ESRC have arranged a series of Information Days discussing Societal Challenge Six and Embedding SSH, but also wider research funding available in the 2018-20 H2020 Work Programme.
On 22 November, Newcastle University are hosting the regional Information Day – for further information and to book your place (first come first served) click here. The events are free but you must register to secure your place. Registration is open until 3 November.
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 are also welcome, provided there is a UK-based scholar as lead applicant.
Funds are available to: facilitate initial project planning and development; to support the direct costs of research; and to enable the advancement of research through workshops or conferences, or visits by or to partner scholars. Applicants may seek support for any combination of eligible activity and cost up to the overall limit of £10,000. The Academy will assess applications equally on their merits, with no preference as to the mode of enquiry.
The deadline for applications is 5pm UK time on 24th May 2017.
PLEASE NOTE: Please contact your Faculty Research Funding and Policy Manager as soon as possible if you intend to apply to check your own Faculty’s internal deadlines: as this scheme usually gives rise to a high volume of applications, there are internal processes in place to ensure any bids submitted are high quality and are supported by the relevant Faculty.
The funders are looking for projects that address social science and/or humanities research questions through the development and innovative application of tools and methods for capturing and analysing “big data”.
Proposals must include “teams from at least three member countries, and must include partners from both sides of the Atlantic. Projects must address any research question in humanities and/or social sciences disciplines by using large-scale, digital data analysis techniques, and show how these techniques can lead to new insights. Successful applicants will receive funding from their own national funding agencies for projects that can last for up to 36 months.”
Applications should be submitted through the Digging into Data website, and you can find out more about the call there. The submission system will be available after 15th April. The deadline for proposals is 29th June 2016. Please get in touch with your Faculty Research Funding and Policy Manager at an early stage if you are interested in applying.
A guide to open access monograph publishing for arts, humanities and social science researchers has been released as part of the OAPEN-UK project. The guide aims to help researchers to understand the opportunities and challenges associated with publishing a scholarly monograph in open access. It is freely available online and free print copies are available to order: http://oapen-uk.jiscebooks.org/oaguide/.
British Academy highlights the need for variety of Open Access: “This includes consideration of the types of open access licences that should be permitted, the submission says. It believes the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivations (CC-BY-NC-ND) licence will usually be more appropriate for humanities and social science publications because this offers more safeguards against the misuse of work.”
ESRC has recently launched the second round of the Transformative Research Call, which was piloted in 2012/13. This call aims to support genuinely transformative research ideas at the frontiers of the social sciences. Grants can be for up to £250K for research which involves pioneering theoretical and methodological innovation and novel or risky developments of social science.
Deadline for applications: 15th January 2014. However, please be aware that applications are capped at a maximum of 1 per HEI. Northumbria is currently running an internal selection process for this scheme. If you are interested in submitting a proposal to this call, please submit an expression of interest to Jessica Scott, Pre-Award Manager in RBS, by no later than Friday 29th November.
Expressions of interest should be brief (no longer than 2 sides of A4) and should include the following information:
Name of PI and any other co-applicants who will be contributing to the proposal;
Proposed title of the project;
Transformative idea (why is it transformative/how does it fit with the ESRC priority areas) – proposed research questions;
Deliverables and potential impact
We not looking for polished proposals at this stage. What’s important is to give a clear sense of why the proposed project is transformative. Proposals will be assessed internally by experienced peer reviewers.
The ESRC Knowledge Exchange Opportunities Call is now live. Anyone can apply to this scheme – they don’t have to be ESRC funded…
The scheme provides the opportunity to apply for funding for knowledge exchange and public engagement activities at any stage of the research lifecycle, and is aimed at maximising the impact of social science research outside academia.
There are a number of changes that have been made to the co-funding rules and the types of projects that are allowed, following comments from the community – these will hopefully support engagement with stakeholders as co-funding can now be any combination of cash or in-kind resources. The scheme also allows applications for new applied research, so long as this is user-led or in collaboration with a user partner.