The ESRC expects universities to exercise demand management and pre-select applications for the ESRC Transformative Research Call 2017-18. The value of the grant is up to £250K (at 100% fEC) over a maximum of two years.
The aim of this call is to provide a stimulus for social science research that is novel, pioneering and genuinely transformative. Ideas should challenge current thinking and contain an element of academic risk.
Only two applications may be submitted by Bournemouth University and therefore a special panel has been convened. Colleagues wishing to submit an application to this call should adhere to the following time scale:
||Deadline- Send Intention to Bid form to the Funding Development Officer for your faculty
|End of July*
||Call Opens- applicants must work with a Faculty peer reviewer and follow submission approval processes at the Faculty level as guided by your Funding Development Officer
||Final draft application to be submitted to Dianne Goodman (email@example.com) for collating on behalf of the internal review panel
||PVC (R&I) and other panel members to decide the two applications that may submit on behalf of BU. PVC to provide BU financial (Activity Proposal Form) sign off for two applications
||Final submission must be submitted via JeS for institutional checks and submission
|End of October*
||ESRC deadline- Call closes – proposals meeting funder requirements submitted
*Actual date not yet confirmed by the ESRC; n.b. adjustments to timescales may be necessary once known
If you have any queries, please contact Ehren Milner (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The ESRC and AHRC are inviting proposals for a Migration Leadership Team to provide intellectual leadership for, and maximise the impact of, their combined migration research portfolio.
This is a complex and wide-ranging portfolio, and they anticipate that the appointment will involve a collaboration of two or more individuals bringing complementary senior level expertise in this area. The team will play a vital role in:
- providing strategic and intellectual leadership over ESRC and AHRC’s existing migration research portfolio: mapping, curating and synthesising the portfolio in ways that should maximise potential impact on policy agendas, identifying synergies between existing investments and strategic gaps to support the development of a cohesive portfolio
- liaising with academics working in this and related fields, connecting and communicating with users, generating evidence and maximising the impact of the portfolio’s policy agenda through engagement with a range of policymakers and stakeholders both in the UK and internationally
- establishing and exploiting connections with other major migration research programmes and activities in Europe, in the developing world, and elsewhere
- identifying and advising on opportunities to develop the portfolio through future interdisciplinary activities including international collaboration under the broad theme of migration.
Applications must be submitted through the Je-S system by 16:00 on 8 August 2017.
The appointment is for 24 months in the first instance with the possibility to extend beyond the initial period of funding. The successful team should take up the post on 1 November 2017.
The maximum funding available is £500,000 fEC (full economic cost). In accordance with RCUK policy, the AHRC and ESRC will contribute up to 80% of fEC. This budget is expected to cover the Leadership Team’s salary costs, additional research salary costs, any support staff, as well as networking, travel, dissemination, knowledge exchange and impact activities.
If you are interested in applying then please contact your RKEO Funding Development Officer in the first instance.
Academics and filmmakers are being encouraged to enter their work into the 2017 Research in Film Awards, organised by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
The competition closes on Thursday 6 July at 16:00 hours.
These awards are designed to recognise and reward the considerable body of work created at the interface between research and film and to acknowledge the world-leading work of researchers, practitioners and filmmakers in the arts and humanities research community.
There are five categories in total, including four aimed at the research community. These include Best Research Film of the Year, Best Doctoral or Early Career Film, Innovation Award and the International Development Award: Mobilising Global Voices. The Inspiration Award returns for the third year and offers a fantastic opportunity for members of the public to be involved while receiving recognition for their work.
The winning filmmakers in each category will receive £2,000 towards their filmmaking activities and will be honoured at an awards ceremony this November at the prestigious 195 Piccadilly in London, the home of BAFTA.
The films will be judged by a panel of academic and film industry experts, including Richard Davidson-Houston, Head of All 4, Channel Four Television, Professor Andrew Chitty, AHRC Creative Economy Champion, British film critic Antonia Quirke, and Matthew Reisz from Times Higher Education. Once again Jan Dalley, Arts Editor of the Financial Times, will chair the judging panel.
