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The AHSS research and impact support team sends out a frequent Bulletin with news of the latest funding opportunities and training events.

You can find the most recent bulletins below.

 

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AHSS Bulletin 6 February 2019

AHSS Research and Impact Facilitation Bulletin
6 February 2019

 

Please circulate to Researchers in your Faculties/Departments.

Contents:

FUNDING
1. UKRI GCRF Collective Programme funding calls - NEW

2. Arts and Humanities Impact Fund: Open Call – NEW

3. Health Systems Research Initiative

4. Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminars

5. CONFAP/Newton fellowships

 

TRAINING AND EVENTS

6. Impact Workshops – registration now open – NEW

7. GCRF funding information session – NEW

8. Collaborating with University of Cambridge Museums to Enhance Research Impact - NEW

 

SECONDMENT OPPORTUNITY

9. ESRC Secondments to the Industrial Strategy Council - NEW

 

 

1. UKRI GCRF Collective Programme funding calls

 

ESRC and AHRC have announced several upcoming GCRF funding calls. The research supported through these calls will contribute to the UK’s ODA commitment to LMICs. If you are interested in applying for GCRF funding, please come to the GCRF funding information session. See information in Point 7, below.

 

The currently open calls are:

 

  • Development-based approaches to protracted displacement (£1 million and £3 million for 36 months, closing date 8 May).
  • Equitable resilience (up to £1 million for 36 months, Expression of Interest deadline: 7 March)
  • Gender and intersectionality as a driver of sustainable development (network plus grant, up to £4.75 million over 48 months, Expression of Interest deadline 11 March, full proposal 11 April)
  • Education as a driver of sustainable development (network plus grant, £4.75 million over 36 months, Expression of Interest deadline 11 March, full proposal 11 April )
  • Early Childhood Education (£ 2 million, up to 48 months, deadline: 1 May)
  • Health in Context (£1 million - £2million, up to 36 months, deadline for outline applications: 2 April, full applications: 12 September)

 

The upcoming calls are:

  • Sustainable energy and international development: beyond technology (call for proposals expected in April 2019)
  • (Re)thinking the off-grid city: Human-infrastructure interactions (no launch date announced)
  • Preventing Conflict, Building Sustainable and Inclusive Peace (network plus grant, town hall meetings in February and March)
  • Protection in Contexts of Conflict and Displacement (network plus grant, town hall meetings in February and March)
  • Education in Conflict and Crisis Research (network plus grant, town hall meetings in February and March)
  • Cultures, Behaviours and Histories of Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition (call for proposals expected in February 2019)

 

If you are interested in applying to any of these schemes, consider starting to plan your research project now. Do check the UKRI GCRF Collective Programme website for further details and information about upcoming town hall meetings.

 

If you have any questions, contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk)

 

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2. Arts and Humanities Impact Fund: Open Call

 

Arts and Humanities Impact Fund awards will be made available to fund work which will significantly increase the probability of the ideas and findings generated by the research having an impact on the private, public and third sectors.

 

Completed applications (including digital approval from the relevant Head of Faculty/Department) should be submitted using the digital application form by 5pm on Friday 22 March 2019. Applications are invited from any researcher active within arts and humanities who holds a current contract of employment as a senior independent researcher – at the point of application – with the University.

 

Please see the following page for further information about the fund, eligibility criteria and the application process: https://www.ahssresearch.group.cam.ac.uk/AH-Impact-Fund/Intro

 

Researchers considering making applications should contact the Impact Facilitator, Julianne Pigott, in the first instance for a conversation about their proposal.

 

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3. Health Systems Research Initiative

 

The Department for International Development, the Economic and Social Research Council, the Medical Research Council and Wellcome jointly fund the Health Systems Research Initiative.

Social Science research is eligible under this scheme, which addresses key questions on strengthening health systems in developing countries. Large, stand-alone research project grants (approximately £400,000-£800,000) and smaller, exploratory foundation grants (£200,000) are available. Projects with PIs from LMICs are strongly encouraged and all proposals must include Co-Investigators (Co-Is) from the LMIC in which the research is taking place.

For more details, including examples of questions and previously funded projects see funder’s website.

The deadline for outline applications is 14 Feb 2019 16:00 GMT.

 

If you have any questions, contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk)

 

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4. Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminars

 

The University has been invited to put forward an application to the Mellon Foundation’s Sawyer Seminar programme. Sawyer Seminars are, in effect, temporary research centres, lasting for one year. The aim of the Seminars is to bring together faculty, foreign visitors, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students from a variety of fields mainly, but not exclusively, in the arts, humanities, and interpretive social sciences, for intensive study of subjects chosen by the participants. Funding of up to $225,000 per project is available. More information is available on the Mellon Foundation’s Sawyer Seminars web pages.

 

An internal selection procedure is in operation for this call. Researchers are invited to submit a short application using the attached document by emailing it to matt.hann@admin.cam.ac.uk no later than 4pm on Friday 22nd February. The proposal selected to be put forward to the Mellon Foundation will then need to be completed to meet the Foundation’s deadline of 29th March (and the ROO deadline of 5 working days before this – 22nd March).

 

If you have any questions, please contact matt.hann@admin.cam.ac.uk 

 

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5. CONFAP-Newton Fellowships

 

Brazilian State Funding Agencies are launching a call for proposals offering support to researchers based in UK Universities and Research Institutions, who are willing to work in research institutions in Brazil, in collaboration with local colleagues. These activities are under the auspice of the Newton Fund, an initiative that aims to develop the long-term sustainable growth and welfare of partner countries and is part of the UK’s Official Development Assistance commitment. Three modes of funding are available:

 

a) Fellowships

b) Research Mobility Grants

c)  Young Investigator Grants

 

For details about eligibility and levels of funding see the funder’s website. The application deadline is 29 March 2019 and 12.00 midday Brasilia time.

 

If you have any questions, contact Dr Matt Hann (matt.hann@admin.cam.ac.uk)

 

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6. Impact Workshops – *Registration Open*

 

Researchers are invited to participate in one or more of a series of short lunchtime workshops designed to address the greatest challenges in research impact – identifying audiences for your work, planning events that work and evaluating the outcomes of your efforts.

 

Planning for Impact: Stakeholders & Beneficiaries

Seminar Room G, Second Floor, 17 Mill Lane

Wednesday 13 February 2019, 12.30-1.30pm 

 

Planning for Impact: Designing Events 

 

Seminar Room G,  Second Floor, 17 Mill Lane

Wednesday 20 February 2019, 12.30-1.30pm

 

Planning for Impact: Measurement & Evaluation

 

Seminar Room G, Second Floor, 17 Mill Lane

Wednesday 27 February 2019, 12.30-1.30pm 

 

 

For full details of this term’s training provision and to register for one or all of the lunchtime sessions: https://www.ahssresearch.group.cam.ac.uk/impact/ImpactTraining

 

For further information or to discuss a bespoke training session for your Faculty/Department, please contact the Impact Facilitator, Julianne Pigott

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7. GCRF funding information session

 

Several funding calls are currently open for GCRF-related research. This funding stream supports activities that address the challenges defined for developing countries in the

Global Goals for Sustainable Development (the SDGs). The research must have a direct impact on a country (or countries) on the DAC list of Official Development Assistance recipients. If you would like to learn more about GCRF, ODA compliance and upcoming funding opportunities please come to the information session on:

 

Wednesday 27 February, 2 pm to 3.30 pm in Lecture Room 5, Mill Lane Lecture Theatres (1st floor).

 

If you would like to attend, please register on the AHSS research website.

 

If you have any questions, contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk)

 

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8. Collaborating with the University of Cambridge Museums to Enhance Research Impact

 

The University of Cambridge Museums consortium is running a workshop aimed at researchers across the University of Cambridge who have early-stage ideas that might link to collections and/or expertise held within the University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) consortium (Fitzwilliam Museum, Kettle’s Yard, Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, Museum of Zoology, Museum of Classical Archaeology, Whipple Museum of the History of Science, Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, the Polar Museum and Cambridge University Botanic Garden).

 

We’re interested in reaching researchers who have not previously engaged with the UCM or other national or international museums, archives or libraries, as well as knowledge transfer/research facilitators and Directors of Research who support researchers. This workshop will particularly focus on how to collaborate with museums and collections to increase the opportunities for research to have demonstrable benefits for non-academic audiences.

 

The aim of the workshop is to provide an overview of the breadth of activity ongoing at the museums, including evaluation, the wide range of audiences with which we regularly engage, as well as the research that is undertaken by museum staff. Research includes that which is focused around collections, as well as practice-based research and outputs focused on audiences and engagement. Museums and collections are open to members of the public in ways that departments and colleges are not. They can allow researchers to reach a range of diverse audiences, including those that may be harder to engage with.

 

Workshop structure: There will be presentations and case studies from museum staff followed by a short Q&A session. There will then be surgeries for researchers who have ideas for collaborations or would like to discuss their research interests with museum staff to understand what might be possible.

 

If successful, we envisage running this workshop on an annual basis.

 

Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/collaborating-with-the-university-of-cambridge-museums-to-enhance-the-impact-of-research-tickets-55025380394

 

Any questions, please get in touch with Jo Vine jrv31@cam.ac.uk

 

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9. ESRC Secondments to Industrial Strategy Council

 

The ESRC has announced funding to support four prestigious 6-month secondment opportunities delivering the work programme of the Industrial Strategy Council. The Council members, under the Chairmanship of Andy Haldane, Chief Economist at the Bank of England, are world leading academics, business people and leaders in civic society and bring a wealth of expertise and experience to the work of the Council. The secondments are available to candidates who:

  1. Have a background in economics, statistical analysis or social research. The roles will require a significant amount of analytical and evaluative capability;

 

  1. Are comfortable delivering at pace and under senior scrutiny;

 

  1. Are self-starting and interested in evaluating the way policy delivers on Government’s aims and commitments;

 

  1. Have experience of national or local policy making – whether developing, advising or reviewing;

 

  1. Would benefit from the opportunity of working in Whitehall with exposure to Government structures and senior decision makers.

 

Expressions of interest should be submitted to the University’s ESRC IAA team at iaa@admin.cam.ac.uk before 12 February

 

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Please forward this information to researchers within your Faculty or Department.

 

Please do contact us if you have any questions (details below).

 

 

 

With best wishes,

 

Dr Matt Hann
School Research Facilitator (EU and International)

 

School of the Humanities and Social Sciences

School of Arts and Humanities

17 Mill Lane | Cambridge | CB2 1RX

+44 (0)1223 331803

matt.hann@admin.cam.ac.uk

www.ahssresearch.group.cam.ac.uk

Dr Anna Cieslik
School Research Facilitator (UK)

 

School of the Humanities and Social Sciences

School of Arts and Humanities

17 Mill Lane | Cambridge | CB2 1RX

+44 (0)1223 761365

anna.cieslik@admin.cam.ac.uk

www.ahssresearch.group.cam.ac.uk

Dr Julianne Pigott
Arts and Humanities Impact Facilitator

 

School of the Humanities and Social Sciences

School of Arts and Humanities

17 Mill Lane | Cambridge | CB2 1RX

+44 0)1223 764079
julianne.pigott@admin.cam.ac.uk

www.ahssresearch.group.cam.ac.uk

 

AHSS Bulletin 5 March 2019

AHSS Research and Impact Facilitation Bulletin
5 March 2019

 

Please circulate to researchers in your Faculties/Departments.

Contents:

FUNDING
1. Gerda Henkel Foundation Funding Programmes – NEW

2. Nahrein Network research grant awards - NEW

3. Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowships - NEW

4. Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professorships - NEW

5. Understanding Wellbeing: ESRC SDI funding - NEW

6. British Academy Newton International Fellowships - NEW

7. Open Research Area (ORA) for the Social Sciences pre-call - NEW

8. Arts and Humanities Impact Fund: Call Closing 22 March

9. UKRI GCRF Collective Programme funding calls

10. CONFAP-Newton Fellowships

11. CHRG Scheme – closing soon

 

TRAINING AND EVENTS

12. PI Impact Workshop – Wednesday 20 March - NEW

13. Cambridge Enterprise: CONSULTANCY 101, Tuesday 26 March

14. CUSPE-Cambridge County Council 2019 Policy Challenge

 

 

 

1. Gerda Henkel Foundation Funding Programmes – Democracy and Lost Cities

 

The Gerda Henkel Foundation has announced calls for two of its funding programmes: Democracy and Lost Cities

 

Lost Cities is designed to be interdisciplinary and facilitate projects featuring varied dimensions to the examination of abandoned cities; the programme aims to ‘describe the tangible cultures of interpretation, knowledge and perception within … different contexts.’ There is further detail on the Foundation’s web page (https://www.gerda-henkel-stiftung.de/lostcities).

 

Democracy as Utopia, Experience and Threat has a focus on the history of confrontation concerning the basic principles of social order and on the clash between demands for justice and the preservation of the status quo. Projects investigating democracy as utopia, investigating the experience of democracy or the threats deployed by ruling elites are welcomed.

 

For both programmes, projects from groups of researchers (i.e. two or more) are invited, who must already hold doctorates. Funding can be used to cover ‘research scholarships’ or PhD scholarships. For each group of researchers, a maximum of three scholarships can be applied for, together with funds for travel and materials. Other researchers, not funded by the Foundation, may be involved in the project. Projects may last up to 36 months (project stipends can be extended by up to 12 months if the holder becomes a parent during the period covered by the stipend).

 

There is no fixed maximum value for this funding, but the Foundation does specify the rates it will pay for scholarships (https://www.gerda-henkel-stiftung.de/payment?page_id=98118).

 

The deadline for both programmes is 19th June.

 

For more information or to discuss making an application, contact Dr Matt Hann (matt.hann@admin.cam.ac.uk)

 

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2. Nahrein Network research grant awards

 

The AHRC and the Nahrein Network, supported by UNESCO Iraq, invite proposals for their research grant awards. These support collaborative, interdisciplinary research on themes that encourage the sustainable development of history, humanities and heritage in Iraq, Lebanon and Turkey. Two types of funding are offered:

 

  • Small grants of up to £30,000 (FEC) for projects led by Iraqi researchers, or collaborations between Iraqi and UK researchers.
  • Large grants of up to £100,000 (FEC) for collaborations between Iraqi, Lebanese or Turkish and UK researchers.

 

Projects may last up to 18 months. Applications for small grants must be led by an Iraqi, Lebanese or Turkish researcher and do not need UK collaborators. Applications for large grants must be made jointly by researchers in the UK and Iraq who each fulfil these eligibility criteria. Large grants may also involve researchers from other countries. The application deadline is 15th May. You can find more information on the program website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk)

 

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3. Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowships

 

The Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowshps call is now open. These Fellowships are appropriate for well-established, distinguished researchers in the humanities and social sciences who wish to complete a piece of original research. The Fellowships fund the salary costs (normally starting at the most junior point of the lecturer scale at the institution concerned) of an individual to undertake the normal duties of the applicant for the duration of the Fellowship. The duration of a Fellowship is for two or three years. The funders deadline is 2nd May 2019.  More information can be found on the funder’s website. For support with the application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

 

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4. Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professorships

 

These awards allow UK institutions to invite an eminent researcher from overseas to enhance the skills and knowledge of the academic staff and/or students. A Visiting Professorship may last for between 3 and 12 months, and tenures of 6 months or more can be spread over 2 or more visits. Applications are invited for a minimum of £10,000 and a maximum of £150,000. The deadline for applications is 9th May 2019.  More information can be found on the funder’s website.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk

 

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5. Understanding Wellbeing: ESRC SDI funding

 

With support from the What Works Centre for Wellbeing (WWCW) the ESRC is seeking to fund a small number of projects via a highlight notice to ESRC’s Secondary Data Analysis Initiative (SDAI) open call, with a focus on ‘Understanding Wellbeing’ using secondary data. They are interested in the analysis of secondary data that could lead to further insights surrounding the wellbeing of individuals, communities and the general public in the UK, including the factors that may contribute to wellbeing either positively or negatively. Projects should use existing data resources. Applicants must contact the Centre before submitting an application. The Centre will ascertain whether the proposed project fits within the premise of the highlight notice. Funding is for up to 24 months with a maximum funding contribution per project of £300,000 (100% full Economic Cost (fEC). The deadline for the receipt of proposals under the highlight is 31 March 2019 for the July panel and 31 July 2019 for the November panel. For more guidance on this call see the funder’s website or contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk)

 

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6. British Academy Newton International Fellowships

 

The Newton International Fellowships enable researchers to work for two years at a UK institution with the aim of fostering long-term international collaborations. The applicants should have a PhD before the start date of the Fellowship and have no more than seven years of postdoctoral experience. Funding consists of £24,000 per annum for subsistence costs, and up to £8,000 per annum research expenses, as well as a one-off payment of up to £3,000 for relocation expenses. Awards include a contribution to the overheads incurred, at a rate of 50% of the total award to the visiting researcher. Additional Fellowships will be supported through the Newton Fund, specifically for applicants from Newton Fund partner countries (for applications in the humanities and social sciences these include Brazil, Mexico, South Africa and Turkey), subject to available funding. The BA deadline is 27th March 2019. More information can be found on the funder’s website.  Contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk) if you have any questions about this program.

 

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7. Open Research Area (ORA) for the Social Sciences

 

The ESRC – together with the Agence nationale de la Recherche (ANR) in France, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) in Germany, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) – has published a pre-call announcement for the 2019 Open Research Area (ORA) for the Social Sciences call. Proposals will be accepted for research projects in any area of the social sciences and must involve researchers from any combination of three or more participating countries. The proposed research should be integrated across the participating countries, and expected to make an original and significant contribution to scientific knowledge. This year’s call will follow a two-stage procedure in assessment, but both the outline and the full proposal are to be submitted at the same time

 

Full details will be made available in April, with the closing date expected to fall in July. Applications for this year’s ORA call are to be made via Je-S.

 

For more information or to discuss making an application, contact Dr Matt Hann (matt.hann@admin.cam.ac.uk)

 

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8. Arts and Humanities Impact Fund: Call Closing 22 March

 

Arts and Humanities Impact Fund awards will be made available to fund work which will significantly increase the probability of the ideas and findings generated by the research having an impact on the private, public and third sectors.

 

Completed applications (including digital approval from the relevant Head of Faculty/Department) should be submitted using the digital application form by 5pm on Friday 22 March 2019. Applications are invited from any researcher active within arts and humanities who holds a current contract of employment as a senior independent researcher – at the point of application – with the University.

 

Please see the following page for further information about the fund, eligibility criteria and the application process: https://www.ahssresearch.group.cam.ac.uk/AH-Impact-Fund/Intro

 

Researchers considering making applications should contact the Impact Facilitator, Julianne Pigott, in the first instance for a conversation about their proposal. The final drop-in Impact Clinic of Lent term takes place at the Arc Café on Thursday 14th March.

 

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9. UKRI GCRF Collective Programme funding calls

 

ESRC and AHRC have announced several upcoming GCRF funding calls. The research supported through these calls will contribute to the UK’s ODA commitment to LMICs.

 

The currently open calls are:

  • Development-based approaches to protracted displacement (£1 million and £3 million for 36 months, closing date 8 May).
  • Equitable resilience (up to £1 million for 36 months, Expression of Interest deadline: 7 March)
  • Gender and intersectionality as a driver of sustainable development (network plus grant, up to £4.75 million over 48 months, Expression of Interest deadline 11 March, full proposal 11 April)
  • Education as a driver of sustainable development (network plus grant, £4.75 million over 36 months, Expression of Interest deadline 11 March, full proposal 11 April )
  • Early Childhood Education (£ 2 million, up to 48 months, deadline: 1 May)
  • Health in Context (£1 million - £2million, up to 36 months, deadline for outline applications: 2 April, full applications: 12 September)

 

The upcoming calls are:

  • Sustainable energy and international development: beyond technology (call for proposals expected in April 2019)
  • (Re)thinking the off-grid city: Human-infrastructure interactions (no launch date announced)
  • Preventing Conflict, Building Sustainable and Inclusive Peace (network plus grant, town hall meetings in February and March)
  • Protection in Contexts of Conflict and Displacement (network plus grant, town hall meetings in February and March)
  • Education in Conflict and Crisis Research (network plus grant, town hall meetings in February and March)
  • Cultures, Behaviours and Histories of Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition (call for proposals expected in February 2019)

 

If you are interested in applying to any of these schemes, consider starting to plan your research project now. Do check the UKRI GCRF Collective Programme website for further details and information about upcoming town hall meetings.

 

If you have any questions, contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk)

 

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10. CONFAP-Newton Fellowships

 

Brazilian State Funding Agencies are launching a call for proposals offering support to researchers based in UK Universities and Research Institutions, who are willing to work in research institutions in Brazil, in collaboration with local colleagues. These activities are under the auspice of the Newton Fund, an initiative that aims to develop the long-term sustainable growth and welfare of partner countries and is part of the UK’s Official Development Assistance commitment. Three modes of funding are available:

 

a) Fellowships

b) Research Mobility Grants

c)  Young Investigator Grants

 

For details about eligibility and levels of funding see the funder’s website. The application deadline is 29 March 2019 and 12.00 midday Brasilia time.

 

If you have any questions, contact Dr Matt Hann (matt.hann@admin.cam.ac.uk)

 

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11. Cambridge Humanities Research Grants Scheme 2018-19 (Round 2) – closing soon

 

The Lent round of the CHRG scheme is currently open; the deadline for applications is midnight on Monday 11 March 2019. The scheme notes can be found here and Tier 3 now welcomes applications for collaborations with any institution outside the UK that can provide matched funding.

 

The application system is online only, via the portal at: https://webservices.admin.cam.ac.uk/ncbk/gabb/fp.cgi  

 

For more information on the CHRG, visit: https://www.ahssresearch.group.cam.ac.uk/CHRG  

 

Any queries regarding the CHRG can be directed to GrantsAHSS@admin.cam.ac.uk

 

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12. PI Impact Workshop, Wednesday 20 March

 

This session will provide current and prospective Principal Investigators with an overview of best practices and recent developments in the impact landscape. The primary focus will be on the pre-award space and how to prepare the impact components of AHRC and ESRC funding applications but the Impact Facilitator will also provide guidance on how to design engaging impact activities and strategies for implementing and evaluating those plans, once funding has been secured. There will also be an opportunity to review and discuss documents created as part of recently funded impact projects.

 

Full details and registration here

 

For further information or to discuss a bespoke training session for your Faculty/Department, please contact the Impact Facilitator, Julianne Pigott

 

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13. Cambridge Enterprise: CONSULTANCY 101, Tuesday 26 March

 

Are you considering becoming a consultant? Perhaps you are already consulting, but want to find out how to work more effectively, get the best price for your skills, or discover how to simplify your administrative work? Want to hear from University researchers who are already undertaking consultancy work?

 

Cambridge Enterprise is delighted to offer this half-day training course to academics and researchers employed by the University. We will share expertise on best practice, insurance and liability, and tips on making your life easier. We’ll also troubleshoot some of the key issues faced by consultants.

 

This is an ideal opportunity to develop your skills. The workshop will offer a refresher for those already acting as consultants, and an introduction for those considering consultancy in the near future.

 

The workshop includes:

 

  • the benefits of undertaking consultancy work
  • how to pursue consultancy work effectively in support of your research
  • key issues surrounding confidentiality, intellectual property and liability
  • a panel of consultants from the University sharing their experience, followed by a Q&A session
  • networking lunch with Cambridge Enterprise trainers and panel speakers
  • how Cambridge Enterprise can help you undertake consultancy more effectively

 

Register your interest:
https://www.enterprise.cam.ac.uk/our-services/academics-researchers-and-students/be-a-consultant/consultancy-101/

 

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14. CUSPE-Cambridge County Council 2019 Policy Challenge

 

The Policy Challenges programme, a collaboration between the Cambridge University Science and Policy Exchange (CUSPE) and the Cambridgeshire County Council, offers an exciting opportunity for early-career researchers to develop knowledge and experience in policymaking while working in small teams on key policy issues identified by elected county councillors.

 

During the past two rounds of the programme, the evidence and recommendations brought forward by researchers have been warmly received by senior management and elected representatives within the Council in addressing key policy issues in the county. For researchers, the Policy Challenges are an opportunity to apply analytical and other transferable skills to a practical policy setting, while gaining a better understanding of the policy environment and contributing to the local community. From March until September 2019, teams of 3 to 4 researchers will work directly with the Council to address a particular question. The 2019 Policy Challenges are open to ECRs from all disciplines, including PhD researchers and postdocs; applications to participate must be submitted before Friday 15 March.

 

Register for the initial information/discussion event, which takes place on Thursday 07 March at 7pm in the Pavilion Room, Hughes Hall here.

 

Apply to participate in the scheme here.

 

Further details and contact information available on the CUSPE website

 

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AHSS Bulletin 26 March 2019

AHSS Research and Impact Facilitation Bulletin
26 March 2019

 

Please circulate to researchers in your Faculties/Departments. You can find more information and previous bulletins on the new AHSS Research Website.

 

If you’re working on an application for research funding and would like feedback on a draft, please do contact one of the School’s Research Facilitators – Anna Cieslik (anna.cieslik@admin.cam.ac.uk) or Matt Hann (matt.hann@admin.cam.ac.uk).

 

Contents:

FUNDING
1. New AHSS Research Website

2. AHRC Being Human, Festival Funding: Call Closing 8 April 2019 – NEW

3. Wellcome Trust awards paused - NEW

4. BA Small Grants - NEW

5. Gerda Henkel Foundation Funding Programmes

6. Nahrein Network research grant awards

7. Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowships

8. Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professorships

9. Open Research Area (ORA) for the Social Sciences pre-call

10. UKRI GCRF Collective Programme funding calls

 

TRAINING AND EVENTS

11. ERC Advanced Grants information event – expressions of interest

 

 

 

1. New AHSS Research website

 

The new AHSS Research website is now live!

 

The URL remains the same – www.ahssresearch.group.cam.ac.uk – but you will now find updated content, improved navigation and a cleaner, easier to use design.

 

More content and new events will be appearing over the coming days and weeks. If you think there’s something that should be added, please do get in touch with either Matt Hann (matt.hann@admin.cam.ac.uk) or Anna Cieslik (anna.cieslik@admin.cam.ac.uk).

 

 

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2. AHRC Being Human, Festival Funding: Call Closing 8 April 2019

 

Led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the British Academy, Being Human is the UK’s only national festival of the humanities.

 

In November each year the festival brings together universities, museums, galleries, archives, independent research organisations, community and commercial partners to make research in the humanities accessible to non-specialist audiences and demonstrate its relevance to our everyday lives. The 2019 festival will take place 14-23 November on the theme ‘Discoveries & Secrets’.

 

Opportunities to run events are for researchers at any career stage or with/without any experience of delivering public engagement events.

 

The festival makes funding available to researchers to support activities: £1,500 to deliver a single event/activity and £2,000 to £4,000 to coordinate activities as a festival hub. The funding application deadline is 5pm on 08 April but activity proposals will be accepted until 03 June 2019.

 

See here for full information on the funding pathways, including application materials.

 

Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Arts and Humanities Impact Facilitator, Julianne Pigott (julianne.pigott@admin.cam.ac.uk) for advice on designing impactful public engagement activities before submitting applications.

 

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3. Wellcome Trust Awards paused

 

The Wellcome Trust will pause the HSS Investigator and Collaborative Awards schemes for one year from mid-2020. This means that there are two rounds left to apply for these schemes: July 2019 and January 2020. The Trust is shifting focus to two new schemes that will be launched in July 2019: the “International Exchange Awards” (for groups of researchers based in at least two countries) and the “Research Development Awards” (infrastructure funding).  More details will follow soon. Check the Wellcome Trust’s website for more information.

 

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4. BA Small Grants

 

The British Academy Small Research Grants scheme is now open. This funding is available to facilitate initial project planning and development; to support the direct costs of research; and to enable the advancement of research through workshops or conferences, or visits by or to partner scholars. The project must have an identifiable research outcome. The maximum funding amount is £10,000 for up to 24 months, for direct expenses only. More information can be found on the BA website.

