Arts & Humanities Research Council – Research Networking Scheme

The AHRC’s Research Networking scheme is designed to encourage and enable discussion and development of ideas on a specified thematic area, issue or problem through new research networks or running a short-term series of workshops, seminars or similar events.

Proposals of up to £30,000 full economic costs for a period of up to two years may be submitted. An additional £15,000 full economic cost may be sought to cover the costs of any international participants or activities. The costs for the additional £15,000 fEC can only be those which can be directly attributable to international collaboration such as overseas travel and subsistence, international calls and/or video conferencing.

This scheme operates without formal deadlines.

You can submit proposals at any time of the year and you will be informed of the outcome of you proposal within a maximum of four months from the end of the month in which you apply.

All applications to this scheme must be submitted via the cross-council Joint Electronic Submission – (Je-S) System.

For further information, see the AHRC website, Please visit the AHRC blog to find out more about international funding opportunities.

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British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grants – New Call for Proposals

The British Academy is currently inviting applications from scholars for the BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants scheme, which is administered by the Academy.

Applications must be submitted via the e-GAP system, accessible at Intending applicants need to register themselves in the system, if not already registered, and should access full details by following the links to ‘funding schemes’ from the personal welcome page, and then the link to this scheme.
The deadline for applications is Wednesday 7 November 2012.

The British Academy announced a major new partnership in January 2012 to support the funding of the Small Research Grants scheme. The scheme offers awards co-sponsored by the Leverhulme Trust, with funding of £1.5 million over 3 years, matching the public funding deriving from the grant made to the Academy via the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills. In addition, the Academy continues to be able to offer some awards derived from funds generously donated by other funders, including the Sino-British Fellowship Trust, the Sir Ernest Cassel Educational Trust, the Modern Humanities Research Association, and from endowments held by the Academy. All successful applicants will be clearly informed of the source of the funding of their grant when an award has been offered, and will be expected to include due acknowledgement of the funder and the Academy when disseminating the results of the research funded under this scheme.

Purpose of grant
Grants are available to support primary research in the humanities and social sciences. The first recourse for funding should be to your own institution (where applicable). Applications will not be considered for less than £500. The maximum grant is £10,000 over two years. Applications for collaborative or individual research projects are equally welcome under this scheme. Applications from international groups of scholars are welcome, provided there is a UK-based scholar as lead applicant.

Funds are available to facilitate initial project planning and development; to support the direct costs of research; and to enable the advancement of research through workshops or conferences, or visits by or to partner scholars. Applicants may seek support for any combination of eligible activity and cost up to the overall limit of £10,000. The Academy will assess applications equally on their merits, with no preference as to mode of enquiry.

Level of grant: Awards up to £10,000
Deadline for submission of applications: 7 November 2012
Results expected: end March 2013
Earliest Start Date for Research: 1 April 2013

Application forms for the British Academy / Leverhulme Small Research Grants are now available on e-GAP

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British Academy Fellowships

The British Academy invites applications for its postdoctoral fellowships. These enable early-career researchers to strengthen their experience of research and teaching in a university environment, in order to develop their curriculum vitae and improve their prospects of obtaining permanent lecturing posts.

For more information email:

Deadline: 10 October 2012

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20 University of Glamorgan Centenary Doctoral Scholarships

To mark its 100th birthday the University of Glamorgan is looking for 20 bright new research stars to begin funded PhD study opportunities worth a total value of £900,000.

The Scholarships are intended to provide financial support for 20 full-time home or EU students to undertake a PhD at the University beginning this academic year.

Bursaries are £15,000 per year available up to 3 years of study, which is not inclusive of fees. (Full time Research Degree fees £3,828 per annum for EU/Home students)

At the University of Glamorgan, we identify and encourage those who display research talent. So to mark 100 years in education, we are offering 20 new Centenary Doctoral Scholarships in the following areas:
• Computer Science
• Criminology
• Cultural and Creative Industries
• Energy and Environmental Technology
• Health
• Humanities, including English and History
• Mathematical Modelling
• Optoelectronics and Wireless Communications

How to apply
Please complete the Research Degree Application Form and return it marked for the attention of Dr Louise Bright by email to no later than the 15th October 2012

More Information on the Centenary Doctoral Scholarships

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Call for Research Development Group Proposals in January 2013

The Children and Young People’s Research Network (CYPRN)

The CYPRN provides a national infrastructure for large-scale research in children’s health. The Network currently involves three Research Centres which coordinate the recruitment of patients, participants or clinical teams for large-scale research studies ‘adopted’ by the Network.

Funding and Support for Research Development Groups (RDGs)

The Network will be putting a call out for applications for new Research Development Groups (RDGs) in January 2013. The goal of the RDG funding is to support a multidisciplinary group of people who are interested in developing a research proposal for a substantial grant application addressing a single research question or a programme of research work in children and young people’s health. Grants of about £2500 will be available to support research groups for 15 months. The funds provided are not to enable groups to carry out research but to enable them to write and submit a grant application for a large scale research project.

