Funding Deadlines

Funding Deadlines

All funding applications must be submitted via the Department and approved in advance by the Research Support Team. If you would like to make a grant application please contact Anita Jassi. Please remember that we need at least four working weeks* to process applications. This timeframe is designed to enable us to help you put together a well-prepared, competitive application and properly costed budget, as well as meeting University requirements.

*Internal deadlines for application schemes vary depending on the sponsor and the scheme.

If members of the Department wish to be named on applications made through other departments or institutions they must discuss this with the Department first and get approval, even if you do not think there will be any costs involved (Please contact Anita Jassi).

PLEASE  NOTE: Some Department deadlines have been brought forward due to University closures and staff leave during holiday periods (for example, if you are interested in applying for any funding scheme with a January deadline you must contact the RST by the beginning of December at the latest).

Open-ended funding schemes with no application deadlines:

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British Academy: Urban Infrastructures of Well-Being Programme

The British Academy, in partnership with the Royal Academy of Engineering, is launching a new competitive research funding call. The call invites proposals from UK-based researchers across all disciplines within the social and engineering sciences and the humanities, to develop and lead interdisciplinary, problem-focused projects that address the challenges of generating and maintaining wellbeing in the context of rapid urbanisation and infrastructure development in cities of the Global South.

Awards of up to £300,000 and for 21 months in duration are available. Principal Investigators must be based in the UK, however, equitable international collaboration is strongly expected to be detailed in any application. Collaboration with institutions and partners in the Global South is particularly encouraged.

Funding may be used to support: the time of the PI and Co-Applicants; postdoctoral (or equivalent) research assistance; travel, fieldwork and related expenses; networking costs, including travel to London to attend three events organised by the British Academy; university costs in hosting and supporting the project.

For more information please visit the website

23/04/2019

22/05/2019

British Academy: Early Childhood Education Programme

This interdisciplinary research programme will fund the evidence that will inform the policies and interventions that will transform the life chances and destinies of children in their early years in low- and middle-income countries. It will do this by offering research grants to fund groups of the best researchers across disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.

Awards of up to £300,000 and for 21 months in duration are available. Principal Investigators must be based in the UK, however equitable international collaboration, especially with institutions and partners in the Global South,  is strongly expected to be detailed in any application.

Funding may be used to support the time of the PI and Co-Applicants; postdoctoral (or equivalent) research assistance;  travel, fieldwork, and related expenses; networking costs, including travel to London to attend three events organised by the BA; university costs in hosting and supporting the project.

For more information please visit the website

23/04/2019

22/05/2019

UKRI-GCRF Sustainable Energy and International Development: Beyond Technology

This call expects to contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 7 and the development of the most disadvantaged. It will fund cutting-edge inter-disciplinary research projects that focus on at least two of the following priority areas:

  • Energy technology interactions in societies, communities and with end-users. 

  • Natural resources, their sustainable usage and interactions with energy systems.

  • Resilient energy systems.

  • Effective governance and political economy of sustainable energy.

Funding available is of up to £1.5 million per grant for a duration of up to 36 months.

Please note that a short Expression of Interest should be completed by those intending to submit to this call by 16:00 on Wednesday 15 May 2019. 

For more information please visit the website

18/04/2019

15/05/2019 for Expression of Interest, 10/07/2019 for Full Application

British Academy: Heritage, Dignity and Violence

The British Academy is launching a new, competitive funding call focused on heritage, dignity and violence. t will fund interdisciplinary research in the humanities and social sciences that will help to inform understanding, shape perception and provide evidence on the challenges and opportunities faced in developing countries.

The programme is supported under the Global Challenges Research Fund and therefore will fund only ODA-eligible projects – the applicants must demonstrate that the proposal is ODA eligible. The involvement of Co-Applicants from the Global South is particularly encouraged.

Projects must be 21 months in duration, with a maximum value of £300,000 (and will be offered on a 100% full economic cost basis). Projects must start on 9 September 2019.

Please visit the website for more information

22/04/2019

22/05/2019

ESRC-Turing Joint Fellowship Scheme

The ESRC and the Turing are pleased to announce a third round of the Joint Fellowship Scheme. This call will focus on the following two themes: 

• Public policy and government innovation
• Urban analytics

This exciting opportunity is aimed at driving forward the development and application of cutting-edge data science to study major societal challenges. Proposals are welcome from mid-career and senior social scientists with an interest in data analytics and associated fields and their application in either of the two research areas.

The maximum amount available for each Fellowship is £500,000 at 100% fEC of which ESRC will pay 80%. Funding will be available for a maximum of 36 months.

Find out more about the scheme here

06/05/2019

06/06/2019

The British Academy: Knowledge Frontiers - International Interdisciplinary Research Projects

British Academy is inviting applications for projects which seek to develop new ideas and methods to bear on existing international challenges. Projects will need to demonstrate an innovative and interdisciplinary partnership (between researchers in the social sciences or the humanities on the one hand and counterparts in the natural, engineering and/or medical sciences on the other), yielding new conceptual understanding and policy-relevant evidence on questions of international significance.

Awards of up to £50k and 18 months in duration are available. The lead applicant must be based at an eligible UK university or research institute, and be of postdoctoral or above status (or have equivalent research experience).
Funding can be used to support research expenses and consumables; travel and subsistence; networking, meeting and conference costs; and research and/or clerical assistance (postdoctoral or equivalent).

