Research Seminars Competition 2013-2014
Research Seminars 2013-14
Funding is available for UK research organisations to hold Research Seminars for groups of academic researchers, postgraduate students and non-academic users from different organisations. Seminar groups meet regularly to exchange information and ideas with the aim of advancing research within their fields.
Where appropriate, seminar group members should be drawn from the public sector, commercial private sector, civil society sector and other relevant organisations as well as from academic institutions. We would particularly encourage seminar groups designed to bring together leading international researchers and stakeholders from across disciplines to identify new research agendas or capacity-building priorities.
These grants are non-fEC and are limited to £30,000. This covers:
- justified travel and expenses for speakers and participants
- justified secretarial costs
- justified project specific stationery, postage, copying and telephone costs
- justified hire of rooms and facilities (when the host institution or other collaborating organisation cannot provide these facilities).
Please note that last year the maximum amount that applicants could apply for was significantly increased in order to facilitate and encourage greater knowledge exchange and international involvement.
Funding is available for UK research organisations eligible for Research Council Funding to undertake these Research Seminars. Further information regarding eligibility can be found on the RCUK website.
A list of successful grants will also be made available once all applicants have been notified of decisions.
Publication of call - 10 December 2013
Closing date for applications - 16.00 on 28 January 2014
Documents for the 2013-14 competition
- Call specification (PDF, 86Kb)
- Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 66Kb)
- Je-S guidance notes for applicants (PDF, 180Kb)
ESRC Seminar grant holders whose project ends on or after 1 November 2013 must complete the 'Key Findings' section on the Research Outcomes System (ROS) within three months of their grant end date. The ESRC End of Award Report is no longer required on Seminars grants ending after this date.
In addition, seminar grant holders are required to complete an Impact Report on the Research Outcomes System (ROS) 12 months after the grant end date. This report is a mandatory part of the evaluation process.
The relevant guidance is available from our final reporting for individual awards page.
For further information, contact:
- Lauren Watters, Research Seminars Competition Manager
Telephone: 01793 413047