External funding opportunities

Assistance for R&D Proposals’ Preparation
The UTEC Office of Research offers personalized assistance for the formulation of proposals to be presented in external funding opportunities. To request assistance, write to investigacion@utec.edu.pe at least 5 business days before the proposal submission deadline.
International Writing Workshops

International Writing Workshops

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The intention of the Writing Workshops is to cultivate professional networks and mentorship and provide access for early career researchers in developing countries to the academic requirements of journals, including international journals, and to equip them with the necessary knowledge and skills to publish in these journals.

Eligibility requirements: The lead applicant must be based at a UK university or eligible research institute and be of postdoctoral or above status (or have equivalent research experience). The lead applicant must either be in a permanent position at the institution or have a fixed-term position for the duration of the award. Each application must have at least one co-applicant based in an ODA-eligible country.

All proposals must be ODA-eligible: only projects that have a primary objective which is directly and primarily relevant to the problems of developing countries may be counted as ODA-eligible. ODA eligibility is an essential criterion – projects will only be deemed eligible for funding if they can demonstrate that they satisfy ODA eligibility criteria.

All workshops must take place in ODA-eligible countries.

Funding status: Open for applications

Career stage: Early-career, Established researcher, Mid-career, Postdoctoral or equivalent research, Senior researcher

Deadline date: 09 Nov 2022 – 17:00 GMT

Read more information in the official webpage.

Request for Applications: Small-scale experiments that advance fundamental physics

Request for Applications: Small-scale experiments that advance fundamental physics

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The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation along with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the John Templeton Foundation, and the Simons Foundation invite applications to a one-time call for proposals aimed at advancing fundamental physics by funding small-scale experiments that explore physics which has typically been explored at large-scale facilities (e.g., CERN, LIGO).

The funding is intended to support high-risk and potentially high-return small-scale experimental projects aimed at new ambitious discoveries beyond the current frontier of fundamental physics. “Small-scale” refers to table-top size experiments or ones that could fit in a typical university physics research lab. Examples of such projects include, but are not limited to, tests of basic principles of quantum physics, tests of interaction laws and established symmetry principles, and searches for new particles.

Applications may be submitted by established national or international, public or private educational institutions or stand-alone research centers. PIs and co-Investigators must have a Ph.D. and a tenure-track or tenured position (or equivalent) at the time of application. There are no citizenship or department requirements for PIs. Applications from scientists from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Application process

Applicants must submit by email a brief letter of intent (LOI) describing the proposed research. The deadline for submitting the LOI is 31 October, 2022. More details about this call are available in the request for applications and frequently asked questions documents.

Visit the official webpage here.

Any questions should be addressed to Liz Roy at tabletop@simonsfoundation.org.

JDRF REQUESTS PROPOSALS FOR : INNOVATIVE AWARDS

JDRF REQUESTS PROPOSALS FOR : INNOVATIVE AWARDS

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JDRF provides seed funding for highly innovative, high-risk-high-reward research with significant potential to accelerate the mission of JDRF. Proposals should address key outstanding questions and have the potential to lead to a challenge or a change in the current paradigm or conventional wisdom and/or lead to a groundbreaking discovery. Preliminary data is not required in the proposal, but the underlying concept, premise or hypothesis must be plausible and testable, and the proposal must be focused with a well-defined goal that is achievable within the timeframe and amount of the award.

• Specific information regarding JDRF’s Research Strategy can be found here.
• The Innovative Grant Mechanism is not intended to support proposals aiming to incrementally advance existing hypotheses or ongoing areas of research, or proposals with the sole goal of generating novel reagents or resources.
• The concept does not require preliminary evidence in T1D but must be applicable to T1D.
• Central hypothesis should be justified in the proposed research plan, budget and timeline.

Terms of the award
Innovative grants provide one year of support for a maximum of USD 200,000, which includes 10% indirect costs. These grants are not renewable. Final progress and expenditure reports are due within 75 days following the close of the award.
Innovative proposals with significantly higher cost or requiring greater than one year of funding may still be considered for funding through alternate mechanisms at the discretion of JDRF staff. If you believe that your Innovative project requires a greater budget and/or funding period, please contact the administrative contact listed below to discuss possible options for submission.

Read more information about the call here.

Deadlines
Proposal Submission Deadline: ……………………………………..………….October 13, 2022
Response to Applicants Date: …………..……………..………………………..January 2023
Anticipated Earliest Start Date:………………………………………………….March 1, 2023

Contact
Madhu Prakash
Program Administrator
Email: mprakash@jdrf.org

Conéctate A+ 2022 Small Grants and Conference Grants (Pre-announcement)

Conéctate A+ 2022 Small Grants and Conference Grants (Pre-announcement)

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The Cluster of Collaboration (CLOC) Conéctate A+ is launching two funding calls to encourage the research community to address pressing knowledge needs in science, policy, practice, and society. The calls focus on the areas of climate change, ecosystems, and health in the Tropical Andes and Central America region within the framework of sustainable development.

