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Changes to British Academy grant submission system – important information for users

The British Academy have used e-GAP as their application submission system for a number of years.  They have now changed to Flexi-Grant.

If you have previously registered with eGAP, your account has been migrated to the new grant management platform, Flexi-Grant®. Before you can log in to Flexi-Grant®, you will need to reset your password as your existing eGAP password will not work.  View this page and click on ‘Reset eGAP password’ to access the new system.  If you have never registered for eGAP then you can create an account on Flexi-Grant by clicking on ‘register’ in the ‘Get Involved’ section of the same page.

You will have to register for an account on Flexi-Grant in order to apply to any future British Academy funding opportunities.

Applicants who have submitted an application through eGAP and are still awaiting a result should be able to review progress through the new system.

Relationships between regulation and health: themed call for Seed Awards in Humanities and Social Science

For the current funding round of Seed Awards in Humanities and Social Science, we are only accepting applications that explore the relationships between regulation and health.

The deadline for these applications is October 2017.

Rules, laws and guidelines affect how people deliver healthcare and biomedical research.

Rapid and unexpected technological, social and political change can test regulations, sometimes to breaking point. We’re looking for innovative research proposals that explore this.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • how the regulation of heath has been experienced and understood in the past
  • how regulators prepare for unknown developments
  • why regulation doesn’t always work
  • promoting health by regulating how people behave
  • how ethical norms are translated into regulation
  • alternatives to governments as regulators
  • the interplay of regulatory regimes (for example at a national and international level)
  • regulation of drug research, production and distribution
  • regulation of health emergencies and crises.

We welcome research ideas from a range of humanities and social science disciplines.

Find out more about applying for Seed Awards in Humanities and Social Science.

AHRC £80 million Creative Industries Clusters Programme launched

Industry and university partnerships to power a creative revolution
The UK has one of the largest and most successful creative industries sectors in the world; spanning  media and advertising, design, arts, gaming and beyond. It is also one of the UK’s most dynamic sectors, growing at almost twice the rate of the wider economy, estimated to be worth around £90 billion a year and  provides one in every 11 UK jobs. British musicians, artists, TV programmes, fashion brands, video games and films are household names in many nations around the world, and are essential to the UK’s future prosperity. The sector is not static however, so investment in early stage R&D focused on products, services and content is needed to ensure the creative industries can continue to flourish.

The Arts and Humanities Research Council- led Creative Industries Clusters Programme will enable new research and development (R&D) relationships between the UK’s internationally renowned creative industries and its higher education sector.

The AHRC Creative Industries Clusters Programme is an £80 million-plus research and development investment to establish eight Research & Development Partnerships in existing creative clusters across the UK, along with a Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre to provide insight and independent analysis on the creative industries that will be of national and international significance. Working together, and alongside other key sector stakeholders, these investments will provide a greatly strengthened research foundation supporting the creative industries’ vital role in the future growth of the nation’s economy.

Professor Andrew Thompson, Chief Executive of Arts and Humanities Research Council said,

“It will be a once-in-a-generation opportunity for those universities that are involved: this is a chance for them to show how they can play an essential role in the creative economy.  They will be able to build on their creative industry networks – locally, nationally and internationally – at a scale not previously seen.”

Learn More

Enquiries regarding this pre-call should be directed to the AHRC Creative Clusters team:

Email: creative@ahrc.ac.uk

Institute for Apprenticeships seeks Peer Reviewers – closing date for applications is noon on 25 August 2017

The Institute for Apprenticeships is seeking applications for the role of Peer Reviewer to join a register of independent, third-party experts who will review apprenticeship standards and assessment plans, contributing to the development of the apprenticeship programme.

The Peer Review Register will consist of experts from employers, professional bodies, trade associations, business representative bodies and assessment organisations. Applications from individuals from industry regulatory bodies, academia and training organisations are also welcomed.

Peer Reviewers will be required for up to a maximum of two days per month, and the role will be a two year fixed-term appointment which can be extended.

The closing date for applications is noon on 25 August 2017, with Peer Reviewers appointed and in place by the end of September.

Find out more and apply.

 

Royal Society – Summer Science Exhibition – Call for proposals open now

The Royal Society is looking for brilliant science and scientists to feature at the Summer Science Exhibition 2018.

The Exhibition features the UK’s most inspiring research and is a chance for scientists to showcase their work to over 14,000 people, including everyone from school children and families to MPs and Fellows of the Royal Society. Exhibitors are supported throughout the process and get dedicated support, advice and guidance from their Exhibition team.

The call for proposals closes on 1 September 2017 and the Exhibition will run from 2 – 8 July 2018.

If you are interested in finding out more or applying, please visit this website: https://royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2017/summer-science-exhibition/proposals/.