This small fund targets Early Career Researchers. It can be applied to at anytime and is looking for cross disciplinary work around digital technologies and sustainability, which makes it a good fit to a number of research areas in the University.
Funding Body: Sustainable Society Network
Scheme: Small Grants open call
Overview: Small grants provide funding for projects, or other activities, that lead to, or support, cross-disciplinary collaboration in the use of digital technologies to promote and support a sustainable society. The applications should address the “three pillars” (UN, 2005) or “triple bottom line” (Elkington, 1994) of sustainability – social, economic, and environmental. These will be up to 3 months in duration and are designed to test new ideas or create novel linkages between research areas.
We encourage applications led by early career researchers (defined as within 5 years of their PhD submission).
- resource consumption (e.g. water, waste, and energy)
- environmental degredation and contamination (e.g. air, soil, noise, water)
- local and national transport, water, waste, and energy, and ICT infrastructures
- architecture, landscape architecture, town and country planning, building science
- national and international supply chains
- rural and urban enterprise infrastructures
- support health and wellbeing (this call will NOT fund clinical trials)
- social infrastructure support mechanisms
- sustainable prosperity
- safety and emergency services
- environmental and engineering policy
Budget: Funding for 80% of a project costing up to £3,000 is available for applications led by staff from UK universities and research organisations
Deadlines: The fund closes on the first of every month (but will shut on the 15th for the January call)
Further Information: http://sustainablesocietynetwork.net/open-call-submissions/