As advertised earlier, the ACORN Fund (Acceleration Of Research & Networking) for Early Career Researchers is open for applications for projects that can be delivered before the end of July 2021. This round differs from previous rounds due to the short turnaround time, smaller budget and limited activities eligible for funding.
The closing date is Tuesday, 4th May 2021 (5pm) and all applications must be submitted to the email account: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use only this email address for submitting your applications.
On BU OneDrive, you can find out more by reading the updated ACORN Fund Policy (the guidance document) and apply using the Application Form for this round. In addition, to assist with the budget section, please refer to the RKE Internal Funding Sample Costs. As this does not require Full Economic Costing, you should not contact your faculty’s Funding Development Officer to complete the costing for you.
This scheme will provide c. five awards, of up to £3,000 each, to support BU’s ECRs, with the most promising talent, to gain experience of managing and leading their own pilot research projects.