Tuesday, 5 October 2010

JISC RIM Call for Proposals (deadline noon on 15th Nov 2010)

The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) invites institutions to submit funding proposals for projects in a number of areas to improve the infrastructure for education and research. The call is available on the JISC website at http://www.jisc.ac.uk/fundingopportunities/funding_calls/2010/10/grant1510.aspx.

The closing date for proposals is 12:00 noon UK time on Monday 15 November 2010. Funding is available for projects starting from February 2011, for up to 12 months.

A briefing paper has been produced to accompany this call. The briefing paper is also available on the JISC website at http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/funding/2010/10/1510briefingpaper.pdf.

Bidders are strongly advised to read the relevant areas of the briefing paper alongside the call document.

A community briefing event is being held on Monday 11 October 2010, from 10.00am -16.30pm at London House [http://www.londonhouse.org.uk/], Goodenough College, London. Potential bidders will be given information about the background to the call, its objectives and the bidding process. There will be opportunities to ask questions of JISC executive staff, and for one-to-one discussions with JISC programme managers about specific areas of the call. Members of the community are invited to register for the meeting at https://www.eventsforce.net/jisc/frontend/reg/thome.csp?pageID=17809&eventID=70.

The total number of participants at the briefing event is restricted so institutions should register as soon as possible. Eligibility Proposals may be submitted by HE institutions funded via HEFCE, SFC, HEFCW and DEL Northern Ireland, and by FE institutions funded via SFC, DCELLS Wales and DEL Northern Ireland. FE institutions in England that teach HE to more than 400 FTEs are also eligible to bid provided proposals demonstrate how the work supports the HE in FE agenda.

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