Last year, Bournemouth University’s Sue Sudbury won the Innovation Award – new approaches to storytelling in film. You can watch the film here.
It is all going on with Interreg at the moment!
Not only is Bournemouth University hosting an Interreg Channel Programme workshop on 21/6/17 but there are regional events for the Interreg 2 Seas Programme too, as per this inviation from Solveig Burfeind, Facilitator – Interreg 2 Seas Mers Zeeën:
Are you still interested in applying for Interreg funding from the Two Seas Programme? The next Call for Proposals (August – October 2017) will be one of the last opportunities to do so. If you want to work with European partners on topics such as technological innovation, social innovation, climate change adaptation, low carbon economy and circular economy we have a series of local workshops coming up in the next month. We will discuss the range of themes the Two Seas Programme funds, how to develop a successful proposal and hints and tips on what makes a good application. Each workshop is supported by local partners and we will focus on specific objectives most relevant for participants.
Plymouth: 23/6/17, 10.15am – 3pm
Swindon: 29/6/17, 12.45pm – 5pm
Hove: 4/7/17, 10am – 2.30pm
To register and for the detailed agendas, please follow this link: http://www.interreg2seas.eu/en/news/interreg-workshops-uk
If you cannot make any of the workshops but want to discuss a potential project idea or would like to hear about project applicants looking for partners, please contact Solveig Burfeind, (Solveig.Burfeind@communities.gsi.gov.uk) or Paula MacLachlan ( email@example.com ).
BU staff interested in applying to this or other EU calls, should contact Emily Cieciura, RKEO’s Research Facilitator: EU & International to arrange help and support.
As previously announced, the Interreg France (Channel) England Programme is organising a series of workshops focusing on natural and cultural heritage.
These workshops aim to help you better understand how you can apply for EU funding under the Programme’s specific objective 3.1. They are also a great opportunity to identify some of the local heritage priorities in your area and meet other similar organisations interested in working on a cross-border project.
One of these workshops will take place in Bournemouth, in the afternoon of Wednesday, 21st of June 2017. To attend the workshop, please register here. Please note places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. This event will take place on our Lansdowne Campus, which is easily accessible by public transport.
For details of our other workshop locations and dates click here.
You can already check some projects looking for partners under Specific Objective 3.1.
Please share this information with colleagues!
Every BU academic has a Research Professional account which delivers weekly emails detailing funding opportunities in their broad subject area. To really make the most of your Research Professional account, you should tailor it further by establishing additional alerts based on your specific area of expertise. The Funding Development Team Officers can assist you with this, if required.
Research Professional have created several guides to help introduce users to ResearchProfessional. These can be downloaded here.
Quick Start Guide: Explains to users their first steps with the website, from creating an account to searching for content and setting up email alerts, all in the space of a single page.
User Guide: More detailed information covering all the key aspects of using ResearchProfessional.
Administrator Guide: A detailed description of the administrator functionality.
In addition to the above, there are a set of 2-3 minute videos online, designed to take a user through all the key features of ResearchProfessional. To access the videos, please use the following link: http://www.youtube.com/researchprofessional
Research Professional are running a series of online training broadcasts aimed at introducing users to the basics of creating and configuring their accounts on ResearchProfessional. They are holding monthly sessions, covering everything you need to get started with ResearchProfessional. The broadcast sessions will run for no more than 60 minutes, with the opportunity to ask questions via text chat. Each session will cover:
Self registration and logging in
Setting personalised alerts
Saving and bookmarking items
Subscribing to news alerts
Configuring your personal profile
Each session will run between 10.00am and 11.00am (UK) on the fourth Tuesday of each month. You can register here for your preferred date:
27th June 2017
25th July 2017
22nd August 2017
26th September 2017
24th October 2017
These are free and comprehensive training sessions and so this is a good opportunity to get to grips with how Research Professional can work for you.
