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Early Career Researchers: Support from the Research Office. Anna Nerukh Funding Information Administrator. Cambridge Research Office 3 December 2009. Where are we?. 2 nd Floor 16 Mill Lane Cambridge CB2 1SB Tel: 01223 333543 Fax: 01223 332988. Cambridge Research Office. Director

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Early Career Researchers:Support from the Research Office

Anna Nerukh

Funding Information Administrator

Cambridge Research Office

3 December 2009


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Where are we?

2nd Floor

16 Mill LaneCambridge

CB2 1SBTel: 01223 333543Fax: 01223 332988


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Cambridge Research Office

Director

Martin Reavley

Divisional

Administration

Departmental

Administrator

Margaret Perry

Analysis &

Business Systems

Assistant Director

Anita Peters

Biological Sciences

Assistant Director

Monique Carew

Clinical Medicine

Assistant Director

Helen Atkinson

Strategic

Initiatives

Gill Rands

Gordana Najdanovic

Arts, Humanities

& Social Science

Assistant Director

Tamsin Mann

Physical Sciences

& Technology

Assistant Director

Liesbeth Krul

http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/research/contact/List.aspx


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Support from the Research Office

  • Grants

    • finding funding

    • practical help and guidance with grants and contracts – from submission of applications and contracts negotiation to grants financial management and final reporting

  • Training

    • ResearchResearch database

    • pFACT and resource financial planning

  • Showcase

    • Research Horizons magazine



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What is a pFACT?

  • Project Financial Appraisal & Costing Tool

  • Developed by Baum Hart/Allocate for Universities within the UK

  • Used by the Cambridge to capture the FULL cost of any given project

  • Applies appropriate and consistent costing assumptions

  • Can you use a pFACT?

  • Must have a CRS ID

  • Must receive authorisation from the

  • Departmental Administrator


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The Resource Financial Plan

aka The Budget

If you under-budget, you will overspend - guaranteed!


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Time Lag

61Days in total from Opening of call to Submission

56Days in total from Opening of call to Submission

Call Opens

07/09/2009

Deadline

11/11/2009

3-5 days

Idea

DA

on

Leave

pFACT

Training/

Development

of

pFACT

Writing

Science

JOR

Case

for

Support

Holiday /

Conference

HOD

on

Leave

Waiting

for

CV’s etc

Sign

off

by

Research

Office

Submission

to

Sponsor


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Remember to

  • Read the sponsor’s terms and conditions

  • Ensure that you have adhered to the documentation requirements!

  • Develop your Resource Financial Plan

  • Generate a pFACT

  • Monitor the time lag

  • Ask for help if you need it

  • Make sure that you have justified everything you have asked for




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Research Horizon Magazine

http://www. research-horizons.ac.uk/

  • “Allows Cambridge to know itself”

  • Research showcases for external audience

  • News items, research highlights


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Support from the Research Office

  • Grants

    • finding funding

    • practical help and guidance with grants and contracts – from submission of applications and contracts negotiation to grants financial management and final reporting

  • Training

    • ResearchResearch database

    • pFACT and resource financial planning

  • Showcase

    • Research Horizons magazine


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Help Finding Funding

  • The Research Office Funding Calls Calendar

    • Calls for proposals http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/research/funding/Deadlines.aspx

    • Rolling programmes http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/research/funding/RollingGrants.aspx

  • ResearchResearch Databasehttp://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/research/funding/ResearchResearch.aspx

    http://www.researchresearch.com/

  • Events

    • Proposals writing courses


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Funding Calls Calendar

  • Calls for proposals- funding opportunities with deadlines

  • Rolling programmes- general schemes that roll over and have no fixed deadline date


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Funding schemes for early career researchers: ESRC

  • ESRC Research Fellowships

    • Social Sciences (may be priority themes)

    • Research linked to the PhD

    • Mentor support (not the PhD supervisor)

    • Not more than 3 years of active research experience; no age limit

    • Fellow’s salary and additional funding for 1 year (full time) or up to 2 years (part time)

