May 27

Research funding opportunities closing in June

The following is a selection of funding calls highlighted on the blog that are closing this month. For a more detailed look at all forthcoming deadlines you can use the Research Professional and Horizon 2020 funding calendars.

Small Grants

  • Closing Date: 1 June 2014
  • Summary: Diabetes UK invites applications for its small grants. These enable researchers to undertake small research projects or pilot studies related to diabetes. Grants are for a one-year period and are worth up to £15,000.

Realising the Graphene Revolution

  • Closing date: 4 June 2014
  • Summary: TSB and EPSRC are investing up to £2.5m in feasibility studies to accelerate commercial applications in the novel material, graphene. It will include related carbon-based, two-dimensional nanotechnologies that have recently emerged from the science base. This competition will invest in projects that explore the realistic potential of graphene to yield new products that could disrupt markets, with the potential to stimulate development of a robust and competitive supply base to support the nascent graphene-using industry. Proposals must be collaborative and business-led. Consortia may be drawn from small and medium- sized enterprises (SMEs) and/or large companies, but Universities can be partners in these consortia where their high-end academic knowledge and innovation expertise is needed to deliver the project. In these feasibility studies (mainly pre-industrial research projects) a business partner will generally attract up to 65% public funding for their project costs (75% for SMEs). Universities can attract funding of up to 100% of their costs. Projects are expected to last up to 12 months and to range in size up to total costs of £200k.

Henry Moore Foundation Grants

  • Closing date: 6 June 2014 (Applications are considered quarterly, with addition 204 deadlines in September and December)
  • Summary: Henry Moore Foundation invites applications for its conferences, lectures and publications grants. These support conferences, lectures and publications in sculpture, including projects and exhibitions that expand the definition of sculpture, such as film, photography and performance. The foundation does not support projects dedicated to painting. A publication may be a book or a journal, but publication costs for exhibition catalogues or permanent collection catalogues will not be covered. Projects based in the UK may include the work of artists from any country, but overseas projects must contain a British component. Up to £5,000 is available.

Scaling Up Improvement

  • Closing date: 16 June 2014 (outline applications)
  • Summary: The Health Foundation has recently launched a new programme, Scaling Up Improvement  with over £3 million (up to £500k per project team) available for up to seven teams to take successful health care improvement interventions and deliver them at a larger scale. Applications are now open with the deadline for the 1st stage, outline application is 16th June 2014 at 12 noon, the full application deadline will be mid- September, actual date to be confirmed. They are looking for projects that aim to improve health care delivery and/or the way people manage their own health care. Projects need to show how ideas, interventions and approaches that have been tested and shown to improve care at a small scale can be delivered at a larger scale. Applications can come from any health or health and social care provider organisation in the UK where services are free at the point of delivery, they are expecting applications from a partnership of organisations working together, education bodies can be involved as a partner. Projects are expected to run for up to 2 years following a recommended 6 month set up phase.

Care for the Future

  • Closing date: 26 June 2014
  • Summary: Ageing demographics and declining health in older adults are predicted to put unaffordable pressures on care systems and society, so change and innovation is required to better cope with these challenges. Old-age support ratios are projected to halve between 2012 and 2050 across OECD countries. There are other factors, such as increased urbanisation and migration that result increasingly in older people living alone and contribute to making current approaches to professional care, informal care and service delivery unsustainable.
The 2014 Call Challenge of the AAL Programme aims at funding the development and testing of ICT-based solutions in real life situations which enable and support sustainable care models for older adults. Applicants should consider:

  1. How ICT-based solutions reconcile increased demand with limited resources;
  2. How ICT-based solutions increase and facilitate the supply of formal and informal care for older adults;
  3. How ICT-based solutions reduce the demand for care through prevention and self-management;
  4. How ICT-based solutions can support the shift towards better care at home and in the community.

CMI Management Articles of the Year 2014

  • Closing date: 30 June 2014
  • Summary: Would you like to get guaranteed reviews for your articles from an audience of managers, wider publicity for your work and the chance to win £1,000? If so, submit a short article to the CMI Management Articles of the Year Award. This is a quick, no-fuss online submission of a 2,500 word article – and can include existing work, as long as you have cleared the copyright. Each article will be reviewed and rated by members of the Chartered Management Institute, with the top five articles going on to be published in a special report. This innovative initiative is sponsored by John Wiley and Sons Ltd, one of the world’s leading business publishers.

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