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ESRC New Investigator Grants

The Economic and Social Research Council invites proposals for its new investigator grants. These support new researchers and academics at the start of their careers to become independent researchers through gaining experience of managing and leading research projects and teams. In addition, grants provide applicants with an opportunity to support their own skill development and also the skill development of research staff employed on the grant. Proposals could be for a range of activities such as standard research projects, surveys and other infrastructure projects and methodological developments. 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.

Candidates from anywhere in the world may apply, however, applicants must have the strong support of an eligible research organisation in the UK to host them. The new investigator must be the principal investigator who submits the proposal. Applicants should have a maximum of four years’ academic research experience following the submission of their PhD, or be of equivalent professional standing. Also, applicants cannot be current or former principal investigators on ESRC or other research council grants, except ESRC postdoctoral fellowships and research councils UK fellows.

Grants ranging from £100,000 to £300,000 full economic cost can be awarded. ESRC’s contribution for UK applicants is 80 per cent of FEC. Around 30 to 35 grants are anticipated to be available per year.

Deadline: none

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Research Grants

The Economic and Social Research Council invites proposals for its research grants. These support individuals or teams to conduct standard research projects, large-scale surveys and other infrastructure projects or methodological developments in any area within the council’s remit. Proposals can be for basic, applied or strategic research.

All UK HEIs, research institutes, and independent research organisations approved by the council may apply. Proposals for two or more linked projects may be submitted, and research proposals may be submitted jointly by more than one applicant but require one of the individuals to be regarded as the principal investigator. Collaborations between UK researchers and those in other countries are encouraged. Furthermore, business, third sector or government bodies based in the UK can also be included on the proposal.

Research awards can be made for up to five years. Grants range in size from £350,000 to £1 million at 100 per cent full economic cost.

Deadline: none

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** COMING SOON ** ERC-2019-AdG Advanced Grants

*** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open on 21 May and close on 29 August 2019. The following information is subject to change. ***

The European Commission Horizon 2020: Excellent Science European Research Council invites proposals for its ERC-2019-AdG advanced grants. These support principal investigators at the career stage at which they are already established research leaders with a recognised track record of research achievements.

Researchers in any field, of any nationality and any age, residing anywhere in the world may apply. However, principal investigators must spend a minimum of 50 per cent of their working time in an EU member state or associated country and spend at least 30 per cent of their working time on the ERC project. Applicants must have a significant track record in the last 10 years which may include benchmarks such as 10 publications in major international peer-reviewed journals as a main author, three major research monographs or other equivalent benchmarks. The host institution must engage the principal investigator for at least the duration of the project and must be established as a legal entity in an EU member state or associated country or be an international European interest organisation, the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre or any other entity created under EU law.

The total budget is worth €391 million. Approximately 166 grants are available, each worth up to €2.5m, over five years. An additional start up grant of €1m may be requested.

Deadline 29 August 2019

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