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BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants
The British Academy has opened a new round of competition for the award of BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants. The Academy announced a major new partnership in January 2012 to support the funding of the Small Research Grants scheme. In this round, the awards are co-sponsored by the Leverhulme Trust, using funding of £1.5 million over 3 years, matching the public funding deriving from the grant made to the Academy via the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills. In addition, the Academy continues to be able to offer some awards derived from funds generously donated by other funders, including the Ancient Persia Fund. The call for proposals is for a deadline on 10 April 2013. This call is for research beginning between 1 September 2013 and 31 March 2014. The maximum grant that can be applied for is £10,000.
More information is available at http://www.britac.ac.uk/funding/guide/srg.cfm and in e-GAP.
Contribute to Research on the Impact of Doctoral Training
Research Councils UK (RCUK) and the four UK Higher Education funding bodies have commissioned CFE and partners from the Higher Education Careers Services Unit (HECSU) and Sheffield University to carry out research into the value and impact of doctoral training. The aim is to develop understanding of the difference doctoral graduates make in the workplace and the extent to which doctoral training drives innovation and growth. Good evidence on this is vital to inform decisions on future investment in doctoral training.
CFE want to hear from anyone who graduated with a doctorate between 2004 and 2006 as well as supervisors, research centres, alumni offices and networks with links to doctoral graduates who can help contact graduates. Your support will be critical to the success of the project. For further information and to register your interest in study, go to www.cfe.org.uk/doctoralimpactstudy or contact Rachel Moreton: 0116 229 3300, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that the British Academy has agreed to help publicise this study to contacts who might look in our funding pages, but all enquiries about it should be directed to CFE, not to the Academy’s staff.
New Round of Newton International Fellowships Announced
A new round of Newton International Fellowships - an initiative to fund research collaborations and improve links between UK and overseas researchers - has now opened. The Newton International Fellowships are funded by the British Academy and the Royal Society and aim to attract the most promising early-career post-doctoral researchers from overseas in the fields of the humanities, the natural, physical and social sciences.
The Fellowships enable researchers to work for two years at a UK research institution with the aim of fostering long-term international collaborations.
Newton Fellows will receive an allowance of £24,000 to cover subsistence and up to £8,000 to cover research expenses in each year of the Fellowship. A one-off relocation allowance of up to £2,000 is also available. In addition, Newton Fellows may be eligible for follow-up funding of up to £6,000 per annum for up to 10 years following completion of the Fellowship to support activities which will help build long-term links with the UK. The scheme is open to post-doctoral (and equivalent) early-career researchers working outside the UK who do not hold UK citizenship.
Applications are to be made via the Royal Society’s online application system which is available at https://e-gap.royalsociety.org/
The closing date for applications is Wednesday 10 April 2013. Further details are available from the Newton International Fellowships website: www.newtonfellowships.org
31 Jan 2013
A-nominated JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships for Foreign Researchers Call Announced
The British Academy has announced a call for applications to the JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) Postdoctoral Fellowships for Foreign Researchers, where the Academy is a foreign Nominating Authority for the programme.
This scheme is for researchers in the UK who are at an early stage of their career and wish to conduct research in Japan for a period of 12-24 months. It is wholly funded by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). In its capacity as a foreign Nominating Authority, the British Academy is entitled to nominate a quota of candidates each year for the scheme.
This call is for fellowships to be taken up in Japan between 1 May and 30 November 2013.
More information is available in e-GAP.