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Dunhill Medical Trust Research Grants

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The Dunhill Medical Trust have announced that they are now accepting outline research project grant applications.

The trust will consider applications in the following areas:

  • Bioscience underpinning the mechanisms of ageing, providing there is a clear statement of how the research will be used for the benefit of older people within a reasonable timeframe.
  • Research relating to improving the effectiveness and efficiency of health services and social care delivery for older people.
  • Research relating to improving technology and the built environment, to meet the needs of an ageing population.
  • Behavioural research.
  • Clinical and applied research.
  • Health services research.
  • Public health research.
  • Research carried out on a multidisciplinary basis.
  • Pilot and proof-of-concept studies that can provide sufficient evidence for larger studies which can attract support from major funding bodies.
  • Activities that will expand the research capacity in the above areas.
  • Research related to modifiable risk factors for well-being and health: for example, environmental factors, diet, stress, exercise, social participation, recreation etc.

The application is a two-stage process with the first stage deadline on 11th January 2019, giving you plenty of time to get started on your outline application. Successful ideas will be invited to submit a full application by 1st February 2019.

Deadline: 11th January 2019

Award Amount: £25k – £300k

Duration: up to 3 years

If you’re unsure on your eligibility to apply then you can take Dunhill’s eligibility quiz! For more information on the scheme please visit The Dunhill Medical Trust website.

If you would like to apply then please get in touch with your Research Development Team.

 

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Royal Society Drop-in Session Reminder

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Our second (and final!) drop-in session for the Royal Society Research Grants will be taking place next week:

Thursday 1st November
Time: 12 – 1pm
Location: JD E246

This session is a chance for you to come and ask any questions you may have about the scheme – we will not be presenting any information.

Please feel free to drop by at any point within the hour to discuss your proposal or ask any questions that you have about the scheme.

If you can’t make it the session but are thinking of applying please contact your Research Development Officer to discuss your proposal.

For more information on the scheme please read our previous post – here.


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Royal Society Research Grant

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The Royal Society have announced the next round of Research grants which are now open for applications.

The scheme is for scientists at an early career stage (or returning from a career break) wanting to purchase specialised equipment and essential consumables. The scheme provides “seed corn” funding for new projects.

Award Amount: £20,000

Duration: 12 months

Closing Date: 14th November

For more information please visit the Royal Society Website or contact the Research Development Team.

**We will be holding a drop in session if you have any questions about this call – Please keep an eye on the blog for an update on the date/time/location of this session!**


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Grants Academy 2016

THE Research and Knowledge Exchange (RKE) Office is opening up recruitment to the New Year cohorts of the Grants Academy 2016, an intensive training programme that gives attendees an understanding of ‘grant craft’ and how this can help to  maximise their chances of funding success from Research Councils and other prestigious funders.

The cohort is scheduled to take place on:

March

Tuesday 29 March  and Wednesday 30 March.

Peer review session on 04 May.

What is the Grants Academy? The Grants Academy teaches applicants how to craft applications to UK Research Councils and other prestigious research funding agencies. As well as increasing the likelihood of success, the Academy offers continued support throughout the bid writing process.  

Participants must have an idea at the appropriate stage of development and must commit to writing and submitting a proposal and attending the mandatory sessions.

Benefits of the Grants Academy Participants will benefit from dedicated support from an external grant craft expert in parallel with the knowledge and experience of our in-house Research Development team.  

How to apply? Applications to join the New Year cohort are now open. If you are interested in making an application, then the following process applies: 

Step 1: Contact your relevant RDM (see below) for an informal conversation about your eligibility, the maturity of your idea and the suitability of your proposal to your chosen funder.  We want you to get the most out of Grants Academy by focusing on a proposal that works for you and your funder, so this pre-work is very important.

Step 2: Once you have found the right funding scheme and your RDM is satisfied that you will benefit from the course, you will be asked to complete a short application form. The form needs to be signed by your departmental head to ensure: a) you are given the time to attend; and b) that we have something in writing demonstrating a commitment to the programme.

Completed and signed applications must be sent to grantsacademy@mmu.ac.uk no later than 2 weeks before the scheduled cohort. Please specify in the email which cohort you would like to be considered for.

Deadline for March cohort applications:       4pm 15 March 2016

Step 3: You will attend an initial two-day session with trainer Dr Martin Pickard (Grantcraft), who will provide an intensive (and challenging!) workshop focusing on grant craft. The first day of the session will be held in a venue around the city centre. After the session, you will work closely with your RDM to continue preparing your proposal.

