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  • External Research Information

    Funding / research opportunities

    AHRC Fellowships

    http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/FundingOpportunities/Pages/Fellowships.aspx

    The scheme provides opportunities for mid and senior career researchers who meet the eligibility criteria outlined in the Funding Guide. The AHRC’s Fellowships scheme has been revised in order to enhance the development of research leadership across the arts and humanities. The scheme now provides time for research leaders, or potential future research leaders, to undertake focused individual research alongside collaborative activities which have the potential to generate a transformative impact on their subject area and beyond. In addition to demonstrating support for high quality, world leading research and associated outputs, proposals must include collaborative activities to support the development of the Fellow’s capacity for research leadership in the arts and humanities.

    Fellowships are supported as a partnership with Research Organisations. Applicants should discuss any potential application with their Research Organisation at an early stage, as strong evidence of institutional support for the proposed Fellow’s career and leadership development is required as part of the application process.

    The Fellowships scheme provides salary and associated costs for periods of between 6 and 18 months. Proposals with a full economic cost of between £50,000 and £250,000 may be submitted.

    AHRC Fellowships - Early Career Researchers

    http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/FundingOpportunities/Pages/Fellowshipserc.aspx

    This route supports applications from early career researchers with outstanding future leadership potential who meet the eligibility criteria outlined in the Funding Guide.  There is a separate route for mid and senior researchers. The scheme now provides time for research leaders, or potential future research leaders, to undertake focused individual research alongside collaborative activities which have the potential to generate a transformative impact on their subject area and beyond. In addition to demonstrating support for high quality, world leading research and associated outputs, proposals must include collaborative activities to support the development of the Fellow’s capacity for research leadership in the arts and humanities.

    Fellowships are supported as a partnership with Research Organisations. Applicants should discuss any potential application with their Research Organisation at an early stage, as strong evidence of institutional support for the proposed Fellow’s career and leadership development is required as part of the application process.

    The early career route of the Fellowships scheme provides salary and associated costs for periods of between 6 and 24 months. Proposals with a full economic cost of between £50,000 and £250,000 may be submitted.


    AHRC Research Grants -route for early career researchers

    http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/FundingOpportunities/Pages/RG-EarlyCareers.aspx

    The Research Grants Schemes are intended to support well-defined research projects enabling individual researchers to collaborate with and bring benefits to other individuals and organisations through the conduct of research. This scheme is not intended to support individual scholarship. The aim of this route is the same as the standard; however, principal investigators must meet the additional eligibility criteria as outlined in the AHRC Funding Guide.

    Please note that from 1 April 2012, all applications under the grants scheme will be required to include a principal investigator and at least one co-investigator to be jointly involved in the development of the research proposal, its leadership and management and leading to significant jointly authored research outputs.

    The early career route provides grants for projects with a full economic cost (fEC) between £20,000 (£50,000 from 1 April 2012) and £250,000 for a varying duration of time, up to a limit of 60 months.

    AHRC Research Networking Scheme

    http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/FundingOpportunities/Pages/ResearchNetworking.aspx
    The Research Networking Scheme is intended to support forums for the discussion and exchange of ideas on a specified thematic area, issue or problem. The intention is to facilitate interactions between researchers and stakeholders such as a short-term series of workshops, seminars, networking activities or other events. The aim of these activities will be to stimulate new debate across boundaries - for example, between disciplinary, conceptual, theoretical, methodological and/or international. Proposals should explore new areas, be multi-institutional and can include creative or innovative approaches or entrepreneurship.  Proposals must justify the approach taken and clearly explain the novelty or added value for bringing the network participants together. 
    Proposals for full economic costs up to £30,000 for a period of up to two years may be submitted.  The exact mechanism for networking and the duration is up to the applicants to decide but must be fully justified in the proposal.  An additional threshold of up to £15,000 full economic cost may be sought to cover the costs of any international participants or activities in addition to the £30,000 fEC scheme limit. Proposals will need to be submitted by an eligible Research Organisation but must involve collaboration with at least one other organisation, as well as having significant relevance to beneficiaries in the UK.

    AHRC Research Grants - Standard Route

    http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/FundingOpportunities/Pages/RG-StandardRoute.aspx

    The Research Grants Schemes are intended to support well-defined research projects enabling individual researchers to collaborate with, and bring benefits to, other individuals and organisations through the conduct of research. This scheme is not intended to support individual scholarship.

    Please note that as a minimum, from 1 April 2012, all applications under the grants scheme will be required to include a principal investigator and at least one co-investigator jointly involved in the development of the research proposal, its leadership and management and leading to significant jointly authored research outputs.

    The standard route provides grants for projects with a full economic cost (fEC) between £20.000 and £1,000,000 for a varying duration up to a limit of 60 months.

    MIRIAD

    Designing our Futures, an innovative AHRC funded programme of networks, events, placements, projects, residencies and workshops, aims to help you find new directions for your existing research. Current research students and early career researchers* are eligible to participate in fully-funded knowledge exchange opportunities designed to help you build your skills and experiences whilst working with a wide range of commercial, public and third sector partners. Designing our Futures is divided into seven themed projects described in this booklet. Between October 2012 and September 2013 each will provide a variety of opportunities developed with your research interests and career progression in mind. For further information on all the projects email miriad@mmu.ac.uk (headed ‘Designing our Futures’) or visit www.miriadonline.info

    * An early career researcher is someone within 8 years of completing their PhD or within 6 years of starting their first academic post

    Louise Dyer Awards 2015

    http://www.musicabritannica.org.uk/LDawards.html

    The trustees welcome applications for the Louise Dyer awards, the purpose of which is to assist postgraduate students researching British music. Applications will be invited in the autumn of 2014 for consideration in January 2015. Applicants must be full-time or part-time students of a British university or equivalent institution of higher education, registered for a higher degree by research. Preference will normally be given to those working for a doctorate. Awards may be made for any necessary research expenditure for which the applicant has no alternative source of funds, such as the purchase of books, music, or microfilms, or essential travel. They are not available for computer equipment, ordinary maintenance, or conference expenses.

    An individual award may be for any amount not normally exceeding £1000.

    Application for an award must be made on the form that may be downloaded from this link above or requested from the Secretary at the address given below.

    The Secretary
    Musica Britannica Trust
    5 Meadow View
    Water Eaton Road
    Oxford OX2 7QS
    secretary@musicabritannica.org.uk

    Calls for Composers

    For information please visit here.

    Other research events

    Institute of Musical Research Training Events

    http://music.sas.ac.uk/training/imr-research-training

    http://music.sas.ac.uk/training/postgraduate-discussion-forum

    The Institute for Musical Research, which is housed in the Institute for Advanced Studies, University of London runs an annual series of doctoral training workshops for music research students.  This terms workshops are now on the web (follow links above) and there will be further series in the Spring and Summer terms.