New Funding Opportunities Launched

The Future Human SRT has launched two new funding opportunities. One targeted at ECRs/MCRs and a second on providing funds for public engagement and involvement.

ECR/MCR Sandpit for Development of Research Proposals

This will be a 2-day sandpit on May 4th and 5th targeted at Early and Mid- Career Researcher colleagues. The Sandpit event will include 20-30 academics, from a range of disciplines, through which it is hoped 8-10 research proposals/teams will be formed. Research teams will then have the opportunity to pitch for up to £3000 of seed-corn funding to support the further development of their idea. A short application form can be found here and should be submitted to the Future Human leadership team by midday March 31st. Successful applicants will be notified by April 8th.

Public engagement and involvement in research fund

To support involvement of the public in activities related to engagement and/or involvement in research, we are offering colleagues the opportunity to apply for our public engagement and involvement in research fund.
The fund will provide up to £500 per application to cover costs associated with participatory activities such as (but not limited to):
• Reimbursement to public for time spent on involvement and/or engagement activities
• Costs to enable participation of public in research activities (i.e. costs associated with transport, child care or carers duties)
• Costs for running a public engagement event (i.e. refreshments, venue hire, postage, publicity)
• Training for public members
The application form can be found here. This will need to be submitted to Future Human leadership team at by 10:00am March 4th

If you have any questions about the process or the Theme, please get in touch with team.