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Latest NIHR Funding Opportunities

The National Institute for Health Research have two new calls that are open for applications:


Policy Research Programme: Representativeness of Adult Social Care Surveys

Award Amount: up to £200,000

Duration: 9 months

Deadline: 29th January 2019

NIHR  are looking for a research proposal to assess the representativeness of surveys currently used to understand the experience of adult social care users and carers in England. The research should:

  • Review current methodologies, sampling strategies and outputs to identify the characteristsics of those being selected for surveys and those responding.
  • Explore whether surveys are representative of the target populations and identify gaps in coverage.
  • Review best practice.
  • Identify ways in which the survey programme can be enhanced. 

For more information about this opportunity please visit here


Policy Research Programme: Implementation and Assessment of Mandatory Calorie Labelling

Award Amount:up to £650,000

Duration: 45 months

Deadline: 29th January 2019

The Government has recently consulted on mandatory calorie labelling in the OOH sector. Research is required to explore the implementation of this and evaluate the outcomes on business, individuals and families.  The following questions should be included in the research:

  • How effective have regulations to mandate calorie labelling for the OOH sector been in providing consumers with clear and accurate information about the calorie content of food and drink?
  • How have providers in the OOH sector responded? What are the effects on business?
  • How have consumers responded to the labelling?
  • What are the implications of mandatory calorie labelling for enforcement?

For more information about this opportunity please visit here


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

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GDPR and Research – An Overview

UKRI

Since the arrival of the new GDPR  (General Data Protection Regulations) there has been some confusion over the impact that this will have on researchers and their data. UKRI have produced an overview to give guidance and support.

The overview is specifically tailored to academics and researchers and covers topics that are relevant to data collection and sharing within a research environment. The overview covers the following areas of key concern:

  • What is GDPR?
  • What counts as ‘personal data’?
  • How does GDPR impact research?
  • How do I make sure my data processing for research is lawful?
  • What do I need to do to be fair and transparent?
  • What are the implications for sharing my data?
  • What are GDPR safeguards?
  • Who’s responsible?

The full document can be found here.

 

 


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AHRC-ESRC-FCO Knowledge Exchange Fellowship Scheme

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) are pleased to invite applications to the AHRC-ESRC-FCO Knowledge Exchange (KE) Fellowships scheme.

The scheme will provide the opportunity for each intake of fellows to be seconded into the FCO to work alongside, advise and influence policymakers.

The fellowship scheme will go beyond current ad hoc arrangements, create deeper engagement between academia and policy, impact on diplomacy, increase the professional reputation of participating scholars and build long term, two way relationships. The benefits will flow to the wider academic community through fellows’ engagement with their home research organisation and wider research communities as well as through a dedicated policy seminar series hosted by the FCO during the lifetime of the scheme.

Deadline for Applications: 31st October 2017

For more information, please visit the ESRC.


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AHRC – Engaging with Government Programme

The Engaging with Government programme is a three day course designed to provide an insight into the policy making process, and help participants develop the skills needed to pursue the policy implications of their research. It also aims to build links between policy makers and the most dynamic new research in the arts and humanities. The AHRC is inviting eligible researchers to submit an application to attend the course.

The programme will:

  • Encourage you to see opportunities where your own research could make a valuable contribution in a public policy context.
  • Challenge you to think in more depth about the policy process, and the role of research within it.
  • Increase the influencing and communication skills that you need to achieve this.

The programme is for early career researchers working in any area of the AHRC’s subject domain.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 7th October 2016.

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


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Using Research to Inform HE Policy and Practice

In this one day event, sponsored by the Office for Fair Access and delivered in partnership with the Society for Research into Higher Education, the Society for Research into Higher Education will highlight how early career researchers are seeking to shape HE policy and practice, whilst addressing some of the challenges that they may face in seeking to do so.

Friday 15th April 2016: 9.00-16.30

Office for Fair Access, Nicholson House, Lime Kiln Close, Bristol, BS34 8SR

For more information and to reserve a place, please visit SRHE.


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Joseph Rowntree Grants

The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust invites applications for several funding opportunites.

Note: The trust will not fund academic research, with the exception of research that forms an integral part of policy and campaigning work that is central to their areas of interest.

Sustainable future programme grants

These support projects on developing and promoting sustainable, low-carbon alternatives to the current consumerist and growth-based paradigm.

The deadline for applications is 30 Nov 2015.

Rights and justice programme grants

These aim to support projects on the rights of vulnerable racial and ethnic minorities, to hold governments to account and to strengthen the hand of those advocating with and for these communities.

Peace and security programme grants

These support charitable work on issues of peace and security.

Power and accountability programme grants

These support projects that aim to create a world in which power is more equally shared, and in which powerful institutions are responsive and accountable to wider society and aligned with the long-term public interest.

The deadline for applications for the above three is 14 Dec 2015.

For more information, please visit: http://www.jrct.org.uk/funding-priorities

For advice on applying, please contact your relevant Research Development Manager.


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AHRC: Engaging with Government

The Engaging with Government programme is a three day course which will take place 8-10 March 2016 and is designed to provide an insight into the policy making process, and help participants develop the skills needed to pursue the policy implications of their research. It also aims to build links between policy makers and the most dynamic new research in the arts and humanities. AHRC are inviting eligible researchers to submit an application to attend the course.

The deadline for applications is 27 Nov 2015.

For more information and to apply, please visit: http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/funding/opportunities/current/engaging-with-government/