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CALLS CURRENTLY OPEN:

ESRC Impact Acceleration Account
- KE Dialogues - open call

 

The ESRC IAA is managed by the Social Sciences Division Research and Impact Team and provides flexible funding options for a wide range of KE activities. Here are our current funding calls:

**Update 23rd July 2018 -  ESRC IAA-GCRF NGO SECONDARY DATA FUNDING DEADLINE CLOSED

 

ESRC IAA-GCRF  |   NGO Secondary Data Funding

Open to University of Oxford applicants only. Research must be at least 50% within the ESRC disciplinary remit.

Deadline: 20 July 2018, 5pm

This call provides small grants to explore opportunities for researchers to reuse data held by Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and international implementation agencies operating in an Official Development Assistance (ODA) context.

This enables existing partnerships or the development of new partnerships with NGOs/agencies operating in an ODA context, to discover the extent and quality of the data being held and what potential there is for developing further research projects or realizing the impacts from this data that will benefit low- and middle-income countries.

Projects funded through this call must promote economic development and welfare in an OECD DAC-listed country and comply with the ODA guidelines.

Applicants can choose from two different funding schemes:

  • KE Dialogues (up to for building relationships) - up to £2.5K for projects based in the UK, and up to £5K for international projects
  • Mini-KE Fellowships (for scoping opportunities) - up to £7.5K to enable a researcher to spend time embedded in an NGO.

For details of how to apply, please see below:

If you have any queries about this scheme, please contact us at esrciaa@socsci.ox.ac.uk

ESRC IAA   |   KE Dialogues

Open call

This scheme provides small grants (up to £2.5K) for events/meetings to bring together academics with non-academic stakeholders in meaningful and productive two-way discussions. These grants are intended as a first step in developing new collaborative relationships with non-academics that will, in turn, open up opportunities for new projects. Please contact us if you are interested in applying via esrciaa@socsci.ox.ac.uk

More information and contacts

The Social Sciences Division have received funding for a number of Knowledge Exchange Fellowships for the 2018-19 academic year, from the Higher Education Innovation Fund.

**Update 23rd July 2018 -  DEADLINE CLOSED

The deadline for Expressions of Interest in the Social Sciences KE Fellowships - Business and Industry & Public and Community has now closed.

If you are interested in these schemes but haven't been able to submit an Expression of Interest, please contact impact@socsci.ox.ac.uk to talk to the team further about applying.

Social Sciences KE Fellowships - Business and Industry

This scheme is open to social sciences researchers from the University of Oxford.

Expressions of Interest are sought over the summer for a new knowledge exchange scheme to support the development of mutually beneficial partnerships, with Business and Industry.

The aim of the pilot is develop our understanding of how best to work with Business and Industry and advance the application of our innovative social sciences research to address key industrial challenges.

The funding can either be used to enable researchers to spend time in a business or industry setting or to support two way mutual exchange.

The maximum amount per Fellowship award is £25K. Funding can be spent between 01 October 2018 and 31 July 2019. No extensions will be possible. This funding is not for primary research.

How to apply

Expression of Interest Form (Word)

Call for Expressions of Interest (PDF)

Submit an Expression of Interest using this form and return this via your departmental research support officer/facilitator or departmental administrator to impact@socsci.ox.ac.uk by 5pm, 20  July 2018.

After an initial review, eligible EOI’s will be invited to submit full-stage applications, which will be due in September 2018 (exact timing TBC).

If you would like support with your EOI, or to discuss business engagement or partnership opportunities more generally, please contact Esther Brown (Head of Business Engagement and Partnerships for Social Sciences and Humanities)esther.brown@socsci.ox.ac.uk.

For queries about the application process, please contact impact@socsci.ox.ac.uk.

Social Sciences KE Fellowships - Public and Community

This scheme is open to social sciences researchers from the University of Oxford.

