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Medical Humanities Awards 2020

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The Medical Humanities Awards champion the application of the arts and humanities within interdisciplinary research, and recognise education and social action informed by the arts and humanities, which transform our understanding of health and social care, health, and/or wellbeing in their social, cultural, and political contexts.

The Awards recognise and showcase the very best research, impact, and leadership from this field of study. Funders hope it will encourage further valuable work at the interface between research in the arts and humanities and new insights into health, healthcare, and wellbeing.

Applications and nominations are invited under five categories, with the winner of each category being awarded a £5,000 prize at an award ceremony to be held in July 2020:

  • Best Research
  • Best Doctoral or Early Career Research
  • Best International Research
  • Best Community Led Project
  • Leadership Award

More details on the awards and how to apply can be found in the guidance document available here: https://ahrc.ukri.org/funding/apply-for-funding/current-opportunities/medical-humanities-awards-2020/

 


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Opportunity announcement – ‘Landscape decisions’ Fellowships

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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’. This is a four-year multidisciplinary programme jointly delivered by NERC, the Arts & Humanities Research Council, the Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council, the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council and the Economic & Social Research Council on behalf of UKRI.

Fellowship proposals to this call could address a number of challenges. Examples may include, but are not limited to, the following (in no particular order):

  • How to ensure landscape decisions are climate-resilient;
  • How landscape decisions can support the UK’s 2050 net zero emissions target;
  • The role of mathematics, big data and artificial intelligence within landscape decision making;
  • How decisions on multifunctional landscapes can be taken under uncertainty to improve environmental land management;
  • The engagement of diverse social and institutional groups with landscape decision making;
  • The role of individual emotions and values, and/or finance in landscape decision making.
  • How to ensure landscape decisions take account of local/regional place-based factors including those of a socio-political and economic nature.

Three types of Fellowship are available:

  • Research Synthesis Fellowships.
  • Research Translation Fellowships.
  • Community Engagement Research Fellowships.

Funds of up to £1 million are available for this call. Fellowships can be full or part-time and applications are open to people at any career stage.

Deadline: 26 March 2020

Full details and how to apply: https://nerc.ukri.org/research/funded/programmes/landscape/news/ao-landscape-decisions-fellowships/

Please get in touch with your relevant Research Development Manager


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Invitation: AHRC visit to ManMet for Global Challenges info session, Jan 2020

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We are pleased to invite ManMet colleagues to a half-day visit by Gary Grubb, Associate Director at the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

Gary’s remit includes interdisciplinary and cross-Council research and his current area of focus is AHRC’s ‘global activities’ including the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) which he will be concentrating on for this visit.

The event is open to all our researchers interested in UKRI’s Global Challenges work but especially those working within the AHRC’s arts and humanities remit.

Date: Friday 10th January 2020

Location:  BR 2.17,  Brooks Building

Programme:

10 -11am Gary Grubb presentation on ‘AHRC’s global activities’

This will focus on AHRC’s interests and opportunities in GCRF and particularly their take on the role of arts and humanities research within the GCRF programme. Gary will also range into broader UKRI GCRF / ODA activities and talk about research policy issues in this space that cut across Councils / UKRI.

11 – 11:15 Break

11:15 – 12:15 ManMet Showcase.

4 x 15 mins presentations from our academics sharing their GCRF related research

12:15 – 1pm Q&A

A panel consisting of Gary Grubb, Professor Kate Pahl and other ManMet staff with GCRF experience (e.g. reviewers and panel members and reviewers) will discuss audience questions.

This is a two-way dialogue and an opportunity for participants give feedback and share ideas with Gary to take back to the AHRC/UKRI.

Topics could include:

– Practical issues such as equitable partnerships and ethics

– Areas of future focus

– How arts and humanities research fits within interdisciplinary work in this area

– Colleagues experiences of being involved in GCRF research

PLEASE BOOK VIA EVENT BRITE HERE:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/talk-by-gary-grubb-of-the-ahrc-tickets-79190692493?aff=utm_source%3Deb_email%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3Dnew_event_email&utm_term=eventurl_text

 


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Governance after Brexit – ESRC call for Outline proposals

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The ESRC invites outline proposals for the second phase of its Governance after Brexit programme.

Brexit affects society, politics and the economy across the UK. The UK-EU exit negotiations have challenged the UK state, devolved political systems, local government, business organisations and trade unions, civil society organisations and the wider public. The primary aim of this call is to encourage proposals which adopt a long-term perspective and/or involve fundamental research into issues of governance, and the questions, problems and opportunities which lie behind and beyond the negotiations. Proposals to this call should address the priority areas outlined in the Call Specification either individually or in combination.

Proposals should address the call’s key research challenges and opportunities in an innovative and ambitious manner. This may include conceptual and theoretical innovation as well as the development of novel research methods and approaches. Potential innovation is an assessment criteria for this call and proposals which demonstrate a clear capacity for innovation are preferred over proposals which might seek to redeploy existing work in a Brexit context.

