For those of you around over the summer, this quiet time can provide a good opportunity to start developing research bids.
Staffordshire University subscribes to Research Professional. This is a great tool to help you find research funding and news. Below is a good example of an upcoming fund.
British Academy -mid-career fellowships. Support outstanding individual researchers with excellent research proposals, and promote public understanding and engagement with humanities and social sciences. The time bought by the scheme should be devoted to the completion of a major piece of research, and the Academy will also look for evidence of a clear commitment to a strategy of public engagement and communication of the results of the research during the period of the fellowship.
For scholars who have already published works of intellectual distinction or have established a significant track record as a communicator, and who are normally no more than 15 years from the award of their doctorate.
The European Commission has released the 2016 application deadlines for Erasmus+.
All the deadlines and information on the types of activities you can apply for are contained in the 2016 Call for Proposals document and the 2016 Programme Guide both of which you can download from our Key Resources page.
The Call for Proposals is an overview document containing all the deadlines for 2016, while the Programme Guide contains all the detailed information on how to apply for Erasmus+ funding. You will need to read both documents when planning an application. Please note that as of 20 October 2015, there is a discrepancy between the Call for Proposals and the Programme Guide in terms of the deadline for Strategic Partnerships applications for education and training projects. We are seeking clarification from the European Commission on which is the correct date, and will update our website once the date is confirmed.
We would also recommend that you bookmark our funding deadlines page which will be kept up-to-date with any changes in the coming weeks.
Please contact us for further information on how we can support your Erasmus + application. Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Research, Business and Employability Services have opened a call for Innovation and Collaboration vouchers, open to all staff. Innovation and Collaboration Vouchers are designed to support innovative projects, collaborations with companies and cross faculty working.
Application period: 5th – 30th October 2015
Total Budget for theme: 10 vouchers at £4k
Projects duration: 4 months
Not funded: Internal faculty admin costs, Research Projects, Training and Teaching and learning
The application form along with a best practice example is now available for download in the HEIF dropbox below:
Staff have the opportunity to enter a “Images of Research competition.” Last year 20 entries were recieved from across the institution and we are looking to replicate the success by running the competition this year.
What is required? An image and 150 words to describe your research – Be creative!
Who can enter? Staffordshire University Research Staff and Students inc PHD students
Staffordshire University is seeking to commission a consultant to create an evidence base to support the development of a National Centre for Ceramic Education at Staffordshire University. The evidence base will be used to support the development of a business case and an ERDF application for the new centre.
Deadline for submissions is 5:00pm Monday 5th October 2015.
The West Midlands Research for Patient Benefit Regional Advisory Committee are looking for new committee members – specifically those with statistical expertise, health economics and paediatric expertise.
The Society for Research into Higher Education invites applications for its research awards. These awards are funded entirely by the Society, and intended to support new research into higher education. Applications on any aspect of HE should be submitted under the three overarching themes of higher education policy, higher education and society, and higher education practice.
Individual members of the society at the date of application are eligible to apply. Where a proposal is submitted by a research group or a team, the lead proposer must be an individual member of the society.
Up to four awards annually, worth £10,000 each, are available.
Two to four scoping awards annually of £5,000 each for the exploration of any new or emerging area of higher education research leading to the development of a plan for further research, are also available.
Staffordshire University have recieved a small allocation of money from the HEFCE supported UnLTD Social Enterprise awards scheme which has been matched with HEIF (Higher Education Innovation Funding) which is managed by Enterprise and Commercial Development. This small awards scheme aims to facilitate students or staff in trying new ideas that have or create social value, this can be an idea about starting a social enterprise venture, to supporting social enterprises that are already in existence.The awards start at up to £500 and dependent on your idea there may be additonal money you can access. Applcations will be accepted up until the 31st July 2014. In terms of the application process, there is a short application form to fill in, you will be required to keep reciepts and meet with us to ensure you are on track.
If you have an idea, or know of someone that does, if they are a student or a member of staff and they have an idea or a venture that they would like to discuss please contact Peter Twilley on 01782 294968 to find out more or email Peter at P.L.Twilley@staffs.ac.uk
The Society for Educational Studies invites applications for its small grants. These aim to stimulate research in education, particularly by those who are starting their research careers and are no more than five years postdoctoral.
Applicants must be affiliated with a British university, college or school, and be or become members of the society.
Up to four grants worth up to £10,000 for one year are available. The SES is unable to meet the full economic costing of a project. Non-FEC salary costs of up to a total of £5,000 will be considered in relation to an application.
Closing date 15 Sep 14
For further information go to: http://www.soc-for-ed-studies.org.uk/grants/