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 annual Vitae Researcher Development International Conference aims to address the strategic and practical implications for researcher development and doctoral education. The conference has a number of themes including policy developments, building institutional capacity for research excellence, supporting professional and career development and demonstrating the impact of research development on research, careers and society.
The 2013 conference will include the launch of the UK aggregate analyses of Careers in Research Online Survey and Principal Investigators and Research Leaders Survey. There will also be updates from RCUK update on funding for researcher development and from the European Commission’s work on HR management of researchers.
The conference is being held on 4th-5th September in Manchester. To submit a proposal or to book your place, go to www.vitae.ac.uk/conference2013where you can find out more detail on workshop themes. The deadline for proposing a workshop is Thursday 6 June 2013. Special Interest Sessions are shorter 30 minute sessions and ideas for these should be submitted by 5th July for inclusion in the conference programme.