The Royal Society Research Grants are open for applications twice a year. The scheme provides up to £20k of ‘seed corn’ funding for projects up to 12 months in duration and covers equipment, consumables and travel expenses and subsistence for essential field research. The objective of the scheme is to increase the availability of specialised equipment and essential consumable materials, and to support essential field research.
The dates for this years rounds have now been announced:
Round 1: Tuesday 24th March – Tuesday 19th May
Round 2: Wednesday 16th September – Thursday 12th November
The Royal Society’s remit covers the natural sciences, including but not limited to biological research, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics – you can see a full list of the Societies remit here.
The scheme is aimed at ECR’s, you must be within the first 5 consecutive years of an independent research post, at the time of application. This can be either your first permanent independent academic research post or a named limited-tenured/fixed term academic research post, obtained in an open competition. For full details on eligibility please visit the call page.
If you’re interested in applying for this funding please contact your Research Development Officer for Science & Engineering.