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Internal Funding Opportunities

In addition to the schemes detailed below, the SRI may be able to help in supporting ideas for research projects, particularly in organising workshops to promote collaborative thinking around new research projects related to public policy, or seeking funding to support grant development. Contact the SRI Coordinator for futher details. 

Funding Resources

EPSRC has a blog called PM (Portfolio Manager) Perspectives, where they provide some useful guidance for new researchers:

Getting started with the Peer Review Process: https://epsrc.ukri.org/blog/pmperspectives/ and Writing your case for support: https://epsrc.ukri.org/blog/pmperspectives2/


Internal funding opportunity: GCRF QR 2019-20

Applications are invited to the University’s GCRF QR internal funding call for the academic year 2019-20 for activities running from 1st January 2020 (Round 4) until 31st July 2020. Please note that funding is contingent on Research England QR AY19-20 funding.

A wide range of initiatives compliant with the Official Development Assistance (ODA) guidelines to promote the economic development and welfare of ODA eligible countries will be supported.

Application Process

GCRF QR funds are available to support pump-priming, networking and emergency response activities. Priority will be given to:

·         Activities that cannot be funded from other sources or grants elsewhere.

·         Early-stage group leaders and applicants wanting to start doing ODA research.

The University will make this funding available through 3 different schemes:

·    Scheme 1: Pump-Priming Fund: to support mono-disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaborative research activities that address problems of developing countries and aims to develop sustainable and innovative solutions. The funded projects will include activities that generate impact from: research that promotes economic development and welfare in ODA countries; pump-priming activities that will inform more substantive research into and impact on developing countries and potentially leads to large applications for funding from GCRF and other sources; where relevant, meeting the full economic cost of eligible research funded by other delivery partners etc.

Applications may be made for grants of up to £80,000 per academic year (other amounts would be considered, if properly justified and funding available).

Application deadlines are Tuesday 15th October 2019 (Round 4).

Applications should be submitted to GCRFTeam@admin.cam.ac.uk.

Please include the reference QR1920R4 in the subject line when submitting your application and expect acknowledge of receipt 24-48 hours after the deadline. 

·    Scheme 2: Travel and Networking Fund: to support building partnerships with research and delivery partners in developing countries, as well as facilitating coordination with GCRF project partners  in the UK, multinational, public and philanthropic research institutions and  Funds will allow researchers to organise networking meetings, and other events to develop partnerships and co-create research programmes with partners, as well as travel out from Cambridge and visit Cambridge to develop collaborative projects in development related research.

Applications may be made for grants of up to £15,000 per academic year (other amounts would be considered, if properly justified and funding available).

Application deadlines are Tuesday 15th October 2019 (Round 4).

Applications should be submitted to GCRFTeam@admin.cam.ac.uk.

Please include the reference QR1920R4 in the subject line when submitting your application and expect acknowledge of receipt 24-48 hours after the deadline. 

·     Scheme 3: Response Fund: to allow rapid response to emergencies, this fund will be used to provide funding for urgent research needs, to respond to emergencies in developing countries, such as disease outbreaks (e.g. ZIKA outbreak), natural disasters such as floods and earthquakes or refugee migrations due to armed conflicts and violence.

Applications may be made for grants of up to £30,000 (other amounts would be considered, if properly justified and funding available).

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Applications should be submitted to GCRFTeam@admin.cam.ac.uk.

Please include the reference QR1920R4 in the subject line when submitting your application and expect acknowledge of receipt 24-48 hours after the deadline.

Applications should include:

·     An application form (see attached)

·     A (short) letter of support from the Head of the Department confirming their support and agreement to hold the grant, if awarded 

Projects of longer duration will be considered upon request. If awarded, continuation beyond 31st July 2020 will be contingent on Research England allocation for 2020-21. 

The project applications will be evaluated by an internal review panel, applicants will be informed of the outcome. Please note that due to the high number of applications for these calls, feedback cannot be provided.

Expenditure:

All funds should be spent by the 31st July 2020.

Please note that due to the requirement for expenditure to be incurred during this period, all awarded projects’ expenditure will be monitored on a regular basis.

Letter of agreement:

A template agreement letter for collaborators is available (see attached). We recommend to share this letter with your partner organisation(s) at application stage for their information, as the terms and conditions would be non-negotiable, however note that depending on the project the University may need to make changes to this agreement. Funds to a DAC partner will only be available on signature of the agreement letter.

