The Royal Society invites applications for its international exchanges scheme to stimulate new collaborations within the natural sciences between scientists in the UK and overseas. It will support a one-off visit or bilateral travel but is not intended to support any existing or recent research collaborations.
The scheme covers all areas of the life and physical sciences, including engineering but not clinical medicine.
Both the UK and partner country project leader must have completed a PhD or have experience at an equivalent level, as well as holding a permanent or fixed term contract for the duration of the award at an eligible university or research institute in their country.
Collaborations should be based on a single project and travel can only take place between the UK and the country where the collaborator is based.
The following types of grants are available:
- up to £3,000 for one-off travel lasting up to three months
- up to £6,000 for multiple visits to be completed within one year, including a maximum of £1,000 for consumables
- up to £12,000 for multiple visits to be completed within two years, including a maximum up £2,000 for research expenses
As part of the International Exchanges, the Society now offers additional funding through its Kan Tong Po Fellowships which has been made possible through the generosity of the family of the late Mr Kan Tong Po. The purpose of this scheme is to award Visiting Fellowships to UK or US based scientists to collaborate at the highest level with a Hong Kong based academic, or for Hong Kong based scientists to collaborate with an academic based in either the UK or US.
In addition to the exchange grants, candidates may apply for the Colin Pillinger international exchanges award, which is worth £1,000. This enables the scientists to communicate their research to the general public.
Deadlines on: 17 February 2015, 17 June 2015, 14 October 2015.
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Sir Isaac Wolfson FRS (1897-1991) was a businessman who distributed most of his fortune to good causes.
The Royal Society, in partnership with the Wolfson Foundation and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, invites nominations for the Wolfson Research Merit Awards. These enable universities to attract or retain researchers of outstanding achievement and potential. The award covers all areas of the life and physical sciences, including engineering but excluding medicine.
It provides a salary enhancement for up to five years, usually worth £10,000 to £30,000 per year, in addition to the basic salary.
Awards are made to the university and therefore researchers must remain at the university named on the application. Researchers may be of any nationality but must hold or have received a firm offer for a permanent post at a UK university.
Closing date: 4 November 2014
For further information go to the Wolfson Foundation.
This scheme is for outstanding scientists in the UK who are in the early stages of their research career and have the potential to become leaders in their field. Approximately 35 fellowships will be awarded each year.
The scheme provides the opportunity to build an independent research career. Those appointed are expected to be strong candidates for permanent posts in universities at the end of their fellowships.
The scheme covers all areas of the life and physical sciences, including engineering, but excluding clinical medicine and any researcher addressing a direct biomedical research question.
The applicant must:
have a PhD
be in the early stages of their research career and must have between 3 to 8 years of research experience since their PhD by the closing date of the round
not hold a permanent post in a university or not-for-profit organization in the European Economic Area (EEA)
be a citizen of the EEA or a be a Swiss citizen (or have a relevant connection to the EEA or Switzerland)
The EEA consists of the European Union (including the UK), Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein.
Initially funding is provided for five years with the opportunity to apply for an extension of three additional years. The University Research Fellowship can be held part-time, and allows sabbaticals, secondments or international experience
The basic salary requested should be at a level commensurate with the applicant’s skills, responsibilities, expertise and experience, up to a maximum of £38,759.20 per annum.
Closing date 17 Sep 14 (Forecast)
For further information go to: https://royalsociety.org/grants/schemes/university-research/
This scheme is for scientists who would benefit from a period of full-time research without teaching and administrative duties.
The scheme reimburses the employing institution with the full salary cost of a teaching replacement.
The scheme covers all areas of the life and physical sciences, including engineering, but excluding clinical medicine.
The applicant must
- have a PhD or equivalent
- hold a permanent post at a UK university or not-for-profit institution
- be at a stage in their career when they would particularly benefit from a period of full-time research
The award lasts between one term and one academic year.
The applicant’s employing institution will be reimbursed for the full salary cost of a teaching replacement (up to the equivalent of the minimum point on the lectureship scale as paid by the host university).
Research expenses up to a maximum of £2,500 are available to each fellow to cover the costs of consumables, equipment, travel and communicating science.
Eligibility requirement can be found in the scheme notes.
For further information on how to apply go to http://royalsociety.org/grants/schemes/leverhulme-trust-senior-research/
L’Oréal UK and Ireland invites proposals for its fellowships for women In science. These are tenable at any UK or Irish university or research institute over a 12-month period, and cover research in the life or physical sciences. Computer science, engineering, mathematics, psychology, science education and social sciences are not eligible for this fellowship.
Candidates must: be female postdoctoral researchers with no more than 10 years’ active full-time postdoctoral experience; be a citizen of the EEA or Switzerland, or have permanent residence status in the UK or Ireland; be residing in the UK or Ireland at the time of application.
The value of each fellowship is £15,000. The prize money may cover equipment, childcare or travel costs to an overseas conference. Four awards will be made.
The 2014 Fellowships will open on 1st February 2014 for applications.
Closing date 15 Mar 14 (Forecast)
For futher information go to http://www.womeninscience.co.uk/index.php