Friday, 24 February 2012

Scottish Universities Insight Institute - Call for proposals

Call for Proposals for Programmes of Knowledge Exchange

The Scottish Universities Insight Institute invites submissions for Knowledge Exchange programmes to be held in the Institute in the period September 2012 to February 2013.

Application guidelines and application forms can be downloaded at:

Key dates Deadline for Registering Interest: 23:59hrs, Sunday 15th April 2012 Deadline for submitting a Proposal: 5pm, Friday 18th May 2012 Funding decision made by: Week beginning 25^th June 2012.

Programmes Scottish Insight will support at least 2 programmes as a result of this call. Programmes should: - address substantial issues that face Scotland and the wider world; - require a multi-disciplinary approach and the input of policy-maker and/or practitioner knowledge; - marshal the existing knowledge of participants and deploy their experience in fresh ways; - be productively addressed through a schedule of activities during a period of up to 4 months - have the capacity to extend knowledge and inform policy and/or practice.

Programme participants should include international expertise. Organising teams must include members employed at 2 of our partner universities. The universities financially sponsoring these programmes are the Universities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, St Andrews, Stirling and Strathclyde. Academics from other Scottish universities may participate but not lead programmes.

*As indicated in the Guidelines, applicants are encouraged to discuss potential proposals with the Institute's Director or Manager.*

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Friday, 3 February 2012

JISC Grant Funding 01/12: Digital Infrastructure Programme

JISC invites proposals for projects to help institutions and the HE Sector as a whole develop a digital infrastructure.

Funding totalling £2,280,000 is available to support projects in the following areas: . research data management . research tools, including research vocabularies relevant to specific disciplines . research information management . information and library infrastructure . access and identity management

The deadline for receipt of proposals in response to this call is *12:00 noon UK time on Friday 16 March 2012.*

The full call document can be found here; <

*Eligibility * Proposals may be submitted by HE institutions funded via HEFCE, SFC, HEFCW and DEL Northern Ireland, and by FE institutions funded via BIS, SFC, DFES Wales and DEL Northern Ireland. With regard to bids from Scottish institutions, SFC has applied a significant budget cut to JISC in 2011-12 AY. Following consultation with Scottish institutions, SFC has requested that the impact of this budget cut falls on the number of innovation projects JISC is able to fund at Scottish institutions, rather than to cut or increase charges for national services, such as JANET, JISC Collections and JISC Advance.

Whilst Scottish institutions therefore remain eligible to bid for project funding in response to this call, depending on the quality of the submissions, JISC may need to limit the number of projects awarded to Scottish institutions.

Proposals may be from single institutions or consortia unless indicated otherwise in the relevant call. Partnership arrangements may be developed outside the sector (for example with research council sites, publishers, commercial suppliers), but the lead partner must meet the criteria outlined above. Funds can only be allocated through the lead partner.