Reporting requirements:

Successful applicants will be required to submit a detailed final report in line with Research England’s requirements by the end of the project. The GCRF Team will provide guidelines as information becomes available.

If you have any queries please contact the GCRF Team at GCRFTeam@admin.cam.ac.uk .


 

The Public Engagement Starter Fund is an exciting opportunity for University of Cambridge researchers to apply for small grants to undertake innovative public engagement with research activities. Applications for the 2019 Public Engagement Starter Fund can be submitted until 20 September 2019. 

Applicants can apply for grants ranging from £500 - £1,500.

The fund supports novel projects based on contemporary research at the University of Cambridge. Proposed projects can take a variety of formats, provided a clear rationale is given regarding the appropriateness of the method of engagement adopted, and how the necessary resources and expertise will be secured.

Further Guidance and Application Forms are available online. For any queries, please contact publicengagement@admin.cam.ac.uk. 


 

The Vice-Chancellor’s Awards scheme was established in 2016 to recognize and celebrate excellence in research impact and public engagement with research.

For 2019, the Awards are re-launching as a single set of awards for Research Impact and Engagement. They will recognise outstanding achievement, innovation and creativity in engagement and impact plans which have the potential to create significant economic, social and cultural impact from and engagement with and for research. 

Applications or nominations can be made until the 13 September 2019 across 5 categories (Early Career Researcher, Established Researcher, Collaboration, Professional Services, and Academic Impact and Engagement Champion). Winners will be awarded a £1,000 grant to be used for the development and delivery of engagement/impact activity or relevant training.

Further Guidance and Application Forms are available online. For any queries, please contact publicengagement@admin.cam.ac.uk. 


 

The Cambridge Global Challenges

SRI will be facilitating University of Cambridge bids to the UKRI GCRF Challenge Clusters call through a preparatory workshop on 12th August, 10-12 pm at the Maxwell Centre (Rayleigh Seminar Room). 

The workshop will convene colleagues that are interested in applying and will include:

the presentation of future plans for their ongoing global challenges researcha discussion about the opportunity presented by the Challenge Clusters callthe description of support mechanisms available at University of Cambridge for the preparation of bids (through Cambridge Global Challenges SRI and through the Research Offices)the presentation of bids already in preparationthe facilitation of collaborations between ongoing global challenges research projects

For those that wish to work on their proposals after the workshop, the Rayleigh Seminar Room will also be available from 12-5pm 

Registration

Please register here for the workshop (10-12pm) and/or to use the Rayleigh Seminar Room for the preparation of proposals (12-5pm) – and email coordinator@gci.cam.ac.uk before 7th August if you would like to reserve car parking at Maxwell Centre.If you are not available to join the session on 12th August and would like to identify "clustering partners", the registration form also collects a (optional) summary of the intended next steps for your ongoing global challenges research through the Challenge Clusters call – to be shared with colleagues participating in the preparatory workshop and, after the 12th August, with the wide Cambridge global challenges community.

Other information

Please contact coordinator@gci.cam.ac.uk – not sbas2@cam.acuk – if you have any questions about this preparatory session.The Strategic Research Office is requesting basic information about the projects to assess interest levels, scope, and leadership/collaboration roles be. If you would like to apply on this call please fill in and submit the internal form to researchstrategy@admin.cam.ac.uk by 10th September 2019.  Support provided by the Cambridge Global Challenges SRI to the preparation of funding proposals is described here.Other support provided by the Cambridge Global Challenges SRI towards the facilitation of University of Cambridge research advancing the UN Sustainable Goals in developing countries is described here.Information about funding facilitation processes, grant operational mechanisms and policy for ODA-remit work at University of Cambridge can be found here.

We look forward to supporting your work and ideas.


GCRF Challenge Cluster call (internal deadline 10 September 2019)

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), are pleased to invite applications for GCRF Challenge Clusters. Challenge Clusters should bring together current and/or former GCRF projects, along with partners from non-government organisations, industry, charity, civil society and other policy makers who have agreed to collaborate together to accelerate impact against a specific global challenge, leverage knowledge, and deliver new synthesis of research findings. This is a two-stage call which will seed fund around 20 initial projects over 12 months for up to £150k each. First stage projects will be evaluated and a second stage £1m - £2m funding will be made available for 6 to 8 projects over the subsequent three years. 

