The ESRC’s Future Research Leaders call is currently open with a closing date of 4th October 2012.
Universities are expected to consider applications very carefully prior to submitting them to the ESRC through this call, and all applications need to be supported with a letter from the PVC (Research, Enterprise and Internationalisation).
With this in mind BU has established a process for submissions to this call. All proposals must be submitted to a special version of our internal peer review scheme (the RPRS) first and must be signed off by Matthew Bennett as PVC (Research, Enterprise and Internationalisation) prior to submission.
For applicants interested in the scheme, the key internal dates are as follows:
|28th Aug||Proposals to be submitted to the RPRS and sent for review.|
|10th Sept||Proposal feedback to be returned to applicants.|
|10th Sept – 21st Sept||Applicants to finalise proposals based on reviewer feedback.|
|21st Sept||Final proposals to be sent to Matthew Bennett (via RKE Ops).|
|Matthew Bennett to review and approve final proposals (and write the PVC letter of support). Once reviewed, CRE Operations will let applicants know when to submit via Je-S.|
|26th Sept||Final decision from Matthew Bennett re: proposals to submit|
|26th – 1st Oct||Selected applicants finalise proposals|
|1st Oct||Final proposals submitted via Je-S|
|4th October||ESRC deadline|
If you are considering applying to the scheme but have not yet confirmed this with the RKE Ops team please could you do so as soon as possible.
Please take the time to read through the call documentation available on the ESRC website – it contains a lot of important information about assessment criteria and what the ESRC are looking for in a proposal.
If you have any questions about this call or the Resarch Proposal Review Service please contact Caroline O’Kane