Step 4: Four to six weeks after the two day workshop you will attend a mandatory peer review session to receive feedback on your proposal and find out more about how peer review works in practice.

Step 5: You will continue working with your RDM until your application is submitted.

Research Development Managers:

Manchester School of Art – Germaine Loader

Faculty of Business and Law – Gareth Cantello

Cheshire campus – Germaine Loader and Kelly Lavender-Smith

Faculty of Education – Kelly Lavender-Smith and Germaine Loader

HLSS – Germaine Loader

Hollings – Justin Smith and Germaine Loader

HPSC – Kelly Lavender-Smith

Science and Engineering – Justin Smith, Gareth Cantello and Kelly Lavender-Smith

For European proposals in any Faculty please contact Margaret Eastcott

 


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January announcements

Congratulations

We would like to congratulate the following members of staff for their awards and wish good luck to those who have recently put in grant applications.

Congratulations

Congratulations goes out to the following members of staff and their teams for the following 5 grants that were awarded in January:

Principal Investigator and Co-Investigators: Andrew Moor (PI), Jon Binnie (Co-I), Christian Klesse (Co-I),
Project Title: Seeing Queerly: An LGBT Film History Season
Sponsor: British Film Institute

Principal Investigator: Alison Goodrum
Project Title: Buckskin & Ballgowns: Dressing for the Duderanch in Interwar America
Sponsor: Autry Center

Principal Investigator: Alicia Prowse
Project Title: Potential of the Human Capability Approach (HCA) for strategy development in HE curriculum
Sponsor: Society for Research into Higher Education

Principal Investigator: Adi Kunstman
Project Title: Paradoxes of Digital dis/engagement: A Pilot Study
Sponsor: EPSRC

MMU Lead: Janet Batsleer
Lead Applicant: Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universitaet Frankfurt Am Main
Project Title: PARTISPACE
Sponsor: European Commission – Horizon 2020

Good luck

Good luck to the following members of staff and their teams that have put in 32 bids:

Bids - January


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December announcements

Congratulations

We would like to congratulate the following members of staff for their awards and wish good luck to those who have recently put in grant applications.

 

Congratulations

Congratulations goes to the following members of staff and their teams for the 8 research grants that were awarded in December:

MMU Lead: Bamidele Adebisi
Lead Applicant: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Angewandten Forschung EV
Project Title:  TRIANGULUM
Sponsor: EC – Horizon 2020

MMU Lead: Bruce Edmonds
Lead Applicant: UiT – The Arctic University of Norway
Project Title:  SAF21
Sponsor: EC – Horizon 2020

MMU Lead: Bruce Edmonds
Lead Applicant: Universita Carlo Cattaneo Liuc
Project Title: DiDiY
Sponsor: EC – Horizon 2020

Principal Investigator and Co-Investigators: Geoff Bright (PI), Sarah McNicol (Co-I)
Project Title: Working with social haunting: past & present making in two “communities of value”
Sponsor: AHRC

MMU Lead: Geoff Bright
Lead Applicant: University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Project Title: Lived Practices of Anger
Sponsor: AHRC

Principal Investigator and Co-Investigators:  Jim Aulich (PI), John Schostak (Co-I), Jane Webb (Co-I)
Project Title: The Visual & Material Culture of the Co-operative Movement 1844-2014 in an Educational Context
Sponsor: AHRC

Principal Investigator and Co-Investigators:  Josie Tetley (PI), Jenny Fisher (Co-I)
Project Title: Intensive Home Care project for people with dementia
Sponsor: Alzheimer’s Society

Principal Investigator and Co-Investigators:  Sheree McCormick (PI), Paul Holmes (Co-I)
Project Title: A pilot study of a tablet-based application for rehabilitation of the upper limb following stroke
Sponsor: NIHR Brain Injury HTC Innovations Small Funding Competition

 

Good luck

Good luck to the following members of staff and their teams that have put in research bids in December:

December Bids

 


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November announcements

Congratulations

We would like to congratulate the following members of staff for their awards and wish good luck to those who have recently put in grant applications.

 

Congratulations

Congratulations goes to the 5 members of staff and their teams for the 6 research grants that were awarded in November:

November Awards

Good luck

Good luck to the 20 members of staff and their teams that have put in 22 research bids in November:

November Bids