Call for applications for the Festival of Social Science now open

The 2019 Festival call is now open for applications. You can request up to receive up to £1,000 in funding, to organise a public engagement event. To be eligible your event must be held in the Festival week, which runs from 2-9 November 2019.

Festival applications will close at 16:00 on 10 May 2019.

https://esrc.ukri.org/news-events-and-publications/news/news-items/call-for-applications-for-the-festival-of-social-science-now-open1/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

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Funding Call: BA\Leverhulme Small Research Grants

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The BA / Leverhulme Small Research Grants are available to support primary research in the humanities and social sciences. Awards are up to £10,000 in value, tenable for up to 24 months, and are provided to cover the cost of the expenses arising from a defined research project.

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The Dunhill Medical Trust invites applications for its research project grants.

The Dunhill Medical Trust

The Dunhill Medical Trust invites applications for its research project grants. These support research projects that are important to understanding the mechanisms of ageing, treating disease and frailty and identifying and developing new and effective ways to improve the lives of older people. The grants also support research into treating diseases and conditions that disproportionately affect older people but are less well-funded.

https://dunhillmedical.org.uk/grants-for-academic-or-clinical-research/

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RDS blog – Inspired – but is your research idea novel?

When inspiration strikes for research, it can do so in different ways.

You can have a sudden realisation about something in your practice – why are we doing it like this, wouldn’t it be better if we did things differently?

You can be reading a journal and come across a potential new treatment – if this works there for these service users, I wonder what if it could work for mine?

You can be talking to a colleague and realise you have overlapping remits and think – I wonder if we could work more efficiently together to deliver in a better way?

You could be talking to a patient and something they say could strike a chord – I’ve never thought about it from that perspective before, I wonder how we could help?

https://www.rds-eastmidlands.nihr.ac.uk/inspired-but-is-your-research-idea-novel

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Research Design Service North West

In this issue:

  • Engaging BAME groups in research: a toolkit,
  • Register now for RDS NW Event: Developing Funding Proposals – First Grants,
  • Research for Patient Benefit: Competition 39 launched,
  • New NIHR funding and awards database,
  • Latest RDSblog,
  • Funding opportunities, events and approaching funding deadlines.

https://www.rds-nw.nihr.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-04.pdf

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The Wellcome Trust invites applications for its small grants in humanities and social science

The Wellcome Trust invites applications for its small grants in humanities and social science. These support programmes of activities that enable researchers to establish and develop networks, explore new areas of research and increase the impact of their work. The programme could include a combination of different activities, such as organising conferences, seminars, meetings or workshops, and any research related to delivering these. Activities should bring together people who are relevant to the research, such as academics, policy makers or healthcare practitioners.

Social sciences and humanities researchers based at a university or other research organisation in the UK, Republic of Ireland or a low- or middle-income country may apply. They must hold PhD or equivalent and the relevant experience to deliver a programme of activities.

Grants are usually worth up to £30,000 and researchers from low- and middle- income countries working in high-income countries can request up to £20 per day for extra costs. Grants usually last for six to 12 months but the duration can be flexible, for example, for a series of annual conferences.

https://wellcome.ac.uk/funding/small-grants-humanities-and-social-science

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Urban Infrastructures of Well-Being

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This call invites proposals from researchers across all disciplines within the social and engineering sciences and the humanities, wishing to develop and lead interdisciplinary, problem-focused projects that address the challenges of generating and maintaining well-being in the context of rapid urbanisation and infrastructure development in cities of the Global South. The Urban Infrastructures of Well-Being Programme will fund research projects that explore existing and / or potential linkages between formal and informal infrastructures in the urban context of developing countries, and generate new knowledge and engagement which could inform the development of more impactful policies and interventions.

https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/programmes/urban-infrastructures-well-being?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=fundingcall%20%7C%20urban-infrastructures%20%7C%20%20%7C%20International&utm_content=International&utm_term=20190403

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Approaches to Understanding and Measuring Wellbeing

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), in partnership with the What Works Centre for Wellbeing (WWCW), are pleased to invite proposals for innovative research projects that focus on a wide range of methodologies and approaches to understanding and measuring wellbeing. (Closing date 20 June 2019)

https://esrc.ukri.org/funding/funding-opportunities/approaches-to-understanding-and-measuring-wellbeing/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

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Researcher Development Programme (RDP): British Academy Small grants workshop

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Information session on British Academy Small Grants scheme to include brief overview, scheme details, how to apply and best practice.

http://www.britac.ac.uk/ba-leverhulme-small-research-grants

Book your place through MyView

To be held in 10th April 2019

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Researcher Development Programme (RDP): Introduction to the publishing process

 

Introduction to the publishing process

Wednesday 10 April 2019, 12:00-13:00

 

This session will consider the steps required to get an article published. This will include selecting a publication, avoiding predatory publishers, submitting an article, submitting to EHRA and considering the REF timeline.

Please visit My View to book a place or contact Helen Bell

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