 

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5. Gerda Henkel Foundation Funding Programmes – Democracy and Lost Cities

 

The Gerda Henkel Foundation has announced calls for two of its funding programmes: Democracy and Lost Cities

 

Lost Cities is designed to be interdisciplinary and facilitate projects featuring varied dimensions to the examination of abandoned cities; the programme aims to ‘describe the tangible cultures of interpretation, knowledge and perception within … different contexts.’ There is further detail on the Foundation’s web page (https://www.gerda-henkel-stiftung.de/lostcities).

 

Democracy as Utopia, Experience and Threat has a focus on the history of confrontation concerning the basic principles of social order and on the clash between demands for justice and the preservation of the status quo. Projects investigating democracy as utopia, investigating the experience of democracy or the threats deployed by ruling elites are welcomed.

 

For both programmes, projects from groups of researchers (i.e. two or more) are invited, who must already hold doctorates. Funding can be used to cover ‘research scholarships’ or PhD scholarships. For each group of researchers, a maximum of three scholarships can be applied for, together with funds for travel and materials. Other researchers, not funded by the Foundation, may be involved in the project. Projects may last up to 36 months (project stipends can be extended by up to 12 months if the holder becomes a parent during the period covered by the stipend).

 

There is no fixed maximum value for this funding, but the Foundation does specify the rates it will pay for scholarships (https://www.gerda-henkel-stiftung.de/payment?page_id=98118).

 

The deadline for both programmes is 19th June.

 

For more information or to discuss making an application, contact Dr Matt Hann (matt.hann@admin.cam.ac.uk)

 

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6. Nahrein Network research grant awards

 

The AHRC and the Nahrein Network, supported by UNESCO Iraq, invite proposals for their research grant awards. These support collaborative, interdisciplinary research on themes that encourage the sustainable development of history, humanities and heritage in Iraq, Lebanon and Turkey. Two types of funding are offered:

 

  • Small grants of up to £30,000 (FEC) for projects led by Iraqi researchers, or collaborations between Iraqi and UK researchers.
  • Large grants of up to £100,000 (FEC) for collaborations between Iraqi, Lebanese or Turkish and UK researchers.

 

Projects may last up to 18 months. Applications for small grants must be led by an Iraqi, Lebanese or Turkish researcher and do not need UK collaborators. Applications for large grants must be made jointly by researchers in the UK and Iraq who each fulfil these eligibility criteria. Large grants may also involve researchers from other countries. The application deadline is 15th May. You can find more information on the program website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk)

 

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7. Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowships

 

The Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowshps call is now open. These Fellowships are appropriate for well-established, distinguished researchers in the humanities and social sciences who wish to complete a piece of original research. The Fellowships fund the salary costs (normally starting at the most junior point of the lecturer scale at the institution concerned) of an individual to undertake the normal duties of the applicant for the duration of the Fellowship. The duration of a Fellowship is for two or three years. The funders deadline is 2nd May 2019.  More information can be found on the funder’s website. For support with the application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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8. Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professorships

 

These awards allow UK institutions to invite an eminent researcher from overseas to enhance the skills and knowledge of the academic staff and/or students. A Visiting Professorship may last for between 3 and 12 months, and tenures of 6 months or more can be spread over 2 or more visits. Applications are invited for a minimum of £10,000 and a maximum of £150,000. The deadline for applications is 9th May 2019.  More information can be found on the funder’s website.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk

 

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9. Open Research Area (ORA) for the Social Sciences

 

The ESRC – together with the Agence nationale de la Recherche (ANR) in France, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) in Germany, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) – has published a pre-call announcement for the 2019 Open Research Area (ORA) for the Social Sciences call. Proposals will be accepted for research projects in any area of the social sciences and must involve researchers from any combination of three or more participating countries. The proposed research should be integrated across the participating countries, and expected to make an original and significant contribution to scientific knowledge. This year’s call will follow a two-stage procedure in assessment, but both the outline and the full proposal are to be submitted at the same time

 

Full details will be made available in April, with the closing date expected to fall in July. Applications for this year’s ORA call are to be made via Je-S.

 

For more information or to discuss making an application, contact Dr Matt Hann (matt.hann@admin.cam.ac.uk)

 

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10. UKRI GCRF Collective Programme funding calls

 

ESRC and AHRC have announced several upcoming GCRF funding calls. The research supported through these calls will contribute to the UK’s ODA commitment to LMICs.

 

The currently open calls are:

  • Development-based approaches to protracted displacement (£1 million and £3 million for 36 months, closing date 8 May).
  • Equitable resilience (up to £1 million for 36 months, Expression of Interest deadline: 7 March)
  • Gender and intersectionality as a driver of sustainable development (network plus grant, up to £4.75 million over 48 months, Expression of Interest deadline 11 March, full proposal 11 April)
  • Education as a driver of sustainable development (network plus grant, £4.75 million over 36 months, Expression of Interest deadline 11 March, full proposal 11 April )
  • Early Childhood Education (£ 2 million, up to 48 months, deadline: 1 May)
  • Health in Context (£1 million - £2million, up to 36 months, deadline for outline applications: 2 April, full applications: 12 September)

 

The upcoming calls are:

  • Sustainable energy and international development: beyond technology (call for proposals expected in April 2019)
  • (Re)thinking the off-grid city: Human-infrastructure interactions (no launch date announced)
  • Preventing Conflict, Building Sustainable and Inclusive Peace (network plus grant, town hall meetings in February and March)
  • Protection in Contexts of Conflict and Displacement (network plus grant, town hall meetings in February and March)
  • Education in Conflict and Crisis Research (network plus grant, town hall meetings in February and March)
  • Cultures, Behaviours and Histories of Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition (call for proposals expected in February 2019)

 

If you are interested in applying to any of these schemes, consider starting to plan your research project now. Do check the UKRI GCRF Collective Programme website for further details and information about upcoming town hall meetings.

 

If you have any questions, contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk)

 

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11. ERC Advanced Grant information session – call for expressions of interest

 

ERC Advanced Grants provide up to €2.5 million of funding over five years for researchers with significant track records of research to undertake a ground-breaking, high-risk project in any discipline.

 

Although the political process around Brexit has yet to be fully resolved, it is possible that researchers at Cambridge may be able to apply for ERC Advanced Grants this summer (the deadline is 29 August).

 

If there is sufficient interest in the ERC Advanced Grants scheme, then an information session will take place, probably in late May. If you would be interested in finding out more about ERC Advanced Grants, please complete the (very short!) online form or email Matt Hann (matt.hann@admin.cam.ac.uk). 

 

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AHSS Bulletin 6 April 2019

Please circulate to researchers in your Faculties/Departments. You can find more information and previous bulletins on the new AHSS Research Website.If you’re working on an application for research funding and would like feedback on a draft, please do contact one of the School’s Research Facilitators – Anna Cieslik (anna.cieslik@admin.cam.ac.uk) or Matt Hann (matt.hann@admin.cam.ac.uk).

 

Contents:

FUNDING
1. AHRC:  Approaches to Understanding and Measuring Wellbeing -NEW

2. BA: The Humanities and Social Sciences Tackling the UK’s International Challenges 2019 -NEW

3. BA: Knowledge Frontiers - International Interdisciplinary Research Projects- NEW

4. BA: Early Childhood Education-NEW

5. BA: Heritage, Dignity and Violence – NEW

6. BA: Urban Infrastructures of Well-Being -NEW

7. AHRC: Cultural heritage, migration and Indian diasporas - research networking call- NEW

8. BA: Wolfson Fellowships: NEW

9. Internal Funding Opportunity: GCRF QR - NEW

10. BA Small Grants

11. Gerda Henkel Foundation Funding Programmes

12. Nahrein Network research grant awards

13. Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowships

14. Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professorships

15. Open Research Area (ORA) for the Social Sciences pre-call

 

TRAINING AND EVENTS

16. ERC Advanced Grants information event – expressions of interest

 

 

 

1. Approaches to Understanding and Measuring Wellbeing -New

 

The ESRC and AHRC, in partnership with the What Works Centre for Wellbeing (WWCW) are inviting research proposals on understanding and measuring wellbeing. Proposals should involve a diverse range of perspectives and disciplines from across the social sciences and the arts and humanities. Applicants can apply for up to £550,000 (funded at 80% fEC) for up to three years. ONE project will be funded under this call. The successful research team will become part of the WWCW, which will entail the coordinating ‘Hub’ of WWCW becoming non-academic partners on the project. The funder’s deadline is 20 June 2019. More information can be found here.

For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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2. BA: The Humanities and Social Sciences Tackling the UK’s International Challenges 2019

 

The BA is inviting research proposals that develop existing understanding of the international challenges and opportunities which the UK has faced, is facing and/or will face. In this round the applications are expected to relate to the theme of European identities and/or borders. Awards of up to £50,000 and 18 months in duration are available for direct research costs and research assistance (not at FEC). The funder’s deadline is  15 May 2019. More information can be found on the BA website.

For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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3. BA: Knowledge Frontiers - International Interdisciplinary Research Projects

The British Academy is inviting applications for projects which seek to develop new ideas and methods to bear on existing international challenges. Projects will need to demonstrate an innovative and interdisciplinary partnership, yielding new conceptual understanding and policy-relevant evidence on questions of international significance. Collaboration between researchers in different institutions is particularly encouraged. Awards of up to £50,000 and 18 months in duration are available for direct research costs and research assistance (not at FEC). The funder’s deadline is  15 May 2019. More information can be found on the BA website.

For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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4. BA: Early Childhood Education

The British Academy is inviting applications for research projects that aim to provide critical knowledge to inform policy-making in the education and broader learning domain, while recognising the necessary interplay of education with health, nutrition, gender equality and other disciplines and sectors. The Early Childhood Education Programme will only fund projects which are ODA-eligible. Projects must be 21 months in duration, with a maximum value of £300,000 (at 100% FEC). The funder’s deadline is 22 May 2019. More information can be found on the BA website.

For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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5. BA: Heritage, dignity and violence

The British Academy is inviting applications for research projects on sustainable peace and the prevention of violence, broadly understood. The applications must address the themes of heritage, dignity and violence. This Programme will only fund projects that are ODA eligible. Equitable international collaboration is strongly expected to be detailed in any application. They particularly encourage collaboration with institutions and partners in the Global South and expect to see applications demonstrate fully how researchers from the Global South will be involved as equal partners in the research proposed. Projects must be 21 months in duration, with a maximum value of £300,000 (at 100% FEC). The funder’s deadline is 22 May 2019.  More information can be found on the BA website.

 

For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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6. BA: Urban Infrastructures of Well-Being

The British Academy is inviting research proposals that explore how formal and informal infrastructures interact to affect the well-being of people in cities across the Global South. Each project must include at least one researcher from the social sciences or the humanities and at least one researcher from the engineering sciences as Principal Investigator or Co-Applicant. Principal Investigators must be based in the UK, however, equitable international collaboration is strongly expected to be detailed in any application. They particularly encourage collaboration with institutions and partners in the Global South and expect to see applications demonstrate fully how researchers from the Global South will be involved as equal partners in the research proposed.  The project must be ODA compliant. They must be 21 months in duration. Awards of up to £300,000 are available (at 100% FEC). The funder’s deadline is  22 May 2019. More information can be found on the BA website.

 

For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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7. AHRC:  Cultural Heritage, Migration and Indian Diasporas - Research Networking call

The AHRC and Indian Council for Historical Research (ICHR) are pleased to announce a joint call for Research Networking projects addressing the theme of ‘Cultural Heritage, Migration and Indian Diasporas’. The aim of this call is to allow researchers in the UK and India to build interdisciplinary networks and partnerships. Proposals must address one of the following five themes: Indian diasporas and cultural markets, Digital technology as a bridge, Cultural Heritage Transformations, Identities and Migration and Cultural Heritage Institutions as gateways to diasporic cultures. Funding of between £30,000-£45,000 per project for UK applicants is available on a full economic cost (fEC) basis with AHRC meeting 80% of the fEC.  Matched resources are available from ICHR for Indian applicants. Awards should have a duration of up to 9 months and will be expected to start between 1st November 2019 and 1st Febuary 2020. It is expected that 4-5 awards will be made under this call. The funder’s application deadline is  6 June 2019.  More information can be found on the AHR website.

For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

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8. BA: Wolfson Fellowships

 

These Fellowships are addressed to early-career researchers who show exceptional talent in both research and public engagement. They provide them with release-time from administration and teaching duties, along with funding for public engagement and travel. The grant maximum is £130,000 across three years. Awards can be used flexibly: at least £90,000 for time buy out, and up to £40,000 for research and travel expenses and dissemination of findings. Applicants will be expected to already have a permanent post at a UK university or other research institution. The funder’s application deadline is 15 May 2019. More information can be found on the BA website.

 

For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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9. Internal Funding Opportunity: GCRF QR

 

Applications are invited to the University’s GCRF QR internal funding call for the academic year 2019-20 for activities running from 1st August 2019 (Round 1) until 31st July 2020. A wide range of initiatives compliant with the Official Development Assistance (ODA) guidelines to promote the economic development and welfare of ODA eligible countries will be supported.

 

A Round 2 is expected for September 2019 with a deadline on October for activities running from January 2020 until 31st July 2020.

 

Priority will be given to:

•             Activities that cannot be funded from other sources or grants elsewhere.

•             Early-stage group leaders and applicants wanting to start doing ODA research.

 

Up to £80 000 per year is available under this call. For information on how to apply and details on the three funding schemes under this call see the scheme website.  If you have questions, contact the GCRF team at GCRFTeam@admin.cam.ac.uk.

 

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10. BA Small Grants

 

The British Academy Small Research Grants scheme is now open. This funding is available to facilitate initial project planning and development; to support the direct costs of research; and to enable the advancement of research through workshops or conferences, or visits by or to partner scholars. The project must have an identifiable research outcome. The maximum funding amount is £10,000 for up to 24 months, for direct expenses only. The funder’s deadline is 5 June 2019. More information can be found on the BA website.

 

For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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11. Gerda Henkel Foundation Funding Programmes – Democracy and Lost Cities

 

The Gerda Henkel Foundation has announced calls for two of its funding programmes: Democracy and Lost Cities

 

Lost Cities is designed to be interdisciplinary and facilitate projects featuring varied dimensions to the examination of abandoned cities; the programme aims to ‘describe the tangible cultures of interpretation, knowledge and perception within … different contexts.’ There is further detail on the Foundation’s web page (https://www.gerda-henkel-stiftung.de/lostcities).

 

Democracy as Utopia, Experience and Threat has a focus on the history of confrontation concerning the basic principles of social order and on the clash between demands for justice and the preservation of the status quo. Projects investigating democracy as utopia, investigating the experience of democracy or the threats deployed by ruling elites are welcomed.

 

For both programmes, projects from groups of researchers (i.e. two or more) are invited, who must already hold doctorates. Funding can be used to cover ‘research scholarships’ or PhD scholarships. For each group of researchers, a maximum of three scholarships can be applied for, together with funds for travel and materials. Other researchers, not funded by the Foundation, may be involved in the project. Projects may last up to 36 months (project stipends can be extended by up to 12 months if the holder becomes a parent during the period covered by the stipend).

 

There is no fixed maximum value for this funding, but the Foundation does specify the rates it will pay for scholarships (https://www.gerda-henkel-stiftung.de/payment?page_id=98118).

 

The deadline for both programmes is 19th June.

 

For more information or to discuss making an application, contact Dr Matt Hann (matt.hann@admin.cam.ac.uk)

 

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12. Nahrein Network research grant awards

 

The AHRC and the Nahrein Network, supported by UNESCO Iraq, invite proposals for their research grant awards. These support collaborative, interdisciplinary research on themes that encourage the sustainable development of history, humanities and heritage in Iraq, Lebanon and Turkey. Two types of funding are offered:

 

  • Small grants of up to £30,000 (FEC) for projects led by Iraqi researchers, or collaborations between Iraqi and UK researchers.
  • Large grants of up to £100,000 (FEC) for collaborations between Iraqi, Lebanese or Turkish and UK researchers.

 

Projects may last up to 18 months. Applications for small grants must be led by an Iraqi, Lebanese or Turkish researcher and do not need UK collaborators. Applications for large grants must be made jointly by researchers in the UK and Iraq who each fulfil these eligibility criteria. Large grants may also involve researchers from other countries. The application deadline is 15th May. You can find more information on the program website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk)

 

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13. Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowships

 

The Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowshps call is now open. These Fellowships are appropriate for well-established, distinguished researchers in the humanities and social sciences who wish to complete a piece of original research. The Fellowships fund the salary costs (normally starting at the most junior point of the lecturer scale at the institution concerned) of an individual to undertake the normal duties of the applicant for the duration of the Fellowship. The duration of a Fellowship is for two or three years. The funders deadline is 2nd May 2019.  More information can be found on the funder’s website. For support with the application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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14. Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professorships

 

These awards allow UK institutions to invite an eminent researcher from overseas to enhance the skills and knowledge of the academic staff and/or students. A Visiting Professorship may last for between 3 and 12 months, and tenures of 6 months or more can be spread over 2 or more visits. Applications are invited for a minimum of £10,000 and a maximum of £150,000. The deadline for applications is 9th May 2019.  More information can be found on the funder’s website.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk

 

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15. Open Research Area (ORA) for the Social Sciences

 

The ESRC – together with the Agence nationale de la Recherche (ANR) in France, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) in Germany, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) – has published a pre-call announcement for the 2019 Open Research Area (ORA) for the Social Sciences call. Proposals will be accepted for research projects in any area of the social sciences and must involve researchers from any combination of three or more participating countries. The proposed research should be integrated across the participating countries, and expected to make an original and significant contribution to scientific knowledge. This year’s call will follow a two-stage procedure in assessment, but both the outline and the full proposal are to be submitted at the same time

 

Full details will be made available in April, with the closing date expected to fall in July. Applications for this year’s ORA call are to be made via Je-S.

 

For more information or to discuss making an application, contact Dr Matt Hann (matt.hann@admin.cam.ac.uk)

 

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16. ERC Advanced Grant information session – call for expressions of interest

 

ERC Advanced Grants provide up to €2.5 million of funding over five years for researchers with significant track records of research to undertake a ground-breaking, high-risk project in any discipline.

 

Although the political process around Brexit has yet to be fully resolved, it is possible that researchers at Cambridge may be able to apply for ERC Advanced Grants this summer (the deadline is 29 August).

 

If there is sufficient interest in the ERC Advanced Grants scheme, then an information session will take place, probably in late May. If you would be interested in finding out more about ERC Advanced Grants, please complete the (very short!) online form or email Matt Hann (matt.hann@admin.cam.ac.uk). 

 

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Please forward this information to researchers within your Faculty or Department.

 

Please do contact us if you have any questions (details below).

 

If you would like to receive the AHSS Research and Impact Bulletin directly, you can subscribe via our website.

 

 

AHSS Bulletin 10 May 2019

AHSS Research and Impact Facilitation Bulletin
10 May 2019

 

Please circulate to researchers in your Faculties/Departments. You can find more information and previous bulletins on the new AHSS Research Website.

 

If you’re working on an application for research funding and would like feedback on a draft, please do contact one of the School’s Research Facilitators – Anna Cieslik (anna.cieslik@admin.cam.ac.uk) or Matt Hann (matt.hann@admin.cam.ac.uk).

 

Contents:

FUNDING
1. AHRC: Landscape Decisions: Towards a new framework for using land assets – Research Networking and Follow-on Funding: NEW

2. GCRF Rethinking the off-grid city: NEW

3. ESRC-Alan Turing Institute Joint Fellowship Scheme: NEW

4. UKRI-JST Joint Call on Artificial Intelligence and Society: NEW

5. Marie Skodowska-Curie Fellowships

6. AHRC Advisory Board  

7. Approaches to Understanding and Measuring Wellbeing  

8. BA: Early Childhood Education

9. BA: Heritage, dignity and violence

10. BA: Urban Infrastructures of Well-Being

11. AHRC:  Cultural Heritage, Migration and Indian Diasporas - Research Networking call

12. BA Small Grants

13. Gerda Henkel Foundation Funding Programmes

14. Open Research Area (ORA) for the Social Sciences

 

TRAINING AND EVENTS

15. PI Impact Workshop, Tuesday 28 May

16. Impact: Measurement & Evaluation Workshop, Thursday 06 June

17. EnterpriseTECH Opportunity for PhD Candidates and Postdocs

 

1. AHRC: Landscape Decisions: Towards a new framework for using land assets – Research Networking and Follow-on Funding: NEW

 

Research Networking Scheme: This highlight notice within AHRC’s Research Networking Scheme invites applications which seek to develop dialogue, collaborations and/or partnerships to inform decision-making about landscape, land-use and land assets. Research Networks are expected to explore and develop the important and distinctive contributions that arts and humanities research can make to cross- disciplinary, collaborative research. Awards under the highlight notice can be for up to £45,000 (fEC to which the Research Councils will contribute 80% fEC) and up to 2 years duration, starting between 1 November 2019 and 1 January 2020. The funder’s deadline is 6:00 BST, Thursday 11 July 2019.

 

Follow-on Funding Scheme: This highlight notice in AHRC’s Follow-on Funding Scheme for Impact and Engagement is intended to encourage the development of proposals which will enhance the impact of arts and humanities research (including inter-disciplinary projects with a substantial arts and humanities component) funded by the UK Research Councils on decision-making related to landscape, land use and land assets. Applications are invited which seek to explore new pathways to impact and to engage new audiences with the arts and humanities / interdisciplinary research conducted. Awards under this highlight notice can be for up to £100,000 (fEC to which the Research Councils will contribute 80% fEC) and up to 1 year in duration, starting between 1 November 2019 and 1 January 2020. The funder’s deadline is 6:00 BST, Thursday 11 July 2019.

 

More information on both calls can be found on the AHRC website

For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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2. GCRF Rethinking the off-grid city: NEW

 

The UKRI are inviting proposals for a new Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) research grants call which is focussed on the human-infrastructure interactions of the world’s most marginalised urban residents. The aim of this call is to support the next generation of cutting-edge inter-disciplinary research with a view towards creating practical policy and programming alternatives, engineering solutions and/or social innovations. Funding is available for proposals from £500,000 to £2 million (100% fEC), for grants of up to 36 months in duration. All proposals will have to comply with Official Development Assistance (ODA) guidelines. An Intention to Submit should be completed  by 30 May 2019. The Funder’s deadline is 16:00 UK time on 24 July 2019. More information can be found on the ESRC website.

 

For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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3. ESRC-Alan Turing Institute Joint Fellowship Scheme: NEW

 

The ESRC and The Alan Turing Institute  have announced a third round of the Joint Fellowship Scheme. This third joint call focuses on the following two themes:

  • Public policy and government innovation
  • Urban analytics

The aim of the call is to drive forward the development and application of cutting-edge data science to study major societal challenges. Proposals are welcome from mid-career and senior social scientists.  £500,000 is available for each Fellowship at 100% full economic cost (fEC) of which ESRC will pay 80%. The maximum duration of the Fellowship is 36 months. A minimum of 20% time commitment will be required from the Fellow. To support the Fellow a Post-Doctoral Researcher can be requested. Proposals need to be submitted to the ESRC no later than 16:00 on 6th June 2019. More information can be found on the ESRC website.

 

For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk)

 

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4. UKRI-JST Joint Call on Artificial Intelligence and Society: NEW

 

The ESRC, AHRC and the Research Institute of Science and Technology for Society (RISTEX) of Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), have announced a joint call for proposals exploring the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies on society and the economy. The call aims to promote interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research and to position the social sciences, arts and humanities as an integral part of the process for developing and exploring AI systems, and ensuring that those systems provide the greatest benefit to people and societies The call invites collaborative projects between Japan and UK researchers. A proposal should have a lead partner from each country. UK applicants may request between £360,000-£500,000 (funded at 80% fEC) per project. Japanese applicants may request up to ¥30m per project. The project may last up to 36 months. The deadline to submit to UKRI is 16:00 UK time on 17 July 2019. The deadline to submit to JST-RISTEX is 12:00 noon Japan time on 17 July 2019. The projects should start in January 2020. More information can be found on the ESRC website.

 

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5. Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowships

 

The 2019 call for Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (European and Global) is now open, with a deadline of 11 September. MSCA Fellowships are open to all researchers, regardless of discipline; there are no restrictions in terms of years since PhD. MSCA Fellowships are open to researchers regardless of whether their current position is permanent.

 

The key requirement is mobility: European Fellowships require the Fellow to undertake the Fellowship in a European country in which they have not normally been resident in the three years prior to the application deadline; Global Fellowships require the Fellow to undertake 12-24 months of the Fellowship in a non-EU country before returning to an EU country for 12 months.

 

More information, including a brief guidance document, is available on the AHSS website.

 

For more information, contact Dr Matt Hann (matt.hann@admin.cam.ac.uk).

 

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6. AHRC Advisory Board

 

The AHRC is seeking Expressions of Interest to join its Advisory Board in September 2019. The role of the AHRC Advisory Board is to advise AHRC Council and Executive on the development and implementation of research and innovation strategy, including  by engaging with the UK arts and humanities academic community and acting as a channel of communication between it and the AHRC Council and Executive. Applications are welcome from individuals at any career stage with an appropriate range of expertise and professional experience in research and innovation, including in higher education, industry and commerce, and policy and/or civil society. Expressions of Interest should be submitted by 20 May. The form can be found on the AHRC website.

 

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7. Approaches to Understanding and Measuring Wellbeing

 

The ESRC and AHRC, in partnership with the What Works Centre for Wellbeing (WWCW) are inviting research proposals on understanding and measuring wellbeing. Proposals should involve a diverse range of perspectives and disciplines from across the social sciences and the arts and humanities. Applicants can apply for up to £550,000 (funded at 80% fEC) for up to three years. ONE project will be funded under this call. The successful research team will become part of the WWCW, which will entail the coordinating ‘Hub’ of WWCW becoming non-academic partners on the project. The funder’s deadline is 20 June 2019. More information can be found here.

For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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8. BA: Early Childhood Education

 

The British Academy is inviting applications for research projects that aim to provide critical knowledge to inform policy-making in the education and broader learning domain, while recognising the necessary interplay of education with health, nutrition, gender equality and other disciplines and sectors. The Early Childhood Education Programme will only fund projects which are ODA-eligible. Projects must be 21 months in duration, with a maximum value of £300,000 (at 100% FEC). The funder’s deadline is 22 May 2019. More information can be found on the BA website.

 

For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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9. BA: Heritage, dignity and violence

 

The British Academy is inviting applications for research projects on sustainable peace and the prevention of violence, broadly understood. The applications must address the themes of heritage, dignity and violence. This Programme will only fund projects that are ODA eligible. Equitable international collaboration is strongly expected to be detailed in any application. They particularly encourage collaboration with institutions and partners in the Global South and expect to see applications demonstrate fully how researchers from the Global South will be involved as equal partners in the research proposed. Projects must be 21 months in duration, with a maximum value of £300,000 (at 100% FEC). The funder’s deadline is 22 May 2019.  More information can be found on the BA website.

 

For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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10. BA: Urban Infrastructures of Well-Being

 

The British Academy is inviting research proposals that explore how formal and informal infrastructures interact to affect the well-being of people in cities across the Global South. Each project must include at least one researcher from the social sciences or the humanities and at least one researcher from the engineering sciences as Principal Investigator or Co-Applicant. Principal Investigators must be based in the UK, however, equitable international collaboration is strongly expected to be detailed in any application. They particularly encourage collaboration with institutions and partners in the Global South and expect to see applications demonstrate fully how researchers from the Global South will be involved as equal partners in the research proposed.  The project must be ODA compliant. They must be 21 months in duration. Awards of up to £300,000 are available (at 100% FEC). The funder’s deadline is  22 May 2019. More information can be found on the BA website.