The British Council is supporting attendance at a number of international research workshops. To find out more about the workshops and how to access funding to attend, please see the British Council website. Opportunities include:
Plese check each workshop for speicifc eligbility requirements and closing dates.
If you are considering applying, please contact Ehren Milner (FM and FMC) or Lisa Gale-Andrews (HSS and SciTech) for further support.
Please see the calls currently open, or forthcoming, being offered through the Newton Fund scheme. Some calls are newly opended whilst others have been promoted previously via the BU Research blog.
If you are considering applying to any thse calls, please contact Ehren Milner (FM and FMC) or Lisa Gale-Andrews (HSS and SciTech) for further support.
To support strategic scientific dialogue around the concept of extending the vision of “21st century toxicology” to the wider biosciences, Humane Society International and The Humane Society of the United States are offering grants of up to $10,000 (USD) in funding to support the development and open-access publication of in-depth, independent review articles in discrete areas of human disease/biomedicine by health scientists with relevant expertise.
Who can apply
• Health researchers holding a PhD (or equivalent) degree and be able to demonstrate relevant experience in the disease area they propose to review.
• Eligible individuals may currently be employed in a health research position in the academic, private or public sectors, or may have retired from such a position.
• Applications will be accepted from single authors or groups.
• The current call is restricted to applicants in the United States, Canada, European Union and South Korea.
The closing date for this call is 30 June 2017
If you are interested in applying to this or other non-UK funded calls, please contact Emily Cieciura, RKEO’s Research Facilitator: EU & International.
Winston Churchill Memorial Trust
Applications are now open for 2018 Travelling Fellowships
Are you inspired by projects you know of abroad? Do you have the drive and determination to undertake global research?
The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust funds UK citizens to investigate ground-breaking practice in other countries and return with innovative ideas for the benefit of people in the UK.
Grants cover return and internal travel, daily living and insurance within the countries visited. No qualifications are required.
- Environment, Conservation and Sustainable Living
- Health and Wellbeing
- Mental Health – Community Based Approaches
- Migration – Living Well Together
- New Approaches to Social and Affordable Housing
- Nursing and Allied Health Professions
- Science, Technology and Innovation
- Supporting Vulnerable Children following Bereavement
Apply before 5pm on 19th September 2017.
For more details please see: http://www.wcmt.org.uk/
Bournemouth University are pleased to announce that Christelle Pereira, Interreg VA France (Channel)-England Programme Facilitator will be delivering an information session in the afternoon of Wednesday, 21st June 2017. The main topic for this event will be Cultural Heritage.
This event will take place on our Lansdowne Campus.
Details are being finalised, so watch out for further information and the link to registration on this blog. This event will be open to external attendees as well as BU staff.
Find out more about the Interreg VA France (Channel)-England Programme and all the Interreg opportunties that are open to organisations in the UK.
The MRC have developed an Interactive Career Framework which provides information on possible options for careers and funding in health research within academia and industry.
The framework includes information on relevant funding opportunities for eight major health funders, including the MRC, Cancer Research UK, Wellcome Trust, and the National Institute for Health Research.
The Framework also offers potential career development routes depending on your current career stage.
Click here for more information and to access the Interactive Career Framework.
Don’t forget the Research and Knowledge Exchange Development Framework is a programme of training and development opportunities available to all members of staff regardless of what level they have attained in their academic career. It provides several pathways of opportunity depending on what interests you.
- Insight 2017 opens for applications on 10 May 2017.
- £1.6 million is available for research that advances the development and use of data from national clinical audits and patient registries as a mechanism for improving health care quality in the UK.
- The programme comprises two funding streams for small and large-scale awards.
- Deadline for applications: Tuesday 25 July 2017.
The Health Foundation is exploring what a learning health care system might look like in the UK and wants to better understand the elements that could contribute to making one. They recognise that digitisation and analysis of data and information play an important role in supporting health care systems to continuously learn and improve.
The rich information held in national clinical audits and registries can be used to inform improvements in health care quality. However, national audits and registries are yet to realise their full potential in the UK.
