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Today’s Tenders

Take a look at these Tender opportunities for funding in Knowledge Exchange activities. Please pass these on to any colleagues you feel may also be interested. For more information on any opportunity listed, please contact rketenders@mmu.ac.uk

Evaluation of Cultural Citizens Programme

Arts Council England is seeking a provider to deliver an evaluation of the Cultural Citizens Programme. The programme targets disadvantaged communities where fewer people currently visit museums, galleries or the theatre, in an attempt to ensure that every child has culture as part of their education. The evaluation needs to assess whether the programme has been successful in its aims and whether a future expansion of the programme would be a worthwhile endeavour.

Deadline for proposals: 12 October

Funding available: £70,000

Evaluation of Coffin Works Heritage Attraction

Birmingham Conservation Trust is nearing the end of the HLF-funded restoration of the Coffin Works in Birmingham and is in need of an external evaluator to review the project and make recommendations as to how the attraction might go forward.

Deadline for proposals: 21 October

Funding available: £8,000


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Today’s Tenders

Take a look at this Tender opportunity for funding in Knowledge Exchange activities. Please pass this on to any colleagues you feel may also be interested. For more information on any opportunity listed, please contact rketenders@mmu.ac.uk

Evaluation of European Sound & Music Heritage Project

Europeana Sounds is a three year EC-funded project designed to open a gateway to Europe’s sound and music heritage and to increase its accessibility. The project is now nearing its end and the British Library would like to commission an independent evaluation to discover which areas the project has been successful in and where improvements could be made.

Deadline for proposals: 14 October


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Pre-call announcement: AHRC Global Challenges Research Fund Large Projects Call

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As part of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) is intending to announce a call in October 2016 for large-scale, collaborative grants for international development. Funding will support multi-disciplinary, internationally collaborative programmes rooted in the arts and humanities that take an area-based approach to addressing global development challenges.

The intention is to make funding of £1.5-2 million and up to 3 years duration available per project through the ‘Network Plus’ funding model. This model provides opportunities to bring together arts and humanities area-based expertise across disciplines and research organisations to address a set of integrated development challenges in particular places, societies and development contexts. The AHRC anticipates funding up to 5 projects.

The application process is expected to be in two stages with the deadline for Expressions of Interest likely to be in January 2017. There will then be further engagement with those invited through to full submission stage, expected to be in early summer 2017.

In support of the anticipated launch of this call the AHRC is holding a Town Meeting / Networking event at The Studio in Birmingham on 4th November 2016. Further details of the event and how to apply for a place can be found on the Events pages.

Further information about the call will be announced on the AHRC website in due course.


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Today’s Tenders

Take a look at these Tender opportunities for funding in Knowledge Exchange activities. Please pass these on to any colleagues you feel may also be interested. For more information on any opportunity listed, please contact rketenders@mmu.ac.uk

Report on Colour Vision Loss

The Ministry of Defence wishes to commission a report to determine classification system for accurate assessment of colour vision loss.

Deadline for proposals: 10 October

Funding available: £113,000

Research into Road Investment and Economic Clusters within/between Cities

The Department for Transport wants to commission a literature review and case studies looking into specific aspects of wider economic impacts that occur when improved road links increase the attractiveness of a place for investment. The outcome of this research will extend the evidence base underlying social Cost-Benefit-Analysis of proposed major roads schemes.

Deadline for proposals: 14 October


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Today’s Tenders

Take a look at these Tender opportunities for funding in Knowledge Exchange activities. Please pass these on to any colleagues you feel may also be interested. For more information on any opportunity listed, please contact rketenders@mmu.ac.uk

Understanding Arts Council England’s Reputation

Arts Council England wishes to commission a research project to explore perceptions of the Arts Council as a place to work. They would like to understand these perceptions across a broad pool of people, but within this pool should be included a range of individuals with characteristics protected under the Equality Act.

Deadline for proposals: 10 October

Study of the Agency Cost Element of the Rate of NHS Funded Nursing Care

The Secretary of State for Health is commissioning a study of the agency cost element of the rate of NHS-funded Nursing Care (NHS FNC) in England. The purpose of the study is to: consider and identify the agency cost component at a national level, of providing registered nursing care as part of a package of care in a nursing care home in England; deliver an estimate of the agency cost component of NHS FNC by region, which can be used to inform re-calculation of the overall and regional rates of NHS FNC; provide evidence and analysis of the main agency cost drivers for nursing care providers; and deliver a qualitative analysis of evidence to inform a view on best practice in agency usage across this sector.

Deadline for proposals: 10 October

Funding available: £100,000


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NIHR Event: Programme Grants for Applied Research

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NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR) Information Events offer an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the PGfAR funding stream.

Professor Paul Little, Director of the PGfAR programme will be joined by staff from the NIHR Central Commissioning Facility (CCF) and a local PGfAR funding panel member to give a presentation followed by a Q&A session.

Researchers currently developing, or considering developing, a proposal for submission to PGfAR for funding are invited to take advantage of a one to one session with PGfAR programme and RDS staff to discuss their proposed study.

The next event will be held at Manchester University – 24 November 2016.

These free events are hosted by the NIHR Research Design Service.  For more information about the events and to register please visit the event webpage.

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Cyber Security Software Developer – KTP Associate Opportunity

Another exciting opportunity has become available for a Master’s degree or doctoral level candidate to develop broadly applicable and widely adopted cyber security solutions to protect evolving, cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystems, and other data processing infrastructures, to significantly enhance sales to domestic and export markets.

This is a 32-month Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between the Manchester Metropolitan University and Raa IT Solutions Ltd. Employed and supported by a team of academic experts from the University, the Associate will be based at the company’s premises in Sale, Greater Manchester.

If you think this role could be for you or know someone who would be interested, find out more at http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/jobs/vacancies/

If you have any questions regarding this role or about Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, please contact ktp@mmu.ac.uk

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