SIID is keen to foster development research across the University. We believe that the best research is truly inter-disciplinary, and hinges on effective international partnerships with other institutions, organisations and communities.
Below is a list of the resources currently available to fund development research, which is being regularly updated. A particularly important source of funding is the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). A quick guide to the GCRF programme is available here. For further information about the University of Sheffield’s response to these initiatives, please visit the R&IS GCRF website . Anyone interested in exploring these schemes are kindly requested to get in contact with Mel Knight (Research Development Section, R&IS) so that the Development team can support applications to this new funding stream.
A resume of the latest GCRF calls is available on their website.
|Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)||Public engagement call||Currently planning a large-scale funding call, through which they will make an ambitious investment (of up to £1·3m over 3 years) to achieve national impact in public engagement with contemporary issues of environmental science.||TBC|
|British Academy||Newton International Fellowships||Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, Turkey||22 March 2017|
|Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa||Human Health and Heredity in Africa (H3Africa) call for proposals||This supports collaborative research projects on the use of genomics and cutting edge approaches to determine environmental factors contributing to health diseases of importance to Africa.||24 March 2017|
|Norface||Transformations to Sustainability (T2S)||Re-structuring the broad field of sustainability research by placing social science and humanities at the heart of interdisciplinary research||5 April 2017|
|Medical Research Council (MRC)||Global research programme – addressing the health needs of women and children in disadvantaged populations globally||A second joint call to fund global health research addressing the health needs of women and children globally. Originally launched in 2014, this programme aims to fund world-class and cutting edge research which addresses the health needs of the most disadvantaged populations||12 Apr 2017|
|Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)||Follow-on funding for impact and engagement scheme: highlight notice for four themes||Encouraging innovative applications that seek to explore new, unanticipated, pathways to impact which have emerged from projects supported as a part of the following AHRC themes:|
science in culture;
digital transformations in the arts and humanities;
care for the future: thinking forward through the past
|26 April 2017|
|Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)||Increasing resilience to natural hazards in earthquake-prone and volcanic regions – knowledge exchange fellowship||Assist in increasing social and economic resilience in earthquake-prone and volcanic regions by reducing risks from multiple natural hazards||27 April 2017|
|Leverhulme Trust||Major research fellowships in the humanities and social sciences||Providing replacement teaching costs over two or three years, to allow academics in the humanities and social sciences to focus on a specific piece of original research.||11 May 2017|
|Leverhulme Trust||Philip Leverhulme Prizes||Prizes recognise the achievement of outstanding researchers whose work has already attracted international recognition and whose future career is exceptionally promising||17 May 2017|
|MRC/AHRC GCRF||Global Public Health; Partnership Awards pre-call announcement||Bringing together expertise in medical science and health interventions in developing countries to co-design a global public health initiative.||8 June 2017|
|International Institute for Asian Studies||Fellowship - International Institute for Asian Studies, NL||If IIAS decides to sponsor your research by awarding a grant, you will receive:|
- A monthly grant of €2000;
- Office facilities and access to the Leiden University Libraries;
- A one-time grant of (max) €1000 towards the costs of (international) travel.
|1 March and 1 October of each year|
|Leverhulme Trust||Visiting Professorships||A Visiting Professorship may last for between three and twelve months inclusive.||ongoing|