Funding Opportunities

CER is aware that while there is a substantial desire among academics to further engaged research, there are practical difficulties in identifying appropriate opportunities. Therefore CER curates a database of engaged research opportunities, updated every month, to keep members abreast of the most relevant developments in the field.

Aug Funding Opps 1
Emigrant support programme

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade invites applications for its emigrant support programme. This supports Irish communities overseas by funding organisations and projects that foster a vibrant sense of Irish community and identity. The programme supports organisations that deliver front line advisory services and community care to Irish emigrants, particularly to the more vulnerable and marginalised members of the Irish community abroad, including the elderly. Applications should be made under the following headings:

  • rebuilding post-Covid;
  • taking a broad and more inclusive approach to the diaspora;
  • welfare;
  • connectedness;
  • collaboration.

Applicant organisations should be established as registered charities, charitable bodies, voluntary or non-profit organisations.

  • Closing date 24 Feb 22 (Forecast)
  • Deadline information We have no information from the funder yet about the next call. Based on past experience, we forecast the deadline to be around February 2022. This call is repeated once a year.
  • Award type Directed grants to institutions, research groups, etc.
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  • Consortium requirements Not Known
  • Indexed w/These Disciplines: Immigrants & Migrants; Community Planning; British & Irish Studies; Cultural Heritage; Social Services Delivery; Community Services

 

APPLY HERE

 

 

Aug Funding Opps 2
European culture of solidarity fund

The European Cultural Foundation invites proposals for its European culture of solidarity fund. This supports projects that contribute to inclusive and democratic European media platforms, networks and infrastructure during the Corona infodemic. Projects should fall into at least one of the following categories:

  • cross-border media collaborations addressing societal issues across Europe;
  • Development of digital tools based on shared public values that contribute to a shared European public infrastructure;
  • storytelling for increased public attention and policy awareness.

Individuals, collectives, and organisations from all sectors and civil society from anywhere in the world, may apply. Political parties are not eligible.

Grants are worth up to €40,000 for up to 18 months.

  • Closing date 31 Mar 22 (Forecast)
  • Deadline information We have no information from the funder yet about the next call. Based on past experience, we forecast the deadline to be around March 2022. This call is repeated once a year.
  • Award type Directed grants for individual investigators; Directed grants to institutions, research groups etc; Networking/collaboration; Publish, edit, translate, disseminate
  • Award amount max €40,000
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  • Consortium requirements Not Known
  • Indexed w/These Disciplines: Public Policy; Communication, Cultural & Media Studies, Library & Information Management; Society

 

APPLY HERE

Aug Funding Opps 3
Collaborative partnerships in sport

The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency’s Erasmus+ programme invites proposals for its collaborative partnerships in sport. These support the development of innovative projects to implement EU recommendations on health-enhancing physical activity. Projects may focus on encouraging participation in sport and physical activity, promoting integrity and values in sport, promoting education in and through sport, or combating violence and tackling racism, discrimination and intolerance in sport as well as tackling violent radicalisation.

Two actions are available:

  • cooperation partnerships, worth between €100,000 and €400,000 over 12 to 36 months;
  • small-scale partnerships, worth between €30,000 and €60,000 over six to 24 months.

Any organisation or public body active in the field of sport and physical activity established in a programme may apply. Collaborative partnerships are expected to be transnational and must consists of at least three organisations from three different programme countries in the case of cooperation partnerships, and at least two organisations from two different programme countries in the case of small-scale partnerships.

Ref: OJ 2021/C 103/11; ERASMUS-SPORT-2021-SNCESE; ERASMUS-SPORT-2021-SSCP.

Grants support the development of innovative approaches to promote the integrity of sport, implement good governance in sport, social inclusion and equal opportunities, and encourage participation physical activity. Grants are worth up to €500,000 each.

  • Closing date 20 May 22 (Forecast)
  • Deadline information We have no information from the funder yet about the next call. Based on past experience, we forecast the deadline to be around May 2022. This call is repeated once a year.
  • Award type Directed grants to institutions, research groups etc
  • Award amount max €400,000
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  • Consortium requirements Required
  • Indexed w/These Disciplines: Sport & Exercise Studies

APPLY HERE


Policy exposition grant scheme
Policy exposition grant scheme

The Regional Studies Association invites applications for its policy exposition grant scheme. This supports teams aiming to connect their work and wider communities to societal questions and policy needs. The aim is to support expositions that are important, current and having an impact on society. The work should investigate how the communities of regional studies, regional science, urban studies and related fields can respond to new societal challenges and opportunities. Applications are invited on the following themes:

•pandemics – regional resilience and regional policy responses;

•social innovation, foundational sectors and regional economy;

•the future of work, the gig economy and inclusive growth.

Each exposition team is expected to deliver an article for Regional Studies, Regional Science with the article processing charge sponsored by the association and a book in the RSA Impact and Policy series.

Applicants must be current members and must remain in membership for the period of the research. Members may not hold more than one consecutive RSA award at any time. Each team must include an early-career researcher and members from at least two different countries or territories. Researchers on temporary contracts with a recognised HEI may apply provided the contract covers the period of research and reporting period. The award is administered through the HEI, which is typically an institution with degree awarding powers or a national research institute.

The grant is worth £15,000.

  • Closing date 20 Apr 22 (Forecast)
  • Deadline information We have no information from the funder yet about the next call. Based on past experience, we forecast the deadline to be around April 2022. This call is repeated once a year.
  • Date added 26 Jan 21
  • Award type Directed grants to institutions, research groups etc; Publish, edit, translate, disseminate
  • Award amount max £15,000
  • Award amount min £15,000
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  • Consortium requirements Required
  • Indexed With These Disciplines: Regional Planning & Policy; Human Geography; Area Studies; Employment & Unemployment Studies; Social Innovation

 

APPLY HERE

Support for networks
Support for networks

The European Association of National Metrology Institutes (EURAMET) invites proposals for its support for networks, under the European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research (EMPIR). This supports activities that enable development of organisations that support a long term ongoing dialogue between the metrology community and relevant stakeholders. Projects may address the following topics:

•SNT-w01 support for a European metrology network for clean energy;

•SNT-w02 support for a European metrology network promoting smart specialisation in the Nordic-Baltic region;

•SNT-w03 support for a European metrology network on pollution monitoring;

•SNT-w04 support for a European metrology network on food safety;

•SNT-w05 support for a European metrology network promoting smart specialisation in the Latin region.

EURAMET National Metrology Institutes and Designated Institutes as well as all legal entities established in EU member states, overseas territories and associated countries, may apply. Consortia proposing and delivering a network must consist of at least one internal funded partners acting as coordinator.

The total call budget is worth €1.5 million. Grants are worth up to €500,000 over up to 36 months.

  • Closing date 28 Sep 21 (Forecast)
  • Deadline information We have no information from the funder yet about the next call. Based on past experience, we forecast the deadline to be around September 2021. This call is repeated once a year.
  • Date added 13 Jul 20
  • Award type Networking/collaboration
  • Award amount max €500,000
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  • Award budget total €1,500,000
  • Applications per institution ---
  • Consortium requirements Any
  • Indexed With These Disciplines: Quantum Computing & Technologies; Manufacturing & Industrial Engineering; Food Safety; Telemetry & Measurement Sciences; Radiation & Matter; Geodesy; Biomedical Engineering

APPLY HERE

Emerging issues call for proposals
Emerging issues call for proposals

The International Life Sciences Institute, under its Health and Environmental Sciences Institute, invites proposals for its emerging issues call. This aims to address emerging scientific issues related to human or environmental health that need to be addressed through a multi-sector collaborative programme. The issue should be a priority for a broad cross-section of the scientific community and should have current public health significance. Proposals must reflect applied science. Proprietary and product-specific issues and proposals including lobbying or advocacy are not eligible.

Anyone from the public or private sector may submit proposals. No prior affiliation with the HESI organisation is required.

Funding is available for approximately one year, including programme support, meeting assistance, and travel funds for public sector participants. Matching funding is only required for projects that require funding for a second year. However, projects that come with matching resources are given special consideration.

  • Closing date 15 Jan 22 (Forecast)
  • Deadline information We have no information from the funder yet about the next call. Based on past experience, we forecast the deadline to be around January 2022. This call is repeated once a year.
  • Date added 09 Nov 20
  • Award type Directed grants for individual investigators; Directed grants to institutions, research groups etc
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  • Consortium requirements Not Known
  • Indexed With These Disciplines: Health Systems, Risk Management; Environmental & Occupational Health & Safety; Public Health

 

APPLY HERE


Reconciliation Fund
Reconciliation Fund

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade invites applications for its reconciliation fund. This supports organisations involved in reconciliation and in creating better understanding between people and traditions on the island of Ireland and between Ireland and Britain. The fund focuses its support through two thematic pillars: the repairing of those issues which lead to division, conflict and barriers to a deeply reconciled and peaceful society; building a strong civil society that encompasses all communities, through the continued implementation of the agreements and promoting a rights-based society, political stability and respect for all.

Non-governmental organisations, community groups, and voluntary organisations in Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland may apply.

Funding supports project activities and may also contribute to core running costs and capital costs if they are attributable to the project or programme for which funding is sought.

  • Closing date 08 Oct 21 (Forecast)
  • Deadline information We have no information from the funder yet about the next call. Based on past experience, we forecast the deadline to be around October 2021. This call is repeated 2 times a year.
  • Date added 23 Mar 21
  • Award type Directed grants to institutions, research groups etc
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  • Award budget total €3,700,000
  • Applications per institution ---
  • Consortium requirements Not Known
  • Indexed with These Disciplines: Political History; Peace & Disarmament; International Relations & Diplomacy; Interfaith Relations; Social Exclusion & Isolation; Religion & Politics; British & Irish History; Religion & Society

APPLY HERE

Knowledge Exchange Fellowships
Knowledge Exchange Fellowships

The Natural Environment Research Council invites applications for its open and directed knowledge exchange (KE) fellowships. These enable the sharing and flow of knowledge and expertise between the NERC-funded researchers and their user communities, and boost the impact of NERC-funded research. KE fellows work between 20 and 80 per cent of their time on a work plan of their own choosing to generate impact from NERC-funded research. The following activities are supported:

  • strengthening existing partnerships;
  • developing new relationships that lead to collaborative projects;
  • identifying the knowledge needs of business, NGOs and policy makers and feeding these into UKRI-NERC to inform the development of future strategy and funding opportunities;
  • researching new market opportunities;
  • providing briefings and reports suitable for policymakers and business users;
  • public engagement.

Individuals of any nationality, even those currently based at non-UK research organisations, may apply. All fellowship proposals must be submitted through and held at an eligible UK research organisation. Fellows must be employed by their host institution for the duration of their fellowship. Proposals from applicants with diverse backgrounds and experience are encouraged, and there are no limits on amount of postdoctoral experience.

Fellowships cover 100 per cent of the fellow's salary on a pro-rata basis for up to three years, including superannuation, national insurance and specific allowances, plus up to £40,000 for travel and other associated costs, over one to three years. There is no budget limit for salary costs.

  • Closing date 02 Dec 21 (Forecast)
  • Deadline information We have no information from the funder yet about the next call. Based on past experience, we forecast the deadline to be around December 2021. This call is repeated once a year.
  • Date added 07 Sep 20
  • Award type Mid-Career fellowships; Early-Career fellowships; Senior fellowships
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  • Consortium requirements Not Known
  • Indexed with These Disciplines: Environmental Science

APPLY HERE

Better Energy Communities Programme
Better Energy Communities Programme

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland invites applications for its better energy communities programme. This supports community-oriented projects with a cross-sectoral approach aiming to deliver energy savings to communities, including public buildings, homes and businesses. Projects should try to include residential housing energy efficiency upgrades, private sector non-residential building works, commercial organisations, voluntary organisations, community-based organisations and public sector non-residential works. Projects are required to demonstrate a building fabric first approach and must give priority in the following order:

  • be as energy efficient as possible – fabric first approach;
  • decarbonise heat considering and utilising renewables where feasible;
  • improve ventilation;
  • adopt smart technologies as appropriate.

Partnerships with eligible organisations are required and innovative partnerships between sectors are encouraged. These may include collaborations between public and private sectors, residential and non-residential sectors, commercial and non-profit organisations or financing entities and energy suppliers. Projects that are part of a larger energy efficiency project or engage with other SEAI programmes are eligible.

Grants are worth up to €2 million each funding up to 50 per cent of the total project costs.

  • Closing date 29 Jan 22 (Forecast)
  • Deadline information We have no information from the funder yet about the next call. Based on past experience, we forecast the deadline to be around January 2022. This call is repeated once a year.
  • Date added 16 Nov 20
  • Award type Research calls for business
  • Award amount max €2,000,000
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  • Consortium requirements Required
  • Indexed with these Disciplines: Energy Conservation & Efficiency; Renewable Energy Engineering

APPLY HERE


Europe For Citizens – Civil Society Projects
Europe For Citizens – Civil Society Projects

The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency invites proposals for civil society projects under its Europe for Citizens programme. This supports projects that gather citizens from different horizons, in activities directly linked to Union policies, with a view to give them an opportunity to actively participate in the Union policy-making process. Projects must include at least two of the following types of activities:

  • promotion of societal engagement and solidarity – activities promoting debate, campaigns or actions on themes of common interest in the framework of the rights and responsibilities of the Union citizens and making the link to the European political agenda and policy making process;
  • gathering of opinions – activities aiming at gathering the individual opinions of the citizens favouring a bottom up approach and media literacy;
  • volunteering – activities promoting solidarity among Union citizens and beyond.

Non-profit organisations, including civil society organisations, educational, cultural or research institutions, and public local and regional authorities may apply. Projects must involve municipalities from at least three eligible countries, of which at least two must be EU member states.

The total budget is worth €3.9 million and grants are worth up to €150,000 each for up to 18 months.

Ref: EACEA-52-2019, EFC-CIV-2020.

  • Closing date 01 Sep 21 (Forecast)
  • Deadline information We have no information from the funder yet about the next call. Based on past experience, we forecast the deadline to be around September 2021. This call is repeated once a year.
  • Date added 18 Dec 19
  • Award type Networking/collaboration; Directed grants to institutions, research groups etc
  • Award amount max €150,000
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  • Award budget total €3,900,000
  • Applications per institution ---
  • Consortium requirements Required
  • Country of applicant institution North Macedonia; Turkey; EU (European Union); Iceland; Montenegro; Serbia
  • Nationality of researcher Not Known
  • Type of institution Public Sector or Government Organisation; Non-Profit; University
  • Funder involvement Funding

APPLY HERE

Research-Practice Partnership Programme
Research-Practice Partnership Programme

The Spencer Foundation invites intent to apply forms for its research-practice partnership grants programme. This supports education research that engages in collaborative and participatory partnerships. Partnerships that include scholars and institutions of higher education, rural geographic locations and partnerships that deeply engage community-based organisations and families are encouraged.

PIs and co-PIs must have a doctorate in an academic discipline or professional field or demonstrated professional experience appropriate for this programme. Partners must provide evidence of long-term collaboration. Applicants must be based at a non-profit organisation, such as universities, colleges, school districts and research facilities.

Grants are worth up to USD 400,000 each for up to three years.

  • Closing date 24 Nov 21 (Forecast)
  • Deadline information We have no information from the funder yet about the next call. Based on past experience, we forecast the deadline to be around November 2021. This call is repeated once a year.
  • Date added 14 Oct 20
  • Award type Directed grants to institutions, research groups etc
  • Award amount max USD 400,000
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  • Applications per institution ---
  • Consortium requirements Required
  • Country of applicant institution Any
  • Nationality of researcher Any
  • Type of institution Non-Profit; Public Sector or Government Organisation; University
  • Funder involvement Funding

APPLY HERE

PEACE Grant
PEACE Grant

The Mind & Life Institute invites letters of intent for its PEACE grants. These seek novel interdisciplinary approaches for investigating and nurturing wholesome mental qualities related to prosociality, empathy, altruism, compassion and ethics. Research projects must advance the understanding of the mechanisms, implementation and outcomes of contemplative strategies to promote wellbeing and prosocial behaviour in individuals or communities, or develop measures to rigourously assess these qualities and behaviours in real-world contexts. Active collaboration of scientists with contemplative scholars and practitioners is encouraged.

The PI and co-PI must have completed a research doctorate degree and sufficient training, experience and institutional resources to accomplish the proposed work. Applicants may not be actively funded through any Mind & Life research grant.

Two levels of funding are available: small grants, worth up to USD 25,000 each, and large grants, worth USD 100,000 each. Grants are for up to two years.

