Research Funding Opportunities in KLS Phil Ward Research Funding Officer September 2007

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  • Research Funding Opportunities in KLS Phil Ward Research Funding Officer September 2007
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  • Page 2 Funding Opportunities in KLS Identifying the right funder & scheme Sources of funding Preparing an application Getting approval
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  • Page 3 Identifying the right funder & scheme Types of funding Responsive Mode Grants & Fellowships For research on a subject suggested by you Managed Programme Grants & Contracts For research on a subject suggested by the funder Programme Grants are similar to other grants; Contracts tend to have more onerous terms and conditions and generally result in deliverable product/report Other types Conference Funding Overseas Collaboration: Travel & Visiting Fellowships Links with Industry/exploitation
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  • Page 4 Identifying the right funder & scheme Other points to consider: Remit oAims (un/stated) What costs are covered? oFull Economic Costs (fEC) Deadline does it fit in with your timetable? Success Rate
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  • Page 5 Identifying the right funder & scheme Sources of funding Research Councils oAHRC oESRC Charities oLeverhulme Trust oWellcome Trust oNuffield Foundation Professional and Learned Bodies oBritish Academy Government Industry
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  • Page 6 Research Councils 2007-08 Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (26% - 721.1m) Medical Research Council (20% - 546.5m) Science & Technology Facilities Council (19% - 527.8m) Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council (14% - 381.8m) Natural Environment Research Council (13% - 367.2m) Economic & Social Research Council (5% - 150.3m) Arts & Humanities Research Council (3% - 97m)
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  • Page 7 AHRC Funds research from traditional humanities subjects, such as history, modern languages and English literature, to the creative and performing arts Success Rates 2006-07: Research Grants oStandard 27% oSpeculative 31% oPractice-led19% Fellowships in the Creative & Performing Arts 18% Small Grants in the Creative & Performing Arts 44% Research Leave49% Networks & Workshops33%
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  • Page 8 AHRC Research Grants Recently reconfigured oEmphasis on supporting teams of researchers o4 routes to applying: Standard (20k - 1m) Early Career (20k - 200k):