This event looks like it could be of interest to a number of departments in the University. The website has details on who is speaking, plus hopefully the prices will be there soon.
Title: Future Fest Date: 28 and 29 September 2013 Location: Shoreditch Town Hall, East London Cost: To be confirmed More Details: Come and shape the future at a festival of ideas that will fire your imagination.
Some of the planet’s most radical thinkers, makers and performers are gathering in East London this September to create an immersive experience of what the world will feel like over the next few decades.
From the uplifting to the dystopian, FutureFest will inspire and challenge you.
Funder: Leverhulme Trust Title: Visiting Professorships Deadline: 16 May 2013 Value: Not specified Overview:
The Leverhulme Trust invites applications for its visiting professorships. These enable distinguished academics based overseas to spend between three and 12 months at a UK university, primarily to enhance the skills of academic staff or students at the host institution. Visiting professors may also wish to use the opportunity to further their own academic interests.
Applications must be made by a member of academic staff, based in a UK university or other higher education institution, who will be responsible for coordinating the visit.
A maintenance grant up to a level commensurate with the salary of a professor in the relevant field at the receiving institution may be requested. Economy travel costs to and from the UK will also be met. Requests for associated costs, if justified by the programme, may include, for example, travel within the UK, consumables and essential technical assistance.
Funder: British Academy/Leverhulme Trust Title: Small Research Grants Deadline: Wednesday 10 April 2013 Value: £10,000 (up to) Overview: Primary research in the humanities and social sciences. Funds may be used 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. All applications should demonstrate that funds are sought for a clearly defined, discrete piece of research with an identifiable outcome. Applications for individual and collaborative projects are equally welcome. International groups of scholars are eligible to apply, provided the lead applicant is a UK-based scholar. Grants are tenable for up to 24 months and are worth between £500 and £10,000.
Plus there is also funding for the following areas:
Up to £1,000 aimed at recent postdoctoral scholars and awards for travel from Funding from the Sir Ernest Cassel Trust.
Up to £10,000 for individual or cooperative research projects relating to Britain or China from the Sino-British Fellowship Trust.
Up to £500 for the study of ancient Persia and related areas from the Ancient Persia Fund.
Up to £2,500 for research on antiquities, historical geography, early history or arts in parts of Asia from the Stein Arnold Fund Further information: http://www.britac.ac.uk/funding/guide/srg.cfm ARC interest: CABR, IACT, CMAT, CAMH, CSER, IEPR