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 to 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.
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, but 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.
Small Awards Scheme
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.
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 2018/19 is: Monday 17th December 2018.
For details and guidance, download the documents below:
The Faculty has an annual Publications 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 Publication Awards Criteria and Application Process document.
Research Training Fund
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.