For more information please visit the website

23/04/2019

15/05/2019

The British Academy: The Humanities and Social Sciences Tackling the UK’s International Challenges

This programme provides UK-based researchers at any career stage - and active in any discipline within the social sciences and the humanities - with an opportunity to develop and lead interdisciplinary research projects which bear on existing understanding of the international challenges and opportunities which the UK has faced, is facing and/or will face.

In this round the British Academy invites applications which relate to the theme of European identities and/or borders

Awards of up to £50k and 18 months in duration are available. The lead applicant must be based at an eligible UK university or research institute, and be of postdoctoral or above status (or have equivalent research experience).

Funding can be used to support research expenses and consumables; travel and subsistence; networking, meeting and conference costs; and research and/or clerical assistance (postdoctoral or equivalent).

For more information please visit the website

23/04/2019

15/05/2019

The British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship

This scheme provides funding to cover the costs of a 36 month fellowship at a host institution of your choosing. The purpose of this award is to enable the award holder to pursue an independent research project, towards the completion of a significant piece of publishable research.
 
Eligibility 
 
- Applicants must be supported by the UK host institution in which they wish to hold the Fellowship.
- Applicants must be within three years of the award of a doctorate.
- Applicants must be either a UK/EEA national, or have completed a doctorate at a UK university. Applicants who do not fall into one of these categories must demonstrate a 'strong prior association' with the UK academic community. This is typically gained through having been employed in a temporary capacity at a UK university for at least 12 months.

Awards support the salary of the Postdoctoral Fellow to work full-time on the Fellowship, small-scale research expenses (up to a maximum of £6,000), costs towards the time of a mentor (equivalent to one hour per month for the 36 months of the Fellowship) and the host institution's estates and indirect costs.
 
More information can be found on the website.
 
Please consult Postdoctoral Fellowhips webpage before applying.

Please refer to Postdoctoral Fellowships webpage

Outline stage TBC

Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships

The scheme is open to early career researchers, with a research record but who have not yet held a full-time permanent academic post, to undertake a significant piece of publishable work.

The Trust will contribute 50% of each Fellow's total salary costs up to a max of £25,000 per year and the balance is to be paid by the host institution. Each Fellow may request annual research expenses of up to £6,000 per year to further his or her research activities.

Fellowships are tenable for 3 years on a full-time basis. Fellowship must commence between 1 September 2019 and 1 May 2020.

More information about the Fellowship can be found here

Please consult Postdoctoral Fellowships webpage before applying.

Please refer to Postdoctoral Fellowships webpage

28/02/2019

KE Seed Fund

This fund provides support for early-stage innovative knowledge exchange ideas. It can also add onto existing projects, to build or develop new KE around current activities, and support documenting case studies. Typically £2,000 to £4,000 per project available.

Applications are welcome at any time.  There are also two “gathered field” Deadlines by which applications will be considered (reviewed and decided) together, and potentially in competition.  Applications received within 3 weeks before a Deadline will be reviewed as part of that “gathered field”.  The next Deadlines are 2pm on Monday 28th January 2019, and 2pm on Wednesday 24th April 2019.

More information available on the website

open call

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ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowships

The ESRC has issued a call for its the Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme, run through Doctoral Training Partnerships and Centres for Doctoral Training.

The objective of this call is to provide support to those who are within 12 months of completing their PhD, to support them in consolidating their PhD, and preparing them for the next stage of their research careers.
Fellowships are held for one year and are due to start on 1 October 2019.

The total cost for each fellowship can include the following:
• Fellow’s salary costs
• Indirect costs
• Estate costs
• Up to £10,000 of other costs (to include costs such as mentoring costs, travel and subsistence, conference attendance, training, and fieldwork

More information about the Fellowship can be found here

Please consult Postdoctoral Fellowhips webpage before applying.

Please refer to Postdoctoral Fellowships webpage

22/03/2019

Wellcome Trust: Small Grants in Humanities and Social Science

Small Grants fund programmes of activities that enable researchers to build professional networks, develop new research agendas and increase the impact of their work.

A Small Grant is usually up to £30,000. Grants usually last for 6 to 12 months but the duration can be flexible.

Support can include research expenses for small-scale projects, conference and meeting costs. Modest personal support or salary expenses may also be requested, but must be carefully justified.

For more information please visit the website.

6 weeks before intended submission

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ESRC IAA | KE Dialogues Scheme

This scheme provides small grants (up to £2.5K) for events/meetings to bring together academics with non-academic stakeholders in meaningful and productive two-way discussions. These grants are intended as a first step in developing new collaborative relationships with non-academics that will, in turn, open up opportunities for new projects.

Examples of current ESRC funded work can be found here.

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Open Call

British Academy/Levehulme Small Research Grants

The BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants 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.

For further information please see the funder's website.

03/05/2019

05/06/2019

ESRC New Investigator Grants

New Investigator Grants form one element of our support for early career researchers and the scheme is specifically aimed at supporting those looking to make the transition to an independent researcher through managing their first major research project.

Grants ranging from £100,000 to £300,000 full Economic Cost (fEC) can be awarded.

Proposals are welcomed across the full disciplinary range of the social sciences and at the interface with the wider sciences, however the social sciences must represent at least 50 per cent of the research focus and effort.

For further information, please consult the funders website.

Please consult Postdoctoral Fellowhips webpage before applying.

 

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Note: The ESRC has bilateral agreements with several other European research funding agencies to facilitate collaborative research. Some schemes have deadlines, others are open-ended. Please see the information about bilateral agreements on the ESRC website.

Other  sources of information about funding opportunities:

ResearchProfessional.com (searchable database)

Research Services Office website: