FACULTY Support for Research FACULTY Support for Research

The Faculty has a number of ‘seed-corn’ funding schemes in place to support staff develop their research and research skills, including a Small Awards Scheme, a Research Publications Fund, a Research Training Fund, and a scheme specifically designed to help advance the research of early career staff, Annual Adventures in Research.

The Faculty Research Committee makes funding decisions on all applications, and its members are ADR (chair), Deputy ADR, and School Research Directors. The Committee meets 5 times per academic year (October, December, January, March, May).

These support schemes operate every academic year, and spending on awards must be in the financial year (which ends 31/7) in which the award is made. This is non-negotiable, except for the ECR scheme, Annual Adventures in Research, where funding may be used in the following academic year.

Update: in view of the coronavirus pandemic, and in line with University directives, we are sorry to announce that all spending on Faculty research funding schemes for 2019/20 is suspended. All expenses that have been incurred up to 20/3/20 will be paid in full. No further expenses on grants are allowed, and all grants are now frozen. Please direct queries to C.Grasby@uea.ac.uk 

No further awards will be made in 2019/20 in the Small Awards Scheme, the Childcare Conference Support Fund, or the Research Training Fund. 

Colleagues who require financial support for publications for REF2021 should discuss their requirements with their Research Director, their Unit of Assessment Coordinator, and the ADR.

Applications for financial support (up to £1000) from the Publications Fund should be made using the usual forms and submitted to C.Grasby@uea.ac.uk by 5pm on 15/5/2020. 

Eary Career Researchers' Forum Eary Career Researchers' Forum

This forum provides a supportive and inclusive environment for colleagues in the early stages of their research career. It aims to address career-stage specific issues and share best practice. The forum meets several times per year over lunch to ‘workshop’ a specific issue in an informal and encouraging atmosphere, with topics chosen by its membership. It includes workshops and presentations by invited speakers (including early career researchers and external to UEA) on a relevant topic or issue, and the aim is for early career researchers at UEA to develop, through discussion with peers, their personal effectiveness and the skills to ensure the widest impact of their research.

ECR FORUM 2019

The first session of 2019/20 was a talk on 'From PhD to Publication' and Q&A by Christabel Scaife, Senior Commissioning Editor (Literary Studies and Irish Studies), Liverpool University Press, 12noon-2pm, 17th October 2019, Council Chamber.

The second workshop, led by Susan Hodgett, Rebecca Fraser and Hannah Chroston, is on the 'Do's and Don'ts of Research Networking' and will look at the Benefits & Pitfalls of Networking, AHRC Research Network Applications and what makes a successful AHRC Network application.

FACULTY RESEARCH EVENTS FACULTY RESEARCH EVENTS

  • Practice Research Workshop - 6th November (11-1pm TPSC 2.03)
  • HUM Research Showcase - 24th June 2020 (12-3pm Council Chamber) POSTPONED - NEW DATE TBC

CONTACT CONTACT

Please direct queries about all Faculty funding schemes and the Early Career Researchers’ Forum to:

Professor Claire Jowitt, Associate Dean for Research, c.jowitt@uea.ac.uk

Claire Grasby, Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean for Research, c.grasby@uea.ac.uk

 

*NEW* Conference Support *NEW* Conference Support

Childcare Conference Support Fund

Suspended for 2019/20.

The Faculty has established a Childcare Conference Support fund intended to assist colleagues who are care-givers of dependant children. The maximum award is £500 and colleagues are eligible to apply once per academic year.

For details about this scheme and its eligibility requirements, download the documents below:

Conference Support Fund Criteria and Application Process document

Conference Support Fund application form

Completed forms should be sent to C.Grasby@uea.ac.uk

SMALL AWARDS SMALL AWARDS

Small Awards Scheme

Suspended for 2019/20.

The Faculty has an annual fund for Small Awards to support colleagues’ research. The maximum award is £500 and colleagues are eligible to apply once per academic year.

For details about this scheme and its eligibility requirements, download the
Small Awards Criteria and Application Process document.

Completed forms should be sent to C.Grasby@uea.ac.uk

Adventures Adventures

Annual Adventures in Research

The aim of this scheme is to support Early Career Researchers in developing innovative and distinctive research programmes. The maximum award is £2,500. This scheme runs once per academic year.

The deadline in 2019/20 is: Thursday 19th December 2019.

For details and guidance, download the documents below:

Annual Adventures in Research Guide

Annual Adventures in Research Application Form

Completed forms should be sent to C.Grasby@uea.ac.uk

PUBLICATIONS PUBLICATIONS

Publications Fund

The Faculty has an annual Publications Fund. The maximum award is £1000 and applicants are eligible to apply once per academic year.

Final applications for support in 2019/20 for REF2021 publications should be submitted by 5pm on 15/5/2020.

For details about this scheme and its eligibility requirements, download the Publication Awards Criteria and Application Process document.

Completed forms should be sent to C.Grasby@uea.ac.uk

Training Training

Research Training Fund

Suspended for 2019/20.

The Faculty has an annual Research Training Fund. The maximum award is £1000 and applicants are eligible to apply once per academic year.

For details about this scheme and its eligibility requirements, download the Research Training Awards Criteria and Application Process document.

Completed forms should be sent to C.Grasby@uea.ac.uk