 

For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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11. AHRC:  Cultural Heritage, Migration and Indian Diasporas - Research Networking call

 

The AHRC and Indian Council for Historical Research (ICHR) are pleased to announce a joint call for Research Networking projects addressing the theme of ‘Cultural Heritage, Migration and Indian Diasporas’. The aim of this call is to allow researchers in the UK and India to build interdisciplinary networks and partnerships. Proposals must address one of the following five themes: Indian diasporas and cultural markets, Digital technology as a bridge, Cultural Heritage Transformations, Identities and Migration and Cultural Heritage Institutions as gateways to diasporic cultures. Funding of between £30,000-£45,000 per project for UK applicants is available on a full economic cost (fEC) basis with AHRC meeting 80% of the fEC.  Matched resources are available from ICHR for Indian applicants. Awards should have a duration of up to 9 months and will be expected to start between 1st November 2019 and 1st Febuary 2020. It is expected that 4-5 awards will be made under this call. The funder’s application deadline is  6 June 2019.  More information can be found on the AHR website.

For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

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12. BA Small Grants

 

The BA /Leverhulme Small Research Grants call is now open. These grants are available to support primary research in the humanities and social sciences. These awards, up to £10,000 in value and tenable for up to 24 months, are provided to cover the cost of the expenses arising from a defined research project. Funding provided through the Small Research Grants scheme cannot be used to cover the cost of replacement teaching or payment in lieu of salary. The £10,000 are available to the award-holder only for direct research expenses. Applications require the approval of the applicant's employing institution, but are not limited to those of any particular status (e.g. Lecturer, Professor etc).  The funder’s application deadline is 5th June 2019 (5pm UK time). For more information see the BA website.

 

For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

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13. Gerda Henkel Foundation Funding Programmes – Democracy and Lost Cities

 

The Gerda Henkel Foundation has announced calls for two of its funding programmes: Democracy and Lost Cities

 

Lost Cities is designed to be interdisciplinary and facilitate projects featuring varied dimensions to the examination of abandoned cities; the programme aims to ‘describe the tangible cultures of interpretation, knowledge and perception within … different contexts.’ There is further detail on the Foundation’s web page (https://www.gerda-henkel-stiftung.de/lostcities).

 

Democracy as Utopia, Experience and Threat has a focus on the history of confrontation concerning the basic principles of social order and on the clash between demands for justice and the preservation of the status quo. Projects investigating democracy as utopia, investigating the experience of democracy or the threats deployed by ruling elites are welcomed.

 

For both programmes, projects from groups of researchers (i.e. two or more) are invited, who must already hold doctorates. Funding can be used to cover ‘research scholarships’ or PhD scholarships. For each group of researchers, a maximum of three scholarships can be applied for, together with funds for travel and materials. Other researchers, not funded by the Foundation, may be involved in the project. Projects may last up to 36 months (project stipends can be extended by up to 12 months if the holder becomes a parent during the period covered by the stipend).

 

There is no fixed maximum value for this funding, but the Foundation does specify the rates it will pay for scholarships (https://www.gerda-henkel-stiftung.de/payment?page_id=98118).

 

The deadline for both programmes is 19th June.

 

For more information or to discuss making an application, contact Dr Matt Hann (matt.hann@admin.cam.ac.uk)

 

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14. Open Research Area (ORA) for the Social Sciences

 

The ESRC – together with the Agence nationale de la Recherche (ANR) in France, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) in Germany, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) – has published a pre-call announcement for the 2019 Open Research Area (ORA) for the Social Sciences call. Proposals will be accepted for research projects in any area of the social sciences and must involve researchers from any combination of three or more participating countries. The proposed research should be integrated across the participating countries, and expected to make an original and significant contribution to scientific knowledge. This year’s call will follow a two-stage procedure in assessment, but both the outline and the full proposal are to be submitted at the same time

 

Full details will be made available in May, with the closing date expected to fall in July. Applications for this year’s ORA call are to be made via Je-S.

 

For more information or to discuss making an application, contact Dr Matt Hann (matt.hann@admin.cam.ac.uk)

 

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15. PI Impact Workshop, Tuesday 28 May

 

This session will provide current and prospective Principal Investigators in the arts and humanities with an overview of best practices and recent developments in the impact landscape. The primary focus will be on the pre-award space and how to prepare the impact components of AHRC and ESRC funding applications but the Impact Facilitator will also provide guidance on how to design engaging impact activities and strategies for implementing and evaluating those plans, once funding has been secured. There will also be an opportunity to review and discuss documents created as part of recently funded impact projects.

 

Full details and registration here

 

For further information or to discuss a bespoke training session for your Faculty/Department, please contact the Impact Facilitator, Julianne Pigott

 

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16. Impact: Measurement & Evaluation Workshop, Thursday 06 June

 

Designed to serve the needs of researchers currently planning or engaged in the preliminary stages of an impact project, the content may also be useful to PIs and teams approaching completion. Attendees will be introduced not only to digital tools for tracking social media reach but provided with best-practice guidance on securing and recording qualitative feedback, including testimonials. There will be an opportunity at the end of the workshop for researchers to put their project-specific questions to the Impact Facilitator.

 

Full details and registration here

 

For further information or to discuss scheduling a project specific meeting, please contact the Impact Facilitator, Julianne Pigott

 

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17. EnterpriseTECH Opportunity for PhD Candidates and Postdocs

 

EnterpriseTECH is an extra-curricular programme that focusses on developing entrepreneurship skills in our PhD and postdoc research community at the University of Cambridge. It is run twice a year at Cambridge Judge Business School and arts, humanities and social science researchers are eligible to participate. With a lecture and workshop series as well as a team project, EnterpriseTECH explores the research/start-up interface. Working in a team, the main task is to investigate an assigned project in terms of its market potential. Our teams are purposefully crafted to create a strong mix of people from a wide range of academic disciplines.

With guidance from a business supervisor, teams produce a commercial feasibility report, a video infomercial and learn how to pitch in front of a large audience.

By the end of the programme, students can discuss the fundamentals of innovation development, entrepreneurship and technology commercialisation and apply the theories of entrepreneurship to practice including appraising an idea in terms of the context, challenges, and business knowledge.

Applications for the September programme, which will run from Wednesday 04 September to Wednesday 11 December, are due by 07 June 2019. The EnterpriseTECH team can provide information on some funding options available to support prospective participants.

For more information see the attached leaflet. To apply, see: www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/enterprisetech  

 

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Please forward this information to researchers within your Faculty or Department.

 

Please do contact us if you have any questions (details below).

 

If you would like to receive the AHSS Research and Impact Bulletin directly, you can subscribe via our website.

AHSS Bulletin 4 July 2019

AHSS Research and Impact Facilitation Bulletin
4 July 2019

 

Please circulate to researchers in your Faculties/Departments. You can find more information and previous bulletins on the new AHSS Research Website.

 

If you’re working on an application for research funding and would like feedback on a draft, please do contact the School’s Research Facilitator – Anna Cieslik (anna.cieslik@admin.cam.ac.uk) .

 

Contents:

FUNDING
1.  Antislavery knowledge network –GCRF network plus

2. AHRC Research Networking Scheme: 2019 Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Highlight Notice: NEW

3. Canada-UK Artificial Intelligence Initiative: NEW

4. Newton Fund Researchers Links Workshops: Brazil, China, Jordan, Philippines: NEW

5. Newton Fund Institutional Links: Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Indonesia, Mexico, Philippines, Thailand, Turkey: NEW

6. Research environment links grants: Turkey and Vietnam: NEW

7. Open Research Area (ORA)

8. ERC Standard Grants

9. Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowships

10. AHRC -DfID

11. ESRC IAA Social Science Impact Fund: NEW

 

 

TRAINING AND EVENTS

12. Understanding the ESRC and AHRC grant application process

13. Social Venture Weekend, Judge Business School, 19 to 21 July 2019

 

 

 

1. Antislavery knowledge network –GCRF network plus

The AHRC GCRF Network+ project ‘The Antislavery Knowledge Network: Community-Led Strategies for Creative and Heritage-Based Interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa’ invites applicants to submit bids which will address how slavery is a core development challenge in sub-Saharan Africa via innovative approaches from the arts and humanities to deliver community-engaged antislavery work. Grants of £5,000-30,000 are available. At least 50% of costs must be allocated to the African countries involved. Applications can include pilot projects, exploratory and innovation studies, data exploration, fieldwork and support for projects led by early career researchers (with mentoring where appropriate); conferences, performances, workshops and seminars; and fellowships, exchanges and placements. All grants must have someone based in Africa either as Main Applicant or as a Co-Applicant. Awards must be between 6 and 12 months in duration and must begin 1 October 2019. The funder’s deadline is 31 July. More information can be found on the funder’s website.

 

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2. AHRC Research Networking Scheme: 2019 Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Highlight Notice

This highlight notice will develop research networks that build sustained international boundary crossing collaborations and equitable partnerships with Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs). Working across disciplines, these networks will enhance the contribution that arts and humanities research makes to international development and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In particular, projects will be expected to address one (or both) of the following:

  • development challenges, contexts and areas that are under-represented in the current AHRC portfolio

  • issues of gender, equalities, diversity and inclusion in international development.

Up to fEC £60,000 in total (£30,000 (fEC) plus additional £30,000 supplementary funding to enhance international activities/collaborations/participation in relation to LMICs) is available per project.  A maximum duration of the project is 24 month. Projects must start at the latest on 15 January 2020. PIs must be employed by a recognised UK Higher Education Institution or Independent Research Organisation. The funder’s deadline is 24 September 2019, 16:00. For more details see the funder’s website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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3. Canada-UK Artificial Intelligence Initiative

 

This is an interdisciplinary joint call aimed at building competitive, resilient and healthy economies and societies through responsible AI. The call encourages the exploration of new interdisciplinary research methodologies, approaches and tools that cuts across at least two of the following research domains:

social sciences and humanities;

  • health and biomedical sciences;  
  • natural sciences and engineering (including computational and/or mathematical sciences).

The maximum amount for the Canadian component of the project is C$520,000. The maximum funding amount for the UK component is £625,000.  Canada and the UK will support up to approximately 10 collaborative teams. Each grant will require a Principal Investigator (PI) based in Canada and a PI based in the UK.  The applicants must submit a compulsory short Intention to Submit (ItS) by 23:00 British Summer Time (BST) and 18:00 Eastern on 19 August 2019. The deadline for submitting proposals is 12 September 2019. For more information see the funder’s website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

 

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4. Newton Fund Researchers Links Workshops

 

This call funds workshops that bring together researchers from the UK and one of the following countries: Brazil, China, Jordan, Philippines to tackle global challenges. The workshops are supposed to support research areas relevant to the economic development and welfare of partner countries. Each workshop will be co-ordinated by two Leading or Established Researchers (one from each country) , and will focus either on a specific research area or on an interdisciplinary theme. Proposals in any discipline/multidisciplinary area will be accepted (including the natural sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities). For specific priority areas, see the call website. It is expected that most workshops will take place in the partner country, (i.e. outside of the UK) unless indicated otherwise. The level of grant funding available from the Newton Fund depends on the country: please see the website. The funder’s deadline is 9 August.

 

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5. Newton Fund Institutional Links: Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Indonesia, Mexico, Philippines, Thailand, Turkey

 

Grants under the Newton Fund Institutional Links programme allow partners to collaborate internationally, and gain access to new research environments, facilities, knowledge, and expertise, in order to enhance the quality of their research and enable them to translate research and innovation into economic and societal benefit. The grants are intended to support areas relevant to the economic development and social welfare of partner countries. For areas of priority see the call website. The partner countries involved in this call are: Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Indonesia, Mexico, Philippines, Thailand and Turkey. Each proposal must have one Principal Applicant from the UK and one Principal Applicant from the partner country. The grants can cover costs which support research and innovation collaboration, including: human resources costs; travel costs associated with exchange of researchers, students and staff from partners and other organisations; the costs of organising meetings, seminars and training; and other activities to establish and strengthen collaborative links. Grants can also include a limited contribution to other research related costs . The funder’s deadline is 9 August 2019.

 

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6. Newton Fund Research Environment Links: Turkey and Vietnam

REL grants are designed to provide financial support for capacity building & collaboration activities to develop and sustain long term relationships proposed by applicant institutions in the UK and the partner countries. The proposed activities are designed by the Lead Applicant in the partner country, with the support of a UK partner organisation.  REL can be funded in any discipline or cross-discipline, as long as these respond to country needs.  REL grants in Turkey will provide a maximum of £40,000, and in Vietnam a maximum of £150,000, and will support projects for a duration of 12 months. This grant will fund up to 50% of the total costs of the project activities. The remaining 50% of funding will come from the applicants’ own resources, either as an in-kind contribution, such as staff time allocated for the project or a financial commitment of their institution. Each proposal must have both one Lead Applicant from either Turkey or Vietnam; and one partner from the UK. The funder’s application deadline is  12 August 2019. For more information see the website.

 

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7. Open Research Area (ORA)

 

The 2019 ORA call is now open. ORA is a collaborative scheme based on an agreement between the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR; France), the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG; Germany), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC; UK) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC; Canada). The scheme will provide funding for integrated projects by researchers coming from at least three of the four subscribing countries – in any combination of three or more countries. Projects may be between two and three years in duration, with a funding limit of up to £600k at 100% fEC. The deadline is 4pm UK time on 11 September 2019.

Further information and call documents can be found on the ESRC’s ORA web pages. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

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8. ERC Advanced Grants

 

The call for applications for ERC Advanced Grants is now open. To apply, researchers require a significant track record of research achievements over the last 10 years. ERC Advanced Grants are open across all disciplines. Funding of up to €2.5 million per project for projects of up to five years is available. The deadline is 29 August 2019.

More information is available on the AHSS Research website and on the ERC website. Please speak to Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk) if you are planning to submit an application.

 

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9. Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowships

 

The 2019 call for Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (European and Global) is now open, with a deadline of 11 September. MSCA Fellowships are open to all researchers, regardless of discipline; there are no restrictions in terms of years since PhD. MSCA Fellowships are open to researchers regardless of whether their current position is permanent.

 

The key requirement is mobility: European Fellowships require the Fellow to undertake the Fellowship in a European country in which they have not normally been resident in the three years prior to the application deadline; Global Fellowships require the Fellow to undertake 12-24 months of the Fellowship in a non-EU country before returning to an EU country for 12 months.

 

More information, including a brief guidance document, is available on the AHSS website.

 

For more information, contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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10. AHRC-DfID:

 

The AHRC and the Department for International Development (DFID) have established a new Collaborative Humanitarian Research Programme to help tackle the protection of people in areas of war and conflict. Research approaches for this funding call must be multi-disciplinary and include collaboration with non-academic practitioner organisations. Research consortia must also involve partners based in official development assistance eligible countries as defined by OECD DAC. There are six key research themes identified for this call: Impact of violations of international humanitarian law, Impact of protection programming, Impact of restraint, Impact of local protection mechanisms, Impact of recognition on protection and Impact of targeting, and proposals must address one of more of these key themes. The funder’s deadline is 16:00 (UK time) on 5 September 2019. For more information see the call website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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11. ESRC IAA Social Science Impact Fund

ESRC IAA Social Science Impact Fund is now open for applications. It aims to support the use of research and expertise through the development of relationships with non-academic stakeholders, beneficiaries, and partners.  For more information and the application form see the scheme’s website. For advice and support in preparing an application, or for guidance on impact or knowledge-exchange activities more generally, please contact Dr Tina Basi, ESRC IAA Social Science Impact Facilitator, on jktb2@cam.ac.uk. The deadline is by 5PM, Monday 30 September 2019.

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12. Understanding the AHRC/ESRC grant application process

 

Wednesday, 17th July, 2pm-4pm, 17 Mill Lane, seminar room B, 1st floor

 

This session will explore the following topics: 

 

  • Overview of funding landscape under UKRI, including funding priorities
  • Institutional processes involved in submitting an application (budgeting, approvals, ROO submission)
  • Using the online application portal (je-s)
  • Writing different sections of the application: format, style, content
  • Peer review and assessment process
  • Developing impact activities and writing Pathways to Impact documents

 

This session is addressed to scholars at any career stage interested in submitting an application to ESRC or AHRC, under any scheme. Please register under this link, as places are limited. Contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk) for more information.  

 

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13. Social Venture Weekend, Judge Business School, 19 to 21 July 2019

 

Researchers exploring social venture models for generating impact may be interested in this introductory course on offer at the Judge Business School, later this month. The workshop provides an introduction to the social venture sector and a valuable opportunity to focus intensely on your own business ideas. In an inclusive, supportive and friendly atmosphere, participants will have the opportunity to share and test ideas with others and learn from the experience of successful social entrepreneurs.

Further information and registration here.

 

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Please forward this information to researchers within your Faculty or Department.

 

Please do contact us if you have any questions (details below).

 

If you would like to receive the AHSS Research and Impact Bulletin directly, you can subscribe via our website.

AHSS Bulletin 5 August 2019

AHSS Research and Impact Facilitation Bulletin
05 August 2019

 

Please circulate to researchers in your Faculties/Departments. You can find more information and previous bulletins on the new AHSS Research Website.

 

If you’re working on an application for research funding and would like feedback on a draft, please do contact the School’s Research Facilitator – Anna Cieslik (anna.cieslik@admin.cam.ac.uk) .

 

Contents:

FUNDING

  1. BA Knowledge Frontiers: NEW
  2. GCRF Challenge Clusters: NEW
  3. AHRC Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Urgency Grants pilot: NEW
  4. Productivity Institute: Expressions of Interests invited: NEW
  5. Health and Social Challenges for Ageing in the UK and China: NEW
  6. AHRC Research Networking Scheme: 2019 Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Highlight Notice
  7. Canada-UK Artificial Intelligence Initiative
  8. Open Research Area (ORA)
  9. ERC Advanced Grants
  10. Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowships
  11. DAAD, University of Cambridge Research Hub for German Studies: Fifth Application Round
  12. AHRC-DfID

 

IMPACT/EVENTS

 

  1. ESRC IAA Social Science Impact Fund
  2. ESRC IAA Social Science Discretionary Fund
  3. ESRC IAA Impact Resources
  4. AHRC New Generation Thinker: NEW
  5. Public Engagement Starter Fund 2019
  6. Vice-Chancellor’s Research Impact and Engagement Awards 2019: NEW
  7. Festival of Ideas, ‘The Ideas Spectrum’ for LGBT+ researchers: NEW
  8. AHRC  GCRF Follow-on Funding for Impact and Engagement, Highlight Notice: NEW

 

 

 

1. BA Knowledge Frontiers: NEW

 

The British Academy is inviting proposals from UK-based researchers in the humanities and social sciences wishing to develop international interdisciplinary projects in collaboration with colleagues from the natural, engineering and/or medical sciences, with a focus on hazard and risk, cultures of forecasting, and the meaning of resilience. The lead applicant must be a researcher from the humanities or social sciences, and be based at an eligible UK university or research institute.  Projects must involve at least one co-applicant from the natural, engineering and/or medical sciences. Applications may include co-applicants and other participants from overseas. Awards of 24 months in duration and up to £200,000 are available. Projects must begin on 1 April 2020. The deadline for submissions and UK institutional approval is 23 October 2019 at 17.00 (UK time). For more information, see the call website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

 

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2. GCRF Challenge Clusters: NEW

 

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), are pleased to invite applications for GCRF Challenge Clusters. Challenge Clusters should bring together current and/or former GCRF projects, along with associated partners from non-government organisations, industry, charity, civil society and other policy makers who have agreed to collaborate together to accelerate impact against a specific global challenge. This is a two-stage call which will provide seed funding for around 20 initial projects over an initial 12 months of up to £150k each. The first stage projects will be evaluated and in the second stage £1m - £2m funding will be made available for 6 to 8 projects over the subsequent three years. Call closes: 24 September 2019 (1600 BST). There is no restriction on the number of the applications that can be submitted to this call,  however the Research Strategy Office are requesting basic information about the projects to assess interest levels, scope, and leadership/collaboration roles. Therefore, if you would like to apply on this call please contact them (researchstrategy@admin.cam.ac.uk) for an internal form and submit it by 10 September 2019. More information about this scheme can be found on the call website.  For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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3. AHRC Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Urgency Grants pilot: NEW

 

The AHRC has launched this scheme to provide an accelerated funding outlet for urgent research priorities. Projects must be fully compliant with the requirements of Official Development Assistance (ODA) . In addition, applications must demonstrate the case for urgency, explaining why the research needs to be done within specified time constraints that cannot be supported through other funding routes. Applications for full economic costs up to £150,000 for a period of up to 12 months may be submitted at any time during the period of the pilot scheme. Applicants interested in applying should first submit an expression of interest to the AHRC at the earliest opportunity following the emergence of the urgency need or context. If the expression of interest is considered to fall within the scope of the scheme, applicants will then be invited to submit a full application through Je-S for consideration through an accelerated peer review process. This Pilot Scheme will close to new expressions of interest at 1600 hours on 31 October 2020. For more information see the scheme website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

 

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4. Productivity institute: expressions of interests invited: NEW

As part of the ESRC’s Transforming Productivity Research priority, expressions of interest are being invited from researchers at eligible research organisations to develop bids for a productivity institute. The focus of the institute will be to understand and address UK productivity challenges through a portfolio of research, innovation and co-ordination activities. A single five year award is being considered. Please send an email expressing your interest in developing a bid for a productivity institute to: productivity@esrc.ukri.org, by the closing date of 10 September 2019 (4pm). The details you provide in your EOI will be used by the ESRC Office members involved in the productivity priority (only) and will not be used for any assessment purposes. Failure to submit an expression of interest at this stage will not preclude eligible research organisations from submitting an application at a later stage. For more information see the call website.

 

 

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5. Health and Social Challenges for Ageing in the UK and China: NEW

 

This call is funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) in collaboration with the National Natural Sciences Foundation China (NSFC). It invites high quality proposals between researchers in the UK and China which aim to enhance the evidence base on understanding and addressing health and social challenges facing ageing societies through interdisciplinary collaborations. A minimum of £625,000 and maximum of £1 million at 100% full economic cost (fEC) is available per proposal, of which UKRI will contribute 80% fEC. Up to 2.5M RMB is available per proposal from NSFC for Chinese applicants. Projects must be no more than 36 months in duration and will commence from May 2020. All applicants are expected to complete an Intention to Submit form by 18 September 2019. The deadline for submitting proposals is 17 October 2019. For more information see the call website.  For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

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6. AHRC Research Networking Scheme: 2019 Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Highlight Notice

This highlight notice will develop research networks that build sustained international boundary crossing collaborations and equitable partnerships with Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs). Working across disciplines, these networks will enhance the contribution that arts and humanities research makes to international development and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In particular, projects will be expected to address one (or both) of the following:

  • development challenges, contexts and areas that are under-represented in the current AHRC portfolio

  • issues of gender, equalities, diversity and inclusion in international development.

Up to fEC £60,000 in total (£30,000 (fEC) plus additional £30,000 supplementary funding to enhance international activities/collaborations/participation in relation to LMICs) is available per project.  A maximum duration of the project is 24 month. Projects must start at the latest on 15 January 2020. PIs must be employed by a recognised UK Higher Education Institution or Independent Research Organisation. The funder’s deadline is 24 September 2019, 16:00. For more details see the funder’s website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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7. Canada-UK Artificial Intelligence Initiative

 

This is an interdisciplinary joint call aimed at building competitive, resilient and healthy economies and societies through responsible AI. The call encourages the exploration of new interdisciplinary research methodologies, approaches and tools that cuts across at least two of the following research domains:

social sciences and humanities;

  • health and biomedical sciences;  
  • natural sciences and engineering (including computational and/or mathematical sciences).

The maximum amount for the Canadian component of the project is C$520,000. The maximum funding amount for the UK component is £625,000.  Canada and the UK will support up to approximately 10 collaborative teams. Each grant will require a Principal Investigator (PI) based in Canada and a PI based in the UK.  The applicants must submit a compulsory short Intention to Submit (ItS) by 23:00 British Summer Time (BST) and 18:00 Eastern on 19 August 2019. The deadline for submitting proposals is 12 September 2019. For more information see the funder’s website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

 

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8. Open Research Area (ORA)

 

The 2019 ORA call is now open. ORA is a collaborative scheme based on an agreement between the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR; France), the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG; Germany), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC; UK) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC; Canada). The scheme will provide funding for integrated projects by researchers coming from at least three of the four subscribing countries – in any combination of three or more countries. Projects may be between two and three years in duration, with a funding limit of up to £600k at 100% fEC. The deadline is 4pm UK time on 11 September 2019.

Further information and call documents can be found on the ESRC’s ORA web pages. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

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9. ERC Advanced Grants

 

The call for applications for ERC Advanced Grants is now open. To apply, researchers require a significant track record of research achievements over the last 10 years. ERC Advanced Grants are open across all disciplines. Funding of up to €2.5 million per project for projects of up to five years is available. The deadline is 29 August 2019.

More information is available on the AHSS Research website and on the ERC website. Please speak to Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk) if you are planning to submit an application.

 

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10. Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowships

 

The 2019 call for Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (European and Global) is now open, with a deadline of 11 September. MSCA Fellowships are open to all researchers, regardless of discipline; there are no restrictions in terms of years since PhD. MSCA Fellowships are open to researchers regardless of whether their current position is permanent.

 

The key requirement is mobility: European Fellowships require the Fellow to undertake the Fellowship in a European country in which they have not normally been resident in the three years prior to the application deadline; Global Fellowships require the Fellow to undertake 12-24 months of the Fellowship in a non-EU country before returning to an EU country for 12 months.

 

More information, including a brief guidance document, is available on the AHSS website.

 

For more information, contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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11. DAAD, University of Cambridge Research Hub for German Studies: Fifth Application Round: NEW

The Directors and Management Committee of the DAAD-University of Cambridge Research Hub for German Studies are delighted to announce their fifth funding Call for activities in the calendar year 2020, in three guaranteed ring-fenced areas. The Hub seeks to draw upon and support the activities of all Cambridge scholars working on German-related and comparative themes from any period and from across all subjects in the Arts, Humanities and the Social Sciences. All Cambridge staff on research contracts (including senior research associates, CTOs and JRFs) and graduate students registered for a Cambridge PhD, but not visiting or other affiliated researchers, are eligible. Language Teaching Officers may also apply at the discretion of the Hub Directors and Management Committee. Grant recipients should be on a Cambridge contract or be a registered PhD student at the time the funded activity takes place. The three categories of funding are: workshop and seed funding for 2020 up to £5,500, Graduate Reading/Seminar Groups up to £2,000 and visits to Cambridge by German scholars. The scheme closing date is 12 September 2019.

Full details available here.

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12. AHRC-DfID

 

The AHRC and the Department for International Development (DFID) have established a new Collaborative Humanitarian Research Programme to help tackle the protection of people in areas of war and conflict. Research approaches for this funding call must be multi-disciplinary and include collaboration with non-academic practitioner organisations. Research consortia must also involve partners based in official development assistance eligible countries as defined by OECD DAC. There are six key research themes identified for this call: Impact of violations of international humanitarian law, Impact of protection programming, Impact of restraint, Impact of local protection mechanisms, Impact of recognition on protection and Impact of targeting, and proposals must address one of more of these key themes. The funder’s deadline is 16:00 (UK time) on 5 September 2019. For more information see the call website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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13. ESRC IAA Social Science Impact Fund

ESRC IAA Social Science Impact Fund is now open for applications. It aims to support the use of research and expertise through the development of relationships with non-academic stakeholders, beneficiaries, and partners.  For more information and the application form see the scheme’s website. For advice and support in preparing an application, or for guidance on impact or knowledge-exchange activities more generally, please contact Dr Tina Basi, ESRC IAA Social Science Impact Facilitator, on jktb2@cam.ac.uk. The deadline is by 5PM, Monday 30 September 2019.

 

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14. ESRC IAA Social Science Discretionary Fund

 

This fund is available to fund timely, tactical opportunities in short time scales, which require a quick turnaround for funding. This could include, but is not limited to, activities such as select committee attendance, workshop organisation, or the creation of short-term impact projects. Funding is also available for initial meetings with non-academic partners that can demonstrate a potential to lead to further impact. Awards will typically not exceed £2k and will cover 100% Directly Incurred Costs only.

