About research seminars
We award grants to research organisations to run research seminars at various locations.
The seminars gather together groups of academic researchers, postgraduate students and non-academic users. Seminar group members are typically drawn from industry, government departments and other relevant organisations, as well as from academic institutions. The groups meet regularly as part of a seminar series to exchange information and ideas with the aim of advancing research within their fields. There are usually between three and six seminars in a series.
We particularly encourage seminars that bring together leading researchers from across disciplines to identify new research agendas or capacity building priorities.
Our last funding call for research seminars closed in November 2011. The grants in the 2011-12 call were limited to £15,000 and covered:
- travel and expenses for speakers and participants
- administrative costs
- stationery, postage, copying and telephone costs
- hire of rooms and facilities.
Funding was available for UK research organisations that met the eligibility requirements for Research Council funding (RCUK website).
The 2011-12 competition attracted 156 applications and 39 awards were made. This represented a success rate of 25 per cent.
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