At least two existing GCRF projects must form part of the cluster proposed. UKRI encourages the clustering of further, relevant ODA oriented projects supported by other funding partners (including other GCRF delivery partners), including philanthropic organisations. To be eligible, the (minimum) two GCRF projects listed must have been funded for at least one year, or, are at least half-way through their total funded period (whichever is the smallest) at the time of the 1st stage submission deadline. 

Please see the Call Notes for more information about the call and for the documentation that is required in addition to the standard proposal document (Je-S form).  


 

University of Cambridge – Coordination

There is no restriction on the number of the applications that can be submitted to this call,  however we are requesting basic information about the projects to assess interest levels, scope, and leadership/collaboration roles. 

Therefore, if you would like to apply on this call please fill in and submit the attached internal form to researchstrategy@admin.cam.ac.uk by 10 September 2019.

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us at researchstrategy@admin.cam.ac.uk.

Funder deadline (1st Stage proposals): 24 September 2019.


 

The Vice-Chancellor’s Awards scheme was established in 2016 to recognize and celebrate excellence in research impact and public engagement with research.

For 2019, the Awards are re-launching as a single set of awards for Research Impact and Engagement. They will recognise outstanding achievement, innovation and creativity in engagement and impact plans which have the potential to create significant economic, social and cultural impact from and engagement with and for research. 

Applications or nominations can be made until the 13 September 2019 across 5 categories (Early Career Researcher, Established Researcher, Collaboration, Professional Services, and Academic Impact and Engagement Champion). Winners will be awarded a £1,000 grant to be used for the development and delivery of engagement/impact activity or relevant training.

Further Guidance and Application Forms are available online. For any queries, please contact publicengagement@admin.cam.ac.uk. 


The Public Engagement Starter Fund is an exciting opportunity for University of Cambridge researchers to apply for small grants to undertake innovative public engagement with research activities. Applications for the 2019 Public Engagement Starter Fund can be submitted until 20 September 2019. 

Applicants can apply for grants ranging from £500 - £1,500.

The fund supports novel projects based on contemporary research at the University of Cambridge. Proposed projects can take a variety of formats, provided a clear rationale is given regarding the appropriateness of the method of engagement adopted, and how the necessary resources and expertise will be secured.

Further Guidance and Application Forms are available online. For any queries, please contact publicengagement@admin.cam.ac.uk. 


INTERNAL FUNDING CALL – ESRC IMPACT ACCELERATOR ACCOUNT – FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

***Social Science Impact Fund***

A call is now open for applications to the Social Science Impact Fund.

Funding is available for knowledge exchange and impact activities at any stage of the research lifecycle but is primarily used for work that supports the use of social science research (this does not need to have been funded by the ESRC) with non-academic stakeholders beyond the university. The maximum award is £20,000 and the deadline for applications is 30 September 2019. Awards are expected to start on or as close as possible to 1st November and to run for a maximum of 12 months.

This is the only call that will be made for the Social Sciences Impact Fund for academic year 2019/20 and the Steering Group expect to make this call annually. Please note that additional funding may become available through other dedicated funding streams (eg. GCRF).

Funds are also available for rapid-response discretionary awards of up to £2,000. There is no deadline for this stream of funding and the Steering Groups aims to make decisions within ten days.

Applications will be adjudged against the following, in no particular order:

* Quality of the impact plan: including relevance and timeliness of proposed activity, clear objectives that align with aims, clear identification of the beneficiaries, stakeholders, and partners, and their potential involvement with the activities, achievable milestones over the life of the project, and metrics or indicators against which long-term success could be gauged;

* Project management: A clear description of how the project will be managed;

* Added value: the application must describe how the award will be expected to develop or enhance the prospect of impact and be additional to existing Research Council or other funding for impact activities, additionally the way in which the award will benefit both the applicant and target audience;

* Budget: A clear outline and rationale for the activities included in the proposal. Co-funding of activities is encouraged, but not required;

* Where partners or collaborators are involved in activities and outputs, a clear statement of any commitment in kind or in terms of co-funding by those organisations should be provided in a letter of support.

