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EPSRC Review of Support for Doctoral Education – Workshops: Four events Expression of Interest

EPSRC is hosting four events to support its review of doctoral education.

The Events will be held from 10.00-16.00 in:

  • Cardiff, 12 March 2020
  • Birmingham, 17 March 2020
  • Manchester, 25 March 2020
  • London, 21 April 2020

The events are part of EPSRC’s community engagement to collect evidence to support the review of doctoral education.

The review is considering what outcomes in terms of knowledge, experience, and skills should be supported through EPSRC doctoral training investments. The changing nature of research means that EPSRC wants to check that the experiences provided by the doctoral education it supports, enables the recipient to acquire the skills for the career they choose now and in the future. EPSRC also wants to ensure that the landscape is adaptable to changes in future skills needs.

Expression of interest by: 17 Feb 2020

Applicants from both industry and academia.

Applications must be made by the submission of the survey below.

Health Foundation : Catalyst Projects

The Health Foundation and Health Data Research UK are jointly funding a new initiative to improve patient care through data-driven health and care decisions.

£600,000 funding for up to four projects that should commence by 1 May 2020 and run for 12 months.

Applications are now open

Closing Date: 11 March 2020.

NIHR Pre-doctoral Fellowship Round 2

NIHR Pre-doctoral Fellowships are designed to support people who are looking to start or advance a career in health and social care research methodology, specifically in one of the following areas:
  •  medical statistics
  • health economics
  • clinical trial design
  • operational research
  • modelling
  • bioinformatics
  • qualitative research
  • mixed methods
  • epidemiology
Applicants without a Masters degree should use the Fellowship to undertake a Masters degree in one of the areas listed. Those already holding a relevant Masters degree (or currently completing one) should use the Fellowship to gain additional support and training to advance to the next level of their career. The Fellowship can be undertaken on a full-time or part-time basis.
Closing Date: 26 March 2020

UKRI SPF: Landscape Decisions Fellowships

UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) invite proposals to this call on the Strategic Priorities Fund programme on 'Landscape Decisions: Towards a new framework for using land assets'. This is a four-year multidisciplinary programme jointly delivered by the Natural Environment Research Council, the Arts & Humanities Research Council, the Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council, the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council and the Economic & Social Research Council on behalf of UKRI.

All fellowships will be in the area of landscape decision-making and maybe in the form of:

  • Research Synthesis Fellowships in which fellows will review the outcomes of research within and beyond the Landscape Decisions programme in relation to policy implications and land user recommendations;
  • Research Translation Fellowships in which fellows will translate the outcomes of research into policy-relevant tools and applications by working closely with end-users and stakeholders or by working with academic groups as a practitioner;
  • Community Engagement Research Fellowships in which fellows will implement a programme of research using a range of methods to engage land users and communities in landscape decision-making.

There is £1 million available for this call and fellowships can be held full- or part-time.

Closing Date: 26 March 2020 

UKRI. Pre-call announcement: Turing Artificial Intelligence World-Leading Researcher Fellowships

Outline proposals will soon be invited for Turing AI World-Leading Researcher Fellowships. This £18 million programme will invest in the international recruitment and retention of a small number of world-leading AI researchers, with significant packages of support (£3-5 million) to enable the building of new UK capability and capacity in key areas of AI research.

Call published: Mid November 2019

Outline proposal closing date: 2 April 2020

EPSRC New Horizons Call

EPSRC invites the submission of proposals for projects within the Physical and Mathematical Sciences themes, which will help grow the portfolio of new, transformative research ideas. The aim is to ensure the continued flow and support of novel, adventurous research ideas into the EPSRC portfolio and broader UKRI funding streams.  

Up to £19m is available for this call. Funding is to support projects of up to 200k each for up to 24 months in duration.

Closing date: 4 June 2020

EPSRC: Discipline hopping in information and communication technologies

Discipline Hopping Awards will provide short-term support to allow researchers from core ICT fields with other disciplines and/or user fields. The aim of this is to foster new interactions, bringing a multidisciplinary and user-driven focus to research. Alternatively, non ICT specialists can apply for funds to bring a technological perspective to their home discipline.

No closing date

EPSRC: Healthcare Technologies: Call for Investigator-Led Research Projects

The Healthcare Technologies theme has prioritised funding to support novel investigator-led projects. We are inviting investigator-led proposals and intend to batch these through the year. This will allow prioritisation panel membership to better reflect the expertise required to assess the multidisciplinary, team science and impact considerations which are a common feature of high quality Healthcare Technologies research.

No closing date

EPSRC: Preparatory access through PRACE

The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) announces the opening of preparatory access through PRACE. Preparatory access will allow researchers to test and develop their codes to ensure suitability for the PRACE Tier-0 systems.

No closing date

Health & Care Research Wales. Health Research Fellowship Award

Health & Care Research Wales: Partner Funding Schemes

These are schemes run by others in which Health and Care Research Wales is a funding partner.

It includes participation in agreed National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) programmes, which provides Wales-based researchers with full access to the Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation, Health Technology Assessment, Health Service and Delivery Research and Public Health Research funding schemes.

Various closing dates

EPSRC fellowships

No closing date

ESRC: Research Grants

If you have an excellent idea for a research project, the best way to seek funding for it is through our Research Grants open call. Awards ranging from £350,000 to £1 million (100% full Economic Cost (fEC)) can be made to eligible institutions to enable individuals or research teams to undertake anything from a standard research project through to a large-scale survey and other infrastructure or methodological development.

Health & Care Research Wales. Social Care Research Fellowship Award