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British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grants – 2017 Round Open

The ever-popular British Academy/Leverhulme Trust Small Research Grants scheme is now open for applications. Grants are available to support primary research in the humanities and social sciences. Applications should be between £500-£10,000 over up to two years. Applications for collaborative or individual research projects are equally welcome under this scheme. Applications from international groups of scholars…

Cross-Disciplinarity and Co-Creation in ICT Research – New EPSRC Call

EPSRC have recently published an advance announcement for a call which they first trailed in their February review of research areas. Summary: The Cross-Disciplinarity and Co-Creation in ICT Research call “seeks to encourage active collaboration between researchers working in different disciplines and/or with users of research. The ICT landscape has rich opportunities for closer working between disciplines…

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HEFCE’s Director of Research, Education and Knowledge Exchange, and one of the key architects of the next REF, David Sweeney has published an interesting blog about who counts as “research active” ahead of the closure of the REF2021 consultation tomorrow. He suggests there has been a lot of “push back” from the HE sector on the consultation proposal that “research active” should be determined by contractual status, and that there should be another evidence-based and mutually agreed approach. It’s not clear what this would be, but interesting to see that there’s already movement on this even before consultation responses are in.


E&E Research Funding Weekly Drop-In Session: Tuesday 7th March, 2.30-5.00pm, Ellison B103

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David Young (Research Funding and Policy Manager) and Andy Pearce (Pre-Award Coordinator) will be available on Tuesday 7th March between 2.30 and 5.00pm in Ellison B103. If you’re a member of academic staff, a postdoc or a research student in Engineering and Environment, come along to ask us a question about research funding, future calls for proposals or to discuss…

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Innovate UK has posted an update on its blog about the forthcoming Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, which is part of the government’s commitment to invest £4.7bn extra in science and innovation over this parliament. Recent engagement workshops have produced a list of 8 focus areas and these are now being refined into more detailed challenge questions. Expect to see further updates in April, when the funding programme will begin.


EPSRC Reviews Research Areas and Plans 2017/18 Calls

balance by Hans Splinter CC BY-ND 2.0

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has today published a review of its “Balancing Capability” strategy. This follows “extensive engagement” with the research community and forms the basis of its portfolio over the next five years. It includes a review of the 111 individual research areas which span the entire remit of EPSRC funding as…