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1 Scarborough Research Day Funding for new researchers

2 Internal Assistance Funding opportunities produced fortnightly. Research Office homepage. Funding Initiatives Officer Phil Wiles (ext 5390).

3 Conference & Travel Grants Useful way to secure funds at an early stage of your career. Provide familiarisation with the application process. Demonstrate ability to deliver promises of application.

4 Conference & Travel Grants British Academy – Overseas Conference Grants Grants are available for the travel expenses of a scholar in the humanities or social sciences delivering a paper at a conference abroad. Royal Society – Conference Grants Support UK based scientists wishing to either present their own paper/poster or chair a session at an overseas conference. British Academy – British Conference Grants Provide a contribution towards the expenses of bringing key speakers from within the UK or from overseas to conferences held in the UK. Royal Society – Short Visits to & from the UK To initiate one-to-one collaborations and explore opportunities to build lasting networks between UK academics and overseas counterparts.

5 Small Grant Schemes Support for smaller projects suitable for first time researchers. Peer review process is often less intense. Demonstrate the PI can successfully manage a project.

6 Small Grant Schemes ESRC – Small Grants Scheme Supports Blue Skies research in the social sciences, particularly useful for new researchers making their first application to ESRC. The British Academy – Small Grants Scheme Grants are available to support primary research in the humanities and social sciences, to support the direct costs of research. The Nuffield Foundation – Social Science Small Grants Scheme Aimed at projects that develop social science research capacity particularly by supporting the work of those new to social science research. The Royal Society – Project Grants Provides funding for research scientists at an early stage of their career or established scientists wishing to change the direction of their research.

7 New Investigator Schemes Aim to encourage the development of new researchers. Peer reviewed accounting for relative inexperience. Avoid competing with more established researchers.

8 New Investigator Schemes AHRC - Research Grant for Early Career Researchers To assist researchers at the start of their careers in gaining experience of managing and leading research projects. ESRC - First Grants Scheme Aimed at assisting new researchers gain experience of managing and leading a research project. NERC - New Investigator Competition Annual competition aimed at Investigators at the start of their scientific career. Leverhulme Trust – Early Career Fellowships Career development opportunities for proven researchers who do not hold a full time academic position.

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