Tag Archive: social science

Apr 09

ESRC: Grant Assessment Panel Recruitment

The ESRC is inviting applications from suitably experienced persons to act as members of their Grant Assessment Panels (GAP). Panel membership is drawn from all areas of the social sciences, representing a broad range of expertise, skills and approaches. However, following the retirement of some current GAP members.  ESRC are currently looking for applications in …

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Nov 19

ADSS Faculty Briefing on Horizon 2020

A briefing event on the soon to be launched Horizon 2020 funding programme has been arranged for members of staff from the Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences. The briefing will be held on Wednesday 27th November in room A114 in the Ellison Building at 4.15pm. The event will briefly introduce the broad strokes …

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Sep 05

British Academy/Leverhulme Small Grant Call Open

The popular British Academy/Leverhulme Small Grants is once again open for applications. The deadline is 16th October. Small grants support humanities and social science research projects between £500 and £10,000. Funding is available for: initial stage project planning and development, e.g. pilot studies direct costs of research, e.g. library and archive visits or data collection advancement of …

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Feb 15

British Academy/Leverhulme Small Grants Open

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The latest round of the popular British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grants call has recently opened, with a deadline of 10th April 2013. Small grants support humanities and social science research projects between £500 and £10,000. Funding is available for: initial stage project planning and development, e.g. pilot studies direct costs of research, e.g. library and …

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Feb 06

Digging Into Data: International Research Funding

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Round 3 of the Digging into Data Challenge opened yesterday. This international research funding competition, representing funders from 10 countries including JISC, AHRC and ESRC, has been held every two years since 2009 and seeks to “explore how computationally intensive research methods can be used to ask new questions about and gain new insights into …

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Jan 31

Newton International Fellowships: 2013 Round Open

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Are you at the beginning of your research career – with the potential to be world-class? Is your research in the physical, natural or social sciences or humanities? Do you want to build and maintain links with leading researchers in the UK? The 2013 round of the Newton International Fellowships is open, with a deadline of 10th April 2013. The …

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Sep 18

British Academy/Leverhulme Small Grants Reopen

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The ever-popular British Academy/Leverhulme Small Grants scheme has reopened this week, with a deadline of 7th November 2012: British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grants You may recall that the Leverhulme Trust announced their support for the small grants scheme earlier this year. Small grants support humanities and social science research projects between £500 and £10,000. Funding is available …

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Jul 26

ESRC to fund new national digital repository for social and economic data

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Social science researchers may be interested in an announcement by ESRC that it will be investing £17 million over five years  in a new data archive service to support researchers in academia, business, third sector and  government.  ESRC states that the new service will provide a unified point of access to a wide range of  economic …

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Jul 23

ESRC Wants Future Research Leaders

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ESRC has recently announced the second round of its annual funding competition for Future Research Leaders: 2012/13 Call for Proposals: Future Research Leaders The call, which replaced the Council’s first grants scheme in 2011, aims to support high quality researchers at an early stage of their career. Applicants must apply in conjunction with a host …

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Jun 22

Research Funding on Coastal Vulnerability and Freshwater Security

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The Belmont Forum and the G8 Heads of Research Councils are jointly calling for research projects on coastal vulnerability and freshwater security. UK participation in this multilateral scheme is coordinated by NERC and ESRC. It’s worth noting that different eligibility requirements apply depending on your disciplinary background: from the social sciences any researcher eligible for …

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