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HPSC Research Grant Application Workshop

Members of the Health, Psychology and Social Care Faculty are invited to attend a Research Grant Application Workshop hosted by your Research Development Team.

The event has been designed for Academic members of staff who are eligible to apply for external research funding and plan on applying within the next 6 months – this includes Research Fellows on permanent contracts.

  • Date: Wednesday 27th November
  • Time: 12 – 4pm
  • Location: Brooks Building
  • Registration: Via Eventbrite.

To register for this free event please complete the form on the linked Eventbrite Page. You will be required to confirm your eligibility, give a brief summary of your planned research and funder and provide a question that you would like to ask our academic panel.

For further details please visit the Event Page or contact your Research Development Team.

Please note: This event is open to members of Health, Psychology and Social Care only.


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27 November deadline for Seed corn funding under Communities & Culture Network +

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Communities and Culture Network+ are issuing an open and response-mode call for seed projects of £1-4k per project  to fund small discrete projects within their remit. The Network is a strand of the Digital Economy theme led by EPSRC and aims to investigate ” the digital transformations of communities and culture… We directly address the actual, claimed and potential impact of mobile and digital technologies on everyday life, citizenship, culture and community”.

This is an open call for collaborative or academic projects, for post-doctoral up to experienced researchers.  The projects should develop an idea or project, test a concept or theory, be creative or concept driven, and/or develop partnerships through activities.

 Projects submitted for the final call in November 2014 (deadline 27th November)  must start by January 2015 and the duration must not exceed three months.

You can find full details of the seed project call and the costing template here: http://www.communitiesandculture.org/funding/

Please speak to your Research Development Manager in RKE for help with the costings for these as the scheme uses full economic costing as the budget basis.


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CCN+ call for pilot projects: Food and Austerity

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 The Communities and Culture Network+, NEMODE and Sustainable Society Network+ are issuing a series of calls for pilot projects on the issue of Food and Austerity. They aim to use this issue as a focal point and case study for a range of connected issues that vary in scope from the very local to the global. Communities and Culture Network+ is particularly interested in the relationship between food banks and the wider political, economic and social landscape.

The CCN+ is inviting applications for up to £25,000 to fund a discrete pilot project of 6 months duration. If a placement is required to supplement data acquisition additional funds of up to £10,000 may be sought. This call seeks projects, commensurate with the overarching goals of the Communities and Culture strand of the Network+, that investigate questions of food in contemporary conditions of austerity, and that do so in relation (i) to digital transformation and (ii) in relation to forms of intervention that centrally involve digital media technologies.

Projects will start no later than October 2014 and run for 6 months.  Closing date: 10th June 2014, 16:00

Further details are available on the Funding page of the CCN+ website at http://www.communitiesandculture.org/funding/.


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Joseph Rowntree Foundation: Evidence review call – Locality & Community Resistance to Climate Change

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The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) has issued a call for proposals which seek to identify what existing evidence and emerging practice tell us about local, including community, resilience to climate change.

The JRF are looking for proposals that will help them to understand what factors can support community resilience and further understand social vulnerability to climate change:

They want to understand:

  • What factors support/undermine community resilience in the face of climate change?
  • What are the roles of different stakeholders in developing resilience, considering in particular, communities and local authorities?
  • What is the relationship between community resilience

And

  • wider institutional and societal resilience?
  • the resilience of physical infrastructure in different localities?
  • social and spatial vulnerability to climate change?
  • What does existing evidence and emerging practice tell us about the current picture of local climate resilience in the UK (considering both local initiatives that might support adaptation and carbon reduction) and how this could be enhanced in different contexts?

Up to £40,000 is available for this call for projects lasting 6-9 months and starting in July 2014. The deadline for proposals is the 11th June 2014

For further information please see the JRF website for additional call details and the application process:  http://www.jrf.org.uk/funding/calls-for-proposal/evidence-review-locality-community-resilience-climate-change


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Communities and Culture Network + Seed corn funding (£1- £4k) -Next deadline is 28th Feb (then another 30th May)

communitiesandculture  de_logo_rgb‘Digital Economy’ is one of a number of cross-Research Council Themes identified by RCUK and led by the EPSRC.  The Theme ” is supporting research to rapidly realise the transformational impact of digital technologies on aspects of community life, cultural experiences, future society, and the economy”. In order to achieve this, Digital Economy research aims to address four challenge areas:

  • Sustainable Society: In sustainable societies of the future, people will be able to make informed choices. Improved delivery of information and services will foster changes in behaviour to minimise the negative impact of our activities.
  • Communities and Culture: Communities, participation and culture are changing in the digital age. It is important that we ensure digital interaction enhances, not replaces face to face interactions.
  • New Economic Models: In an increasingly global economy, as new companies and individuals use digital technologies to innovate, the market can change rapidly. New business models are being created to adapt and take advantage of the opportunities in the digital world.
  • IT as a Utility: Digital infrastructure should be so simple, accessible and reliable that it seems invisible. In delivering this, questions need to be answered about whether people will trust it, how to ensure privacy is respected and how to pay for it
Each of these Challenge areas has a network.   ‘Communities and Culture’ Network+ (CCNetwork+) have a website here:  http://www.communitiesandculture.org/ and they offer a number of Funding Opportunities.

