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Funding opportunities, news and guidance from RKE at Manchester Metropolitan University


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Take a look at these research related funding opportunities. Please pass on to any colleagues you feel may also be interested.

Royal Society Theo Murphy blue skies award

This supports innovative research that will lead to preliminary or proof of concept data; fundamental research in new and emerging areas; and original and bold research that may lack a sufficient evidence base in the literature.

Deadline for applications: 21 July

Gerda Henkel Foundation Research Project Grants

These support research projects in the historical humanities, particularly within the fields of archaeology, art history, historical Islamic studies, history, history of law, history of science, prehistory and early history.

Deadline for applications: 22 Nov

Osteology Foundation Research Grants

These support research on oral and maxillofacial tissue regeneration. Topics may include: bone and soft tissue biology – clinical aspects; local factors affecting oral tissue regeneration; systemic diseases with an impact on oral tissue regeneration; novel bone and soft tissue substitute materials; pharmacological aspects of oral tissue regeneration; and inflammatory conditions, such as periodontitis and peri-implants.

Deadline for applications: 1 Dec

Ove Arup Foundation Smaller Project Grants

These support projects that are consistent with the foundation’s education purposes in the built environment.

Deadline for applications: No Deadline

Multiple Sclerosis Trust Multiple Sclerosis Therapists Education Fund

This enables therapists to meet the needs of people with MS by expanding their MS knowledge and clinical skills through attending academic courses, conferences, study days or masterclasses.

Deadline for applications: No Deadline

For support with your application, please contact Research Development.

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Join the Arts Council Designation Panel

The Arts Council are seeking to recruit five new members of the Designation Panel to take up positions from August 2016.

The Designation Panel is made up of respected members in the fields of arts, cultural heritage and historical research.

The role of Designation Scheme Panel member provides an opportunity for you to use your experience to ensure appropriate decisions are made: recognising the most significant collections held outside of the National institutions and ensuring these collections are safeguarded and developed for wider enjoyment, learning and research.

The closing date for applications is: 6 June at 5pm

For more information, please visit the Arts Council.


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NERC International Pump Priming Grants

This provides resources to NERC-supported researchers to allow them to forge long-term partnerships with overseas scientists that add value to current NERC-funded science.

Deadline for applications: 19 May 16

Rail Safety and Standards Board Vehicle Dynamics Competition

This supports innovations which make technical improvements to rail vehicles, reducing track damage, wheel and suspension maintenance costs, and increase the use of vehicles for both fast and slow lines.

Deadline for applications: 19 May 16

Feminist Review Trust Research Grants

These support feminist scholars and activities.

Deadline for applications: 31 May 16

Society for Medieval Archaeology Mick Aston Research Grant

This aims to support the completion and publication of a research project relating to settlement archaeology in Britain or Ireland.

Deadline for applications: 31 May 16

Lithic Studies Society Roger Jacobi Bursary

This aims to support research related to museum collections and archives in the field of lithic studies.

Deadline for applications: 08 Aug 16

For support with your application, please contact your relevant Research Development Manager.


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Nuffield Foundation Grants for Research and Innovation

These support research, practical experiments or development work in areas such as children, families, education and the elderly.

Deadline for applications: 18 Apr 16

British Tinnitus Association Large Research Project Scheme

This supports projects which help to improve the lives of people with tinnitus.

Deadline for applications: 30 Apr 16

Viking Society for Northern Research Support Fund

The purpose of the fund is to assist in the development of the study of the literature, history, language and archaeology of early and medieval Scandinavia.

Deadline for applications: 01 May 16

Wellcome Trust People Awards

These support projects that are innovative and creative and engage the public with biomedical science or the history of medicine.

Deadline for applications: 20 May 16

British Psychological Society Sections Initiative Fund

This supports scientific initiatives that promote or advance psychology.

Deadline for applications: 01 Sep 16

For support during your application, please contact Research Development.


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Society for Renaissance Studies Small Conference Grant

These offer financial support for organisers of conferences. Grants are particularly intended to encourage the participation of postgraduate students, generally in the form of conference fee waivers or bursaries for travel and accommodation.

Deadline for application: 20 Mar 16

Regional Studies Associations Fellowship Research Grant

These aim to support the research of established researchers and long-term members and ensuring its contribution to regional understanding.

Deadline for application: 08 May 16

Textile Society Professional Development Award

This enables candidates who are professionally practising in their chosen textile field, be it craft, design, curatorial, scientific or any other related field, to develop further.

Deadline for application: 01 Sep 16

For support during your application, please contact Research Development.


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Take a look at these research proposal funding opportunities.

Education Endowment Foundation General Project Funding

This is for evaluating interventions or approaches that improve the learning and development of children aged three and four, as well as pupils in mainstream schools from ages five to 16.

Deadline for proposals: 01 Apr 16

Prehistoric Society Research Fund

This supports research into prehistoric archaeology in any part of the world. The aim is to offer small ‘pump-primer’ grants to projects in their early stages.

Deadline for proposals: 31 Jan 17

For support during your application, please contact Research Development.


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Take a look at these funding opportunities for research proposals.

British Medical Association Research Grants

These aim to encourage and further medical research in a variety of subject areas, ranging from rheumatism and arthritis to cardiovascular disease, cancer and neurological disorders.

Deadline for applications: 07 Mar 16

Sarcoma UK Research Grant

These support research in bone and soft tissue cancers. Research should be clinically focused and should benefit the patients during their diagnosis, treatment and care.

Deadline for applications: 17 Mar 16

Medieval Settlement Research Group Research Grants

These support research projects within the group’s field of interest. Preference is given to field surveys, documentary research and preparation of graphics rather than excavation and the preparation of reports for publication.

Deadline for applications: 01 Jun 16

For support during your application, please contact Research Development.