Latest funds on Research Professional 20/04/2016

Bi-weekly highlight of new funds posted on Research Professional.

You can see the full list here: All new funds from the last two weeks, or set up your own Opportunities Alert to highlight when funding in your research area comes up.

Leadership fellows scheme – early-career researchers

Arts and Humanities Research Council, GB

This enables early-career researchers to develop their leadership experience and capabilities as they establish themselves and develop beyond doctoral and postdoctoral work, and to produce innovative research that moves significantly beyond doctoral projects. Grants are worth between £50,000 and £250,000 over a period of between six months and two years.

Maximum award: £250,000

Closing date: None

Project grants

Pilgrim Trust, GB

These support projects in the areas of preservation and scholarship, and social welfare. There is no cap on funding, although small grants are usually worth less than £5,000 and main grants are usually worth over £5,000.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: None

Research activity grants

Pasold Research Fund, GB

These support research projects relating to textile history, preliminary work to prepare a more substantial grant application and conference attendance. Grants are worth up to £750 each.

Maximum award: £750

Closing date: None

Training and travel grants

British Ecological Society, GB

These enable students and postgraduate research assistants to meet the costs of specialist field training courses, and to network and publicise their research by presenting their work at workshops and conferences. Grants of up to £1,000 are available.

Maximum award: £1,000

Closing date: None

Urgency grants

Natural Environment Research Council, GB

These allow scientists to respond rapidly to unexpected and transient events affecting the environment. The maximum total project funding is £65,000, and NERC will fund up to 80 per cent of full economic costs. Projects may last for up to 12 months.

Maximum award: £52,000

Closing date: None

Industrial secondment scheme

Royal Academy of Engineering, GB

This enables early- and mid-career engineering academics to conduct a collaborative research project in an industrial environment. Awards are worth up to £30,000 and are tenable for up to six months full-time or 12 months part-time.

Maximum award: £30,000

Closing date: 31 May 16

Energy catalyst – mid-stage awards – technology development

Innovate UK, GB

These fund projects that take innovative ideas through to the technology development stage by conducting industrial R&D in the energy sector, including laboratory studies, component or system development, testing, and verification and evaluation in simulated environments. Projects may receive up to £1.5 million each over a maximum period of three years. The total programme budget is worth up to £9m.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 08 Jun 16

-There is also an early or late stage award for this.

Methodological research to improve the quality of national clinical audits – highlight notice

Medical Research Council, GB

This highlight notice supports research into methodologies to optimise national clinical audits, focusing on: benefits and costs of different methods to check case ascertainment and the quality, completeness and accuracy, of audit data; linkage across audits to construct and assess pathways of care – meta-audit; and using multiple audits to look at a provider’s overall performance.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 21 Jun 16 (recurring)

Evaluating the NHS diabetes prevention programme

Department of Health including NIHR, GB

This aims to address knowledge gaps on impact and sustainability of the NHS diabetes prevention programme in England.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 23 Jun 16

Appleyard fund

Linnean Society of London, GB

Grants from this fund contribute towards the costs of research projects in the fields of botany or zoology. Grants are worth up to £2,000.

Maximum award: £2,000

Closing date: 14 Sep 16 (recurring)

Society awards

Wellcome Trust, GB

These support projects that encourage the public to explore biomedical science, its impact on society and culture, its historical roots or the ethical questions that it raises. Grants are worth at least £40,000, and have an average value of £180,000 over two to three years.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 16 Sep 16 (recurring)

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I am the Development Officer (Research & Funding) in Research, Business and Employability Services. The Research team provides information to University staff on external funding, partners, and innovation activities. The team works with researchers and academic staff to help diversify income for Staffordshire University. Our Research and Funding Blog contains information on funding opportunities and the activities of the team. See my staff profile here http://www.staffs.ac.uk/staff/profiles/heh2.jsp