Latest major funding opportunities

The following funding opportunities have been announced. Please follow the links for more information:

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, GB

The Engineering an Physical Sciences Research Council invites applications for its feasibility studies, under its ENCORE Network+ project. The project aims to explore the opportunities presented by developments in complexity science to improve the resilience and performance of complex engineering systems such as cities, energy and digital systems, space launch and recovery systems and jet engines. A total of £40,000 is available to fund between 4 and 8 feasibility studies.

Maximum award: not specified. Closing date: 12pm, 03/04/17.

Natural Environment Research Council, GB

NERC and the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) invite applications for a Knowledge Exchange (KE) Fellow for the Increasing Resilience to Natural Hazards (IRNH) in Earthquake-prone & Volcanic Regions research programme. The programme aims to assist in increasing social and economic resilience in earthquake-prone and volcanic regions by reducing risks from multiple natural hazards. The fellowship will integrate natural and social science research across the programme to enhance the potential for impact on those affected by natural hazards.

Maximum award: £70,000. Closing date: 4pm, 24/04/17.

NERC invites applications for its innovative monitoring approaches for infrastructure, oil and gas and offshore renewable energy call. Projects should be challenge-led, focusing on the application of existing environmental science monitoring capabilities and expertise (eg technologies, techniques and tools for measuring and modelling, deployment and interpretation). Projects should tackle industry, policy, regulator or other relevant end-user defined challenges and opportunities within the infrastructure, oil & gas and offshore renewable energy sectors. Proposals addressing challenges across sectoral boundaries, or which transfer approaches across sectors, are encouraged. All proposals must involve an ‘end-user’ project partner or partners .

Maximum award: £250,000 (80% FEC). Closing date: Outline 4pm, 15/06/17.

Royal Society, GB

Royal Society invited applications for its Pairing Scheme. The scheme pairs researchers with UK parliamentarians and civil servants so that they can learn about each other’s work. Pairs will spend time together in Westminster and also and the researcher’s institution.

Maximum award: not specified. Closing date: 03/04/17.

School of Advanced Study, GB

The School of Advanced Study and the University of London, in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy, invite applications for participation in the being human festival. The festival brings together universities, IROs and community and commercial partners to lead activities that make research in the humanities accessible to non-academic audiences. Researchers engage with audiences beyond academia and informed individuals. There are several pathways applicants can take to get involved in the festival. Please visit the call details for further information.

Maximum award: £5,000. Closing date: 10/04/17.

If you are interested in submitting to any of the above calls, you must contact RKEO with adequate notice before the deadline. Please note that some funding bodies specify a time for submission as well as a date. Please confirm this with your RKEO Funding Development Officer. You can set up your own personalised alerts on Research Professional. If you need help setting these up, just ask your Faculty’s Funding Development Officer or view the blog post. If thinking of applying, why not add notification of your interest on Research Professional’s record of the call so that BU colleagues can see your intention to apply and contact you to collaborate.