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Wellcome Trust Seed Award – Can AI Improve Healthcare for Everyone?

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Wellcome Trust have announced a new Seed Award, in Humanities and Social Science, around the theme of artificial intelligence focusing on the ethical, social and political challenges of using artificial intelligence in healthcare and biomedical research.

Funding Amount: £25,000 – £100,000

Duration: 12 – 18 months

Wellcome highlights ten areas of particular interest where they believe new research is needed:

  • What effect will AI have on human relationships in health and care?
  • How is the use, storage and sharing of medical data impacted by AI?
  • What are the implications of issues around algorithmic transparency and explainability on health?
  • Will these technologies help eradicate or exacerbate existing health inequalities?
  • What is the difference between an algorithmic decision and a human decision?
  • What do patients and members of the public want from AI and related technologies?
  • How should these technologies be regulated?
  • Just because these technologies could enable access to new information, should we always use it?
  • What makes algorithms, and the entities that create them, trustworthy?
  • What are the implications of collaborations between public and private sector organisations in the development of these tools?

Your proposal may address one of the questions above or something along a similar topic.

For more information about the award please visit the Wellcome Trust website.

If you’d like to apply for this award then please get in touch with Research Development via our email.

 

The application deadline is  26th June.

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HERA funding Call ‘Public Spaces: Culture and Integration in Europe’

The Arts and Humanities Research Council, various humanities funding organisations and the European Commission are pleased to announce a new €20 Million Joint Research Programme (JRP) for arts and humanities researchers in Europe.

Organised by HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area), and facilitated in the UK by the AHRC, this joint research programme will fund innovative and exciting international research projects on ‘Public Spaces: Culture and Integration in Europe’.

The research programme will fund new and exciting humanities-centred projects involving researchers from four or more participating countries. Proposals can be up to €1 Million in value, and 24-36 months in duration.

The deadline for the submission of Outline Proposals is Tuesday 24 October 2017.

For more information, please visit the AHRC and HERA.


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AHRC Workshop: Development through the Creative Economy in China

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The AHRC is pleased to announce a call for researchers to attend a workshop on ‘Development through the Creative Economy in China’. The event will bring together academic experts from both countries to explore the potential of the creative and cultural industries in China as drivers for growth and innovation.

The Creative Economy is of growing importance to both the UK and China and has the potential to have a transformative effect on major global challenges. The workshop seeks to provide a catalyst for joint UK/China research into the Creative Economy, focussing on three key areas of Design, Heritage, and the Creative and Performing Arts.

The workshop will take place in Shanghai, China, on the 24-26 October 2017 and will be funded through the Newton Fund – a programme that aims to develop research and innovation partnerships that promote the economic development and welfare of partnering countries.

Expressions of interest to participate in the workshop are invited from UK-based researchers within the arts and humanities.

Deadline for submission: 31st August.

For more information and to apply, please visit the AHRC.


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EqUIP call for Collaborative Research on Sustainability, Equity, Wellbeing and Cultural Connections

Pre-call announcement

The EU-India Platform for Social Sciences and Humanities (EqUIP) is pleased to pre-announce its first research funding call.

The call aims to bring together social science and humanities funders in India and Europe to support excellent and innovative research on sustainability, equity, wellbeing and cultural connections. The emphasis of the research will be on Indian and European dimensions, in both contemporary and historical contexts.

With a total funding of €5.5 million, it is expected that six projects will be funded. Researchers from India, Finland, France, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, and the UK are invited to apply. Further European countries may also be announced shortly.

Research proposals should focus on societal challenges facing both India and the respective European countries, with suggested themes including, but not limited to, sustainability, equity, wellbeing and cultural connections. Funders strongly encourage interdisciplinary approaches across the social sciences and humanities (SSH) to address the themes of this call.

Each proposal under this call will require the building of consortia of three or more research groups based in three or more different countries participating in the call and be eligible for the funding from their national funding agencies. Every proposal must involve representation from India eligible for funding by the participating Indian funding agencies. In the case of the UK the research group can consist of an individual researcher or group of researchers.

The call for proposals is expected to open end of August 2017.

For more information, please visit the AHRC.


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BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants

The BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants are now open for applications. Funds are available to support primary research in the humanities and social sciences. These awards, up to £10,000 in value and tenable for up to 24 months, are provided to cover the cost of the expenses arising from a defined research project.

Deadline for Applicants – 24 May 2017

For more information, including scheme notes and FAQs, please visit British Academy.


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UKIERI Call for Research Proposals 2016

The UK India Education Research Initiative, in collaboration with the Indian Department for Science and Technology and the Indian University Grants Commission, invites applications for its calls for research proposals under the e-partnership and research incubation strand.

The calls are for funding in the arts, humanities and sciences key priority areas:

  • Climate Research
  • Data Science
  • Human Health
  • Material Science
  • Marine Sciences

Awards range from £100,000 to £200,000 for three years per project.

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday 5 October 2016.

For more information, please visit UKIERI.

In addition, UUKi will be holding a pre-submission workshop at Woburn House on from 10.00 – 12.00 Monday 26 September 2016. The workshop will provide attendees with an introduction and overview of UKIERI, which will focus on strand three, e-partnership and research incubation and an opportunity to pose questions on the open calls for research funding.

If you have any questions please contact Joseph Taylor.


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British Academy Special Funds

In September 2016 the British Academy will be inviting applications for a selection of Special Funds, the majority of which are administered through the BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants scheme. Available funds range from £1,000 – £10,000. Awards are tenable for up to 24 months. The deadline for applications is the 12th October 2016.

Ancient Persia Fund

For the study of Iranian or Central Asian studies in the pre-Islamic period.

Elisabeth Barker Fund

For studies in recent European history, particularly the history of Central and Eastern Europe. An application to this fund may be combined with an application for a small research grant for other costs, up to a total of £7,500.

Sir Ernest Cassel Educational Trust Fund

For travel costs relating to a research project (particularly aimed at recent postdoctoral scholars).

44th International Congress of Americanists Fund

For travel costs relating to Latin American studies.

Elie Kedourie Memorial Fund

For the study of Middle Eastern and Modern European History, and the History of Political Thought.

Honor Frost Foundation

To promote the advancement and research of marine and maritime archaeology.

Journal of Moral Education Trust

Research in the fields of moral education, moral psychology, moral philosophy and ethics, Civics and citizenship education and subjects bearing on our understanding of how human beings engage or disengage with moral life.

Neil Ker Memorial Fund

For the study of Western medieval manuscripts. More details on the Neil Ker Memorial Fund can be found here.

Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain

Research in philosophy brought to bear on educational questions and issues.

Society for the Advancement of Management Studies

For the support of research in Management and Business Studies.

Stein-Arnold Exploration Fund

For research on the antiquities, historical geography, early history, or arts of India, China, and Iran, including Central Asia. More details on the Stein-Arnold Exploration Fund can be found here.

Sino-British Fellowship Trust

For individual or co-operative research projects in Britain or China.

British Accounting and Finance Association

For research into Accounting and Finance, broadly interpreted to cover all aspects of historical and contemporary research on relevant subjects.

Please visit British Academy for more information and to stay up to date with award details.