Awards made under this phase of the programme will be expected to work closely with ESRC’s UK in a Changing Europe initiative (UKICE) to maximise the opportunities to disseminate this distinctive long-term research perspective on Brexit. Outline proposals to this call should therefore articulate clear plans for engaging with UKICE as part of their impact strategy.

Assessment process and Anonymous Case for Support

Please note that shortlisting at the Outline Stage for this call will be based entirely on the Case for Support document attached to outline proposals. This will be conducted on a double-blind basis where the identity of each party (applicants and panel members) are concealed from the other party. As a result the Case for Support for outline proposals must be sufficiently anonymised in order to avoid directly or indirectly revealing the identity of the project team to assessors. Names of individual researchers or specific research organisations should therefore not be included. References to previous work should also be conveyed in terms which do not risk identifying the applicants to assessors. Where this attachment is deemed insufficiently anonymous proposals may be considered ineligible for processing.

Shortlisted applications will subsequently be invited to submit full proposals for further assessment.

Webinar

ESRC will host an online Q&A session with Professor Dan Wincott, Cardiff University (Director of Governance after Brexit). This webinar will provide prospective applicants with an opportunity to ask questions about the scope and priority areas of the call. The date/time of the webinar will be announced on this page in due course alongside information on how to join the meeting online.

How to apply

All proposals must be submitted through UKRI’s Joint Electronic Submission system (Je-S) (https://je-s.rcuk.ac.uk/JeS2WebLoginSite/Login.aspx). Detailed information about how to apply is provided in the Je-S guidance below.

Outline proposals should be between £300,000 and £750,000 at 100 per cent Full Economic Cost (fEC) and should start from 1 November 2020 for a maximum period of 36 months. The ESRC will meet 80 per cent of the full economic costs of proposals that are funded under this call. All outline proposals for this programme must be received by 16:00 on 16 January 2020.

Commissioning timetable

  • Closing date for outline proposals – 16:00 on 16 January 2020
  • Shortlisting Panel meeting – February 2020
  • Full proposals invited – early March 2020
  • Closing date for full proposals – mid April 2020
  • Assessment period – May-June 2020
  • Commissioning Panel meeting – July 2020
  • Final decisions – August 2020
  • Grants to start – 1 November 2020

Please contact your Research Development Manager if interested.

All info and Guidance is here: https://esrc.ukri.org/funding/funding-opportunities/governance-after-brexit-phase-2-outline-stage/

 


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Reminder for today – intro to Nuffield’s new Strategic Fund at 2pm

Nuffield FoundationThe Nuffield Foundation recently launched a new £15m Strategic Fund to support their social science work and “ambitious, interdisciplinary research projects that will address some of the most important challenges facing UK society and the public policy agenda in the next decade”.

This programme will run for 2 years supporting large scale projects of £1-3 million.

Germaine Loader from the RKE team will provide a brief intro presentation on the new fund including the key points from the Call, an overview of the application process and some thoughts as to what Nuffield are looking for.

2-3 pm Wednesday 6th November, GM 307

As these projects are large and interdisciplinary, attendees are also very welcome to use the time slot to present/discuss potential ideas with colleagues. From an RKE perspective, it would also be very beneficial to gather levels of interest so that we can co-ordinate.

Please book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/brief-intro-to-nuffield-foundations-new-strategic-fund-tickets-78949491053

Call: https://www.nuffieldfoundation.org/strategic-fund-including-seed-corn-funding

 


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Intro session on the Nuffield Foundation’s new ‘Strategic Fund’

Nuffield Foundation  The Nuffield Foundation recently launched a new £15m Strategic Fund to support their social science work and “ambitious, interdisciplinary research projects that will address some of the most important challenges facing UK society and the public policy agenda in the next decade”.

This programme will run for 2 years supporting large scale projects of £1-3 million.

Germaine Loader from the RKE team will provide a brief intro presentation on the new fund including the key points from the Call, an overview of the application process and some thoughts as to what Nuffield are looking for.

2-3 pm Wednesday 6th November, GM 307

As these projects are large and interdisciplinary, attendees are also very welcome to use the time slot to present/discuss potential ideas with colleagues. From an RKE perspective, it would also be very beneficial to gather levels of interest so that we can co-ordinate.

Please book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/brief-intro-to-nuffield-foundations-new-strategic-fund-tickets-78949491053

Call: https://www.nuffieldfoundation.org/strategic-fund-including-seed-corn-funding

 

 


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Meet the AHRC and hear about their plans in a one day engagement event

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AHRC 2From November 2019 to February 2020, the AHRC will be touring the UK with a series of free one day events packed with panel sessions, speakers and networking opportunities. These new events are designed to help researchers, research offices, communications, policy and public engagement professionals get a deeper insight into our newly launched Delivery Plan and meet the team from AHRC. Three of the dates have been announced and you can register for your place today.

The ‘Meet the Arts and Humanities Research Council’ events will run approximately from 10am – 5pm, with an additional evening reception for those who would like to attend. Events will take place at the following locations:

  • Cardiff University – 6 November 2019
  • University of Strathclyde – 10 December 2019
  • The University of Manchester – 9 January 2020

There will also be an event in London in spring 2020. Full details…

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