  • Closing date 03 Mar 22 (Forecast)
  • Deadline information We have no information from the funder yet about the next call. Based on past experience, we forecast the deadline to be around March 2022. This call is repeated once a year.
  • Date added 08 Feb 21
  • Award type Directed grants to institutions, research groups etc; Directed grants for individual investigators
  • Award amount max USD 100,000
  • Award amount min USD 25,000
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  • Consortium requirements Any
  • Country of applicant institution Any
  • Nationality of researcher Not Known
  • Type of institution Not Known
  • Funder involvement Funding

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Irish Arts Council Invites Collaboration

The Arts Council invites applications for its invitation to collaboration scheme. This enables local authorities to conduct projects or initiatives that are of strategic significance to arts development locally, regionally and nationally. Projects may focus on:

• public engagement – arts and health, communities of interest or place, arts and disability, cultural diversity, older people, youth arts, arts and education, hard-to-access communities;

• artists-focused programmes – arts and disability, international commissioning, supports for artists locally and nationally, arts-residency programmes;

• policy development – audience development, economic impact, quality-of-life impact, local-authority arts-services development, best-practice models for arts offices and venues, models of regional approaches to collaboration and new investment models for supporting the arts.

Local authorities based in the Republic of Ireland may apply. One local authority arts service must be the lead applicant. Projects may involve a local authority and an arts venue or organisation, a combination of a number of local authorities, arts venues or organisations, and non-arts groups, organisations or agencies. Non-arts organisations can be partners in a project but must involve two or more arts partners. Projects that have national or international partners are encouraged.

Grants are worth up to €20,000 for the research and the development phase, up to €75,000 for the project implementation phase and up to €35,000 for the project continuation phase.

  • Closing date 05 Nov 21 (Forecast)
  • Deadline information We have no information from the funder yet about the next call. Based on past experience, we forecast the deadline to be around November 2021. This call is repeated once a year.
  • Date added 16 Oct 20
  • Award type Directed grants to institutions, research groups, etc.
  • Award amount max €130,000
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  • Consortium requirements Any

APPLY HERE

Ethical Issues In Translational Science Research

The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences invites applications for its ethical issues in translational science research (R01 clinical trial optional) funding opportunity. This supports research on ethical issues in translational science research. The aim is to develop knowledge to inform the ethical development, modification, or application of novel findings, technologies, and approaches to improve human health, including their impact on individuals, families, communities and society. Applications may propose empiric data generating quantitative and qualitative approaches, legal, economic and normative analyses, and other types of analytic and conceptual research methodologies, including those that involve direct engagement of diverse stakeholders.

US and foreign for-profit and non-profit organisations and public or private institutions may apply. Collaboration between bioethicists, legal scholars, social scientists, and translational research scientists is encouraged.

The total budget is USD 3 million for financial years 2020 to 2022, to fund two new awards each year. Application budgets are limited to USD 300,000 in direct costs per year for a maximum period of four years.

Ref: RFA-TR-20-001.

  • Closing date 06 Oct 21
  • Deadline information Applications open on 6 January and are due by 5pm local time of applicant organisation on selected deadline dates. Deadlines on: 6 February 2020, 6 October 2020, 6 October 2021.
  • Date added 24 Oct 19
  • Award type Clinical trials; Directed grants to institutions, research groups, etc.
  • Award amount max USD 1,200,000
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APPLY HERE

DARIAH Theme 2021 Funding

DARIAH invites proposals for its themed call. This supports projects under the following themes:

• art exchanges – DARIAH seeks to explore what their current knowledge base has to offer arts practitioners researchers, encourage institutional and organisational DARIAH partners with local and national DARIAH nodes to embark on collaborative projects with artists and grow DARIAH’s understanding of the infrastructural requirements of this community with regards to the technology they use;

• arts, humanities and COVID-19 – DARIAH aims to contribute to the response to the COVID-19 pandemic through the arts and humanities and DARIAH’s research infrastructure, and specifically seeks responses to the pandemic that engage arts and humanities sources, approaches and insight, with an emphasis on how the heterogeneous record of the experience of life and work in early 2020 is collected, curated, preserved and interpreted.

Artists and creators from any field and in any medium or professional role may participate in the first theme with one or more DARIAH national network members.

Funding is worth up to €10,000 over one year.

  • Closing date 18 Sep 21 (Forecast)
  • Deadline information We have no information from the funder yet about the next call. Based on past experience, we forecast the deadline to be around September 2021. This call is repeated once a year.
  • Date added 19 Aug 20
  • Award type Directed grants for individual investigators; Directed grants to institutions, research groups etc
  • Award amount max €10,000
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  • Applications per institution ---
  • Consortium requirements Any

APPLY HERE