The Royal Society’s popular Research Grants scheme for early-career researchers is now open and closes on 1st June.
The scheme provides ‘seed corn’ funding for new projects of timeliness and promise. The objective of the scheme is to increase the availability of specialised equipment and essential consumable materials, and to support essential field research.
Eligible applicants will hold a PhD and be conducting research in an area of the life or physical sciences, including engineering but excluding clinical medicine. You should also be within 5 years of your first permanent academic appointment at a UK institution, and be a UK resident at the time of application.
The grant provides up to £15,000 for purchase of specialised equipment and consumables, or for travel/subsistence for essential field research. There are further details on eligibility and costs available in the call guidance.
Please contact your Faculty Research Funding and Policy Manager at an early stage if you are intending to apply. The University has a good track record with these applications and we can supply examples of previously successful bids to help support your bid writing, as well as providing comments and input on drafts.