Calls open 19 August 2022.

Small Grants for Collaborative Research
The Conéctate A+ small grants programme invites proposals for collaborative research and synthesis activities that generate outputs such as publications and kickstart integrative research initiatives and projects focused on teaching, training, and capacity development across the thematic areas of climate change, ecosystems and health in the Tropical Andes and Central America region, within the framework of sustainable development. We encourage the Conéctate A+ community to consider this call as a means to foster continued scientific collaboration between network partners in Switzerland and the Tropical Andes and Central America region.

Conference Grants Supporting Participation in Conferences
Participating in scientific meetings and conferences is an integral part of professional development, fostering research collaborations, and exchanging ideas. In recognition of this important aspect of research, Conéctate A+ is launching a funding call to support researchers’ participation in conferences linked to Conéctate A+’s core topics that take place within the region of the applicant’s residency. We especially encourage early career researchers (ECRs) to apply for this funding opportunity.

Key Dates and Milestones

  • Calls for small grants and conference grants open: 19 August 2022
  • Deadline for proposals: 14 October 2022
Research Grants on Education: Large

Research Grants on Education: Large

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The Large Research Grants on Education Program supports education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived, with budgets ranging from $125,000 to $500,000 for projects ranging from one to five years. We anticipate awarding grants with budgets across each of the following funding tiers — $125,000 to 250,000; $250,001 to $375,000; and $375,001 to $500,000. Within each of our funding tiers, we evaluate projects within tier and strongly encourage applicants to submit for funding that best fits their project rather than applying for the highest amount. We accept Intent to Apply forms twice a year.

This program is “field-initiated” in that proposal submissions are not in response to a specific request for a particular research topic, discipline, design, method, or location. Our goal for this program is to support rigorous, intellectually ambitious and technically sound research that is relevant to the most pressing questions and compelling opportunities in education.

  • Applications Open: December 1, 2022
  • Intent to Apply: January 12, 2023, 12:00PM (Noon) CENTRAL
  • Full Proposal Deadline: February 22, 2023, 12:00PM (Noon) CENTRAL

Visit the official webpage for more information.

Request for proposals: Freshwater

Request for proposals: Freshwater

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Freshwater is vital for life on Earth, for people, species and places across the natural world. Yet, in many places around the globe, our management of freshwater resources is becoming unsustainable. Understanding the interconnectedness and complexity of local and regional freshwater issues is critical to living sustainably on Earth and is an integral part of the National Geographic Society’s mission to illuminate and protect the wonder of our world.

National Geographic Society seeks innovative photography, short film, writing, data visualization and other storytelling proposals to help water users understand the issues around global water sustainability. This work will be supported by data, science and cartography provided by the National Geographic-supported World Water Map developed by Utrecht University.

We seek projects that center around the following themes related to water:

  • Interconnectedness: Water is the great connector. Rivers span political boundaries, flowing from one community to the next. Moreover, nothing breaks down silos like water. It is bound up in cultural and religious practices, gender, geology, geography, public health, nature, geopolitics and the production and movement of food and other products. We seek stories that build nuance around  standard and didactic narratives, helping audiences to understand how these topics are all connected, just as we are.
  • Justice: The story of water is also fundamentally the story of power. Who controls access, where it flows, what this precious resource is used for–all boils down to privilege. How are issues of race and inequality refracted through the lens of access to water?
  • Change and Adaptation: Changes on earth due to global warming, human population growth and technology all result in changes to water supply and demand; water is an indicator of these changes to life on earth. Moreover, water and climate change are more closely linked than most people realize. We seek stories of solutions and resilience, in particular how people are adapting to these changes.

Projects that benefit local audiences or incorporate local voices are strongly encouraged. Water issues span nearly every aspect of the human and natural world; we’re seeking projects with a scientific underpinning and will be looking for these to be well-researched and grounded by science. Storytellers may choose to have a scientist on their team as an advisor to their work. Some journalists feel less comfortable or that they lack the right credentials or education to cover science stories. But journalists and storytellers who have less experience in scientific research may find that they have actually covered issues of social science extensively. If your work is related to inequities around access to resources like freshwater, you’ve covered a social-science story. We seek applications that show the spirit of scientific inquiry.

Applicants may request up to $20,000. Budgets of successful proposals will include reasonable, well justified costs directly required to complete the project. Successful applicants may use awarded funds over the course of one year. Some projects may be selected for additional funds after proof of concept is demonstrated.  All applications should explicitly state the plan for evaluating the impact of the proposed work. Applicants may use a portion of the budget for HEFAT or other security training, if applicable.

Deadline: October 12, 2022.

Visit the official webpage for more information.