For further guidance with examples of impact activity and a link to the online application form please go to:

https://www.research-strategy.admin.cam.ac.uk/research-funding/internal-funding-opportunities/institutional-sponsorship-grants/esrc-impact


CAMBRIDGE CREATIVE CIRCULAR PLASTICS CENTRE (CIRPLAS) SMALL GRANTS SCHEME -CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The Cambridge Creative Circular Plastics Centre (CirPlas) addresses contemporary challenges from the manufacturing of more sustainable materials to driving innovations in plastic recycling. CirPlas invites proposals for small grants to support projects that contribute towards the Centre's goals. For more information about the Centre, please see the CirPlas website: https://www.energy.cam.ac.uk/Plastic_Waste 

SCOPE

This fund supports new, small, collaborative multi-disciplinary projects that take a circular economy approach to the elimination of plastic waste.

Projects may have outcomes that are academic and/or make an impact beyond academia. 

  • Projects must be inter- or multi-disciplinary: i.e. combine expertise from the home disciplines of at least two Departments, preferably in different Schools.
  •  The scope of eligible activities is very broad. Examples include: a case study or proof of principle experiment; the production of a prototype; the testing of a prototype; a field visit; an outreach programme; a web-based tool.

ELIGIBILITY

The call is open to early career researchers at the University of Cambridge.

  • PhD students may participate, but the project lead must be an early career PI or a Post Doc who has the support of their PI.
  • Early career PIs are those who attained their PhD less than five years ago.
  • Projects must have a minimum of two applicants from different disciplines.
  • With the exception of staff time, most costs are likely to be eligible. Examples include: travel and subsistence, venue hire and catering for events, materials and consumables, and communications costs.

FUNDING

Five awards of up to £2000 each are available. 

  • If international travel is required further funds of up to £1000 may be requested.
  • All costs will need to be fully justified.

REPORTING

Projects will start from June and will be completed by December 2019.

  • Final reports are due on 17 January 2020. 
  • Participants will be expected to deliver a presentation on their project at a CirPlas event early in 2020.

SUPPORT

Each funded project will be allocated a mentor from the Cambridge Creative Circular Plastics Centre (CirPlas) team.

DEADLINES AND SCHEDULE 

  • 17 May 2019 - Call opens 
  • 10 June 2019, 14:00-17:00 - Ideation and team formation event
  • (Rayleigh Seminar room, Maxwell Centre, West Cambridge register here 
  • 24 June 2019 at 09:00 - Proposal submission deadline
  • 28 June 2019 - Competition results announced
  •  17 January 2020 - Projects completed (finance reports finalised)
  •  31 January 2020 - final reports submitted
  •  February or March 2020 - report back presentation

The CirPlas Small Grant application form is attached. Please return the completed form to cirplas@ch.cam.ac.uk by the deadline of 9am on Monday 24 June 2019.

Please acknowledge financial support from the UKRI Plastics and Research Innovation Fund (PRIF) in any output from the project.

For further information please contact Shafiq Ahmed (sa345@cam.ac.uk) or Lara Allen (lva20@cam.ac.uk)

Energy@Cambridge Coordinator
Cavendish Laboratory
Maxwell Centre
Tel: 01223 (3)36056


 

THE CAMBRIDGE-AFRICA ALBORADA RESEARCH FUND 2019 CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The Fund supports pairs of researchers (post-doctoral level and above) from the University of Cambridge (or an affiliated institution such as the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Babraham Institute and NIAB) and sub-Saharan African institutions, across all disciplines, to initiate and/or strengthen research collaborations.

The Fund awards grants of between £1,000 and £20,000, for:

  • research costs (such as reagents, fieldwork and equipment)
  • research-related travel between Cambridge and Africa 
  • conducting research training activities in Africa (e.g. setting up courses/workshops).

The deadline to submit an application for collaborative research funding is MONDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER 2019.

Please visit

https://www.cambridge-africa.cam.ac.uk/initiatives/the-alborada-research-fund/2019-call-for-funding/

Enquiries should be addressed to:

alborada-fund@cambridge-africa.cam.ac.uk


 

RESTRICTED CALL: ESRC NEW INVESTIGATOR GRANTS (INTERNAL DEADLINE 17TH JUNE 2019)

The ESRC have announced their New Investigators scheme. The call is open to high-quality candidates who have a maximum of four years’ postdoctoral experience. Proposals are welcome in any topic which falls within ESRC’s remit, including projects at the “interface with the wider sciences”, provided that social sciences accounts for at least 50% of the proposed research. The ESRC will award grants of between £100-300K at fEC, though as with other Research Council grants they will cover 80% of this cost. Awards will be for up to five years, though they will be typically three years in duration, with a special case being made for the need for five years’ worth of funding. For full details please see the call specification.

