Applicants should hold a PhD (or expect to obtain one by the time funding starts) and not be UK citizens and be working outside of the UK at the time of application. In addition, applicants should have no more than 7 years of active, full-time postdoctoral experience at the time of application, discounting career breaks. Applicants should not have done their PhD at the institution they are applying to.
The opportunity covers the full range of subjects covered by the three funders, including engineering, computer science, earth and environmental sciences, pure/applied mathematics, human geography, astronomy and physics (see p2 of the scheme notes for full details).
The funding is to pay for their subsistence costs for a two-year full-time fellowship appointment (up to £24k/annum as a tax exempt stipend), up to £8k/annum for consumables, a one-off £2k relocation payment in year one, as well as a contribution to institutional overheads.
This is a highly competitive scheme, but if you know of a good quality candidate with an excellent research track record who is keen to work here, then it may be a good opportunity to apply for. The application deadline is 27th March 2018 at 3pm.
The scheme allows researchers from across disciplines and from developing countries and the UK to hold networking events, to forge new links and generate innovative transdisciplinary research ideas to address global challenges. We expect that these new networks will then be better equipped to apply for larger grants offered by the GCRF programme and other funding initiatives.
This is an excellent opportunity for those who are starting to build networks with researchers and stakeholders in DAC List countries. The awards provide up to £25,000 over one year to hold networking events, supporting these collaborations.
The deadline for applications for this round is 21st March 2018. Successful projects must start between 1st July and 30th September 2018 and last for one year. Further details are available on the call page. Please contact us at an early stage if you are interested in applying.
NIHR i4i Mental Health Challenge Awards reopen
Following a successful 2017 competition, the NIHR i4i Mental Health Challenge Awards will re-launch on 1 Feb at the 2018 MQ Mental Health Science Meeting. Find out more about the event and the Challenge.
NHS Digital Innovation Workshop
As part of the Research Advisory Group, NHS Digital is hosting an Innovation Workshop on Thursday 25 January 2018. Read more
The fellowships are targeted at early career academics without a current permanent lectureship and within 5 years of their PhD award. They provide funding for two years (with an optional third year pending a review at the end of Year 1) with full salary costs covered, plus travel and subsistence linked to the research, and modest items of equipment (up to £3k incl. VAT), consumables and other expenses which are fully justified in connection with carrying out the research.
The research may be on any one of the 13 topics identified for 2018 by the UK intelligence community. Further detail on these is given in the topic list:
Research into methods to detect manipulated facial images in identity documents or on-line applications
Advanced research into archive, analysis and retrieval of video based data
Detecting malicious activity on distributed Internet of Things sensor/actuator networks
Non-conventional energy harvesters/power sources to provide power in remote locations for 10+ years
Security of Automatic Speaker Verification Systems to synthesis spoofing attacks
Crowd modelling in post-event emergency situations
Opportunities and risks in the application of deep learning to security screening applications
The use of Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) to enhance briefing and training
Novel approaches to compact energy storage and lighter/more efficient autonomous systems
Understanding and mitigating side-channels in commodity hardware
Cross-linguistic approaches for representing place and movement
Quantum sensing and readout with cavity quantum phonodynamics
Applications are invited from potential students for a funding award contributing towards a collaborative PhD or D.Prof (full-time or part-time study; by thesis or by publications) in the area of social and/or organisational psychology. The topic of the PhD/DProf must have the demonstrable potential to make a positive difference to families, organisations or communities and to people’s lives.
A single, one-off award of £35,000 will be made to the university where the successful applicant will be based. The award can be used to contribute towards fees, living costs, and/or research costs. Applicants must indicate how the rest of their costs are to be met and provide evidence of financial support (e.g., from the university) if it is required.
Applications must include evidence of collaboration from i) a university of the student’s choosing, ii) a specified academic supervisor, and iii) an external third partner, such as a voluntary or work organisation, in which impact could occur.
Please see the Richard Benjamin Trust website to download an application form and view the further particulars and eligibility criteria.
Muscular Dystrophy UK Research Grants and PhD Studentships 2018
For the 2018 application round, Muscular Dystrophy UK is offering funding for PhD studentships and project grants (including shorter, proof of concept projects such as pilot studies of up to one year) that have relevance to one or more type of muscular dystrophy or a related neuromuscular condition.
PhD Studentships will cover stipend, consumables and fees for four years, to a maximum of £7,000 per year. Project grants will cover any combination of salary and consumables for 2-3 years, to a maximum of £75,000 per year (salary increments will be capped at 3% per year). Up to £30,000 for salary and consumables will be available for shorter project grants lasting up to a year.
Dunhill Medical Trust – Research Project Grant Scheme
Applications are invited from academics and clinicians from all health professions (including allied health professionals) who wish to undertake a research proposal aimed at improving the understanding of the mechanisms of ageing, the treatment of age-related disease and frailty or identifying and developing new and effective ways to improve the lives of older people.
Research Project Grants should be completed in a maximum period of three years. The minimum grant available is £25k and the maximum is £300k.
Host institutions for the research project grant should be a recognised university department, teaching hospital or other recognised research centre within the UK.
The deadline for receipt of applications is 5pm on 5th January 2018