Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) February 2024 Open Call
HEIF funding is now available for innovative Knowledge Exchange projects.
Research England provide universities with funding for knowledge exchange (Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF)) to enable them to support and develop a broad range of knowledge-based interactions and work with business, public and third sector organisations, community bodies and the wider public, to exchange knowledge and increase the economic and societal benefit from their work.
The primary purpose of the funding is to support a small number of projects which can include:
- significant projects that are underway and require a further injection of funds;
- existing knowledge exchange projects to develop these ideas to the next stage of development;
- projects with ambition that require a seed funding, capacity building, proof-of-concept or launchpad (please note that follow-up funding to support further development of your successfully funded HEIF-projects will be available to apply for in the 2024-25 academic cycle; we encourage applications for this call as an opportunity to kick-start your work).
The HEIF FEBRUARY 2024 OPEN CALL fund supports the ambition of the UK Government’s Plan for Growth to support and incentivise creative ideas and technologies that will shape the UK’s future. Further developing BU’s work in this area will also enable us to support UKRI’s aims to support cooperation and collaboration, as well as developing our academic talent. The aim is to provide a platform for academics to take their knowledge exchange ideas to the next stage of development or to completion.
If you would like to discuss your application or your project’s eligibility, there will be a drop in session on Thursday 29th between 1pm – 2.30pm in the Reception Area of Dorset House (BUBS). Or you can contact Dr Wendelin Morrison, the Knowledge Exchange Manager by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Amount: This year, £50000 of BU’s HEIF grant will be allocated through this open call, to support up to 6 knowledge exchange and innovation projects.
Timeframe: Projects should span a maximum of 4 months. The funds awarded must be spent by 31 July 2024.
Closing date: Friday, 8 March 2024
The link to the Guidance and Application form is below – please ensure you DOWNLOAD a copy to your own computer and do not edit directly on the SharePoint: HEIF February 2024 Open Call.docx
EPSRC is seeking applications from Early Career industrialists, academics and from individuals working in the third sector and government organisations to join their Early Career Forum in the Engineering theme.
The Engineering theme aims to identify and tackle fundamental engineering research challenges with the potential for lasting academic, social and economic benefit to the UK. These challenges are often inherently interdisciplinary, cutting both across EPSRC‘s portfolio and across the Research Councils more widely. Engaging with early career stakeholders from academia, industry and policymaking is a crucial part of achieving these aims, helping to set the direction for engineering research in the near future.
The Engineering Early Career Forum acts as an informal advisory stream to EPSRC. Members are advocates for EPSRC within the community, and provide a broad perspective of the needs and views of the engineering community, offering opinion across the breadth of the Theme.
They are looking to recruit around eight new members in this exercise, and they have a particular aspiration to improve the diversity of the Forum.
Further information on the Forum and its current membership is available on the Engineering Early Career Forum page.
Submitting an Application
The expression of interest form can be found at the bottom of this page.
Applicants should submit their form response by the deadline of 16:00 on 1 August 2019.
Please note: You will not receive a receipt of submission of the expression of interest.
Visit the EPSRC website for more information and the full call document.
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 (email@example.com) or Genna West (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to discuss your event idea or for further information.
We look forward to hearing from you
The call for proposals is now open for this year’s ESRC Festival of Social Science, which will run between the 7th and 14th November. Funding of up to £1500 is available for the Festival , and with Bournemouth University becoming an official partner of the Festival, now is the time to start thinking about submitting a proposal if you wish to be involved in 2015.
If you’re struggling for inspiration for what type of event you can submit for this year, below you can find the fourth in a series of blog posts which will highlight popular events from previous Festivals.
How do people use the outdoors? Was an interesting event as a part of the 2012 ESRC Festival.
This webinar presented findings from the third year of Monitor of Engagement with the Natural Environment survey. Natural England’s social scientist Judith Hannah spoke about people’s use of the outdoors in England; how and why people use green spaces, and how patterns of use are affected by geography and socio- economic factors.
Are you inspired to run an event similar to ‘How do people use the outdoors?’ at this year’s ESRC Festival?
Once you have decided on a proposal idea and are ready to submit an event, the next step will be to complete the application form, which can be found here. If you have any further queries or would like help with ideas for your event, you can email email@example.com and we’ll be happy to help. Alternatively, if you would like to gain more inspiration from past events from looking at previous year’s events, please click here.