January 2010

Nuffield Foundation Undergraduate Bursaries

NERC Standard Research Grants

NERC Follow-on Fund

EPSRC Climate Geoengineering Sandpit - call for participants

Wellcome Trust Career Re-entry Fellowships

EPSRC-LMS Durham Symposia - call for proposals

LMS Research Workshops

EPSRC-LMS Short Instructional Courses

Royal Society of Edinburgh International Open Exchange Programme

EPSRC-KTN CASE Awards in Industrial Mathematics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

 

Nuffield Foundation Undergraduate Bursaries

Eligibility: Undergraduates, Postdoctoral Research Assistants and University Lecturers (early career) registered at a UK Institution.  Bursaries will not be awarded for projects that are part of degree work or expeditions, or that take place overseas for more than 50% of the project time.
Duration: support provided for 6 - 8 weeks.
Deadline: 21st January 2010
Sponsor guidelines and application form: http://www.nuffieldfoundation.org/go/grants/nsbur/page_400.html

NERC Standard Research Grants

Eligibility: This is an open competition for curiosity-motivated basic, strategic or applied research.  Grants provide a minimum of £25,000 for directly incurred costs. 
Deadline: 10th June 2010
Sponsor guidelines: http://www.nerc.ac.uk/funding/available/researchgrants/typesofaward/standards.asp

NERC Follow-on Fund

This award enables scientists to develop research ideas to a stage where commercial opportunities (eg licensing, seed or equity funds) can be secured.
Duration: up to 12 months with no limit on the funding request amount.
Deadline: 15th January 2010
Sponsor guidelines: http://www.nerc.ac.uk/using/schemes/followonfund.asp

EPSRC Climate Geoengineering Sandpit - call for participants

The aim of this call is to invite participants for an interdisciplinary sandpit focused on the development of geoengineering technologies.  It is expected that up to £3.5million will be made available to fund research projects arising from this sandpit.
Deadline: 11th January 2010
Sponsor guidelines: http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/CallsForProposals/ClimateGeoengineeringSandpit.htm

Wellcome Trust Career Re-entry Fellowships

These support postdoctoral scientists who have recently decided to recommence a scientific research career after a break of at least two years.
Duration: fellowships are tenable for 2 - 4 years and include salary and research expenses
Deadline: 15th February 2010
Sponsor guidelines: http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Biomedical-science/Grants/Fellowships-and-personal-awards/Basic-biomedical-fellowships/WTD004380.htm

EPSRC-LMS Durham Symposia

This meeting is held in July and usually lasts 10 days with up to around 70 participants from different branches of mathematics.  Preliminary proposals are made approximately two years in advance of the meeting.  Prospective organisers should read the guidance notes (see weblink below).  Each symposium is funded by a substantial EPSRC research grant.
Sponsor guidelines: http://www.lms.ac.uk/activities/rmc/index.html

LMS Research Workshops

These can be research workshops held anywhere in the UK and are an opportunity for a small group of active researchers to work together for a concentrated period, on a specialised topic.  There is no prescribed format for the workshop but it is expected that the number of participants will be no more than 40 and could be as low as 10, meeting for a period of one week or more.
Applicants are advised to contact Professor Nick Manton (manton@lms.ac.uk) informally about their proposed programme and timescale before making an application.
Sponsor guidelines: http://www.lms.ac.uk/activities/rmc/index.html

EPSRC-LMS Short Instructional Courses

The principal aim of the programme is to provide training for postgraduate students in core areas of mathematics.  It is expected that the course will be accessible to first year research students not least to accommodate students from related areas.  Prospective organisers should refer to the sponsor guidelines (see weblink below) and contact the Short Course Facilitator, Dr Riaz Ahmad (facilitator@lms.ac.uk) in the first instance.
Sponsor guidelines: http://www.lms.ac.uk/activities/rmc/index.html

Royal Society of Edinburgh International Open Exchange Programme

This programme supports researchers wishing to further collaboration with research groups in other countries not covered by bilateral agreements.  The grants are for visits of one to four weeks' duration. The society will provide funding to cover travel, visa, subsistence and accommodation costs.
Award maximum not specified.
Deadlines in 2010: 15th January; 7th April; June (date tbc) and 10th October
Sponsor guidelines: http://www.rse.org.uk/international/exchanges/index.htm#eligibility

EPSRC-KTN CASE Awards in Industrial Mathematics

These awards support postgraduate researchers working on new industrial-academic collaborations in mathematics. In general the funders are looking for projects that combine a significant mathematical research challenge with the prospect of commercial impact.
Deadline: 1st February 2010
Sponsor guidelines: http://maths.globalwatchonline.com/epicentric_portal/site/ims/mechanisms/case/?mode=0