This call has a rolling deadline, and applications will be reviewed 3 times / year: in ESRC Panel meetings in March, July and November each year. Roughly 35 awards will be made per year.

INTERNAL SELECTION PROCESS:

The ESRC expect the University to run an internal selection process to ensure that we submit only bids from outstanding individuals with the potential to become the research leaders of the future. The University can submit only a limited number of applications. To meet these requirements, this call will be overseen by a cross-school Committee, as decided by University’s Research Policy Committee.

There will be 3 internal calls every year, ahead of the panel meetings in November, March and July. Only applicants whose proposals have been approved and selected through the internal selection process will be allowed to proceed with submission of their applications to ESRC.

The applicants who wish to submit an application ahead of the March 2020 Panel deadline, are required to submit the following documents to

ESRCNEWINV@ADMIN.CAM.AC.UK by MONDAY, 17TH JUNE 2019 (17:00): 

  • The attached internal selection form;
  • A letter of support from your Head of Department. This letter is very important to the success of the application as it is needed to confirm the details of the departmental support and the applicant’s eligibility.
  • · The letter must also specify a department/faculty based MENTOR, and a REVIEWER, both of whom have agreed to provide feedback on the full proposal, should the applicant be selected to proceed. The reviewer may be from within or outside the applicant’s department/faculty.

PLEASE NOTE THAT NAMING A REVIEWER IS AN INTERNAL REQUIREMENT, AND THE REVIEWER WILL NOT BE NAMED ON THE FULL APPLICATION TO THE ESRC.


 

INTERNAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY (7 FIXED-TERM POSTS) (DEADLINE 27TH OF MAY 2019)


The Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) is seeking 
to appoint a cadre of Senior Research Associates under The Prince of Wales Global Sustainability Fellowship Programme. This new Programme aims to unlock the potential of the University to partner with business, government and finance institutions on real-world challenges and opportunities that must be addressed in order to build a sustainable economy. The ambition is to foster new cross-disciplinary thinking on sustainability leading to practical insights, tools and recommendations for decision-makers to carry into their organisations alongside important advances in fundamental knowledge. From 2020 the Programme will be based at CISL’s new premises on Regent Street, Cambridge, which will provide a vibrant, collaborative atmosphere for transdisciplinary research, education and industry and policy engagement.


Fellows will typically be appointed for three years. Applicants must 
hold a contract of employment with the University (that will not end during the period of the Fellowship) and be able to take up this opportunity as a secondment (or related model) from their home institution.

Funding for the Fellowships has been secured through philanthropic donations from companies, foundations and individuals. £80,000 p.a. is available for each Fellowship and, which may be used to cover the costs of a minimum 40% secondment, and additional research support to be employed by CISL.


In this round, seven Fellows will be recruited applicants must a submit 
research proposal of relevance to one of the following topics:

  • THEME
  • TOPIC
  • DONOR
  • Industrial transformation
  • RADICAL INNOVATION AND DISRUPTION
  • PAUL & MICHELLE GILDING
  • TRANSFORMING THE PULP AND PAPER INDUSTRY
  • SAPPI
  • PATHWAYS TO A CIRCULAR ECONOMY
  • UNILEVER
  • Social inclusion
  • RESILIENT COMMUNITIES
  • ASDA
  • LUXURY AND INCLUSION
  • CHANEL
  • INFRASTRUCTURE AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES
  • EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES FOUNDATION
  • Health
  • AIR QUALITY AND NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES 
  • ASTRAZENECA

A second round of recruitment is planned for September 2019 and includes themes such as micro-nutritional deficiencies (Royal DSM), connected communities (Sainsbury’s), climate risk and disclosure (Heathrow), purpose and leadership (Anglian Water).

Candidates interested in applying to this call need to follow this link http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/20980/ and upload a cover letter, full CV, completed Research Proposal Template containing a 1,000 – 2,000-word research proposal with a 100-word summary, and proof of institutional support to the University’s Web Recruitment System by the 27TH OF MAY 2019.

