UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP) – Consortium and Network Awards
An alliance of UK health departments, research councils and charities are pleased to announce a new funding call to address challenges in the primary prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
The UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP) is an exciting £50 million initiative focused on improving population health, and reducing health inequalities, through the primary prevention of NCDs. It covers physical health as well as mental health and wellbeing in the UK.
The call seeks to build and support interdisciplinary research consortia and networks that will focus on the upstream-determinants of health; on developing large-scale solutions relevant to policy and practice; and on enabling change within complex adaptive systems.
The UKPRP will support two types of award:
- Consortium award: £4-7 million for five years
- Network award: £100,000 per year for up to four years
There is a two-stage process for applications for the awards. The call for outline applications closes at 16:00 on 18 January 2018.
Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship Scheme Now Open
This Fellowship scheme offers a recognised first step into an independent research career for outstanding scientists and engineers, at an early stage of their career, who have a current need for flexible support. It covers all areas of the life and physical sciences, including engineering, but excluding clinical medicine.
Each Fellowship offers Fellows the opportunity to:
- Focus on independent research, freeing time from administrative and teaching duties.
- Hold appointments on a part-time basis or convert from full-time to part-time and back again to help combine work and other commitments, such as caring responsibilities or health-related reasons.
- Claim back time spent deferring the fellowship and/or working part-time.
- Claim limited funds for family support where these can be justified on scientific grounds.
Funding of up to five years is available and covers:
- 80% of the basic salary costs up to £40,030.34 in the first year, estates costs and indirect costs. Under the full economic costing (fEC) model, 80% of these costs will be met by the Society.
- Research expenses up to £13,000 for the first year and up to £11,000 annually thereafter.
The scheme is open to all nationalities. Under-represented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.
Persons holding a permanent post in a university, or not-for-profit organisation, will not be considered.
Applications should be submitted by the deadline of 16 November 2017.
The British Academy is inviting proposals from UK-based researchers in the humanities and social sciences to develop interdisciplinary projects which bear on our understanding of the UK’s international challenges and opportunities (past, present and future).
Proposals which relate to the themes of Conflict, Stability & Security; Europe’s Futures; Justice, Rights & Equality; and Urban Futures are particularly welcome.
The purpose of each research project will be to enhance public, cultural and/or policy understanding of international challenges (past, present and future) through the expertise of the humanities and social sciences; develop the awareness required to address matters of international concern; engender new or deepen existing international interdisciplinary research collaborations in the humanities and social sciences in order to yield new understanding for culture, policy and/or research agendas; and further cross-learning between disciplines and/or between academic, policy, cultural, practitioner and public communities on issues that are topical, under-explored or necessitate reframing.
The lead applicant must be based at a UK university or research institute, and be of postdoctoral or above status (or have equivalent research experience). International co-applicants are strongly encouraged.
Value and Duration
Awards are of one-year in duration and are available for up to £50,000. Funding can be used to support research and/or clerical assistance; research expenses and consumables; travel and subsistence; and networking, meeting and conference costs. Awards are not funded on a full economic costs basis, with contributions to overheads an ineligible cost.
Applications must be submitted online using the British Academy’s Grant Management System, Flexi-Grant®.
Application deadline: Wednesday 11 October 2017 (17.00 UK Time).