NIHR announces annual social care funding competition

We’re pleased to announce that the NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) Programme will be running a dedicated social care funding call on an annual basis.

RfPB’s first social care funding call, launched in 2018, has invested £2.5 million in 12 projects. The next annual call will launch in September with a budget of up to £3 million, and will offer up to £350k for projects in adult social care.

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RDS NW August 2019 e-bulletin

Research Design Service North West

In this issue:

  • Call for Public Reviewers for RDS NW Pre-submission Review Panels,
  • New NIHR Website and NIHRtv,
  • How to be a good Chief Investigator,
  • Health Research Authority: New Participant Identification Centres model agreements,
  • Events, funding opportunities and approaching funding deadlines.

Download the August 2019 e-bulletin here.

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UKRI launches £98m healthy ageing research fund

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UK Research and Innovation has launched the Healthy Ageing Programme, a £98 million strand of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund that aims to increase research that will support the UK’s ageing population.–98m-healthy-ageing-research-fund.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=rpMailing&utm_campaign=personalNewsDailyUpdate_2019-08-05#sthash.BWcDafHI.dpuf

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Development through the creative industries in Turkey workshop bursaries

The Arts and Humanities Research Council, under the Newton-Katip Çelebi Fund, and in partnership with the Istanbul Development Agency invites expressions of interest for its development through the creative industries in Turkey workshop bursaries. These enable researchers to attend a workshop on development through the creative industries in Turkey, to be held from 16 to 17 October 2019, in Istanbul, Turkey.

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GCRF Global Multimorbidity – Seed-funding 2019

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Multimorbidity is recognized as a significant and rapidly increasing health, economic and societal problem in low- middle- and high-income settings. A collective and coordinated effort is required to deliver a step-change in the prevention, measurement, management and treatment of multimorbidity through research.

As part of a framework of activities the Academy of Medical Science (AMS), the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the Medical Research Council (MRC, part of UK Research and Innovations) and Wellcome, together with other charities, seek to enable impactful research, build best practice, and provide the evidence needed to tackle the scale of this problem.

This current GCRF global multimorbidity seed-funding call, launched and funded by the MRC, has been developed under this joint multimorbidity funders framework.

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The Leverhulme Trust invites applications for its study abroad studentships. These enable students to undertake an extended period of advanced study or research at a centre of learning anywhere in the world except for the UK and USA. All subject areas may be considered, with the exception of studies of disease, illness and disabilities in humans or animals, or research that is intended to inform clinical practice or the development of medical applications.

Applicants must have been resident in the UK for at least three years and hold an undergraduate degree or higher degree from a UK institution.

Applicants may either be a student at the time of application or have been registered as a student within the last eight years.

Studentships last between 12 and 24 months and include a maintenance allowance worth £21,000 a year each, travel costs, and a partner allowance worth £7,000 for those accompanied by a dependent partner. A total of 25 studentships are available and must commence between 1 June 2020 and 1 May 2021.

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AHRC UK-China research-industry creative partnerships call

The Arts and Humanities Research Council, in partnership with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Innovate UK, the Shanghai Theatre Academy and the Shanghai Economic and Information Technology Commission, invites proposals for its partnership development grants for UK-China collaborations in the creative industries.

Project areas may include the following:

  • creative design, particularly in relation to the creation of new products and services at the intersection of design and big data;
  • theatre and the performing arts, particularly in relation to mixed reality experiences;
  • fashion and textiles;
  • story-telling and animation;
  • the use of interactive and immersive technologies in museums and cultural institutions;
  • gaming

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The Royal Society invites applications for its university research fellowships

The Royal Society invites applications for its university research fellowships. These enable early-career scientists to build an independent research career in the natural sciences. This covers all fields of natural sciences, including biological research, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics, but excludes clinical medicine. Three additional awards are available for fellows working in areas primarily and directly relevant to global challenges faced by developing countries, supported by the Global Challenges Research Fund.

Applicants must hold a PhD and have three to eight years of research experience since obtaining their PhD. They must not hold a permanent post in a university or non-profit organisation or a nationally competitive fellowship that provides an opportunity to establish an independent research group and therefore independent researcher status. There are no nationality restrictions, but fellowships must be held at a UK university of non-profit research organisation, including research council institutes.

Fellowships are awarded for five years, but extensions may be awarded for three additional years. Awards cover 80 per cent of the fellow’s salary costs, which is up to £40,681 in the first year, research assistance as well as research expenses of up to £13,000 for the first year and up to £11,000 for every year thereafter. The society will also provide up to £40,000 in additional funding in financial year 2020-21 towards research expenses. Approximately 41 fellowships are available.

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New ARMA bites

ARMA has introduced new on-line learning bites for it’s members, see more at:

Online Learning

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AHRC New Generation Thinkers 2020

The Arts and Humanities Research Council and BBC Radio 3 invite applications for their new generation thinkers scheme. This enables early-career researchers to cultivate skills to communicate their research findings to those outside the academic community by developing their own programme for BBC3 radio, as well as to appear regularly on air. The aim is to develop a new generation of academics who can bring university research and scholarly ideas to a broad audience through working with media and public engagement. Applications should demonstrate an engaging and stimulating programme, and an ability to talk about other subject areas within the arts and humanities in an accessible and refreshing manner, with awareness of the wider listening audiences. Research must focus on arts and humanities but may include research with other disciplines, provided suitable links to the world of arts and humanities can be demonstrated.


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