CISL is concurrently also advertising these Fellowships as full-time Senior Research Associate positions, which are currently listed on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. Internal candidates should apply using the same system but stating in their application template that they would like to be considered for this opportunity on the basis of a secondment (or related model).

Further information about the role and application processes are contained in the attached document.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact RESEARCH@CISL.CAM.AC.UK or:

Dr Theo Hacking
Director of Research Strategy (Interim)

Tel: 01223 (7)68849

Dr Jake Reynolds
Executive Director, Sustainable Economy

Tel: 01223 (7)68830


 

RESTRICTED CALL: AXA FELLOWSHIPS

The AXA Research Fund has announced the call for AXA Fellowships [2] for Post-Doctoral Fellows (maximum PhD+5 years), in two distinct themes:

  • Towards an Improved and Better Supported Mental Health
  •  Cyber Risk: Creating a Safer Cyberspace

Funding available: 125.000€ over 2 years

Further information and the list of eligible topics for each theme can

be found in the call guidance documents:

Mental Health guidelines

Cyber Risk guidelines

UNIVERSITY INTERNAL SELECTION PROCESS:

The University can submit one application for each of the themes. Therefore, this call is restricted and coordinated according to the University’s Restricted Calls Procedure.

If you are interested in applying, please submit the selection form attached and letter confirming departmental support to

RESEARCHSTRATEGY@ADMIN.CAM.AC.UK by THURSDAY 2 MAY 2019.

Funder deadline: May 20, 2019 at 04:00 pm (CEST).

If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

researchstrategy@admin.cam.ac.uk.


The UNIVERSITY DIVERSITY FUND (UDF) is open to applications from staff and students.

The UDF provides grants of up to £1500 to projects that aim to embed diversity and inclusion - whether it is in education, research or administration - and address inequalities in the University.

The UDF aims to support initiatives across the University that contribute to raising awareness of issues related to equality and diversity, challenge discrimination and inequalities, increase the representation of under-represented groups, and facilitate implementation of good practice.

University staff and students are welcome to apply if they have a project that meets the above criteria and seeks to contribute to the University's equality and diversity strategy and priorities for action in the area of 'race'.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

If you have a project that fits the criteria and you would like to apply to the Fund, please read the attached FURTHER INFORMATION, fill in the APPLICATION FORM and send it to equality@admin.cam.ac.uk.

Closing date for applications is WEDNESDAY 17 APRIL 2019 AT 5PM.

For more information, please consult

https://www.race-equality.admin.cam.ac.uk/strategic-initiatives-overview/university-diversity-fund

You may also contact the Equality & Diversity Section at equality@admin.cam.ac.uk or by phone at 01223 65147.

Dr Joanna Jasiewicz
Equality and Diversity Consultant
(0)1223 760424
joanna.jasiewicz@admin.cam.ac.uk


RESTRICTED CALL: UKRI FUTURE LEADERS FELLOWSHIPS (ROUND 3)

UKRI will soon open the third round of the Future Leaders Fellowships call.

This scheme aims to support early career researchers and innovators with outstanding potential to become future research and innovation leaders.

More information on the scheme can be found on the website and in the overview document.

UNIVERSITY INTERNAL PROCESS:

Fellowships are structured as 4+3 years, and require the host organisation to provide tapering salary support for the Fellow from year 3 (more information on the funding structure can be found on pages 12-13 of the application form guidance). The host organisation must also provide a route to an open-ended academic appointment. Please contact your School’s HR Business Manager for further guidance on this.

INTERNAL COORDINATION:

UKRI have written to the University to thank us for reducing the number of full applications submitted to Round Two (~6 applications were submitted). They estimate that the numbers received for Round Two will mean a success rate of around 20%, and thus encourage Universities to make a similar effort for Round Three, and submit only the highest quality applications in the third and future rounds.

To take part in the internal process, all Departments are asked to identify only the best quality applications and agree potential applicants with their Schools. THE SCHOOLS WILL THEN INFORM US AT

RESEARCHSTRATEGY@ADMIN.CAM.AC.UK BY 15 APRIL 2019 OF THE AGREED APPLICANTS AND THEIR INTENTION TO SUBMIT.