 

Applications to this scheme are accepted on a rolling basis, through the dedicated application system. Full details and a link to online application here

 

For further information or to discuss your proposal, please contact the Social Science Impact Facilitator, Dr Tina Basi

 

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15. ESRC IAA Impact Resources

ESRC IAA is pleased to present new resources for our internal ESRC funded research community. A series of “Impact through Engagement” films has been commissioned to showcase how researchers in social science and economics engage non-academic external audiences and groups in order to build partnerships and maximise impact from their research. The ESRC IAA team has also prepared a set of Impact Fund case studies, presenting successful Impact Fund stories and learnings from the ESRC IAA 2014-2019 funded projects.

Impact through Engagement films here

ESRC IAA Impact Fund case studies here

For more information, please visit ESRC IAA webpage here

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16. AHRC New Generation Thinkers 2020: NEW

The 2020 round of the AHRC’s New Generation Thinkers, in association with BBC Radio 3 opened on Tuesday 16 July. Each year, up to 60 successful applicants have a chance to develop their media skills, including programme-making ideas with experienced BBC producers at a series of dedicated workshops. Of these up to 10 will become New Generation Thinkers and benefit from a series of unique opportunities such as media and public engagement training with the AHRC and developing their own programmes for BBC Radio 3 including a chance to regularly appear on air. There will also be the possibility of working with BBC TV, putting on events for the Being Human Festival and the chance to become a regular blogger. Applications should demonstrate an engaging and stimulating programme but also demonstrate an ability to talk about other subject areas in an accessible and refreshing manner, with awareness of the wider listening audience. Current PhD students, postdocs within eight years of their PhD and researchers within six years of their first academic appointment are eligible to apply. The closing date is 08 October 2019.

Full details, guidance and terms and conditions are available here.

 

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17. Public Engagement Starter Fund 2019

The Public Engagement Starter Fund is an exciting opportunity for University of Cambridge researchers to apply for small grants to undertake innovative public engagement with research activities. Applications for the 2019 Public Engagement Starter Fund grants, of up to £1,500, can be submitted until 20 September 2019. The fund supports novel projects based on contemporary research at the University of Cambridge. Proposed projects can take a variety of formats, provided a clear rationale is given regarding the appropriateness of the method of engagement adopted, and how the necessary resources and expertise will be secured.

 

Full details and a link to an application here

 

For further information on the Public Engagement Starter Grant 2019 or to discuss your application, please contact publicengagement@admin.cam.ac.uk 

 

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18. Vice-Chancellor’s Research Impact and Engagement Awards 2019: NEW

The Vice-Chancellor's Awards scheme was established in 2016 to recognize and celebrate excellence in research impact and public engagement with research. For 2019, the Awards are re-launching as a single set of awards for Research Impact and Engagement. They will recognise outstanding achievement, innovation and creativity in engagement and impact plans which have the potential to create significant economic, social and cultural impact from and engagement with and for research.

Applications or nominations can be made until the 13 September 2019 across 5 categories (Early Career Researcher, Established Researcher, Collaboration, Professional Services, and Academic Impact and Engagement Champion). Winners will be awarded a £1,000 grant to be used for the development and delivery of engagement/impact activity or relevant training.

Full details and a link to applications here

Researchers in the arts and humanities considering submitting applications or nominations should contact the Arts and Humanities Impact Facilitator, Julianne Pigott, julianne.pigott@admin.cam.ac.uk  in advance of submission for support.

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19. Festival of Ideas, ‘The Ideas Spectrum’ for LGBT+ researchers

The Ideas Spectrum will run as part of the University’s Festival of Ideas in October, a public event celebrating our LGBT+ researchers. Last year’s event was a huge success, with fascinating talks and a packed audience –the coordinators are hoping to repeat this success again.

The format is a series of short presentations (15-20 min) where academics talk about their own research and their experiences of being LGBT+ in academia. It’s intended to be a relaxed and fun event, and will take place at the University Centre Wine Bar on the evening of Weds 16 October.

The organisers are looking for a diverse line up, both in terms of subject matter and representing our different LGBT+ communities. Your subject matter does not have to be LGBT+ related – you just need to be passionate about it and enjoy talking about it. We’re after all ages, from PhD students through to professors.

Please contact Craig Brierley, craig.brierley@admin.cam.ac.uk for further information.

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20. AHRC GCRF Follow-on Funding for Impact and Engagement, Highlight Notice: NEW

Funded under the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), this highlight notice seeks to encourage innovative proposals for enhancing inclusive engagement with, and impacts from, research funded by the AHRC in one or more countries which receive Official Development Assistance (ODA) and/or which will contribute more broadly to international development. Applications can be submitted under this highlight notice for knowledge exchange, public engagement/participation (in LMICs), public policy, pathways to impact, non-academic dissemination, innovation, practice-based and commercialisation activities that arise unforeseeably during the lifespan of, or following, an AHRC-funded project and which have the potential to contribute towards international development and the welfare of people in LMICs.

Up to fEC £100,000 is available per project.  A maximum duration of the project is 12 months. Projects must start at the latest on 15 January 2020. PIs must be employed by a recognised UK Higher Education Institution or Independent Research Organisation. The funder’s deadline is 18 September 2019, 16:00. For more details see the funder’s website.

 

For support with your application contact the Arts and Humanities Impact Facilitator, Julianne Pigott: julianne.pigott@admin.cam.ac.uk

 

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Please forward this information to researchers within your Faculty or Department.

 

Please do contact us if you have any questions (details below).

 

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AHSS Bulletin 18 September

AHSS Research and Impact Facilitation Bulletin
18 September 2019

 

Please circulate to researchers in your Faculties/Departments. You can find more information and previous bulletins on the new AHSS Research Website.

 

If you’re working on an application for research funding and would like feedback on a draft, please do contact the School’s Research Facilitator – Anna Cieslik (anna.cieslik@admin.cam.ac.uk) .

 

Contents:

FUNDING

  1. ERC Starting Grants
  2. AHRC-ESRC-FCO Knowledge Exchange Fellowship Scheme: NEW
  3. British Academy: Education and Learning in Crises: NEW
  4. BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants: NEW
  5. NERC: UK climate resilience: NEW
  6. GCRF Digital Innovation for Development in Africa: NEW
  7. ERC Synergy Grants
  8. BA Knowledge Frontiers
  9. Health and Social Challenges for Ageing in the UK and China
  10. AHRC Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Urgency Grants pilot

 

IMPACT/EVENTS

 

  1. ESRC IAA Social Science Impact Fund
  2. ESRC IAA Social Science Discretionary Fund
  3. Arts and Humanities Impact Fund, OPEN CALL – NEW
  4. AHRC New Generation Thinkers

 

 

 

1. ERC Starting Grants

 

The call for ERC Starting Grants is currently open. The Starting Grants fund research in any discipline. The PI does not need to be employed by the University at the point of application. They need to be between 2 and 7 years post PhD and be able to demonstrate a promising track record of early achievements.  Up to € 1.5M is available per proposal for a period of 5 years. The ERC application deadline is 16th October 2019. For more information or to discuss your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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2. AHRC-ESRC-FCO Knowledge Exchange Fellowship Scheme: NEW

The AHRC and the ESRC together with the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) are inviting applications for the third intake of the AHRC-ESRC-FCO Knowledge Exchange (KE) Fellowships scheme. This scheme provides the opportunity for Fellows to be seconded into the FCO to work alongside, advise and influence policymakers. The partners envisage supporting between 2–4 Fellows to work within the FCO between 0.6 to 0.8 FTE for 24 months. The scheme will cover the salary costs of the Fellow (at 80% fEC), indirect costs, and travel and subsistence costs related to attending the FCO offices in London. Applications from eligible arts and humanities researchers, including historians, languages and area studies are strongly encouraged, alongside applications from social scientists. The funder’s application deadline is 31st October 2019. For more information or to discuss your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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3. British Academy: Education and Learning in Crises: NEW

 

The British Academy is inviting proposals from researchers in the humanities and social sciences wishing to develop interdisciplinary projects with a focus on the challenges of education and learning in contexts of conflict and protracted crises. The Principal Investigator and any Co-Applicants must be of postdoctoral or above status, or have equivalent research experience, and hold an established role that will last at least the duration of the grant. All projects must be ODA-eligible. Projects must be 21 months in duration, with a maximum value of £360,000 (and will be offered on a 100% full economic cost basis). All projects must begin on 20 March 2020. The funder’s deadline is 4th December 2019. More information can be found on the British Academy website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

 

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4. The BA / Leverhulme Small Research Grants: NEW

The BA / Leverhulme Small Research Grants are available to support primary research in the humanities and social sciences. These awards, up to £10,000 in value and tenable for up to 24 months, are provided to cover the cost of the expenses arising from a defined research project. Applications require the approval of the applicant's employing institution, but are not limited to those of any particular status (e.g. Lecturer, Professor etc). Application may be made by independent scholars. The funding cannot be used to cover the cost of replacement teaching or payment in lieu of salary. The funder’s deadline is 6th November 2019.

 

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5. NERC: UK climate resilience: NEW

UKRI is inviting proposals to their second funding opportunity through the UK Climate Resilience programme, funded through the Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF). The programme aims to draw together fragmented climate research and expertise to deliver robust, multi- and inter-disciplinary research into climate risks and adaptation solutions. Up to £3.5 million is available across two topics, up to 28 months in duration:

 

  • Topic A:  Enhanced Climate Change Risk Assessment capability: Up to one interdisciplinary proposal will be funded in this topic area up to the value of £2m (at 80% FEC)
  • Topic B: Governing Adaptation: A maximum of two projects will be funded, each up to the value of £750,000 (at 80% FEC)

The funder’s deadline is 5th December 2019. More information can be found on the NERC website.

The UK Climate Resilience programme will be holding an open town hall meeting on 3 October 2019 in London

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6. GCRF Digital Innovation for Development in Africa: NEW

 

This two stage GCRF call focuses on the impact and application of digital technologies for development in Africa. Stage one focusses on building Networks that bring together academics, industry, NGOs, policymakers and practitioners from Africa with UK partners. This call will support seed funding for Networks working within the following thematic areas:

 

  • Digital Rights 
  • Smart Communities
  • Digital Health 

 

At stage one of the call UKRI expects to make 15-20 awards of between £100,000 - £150,000 over 12 months to seed fund Networks. At stage two, Networks awarded in stage one will be invited to bid into a second call in 2020 with up to £19M available across six to eight projects over 3 years. The projects must be ODA compliant. The funder’s application deadline is

12th November 2019. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk). More information is available on the call website.

 

 

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7. Synergy Grants

The call for ERC Synergy Grants is now open. The grants are addressed to a group of two to maximum four Principal Investigators working together and bringing different skills and resources to tackle ambitious research problems. The ERC's grants operate on a 'bottom-up' basis without predetermined priorities. In the case of the ERC Synergy Grants, applications must demonstrate that the proposed research cannot be carried out by a single PI working alone.  Synergy Grants can be up to a maximum of € 10 million for a period of 6 years. The funder’s deadline is 5th  November 2019. For more information see the call website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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8. BA Knowledge Frontiers

 

The British Academy is inviting proposals from UK-based researchers in the humanities and social sciences wishing to develop international interdisciplinary projects in collaboration with colleagues from the natural, engineering and/or medical sciences, with a focus on hazard and risk, cultures of forecasting, and the meaning of resilience. The lead applicant must be a researcher from the humanities or social sciences, and be based at an eligible UK university or research institute.  Projects must involve at least one co-applicant from the natural, engineering and/or medical sciences. Applications may include co-applicants and other participants from overseas. Awards of 24 months in duration and up to £200,000 are available. Projects must begin on 1 April 2020. The deadline for submissions and UK institutional approval is 23 October 2019 at 17.00 (UK time). For more information, see the call website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

 

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9.  Health and Social Challenges for Ageing in the UK and China

 

This call is funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) in collaboration with the National Natural Sciences Foundation China (NSFC). It invites high quality proposals between researchers in the UK and China which aim to enhance the evidence base on understanding and addressing health and social challenges facing ageing societies through interdisciplinary collaborations. A minimum of £625,000 and maximum of £1 million at 100% full economic cost (fEC) is available per proposal, of which UKRI will contribute 80% fEC. Up to 2.5M RMB is available per proposal from NSFC for Chinese applicants. Projects must be no more than 36 months in duration and will commence from May 2020. All applicants are expected to complete an Intention to Submit form by 18 September 2019 (not compulsory). The deadline for submitting proposals is 17 October 2019. For more information see the call website.  For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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10. AHRC Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Urgency Grants pilot

 

The AHRC has launched this scheme to provide an accelerated funding outlet for urgent research priorities. Projects must be fully compliant with the requirements of Official Development Assistance (ODA) . In addition, applications must demonstrate the case for urgency, explaining why the research needs to be done within specified time constraints that cannot be supported through other funding routes. Applications for full economic costs up to £150,000 for a period of up to 12 months may be submitted at any time during the period of the pilot scheme. Applicants interested in applying should first submit an expression of interest to the AHRC at the earliest opportunity following the emergence of the urgency need or context. If the expression of interest is considered to fall within the scope of the scheme, applicants will then be invited to submit a full application through Je-S for consideration through an accelerated peer review process. This Pilot Scheme will close to new expressions of interest at 1600 hours on 31 October 2020. For more information see the scheme website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

 

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11. ESRC IAA Social Science Impact Fund

ESRC IAA Social Science Impact Fund is now open for applications. It aims to support the use of research and expertise through the development of relationships with non-academic stakeholders, beneficiaries, and partners.  For more information and the application form see the scheme’s website. For advice and support in preparing an application, or for guidance on impact or knowledge-exchange activities more generally, please contact Dr Tina Basi, ESRC IAA Social Science Impact Facilitator, on jktb2@cam.ac.uk. The deadline is by 5PM, Monday 30 September 2019.

 

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12. ESRC IAA Social Science Discretionary Fund

 

This fund is available to fund timely, tactical opportunities in short time scales, which require a quick turnaround for funding. This could include, but is not limited to, activities such as select committee attendance, workshop organisation, or the creation of short-term impact projects. Funding is also available for initial meetings with non-academic partners that can demonstrate a potential to lead to further impact. Awards will typically not exceed £2k and will cover 100% Directly Incurred Costs only.

 

Applications to this scheme are accepted on a rolling basis, through the dedicated application system. Full details and a link to online application here

 

For further information or to discuss your proposal, please contact the Social Science Impact Facilitator, Dr Tina Basi

 

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13. Arts and Humanities Impact Fund – OPEN CALL

 

The first open call of the 2019-2020 academic year opens on Monday 23rd September with a closing date of Friday 22nd November.

 

Arts and Humanities Impact Fund awards will be made available to fund work which will significantly increase the probability of the ideas and findings generated by the research having an impact on the private, public and third sectors.

 

Completed applications (including digital approval from the relevant Head of Faculty/Department) should be submitted using the digital application form by 5pm on Friday 22 November 2019. Applications are invited from any researcher active within arts and humanities who holds a current contract of employment as a senior independent researcher – at the point of application – with the University.

 

Please see the following page for further information about the fund, eligibility criteria and the application process: https://www.ahssresearch.group.cam.ac.uk/impact/AH-Impact-Fund  

 

Please note that the current Impact Facilitator, Julianne Pigott, is leaving post and a new Facilitator will be appointed in due course. Applicants should contact AHImpact@admin.cam.ac.uk with any queries but this account will be monitored only intermittently and there may be a delay in responding.

 

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14. AHRC New Generation Thinkers 2020

The 2020 round of the AHRC’s New Generation Thinkers, in association with BBC Radio 3 opened on Tuesday 16 July. Each year, up to 60 successful applicants have a chance to develop their media skills, including programme-making ideas with experienced BBC producers at a series of dedicated workshops. Of these up to 10 will become New Generation Thinkers and benefit from a series of unique opportunities such as media and public engagement training with the AHRC and developing their own programmes for BBC Radio 3 including a chance to regularly appear on air. There will also be the possibility of working with BBC TV, putting on events for the Being Human Festival and the chance to become a regular blogger. Applications should demonstrate an engaging and stimulating programme but also demonstrate an ability to talk about other subject areas in an accessible and refreshing manner, with awareness of the wider listening audience. Current PhD students, postdocs within eight years of their PhD and researchers within six years of their first academic appointment are eligible to apply. The closing date is 08 October 2019.

Full details, guidance and terms and conditions are available here.

 

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Please forward this information to researchers within your Faculty or Department.

 

Please do contact us if you have any questions (details below).

 

If you would like to receive the AHSS Research and Impact Bulletin directly, you can subscribe via our website.

 

AHSS Bulletin 15 October 2019

AHSS Research and Impact Facilitation Bulletin
15 October 2019

 

Please circulate to researchers in your Faculties/Departments. You can find more information and previous bulletins on the AHSS Research Website.

 

If you’re working on an application for research funding and would like feedback on a draft, please do contact the School’s Research Facilitator – Anna Cieslik (anna.cieslik@admin.cam.ac.uk) .

 

Contents:

THEMATIC CALLS

  1. ESRC Productivity Institute: NEW
  2. UKRI Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Centres: NEW
  3. AHRC GCRF Cultures, Behaviours and Histories of Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition: NEW
  4. NordForsk: Digitalisation of the Public Sector: NEW
  5. British Academy: Education and Learning in Crises
  6. British Academy: Youth Futures
  7. NERC: UK climate resilience
  8. GCRF Digital Innovation for Development in Africa
  9. Pre-call Announcement: ISCF Digital Security By Design Social Science Hub+
  10. Pre-call Announcement: ESRC and HF Centre on Adult Social Care

 

RECURRENT CALLS

 

  1. BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants
  2. Leverhulme Research Fellowships
  3. BA APEX Awards
  4. BA Global Professorships
  5. AHRC Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Urgency Grants pilot

 

IMPACT/EVENTS

  1. ESRC IAA Social Science Discretionary Fund
  2. Arts and Humanities Impact Fund: OPEN

 

 

 

1. ESRC Productivity Institute: NEW

 

The UKRI will invest up to £32.4 million (at 100% fEC) over five years in a world-class Productivity Institute. The Institute will bring together world-leading experts from a range of disciplines and backgrounds and will work directly with relevant stakeholders to improve regional, sectoral and firm-level productivity in the UK. Outline proposals are invited from research teams which should set out initial plans for meeting the ESRC’s objectives for this investment. Funder’s deadline for outline proposals is 13 November. More information can be found on the Funder’s website.

 

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2. UKRI Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Centres: NEW

Up to £22.5m (at 80% fEC) is available for up to five Centres, each conducting interdisciplinary research that accelerates understanding to enable circularity of a resource flow (materials, material systems, products and / or services). This call is restricted and coordinated according to the University’s restricted calls policy. Expressions of interest are due at the Research Strategy Office by 25th October  (researchstrategy@admin.cam.ac.uk). The Funder’s deadline for Intention to Submit is 19 November. A deadline for outline proposals is 5 December. For more information see the call website. For more information or to discuss your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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3. AHRC GCRF Cultures, Behaviours and Histories of Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition: NEW

 

The AHRC has announced a funding call to support interdisciplinary, international research partnerships which seek to explore the intersection of culture, behaviours, history, and society with all stages of the food systems chain in Lower and Middle Income Countries. Proposals should build contextually grounded understanding of food systems, bringing together expertise across disciplines. This call is  contributing to the GCRF Food Systems Challenge Portfolio. The activity should catalyse the creation of sustainable, balanced, equitable relationships and partnerships between UK based research organisations and researchers with those in developing countries. All proposals must be ODA eligible. Funding of up to £3million is available to support Partnership Awards between 12 and 24 months in duration. Applications for Partnership Awards can be made with total costs up to, and including, £200,000 fEC. The funder’s deadline is 9 January 2020. More information can be found on the call website. For more information or to discuss your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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4. NordForsk: Digitalisation of the Public Sector

 

NordForsk has issued a call for proposals for Digitalisation of the Public Sector. Projects must consist of participants from at least three co-funding countries (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, United Kingdom, Latvia or Estonia), of which at least two must be Nordic co-funding countries. The aim of the call is to combine knowledge-based, digital innovation efforts with research on the related effects and/or impact on society and end-users, based on factors that enable and drive digital transformation of public sector: technologies; organisational practices; and/or regulatory frameworks. The maximum amount of funding available per project is EUR 1 million. Projects are expected to run for maximum three years. The UK component of any project will be funded by the ESRC. Therefore,  it is essential that the UK component is substantially social science led. Costs of up to GBP 400 000 (at 100% fEC) may be applied for under the UK component of the project budget. The ESRC will pay 80% of fEC. The funder’s application deadline is 16 January 2020. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

 

5. British Academy: Education and Learning in Crises

 

The British Academy is inviting proposals from researchers in the humanities and social sciences wishing to develop interdisciplinary projects with a focus on the challenges of education and learning in contexts of conflict and protracted crises. The Principal Investigator and any Co-Applicants must be of postdoctoral or above status, or have equivalent research experience, and hold an established role that will last at least the duration of the grant. All projects must be ODA-eligible. Projects must be 21 months in duration, with a maximum value of £360,000 (and will be offered on a 100% full economic cost basis). All projects must begin on 20 March 2020. The funder’s deadline is 4th December 2019. More information can be found on the British Academy website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

 

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6. British Academy: Youth Futures

 

This programme aims to support research which demonstrates an interdisciplinary approach in the humanities and social sciences related to one or more of the three sub-themes: Creativity, Categories, Livelihood and Work. This programme will only fund projects which are ODA-eligible. The Principal Investigator and any Co-Applicants must be of postdoctoral or above status, or have equivalent research experience, and hold an established role that will last at least the duration of the grant. Projects must be 21 months in duration, with a maximum value of £300,000 (100% FEC). All projects must begin on 20 March 2020. The funder’s deadline is 4 December 2019. More information can be found on the call website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

 

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7. NERC: UK climate resilience

UKRI is inviting proposals to their second funding opportunity through the UK Climate Resilience programme, funded through the Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF). The programme aims to draw together fragmented climate research and expertise to deliver robust, multi- and inter-disciplinary research into climate risks and adaptation solutions. Up to £3.5 million is available across two topics, up to 28 months in duration:

 

  • Topic A:  Enhanced Climate Change Risk Assessment capability: Up to one interdisciplinary proposal will be funded in this topic area up to the value of £2m (at 80% FEC)
  • Topic B: Governing Adaptation: A maximum of two projects will be funded, each up to the value of £750,000 (at 80% FEC)

The funder’s deadline is 5th December 2019. More information can be found on the NERC website.

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8. GCRF Digital Innovation for Development in Africa

 

This two stage GCRF call focuses on the impact and application of digital technologies for development in Africa. Stage one focusses on building Networks that bring together academics, industry, NGOs, policymakers and practitioners from Africa with UK partners. This call will support seed funding for Networks working within the following thematic areas:

 

  • Digital Rights 
  • Smart Communities
  • Digital Health 

 

At stage one of the call UKRI expects to make 15-20 awards of between £100,000 - £150,000 over 12 months to seed fund Networks. At stage two, Networks awarded in stage one will be invited to bid into a second call in 2020 with up to £19M available across six to eight projects over 3 years. The projects must be ODA compliant. The funder’s application deadline is

12th November 2019. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk). More information is available on the call website.

 

 

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9. Pre-call Announcement: ISCF Digital Security By Design Social Science Hub+

 

This call is expected to open this week and to close on 20th November.  The ESRC, on behalf of the UKRI ISCF are inviting applications from small teams to lead a social sciences-focused Hub+. The Hub+ is expected to develop a multidisciplinary network of academics and stakeholders, to investigate what it means to be secure and the commercial challenges of moving beyond the current security paradigms. It will have a devolved small project research budget to fund commercially-focused social science research on barriers to adoption. Funding of up to £3 million is available (80% FEC UKRI contribution for the main hub, and 100% FEC for the devolved research budget), to end by March 2024. More information can be found on the call website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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10. Pre-call Announcement: ESRC and HF Centre on Adult Social Care

The ESRC and the Health Foundation have announced a £15 million call to develop a unique Centre focused on Adult Social Care. The Centre will aim to increase the use of high quality research evidence to improve and support innovation within adult social care. Full call details are expected to be published by the end of October. Application deadline is expected in late November. The Centre will seek to improve the uptake of evidence-based interventions in commissioning and front line practice, and build capacity among staff working in adult social care to evaluate innovations and improvements. The Funders are running information events in November, as well as a webinar on 14 November at 13:00. More information can be found on the scheme website.

 

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11. BA / Leverhulme Small Research Grants

The BA / Leverhulme Small Research Grants are available to support primary research in the humanities and social sciences. These awards, up to £10,000 in value and tenable for up to 24 months, are provided to cover the cost of the expenses arising from a defined research project. Applications require the approval of the applicant's employing institution, but are not limited to those of any particular status (e.g. Lecturer, Professor etc). Application may be made by independent scholars. The funding cannot be used to cover the cost of replacement teaching or payment in lieu of salary. The funder’s deadline is 6th November 2019.

 

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12. Leverhulme Research Fellowships

 

The Leverhulme Research Fellowships are awarded to experienced researchers to complete a programme of original research. Only researchers in permanent positions are eligible to apply. The maximum value of a Fellowship is £55,000 over 24 months.. The awards provide research expenses over and above normal living costs and/or provide a contribution towards reasonable teaching replacement costs. The funder’s deadline is 7th November. More information can be found on the scheme website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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13. BA APEX Awards

 

These scheme offers an exciting opportunity to pursue interdisciplinary research. Awards of up to £100,000 can be held for up to 24 months. Applications must be within the remit of more than one of the Academies: The British Academy, Royal Academy of Engineering or the Royal Society.  Applicants will be expected to collaborate with a research partner (co-applicant) from a different discipline to their own.  The Funder’s deadline is 26 November 2019. All projects must commence between 1 September 2020 and 1 November 2020. For more information see the scheme’s website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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14. BA Global Professorships

The purpose of the Global Professorships is to enable world-class scholars in the social sciences or humanities to further their individual research goals while strengthening the UK research base and advancing the research goals and strategies of their UK host universities. Each award will provide funding for four years to an internationally-recognised researcher active in any field within the social sciences or the humanities, not currently working in the United Kingdom, to bring their research experience to the UK. Awards are for a period of four years and must be taken up between 1 August 2020 and 1 February 2021. This call is subject to the University’s restricted calls policy. An internal selection form needs to be submitted to Research Strategy Office by 18 November.  For more information contact researchstrategy@admin.cam.ac.uk.

 

15. AHRC Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Urgency Grants pilot

 

The AHRC has launched this scheme to provide an accelerated funding outlet for urgent research priorities. Projects must be fully compliant with the requirements of Official Development Assistance (ODA) . In addition, applications must demonstrate the case for urgency, explaining why the research needs to be done within specified time constraints that cannot be supported through other funding routes. Applications for full economic costs up to £150,000 for a period of up to 12 months may be submitted at any time during the period of the pilot scheme. Applicants interested in applying should first submit an expression of interest to the AHRC at the earliest opportunity following the emergence of the urgency need or context. If the expression of interest is considered to fall within the scope of the scheme, applicants will then be invited to submit a full application through Je-S for consideration through an accelerated peer review process. This Pilot Scheme will close to new expressions of interest at 1600 hours on 31 October 2020. For more information see the scheme website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

 

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16. ESRC IAA Social Science Discretionary Fund

 

This fund is available to fund timely, tactical opportunities in short time scales, which require a quick turnaround for funding. This could include, but is not limited to, activities such as select committee attendance, workshop organisation, or the creation of short-term impact projects. Funding is also available for initial meetings with non-academic partners that can demonstrate a potential to lead to further impact. Awards will typically not exceed £2k and will cover 100% Directly Incurred Costs only.

 

Applications to this scheme are accepted on a rolling basis, through the dedicated application system. Full details and a link to online application here

 

For further information or to discuss your proposal, please contact the Social Science Impact Facilitator, Dr Tina Basi

 

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17. Arts and Humanities Impact Fund

 

The first open call of the 2019-2020 academic year opened on Monday 23rd September with a closing date of Friday 22nd November.

