Thursday, 19 April 2012

China-UK cooperation programme in global priorities grants (energy, food, biotech)

Research Councils UK (RCUK) and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) have launched a joint call to strengthen the existing research links between the UK and China. The deadline for applications is *30th April 2012*.

Funding will be provided to facilitate bilateral co-operation between British and Chinese research groups in the research areas of:

* *healthy ageing populations* * *energy* * *food security*

Up to £200K per project is available on the UK side; matching resources will be provided by MoST for the Chinese side It is anticipated that 1-2 joint projects will be funded in each theme area.


UK-based researchers should:

* have received funding in the last three years from BBSRC, EPSRC or MRC for collaboration which has involved partnership with China * be able to demonstrate existing and active research links with a specific Chinese institution

Further info

Full details of the call including eligibility conditions and instructions on how to apply can be found on the RCUK website:

* China-UK Programme in Global Priorities (CUKPGP)"


Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Call for Short-term Grant Funding for EPSRC-Related Research; DEADLINE - 11 May 2012

Call for Short-Term Grant Funding for EPSRC-Related Research - EPSRC Unspent Grant Balances 2012. EPSRC has made available a small amount of money for the University of Edinburgh to spend on promoting activities which address our and their priority areas. These activities will be constrained to the following areas: bridging funding to retain key staff on EPSRC projects. Follow-on studies to determine commercial viability of EPSRC-funded work. Collaborative meetings for future multi-disciplinary, international or industry collaborations. Pilot projects to determine feasibility of future EPSRC applications. Interdisciplinary proposals in the following EPSRC themes will be prioritised:

1. Energy. 2. Living with Environmental Change. 3. Healthcare Technologies. 4. Global Uncertainties. 5. Digital Economy. 6. Manufacturing the Future. See for further details on the EPSRC themes. Activities that will lead to a contribution to REF2014 will also be preferred. The College intends to fund 10-15 projects at a cost of £10k-£30k for expenditure in the period from the *1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013*.

Please note: These funds cannot be used to supplement bids to EPSRC or for research equipment.