Feb 03 2014

British Academy and Nuffield Foundation visit Sunderland

11282(1)In November 2013 we had the pleasure of hosting two external funding seminars  at the National Glass Centre. The first was hosted by Dr Ken Emond, Head of Research Awards from the British Academy who fund research for the Humanities and Social Sciences. This event, attended by many of our academics, proved extremely interesting and useful. and Dr Emond kindly agreed for us to share his presentation, which can be viewed here. Please see below a reminder of the forthcoming British Academy opportunities and deadlines.


BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants 2014- Round 2

  • Application forms: available from  4 March 2014
  • Applicant deadline: 15 April 2014
  • Final Results confirmed: July 2014
  • Awards available for starting date: Not earlier than 1 September 2014 and not later than 31 March 2015

Our second funding seminar was  hosted by Teresa Williams, Director of Social Research and Policy at the Nuffield Foundation. The Foundation work to improve social well-being by funding research and innovation in education and social policy. This was attended by academics from all of our regional universities and again was incredibly informative. Below are details of the forthcoming Nuffield deadlines which apply to all applications made to the Education, Children and Families, Law in Society and Open Door programmes.

July 2014 meeting

Outline applications: 14 March 2014
Full applications: 9 May 2014

November 2014 meeting

Outline applications: 4 July 2014
Full applications: 29 August 2014

A big thank you to both Dr Ken Emond and Teresa Williams for taking time out of their busy schedules to visit us!

If anyone has any questions regarding the above schemes or is planning an application please contact either charlotte.emmerson@sunderland.ac.uk or gary.shuttleworth@sunderland.ac.uk

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