Tag Archive: Research Council

Jul 07

AHRC Delivery plan for 2015-16

The Arts and Humanities Research Council has published its Delivery Plan 2015-2016, which provides a high-level overview of their plan for the next two years. It also sets out the principles, priorities and approaches that will be used to achieve this plan.  The key objectives for 2015-16 follow from the central elements  set out in …

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Jul 03

Horizon 2020 so far: news from the UKRO conference

Last week I attended the UKRO annual conference in Bristol. This was a great opportunity to get out of the office and immerse myself in the wonderful world of European funding, particularly Horizon 2020. It was well attended by a huge range of UK universities and a good mix of European Commission speakers. Here are …

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May 29

EOI’s from NU Staff for AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Awards invited

The AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Awards scheme that will be closing on 9th July. These awards encourage and develop collaboration between HEI’s and non-HEI organisations and businesses through joint supervision of a PhD student working on a project beneficial to both parties. The award funding covers full fees and stipend for the student. AHRC would also normally …

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Status update

The ESRC research seminar series call has launched, with a closing date of 28 January. 50 grants of up to £30 ooo will be awarded to deliver at least 3 seminars per year to multi-disciplinary, cross-sectoral groups. Contact the Research Funding and Policy Managers for asupport application and to see examples of previous, successful applications.

Status update

Part of the independent review of peer review commissioned by EPSRC includes a community survey to enable individual members of the community to input their views. The online questionnaire is now open as of today until 30th September. As Adam Golberg commented on Twitter: “meta peer review!”

Sep 12

EPSRC Council Open Forum: Researchers Wanted!

EPSRC has today re-opened registration for their Council Open Forum until 20th September. This is a chance for members of the academic and business communities to: hear from EPSRC Council members; question them about EPSRC’s plans and policies; and debate the issues important to both them and Council Council members will also be running poster sessions …

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Status update

Tomorrow (13/9/2013) is the last opportunity for Early Career Researchers in English to book onto AHRC’s Peer Review College Workshop which will take place in London on 8th November. Participants will find out more about peer review in the AHRC and learn some top tips for applications from members of the Peer Review College.

Aug 30

ESRC Launches Pilot “Urgency” Grants

exclamation mark by Leo Reynolds CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

ESRC has just launched a small pilot of a new mechanism for Urgency Grants which will fund research into “rare, unforeseen or unfolding events” where the data “can only be collected there and then”. Examples of events which would count as “urgent” include the August 2011 riots in England and the discovery of the last …

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May 31

NEMODE: Digital Economy Small Grants Available

Living on credit cards by Images of Money CC BY 2.0

Those who were interested in yesterday’s post about a recent EPSRC call for New Economic Models for the Digital Economy may be interested in the open call for NEMODE 3K small grants [PDF]. NEMODE is one of four RCUK-funded networks within the Digital Economy theme: “NEMODE’s research domain is multi-disciplinary; it includes for example, considerations of …

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May 30

New Economic Models in the Digital Economy

Bitcoin by Zach Copley CC BY-SA

EPSRC has recently released a call for proposals to support cross-disciplinary research on new economic models in the digital economy. EPSRC are specifically targeting business schools and economics researchers, which it says have been under-represented in existing grants: New Economic Models in the Digital Economy Context The digital economy challenges the way organisations work and …

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