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The Independent Social Research Foundation wishes to support independent-minded researchers to explore and present original research ideas which take new approaches, and suggest new solutions, to real world social problems.

The Foundation intends to make a small number of awards to support original interdisciplinary research, across the range of the social sciences, to be held from a start date no later than the end of December 2018. Scholars from within Europe are eligible to apply. The award is intended to enable a scholar at the early career stage to pursue his/her research full-time, for a period of up to 12 months.

The amount will be offered to buy out the costs of replacing all teaching and associated administration in the applicant’s home institution, and will be considered to a maximum of £50,000 per successful applicant. Within that sum, reasonable support for research expenses may be considered on a matched-funding basis with the host institution. Scholars from within Europe are eligible to apply – applicants should be within 10 years of PhD award, and they will normally have a permanent appointment at an institution of higher education and research. Career breaks may be taken into account.

For further details see the ISRF website.

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NIHR Programmes – Hint and Tips

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Here are some notes from an event organised by the Research Design Service  with some hints and tips on applying to NIHR Programmes. Research Design Service – NIHR Research Programmes Update – 29 November 2016 Introduction from Mark Walker – Director, NIHR Clinical Research Facility Sarah Puddicombe & Suzy Hopper, NETSCC NIHR Programmes NIHR Programmes…

Sam King

There are still places left on the Managing your Research Project session this week:

Date: Thursday 10 November, 13.00-14.00

Venue: Ellison Building A108

Part of the training programme for new Principal Investigators, this session will cover the planning processes you need to ensure successful delivery of your research project, the post-award financial management and other things that you will need to think about such as research data management, ethics and governance.

Book your place here.

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This week on the Academic Development and Research Training Programme

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Managing your research project 10th November 2016, 1pm-2pm Part of the training programme for new Principal Investigators, this session will cover the planning processes you need to ensure successful delivery of your research project, the post award financial management and other things that you will need to think about suc has research data management, ethics and governance.…

Sam King

The MS Society have announced their 2017 Research Grant Competition.

The 2017 research programme is organised into two streams, Biomedical research and Care and Services research.

There are four types of award in the 2017 Grant Round:

  • PhD studentship
  • Innovative
  • Project Grants
  • Junior Fellowships (Care and Services research only)

Closing date: 12 noon, 6 February 2017

For further details see the MS Society website.

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Sam King

DfID have announced the publication of their Research Review which sets out how the UK will focus £390 million per year over the next 4 years on research and innovation to help address the great global challenges of the 21st century.

The research portfolio will respond to the objectives set out in the UK Aid Strategy: strengthening global peace, security and governance; strengthening resilience and response to crises; promoting global prosperity; tackling extreme poverty and helping the world’s most vulnerable and delivering value for money.

To read the report, visit the Government UK website.

 

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Horizon 2020: Innovative Training Networks call open – deadline 10 Jan 2017

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The 2017 Innovative Training Networks call has opened with a deadline of 10 January 2017. This is part of Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions within Horizon 2020. ITNs are the main strand of funding in Horizon 2020 aimed at supporting Early Stage Researchers (doctoral researchers). The scheme supports joint training and/or doctoral programmes implemented by partnerships of universities,…