Northumbria Research Support

Sam King

Innovate UK, Research Councils UK (RCUK) and the Malaysia Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) are to invest up to £14.4 million in collaborative research and development projects to stimulate innovation in response to Malaysia’s urbanisation challenges.

The aim of the competition is to bring together companies (small-to-medium-sized companies and/or larger businesses), research and technology organisations, academics, public sector bodies and charities from Malaysia and the UK for the joint industrial research to develop innovative products, processes or services that meet critical challenges existing within the following five sectors:

  •  health well-being
  • improving environmental resilience and energy security
  • future cities
  • agritech (used to solve explicit urban food and nutrition issues)
  • digital, innovation and creativity

Registration for the competition closes on 30th September 2015 (12:00) and applications must be submitted by 7th October 2015 (12:00).

Further details on the Innovate UK website.


Fellowships for UK researchers in Brazil

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The Brazilian State Funding Agencies (FAPs), through the National Council (CONFAP), and the Newton Fund invite proposals for their fellowships for UK researchers in Brazil. Closing date is 23rd October 2015. These enable researchers based in UK universities and research institutions to spend two weeks to four years researching in Brazil in collaboration with local…

David Young

A guide to open access monograph publishing for arts, humanities and social science researchers has been released as part of the OAPEN-UK project. The guide aims to help researchers to understand the opportunities and challenges associated with publishing a scholarly monograph in open access. It is freely available online and free print copies are available to order:


Information Events – MSCA Innovative Training Networks


Royal Veterinary College, London​​, Wednesday 7 October 2015 University of York​​, Wednesday 7 October 2015 The UK Research Office (UKRO), in its capacity as UK National Contact Point for the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), is holding two information events for organisations interested in applying to the 2016 MSCA ‘Innovative Training Networks’ (ITN) call,…

UK-China Partnership Innovation Challenge Fund

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The UK-China Partnership Innovation Challenge Fund is now open for applications. Each project may receive between £50,000 and £80,000 over a maximum period of three years, starting in January 2016. The closing date is 16 October 2015. Priority is given to projects that support development in: language and cultural studies art and design health and…

Mid-Career Fellowships – Humanities and Social Sciences

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Are you a mid-career researcher? Would you like to take a break from teaching and administrative commitments and focus on the completion of a major piece of research? The British Academy are awarding Mid-career Fellowships to outstanding individual researchers and outstanding communicators who will promote public engagement and understanding of the humanities and social sciences.…