 

Arts and Humanities Impact Fund awards will be made available to fund work which will significantly increase the probability of the ideas and findings generated by the research having an impact on the private, public and third sectors.

 

Completed applications (including digital approval from the relevant Head of Faculty/Department) should be submitted using the digital application form by 5pm on Friday 22 November 2019. Applications are invited from any researcher active within arts and humanities who holds a current contract of employment as a senior independent researcher – at the point of application – with the University.

 

Please see the following page for further information about the fund, eligibility criteria and the application process: https://www.ahssresearch.group.cam.ac.uk/impact/AH-Impact-Fund  

 

Please note that the current Impact Facilitator, Julianne Pigott, has left her post and a new Facilitator will be appointed in due course. Applicants should contact AHImpact@admin.cam.ac.uk with any queries but this account will be monitored only intermittently and there may be a delay in responding.

 

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Please forward this information to researchers within your Faculty or Department.

 

Please do contact us if you have any questions (details below).

 

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AHSS Bulletin 13 November 2019

AHSS Research and Impact Facilitation Bulletin
13 November 2019

 

Please circulate to researchers in your Faculties/Departments. You can find more information and previous bulletins on the AHSS Research Website.

 

If you’re working on an application for research funding and would like feedback on a draft, please do contact the School’s Research Facilitators – Anna Cieslik (anna.cieslik@admin.cam.ac.uk) or Elizabeth Penner (elizabeth.penner@admin.cam.ac.uk).

 

Contents:

THEMATIC CALLS

  1. H2020 Societal Challenge 6: Migration, Transformation, Governance: NEW
  2. SOLSTICE: JPI Climate Call: NEW
  3. Nuffield Foundation Strategic Fund: NEW
  4. British Council: Cultural Protection Fund: NEW
  5. ESRC: Governance after Brexit: NEW
  6. UKRI Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Centres
  7. AHRC GCRF Cultures, Behaviours and Histories of Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition
  8. NordForsk: Digitalisation of the Public Sector
  9. British Academy: Education and Learning in Crises
  10. British Academy: Youth Futures
  11. NERC: UK climate resilience

 

 

RECURRENT CALLS

 

  1. ERC Consolidator Grants
  2. Wellcome Trust Investigator Awards (outline)
  3. Wellcome Trust Collaborative Awards (outline)
  4. BA/Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowships
  5. Leverhulme Trust Emeritus Fellowships
  6. BA APEX Awards
  7. BA Global Professorships
  8. AHRC –DFG UK-German Call for proposals in the humanities (pre-call)

 

IMPACT/EVENTS

  1. Arts and Humanities Impact Fund: OPEN

 

 

 

1. H2020 Societal Challenge 6: Migration, Transformation, Governance: NEW

 

Horizon 2020’s Societal Challenge 6: Europe in a changing world - inclusive, innovative and reflective societies (SC6) offers relevant opportunities for consortium-based research projects in which the arts, humanities and social sciences can play a prominent or lead role.  Societal Challenge 6 presents calls under three focus areas for 2018-2020:

  • Migration
  • Socioeconomic and Cultural Transformations in the Context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution
  • Governance for the Future

Most SC6 remaining topics open on 05 November 2019 and have a deadline of 12 March 2020 (some are single stage, while others two stage). Typically, budgets of around €2-4 million can be applied for by projects made up of a minimum of three EU member States and/or Associated Countries (but requirements vary so do check details before proceeding).  Further details can be found here.  For support with your application contact Dr Elizabeth Penner (eap49@cam.ac.uk).

 

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2. SOLSTICE: JPI Climate Call: NEW

 

JPI Climate invites proposals for its SOLSTICE enabling societal transformation in the face of climate change call. This supports interdisciplinary research collaborations across social sciences and humanities aiming to address societal aspects of climate change by investigating key issues around mitigation, anticipation, adaptation and sustainability. The projects will generate and connect knowledge to inform the development of more ambitious and effective climate related policies. Different perspectives on climate related governance, including questions of leadership and the role of different actors should be integral to all projects. Projects should address the following topics:

  • social justice and participation;
  • sense making, cultural meaning and risk perceptions;
  • transformative finance and economy

Consortia consisting of applicants from at least three participating countries may apply. Consortia will appoint a coordinator who must be a researcher in the social sciences and humanities. Consortia may include researchers from non-participating countries, but they must secure their own funding. The budget is worth €6.9 million and each researcher will be funded by their own national organisation. The duration of the projects is up to 36 months. The deadline for applications is the 3rd of February 2020.  Further details can be found here.  For support with your application contact Dr Elizabeth Penner (eap49@cam.ac.uk).

 

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3. Nuffield Foundation Strategic Fund

 

The Nuffield Foundation has earmarked £15m to support a small number of projects between 2020 and 2022 (in the range of £1m to £3m). These projects should have the ambition to address the most significant themes and developments that will shape the UK public policy agenda and wider society over the next decade and beyond. They must be connected to one of the Foundation’s three core domains: Education, Welfare and Justice and adopt a broad multi-disciplinary approach. For details on the specific themes of interest under this call see the call for applications. The funder’s deadline for outline applications is 9 December 2019. For more information contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk ).  

 

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4. British Council: Cultural Protection Fund

 

The British Council’s Cultural Protection Fund, in partnership with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, invites applications for its small grants. These support the creation of sustainable opportunities for social and economic development through building capacity to foster, safeguard and promote cultural heritage in conflict-affected countries. Grants support efforts to keep cultural heritage sites and objects safe, as well as the recording, conservation and restoration of cultural heritage. This round focuses on creative solutions to protect heritage in the target countries of Libya, Syria and Yemen. Projects may include new activities that contribute to the council’s published outcomes or development work facilitating possible future work in these countries. Cultural heritage includes various things from the past that communities value and want to pass on to the future generations.  Grants are worth up to £100,000 each over six to nine months.  Expressions of interested must be received by 23 December 2019.  Further details can be found here.  For support with your application contact Dr Elizabeth Penner (eap49@cam.ac.uk).

 

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5. ESRC: Governance after Brexit

The ESRC invites outline proposals for the second phase of its Governance after Brexit programme. They are seeking proposals of between £300,000 and £750,000 at 100% Full

Economic Cost (fEC). The ESRC will fund 80% of the fEC. Proposals should have a start date of 1 November 2020 and a maximum duration of 36 months. The call has three priority areas:

  • The UK’s position in the world ‘after Brexit’
  • UK economy and society ‘after Brexit’
  • The constitution, politics and policy ‘after Brexit’

For more details on these areas see the call specification. The funder’s deadline for outline applications is 16:00 on 16 January 2020.

 

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6. UKRI Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Centres

Up to £22.5m (at 80% fEC) is available for up to five Centres, each conducting interdisciplinary research that accelerates understanding to enable circularity of a resource flow (materials, material systems, products and / or services). This call is restricted and coordinated according to the University’s restricted calls policy. Expressions of interest are due at the Research Strategy Office by 25th October 2019  (researchstrategy@admin.cam.ac.uk). The Funder’s deadline for Intention to Submit is 19 November 2019. A deadline for outline proposals is 5 December 2019. For more information see the call website. For more information or to discuss your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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7. AHRC GCRF Cultures, Behaviours and Histories of Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition

 

The AHRC has announced a funding call to support interdisciplinary, international research partnerships which seek to explore the intersection of culture, behaviours, history, and society with all stages of the food systems chain in Lower and Middle Income Countries. Proposals should build contextually grounded understanding of food systems, bringing together expertise across disciplines. This call is  contributing to the GCRF Food Systems Challenge Portfolio. The activity should catalyse the creation of sustainable, balanced, equitable relationships and partnerships between UK based research organisations and researchers with those in developing countries. All proposals must be ODA eligible. Funding of up to £3million is available to support Partnership Awards between 12 and 24 months in duration. Applications for Partnership Awards can be made with total costs up to, and including, £200,000 fEC. The funder’s deadline is 9 January 2020. More information can be found on the call website. For more information or to discuss your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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8. NordForsk: Digitalisation of the Public Sector

 

NordForsk has issued a call for proposals for Digitalisation of the Public Sector. Projects must consist of participants from at least three co-funding countries (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, United Kingdom, Latvia or Estonia), of which at least two must be Nordic co-funding countries. The aim of the call is to combine knowledge-based, digital innovation efforts with research on the related effects and/or impact on society and end-users, based on factors that enable and drive digital transformation of public sector: technologies; organisational practices; and/or regulatory frameworks. The maximum amount of funding available per project is EUR 1 million. Projects are expected to run for maximum three years. The UK component of any project will be funded by the ESRC. Therefore,  it is essential that the UK component is substantially social science led. Costs of up to GBP 400 000 (at 100% fEC) may be applied for under the UK component of the project budget. The ESRC will pay 80% of fEC. The funder’s application deadline is 16 January 2020. For support with your application contact Dr Elizabeth Penner (eap49@cam.ac.uk).

 

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9. British Academy: Education and Learning in Crises

 

The British Academy is inviting proposals from researchers in the humanities and social sciences wishing to develop interdisciplinary projects with a focus on the challenges of education and learning in contexts of conflict and protracted crises. The Principal Investigator and any Co-Applicants must be of postdoctoral or above status, or have equivalent research experience, and hold an established role that will last at least the duration of the grant. All projects must be ODA-eligible. Projects must be 21 months in duration, with a maximum value of £360,000 (and will be offered on a 100% full economic cost basis). All projects must begin on 20 March 2020. The funder’s deadline is 4 December 2019. More information can be found on the British Academy website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

 

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10. British Academy: Youth Futures

 

This programme aims to support research which demonstrates an interdisciplinary approach in the humanities and social sciences related to one or more of the three sub-themes: Creativity, Categories, Livelihood and Work. This programme will only fund projects which are ODA-eligible. The Principal Investigator and any Co-Applicants must be of postdoctoral or above status, or have equivalent research experience, and hold an established role that will last at least the duration of the grant. Projects must be 21 months in duration, with a maximum value of £300,000 (100% FEC). All projects must begin on 20 March 2020. The funder’s deadline is 4 December 2019. More information can be found on the call website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

 

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11. NERC: UK climate resilience

UKRI is inviting proposals to their second funding opportunity through the UK Climate Resilience programme, funded through the Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF). The programme aims to draw together fragmented climate research and expertise to deliver robust, multi- and inter-disciplinary research into climate risks and adaptation solutions. Up to £3.5 million is available across two topics, up to 28 months in duration:

 

  • Topic A:  Enhanced Climate Change Risk Assessment capability: Up to one interdisciplinary proposal will be funded in this topic area up to the value of £2m (at 80% FEC)
  • Topic B: Governing Adaptation: A maximum of two projects will be funded, each up to the value of £750,000 (at 80% FEC)

The funder’s deadline is 5 December 2019. More information can be found on the NERC website.

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12. ERC Consolidator Grants

 

The ERC COG grant supports individual researchers (7-12 years after PhD) that are consolidating their research team or programme and who can demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition and feasibility of their scientific proposal.  The focus is on the PI and on the individual team and the grant operates on a 'bottom-up' basis.  Applications can be made in any field of research with an emphasis on the frontiers of science, scholarship and engineering.  In particular, the ERC encourages proposals of a multi- or interdisciplinary nature which cross the boundaries between different fields of research, pioneering proposals addressing new and emerging fields of research or proposals introducing unconventional, innovative approaches and scientific inventions.

 

Consolidator Grants may be awarded up to € 2 million for a period of 5 years (pro rata for projects of shorter duration).  An ERC grant can cover up to 100% of the total eligible direct costs of the research plus a contribution of 25% of the total eligible costs towards indirect costs. The deadline for this scheme is 04 February 2020, full details of the scheme can be found here.  For support with your application contact Dr Elizabeth Penner (eap49@cam.ac.uk).

 

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13. Wellcome Trust Investigator Awards in Humanities and Social Science

 

Investigator Awards enable humanities and social science researchers with a compelling research vision to tackle the most significant questions in human health. The Awards range from £250,000 to £1 million for three to five years.  The applicant should have a permanent, open-ended or long-term rolling contract, or the guarantee of one. Their salary must be paid by your host organisation. The Award covers research expenses and 40% of teaching replacement. The deadline for submitting the preliminary application is 7 January 2020. More information can be found on the scheme website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc28@cam.ac.uk).

 

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14. Wellcome Trust Collaborative Awards in Humanities and Social Science

 

This scheme funds teams who are tackling major health-related questions in the humanities and social sciences that require a collaborative approach. The number of researchers in the team can range from two to six and should be appropriate to the proposed research.  The lead applicant must have a permanent, open-ended or long-term rolling contract, or the guarantee of one. Their salary must be paid by the host organisation. The other applicants in the team don't need permanent contracts. Those without permanent contracts can ask for salaries. A Collaborative Award is up to £1.5 million, for three to five years. It covers research expenses and 40% of teaching replacement. The funder’s deadline for submitting the preliminary application is 7 January 2020. See the funder’s website for details. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc28@cam.ac.uk).

 

 

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15. BA/Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowships

 

The BA/Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowships are intended to enable established scholars, needing relief from teaching and administration, to have the time to bring to completion a significant piece of research, through sustained period of leave for one year. They are intended primarily to provide opportunities for scholars who have already published works of intellectual distinction. The Fellowships only fund replacement teaching, i.e. salary costs of a replacement lecturer, who should normally be at an early career stage. No research costs are covered. Applicants who have applied to the British Academy’s Mid-Career Fellowship scheme this year are not permitted to apply to this scheme in this round. The application deadline is 27 November 2019. More information can be obtained through the BA website, or from the School Research Facilitator: Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

 

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16. Leverhulme Trust Emeritus Fellowships

 

These Fellowships support senior researchers who have retired or partially retired from an academic post to complete a research project and prepare the results for publication. They cover up to £24,000 in research expenses. There is no provision for a personal maintenance allowance or remuneration for the applicant under this scheme. Fellowships are tenable for between 3 and 24 months, and must commence between 1 August in the year the grant is awarded and 1 July the following year. The deadline to apply is 30 January 2020, 4pm. For more information contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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17. BA APEX Awards

 

These scheme offers an exciting opportunity to pursue interdisciplinary research. Awards of up to £100,000 can be held for up to 24 months. Applications must be within the remit of more than one of the Academies: The British Academy, Royal Academy of Engineering or the Royal Society.  Applicants will be expected to collaborate with a research partner (co-applicant) from a different discipline to their own.  The Funder’s deadline is 26 November 2019. All projects must commence between 1 September 2020 and 1 November 2020. For more information see the scheme’s website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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18. BA Global Professorships

The purpose of the Global Professorships is to enable world-class scholars in the social sciences or humanities to further their individual research goals while strengthening the UK research base and advancing the research goals and strategies of their UK host universities. Each award will provide funding for four years to an internationally-recognised researcher active in any field within the social sciences or the humanities, not currently working in the United Kingdom, to bring their research experience to the UK. Awards are for a period of four years and must be taken up between 1 August 2020 and 1 February 2021. This call is subject to the University’s restricted calls policy. An internal selection form needs to be submitted to Research Strategy Office by 18 November 2019.  For more information contact researchstrategy@admin.cam.ac.uk.

 

19. UK-German Call for proposals in the humanities (pre-call)

 

The Arts and Humanities Research Council and the German Research Foundation (DFG) invite proposals for their joint call in the humanities. This supports collaborative projects between arts and humanities researchers in the UK and humanities researchers in Germany. The aim is to strengthen cooperation between the two countries in the relevant fields and to contribute to the growth of a transnational collaborative research culture in the UK and Germany. Proposals may address any topic where there is significant potential to advance knowledge in the relevant fields through the collaborative research. Projects must consist of one UK and one German team. UK teams must be led by an arts and humanities researcher who falls within the remit of the AHRC and is based at an eligible research organisation. German teams must be led by a humanities, including law and linguistics, researcher eligible to apply to the DFG. Single-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary applications may be considered if the UK component falls within the remit of the AHRC and the German component within the remit of the DFG.

 

Awards last for up to three years. For the UK side, projects may cost up to £350,000, which the AHRC funds at 80% fEC. The deadline for applications is 26 February 2020.  Further details can be found here. For support with your application contact Dr Elizabeth Penner (eap49@cam.ac.uk).

 

 

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20. Arts and Humanities Impact Fund

 

The first open call of the 2019-2020 academic year opened on Monday 23rd September with a closing date of Friday 22nd November.

 

Arts and Humanities Impact Fund awards will be made available to fund work which will significantly increase the probability of the ideas and findings generated by the research having an impact on the private, public and third sectors.

 

Completed applications (including digital approval from the relevant Head of Faculty/Department) should be submitted using the digital application form by 5pm on Friday 22 November 2019. Applications are invited from any researcher active within arts and humanities who holds a current contract of employment as a senior independent researcher – at the point of application – with the University.

 

Please see the following page for further information about the fund, eligibility criteria and the application process: https://www.ahssresearch.group.cam.ac.uk/impact/AH-Impact-Fund  

 

Please note that the current Impact Facilitator, Julianne Pigott, has left her post and a new Facilitator will be appointed in due course. Applicants should contact AHImpact@admin.cam.ac.uk with any queries but this account will be monitored only intermittently and there may be a delay in responding.

 

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Please forward this information to researchers within your Faculty or Department.

 

Please do contact us if you have any questions (details below).

 

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With best wishes,

AHSS Bulletin 16 January 2020

AHSS Research and Impact Facilitation Bulletin
16 January 2020

 

Please circulate to researchers in your Faculties/Departments. You can find more information and previous bulletins on the AHSS Research Website.

 

If you’re working on an application for research funding and would like feedback on a draft, please do contact the School’s Research Facilitators – Anna Cieslik (anna.cieslik@admin.cam.ac.uk) or Elizabeth Penner (elizabeth.penner@admin.cam.ac.uk).

 

Contents:

THEMATIC CALLS

  1. AHRC: Living with Climate Uncertainty: NEW
  2. UKRI Landscape Decision Fellowships: NEW
  3. SOLSTICE: JPI Climate Call
  4. H2020 Societal Challenge 6: Migration, Transformation, Governance
  5. UK- Ireland Collaboration in the Digital Humanities Networking Call
  6. UK-German Call for Proposals in the Humanities, incl. Law and Linguistics 2019/2020: NEW
  7. UK-Turkey creative industries research networking awards: NEW
  8. Study on the health and well-being of music creators: NEW
  9. JPI Call for proposals on urban migration: NEW
  10. JPI Call for proposals on urban accessibility and connectivity: NEW

 

 

RECURRENT CALLS

 

  1. ISRF Mid-Career Fellowships: NEW
  2. Nuffield Foundation Research, Development and Analysis Fund: NEW
  3. Wellcome Trust International Exchange Programmes: NEW
  4. Wellcome Trust Research Development Awards: NEW
  5. ERC Consolidator Grants
  6. Leverhulme Trust Emeritus Fellowships
  7. AHRC –DFG UK-German Call for proposals in the humanities
  8. Fritz Thyssen: Grants in support of projects in the humanities, social science and biomedicine    

fields: NEW

  1. Fritz Thyssen: Conference Grants: NEW

 

IMPACT/EVENTS

  1. AHRC Follow on Funding for Impact and Engagement

 

 

 

1. AHRC- Living with Climate Uncertainty - UK Climate Resilience Programme

 

The UKRI is inviting proposals through the UK Climate Resilience programme, funded through the Strategic Priorities Fund.

 

Funding of up to £1 million is available to support research proposals of up to 24 months in duration. At least three proposals will be funded up to the value of £330,000 (at 80% FEC) each. Applications are anticipated to be led by arts and humanities colleagues but to include researchers from the natural, physical, engineering, health, and social sciences where appropriate. Each application must engage with at least one non-academic institution from the private, public, or third sector.

 

The funded projects will raise awareness of what it means to work with uncertainty to build climate resilience in the real world and deliver useful knowledge (narratives, learning histories, case studies, film and other material) to further inform practices and behaviours that build confidence in practical approaches to living with uncertainty and community and environmental resilience building.

 

The funder’s deadline is 27 February 2020. Projects should have a start date no later than 1 July 2020. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc28@cam.ac.uk). More information can be found on the call website.

 

 

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2. UKRI Landscape Decisions Fellowships

 

UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) invite proposals to this call on the Strategic Priorities Fund programme on 'Landscape Decisions: Towards a new framework for using land assets'.  The programme will address the challenge of delivering better, evidence-based decisions within UK landscapes through research collaboration with policy, business and land management partners to deliver an interdisciplinary decision-making framework to inform how land is used.  Total funds of up to £1m are available for this call, from which UKRI expect to fund at least 4-5 fellows, which can be either part or full time.  This call is open to researchers and practitioners from any discipline but they should have

strong expertise and interests in decision-making at the landscape level. Applicants can be at any career stage but are expected to have a PhD by the start date of the Fellowship or be able to demonstrate equivalent professional experience. All applicants must be employed by an eligible host organisation for the duration of

the fellowship. All fellowships must start by 1 October 2020 and last between 12 and 24 months. The funder’s deadline is 26 March 2020. For more information, see the call website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc28@cam.ac.uk).

 

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3. SOLSTICE: JPI Climate Call

 

JPI Climate invites proposals for its SOLSTICE enabling societal transformation in the face of climate change call. This supports interdisciplinary research collaborations across social sciences and humanities aiming to address societal aspects of climate change by investigating key issues around mitigation, anticipation, adaptation and sustainability. The projects will generate and connect knowledge to inform the development of more ambitious and effective climate related policies. Different perspectives on climate related governance, including questions of leadership and the role of different actors should be integral to all projects. Projects should address the following topics:

  • social justice and participation;
  • sense making, cultural meaning and risk perceptions;
  • transformative finance and economy

Consortia consisting of applicants from at least three participating countries may apply. Consortia will appoint a coordinator who must be a researcher in the social sciences and humanities. Consortia may include researchers from non-participating countries, but they must secure their own funding. The budget is worth €6.9 million and each researcher will be funded by their own national organisation. The duration of the projects is up to 36 months. The deadline for applications is the 3rd of February 2020.  Further details can be found here.  For support with your application contact Dr Elizabeth Penner (eap49@cam.ac.uk).

 

 

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4. H2020 Societal Challenge 6: Migration, Transformation, Governance

 

Horizon 2020’s Societal Challenge 6: Europe in a changing world - inclusive, innovative and reflective societies (SC6) offers relevant opportunities for consortium-based research projects in which the arts, humanities and social sciences can play a prominent or lead role.  Societal Challenge 6 presents calls under three focus areas for 2018-2020:

  • Migration
  • Socioeconomic and Cultural Transformations in the Context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution
  • Governance for the Future

Most SC6 remaining topics open on 05 November 2019 and have a deadline of 12 March 2020 (some are single stage, while others two stage). Typically, budgets of around €2-4 million can be applied for by projects made up of a minimum of three EU member States and/or Associated Countries (but requirements vary so do check details before proceeding).  Further details can be found here.  For support with your application contact Dr Elizabeth Penner (eap49@cam.ac.uk).

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5. UK- Ireland Collaboration in the Digital Humanities Networking Call

 

The Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Irish Research Council invite applications for their joint networking call under the UK-Ireland collaboration in the digital humanities programme. This supports the development of networks of researchers, practitioners and wider partners across the UK and Ireland focused on the development of digital humanities research and skills in both countries.

 

Proposals must include at least one researcher from both the UK and Ireland and must have a PI in each country. Between eight to 10 awards, worth up to £30,000 for UK applicants and €12,500 for Irish applicants, are available for between six to 12 months. Closing date is 20 February 2020.  Further details can be found here.  For support with your application contact Dr Elizabeth Penner (eap49@cam.ac.uk).

 

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6. UK-German Call for Proposals in the Humanities, incl. Law and Linguistics 2019/2020

 

The Arts and Humanities Research Council and the German Research Foundation (DFG) invite proposals for their joint call in the humanities. This supports collaborative projects between arts and humanities researchers in the UK and humanities researchers in Germany. The aim is to strengthen cooperation between the two countries in the relevant fields in humanities including law and linguistics. Proposals may address relevant topics where there is significant potential to advance knowledge in the relevant fields through the collaborative research. Projects must have well-defined joint working programmes, clearly demonstrating the added value of the collaboration.  Projects must consist of one UK and one German team.

 

Awards last for up to three years. For the UK side, projects may cost up to £350,000, which the AHRC funds at 80 per cent of full economic cost.  The deadline is 26 February 2020 and further details can be found here.  For support with your application contact Dr Elizabeth Penner (eap49@cam.ac.uk).

 

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7. UK-Turkey creative industries research networking awards

 

The Arts and Humanities Research Council, under the Newton-Katip Çelebi Fund, invites applications for its UK-Turkey creative industries research networking awards. These seek to establish UK-Turkey networks and partnerships to analyse how the creative industries can have a transformative impact on prosperity, social cohesion and sustainable growth. The aim is to facilitate collaborative networking activities between academics, creative businesses, creative intermediaries and other creative and cultural organisations with a particular focus on the Istanbul region to lay the groundwork for future, more extensive, research and creative industry partnerships.

 

Grants are worth up to £45,000 per project over nine months at 80 per cent full economic costs. The deadline is 27 February 2020.  Further details can be found here.  For support with your application contact Dr Elizabeth Penner (eap49@cam.ac.uk).

 

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8. Study on the health and well-being of music creators

 

The Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture invites tenders for a study on the health and well-being of music creators. The tenderer will deliver a study that provides a general overview of the occupational health risks musicians and music creators face, as well as an EU-wider mapping of existing initiatives contributing to the prevention and treatment of health issues related to the field. The study should also identify best practices, successful interventions and experiences, as well as possible solutions on how to improve the health and working conditions and longevity of musicians and music creators.

 

Legal or natural persons based in EU member states or authorised countries under the WTO procurement agreement may submit bids. The contract is worth €150,000 over 14 months.  The deadline is 03 February 2020.  Further details can be found here. For support with your application contact Dr Elizabeth Penner (eap49@cam.ac.uk).

 

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9. JPI Call for proposals on urban migration

 

JPI Urban Europe invites proposals for its call on urban migration. This supports projects that align, synthesise or consolidate already existing knowledge on urban migration across disciplines on national and local levels. Projects must address at least one of the following topics:

  • socio-spatial integration and citizen involvement;
  • urban governance of housing issues;
  • enhancing cities’ administrative capacities and supporting evidence-based integration policies – managing migration.

Projects should study migration to, within, between or from urban areas in Europe and focus on migration types categorised by political boundaries, by movement patterns or by taking a decision-making approach. Project should also contribute to sustainable urban development and show the added value of European collaboration. Applicants from Austria, Germany, Latvia, Sweden and United Kingdom may apply.

 

The budget is approximately €50,000 to €250,000 per project for between 12 and 18 months.  Pre-proposal deadline is 26 March 2020.  Further details can be found here.  For support with your application contact Dr Elizabeth Penner (eap49@cam.ac.uk).

 

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10. JPI Call for proposals on urban accessibility and connectivity

 

JPI Urban Europe and the ERA-NET Cofund Urban Accessibility and Connectivity invite proposals for their call on urban accessibility and connectivity. This supports innovation and research projects that address the challenges of sustainable urban passenger mobility, freight, transport and connectivity as integral to sustainable urban development. Projects must address at least one of the following topics:

  • evolving solutions for an integrated approach to sustainable urban physical mobility and transport, land use and digital connectivity;
  • developing and supporting the implementation of innovative mobility systems and services with potential to contribute to sustainable urban mobility;
  • transforming and reorganising urban spaces to pave the way for sustainable urban mobility and accessibility at a local level;
  • developing effective policy options for achieving a shift towards sustainable urban accessibility and connectivity;
  • changing behaviours and perspectives towards sustainable urban accessibility and connectivity.

The budget is approximately €19.92 million. Between 12 and 15 grants, ranging from €1m to €2m in value for a maximum period of three years, are expected to be available.  Pre-proposal deadline is 17 March 2020.  Further details can be found here.  For support with your application contact Dr Elizabeth Penner (eap49@cam.ac.uk).

