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eFuturesXD meeting award

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, under the eFuturesXD programme, invites applications for its meeting award. This is intended to facilitate the building of larger research consortia comprising researchers from a number of departments and institutions across the portfolio of information and communications technology. The award may be used to organise events specifically aimed …

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Manufacturing the future: call for investigator-led research projects

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council invites proposals for investigator-led projects under its manufacturing the future theme. Proposals should address key research challenges facing manufacturing in the UK, both currently and in the future. Investigator-led projects should address the following research priorities: •innovative production processes; •manufacturing informatics; •sustainable industrial systems; •frontier manufacturing. High-risk high-return …

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Transformative research call – Economic and Social Research Council, GB

The Economic and Social Research Council invites proposals for its transformative research call. This aims to provide stimulus for transformative research ideas at the frontiers of the social sciences, enabling support and development of research that challenges current thinking. Projects should involve pioneering theoretical and methodological innovation. Research must address one or more of the …

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RCUK-FAPESP bilateral agreement for the research grants scheme

The Economic and Social Research Council invites proposals for its research grants scheme, under the Research Councils UK-State of São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) bilateral agreement. Grants support collaborative research in any area of the social sciences within the remit of both the ESRC and FAPESP. Proposals may be submitted by a UK research organisation …

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Glasgow Life/AHRC collaborative doctoral awards

Glasgow Life and the Art and Humanities Research Council invite applications for their collaborative doctoral awards. These support research projects related to topics that focus on how the provision of culture, sport, arts and heritage for citizens and tourists could be better understood and developed. Proposals may address a wide range of research approaches, including …

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This year ESRC celebrates its 50th anniversary

 The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is the UK’s largest organisation for funding on economic social issues.  This year ESRC celebrates its 50th anniversary and will be holding a variety of exciting activities and events, such as a writing competition for ESRC-funded PhD students (May 2015), a look at 50 Years of Population Change (June …

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Potential Changes to Horizon 2020 Priorities

The European Commission intends to introduce three major funding streams into Horizon 2020 and ditch six others, a draft plan obtained by Research Europe says. The new focus areas for the 2016 and 2017 work programmes will be the Internet of Things, automated road transport and an approach to sustainable industrial production called “the circular …

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Measuring research impact – report from the Medical Research Council

Measuring research impact beyond academia is becoming a standardised part of research.  Thanks in part to the changes to the REF, more and more emphasis is being placed on the need to demonstrate the value of research more widely.  With that in mind, the latest research outputs, outcomes and impact report from the Medical Research …

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Researchfish News

Previous to September 2014 Research Councils used separate systems to collect research outcomes. Due to a need for greater uniformity of user experience and harmonisation of the data collected to improve analysis, reporting and communications, the RCUK Research Outcomes Harmonisation Project was established. The RCUK Research Outcomes Harmonisation Project oversaw the implementation of a harmonised …

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British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant Scheme – Now Open!

Round of the British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant scheme has now opened. The deadline for applicants to this scheme is 5pm on 15th October 2014, with the approver deadline at 5pm on 16th October 2014. Please note – the latest time at which applications will be accepted from both applicants and approvers via eGAP will …

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