Pure: Changing your past…affiliation info

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When we launched Pure, we included your former posts (organisational affiliations) from the HR record. However, as you started to update your profiles, you pointed out the occasional error in this data as it appeared in Pure, so we have now had former posts removed from the data feed.

While this doesn’t delete incorrect past information, it allows you to edit it.

Please note: Befoe changing your organisational affiliations, please make sure you read the section on former organisational affiliations in latest version of the user guide, Edit Your Person Profile.

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AHRC Antislavery knowledge network – GCRF network plus phase 2

The Arts and Humanities Research Council, under the Global Challenges Research Fund, in collaboration with the antislavery knowledge network at the University of Liverpool, invites applications for its community-led strategies for creative and heritage-based interventions in sub-Saharan Africa funding opportunity. This supports innovative approaches from the arts and humanities to address how slavery is a core development challenge in Sub-Saharan Africa. Projects should explore the ways in which participatory arts-based strategies, rooted in heritage and memory, can empower Global South communities to play a central role in tackling contemporary slavery, using the following themes:

•voices for freedom;

•liberating heritage;

•picturing emancipation.

Proposals that involve music, dance, literature, applied arts or philosophy are particularly welcomed.


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AHRC Research networking scheme – Global Challenges Research Fund highlight notice

The Arts and Humanities Research Council, under the Global Challenges Research Fund, invites applications for its research networking scheme highlight notice. This encourages the development of research networking proposals that seek to build sustained international boundary crossing collaborations and equitable partnerships with low- and middle-income countries to enhance the contribution that arts and humanities research makes to international development and the UN sustainable development goals. Proposals are sought under the following themes:

•development challenges, contexts and areas that are underrepresented in the current AHRC portfolio;

•addressing issues of gender, equalities, diversity and inclusion in international development.

Inter-disciplinary boundary-crossing proposals are welcomed, including those proposals that cross research council remits. Where proposals extend beyond the AHRC’s subject remit, they should ensure that they bring arts and humanities research expertise and distinctive arts and humanities research concepts, ideas or approaches centrally into the development of relevant crossdisciplinary fields.


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NERC Capital Call

The Natural Environment Research Council invites proposals for its capital call. This provides capital assets for science, innovation, estates, IT and facilities. Proposals should demonstrate how the capital asset would support environmental science, be aligned with NERC’s remit and strategic priorities, have potential to stimulate innovation and economic impact, and create or build on a new capability rather than simply maintaining an existing capability. Assets supported must enhance current capability. Funded equipment must be actively used and available to other researchers through equipment sharing arrangements, ensuring that the best possible value is gained from investment.

UK HEIs that receive grant funding from one of the HEI funding bodies, eligible research institutes, NHS bodies, independent research organisations and NERC research centres may apply.

The total budget is worth up to £3 million. Applicants may submit up to two proposals worth at least £100,000 but not exceeding a combined total of £300,000.


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Place-Based Climate Action Network Fund grants

The Economic and Social Research Council, through the Place-Based Climate Action Network, invites proposals for the first round of climate action project grants. This supports the design and delivery of local climate action in the UK through engagement, training and the co-production of knowledge or academic research that builds delivery capacity in finance and local governance. The first round encourages proposals that focus on the partner cities of Belfast, Edinburgh and Leeds. Applications may be submitted under the following headings:

•impact grants, for example co-production of decision-relevant knowledge;

•engagement grants, for example events, secondments and campaigns;

•research grants;

•training grants, for example skill development;

•innovation grants, for example seed-funding for new initiatives or products.


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Call: Higher Education Links

The British Council invites applications for the UK-Argentina higher education links programme. This supports mutual collaboration between HEIs in Argentina and counterpart organisations in the UK in order to develop joint projects to tackle societal challenges with direct relevance to Argentina’s social welfare and economic policy. Candidates can apply for travel grants or workshop grants. The priority areas are student employability and competitiveness, research and development, and social innovation and inclusion.


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Child development – motor impairments, diets and the microbiome

The Waterloo Foundation

The Waterloo Foundation invites proposals for its call on child development – motor impairments, diets and the microbiome. This supports research projects on motor impairments, diet or the microbiome. Studies on motor impairments are particularly welcomed in the following areas:

•improving understanding of the aetiology of the disorder, including brain imaging, improved phenotyping and genetic or epigenetic studies, with the inclusion of electroencephalogram measures and consideration of possible co-occurences with Rolandic epilepsy or other neurodevelopmental disorders being particularly desirable;

•exploring effective interventions, with those that also include links to the foundation’s other research interests being particularly sought after, for example sleep, diet, exercise or movement.

Studies on diet or the microbiome that consider their effects on neurodevelopmental disorders are particularly welcomed. Those that consider these areas on child psychological outcomes are also welcomed. The influence of prenatal factors and in a range of vitamins and minerals are of interest. Preference is given to research that directly benefits children and families in the UK.


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UKRI stresses cross-council research in first delivery plan

UK Research and Innovation has pushed the importance of multidisciplinary work in the umbrella funding body’s first delivery plan.

See more at: https://www.researchprofessional.com/0/rr/news/uk/research-councils/2019/6/UKRI-stresses-cross-council-research-in-first-delivery-plan.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=rpMailing&utm_campaign=personalNewsDailyUpdate_2019-06-10#sthash.oVzm6Bmx.dpuf

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Global Health Policy and Systems Research (Global HPSR) Development Awards

National Institute for Health Research

The National Institute for Health Research, under its global health policy and systems research programme, invites applications for its development awards. These support underpinning work for the development of applications able to compete for research funding in global health policy and systems research by providing funding to:

•support partnership development between the UK and an official development assistance (ODA)-eligible low- or middle-income countries (LMICs) to expand partnerships and develop consortia;

•review the local context, existing research literature and health systems;

•develop a needs analysis, to refine ODA-eligible research questions and priorities through engagement with policy makers, evidence users and local communities, as appropriate;

•establish plans for developing institutional and individual capacity and capability;

•develop a strategy for research uptake and dissemination.


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Public Health Intervention Development Scheme (PHIND) – July 2019

The MRC Public Health Intervention Development scheme (PHIND) supports the early stages of development of interventions that address an important UK or global public health issue. Studies funded by the scheme will develop the necessary evidence to underpin the later development and evaluation of novel public health interventions.

The MRC PHIND scheme complements funding available from NIHRMRC Global Health and other sources for subsequent stages of public health intervention development and evaluation.


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