The Health Foundation’s £1.6 million Insight 2017 funding invites researchers to submit ideas for research that advances the development and use of data from national clinical audits and patient registries as a mechanism for improving health care quality in the UK.
The programme comprises two funding streams:
- Small-scale awards – up to £100,000 to support innovative research that is particularly novel or conducted at a small scale, completed over 18 months. Projects eligible for funding under this stream include standalone research studies, and feasibility or pilot studies.
- Large-scale awards – between £300,000 and £400,000 for substantive studies across more than one site and/or location of innovative and ambitious research with the potential to support transformational change, completed over three years.
The call aims to fund research that either:
- broadens the involvement of patients in the design and collection of clinical audit and registry data, specifically the collection and use of patient reported outcomes
- demonstrates the value of linking clinical audit and registry data to other data, to improve the value of health care
- explores variation in metrics of clinical quality and outlier identification to determine priorities for improvement.
For more information and how to apply see here.
There is only one more day left to apply for ESRC Festival of Social Science.
Please be advised that we’ve extended the deadline until midnight on Friday 5th May.
To apply, please complete the application form which can be downloaded from the staff intranet and send it to FestivalofSocialScience@bournemouth.ac.uk
Please contact Joanna Pawlik (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Genna West (email@example.com) if you would like to discuss your event idea or for further information.
We look forward to hearing from you
The Physiological Society is offering grants of up to £5000 to support public engagement. The grants, which are available to both members and non-members, are designed to fund innovative and creative projects on any aspect of physiology. They particularly encourage collaborations between science communicators, artists, facilitators of public engagement, and their members.
The society is open to any ideas from you as to how physiologists can engage with the public and are especially keen to receive project applications which fit under their 2017 focus, ‘Making Sense of Stress’, and our 2018 focus, sleep and circadian rhythm.
The grant scheme aims to:
- Inspire creative public engagement with physiology
- Stimulate physiologists to share their stories, passion and expertise in innovative ways with wider audiences, particularly those that are traditionally hard to reach
- Increase dialogue between researchers and the public, in particular on topics such as the relevance of research to health, medicine and performance.
- Produce materials and resources which can be used for further public engagement and outreach work.
The scheme is open year-round with two funding rounds. The next deadline for applications is Wednesday 14 June. The review period will take 6-8 weeks.
For more information please visit: http://www.physoc.org/public-engagement-grants or to discuss this further, please contact your Research Facilitator or Genna West (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Wellcome Public Engagement Fund
The Wellcome Trust is taking applications to provide funding for anyone with a great idea for engaging the public in conversations about health-related science and research. They will fund activities, projects, creative spaces, people and organisations. Your team should have the right expertise to develop and deliver the activity. This should include a subject expert, such as a researcher in a science or health-related discipline, or a health professional. The expert can lead the activity, be a collaborator or take on an advisory role.
The fund is open to anyone, including those working in:
- the arts
- entertainment media
- museums and heritage
- leisure, sport and tourism
- education and informal learning
- the community, charity and public sectors.
Your proposal should:
- enable the public to explore health-related science and research in ways that are relevant to them
- take an inventive approach, expand on existing work or offer a new perspective on a subject
- meet the Wellcome Trust’s public engagement vision.
For 2017, Wellcome is particularly interested in proposals that:
- explore the impact of a changing environment on our health
- aim to achieve better health outcomes
- test new ways of engaging people with health-related science and research
- reach communities in the top 25 per cent most deprived neighbourhoods in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
The scheme at a glance:
Proposal stage: Research and development, Production and project delivery, Developing practice and building networks
Where your activity will take place: UK, Republic of Ireland, Some low- and middle-income countries
Level of funding: You can apply for anything from £5,000 up to £3 million
Duration of funding: Up to 5 years.
There are no application deadlines – you can apply online at any time.
Please contact your Researcher Facilitator or Genna West (email@example.com) if you’d like to discuss ideas. For more information please visit this link.