 

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11. ISRF Mid-Career Fellowships

 

These Fellowships support independent-minded researchers to explore and present original research ideas which take new approaches, and suggest new solutions, to real world social problems. The awards are intended as providing full relief from all teaching duties and all associated academic administration for a period of up to one year, and must commence no later than end of December 2021. The award value is a maximum of £70,000. Applicants will normally hold a salaried position at an Institution of Higher Education and Research (within Europe). Candidates should be 10 years or more from the year of their PhD award. However, a shorter time from PhD award may exceptionally be considered. Completed applications must arrive no later than 4:00pm on 14th February 2020. Applicants must make sure that their host Department supports the application. More information can be found on the ISRF website. For support with the application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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12. Nuffield Foundation Research, Development and Analysis Fund

 

These grants fund rigorous and impartial research, development, and analysis projects in the focus areas of Education, Welfare and Justice. The grant requests should usually be between £10,000 and £500,000, for projects between 6 months and 3 years. Indirect costs for and estates costs for permanent staff and PIs in HEIs are ineligible.

Applicants must have formal employment or other affiliation with the institution hosting the grant. The deadline for outline applications is 16 March 2020. For more information see the Foundation’s website. For support with the application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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13. Wellcome Trust International Exchange Programmes in Humanities, Social Science and Bioethics

 

This funding enables researchers to run international exchange programmes (in areas within the Wellcome Trust remit). The aim of the programme is to help participants transform their careers by experiencing academic life abroad and to enable the programme leaders to shape the direction of their future work through global partnerships. The projects can be up to £1.5 million and lasts for three to five years. Programme leaders can be at different career stages, but each applicant must have a permanent, open-ended or long-term rolling contract, or the guarantee of one. The PI must commit a minimum of 10% FTE to the grant. At least one co-applicant must be from outside the UK. Significant resource commitment from the host organization (or another organization) is required. The funder’s deadline for preliminary applications is 3 March 2020. For more information she the scheme’s website. For support with the application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).  

 

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14. Wellcome Trust Research Development Awards in Humanities, Social Science and Bioethics

 

These awards are for groups of researchers to conduct research that takes risks and pushes academic boundaries (in areas within the Wellcome Trust remit).The research group (for example a cluster, centre or department) can be in one discipline, interdisciplinary, or focused on a theme or issue. The lead applicant must have experience of running a research programme or network, or of delivering complex projects. Up to six co-applicants are permitted. Each applicant must have a permanent, open-ended or long-term rolling contract, or the guarantee of one. The projects can be up to £1.5 million and lasts for three to five years. Significant resource commitment from the host organization (or another organization) is required. The funder’s deadline for preliminary applications is 3 March 2020. For more information she the scheme’s website. For support with the application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).  

 

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15. ERC Consolidator Grants

 

The ERC COG grant supports individual researchers (7-12 years after PhD) that are consolidating their research team or programme and who can demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition and feasibility of their scientific proposal.  The focus is on the PI and on the individual team and the grant operates on a 'bottom-up' basis.  Applications can be made in any field of research with an emphasis on the frontiers of science, scholarship and engineering.  In particular, the ERC encourages proposals of a multi- or interdisciplinary nature which cross the boundaries between different fields of research, pioneering proposals addressing new and emerging fields of research or proposals introducing unconventional, innovative approaches and scientific inventions.

 

Consolidator Grants may be awarded up to € 2 million for a period of 5 years (pro rata for projects of shorter duration).  An ERC grant can cover up to 100% of the total eligible direct costs of the research plus a contribution of 25% of the total eligible costs towards indirect costs. The deadline for this scheme is 04 February 2020, full details of the scheme can be found here.  For support with your application contact Dr Elizabeth Penner (eap49@cam.ac.uk).

 

 

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16. Leverhulme Trust Emeritus Fellowships

 

These Fellowships support senior researchers who have retired or partially retired from an academic post to complete a research project and prepare the results for publication. They cover up to £24,000 in research expenses. There is no provision for a personal maintenance allowance or remuneration for the applicant under this scheme. Fellowships are tenable for between 3 and 24 months, and must commence between 1 August in the year the grant is awarded and 1 July the following year. The deadline to apply is 30 January 2020, 4pm. For more information see the scheme website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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17. UK-German Call for proposals in the humanities

 

The Arts and Humanities Research Council and the German Research Foundation (DFG) invite proposals for their joint call in the humanities. This supports collaborative projects between arts and humanities researchers in the UK and humanities researchers in Germany. The aim is to strengthen cooperation between the two countries in the relevant fields and to contribute to the growth of a transnational collaborative research culture in the UK and Germany. Proposals may address any topic where there is significant potential to advance knowledge in the relevant fields through the collaborative research. Projects must consist of one UK and one German team. UK teams must be led by an arts and humanities researcher who falls within the remit of the AHRC and is based at an eligible research organisation. German teams must be led by a humanities, including law and linguistics, researcher eligible to apply to the DFG. Single-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary applications may be considered if the UK component falls within the remit of the AHRC and the German component within the remit of the DFG.

 

Awards last for up to three years. For the UK side, projects may cost up to £350,000, which the AHRC funds at 80% fEC. The deadline for applications is 26 February 2020.  Further details can be found here. For support with your application contact Dr Elizabeth Penner (eap49@cam.ac.uk).

 

 

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18. Fritz Thyssen: Grants in support of projects in the humanities, social science and biomedicine fields

 

The Fritz Thyssen Foundation invites applications for grants in support of projects. These support research projects in the humanities, social science and biomedicine fields. Applications are open within the following areas:

  • history, language and culture;
  • the interdisciplinary field of image, sound and language;
  • state, economy and society;
  • medicine and the natural sciences.

Interdisciplinary projects are also welcome.

 

Grants may last up to three years and cover personnel costs and travel expenses.  The deadline for this scheme is 15 February 2019.  Further details can be found here.  For support with your application contact Dr Elizabeth Penner (eap49@cam.ac.uk).

 

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19. Fritz Thyssen: Conference Grants

 

The Fritz Thyssen Foundation supports scholarly events, in particular national and international conferences with the aim of facilitating the discussion and analysis of specific scholarly questions as well as fostering cooperation and networking of scholars working in the same field or on interdisciplinary topics.

 

Funding is basically reserved for projects that are related to the promotion areas of the Foundation and have a clear connection to the German research system. This connection can be established either at a personal level through German scientists working on the project, at an institutional level through non-German scientists being affiliated to German research institutes or through studies on topics related thematically to German research interests.

 

The deadline for this scheme is 28 February 2019.  Further details can be found here.  For support with your application contact Dr Elizabeth Penner (eap49@cam.ac.uk).

 

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20. AHRC Follow on Funding for Impact and Engagement

 

The AHRC Follow-on Funding for Impact and Engagement Scheme (FoF) provides funds to support innovative and creative engagements with new audiences and user communities. The FoF Scheme offers awards of up to £100,000 (fEC) for a maximum of 12 months to support emergent or supplementary knowledge exchange, public engagement, active dissemination or commercialisation/proof of concept activities The proposals must be based upon either previous or current research directly funded by the AHRC. In some cases it can be based upon research  funded by another Research Council, but only where the FoF proposal genuinely falls within the AHRC’s remit. The project should be led by the original PI from which the project derives. However, when appropriate, another member of the original research team may lead the FoF project. In such cases the original PI would be expected to be named as CO-I at least in an advisory capacity. For more information see the scheme website. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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AHSS Bulletin 27 February 2020

AHSS Research and Impact Facilitation Bulletin
27 February 2020

 

Please circulate to researchers in your Faculties/Departments. You can find more information and previous bulletins on the AHSS Research Website.

 

If you’re working on an application for research funding and would like feedback on a draft, please do contact the School’s Research Facilitators – Anna Cieslik (anna.cieslik@admin.cam.ac.uk) or Elizabeth Penner (elizabeth.penner@admin.cam.ac.uk).

 

Contents:

THEMATIC CALLS

  1. Research consortia: Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe: NEW
  2. MHRA Research scholarships in the modern European languages: NEW
  3. UKRI-FAPESP bilateral agreement: NEW
  4. Towards a National Collection: Opening UK Heritage to the World: NEW
  5. CONFAP/Newton young investigator awards for UK researchers in Brazil: NEW
  6. ESRC: Research methods development grants: NEW
  7. UKRI-GCRF collective programme – climate resilience network development call: NEW
  8. British Academy/Honor Frost Foundation: Small Research Grants: NEW
  9. AHRC: Global partnership development awards – prevention and resilience at the intersections between conflict, fragility and wider development challenges and risks: NEW
  10. European Social Catalyst Fund: EU Social challenges grants
  11. UKRI Landscape Decision Fellowships
  12. JPI Call for proposals on urban migration
  13. JPI Call for proposals on urban accessibility and connectivity

 

 

RECURRENT CALLS

 

  1. ESRC Centres pre-call announcement: NEW
  2. Nuffield Foundation Research, Development and Analysis Fund
  3. Nuffield Foundation Research  Strategic Fund
  4. H2020-MSCA-RISE-2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie research and innovation staff exchange, single stage
  5. Cambridge Humanities Research Grants

 

IMPACT/EVENTS

  1. ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize
  2. Arts and Humanities Impact Fund
  3. ESRC Social Science Impact Conference

 

1. Research consortia: Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe

The Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe invites applications for its research consortia awards. These support institutions in establishing research consortia, which link scholars associated to Jewish studies at multiple institutions working on shared research projects. All topics within the field of Jewish studies are considered, including Israel and Holocaust studies. Applications for research consortia that plan to use the funds as seed money to develop a project for which they will then apply for major funding from national or EU funding bodies are welcomed. The ultimate aim of the proposed consortia must be to submit a bid for research funding to either the national or international level.  Applications must detail substantive partnerships with at least two, and preferably more, HEIs or memory institutions. 

 

Awards are worth up to £30,000 per year each for up to three years and covers costs of coordination, travel and accommodation for planning meetings, and research assistance.  The deadline for applications is 20 March 2020 and further details can be found here.  For support with your application contact Dr Elizabeth Penner (eap49@cam.ac.uk).

 

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2. MHRA Research scholarships in the modern European languages

The Modern Humanities Research Association invites applications for its research scholarships in the modern European languages. These support postdoctoral scholars who are revising their thesis for publication. Recipients are expected to produce a manuscript or a minimum of three articles of publishable quality. Applicants must have completed a doctorate in the field of modern European languages, excluding English, within the last three years and have an affiliation to a UK university. They may not hold a full-time academic post. 

 

Up to four awards, worth £12,500 each, are available for one year.  The deadline for applications is 06 April 2020 and further details can be found here.  For support with your application contact Dr Elizabeth Penner (eap49@cam.ac.uk).

 

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3. UKRI-FAPESP bilateral agreement

The Economic and Social Research Council invites proposals for its research grants scheme, under the UK Research and Innovation-State of São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) bilateral agreement. Grants support collaborative research in any area of the social sciences within the remit of both the ESRC and FAPESP. Proposals may be submitted by a UK research organisation eligible for ESRC funding. Brazilian partners must be based at higher education and research institutions, public or non-profit organisations, in the state of São Paulo. Projects are jointly funded by the ESRC and FAPESP. 

 

The amount allowed for standard projects for the UK part of the project should be at least £350,000 and no more than £1,000,000. There is no deadline, and proposals will be accepted on an ongoing basis until expiry of the MoU on 31 December 2020. Further details can be found here.

Further details can be found here.  For support with your application contact Dr Elizabeth Penner (eap49@cam.ac.uk).

 

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4. Towards a National Collection: Opening UK Heritage to the World- pre-call announcement

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has recently announced a new five-year research programme Towards a National Collection: Opening UK Heritage to the World, funded under the Strategic Priorities Fund. The programme, led by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), aims to benefit researchers and audiences of all kinds by making the UK’s unparalleled museum, library and heritage collections increasingly discoverable as a unified ‘virtual collection’. 

The programme will comprise up to five large-scale interdisciplinary ‘Discovery’ research projects. Each of these Discovery projects will involve a core collaboration between one or more UK Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and one or more of AHRC’s Independent Research Organisations (IROs), as well as an element of further collaboration with local and regional cultural, third sector or community organisations. It is anticipated that each project will be funded at approximately £3 million (80 per cent fEC) for a period of up to 42 months, with up to five projects being funded. The full call specification will be published in April 2020 with the closing date in the autumn. Successful projects are expected to start between June and September 2021. For more information see the call website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc28@cam.ac.uk).

 

 

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5. CONFAP/Newton young investigator awards for UK researchers in Brazil

The Brazilian State Funding Agencies, articulated by its National Council (CONFAP), the Royal Society, the Academy of Medical Sciences, the British Academy and the Newton Fund, invite proposals for their young investigator awards for UK researchers in Brazil. These enable UK researchers to develop the strengths and capabilities of their research groups through training, collaboration and reciprocal visits with partners in research groups in Brazil.  Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent title and typically have two to five years postdoctoral experience in a research group in the UK. They must hold a permanent academic post or postdoctoral fellowship or position in the UK that extends beyond the period of the requested grant. They must also have a Brazilian-based collaborator as a co-applicant. Researchers may be from the natural sciences, engineering, medical sciences, including clinical and patient-oriented research, and social sciences and humanities. 

 

Awards cover research expenses, monthly stipends, scholarships for students supervised by the PI, and a percentage of overheads.  The deadline is 06 April 2020 and further information can be found here. For support with your application contact Dr Elizabeth Penner (eap49@cam.ac.uk).

 

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6. ESRC: Research methods development grants

The Economic and Social Research Council, in collaboration with Administrative Data Research UK, invites proposals for its research methods development grants. These enable the social science community to work collaboratively across sectors and disciplines to address common methodological challenges. The aim is to facilitate the development of partnerships to work across organisational and disciplinary boundaries. Activities funded may be in the form of proof of concept work, the piloting of new approaches, small research projects or the creation of networks to address a shared methodological challenge.

 

Proposals must include a collaboration from outside of academia or with researchers working in a disciplinary area outside of the social sciences. Collaborators must be identified in the proposal and included either as a co-investigator or project partner. Business, voluntary sector or government body co-investigators based in the UK may be included.

 

Grants are worth up to £160,000 each at 80 per cent full economic costs over up to 18 months. The intention to Submit form has the deadline of 19 March 2020 and full proposals have a deadline of 14 May 2020.  Further details can be found here.  For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc28@cam.ac.uk).

 

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7. UKRI-GCRF collective programme – climate resilience network development call

The Economic and Social Research Council, on behalf of UK Research and Innovation and the Department for International Development and through the Global Challenges Research Fund, invite applications for its climate resilience network development call. This supports the building of new researcher-practitioner-policy maker teams to search for novel solutions for complex climate risks. Research will be supported that improves climate risk characterisation and identifies and explores network-held risk associated with climate events, in order to enhance understanding and policy development in contexts where multiple decision-makers are acting on intersecting risks. The call is structured around three non-exclusive, themes, with successful projects expected to deploy at least one or, ideally more, approach.

 

Grants are worth up to £200,000 each at 100 per cent full economic cost for 15 months.  The deadline for submissions is 25 March 2020.  Further details can be found here.  For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc28@cam.ac.uk).

 

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8. British Academy/Honor Frost Foundation: Small Research Grants

The Honor Frost Foundation, under the British Academy, invites applications for its small research grants. These support regional research into maritime archaeology undertaken in the eastern Mediterranean, with a particular focus on Cyprus, Lebanon and Syria. Preference is given to projects showing strong collaborations with regional partners. The foundation also encourages regional capacity building and offers support in the following areas relating to developing maritime archaeology and the protection of underwater cultural heritage.

 

Grants are worth up to £10,000, which could be the total direct costs of the work, a contribution to a larger project, or costs to seed a pilot study.   The deadline for submissions is 01 April 2020.  Further details can be found here.  For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc28@cam.ac.uk).

 

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9. AHRC: Global partnership development awards – prevention and resilience at the intersections between conflict, fragility and wider development challenges and risks

The Arts and Humanities Research Council, under the Global Challenges Research Fund, invites applications for its global partnership development awards. These support the development of equitable partnerships and an interdisciplinary community to explore the intersections between conflict and fragility and wider development challenges. The call aims to develop innovative approaches to preventative and resilience building measures in developing country contexts affected by both conflict, fragility and violence, including contexts of conflict prevention and transitions from conflict, and extreme poverty and inequalities.

 

Applicants from any discipline may apply as a part of a cross-disciplinary team. Applications must be collaborative between investigators and research partners from the UK and low- and middle-income countries.

 

Approximately 20 awards, worth up to £200,000 each of between one to two years duration, are available. The deadline for applications will be in May 2020.  Further details can be found here.  For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc28@cam.ac.uk).

 

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10. European Social Catalyst Fund, EU: Social challenges grants

The European Social Catalyst Fund invites applications for its social challenges grants. These support evidence-based models of intervention that can effectively contribute to reducing or overcoming social challenges within or across countries. Interventions must be relevant to the social and implementation challenges in at least five EU member states, of which two must be Central and Eastern European countries.  Applications can be made by collaborations involving public and private agencies, by public agencies or by private non-profit agencies in EU member states. The lead applicant must be a non-profit public purpose organisation. At least one member of the applying organisations must have prior involvement in implementing the innovative model under proposal.

 

Grants are worth up to €100,000 along with capacity building support. A minimum of €600,000 will be allocated to support at least six projects. The deadline is 15 April 2020 and further information can be found here.  For support with your application contact Dr Elizabeth Penner (eap49@cam.ac.uk).

 

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11. UKRI Landscape Decisions Fellowships

UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) invite proposals to this call on the Strategic Priorities Fund programme on 'Landscape Decisions: Towards a new framework for using land assets'.  The programme will address the challenge of delivering better, evidence-based decisions within UK landscapes through research collaboration with policy, business and land management partners to deliver an interdisciplinary decision-making framework to inform how land is used.  Total funds of up to £1m are available for this call, from which UKRI expect to fund at least 4-5 fellows, which can be either part or full time.  This call is open to researchers and practitioners from any discipline but they should have strong expertise and interests in decision-making at the landscape level. Applicants can be at any career stage but are expected to have a PhD by the start date of the Fellowship or be able to demonstrate equivalent professional experience.  All applicants must be employed by an eligible host organisation for the duration of the fellowship.  All fellowships must start by 1 October 2020 and last between 12 and 24 months. The funder’s deadline is 26 March 2020. For more information, see the call website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc28@cam.ac.uk).

 

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12. JPI Call for proposals on urban migration

JPI Urban Europe invites proposals for its call on urban migration. This supports projects that align, synthesise or consolidate already existing knowledge on urban migration across disciplines on national and local levels. Projects should study migration to, within, between or from urban areas in Europe and focus on migration types categorised by political boundaries, by movement patterns or by taking a decision-making approach. Project should also contribute to sustainable urban development and show the added value of European collaboration. Applicants from Austria, Germany, Latvia, Sweden and United Kingdom may apply.

 

The budget is approximately €50,000 to €250,000 per project for between 12 and 18 months.  Pre-proposal deadline is 26 March 2020.  Further details can be found here.  For support with your application contact Dr Elizabeth Penner (eap49@cam.ac.uk).

 

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13. JPI Call for proposals on urban accessibility and connectivity

JPI Urban Europe and the ERA-NET Cofund Urban Accessibility and Connectivity invite proposals for their call on urban accessibility and connectivity. This supports innovation and research projects that address the challenges of sustainable urban passenger mobility, freight, transport and connectivity as integral to sustainable urban development. The budget is approximately €19.92 million.  Between 12 and 15 grants, ranging from €1m to €2m in value for a maximum period of three years, are expected to be available.  Pre-proposal deadline is 17 March 2020.  Further details can be found here.  For support with your application contact Dr Elizabeth Penner (eap49@cam.ac.uk).

 

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14. ESRC Centres pre-call announcement

In April 2020 the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is planning to announce an open competition for Research Centres. The competition is for proposals ranging from £2.5 million to £10 million 100% fEC with a term of up to five years. It is anticipated that ESRC will fund up to five Centres under the open call and a further Centre under a highlight notice on “Connecting Generations”. Centres competitions require evidence of long-term institutional commitment to the centre, including additional financial resources from the research organisation to extend the work programme beyond the 100% fEC funding requested. The ESRC ask for a minimum 5% over and above 100% fEC. The deadline for submitting outline proposals is expected in June. The ESRC will ask Institutions to limit the number of applications to support the most competitive bid. Therefore, this call will be managed according to the University’s restricted calls policy. For more information see the call website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

 

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15. Nuffield Foundation Research, Development and Analysis Fund

These grants fund rigorous and impartial research, development, and analysis projects in the focus areas of Education, Welfare and Justice. The grant requests should usually be between £10,000 and £500,000, for projects between 6 months and 3 years. Indirect costs and estates costs for permanent staff and PIs in HEIs are ineligible.  Applicants must have formal employment or other affiliation with the institution hosting the grant. The deadline for outline applications is 16 March 2020. For more information see the Foundation’s website. For support with the application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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16. Nuffield Foundation Strategic Fund

Through the Strategic Fund Nuffield Foundation will make awards in the range of £1-3 million for projects between 2 and 5 years in duration. They encourage applications relating to a number of broad themes:  the impact of digital technologies and the fourth industrial revolution, the future of education in a digitally-driven society, and interventions that might promote opportunity and reduce adversity at different life stages and between generations. The projects must fall within the broad research areas of  Education, Welfare and Justice These grants encourage innovative methods and involvement with people outside academic research in policy, frontline service delivery, and the voluntary sector. Indirect costs and estates costs for permanent staff and PIs in HEIs are ineligible under this fund. The funder’s deadline for outline proposals is 20 April 2020. For more information see the Foundation’s website. For support with the application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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17. H2020-MSCA-RISE-2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie research and innovation staff exchange, single stage

The European Commission Horizon 2020: Excellent Science, under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions work programme, invites proposals for its H2020-MSCA-RISE-2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie research and innovation staff exchange call. This supports international and cross-sector collaboration through research and innovation staff exchanges, and sharing of knowledge and ideas from research to market. Support is provided for the development of partnerships in the form of a joint research and innovation project. RISE involves organisations from the academic and non-academic sectors, based in and outside Europe. Consortia must consist of at least three legal entities, independent of each other and established in at least three different countries. At least two of them must be beneficiaries established in an EU member state or Horizon 2020 associated country.

 

Funding will support eligible researchers for a period of one to 12 months. The top-up allowance of the seconded staff member is €2,100 per month. Institutional costs of €2,500 a month may also be covered.  The deadline for applications is 28 April 2020 and further information can be found here.  For support with your application contact Dr Elizabeth Penner (eap49@cam.ac.uk).

 

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18. CHRG

The Cambridge Humanities Research Grants scheme (CHRG) supports research in the arts, humanities and social sciences across the University.  The Scheme is designed to enable researchers to conduct small-scale research activities of the highest quality, which will enable them to bid successfully for larger-scale funding from external sponsors, and/or to generate publications, and/or to contribute materially in other ways towards the research objectives of their home institution. The funding level varies between £1K and £20K for different tiers of the scheme. You can find more information about eligibility and a link to the application portal under this link. The deadline for applications is 23 March 2020.

 

19. ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize

The 2020 Celebrating Impact Prize is now open. The Prize is open to current and previous ESRC-supported researchers, including doctoral students. Previous winners may submit new research impacts. There are five Prize categories:

  • Outstanding Business and Enterprise Impact
  • Outstanding Public Policy Impact
  • Outstanding Societal Impact
  • Outstanding International Impact
  • Outstanding Early Career Impact

All finalists have a film professionally made about their work and its impact, and winners are awarded £10,000 to spend on further knowledge exchange, public engagement or other impact related activities. Application deadline is 16:00 on Thursday 19th March 2020. For more information see the call website.

 

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20. Arts and Humanities Impact Fund

This year’s second call for the Arts and Humanities Impact Fund is now open. The fund provides flexible funding of up to £10,000 for impact projects in arts and humanities disciplines, as broadly defined within the remit of the AHRC. Applications are invited from any researcher active within arts and humanities who holds a current contract of employment as a senior independent researcher – at the point of application – with the University. Relevant non-school institutional staff (such as from Museums or Libraries) on academic-related contracts are also eligible to apply. Further details on eligibility may be found in the Scheme Guidance Notes. Completed applications (including approval from the relevant Chair of Faculty/Head of Department) should be submitted using the digital application form by 5pm on Tuesday 21st April 2020. Please note, Heads of Faculty/Department and relevant Research Grants Administrator should be informed about the application at the earliest opportunity to ensure that internal approval procedures are followed. For more information contact Dr Benedict Kent (AHimpact@admin.cam.ac.uk)

21. ESRC Social Science Impact Conference

Booking for the inaugural ESRC Social Science Impact Conference is now live. The Conference will take place on 30 March at Murray Edwards College.

The conference will be an opportunity to hear from researchers and colleagues about successful impact case studies from around the University of Cambridge. Researchers will also get the chance to bring their own research to develop their pathways to impact. The Steering Group will offer guidance and advice on how to plan and write a successful application. More details and booking details can be found here. Tickets are free. For more information contact Annie Davis (aed52@cam.ac.uk).

AHSS Bulletin 16 April 2020

AHSS Research and Impact Facilitation Bulletin
16 April 2020

 

Please circulate to researchers in your Faculties/Departments. You can find more information and previous bulletins on the AHSS Research Website.

 

If you’re working on an application for research funding and would like feedback on a draft, please do contact the School’s Research Facilitator – Anna Cieslik (anna.cieslik@admin.cam.ac.uk)

 

Contents:

COVID-19-RELATED CALLS

  1. AHRC: Research and innovation ideas to address Covid-19
  2. ESRC: Research and innovation ideas to address Covid-19
  3. NIHR: Covid-19 Urgent Public Health Research
  4. AHRC-GCRF Urgency Grants pilot: open for Covid-19-related research
  5. AXA Research Fund Exceptional Flash Call for Proposals - Mitigating risk in the wake of the Covid-19 Pandemic

 

THEMATIC CALLS

 

  1. UKRI-FAPESP bilateral agreement
  2. Towards a National Collection: Opening UK Heritage to the World- pre call announcement
  3. ESRC: Research methods development grants
  4. AHRC: Global partnership development awards
  5. (JPICH) Cultural Heritage, Identities & Perspectives: Responding to Changing Societies
  6. ISCF Healthy Ageing Social, Behavioural & Design Research Programme – pre-call announcement

 

RECURRENT CALLS

 

  1. ESRC Centres pre-call announcement
  2. British Academy Small Research Grants
  3. Leverhulme Major Research Fellowships
  4. Gerda Henkel Foundation Funding Programmes – Democracy and Lost Cities

 

IMPACT/EVENTS

  1. Arts and Humanities Impact Fund - deadline extended
  2. Public Engagement Starter Fund

 

1. AHRC: Research and innovation ideas to address Covid-19

 

The AHRC welcomes applications to the UKRI open call for research and innovation ideas to address the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts. Applications should be made using the form listed on the UKRI Coronavirus hub. The short-term rapid response projects envisaged in this call might include topics related to: ethics, governance, and regulation, media and communication, culture and history, design and community.  Applications should endeavour to link to the WHO global research roadmap priorities, or other documented evidence of research need. Interdisciplinary approaches are encouraged. Proposals will be accepted from anyone eligible to apply for AHRC funding. The research must be directly relevant to the UK. The projects may be up to 18 months in duration.  There is no formal deadline by which to submit. You will be notified of the outcomes as quickly as possible. Applicants must show that they are able to start work within 4 weeks of confirmation of funding. For more information, see the call website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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2. ESRC: Research and innovation ideas to address Covid-19

 

The ESRC welcomes applications to the UKRI open call for research and innovation ideas to address the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts. Applications should be made using the form listed on the UKRI Coronavirus hub. The short-term rapid response projects envisaged in this call might include topics related to the economic, social, demographic, environmental, psychological, behavioural, political and institutional responses to, and consequences of, the pandemic. The research must be directly relevant to the UK. The projects may be up to 18 months in duration. Proposals will be accepted from anyone who is normally eligible to apply for ESRC funding. There is no formal deadline by which to submit. You will be notified of the outcomes as quickly as possible. Applicants must show that they are able to start work within 4 weeks of confirmation of funding. For more information, see the call website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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3. NIHR: COVID-19 Urgent Public Health Research

 

DHSC and UKRI  (through the NIHR) are jointly launching a rolling call for proposals for rapid research into COVID-19. As this is a rolling call there is currently no fixed end date to the call. They will aim to review complete proposals within 4 weeks of submission. For the full scope of the call, see the call website. For researchers in AHSS, the most relevant themes include:

  • Public Health - including what are relevant, feasible, effective approaches to promote acceptance, uptake, and adherence to public health measures for COVID-19 prevention and control, and how secondary impacts, including mental health, social isolation and domestic violence, can be rapidly identified and mitigated, including special attention to vulnerable groups.
  • Media and communication - Studies into and implementation of the most effective ways to address the underlying drivers of fear, anxieties, rumours, stigma regarding COVID-19, and how to improve public knowledge, awareness, and trust during the response, including strategies to combat misinformation. Studies into the potential benefits of increased use of digital technology, for both communication and data capture.