The PVC Research will consider the likely number of applications to be submitted and we will contact the Schools to confirm the number of applications which can be submitted from their list. Heads of Department will then submit the internally agreed Expressions of Interest to the UKRI by the EoI deadline of 02 May 2019.

Only the candidates who have submitted an Expression of Interest may submit a full application.

PVC SUPPORT LETTER:

Expressions of Interest are followed by a full application which requires a letter of support signed by both the Pro-Vice Chancellor of Research and relevant Head of Department from the University. Therefore, this will be coordinated according to the University’s Procedure for VC and PVC Research Support Letters.

Once the application is agreed with the School, please send both the draft support letter and support letter form to us at RESEARCHSTRATEGY@ADMIN.CAM.AC.UK by 07 MAY 2019.

Both the letter and the form templates can be downloaded from the VC and PVC Research Support Letters Website. Please refer to the full application guidance (p 28, point 3.2.10) and to the University guidance on support letters for further information on what it should include.

The PVC Research reserves the right to refuse to sign support letters which do not meet these submission deadlines.

OVERVIEW OF INTERNAL PROCESS:

* 15 APRIL 2019: Deadline for Schools to pass on list of agreed

applicants to researchstrategy@admin.cam.ac.uk (following

Department/School discussions)

* 02 MAY 2019: Funder deadline for HoDs to submit agreed Expressions of

Interest via Je-S [5]

* 07 MAY 2019: Deadline for PVC letter requests to researchstrategy@admin.cam.ac.uk

* 30 MAY 2019: Funder deadline for full applications

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us at researchstrategy@admin.cam.ac.uk.

E: sarah.lamont@admin.cam.ac.uk


2019 VISITING FELLOWSHIP WITH THE BENNETT INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY

The Bennett Institute is recruiting for Visiting Fellow from within the University for the academic year 2019/20.

The Fellowship is to support scholars, from within the University of Cambridge, who are seeking to develop the public policy dimensions of their research, and who wish to explore ways of promoting their findings in the policy world. The Fellowship allows individuals to reflect more deeply upon public policy aspects of their work, and provides opportunities for meaningful engagement with policy-makers and a chance to explore the potential of their research to achieve a wider impact.

Applicants should possess a PhD and hold an academic position at the University.

For full details and how to apply, please see the attached advert.


RESTRICTED CALL: LEVERHULME TRUST RESEARCH LEADERSHIP AWARDS (INTERNAL DEADLINE: 1ST FEBRUARY 2019)

The Leverhulme Trust have announced their Research Leadership Awards. These awards are designed to: “_support talented scholars who have successfully launched a university career but who need to build a research team of sufficient scale to tackle a distinctive research problem. This creates an opportunity for the development and demonstration of research leadership; that is, for the direction of a modest team or group, whose research may significantly change the established landscape in a particular field of inquiry_”.

Eligible applicants must have held a university post for at least two years but will not yet have developed their academic career such that the trajectory of their research contribution has become firmly established.

Funding available: £800k - £1 million over 4-5 years for staff salaries and associated costs only.

Proposals are welcome in any research area, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE

FOLLOWING:

· studies of disease, illness and disabilities in humans and animals

· research that is intended to inform clinical practice or the development of medical applications 

· research areas currently identified as a priority by the research councils or other significant public funders

· policy-driven research where the principal objective is to assemble an evidence base for immediate policy initiatives 

· research where advocacy is an explicit component

· research aimed principally at an immediate commercial application

· proposals in which the balance between assembling a data bank or database and the related subsequent research is heavily inclined to the former 

Further information can be found in the Application Help Notes.

INTERNAL SELECTION PROCESS

The University can only submit ONE application, so this will be handled according to the University’s Restricted Calls policy.

Interested applicants should return to researchstrategy@admin.cam.ac.uk by 1ST FEBRUARY 2019:

· the attached internal selection form

· current CV including publications (max. 2 sides of A4)

· a support letter from the Head of Department confirming their support

and stating why they should be recommended for funding.

Funder deadline is 10th May 2019.

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us at

researchstrategy@admin.cam.ac.uk.

 

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We aim to support public policy research across Cambridge University, working with colleagues in science, social science, the arts and humanities, to apply new thinking to public policy problems and promote research and analysis into the public policy process. We hope to connect and raise the profile of existing public policy related work across the University and support collaborative research that includes policy development in a range of subject areas. 

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