Seminar groups are multi-institutional groups of academic researchers, postgraduate students and non-academic users who meet regularly to exchange information and ideas with the aim of advancing research within their fields. Where appropriate, seminar group members should be drawn from the public sector, commercial private sector, third sector and other relevant organisations as well as from academic institutions. We would particularly encourage seminar groups designed to bring together leading researchers from across disciplines to identify new research agendas or capacity building priorities. These grants are non-fEC and are limited to £15,000. This covers:
- travel and expenses for speakers and participants
- administrative costs
- stationery, postage, copying and telephone costs
- hire of rooms and facilities
An additional £3,000 can be made available when applicants have made a strong case for the inclusion of international academics or the holding of events abroad.
Further information regarding eligibility can be found on the RCUK website: (http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/research/Pages/Eligibilityforrcs.aspx).
The deadline for applications is 10 November 2011.
If you’re interested in submitting an application, please contact the RKE Operations team.