Academic Principal Investigators applying for this call must be hosted by a UK institution which is eligible for UKRI funding. Applications from Small and Medium Enterprises, government arms length bodies, NHS organisations and equivalent UK authorities are also encouraged. The size of grants will vary according to the needs of each research project but will need to provide a robust case for value for money. Proposals are anticipated to be short term studies of up to 12 months. Applicants must apply by first filling out the information contained in the NIHR Clinical Research Network’s COVID-19 enquiry form. Applicants requiring funding will then be invited to complete a full application. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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4. AHRC (GCRF) Urgency Grants pilot: open for COVID-19 related research.

 

Funded as a part of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), this call provides an open, responsive mechanism through which arts and humanities researchers can respond to unanticipated urgent research needs, including (but not limited to) disasters, humanitarian emergencies, rapid radical political or economic change, changes to conflicts, major displacements of populations etc., or unanticipated time-limited opportunities for research to contribute to international development policy or practice. This call is open to applications addressing the Covid-19 pandemic and associated international development challenges and impacts. The projects must be ODA compliant. In addition, applications must demonstrate the case for urgency, explaining why there is a need for arts and humanities research to be conducted within specified time constraints that cannot be supported through other funding routes. Funding of up to £150,000 is available at 80 per cent full economic costing over up to 12 months. Applicants should first submit an expression of interest to the AHRC. The AHRC will aim to provide eligibility decisions within five working days of receipt. If the expression of interest is considered to fall within the scope of the scheme, applicants will then be invited to submit a full application. This scheme remains open until 31 October 2020. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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5. AXA Research Fund Exceptional Flash Call for Proposals - Mitigating risk in the wake of the Covid-19 Pandemic

 

The AXA Research Fund has announced a call on Mitigating risk in the wake of the Covid-19 Pandemic. The Award aims at supporting promising mid-career researchers between 6 and 10 years post PhD. The candidates commit 100% FTE to the grant (up to 20%  can be dedicated to teaching). Projects should focus on:

•             Protecting vulnerable populations from epidemics and catastrophes, including COVID-19

•             Improving data collection and quality in health

•             Understanding the effects of confinement and social distancing

•             Early warning and preparedness

•             Preserving the environment and our health

The projects should take between 12 and 24 months and are expected to start between July and November 2020. The maximum amount of 250, 000€ for the duration of the project is available. Work equipment and overhead costs are not eligible for funding. Host institutions will be expected to participate in general funding with studentships and material resources related to the research program. For more information, see the call website.

 

Institutions can only submit one application per department for this call. The departments are expected to manage the selection internally.

 

CUDAR are happy to provide advice on applications for this scheme. To obtain support from CUDAR, please contact Matt Hann (matt.hann@admin.cam.ac.uk) as soon as the department makes a decision on which application to support so there is sufficient time for them to review the application.

 

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6. UKRI-FAPESP bilateral agreement

 

The Economic and Social Research Council invites proposals for its research grants scheme, under the UK Research and Innovation-State of São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) bilateral agreement. Grants support collaborative research in any area of the social sciences within the remit of both the ESRC and FAPESP. Proposals may be submitted by a UK research organisation eligible for ESRC funding. Brazilian partners must be based at higher education and research institutions, public or non-profit organisations, in the state of São Paulo. Projects are jointly funded by the ESRC and FAPESP. 

 

The amount allowed for standard projects for the UK part of the project should be at least £350,000 and no more than £1,000,000. There is no deadline, and proposals will be accepted on an ongoing basis until expiry of the MoU on 31 December 2020. Further details can be found here. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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7. Towards a National Collection: Opening UK Heritage to the World- pre-call announcement

 

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has recently announced a new five-year research programme: Towards a National Collection: Opening UK Heritage to the World, funded under the Strategic Priorities Fund. The programme, led by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, aims to benefit researchers and audiences by making the UK’s museum, library and heritage collections discoverable as a unified ‘virtual collection’.  The focus of the call is cross-institution digital innovation and connectivity, rather than research into particular collections, subjects or types of material.

 

The programme will comprise up to five large-scale interdisciplinary ‘Discovery’ research projects. Each of these Discovery projects will involve a core collaboration between one or more UK Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and one or more of AHRC’s Independent Research Organisations (IROs), as well as an element of further collaboration with local and regional cultural, third sector or community organisations. It is anticipated that each project will be funded at approximately £3 million (80 per cent fEC) for a period of up to 42 months, with up to five projects being funded. The full call specification will be published in April 2020 with the closing date in the autumn. Successful projects are expected to start between June and September 2021. For more information see the call website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc28@cam.ac.uk).

 

 

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8. ESRC: Research methods development grants

 

The Economic and Social Research Council, in collaboration with Administrative Data Research UK, invites proposals for its research methods development grants. These enable the social science community to work collaboratively across sectors and disciplines to address common methodological challenges. The aim is to facilitate the development of partnerships to work across organisational and disciplinary boundaries. Activities funded may be in the form of proof of concept work, the piloting of new approaches, small research projects or the creation of networks to address a shared methodological challenge.

 

Proposals must include a collaboration from outside of academia or with researchers working in a disciplinary area outside of the social sciences. Collaborators must be identified in the proposal and included either as a co-investigator or project partner. Business, voluntary sector or government body co-investigators based in the UK may be included.

 

Grants are worth up to £160,000 each at 80 per cent full economic costs over up to 18 months.  The deadline for proposals is 11 June 2020, 4pm.  Further details can be found here.  For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc28@cam.ac.uk).

 

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9. AHRC: Global partnership development awards – prevention and resilience at the intersections between conflict, fragility and wider development challenges and risks

 

The Arts and Humanities Research Council, under the Global Challenges Research Fund, invites applications for its global partnership development awards. These support the development of equitable partnerships and an interdisciplinary community to explore the intersections between conflict and fragility and wider development challenges. The call aims to develop innovative approaches to preventative and resilience building measures in developing country contexts affected by both conflict, fragility and violence, including contexts of conflict prevention and transitions from conflict, and extreme poverty and inequalities.

 

Applicants from any discipline may apply as a part of a cross-disciplinary team. Applications must be collaborative between investigators and research partners from the UK and low- and middle-income countries.

 

Approximately 20 awards, worth up to £200,000 each of between one to two years duration, are available. The funder’s deadline for applications is 4pm on 3 June. 2020.  Further details can be found here.  For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc28@cam.ac.uk).

 

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10. (JPICH) Cultural Heritage, Identities & Perspectives: Responding to Changing Societies

 

The Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage and Global Change (JPICH) has announced a new call on “The Cultural Heritage, Identities & Perspectives: Responding to Changing Societies (CHIP)”. This call invites such questions as: what role does heritage play in the formation of identities, how can institutions manage heritage in an inclusive manner, and to what extent digitization contributes to meaningful access to heritage. The call aims to support interdisciplinary research that is set up and carried out by transnational consortia within the context of a single project. For specific topics, see the call website.  The participating countries are: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Greece, the Netherlands, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Sweden and the United Kingdom. All project proposals must contain at least three research teams from the various countries. At least one stakeholder must be involved as an Associate Partner to strengthen the impact and societal relevance of the project.  The maximum duration of the projects is 36 months. For UK applicants, the maximum per project is 200,000 Euros fEC. The UK elements of projects must be costed on the basis of the full economic costs (fEC) of the research, and 80% of these costs can be claimed. For the budgets available for other countries, see the call document. The funder’s deadline is 22 September 2020, 1pm. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc28@cam.ac.uk).

 

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11. ISCF Healthy Ageing Social, Behavioural & Design Research Programme – pre-call announcement

 

The UKRI will be inviting applications to the ISCF Healthy Ageing Social Behavioural and Design Research Programme from May 2020. The Programme will fund interdisciplinary academic-led teams, working in partnership with a range of stakeholders, to develop the research base in social, behavioural and design aspects of healthy ageing, enhancing our understanding of the needs of the ageing population, informing innovators and influencing market behaviours. Proposals to the programme should include meaningful engagements with end-users, older people and businesses, as well as reflecting the diversity of ageing populations. Interdisciplinary approaches, novel partnerships, new ideas and innovative ways of working are encouraged. Projects with the value of  up to £2m and of no more than 36 months duration will be funded. The call is being led by the ESRC, in collaboration with the AHRC. More information can be found on the call website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc28@cam.ac.uk).

 

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12. ESRC Centres pre-call announcement

 

In April 2020 the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is planning to announce an open competition for Research Centres. The competition is for proposals ranging from £2.5 million to £10 million 100% fEC with a term of up to five years. It is anticipated that ESRC will fund up to five Centres under the open call and a further Centre under a highlight notice on “Connecting Generations”. Centres competitions require evidence of long-term institutional commitment to the centre, including additional financial resources from the research organisation to extend the work programme beyond the 100% fEC funding requested. The ESRC ask for a minimum 5% over and above 100% fEC. The deadline for submitting outline proposals is expected in June. The ESRC will ask Institutions to limit the number of applications to support the most competitive bid. Therefore, this call will be managed according to the University’s restricted calls policy. For more information see the call website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

 

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13. British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grants

The British Academy Small Research Grants scheme is now open. This funding is available to facilitate initial project planning and development; to support the direct costs of research; and to enable the advancement of research through workshops or conferences, or visits by or to partner scholars. The project must have an identifiable research outcome. The maximum funding amount is £10,000 for up to 24 months, for direct expenses only. The funder’s deadline is 3 June 2020, 5pm. More information can be found on the BA website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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14. Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship

 

The Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowships call is now open. These Fellowships are appropriate for well-established, distinguished researchers in the humanities and social sciences who wish to complete a piece of original research. The Fellowships fund the salary costs (normally starting at the most junior point of the lecturer scale at the institution concerned) of an individual to undertake the normal duties of the applicant for the duration of the Fellowship. The duration of a Fellowship is for two or three years. The funder’s deadline is 15 May 2020.  More information can be found on the funder’s website. For support with the application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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15. Gerda Henkel Foundation Funding Programmes – Democracy and Lost Cities

 

The Gerda Henkel Foundation has announced calls for two of its funding programmes: Democracy and Lost Cities

 

  • Lost Cities is designed to be interdisciplinary and facilitate projects featuring varied dimensions to the examination of abandoned cities; the programme aims to ‘describe the tangible cultures of interpretation, knowledge and perception within … different contexts.’
  • Democracy as Utopia, Experience and Threat has a focus on the history of confrontation concerning the basic principles of social order and on the clash between demands for justice and the preservation of the status quo.

 

For both programmes, projects from groups of researchers (i.e. two or more) are invited, who must already hold doctorates. Funding can be used to cover ‘research scholarships’ or PhD scholarships. For each group of researchers, a maximum of three scholarships can be applied for, together with funds for travel and materials. Other researchers, not funded by the Foundation, may be involved in the project. Projects may last up to 36 months. There is no fixed maximum value for this funding, but the Foundation does specify the rates it will pay for scholarships. For more details, see their website. The funder’s deadline for both programmes is 2 June 2020. For more information or to discuss making an application, contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk)

 

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16. Arts and Humanities Impact Fund -deadline extended to 12 May

 

This year’s second call for the Arts and Humanities Impact Fund is now open. The fund provides flexible funding of up to £10,000 for impact projects in arts and humanities disciplines, as broadly defined within the remit of the AHRC. Applications are invited from any researcher active within arts and humanities who holds a current contract of employment as a senior independent researcher – at the point of application – with the University. Relevant non-school institutional staff (such as from Museums or Libraries) on academic-related contracts are also eligible to apply. Further details on eligibility may be found in the Scheme Guidance Notes. Completed applications (including approval from the relevant Chair of Faculty/Head of Department) should be submitted using the digital application form by 5pm on 12th May 2020. Please note, Heads of Faculty/Department and relevant Research Grants Administrator should be informed about the application at the earliest opportunity to ensure that internal approval procedures are followed. For more information contact Dr Benedict Kent (AHimpact@admin.cam.ac.uk)

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17. Public Engagement Starter Fund

 

The Public Engagement Starter Fund is an exciting opportunity for University of Cambridge researchers to apply for small grants to undertake innovative public engagement with research activities. Applications can be submitted until 15 May 2020. Applications can be submitted for grants up to £1,500.

The fund supports novel projects based on contemporary research at the University of Cambridge across all academic schools and disciplines. Proposed projects can take a variety of formats, provided a clear rationale is given regarding the appropriateness of the method of engagement adopted, and how the necessary resources and expertise will be secured. Further Guidance and Application Forms are available on the Fund’s website. For any queries, please contact Dr Alina Loth (alina.loth@admin.cam.ac.uk).

 

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AHSS Bulletin 1 June 2020

AHSS Research and Impact Facilitation Bulletin
01 June 2020

 

Please circulate to researchers in your Faculties/Departments. You can find more information and previous bulletins on the AHSS Research Website.

 

If you’re working on an application for research funding and would like feedback on a draft, please do contact the School’s Research Facilitator – Anna Cieslik (anna.cieslik@admin.cam.ac.uk)

 

Contents:

COVID-19-RELATED CALLS

  1. AHRC: Research and innovation ideas to address Covid-19
  2. ESRC: Research and innovation ideas to address Covid-19
  3. NIHR: Covid-19 Urgent Public Health Research
  4. AHRC-GCRF Urgency Grants pilot: open for Covid-19-related research
  5. AHRC: The Impact of Covid-19 on Modern Slavery - pre call announcement NEW

 

THEMATIC CALLS

 

  1. AHRC Policy and Evidence Centre for Human Rights and Modern Slavery NEW
  2. BA: The Humanities and Social Sciences Tackling Global Challenges NEW
  3. MRC/AHRC/ESRC Adolescence, Mental Health and the Developing Mind
  4. JPI MYBL, Equality and Wellbeing across Generations (EWG) NEW
  5. (JPICH) Cultural Heritage, Identities & Perspectives: Responding to Changing Societies
  6. ISCF Healthy Ageing Social, Behavioural & Design Research Programme

 

RECURRENT CALLS

 

  1. ERC Advanced Grants: NEW
  2. Wellcome Trust Research Fellowships

 

 

IMPACT/EVENTS

  1. AHRC Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Engagement Fellowships: NEW

 

1. AHRC: Research and innovation ideas to address Covid-19

 

The AHRC welcomes applications to the UKRI open call for research and innovation ideas to address the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts. Applications should be made using the form listed on the UKRI Coronavirus hub. The short-term rapid response projects envisaged in this call might include topics related to: ethics, governance, and regulation, media and communication, culture and history, design and community.  Applications should endeavour to link to the WHO global research roadmap priorities, or other documented evidence of research need. Interdisciplinary approaches are encouraged. Proposals will be accepted from anyone eligible to apply for AHRC funding. The research must be directly relevant to the UK. The projects may be up to 18 months in duration.  There is no formal deadline by which to submit. You will be notified of the outcomes as quickly as possible. Applicants must show that they are able to start work within 4 weeks of confirmation of funding. For more information, see the call website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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2. ESRC: Research and innovation ideas to address Covid-19

 

The ESRC welcomes applications to the UKRI open call for research and innovation ideas to address the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts. Applications should be made using the form listed on the UKRI Coronavirus hub. The short-term rapid response projects envisaged in this call might include topics related to the economic, social, demographic, environmental, psychological, behavioural, political and institutional responses to, and consequences of, the pandemic. The research must be directly relevant to the UK. The projects may be up to 18 months in duration. Proposals will be accepted from anyone who is normally eligible to apply for ESRC funding. There is no formal deadline by which to submit. You will be notified of the outcomes as quickly as possible. Applicants must show that they are able to start work within 4 weeks of confirmation of funding. For more information, see the call website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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3. NIHR: COVID-19 Urgent Public Health Research

 

DHSC and UKRI  (through the NIHR) are jointly launching a rolling call for proposals for rapid research into COVID-19. As this is a rolling call there is currently no fixed end date to the call. They will aim to review complete proposals within 4 weeks of submission. For the full scope of the call, see the call website. For researchers in AHSS, the most relevant themes include:

  • Public Health - including what are relevant, feasible, effective approaches to promote acceptance, uptake, and adherence to public health measures for COVID-19 prevention and control, and how secondary impacts, including mental health, social isolation and domestic violence, can be rapidly identified and mitigated, including special attention to vulnerable groups.
  • Media and communication - studies into and implementation of the most effective ways to address the underlying drivers of fear, anxieties, rumours, stigma regarding COVID-19, and how to improve public knowledge, awareness, and trust during the response, including strategies to combat misinformation. Studies into the potential benefits of increased use of digital technology, for both communication and data capture.

Academic Principal Investigators applying for this call must be hosted by a UK institution which is eligible for UKRI funding. Applications from Small and Medium Enterprises, government arms length bodies, NHS organisations and equivalent UK authorities are also encouraged. The size of grants will vary according to the needs of each research project but will need to provide a robust case for value for money. Proposals are anticipated to be short term studies of up to 12 months. Applicants must apply by first filling out the information contained in the NIHR Clinical Research Network’s COVID-19 enquiry form. Applicants requiring funding will then be invited to complete a full application. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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4. AHRC (GCRF) Urgency Grants pilot: open for COVID-19 related research.

 

Funded as a part of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), this call provides an open, responsive mechanism through which arts and humanities researchers can respond to unanticipated urgent research needs, including (but not limited to) disasters, humanitarian emergencies, rapid radical political or economic change, changes to conflicts, major displacements of populations etc., or unanticipated time-limited opportunities for research to contribute to international development policy or practice. This call is open to applications addressing the Covid-19 pandemic and associated international development challenges and impacts. The projects must be ODA compliant. In addition, applications must demonstrate the case for urgency, explaining why there is a need for arts and humanities research to be conducted within specified time constraints that cannot be supported through other funding routes. Funding of up to £150,000 is available at 80 per cent full economic costing over up to 12 months. Applicants should first submit an expression of interest to the AHRC. The AHRC will aim to provide eligibility decisions within five working days of receipt. If the expression of interest is considered to fall within the scope of the scheme, applicants will then be invited to submit a full application. This scheme remains open until 31 October 2020. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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5. AHRC: The Impact of Covid-19 on Modern Slavery - pre call announcement

 

The AHRC Modern Slavery and Human Rights Policy and Evidence Centre will soon announce a call for research that can generate evidence to improve understanding of the effects of the pandemic on behaviours, systems and structures associated with modern slavery. They will accept proposals at any point during the year. The assessment process for applications submitted to this call will take approximately 12 weeks and the earliest start date for a project should be no earlier than 4 months after submission to the AHRC. For up to date information please check the call website.

 

 

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6. AHRC Policy and Evidence Centre for Human Rights and Modern Slavery

 

The Policy and Evidence Centre for Human Rights and Modern Slavery (‘the Centre’), led by AHRC and with support from ESRC, is designed to bring together research, policymakers, businesses, charities and NGOs. The Centre is funded by UKRI until 2024 and this first call for applications is focused on victim and survivor support and recovery. Applications are welcome from arts, humanities and social science (working with other disciplines where appropriate) to address the needs of those who have experienced modern slavery, and to improve their near and long-term outcomes of recovery. In addition to the publication of academic outputs, projects will also be required to produce output/s which are intended for and, importantly, co-created with non-academic stakeholders. Proposals for full economic costs of up to £300K for a period of up to 12 months may be submitted. The funder’s deadline is 30 September. For more information see the call website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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7. BA: The Humanities and Social Sciences Tackling Global Challenges

 

The British Academy is inviting interdisciplinary research proposals that will explore societal and economic issues faced by the Global South. Projects must seek to foster equitable research partnerships aiming to enhance our understanding and responses to global challenges related to:

•             Cities, urbanisation, urban settlements, (in)formality, urban living and practices, urban governance, urban infrastructure

•             Conflict, peace, (in)security, human dignity, violence, disasters, risk, crisis, fragility

•             Education, learning, early childhood, children, youth

The applicant must be of postdoctoral or above status (or have equivalent research experience) and either be in a permanent position or have a fixed-term contract for the duration of the award. Applications must demonstrate fully how researchers from the Global South will be involved as equal partners in the research proposed. This call is supported under the Global Challenges Research Fund and therefore will fund only ODA-eligible projects. Awards of up to £50,000 and for 24 months in duration are available. The British Academy welcomes submissions at all levels of funding up to £50,000, including below £10,000. The funder’s deadline is 1 July 2020 at 5pm. Projects must begin before 15 March 2021. For more information see the call website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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8. MRC/AHRC/ESRC Adolescence, Mental Health and the Developing Mind

The Medical Research Council, the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Economic and Social Research Council invite outline proposals for innovative and ambitious interdisciplinary programmes of original empirical research in adolescence, mental health and the developing mind. This £24M call will support a range of substantive flagship programmes, each of up to 4-year duration and up to £4M. This call is funded through UKRI’s Strategic Priorities Fund. This call will support awards at a range of interfaces, including arts and humanities, psychology, medicine, social science and biology. It is expected that the research supported will generate evidence with long-term potential for impact in policy and practice. Funded programmes will directly consider how their work is relevant to real life settings. This will require collaboration with, for example, local communities, healthcare, education, wider stakeholders (including policymakers), as well as adolescents and their families. Research supported through this call is expected to primarily focus on mental health and the developing mind of young people aged between 10 and 24. While international collaborations are welcomed, these should be in the service of improving adolescent wellbeing and mental health in the UK.  Funder’s deadline for outline proposals is 4pm on 15th September 2020. Awards will have a fixed start date of 1st July 2021.  For more information see the call website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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9. JPI MYBL, Equality and Wellbeing across Generations (EWG): NEW

 

Equality and Wellbeing across Generations (EWG) is a joint transnational call for proposals. With major demographic change taking place across Europe and Canada, it is inviting researchers to submit proposals that explore:

•             How demographic change is altering the implicit contract between generations?

•             How policy can ensure that change results in a reduction in inequality?

EWG consists of 11 countries (Austria, Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom). This call is focused on three aspects of inequality. Proposals may choose to focus on one, two or all three of these topics:

1.            Income and wealth

2.            Caring responsibilities

3.            Social and political participation

Each proposal must involve a minimum of three eligible applicants from at least three different countries participating in the Call. The maximum funding amount depends on the budgets committed by individual countries in the Project Consortium. The UK budget committed for the call is 1120000€. The funder’s deadline is 14 September. The results are expected in January 2021. The duration of projects is up to 36 months. For more information see the call website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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10. (JPICH) Cultural Heritage, Identities & Perspectives: Responding to Changing Societies

 

The Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage and Global Change (JPICH) has announced a new call on “The Cultural Heritage, Identities & Perspectives: Responding to Changing Societies (CHIP)”. This call invites such questions as: what role does heritage play in the formation of identities, how can institutions manage heritage in an inclusive manner, and to what extent digitization contributes to meaningful access to heritage. The call aims to support interdisciplinary research that is set up and carried out by transnational consortia within the context of a single project. For specific topics, see the call website.  The participating countries are: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Greece, the Netherlands, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Sweden and the United Kingdom. All project proposals must contain at least three research teams from the various countries. At least one stakeholder must be involved as an Associate Partner to strengthen the impact and societal relevance of the project.  The maximum duration of the projects is 36 months. For UK applicants, the maximum per project is 200,000 Euros fEC. The UK elements of projects must be costed on the basis of the full economic costs (fEC) of the research, and 80% of these costs can be claimed. For the budgets available for other countries, see the call document. The funder’s deadline is 22 September 2020, 1pm. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc28@cam.ac.uk).

 

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11. ISCF Healthy Ageing Social, Behavioural & Design Research Programme

 

The UKRI is inviting applications to the ISCF Healthy Ageing Social Behavioural and Design Research Programme. Awards up to £2 million (100% fEC) for a period of 36 months are available to conduct research into social, behavioural and design aspects of healthy ageing. This Programme is part of the ISCF Healthy Ageing Challenge portfolio of activities.  Proposals are expected to critically engage with businesses, including social enterprises, to enhance their understanding of the needs and opportunities of an ageing population, help inform innovators and to open up creative spaces for businesses and consumers in an ‘ageing market.’ The public sector and charities should also be engaged where appropriate. This is a two-stage call. The funder’s deadline for outline proposals is 16:00 on 7 July 2020. Successful projects must start on 1 March 2021. More information can be found on the call website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc28@cam.ac.uk).

 

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12. ERC Advanced Grants

 

The call for applications for ERC Advanced Grants is now open. To apply, researchers require a significant track record of research achievements over the last 10 years. ERC Advanced Grants are open across all disciplines. Funding of up to €2.5 million per project for projects of up to five years is available. The deadline is 26 August 2020. More information is available on the ERC website. Please speak to Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk) if you are planning to submit an application.

 

 

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13. Wellcome Trust Research Fellowships

 

This scheme supports postdoctoral researchers in health-related humanities and social sciences who do not hold established academic posts. The applicants must not have a permanent contract, or a contract that will last longer than this fellowship. Awards are for up to three years, or part-time over a longer period. An award will not usually be above £275,000. Support includes the Fellow’s salary and research expenses. The funder’s deadline for outline applications is 30 June 2020. For more information see the scheme website.  For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

 

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14. AHRC Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Engagement Fellowships: NEW

 

The AHRC has announced a new fellowship scheme: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Engagement Fellowship scheme. The funding available is intended to enable researchers to engage a variety of relevant stakeholders with their research, to embed their work into policy and practice, and to work with relevant communities to realise the full potential benefits of their research.  The Fellowships will therefore be inherently impact-focussed and cannot be used to conduct substantial new research.  For the purpose of this pilot call the focus is on the UK context, whilst recognising the potential cross-cultural value of internationally collaborative and connected research. Funding will be provided for researchers who have a strong track record of integrating their research within communities, engaging stakeholders with their research and/or communicating with the public. Applicants will need to demonstrate that they have robust existing relationships in place with the networks, platforms or partners necessary to deliver their programme of engagement.

 

The funding is limited to events, seminars, workshops, policy engagement, communication and knowledge exchange. Costed staff time for the PI is ineligible. Staff costs should be limited to the involvement of junior colleagues where their professional development is seen as a key impact of the overall fellowship. The fellowship should run for between 9-12 months. The maximum limit for applications is £100,000. The funder’s deadline is 10 September 2020. Fellowships must start no later than 1 February 2021. For more information see the call website. For support with your application contact Dr Benedict Kent (Benedict.Kent@admin.cam.ac.uk).

 

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AHSS Bulletin 24 August 2020

AHSS Research and Impact Facilitation Bulletin
24 August 2020

 

Please circulate to researchers in your Faculties/Departments. You can find more information and previous bulletins on the AHSS Research Website.