    • No set deadline; decision within 14 weeks

  • ESRC Small Research Grants

    • Basic, strategic and applied research in any research area within ESRC’s remit

    • Applicants are eligible for funding whether or not they are established members of a recognised RO; those who are not established members must be accommodated by the RO

    • From £15,000.00 to £100,000.00

    • No set deadline; decision within 14 weeks

www.esrc.ac.uk


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Funding schemes for early career researchers: British Academy

  • British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships

    • Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

    • Applicants have been awarded PhD within last 3 years; no age limit

    • Fellow’s salary and some additional funding for up to 3 years

    • Annual competition; last deadline 26 November

    • Two-stage application procedure

  • Small Research Grants

    • Clearly defined piece of research in Humanities and Social Sciences

    • From £500 to £7,500 for up to 2 years

    • Two rounds annually; next deadline 15 March 2010

  • Special funds

www.britac.ac.uk


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Funding schemes for early career researchers: AHRC

  • AHRC Fellowships

    • Arts and Humanities

    • To take forward new avenues of research developed since completion of PhD, or to pursue new research directions that have evolved from PhD research

    • Applicants must be within 8 years of the award of PhD, or within 6 years of the first academic appointment

    • Salary and associated costs for up to £120,000 FEC for 3 to 9 months; contribution to the cost of mentoring

    • No deadlines; assessment in about 30 weeks

www.ahrc.ac.uk


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Funding schemes for early career researchers: Leverhulme Trust

  • Early Career Research Fellowship

    • Any discipline

    • Under age 35

    • 50% of each Fellow's total salary costs up to a maximum of £23,000 per annum for 2 or 3 years; Fellow may request annual research expenses of up to £6000

    • Deadline 11 March 2010

    • Isaac Newton Trust offers matching funding; deadline 29 January 2010

www.leverhulme.ac.uk


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European funding

Framework 7 programmes

  • Ideas (funding for fundamental frontier research through European Research Council (ERC)

    • Starting Investigator Researcher Grant

    • Advanced Investigator Research Grant

  • People (support human potential and research mobility through Marie Curie Schemes)

    • ITNs

    • Intra-European Fellowships, European Reintegration Grants

    • International Outgoing/Incoming Fellowships, International Reintegration Grants

http://cordis.europa.eu


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ResearchResearch funding opportunities database

  • World’s leading provider of news and funding information for research professionals

  • Online access to the largest selection of funding opportunities, worldwide

    • FREE for all Cambridge University members

    • Covers ALL disciplines

    • Information is pre-checked to ensure UK researchers’ eligibility

    • Tailors searches and email alerts to your specific interests


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Start fromwww.researchresearch.com

  • Campus access

  • use the database from any computer within the University network

  • run searches

    • by sponsors

    • disciplines

    • award types

    • closing dates

    • keywords

    • several of these and other criteria

  • Obtain your own account – make it personal!

  • use the database from any computer

  • save your searches and re-run them automatically

  • set up customised email alerts

  • share information with your colleagues


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Other sponsors and sources of information

  • Nuffield Foundationwww.nuffieldfoundation.org

  • Wellcome Trustwww.wellcome.ac.uk

  • The Wingate Foundation:http://www.wingatefoundation.org.uk; scholarshipshttp://www.wingatescholarships.org.uk/

  • Department for International Developmenthttp://www.dfid.gov.uk/

  • European Science Foundationhttp://www.esf.org/

  • www.jobs.ac.uk

  • http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/jobs

  • Individual institutions’ web sites


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Useful links

  • Research Office web site

    • www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/research

  • Major University Sponsors

    • http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/research/funding/sponsors.aspx

  • ResearchResearch database

    • http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/research/funding/ResearchResearch.aspx

    • http://www.researchresearch.com/

  • Research Office Funding Calls Calendar

    • Calls for proposals http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/research/funding/Deadlines.aspx

    • Rolling programmes http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/research/funding/RollingGrants.aspx

  • EC Framework 7 web site

    • http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/research/ec/Default.aspx


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Contact details

  • Funding from Research Councils, Charities, and governmental bodies; ResearchResearch enquiries

  • European Funding

  • pFACTory

  • Research Office contacts

    • http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/research/contact/default.aspx


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