Successful groups will be offered research support through the CYPRN staff or steering committee and methodological training, advice and support through links with NISCHR CRC, including statistical support provided by the Clinical Trials Units.

Who should apply?

Research groups may consist of from two senior researchers (senior lecturer level or above) who have a research track record in the topic covered by the Group. The researchers should be from at least two academic disciplines and no less than two academic institutions. We also welcome applications from early-career researchers.  Although the lead centre needs to be in Wales, other centres of research can be elsewhere. Research Groups should also be able to demonstrate input from service users, carers, or practitioners who have shown an interest in the topic covered by the group. Each RDG must have a Convenor based in Wales and who will accept responsibility for organising Research Group Meetings and for liaising with the CYPRN. The RDG will be required to submit short progress reports to the CYPRN during the funding period. Research Groups are open to members of existing CYPRN Research Groups.

What is a suitable topic for a research group?

A suitable topic will be in an area of children’s healthcare where large scale research projects are likely to obtain funding in the near future. This means that the topic will be in an area identified as a priority by the Welsh Government. The topic should not be too ambitious in scope or too narrow as to preclude a program of large scale research.

Application Procedure

To apply for RDG funding you will need to complete an application form.  The application will be internally reviewed and rewarded on a competitive basis and those deemed most likely to lead to substantial grant funding will be approved. Applications will be scored on: suitability of the topic area, suitability of the applicants and the quality of the proposal.

For further information or for an application form please contact Ruth Palgrave (Research Portfolio Development Administrator) by e-mailing: or telephoning 029 20 744562.

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ESRC Future Research Leaders – Call for Proposals 2012/13

The Future Research Leaders scheme aims to support outstanding early career researchers to carry out excellent research and to develop all aspects of their research and knowledge exchange skills.

The closing date for proposals is 16.00 on 4 October 2012.

Awards will be for a maximum of three years with an overall limit of £312,500 (at 100 per cent full Economic Cost). The ESRC aim to fund around 70 awards.

For more information please visit:

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British Academy Fellowship Deadlines

The British Academy is offering a range of research funding opportunities again in the academic year 2012-13. Timetables for competition have been planned as follows. Please note not only the deadlines for application, but also, especially, the dates for release of application forms in the e-GAP system. More information about each scheme, including the detailed Scheme Notes, will be available in e-GAP when the relevant round opens.

Mid-Career Fellowships

Applications for Outline Stage available from: 20 August 2012
Deadline for applicants: 26 September 2012
Second stage (by invitation only): deadline for application 20 February 2013
Final decision: by 31 March 2013
Awards available to start: from 1 September 2013

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Applications for Outline Stage available from: 31 August 2012
Deadline for applicants: 10 October 2012
Second stage (by invitation only): deadline for application 27 February 2013
Final decision: by 31 May 2013
Awards available to start: from 1 September 2013

BA/Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowships

Applications available from: 3 October 2012
Deadline for applicants: 14 November 2012
Final decision: by 31 March 2013
Awards available to start: from 1 September 2013

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Royal Society Research Professorships

For world-class scientists who would benefit from a period of long-term support to allow them to focus on research and collaboration based at an institution in the UK. The scheme provides a contribution to salary, which can be supplemented at the discretion of the host organisation; a one-off start-up grant of up to £35,000; and research expenses of up to £16,000 per academic year. Funding is available for five years (with the opportunity for renewal for a further five years).

Closing date: 26 June 2012

For scheme notes and further information visit:

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Royal Society Research Grants

The Royal Society invites applications for its research grants. The scheme provides seed-corn funding for scientists in the UK who are at an early stage in their career and want to purchase specialised equipment and consumables, or for academics to research the history of science. Grants cover all areas of the life and physical sciences, including engineering but excluding clinical medicine. The scheme also provides support for research in the history of science. Applicants should have postdoctoral level or equivalent status, be working as independent researchers within five years of their first academic position and be resident in the UK. Non-tenured researchers and retired scientists may apply if the application is in the history of science field and the applicant works in association with an eligible institution. Eligible organisations are UK universities and not-for-profit research organisations that are not Research Council institutes.

Grants are for a maximum period of 12 months. They provide funding of up to £15,000 to cover specialised equipment, essential consumable materials and services, and travel and subsistence for essential field research; up to £5,000 is available to assist with the publication of scholarly works in the history of science.

  • Closing date 12 Jun 12
  • Deadline informationThis call is repeated 2 times a year.

For more information please visit:

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Research Professional is an online database and alerting service providing unlimited access to research funding opportunities and policy news. Until 22nd June the University of Glamorgan has trial access to Research Professional and the service will be accessible to everyone at the university. To access the site please visit

Features include:
• A comprehensible, fully searchable database of UK and international funders.
• All funding content has been pre-filtered for UK eligibility.
• Save searches for later use and share information with colleagues.
• Set up automatic email alerts of research funding and news that is relevant to your research area of interest.

Please note as this is a trial the University has limited functionality.

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