Expressions of Interest are sought for a new knowledge exchange scheme to support the development of mutually beneficial partnerships between researchers and the public and communities. This scheme aims to:

  • Enable Fellows to develop skills and shape best practice in public and community engagement
  • Raise the profile and recognition of public engagement with research
  • Develop partnerships with Oxford’s local communities and communities elsewhere around the world
  • Create positive impacts through working together with communities and members of the public

These Fellowships are aimed at researchers who would like to work closely with individuals, groups, young people and their families who do not have a formal relationship with a university, or with groups that have been established to support a particular community or cause. Partners might include: community groups, youth groups, special interest groups, community-led initiatives, charities and NGOs, social enterprises, local authorities and other public bodies.

Fellowships can either be outgoing (researchers spending time going out to work closely with partners) or incoming (public/community representatives spending time at Oxford) or mutual exchange

The maximum amount per Fellowship award is £25K. Funding can be spent between 01 October 2018 and 31 July 2019. No extensions will be possible. This funding is not for primary research.

How to apply

Expression of Interest Form (Word)

Call for Expressions of Interest (PDF)

Submit an Expression of Interest using this form and return this via your departmental research support officer/facilitator or departmental administrator to impact@socsci.ox.ac.uk by 5pm, 20  July 2018.

After an initial review, eligible EOI’s will be invited to submit full-stage applications, which will be due in September 2018 (exact timing TBC).

If you would like support with public engagement plans, or have any queries about the application process, please contact impact@socsci.ox.ac.uk.

The Oxford Policy Exchange Network (OPEN), is a new University-wide initiative designed to support policy engagement. It is supported by the Higher Education Innovation Fund and managed by the Social Sciences Division.

**Update 23rd July 2018 -  DEADLINE CLOSED

The deadline for Expressions of Interest in the OPEN Policy Fellowships has now closed.

If you are interested in this scheme but haven't been able to submit an Expression of Interest, please contact impact@socsci.ox.ac.uk to talk to the team further about applying.

OPEN Policy Fellowships

Applications are welcomed from University of Oxford researchers from any discipline

Expressions of Interest are sought for a new University-wide competitive knowledge exchange scheme to support the development of mutually beneficial partnerships between researchers and policymakers. The Fellowships are supported by OPEN - the Oxford Policy Exchange Network, a new University initiative designed to support policy engagement.

As governments come under increasing pressure for political accountability, there is an increased demand for evidence-based policy derived from the insights of ‘expert’ research. The aims of this Fellowship scheme are:

- To build partnerships with a view to shaping the policy agenda in global, national, and regional contexts
- To improve or support evidence-based policymaking
- To develop and sustain strategic relationships with key policymakers
- To improve and diversify the breadth of policy engagement at Oxford through policy partnerships

Fellowship proposals could take several forms, including (but not limited to):

- developing new and growing existing relationships with policymakers
- exploring possibilities for collaboration
- developing partnerships with policymakers
- co-designing projects that answer policy problems
- co-developing research questions and potential new research proposals

Fellowships can be outgoing (researchers spending time with an external organisation related to policy) or incoming (with policymakers spending time at Oxford) or a mutual exchange. Fellowship holders will receive peer support and guidance before, throughout, and after the project as part of a cohort of Fellows.

Funding

There is a total of £100K available for this scheme. The maximum amount per Fellowship award is £25K. Funding can be spent between 01 October 2018 and 31 July 2019. No extensions will be possible. This funding is not for primary research.

How to apply

Expression of Interest Form (Word)

Call for Expressions of Interest (PDF)

Express your interest by completing this form and return this via your departmental research support officer/facilitator or departmental administrator to impact@socsci.ox.ac.uk by 5pm, 20  July 2018.

After an initial review, eligible EOI’s will be invited to submit full-stage applications, which will be due in September 2018 (exact timing TBC).

Support

If you would like support with developing an application, or have any queries about the scheme, please contact impact@socsci.ox.ac.uk.