The European Commission has approved funding for a new programme for health. This programme could be of interest to researchers in the University involved in health based research. The objectives of this fund are to:
strengthen action to promote health and prevent diseases;
be better prepared to protect citizens against health emergencies and to coordinate action at European level to address them;
increase the up-take of innovation in health; and
improve people’s access to medical expertise and information for specific conditions; and improve healthcare quality and patient safety.
It is expected that the first calls for proposals will come out by early May 2014. It is expected that they will launch an annual call for proposals.
The funders will cover between 60-80% of project costs, so projects will require a degree of match funding.
Universities are eligible to apply. The fund will include action grants that contribute to the cost of joint transnational projects; and plus tenders for public procurement contracts.
This fund is not really research, but may be of interest to some of the film and TV production academics as it supports the production of feature films of all genres including documentaries and animation; and TV drama series, serials and one offs with a slot length longer than 30 minutes.
It is specifically focused on productions in the West midlands
Funding Body: Creative England
Scheme: West Midlands Production Fund
Overview: Fund which invests in the production of feature films and high-end TV drama from companies based in the West Midlands as well as from producers looking to establish a base and film in the region.
Budget: They are planning to support between four and five productions over the next 18 months, with investments of up to £500,000 per project.
The External Projects Team has access to a draft work programme for the new Erasmus+ Project. This is European funding for education, vocational education and young people.
The official document is expected to come out in January 2014, with call deadline dates shortly after. Reading the draft programme can give staff the opportunity to get ahead of the game and start planning partnerships.
The programme covers one year of funding. It gives an overview of the Erasmus+ programme, particularly the specific objectives in education and training, youth and sport as well as in:
• Key action 1 (learning mobility of individuals)
• Key action 2 (co-operation for innovation and the exchange of good practices)
• Key action 3 (support for policy reform)
• Jean Monnet activities
The draft work programme gives an overview of the funding allocations for 2014-2020 as well as a detailed budget for the 2014 calls.
The draft work programme also lists the topics of the specific activities, outlining an overview of the topic, the expected results, eligible applicants, award criteria and budget distribution per sector for 2014.
This is a confidential document, so we are not able to publish it on our website, however staff who are interested can email us on: firstname.lastname@example.org
This factsheet gives details of the Leverhulme Trust Research Project Grants. These grants provide funding in almost any research area. The grants cover staffing time for Principal Investigators, research assistants and Post Graduate Students. They do not cover overhead costs.
Grants tend to be for around £250,000 for 2-3 years. There are three calls a year, but a quick stage one bid is made before submitting a full grant application.