Open call for seed funding

Submission deadlines: 30th Nov 2013, 28th Feb 2014, 30th May 2014, 29th August 2014

The Communities and Culture Network+  are issuing an open and response-mode call for seed projects of £1-4k per project (£25k per annum) to fund small discrete projects within their remit. This is an open call for collaborative or academic projects, for post-doctoral up to experienced researchers.  The projects should develop an idea or project, test a concept or theory, be creative or concept driven, and/or develop partnerships through activities.

Click on the links below to access further information relating to this call and the costing template which must be completed and submitted with all proposals:

Their next call for Pilot Studies, Networks and Placements will be issued Feb/March 2014. Join their mailing list to receive updates on CCN+ opportunities by emailing Rosie Wilkinson (r.h.wilkinson@leeds.ac.uk).

 

 

 

 


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Interactive Academic Engagement with Policy Stakeholders: Knowledge Exchange Trials

uom-logo  ESRC 2  The University of Manchester’s Institute for Social Change are running a series of “interactive knowledge exchange workshops to bring together academics, policy and program stakeholders to facilitate the exchange of ideas, expertise and research” supported by the ESRC.

Four events will take place in London and Manchester during December, themed around labour markets, localism rights, cities and climate change, and integrated healthcare.

These events offer academic researchers a rare and valuable opportunity to engage with senior public policy officials and academics highly experienced in working in policymaking. Places are limited and demand is expected to be high.

The workshops are intended for academics at all stages in their careers, administrative, managerial and knowledge exchange staff from higher education and research organisations, and policy managers from the public or voluntary sectors.

Further details of the four workshops are provided below:

For further queries, please email magdalen.faulds@manchester.ac.uk with the workshop title and date in the subject field.


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Digital Economy: Communities and Culture Network + Funding calls – Pilot projects, Networks, Placements and Seed Corn opportunities

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The Digital Economy ‘Communities and Culture’ Network+ (CCNetwork+) facilitates research, knowledge exchange and innovative connections in one of four challenge areas identified by the EPSRC. They explore digital transformations, bringing them together with a wider public through direct engagements, innovative methods and digital resources.

The Communities and Culture Network+ is currently accepting applications for Pilot Projects (£30-40k), Networks (£15-£18k), and Placements (£10k), in addition to our open call for Seed Projects (£1-4k). See below for the full details of each call.

Pilot Projects

Submission deadline: 1st Nov 2013, 4pm

The CCN+  invites applications for up to £30-40k to fund a discrete pilot project of 6 months duration. Although this call is open and could relate to any area within the Communities and Culture strand of the Network+ (see www.communitiesandculture.org) we are particularly keen to receive project proposals that investigate the critical and conceptual issues relating to the wider context of Austerity.

Click on the links below to access further information relating to this call and the costing template which must be completed and submitted with all proposals:

Networks

Submission deadline: 1st Nov 2013, 4pm

The CCN+  invites applications for up to £15k (£18k for international networks) to fund travel, subsistence and network activities that fall within the remit of the Communities and Culture strand of the Digital Economy theme. Although this call is open and could relate to any area within the Communities and Culture strand of the Network+ (see www.communitiesandculture.org) we are particularly keen to receive network proposals investigating critical and conceptual issues relating to the wider context of Austerity.

Click on the links below to access further information relating to this call and the costing template which must be completed and submitted with all proposals:

Placements

Submission deadline: 1st Nov 2013, 4pm

The CCN+ would like to invite applications for up to £10k to fund placements that fall within the remit of the Communities and Culture strand of the Digital Economy theme. Placements are designed to support post-doctoral, early or mid-career researchers who need to spend a period of time at a host institution (academic, third or public sector, industry) for the purposes of research. Placements for Doctoral students will be considered, but applications can only be through their Supervisor, who can apply on their behalf.

Click on the links below to access further information relating to this call and the costing template which must be completed and submitted with all proposals:

 

Open call for seed funding

Submission deadlines: 31st Nov 2013, 28th Feb 2014

We are issuing an open and response-mode call for seed projects of £1-4k per project (£25k per annum) to fund small discrete projects within the remit of the Communities and Culture Network+. This is an open call for collaborative or academic projects, for post-doctoral up to experienced researchers.  The projects should develop an idea or project, test a concept or theory, be creative or concept driven, and/or develop partnerships through activities.

Click on the links below to access further information relating to this call and the costing template which must be completed and submitted with all proposals:

 

http://www.communitiesandculture.org/funding/