 

If you’re working on an application for research funding and would like feedback on a draft, please do contact the School’s Research Facilitator – Anna Cieslik (anna.cieslik@admin.cam.ac.uk)

 

Contents:

COVID-19-RELATED CALLS

  1. UKRI: Research and innovation ideas to address Covid-19/Ethnicity Highlight Notice
  2. AHRC-GCRF Urgency Grants pilot: open for Covid-19-related research /Disability Highlight Notice
  3. AHRC: The Impact of Covid-19 on Modern Slavery

 

THEMATIC CALLS

 

  1. AHRC Policy and Evidence Centre for Human Rights and Modern Slavery
  2. British Academy Knowledge Frontiers
  3. ADR UK Data First magistrates' and Crown Court Data Research Fellowship Scheme
  4. Preparing for Future Clean Air Challenges: Interdisciplinary research and innovation consortia

 

RECURRENT CALLS

 

  1. BA Mid-Career Fellowships, Outline Stage
  2. Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professorships
  3. UKRI-FAPESP bilateral agreement
  4. UKRI-FNR bilateral agreement

 

IMPACT/EVENTS

  1. Social Science Impact Fund for 2020/2021 (internal)
  2. AHRC Follow on Funding for Impact and Engagement Scheme: GCRF Highlight Notice
  3. AHRC New Generation Thinkers

 

1. UKRI: Research and innovation ideas to address Covid-19/Ethnicity Highlight Notice

 

Proposals are invited for short-term projects addressing and mitigating the health, social, economic, cultural and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak. Longer term research proposals that address the COVID-19 emergency or future pandemics that don't meet the urgency guidelines should be submitted through normal responsive mode. It is strongly encouraged that you consult the list of current Covid 19 priority areas. You should also be aware of the current Highlight Notice on “COVID-19 and minority ethnic groups: Understanding the reasons for vulnerability to COVID-19 and the differential social, cultural and economic impacts of the pandemic on minority ethnic groups”. The closing date for proposals under the Highlight Notice is 18 September 2020. Interdisciplinary approaches are encouraged. International collaboration is permitted, so long as the research is of relevance to the UK. The projects may be up to 18 months in duration.  There is no formal deadline by which to submit. Applications must be submitted through Je-S.  You will be notified of the outcomes as quickly as possible - Assessment Panels meet every 4-6 weeks. For more information, see the call website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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2. AHRC (GCRF) Urgency Grants pilot: open for COVID-19 related research/Disability Highlight Notice

 

Funded as a part of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), this call provides an open, responsive mechanism through which arts and humanities researchers can respond to unanticipated urgent research needs, including (but not limited to) disasters, humanitarian emergencies, rapid radical political or economic change, changes to conflicts, major displacements of populations etc., or unanticipated time-limited opportunities for research to contribute to international development policy or practice. This call is open to applications addressing the Covid-19 pandemic and associated international development challenges and impacts. The projects must be ODA compliant. In addition, applications must demonstrate the case for urgency, explaining why there is a need for arts and humanities research to be conducted within specified time constraints that cannot be supported through other funding routes. Funding of up to £150,000 is available at 80 per cent full economic costing over up to 12 months. Applicants should first submit an  expression of interest to the AHRC. The AHRC will aim to provide eligibility decisions within five working days of receipt. If the expression of interest is considered to fall within the scope of the scheme, applicants will then be invited to submit a full application. This scheme remains open until 31 October 2020.

A  new highlight notice currently now open for this call. The aim of studies funded under the highlight notice is to build the evidence base about the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on persons with disabilities, to explore the development of new participatory, co-produced and other mixed research methods and approaches drawing across disciplines for undertaking situational analysis in developing countries and to inform the development of strategies for disability inclusive recovery from the pandemic. Applicants may apply for funding of up to £100,000 (fEC) over a period of up to 6 months in duration. Applications focusing on Cambodia, Nepal and Zimbabwe are particularly welcome. Interested applicants will be required to submit an Expression of Interest using this Smartsurvey Form by 22 September. Selected applications will be invited to submit full proposals by 10 November 2020. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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3. AHRC: The Impact of Covid-19 on Modern Slavery

 

This is a Covid 19 Rapid Response funding call.  The purpose of this call is to support original and innovative research, which can act swiftly to improve understanding of the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on those who are vulnerable to slavery, those who are enslaved, and those who are survivors of modern slavery, as well as the organisations which support them, and services that seek to prevent, detect, and prosecute the perpetrators. A key aim for the outputs of this call is to improve the evidence base for the impact of the global pandemic on modern slavery, so that policy-makers and practitioners can effectively direct their resources where they are most needed. Interdisciplinary proposals are welcomed. The principal investigator must meet standard AHRC eligibility criteria. The maximum funding that may be sought for proposals under this call is £150,000 (at 100% full fEC) of the project, of which AHRC will fund 80% fEC. Proposals can last up to 6 months, provided that they are complete by 31st March. This is an open call and does not operate under fixed deadlines. You may submit a proposal at any point during the year. Please note that the assessment process for applications submitted to this call takes up to a maximum of 12 weeks (depending on the availability of our review panel). The earliest start date for a project should be no earlier than 3 months after submission to the AHRC. For more information see the call website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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4. AHRC Policy and Evidence Centre for Human Rights and Modern Slavery

 

The Policy and Evidence Centre for Human Rights and Modern Slavery (‘the Centre’), led by AHRC and with support from ESRC, is designed to bring together research, policymakers, businesses, charities and NGOs. The Centre is funded by UKRI until 2024 and this first call for applications is focused on victim and survivor support and recovery. Applications are welcome from arts, humanities and social sciences (working with other disciplines where appropriate) to address the needs of those who have experienced modern slavery, and to improve their near and long-term outcomes of recovery. In addition to the publication of academic outputs, projects will also be required to produce output/s which are intended for and, importantly, co-created with non-academic stakeholders. Proposals for full economic costs of up to £300K for a period of up to 12 months may be submitted. The funder’s deadline is 30 September. For more information see the call website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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5. BA: Knowledge Frontiers

 

This programme provides UK-based researchers at any career stage, and active in any discipline within the social sciences and the humanities, with an opportunity to develop and lead international interdisciplinary research projects in collaboration with colleagues from the natural, engineering and/or medical sciences. The British Academy is inviting proposals for projects which focus on the interaction between technology, nature and humanity. The Academy particularly encourages applications led by scholars in the humanities. Awards of 24 months in duration and up to £200,000 are available. Funding can be used to support the time of the Principal Investigator and Co-Applicants; postdoctoral (or equivalent) research assistance; travel, fieldwork and related expenses; and networking costs. Awards are offered on a 100% full economic costing basis.Projects must begin in March / April 2021. The funder’s deadline for applications is 17.00 (UK time) on 21 October 2020.  For more information see the call website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

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6. ADR UK Data First magistrates' and Crown Court Data Research Fellowship Scheme

 

ADR UK (Administrative Data Research UK) is welcoming applications for an initial six-month Research Fellowship scheme to conduct analysis using the newly available magistrates’ and/or Crown Court datasets, which contain case level data on criminal court use between 2011 and 2019. A number of six-month research grants are available, up to a maximum value of £65,000 at full economic cost (FEC) with a start date no later than 15 May 2021. They hope to fund between three and six projects to use the magistrates' and/or Crown Court datasets. Applications can be for either part-time or full-time Research Fellows, but the minimum should be for 60% full time equivalent. Eligibility criteria are as per the standard Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) Funding Rules. The funder’s deadline to apply is 20 October 2020. More details can be found on the call website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

 

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7. Preparing for Future Clean Air Challenges: Interdisciplinary research and innovation consortia

 

The UKRI invites proposals for interdisciplinary research and innovation consortia under the second wave of the Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF) Clean Air Programme. The aim of the second wave of SPF Clean Air Programme funding is to equip the UK to proactively tackle new and emerging air quality challenges related to changing emissions and exposure patterns and health impacts on groups of people most at risk. The projects will deliver new knowledge that provides critical foresight on emerging air pollution challenges and associated health risks and impacts. They will enable an increased understanding and quantification of human behavioural change and practices in order to develop and assess interventions, that limit harmful exposure to mitigate negative health impacts individuals most at risk. Up to £10m is available to fund approximately three to four consortia at £2–3.3m (80% FEC) each. Projects should start on 1 September 2021 and run for four years. Applicants must submit a Notification of Intent using the online registration form by 16:00 on 3 September 2020 for their outline bid to be considered. The final closing date for Outline Proposals is 16:00 on 15 October 2020. For more information see the call website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

 

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8. BA Mid-Career Fellowships – outline stage

 

The aim of the scheme is to allow successful applicants to obtain time freed from normal teaching and administrative commitments. The time bought by the scheme should be devoted to the completion of a major piece of research, and the Academy will also look for evidence of a clear commitment to a strategy of public engagement with and communication of the results of the research during the period of the Fellowship. These awards are intended primarily to provide opportunities for scholars who have already published works of intellectual distinction or have established a significant track record as an excellent communicator and ‘champion’ in their field, and who are normally within no more than 15 years from the award of their doctorate. In considering eligibility, the Academy will make due allowance for applicants who have had career breaks, and for established scholars who do not have doctorates. These Fellowships are covered under the Full Economic Costing (FEC) regime, but the Academy’s contribution to the salary of the Mid-Career Fellow will be capped at an upper limit of £80,000. It is not expected that the total value of an award will exceed £160,000 (BA contribution to FEC). Awards can be held over a minimum of 6 months and a maximum of 12 months. The funder’s deadline to apply with an outline is 16 September 2020. For more information see the funder’s website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

 

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9. Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professorships

 

These awards allow UK institutions to invite an eminent researcher from overseas to enhance the skills and knowledge of the academic staff and/or students. A Visiting Professorship may last for between 3 and 12 months, and tenures of 6 months or more can be spread over 2 or more visits. Applications must be made by a member of academic staff, based in a UK university or other higher education institution, who will be responsible for coordinating the visit. Depending on the individual circumstances of candidates, the Trust will award a maintenance grant up to a level commensurate with the salary of a professor in the comparable field in the UK. As an alternative to a maintenance grant/salary, the Trust will consider funding replacement salary costs for the visitor in their home institution. Applications are invited for a minimum of £10,000 and a maximum of £150,000. The funder’s deadline for applications is 8 October 2020. The Trust will report results to applicants within 5 to 6 months of each closing date. For more information see the funder’s website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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10. UKRI-FAPESP bilateral agreement

 

The UKRI and the State of São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) have agreed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to welcome, encourage and support applications that may cut across their national boundaries and involve international collaborative teams. Under this agreement, the relevant UK research council will receive and assess collaborative proposals from eligible institutions on behalf of both organisations. FAPESP-nominated experts will be involved with the peer review and decision-making processes throughout. In order to receive support from FAPESP, the Brazilian partners must be based at an institution eligible for their support. These are higher education and research organisations, public or non-profit in the State of São Paulo. Before submitting an application, the Brazilian principle investigator (PI) should contact FAPESP to confirm their eligibility. There is no deadline, and proposals will be accepted on an ongoing basis until expiry of the MoU on 31 December 2020. For more information, see the website of the relevant Research Council. For AHRC, click here. For ESRC, click here. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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11. UKRI-FNR bilateral agreement

 

The UKRI and Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR), Luxembourg, have signed a Statement of Intent (SoI) to encourage and support proposals that involve international collaborative teams. Under this agreement the relevant UK Research Council will receive and assess collaborative proposals from eligible institutions on behalf of both organisations. However, FNR nominated experts will be involved with the peer review and decision making processes throughout. In order to receive support from FNR, the Luxembourg partners must be based at an institution eligible for their support. There is no deadline, and proposals will be accepted on an ongoing basis until expiry of the SoI on 30 November 2021. Due to their respective different modes of funding and procedures, individual UK Research Councils take differing approaches to the implementation of the Agreement. For more information about this scheme see the funders’ website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

 

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12.  Social Science Impact Fund for 2020/21 (internal)

 

A call is now open for applications to the Social Science Impact Fund. Funding is available for knowledge exchange and impact activities at any stage of the research lifecycle but is primarily used for work that supports the use of social science research (this does not need to have been funded by the ESRC) with non-academic stakeholders beyond the university. The maximum award is £20,000 and the deadline for applications is 30 September 2020. Awards are expected to start on or as close as possible to 1st November and to run for a maximum of 12 months. This is the only call that will be made for the Social Sciences Impact Fund for academic year 2020/21 and the Steering Group expect to make this call annually. Funds are also available for rapid-response discretionary awards of up to £2,000. There is no deadline for this stream of funding and the Steering Groups aims to make decisions within ten days. For further guidance with examples of impact activity and a link to the online application form please go to the Fund’s website. For more information contact Dr Tina Basi, Social Science Impact Facilitator jktb2@cam.ac.uk.

 

 

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13.  AHRC GCRF Highlight Notice for International Development: Follow on Funding for Impact and Engagement Scheme 2020

 

The aim of this highlight notice is to encourage applications exploring innovative ways to enhance engagement with, and impacts from, research funded by the AHRC in one or more countries which receive Official Development Assistance (ODA) and/or which will contribute more broadly to international development. The highlight notice will provide opportunities to submit collaborative applications for up to £150,000 (fEC) over periods up to 18 months. Proposals will be expected to involve equitable partnerships with ODA eligible Countries and/ or with development organisations and to explore unanticipated or emergent pathways to impact directly related to current or past AHRC-funded or co-funded research (including, but not limited to, projects supported under the GCRF and Newton Fund). The funder’s deadline for receiving applications is 16:00 (UK time) on 13 October 2020. For more information see the funder’s website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk) or Dr Benedict Kent (AHimpact@admin.cam.ac.uk).

 

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14. AHRC New Generation Thinkers

 

This scheme offers early career researchers the opportunity to develop programmes for the BBC. If selected, they will workshop ideas with BBC producers, get media and public engagement training, and a platform for informing and influencing public opinion, policy and practice.  60 applicants will be invited to BBC workshops, from which 10 will be selected as New Generation Thinkers. Thinkers will then experience a year of focused activity and development from the BBC and AHRC. To apply for the New Generation Thinkers scheme, the applicants must be: a UK resident, over the age of 18 and currently working or studying at a UK research organisation that is eligible to receive funding from UK Research and Innovation. They must also be either a current PhD student (close to submission), or within eight years of the award of the PhD, or within six years of their first academic appointment. The research must have a primary focus in the arts and humanities. The application closes on 1 October 2020. See the funder’s website for more information and links to the “How to Apply” webinar. For support with your application contact Dr Benedict Kent (AHimpact@admin.cam.ac.uk).

 

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AHSS Bulletin 9 October 2020

AHSS Research and Impact Facilitation Bulletin
9 October 2020

 

Please circulate to researchers in your Faculties/Departments. You can find more information and previous bulletins on the AHSS Research Website.

 

If you’re working on an application for research funding and would like feedback on a draft, please do contact the School’s Research Facilitator – Anna Cieslik (anna.cieslik@admin.cam.ac.uk)

 

Contents:

 

THEMATIC CALLS

 

  1. AHRC Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Urgency Grants pilot

 

RECURRENT CALLS

 

  1. The British Academy / Wolfson Fellowships
  2. BA / Leverhulme Small Research Grants 2020-21
  3. BA APEX Awards
  4. Leverhulme Research Fellowships
  5. Leverhulme International Fellowships
  6. BA/Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowships

 

IMPACT/EVENTS

  1. Engaging with Government 2021
  2. Arts and Humanities Impact Fund

 

1.AHRC Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Urgency Grants Pilot

 

The primary focus of this scheme is to provide an accelerated route for funding projects where there is a demonstrably time-limited window of opportunity to conduct research or deliver project impact/outputs. Proposals which primarily seek to address and mitigate the health, social, economic, cultural and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak will not be accepted for consideration under this pilot call. Proposals are expected to meet a development need or challenge in low- or middle-income countries (LMICs)to address the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Applications for up to £150,000  (at fEC) for a period of up to 18 months may be submitted at any time during the period of the pilot scheme. The pilot Scheme will close to new expressions of interest at 16h00 on 31 January 2021. For more information, see the call website. For support with your application, contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk)

 

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2.The British Academy/ Wolfson Fellowships

 

These awards provide early-career academics with time to pursue their research, along with funding for public engagement and travel. This scheme emphasizes the importance of award-holders communicating their plans and results to a broad audience. Applicants must have a full-time or part-time permanent or fixed term post that covers the length of the award. They should be within seven years of completion of their doctorate. The award duration is three years and the grant maximum is £130,000 across these three years. The deadline to apply for this award is 25th November 2020. For more information, see the call website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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3.BA Leverhulme Small Research Grants 2020/21

 

The BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants are available to support primary research in the humanities and social sciences. These awards open to postdoctoral scholars, up to £10,000 in value and tenable for up to 24 months. They cover the cost of the expenses arising from a defined research project. They do not cover the applicant’s salary.  The deadline date for applications is 17h00, 11th November 2020. For more information see the call website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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4.BA Apex Awards

 

This scheme promotes collaboration across disciplines, with an emphasis on the boundary between science, engineering and the social sciences and humanities. Scholars with an established record as an independent researcher are encouraged to apply.  They must have a contract of employment for at least as long as the duration of the project. This scheme an award of up to £100,000 and funding can be provided for up to two years. The deadline for applications is 15h00, 29th October 2020. For more information see the call website. For support with your application, contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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5.Leverhulme Research Fellowships

 

The Leverhulme Research Fellowships are awarded to experienced researchers to complete a programme of original research. Only researchers in permanent positions are eligible to apply. The maximum value of a Fellowship is £60,000 over 24 months. The awards provide research expenses over and above normal living costs and/or provide a contribution towards reasonable teaching replacement costs. The funder’s deadline is 12th November. For more information see the call website. For support with your application, contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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6.Leverhulme International Fellowships

 

This scheme allows established researchers develop new knowledge, skills and ideas in one or more research centres outside the UK. It can be used for collaboratively developing new lines of research, developing innovations in teaching or preparing for collaborative grant applications. The applicant must hold a post in a UK institution, and have held such a post in the UK for at least the last three years. The maximum value of a Fellowship is £50,000. More details can be found on the call website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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7.BA/Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowships

 

The aim of the scheme is to allow successful applicants to obtain time freed from normal teaching and administrative commitments. The time bought by the scheme should be devoted to the completion of a major piece of research. The Fellowships are tenable for one year and must be taken up in the autumn of 2021. These awards are not covered under the Full Economic Costing (FEC) regime and no research expenses are available. The only cost payable will be the salary of a replacement lecturer.  Applicants who have already applied to the Academy’s 2020-21 round of the Mid-Career Fellowship scheme are not permitted to apply to this scheme. The funder’s deadline for applications is 18th November 2020. For more information see the call website. For support with your application contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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8.AHRC Engaging with Government 2021

 

The Arts and Humanities Research Council, in partnership with the Institute for Government, invites applications to attend a three-day course designed to provide an insight into the policy-making process and to help participants develop the skills needed to pursue the policy implications of their research (23 to 25 February 2021 in London). The course aims to build links between policy makers and new research in the arts and humanities. Arts and humanities researchers at all career stages working in any area of AHRC’s subject domain may apply. They must be employed in full- or part-time postdoctoral or equivalent position, at an eligible UK HEI, research institute or independent research organisation, which may be either fixed term or permanent, and which lists academic research as one of its main responsibilities. Applicants must be in a post at the time of application, and the position must extend beyond the course. The cost of the course, accommodation, travel and subsistence are covered. Closing date for applications: 30 Oct 2020. For more information: see the website. If you would like support for your application, please contact AHImpact@admin.cam.ac.uk.

 

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9.Arts and Humanities Impact Fund

 

The window for applications to Michaelmas Term’s AHIF is currently open. The fund provides flexible funding of up to £10,000 for impact projects that use arts and humanities research and expertise with stakeholders and beneficiaries beyond the University. It supports activities that broaden research engagement with business, NGOs and the public and third sectors, as well as collaborations with external organisations, development of new engagement methods, and short projects to define routes to impact. Projects are expected to last no longer than 12 months from an award being made. Applications must include a PI with a current contract of employment as a senior independent researcher with the University. Relevant non-school institutional staff (such as from Museums or Libraries) on academic-related contracts are also eligible to apply. Further details on eligibility may be found in the Scheme Guidance Notes. The deadline for submitting the online application form is 5pm on Thursday 5th November 2020, and the Fund expects to announce decisions in December.  Please note, Heads of Faculty/Department and relevant Research Grants Administrator should be informed about the application at the earliest opportunity to ensure that internal approval procedures are followed. For links to the application form and more information about the call, please visit: https://www.ahssresearch.group.cam.ac.uk/impact/AH-Impact-Fund. For examples of recent impact work in the Arts and Humanities, see the AHSS Impact  Resources webpage. For support for an application, please contact: Dr Benedict Kent in good time prior to applying (AHImpact@admin.cam.ac.uk).

 

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AHSS Bulletin 23 November

AHSS Research and Impact Facilitation Bulletin
23 November 2020

 

Please circulate to researchers in your Faculties/Departments. You can find more information and previous bulletins on the AHSS Research Website.

 

If you’re working on an application for research funding and would like feedback on a draft, please do contact the School’s Research Facilitator – Anna Cieslik (anna.cieslik@admin.cam.ac.uk)

Contents:

THEMATIC CALLS

 

  1. BA Education Research in Conflict and Crisis – Bilateral Research Chairs   
  2. ESRC-Taiwan networking grant
  3. AHRC Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Urgency Grants pilot

 

RECURRENT CALLS

 

  1. UK-German collaborative research projects in the humanities: NEW
  2. Leverhulme Trust Research Centres: NEW
  3. British Academy Conferences: NEW
  4. Wellcome Trust Research Fellowships in Humanities and Social Science
  5. Leverhulme Trust Emeritus Fellowships

 

IMPACT/EVENTS

  1. Engaging the public with Census 2021
  2. UKRI Healthy Aging Catalyst Awards

 

  1. BA Education Research in Conflict and Crisis – Bilateral Research Chairs

The British Academy is inviting proposals to support bilateral partnership research chairs delivering a programme on education research in conflict and crisis. The application must be submitted by a named applicant in partnership with two named institutions, at least one of which must be from institutions in the Middle East, Eastern Africa, Western Africa, Myanmar and Bangladesh. Institutions applying to host a research chair can be included in up to three applications. Thus, this call is subject to the University’s restricted calls policy. See the email circulated by the Research Strategy Office on 20.10.2020. The internal application deadline is 26 November. The established researcher will develop the research strength of their institutions and their impact as well as strong and tangible partnerships between research institutions. Awards of up to £555,000 over three years are available. Funding includes salary costs, funding for the programme of research, other researchers, masters and doctoral students, and support for the institutions to administer and support the chair. Awards are expected to run for three years starting from September 2021. The funder’s deadline for submissions is Wednesday 20th January 2021 by 17h00. See the BA website for more information. For support with your application, contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk)

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  1. ESRC – Taiwan Networking Grant

This call seeks to improve the connectivity between UK and Taiwan social science research communities, by providing funding to groups of researchers to foster new connections and develop common research agendas. Proposals should contain a UK component, to be funded by ESRC, and a Taiwan component, to be funded by MOST. The maximum proposal length is 18 months. The total UK component of a proposal may be a maximum of £31,000 (at 80% FEC). The Taiwan component of the proposal has an equivalent limit of NT$1,240,000 (funded at 100%). The funder’s deadline for submission is 16h00 on the 7th January 2021.  See the scheme website for more information. For support with your application, contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

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  1. AHRC Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Urgency Grants pilot

The primary focus of this scheme is to provide an accelerated route for funding projects where there is a demonstrably time-limited window of opportunity to conduct research or deliver project impact/outputs. Proposals which primarily seek to address and mitigate the health, social, economic, cultural and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak will not be accepted for consideration under this pilot call. Proposals are expected to meet a development need or challenge in low- or middle-income countries (LMICs)to address the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Applications for up to £150,000  (at fEC) for a period of up to 18 months may be submitted at any time during the period of the pilot scheme. The pilot Scheme will close to new expressions of interest at 16h00 on 31 January 2021. For more information, see the call website. For support with your application, contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk)

 

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  1. UK-German collaborative research projects in the humanities

 

The German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) have launched a call for collaborative research proposals, bringing together arts and humanities researchers in the UK and Germany to conduct joint projects. Up to £350,000 is available for projects of up to three years. Research projects can address any area of arts and humanities, including law and linguistics. Applicants should demonstrate the added value which cross-national collaboration will make to advancing research. The funder’s deadline is 24 February 2021 23:00 UK time.  See the UKRI website for more information. For support with your application, contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk)

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  1. Leverhulme Research Centres

This call is expected to open in January 2021. The University is only permitted to submit one bid, thus an internal selection procedure is expected to be advertised soon.

Research Centres do not only conduct research of outstanding originality but also aspire to achieve a significant step-change in scholarship. The Trust’s aim is to encourage new approaches that may establish or reshape a field of study and so transform our understanding of a significant contemporary topic. Applicants are therefore invited to be bold in compiling their bids. Up to £1 million per annum is available for between 5 and 10 years, with an appropriate mid-grant review. At least 75% of the resources requested must be used to provide funding for research staff (research assistants, postgraduate students, replacement teaching costs). See the Leverhulme Trust website for more information. For support with your application, contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

 

  1. British Academy Conferences

 

The British Academy Conferences scheme presents an opportunity for UK-based scholars to run a landmark event as part of the Academy’s events programme.  Awards are for conferences to be held in 2022. Up to £20,000 per conference is available. For conferences on health and wellbeing under the British Academy / Wellcome Trust scheme, the upper limit of awards is £30,000. The funder’s deadline is 27 Jan 2021 - 17:00. See the BA website for more information. For support with your application, contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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  1. Wellcome Trust Research Fellowships in Humanities and Social Science

 

This scheme supports postdoctoral researchers in health-related humanities and social sciences who do not hold established academic posts. The Wellcome Trust preliminary application deadline is 17h00 on 5th January 2021. The total award is up to £275,000 and duration of funding is available for up to three years. See the funder’s website for more information. For support with your application, contact Dr Anna Cieslik (amc238@cam.ac.uk).

 

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  1. Leverhulme Trust Emeritus Fellowships

 

The Emeritus Fellowship is available for senior researchers who have retired or partially retired from an academic post to complete a research project and prepare the results for publication. The fellowship award is up to £24,000 to cover research expenses. Personal maintenance allowance or remuneration for the applicant is not an eligible expense.   The duration of the fellowship is between 3 and 24 months.  The funder’s deadline is 4 February 2021, 4pm. See the website for more information.

 

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  1. Engaging the public with Census 2021

 

These awards are for public engagement activity linked to Census 2021.  Applicants are encouraged to think creatively about the project and to embrace diverse public engagement methods. The activity must take place in early 2021 (between February and April). The AHRC and the ESRC will award grants of up to £10,000. The funder’s deadline for submitting an application is 16h00 on 15th December 2020. See the website for more information. For support with your application, contact Dr Benedict Kent (ahimpact@admin.cam.ac.uk).

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  1. UKRI Healthy Aging Catalyst Awards

 

In partnership with Zinc, the UKRI is offering grants of £50,000 (£62,500 100% fEC) and innovation support to turn ambitious ideas into workable products and services. The scheme is part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) Healthy Ageing Challenge and is open to researchers working at any career level in fields that can be applied to healthy ageing. Zinc is particularly keen to hear from early career researchers, those from an arts, humanities and social science background, and have them be the PI on the applications. The funder is looking for applicants who are passionate about applying their research to healthy ageing and committed to maximising the impact of their work, whether through policy change, the market, or a social movement. Zinc are offering a co-creation application process where they will get to know the individual, the problem they are trying to solve and help them prepare the best possible proposal through a series of workshops and interviews from January through May. Expressions of interest will need to be submitted in February and final applications in May 2021. The programme of support starts in September 2021 and last 9 months. The duration of the grant is 12 months. See the website for more information. For support with your application, contact Dr Benedict Kent (ahimpact@admin.cam.ac.uk).

 

Please forward this information to researchers within your Faculty or Department.

 

Please do contact me if you have any questions (details below).

 

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With best wishes,

 

Dr Anna Cieslik
School Research Facilitator (UK)

 

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