National Geographic: Level II funding

National Geographic: Level II funding

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Who should apply: If you are more established in your field, have previously received a National Geographic Society grant, or are seeking a higher level of funding, you may apply for a Level II Grant. You are not required to have previously received a National Geographic Society grant to apply for this opportunity. These grants are highly competitive and reserved for select projects that push boundaries to achieve significant and tangible impact in your field. Projects can be up to two years long.

Benefits: Level II Grant recipients receive funding up to $100,000. Smaller requests will be accommodated and will not be more or less competitive. At this funding level, grantees will provide mentorship to others within the Explorer community, contribute their expertise, and may participate in relevant speaking engagements upon request.

Applications are only accepted when submitted through our online portal. Please do not mail or email your application.

Apply now

Deadline: October 12, 2022

Visit the official webpage for more information.

National Geographic-Level I funding

National Geographic-Level I funding

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Who should apply: If you are working to establish yourself in your field, hope to gain experience leading projects, are interested in joining the National Geographic Explorer community, and have not yet received a grant from the National Geographic Society*, you may apply for a Level I Grant. Funding requests at this level can be up to USD $20,000. Projects can be up to one year in length, although projects with “Technology” as the primary focus can be up to two years. These grants are highly competitive and priority will be given to applicants who thoughtfully demonstrate how joining the Explorer Community will help to establish their career.

*Individuals who are already National Geographic Explorers (i.e., those who have already received a grant from the National Geographic Society) are NOT eligible to apply for Level I Grants. Level I Grants are only available to individuals who are entirely new to the National Geographic network, as well as individuals already in the network who are not yet Explorers, including team members on previous grants, National Geographic Young Explorers awarded in 2019 or later, recipients of discretionary funding opportunities such as the COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Journalists and the COVID-19 Remote Learning Emergency Fund, and recipients of grants from the China Air & Water Fund.

Benefits: Level I Grants receive funding up to $20,000 and offer unique opportunities for training, networking, coaching, mentorship, and more from fellow National Geographic Explorers, experts, staff, partners, and forums. We are looking for individuals who are interested in becoming an active part of the Explorer Community.

Applications are only accepted when submitted through our online portal. Please do not mail or email your application.

Apply now.

Deadline:  October 12, 2022

Visit the official webpage for more information.

ELDP Documentation Grants

ELDP Documentation Grants

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Small Grants (SG)

Small grants can be used for a range of purposes related to the documentation of endangered languages, such as to carry out fieldwork, develop a pilot project, or complete a project already begun. The maximum grant awarded is £10,000.
SG Information Pack

Individual Graduate Scholarships (IGS)

IGS applications are invited from individuals seeking scholarship funding for up to 3 years. Individual Graduate Scholarship projects last for 12 to 36 months; field trips are normally involved. In addition to field trip costs, you may apply for a stipend to cover the period while undertaking field research and processing the results. A stipend provides funding to cover direct living costs and is not a salary; as such, employment-based taxes should not be claimed.
IGS Information Pack

Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (IPF)

IPF grantees are typically researchers at an early stage in their academic career (e.g. who have held a PhD less than 5 years), with qualifications in linguistics and experience in linguistic fieldwork. IPFs are available for between 12 and 24 months and the maximum amount is 250,000 Euro.
IPF Information Pack

Major Documentation Project (MDP)

MDP funding can cover elements including fieldwork costs, equipment, researchers’ salaries, and grduate students’ stipends (stipends should be included only for activities contributing to the project while in the field or processing the documentation materials). Project duration is from 6 to 36 months. Funding for these projects typically ranges from anything above 10,000 up to 130,000 Euro (the maximum is 300,000 Euro). We encourage you to submit quality proposals that provide value for money and are clearly justified.
MDP Information Pack

Read more information in the official webpage.

Discovery research funding remit

Discovery research funding remit

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This call includes research into the:

    • Fundamental processes that underpin biology, to understand more about how life works
    • Complexities of human health and disease, including clinical and population-based approaches
    • Development of methodologies, conceptual frameworks, technologies, tools or techniques that could benefit health-related research
    • Needs, values and priorities of the people and communities affected by disease and health disparities
    • Social, cultural, political and historical contexts of human health and disease.

Research can involve experimental or theoretical approaches. It can be carried out in the laboratory, office, clinic or field.

Who we fund: We fund people at all career stages, from a broad range of disciplines. This includes, but is not limited to:

    • Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
    • Humanities and social science
    • Clinical and allied health sciences
    • Experimental medicine
    • Public health.

We fund individuals and teams of researchers.

Our schemes are open to applicants based in the UK, the Republic of Ireland and low- and middle-income countries, and coapplicants from the rest of the world if applying as part of a team.

We particularly welcome applications that bring together different disciplines to tackle problems creatively and with new perspectives.

Find out more about our discovery research schemes, including eligibility and what we offer.