The British Academy invites applications …

.. for its international partnership and mobility scheme which  aims to support the development of partnerships between the UK and other areas of the world where research excellence would be strengthened by new, innovative initiatives and links.The Scheme intends to strengthen research capacity of all collaborative partners and to develop long-term links between the UK and overseas scholars whilst also encouraging an intra-regional exchange of expertise and knowledge.

Closing date: 5pm on 11 Feb 2015

Further information can be found here.

 

 

 

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REMINDER: British Academy visit to Northumbria on Friday 17th October

British Academy/Leverhulme Just a reminder to sign up for the open session next Friday with Jack Caswell, Assistant Head of Awards at the British Academy. 

All interested Northumbria staff are welcome to attend a presentation from him at 2-3.30 in the Corry Room at Sport Central, Northumberland Road. It will be a great opportunity to get an overview of the work of the Academy and to ask any questions you may have about their research funding programmes.

Please confirm your attendance to Gill Drinkald as soon as possible.

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British Academy visit to Northumbria

Jack Caswell, Assistant Head of Awards at the British Academy, will be at Northumbria on Friday 17 October. All interested Northumbria staff are welcome to attend a presentation fromBrit Acad.new logo him at 2-3.30 in the Corry Room at Sport Central, Northumberland Road. It will be a great opportunity to get an overview of the work of the Academy and to ask any questions you may have about their research funding programmes.

The British Academy is an independent national academy representing and supporting the humanities and social sciences. They run a range of research funding and fellowship schemes for scholars at various career stages, from postdoctoral to senior research fellowships and small research grants.

Please confirm your attendance to kerri.jude@northumbria.ac.uk as soon as possible.

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British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant Scheme is now Open

Crucial information and dates for the diary if you are wanting to apply:

The deadline for applicants to this scheme is 5pm on 15th October 2014, with the approver deadline at 5pm on 16th October 2014. Please note  – the latest time at which applications will be accepted from both applicants and approvers via eGAP will now be 5pm on the relevant deadline date (rather than midnight, as was previously the case).

Below is a timetable, outlining all the dates related to the BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grant scheme competition for 2014-15:

BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants

2014-15 Round (Round 1)

  • Application forms: available from  3 September 2014
  • Applicant deadline: 15 October 2014
  • Final Results confirmed: March 2015
  • Awards available for starting date: Not earlier than 1 April 2015 and not later than 31 August 2015

FYI: All deadlines for all other future rounds of the British Academy’s funding schemes will also now occur at 5pm on the relevant deadline date.

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British Academy/Leverhulme Small Grant Call Open

Piggy Bank with Coins by 401K 2013 CC BY-SA 2.0The 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 research through workshops and conferences
  • visits by or to partner scholars

Collaborative or individual projects are equally welcome, and projects may involve a group of international scholars as long as the lead applicant is based in the UK. Note that grants are not intended solely to support conference organisation, except where the conference is to disseminate research carried out as part of the grant.

Projects should plan to start between 1st April 2014 and 31st August 2014. Applications should be made online via the British Academy eGap website. Please contact RBS at an early stage for help and support with the bid.

If you’re not able to put a bid into this round, or the start dates don’t suit your project, please note that there will be another call in March 2014 with a deadline in April 2014.

 

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British Academy/Leverhulme Small Grants Open

Piggy Bank with Coins by 401K 2013 CC BY-SA 2.0The 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 archive visits or data collection
  • advancement of research through workshops and conferences
  • visits by or to partner scholars

Collaborative or individual projects are equally welcome, and projects may involve a group of international scholars as long as the lead applicant is based in the UK. Note that grants are not intended solely to support conference organisation, except where the conference is to disseminate research carried out as part of the grant. Projects should plan to start between 1st September 2013 and 31st March 2014. Applications should be made online via the British Academy eGap website. Please contact us for help and support with the bid.

If you’re not able to put a bid into this round, or the start dates don’t suit your project, please note that there will be another call in September this year with a deadline in November.

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Newton International Fellowships: 2013 Round Open

Newton - British Library by Michael Jones CC BY-NC 2.0

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 scheme aims to ensure that the very best researchers internationally have an opportunity to carry out a research project hosted by a UK institution. In the longer term, the priority is to facilitate access to international networks of excellence for UK-based researchers in the relevant disciplines.The scheme is a collaboration between the British Academy and Royal Society and has been running since 2008. Fellowships provide a grant of £24,000 per annum for subsistence, plus £8,000/annum for research expenses and a one-off £2,000 relocation allowance. In addition successful fellows may be eligible to receive follow-on funding of £6,000/annum for up to 10 years after the award to support ongoing networking and collaboration with UK researchers. The awards are not funded on a FEC basis, but they do provide a fixed contribution to overheads for the host institution amounting to 50% of the total value of the award.

In order to be eligible, applicants must be working and based outside of the UK for at least one year at the time of application. In addition, applicants should have no more than 7 years of full-time postdoctoral research experience at the time of application. Competition for the award is tough: only 8% of proposals were successful in the 2012 round. You can see all of the funded Newton Fellows and their project titles since 2008 on the Fellowships website. Northumbria University staff should contact Research & Business Services at an early stage to discuss potential candidates and for advice and support with an application.

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British Academy/Leverhulme Small Grants Reopen

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 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 research through workshops and conferences
  • visits by or to partner scholars

Collaborative or individual projects are equally welcome, and projects may involve a group of international scholars as long as the lead applicant is based in the UK. Note that grants are not intended solely to support conference organisation, except where the conference is to disseminate research carried out as part of the grant. Applications should be made online via the British Academy eGap website.

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British Academy – Quantatitive Skills Aquisition Awards

The British Academy has announced a new scheme to support the career development of early career scholars  (within 10 years of the award of the doctorate) who are in established academic posts. The newly announced  Quantitative Skills Acquisition Awards aim to develop and enhance researchers quantitative skills by providing an award to enable early career researchers to spend some time with a mentor at a specialist centre in the field.

The first round of the scheme will run on a pilot basis, with around 20 awards being made.. There will be one call per year. Funding will be available to:

  • support specific skills aquisition
  • benefit outstanding researchers
  • encourage the development of networks and future partnerships

The scheme will enable researchers to spend time with a mentor in a research group specialising in quantative methods, and will also provide some funding to meet the costs of the mentor. Costs of travel, accommodation and subsistence can be applied for, together with a contribution to the cost of teaching relief for the applicant, and the time of the mentor.

Closing date for the pilot round – 31 October 2012.

For further details see the British Academy website.

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