utilising the timescales of the existing CDT call, this is a cross-UKRI activity in which the Research Councils and Innovate UK have come together to jointly develop the scope. Therefore, bids are welcomed and encouraged from eligible institutions that address training needs in AI challenges across the breadth of AHRC, BBSRC, EPSRC, ESRC, MRC, NERC, and STFC remits.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2EFuP9C DEADLINE: 28/03/2018

 

Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear and human factor technologies and techniques innovation prize

The European Defence Agency invites applications for its chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) and human factor technologies and techniques innovation prize. This recognises innovations in autonomous detection, identification and monitoring, sampling or analysis through sensor and platform networking in the area of CBRN protection technologies and techniques. This aims to to stimulate engagement of nontraditional defence research and technology communities and innovators in order to speed access to emerging and potentially disruptive research and if possible to identify areas in which additional investment is needed to fully address future defence capability needs.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2sB88if DEADLINE: 16/04/2018

 

Guidance, navigation and control innovation prize

The European Defence Agency invites applications for the guidance, navigation and control innovation prize. This recognises innovative ideas in the integration of multi-robot swarming concepts in support of future defence capabilities in the area of guidance, navigation and control. This aims to stimulate engagement of nontraditional defence research and technology communities and innovators in order to speed access to emerging and potentially disruptive research and if possible to identify areas in which additional investment is needed to fully address future defence capability needs.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2sB88if DEADLINE: 16/04/2018

 

Study on building and piloting a strategic intelligence foresight system for future research and innovation framework programmes

The Directorate-General for Research and Innovation invites tenders for a study on building and piloting a strategic intelligence foresight system for future research and innovation framework programmes. The tenderer will conduct a study that will build and pilot an operational strategic intelligence foresight system for future R&I framework programmes. The system will include three modules:
•a strategic intelligence scenario framework for EU R&I with a set of scenarios that will serve as context in the strategic analysis of relevant trends;
•a methodology and indicators for signposting, identifying and monitoring relevant emerging trends;
•a piloted methodology for future-proofing R&I policy options.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2BZH3ck DEADLINE: 10/04/2018

 

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/2Gdq7wN DEADLINE: 31/05/2018

 

Roads for the future for connected and autonomous vehicles

Innovate UK, in collaboration with the National Infrastructure Commission, and Highways England invite applications for their roads for the future for connected and autonomous vehicles call. This aims to generate practical ideas for how UK roads should be designed, managed and used to maximise the benefits of connected and autonomous vehicles. Applications must focus on changes to roads or related infrastructure to be eligible.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2HgaGpd DEADLINE: 07/03/2018

 


Faraday battery challenge – innovation feasibility studies

Projects should be focused on drawing from existing research in battery technology. Projects should also innovate towards commercialisation in the automotive market, whilst focusing on building the UK supply chain. This includes battery supply business models. At the end of the feasibility study, projects should be ready to continue in future research and development competitions, or they should be able to raise private sector investment to take the project outcome to market.

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

 

Faraday battery challenge – innovation R&D

Innovate UK invites applications for its innovation R&D grants under the Faraday battery challenge. These support UK businesses in designing, developing and manufacturing batteries for the electrification of vehicles. Projects should focus on identified technical or commercial challenges in battery innovation, development and manufacture through UK supply chains. These should lead to battery technologies that can be exploited at scale by the automotive sector in the UK and globally. Specifically, the goal is to build and create future electric vehicle battery supply chains in the UK.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2F1yFrd DEADLINE: 28/03/2018

 

Feasibility studies in compound semiconductor manufacturing challenges

he Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, under the Future Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing Research Hub, invites applications for its feasibility studies in compound semiconductor manufacturing challenges. This supports proposals in topic areas consistent with the aims and complementary to the activity of the compound semiconductor manufacturing research hub.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2Dw3MO5 DEADLINE: 30/03/2018

 

Targeted call on renewable energy in 2018

For this call, a maximum of € 50m ERDF is available under Priority 2 Low Carbon.
All projects need to be secure match-funding prior to approval. The maximum ERDF grant rate for partners is 60% of the total project budget. The partnership will need to provide the remainder.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2G6R59i DEADLINE: 31/07/2018

 

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

 

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

Call for knowledge and innovation communities

FUNDER: European Institute of Innovation and Technology

This supports the establishment of two new knowledge and innovation communities on manufacturing and urban mobility.

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

 

Horizon prize for CO2 reuse

FUNDER: European Commission

The prize will induce actors in the field of CO2 utilisation to do more to enhance their processes and products so that they reduce atmospheric emissions of CO2.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2lPolZG  DEADLINE: 03-Apr-19

 

Discipline hopping in information and communication technologies

FUNDER: EPSRC

This enables ICT researchers to spend time in new and different research disciplines or user environments in order to foster new interactions, encourage a multidisciplinary and user-driven focus to research, and develop new skills and collaborations.

DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2mETtvc   NO DEADLINE