Funding opportunities

GCRF Visiting Fellowships Scheme

The GCRF Visiting Fellowships scheme supports 1-3 month incoming fellowships, primarily with a focus on our priority themes and from our priority regions, in order to build capacity and partnerships for ongoing and future development-related research (individual fellowship applications will be of up to £9k in value, total funding pot £40k). This scheme is running in partnership with the University of Leicester's Global Challenges Research Fund Strategy. Fellows and their academic hosts will benefit from a package of practical and scholarly support offered through the Institute.

This scheme is not currently accepting applications. Please sign up to our quarterly e-newsletter to learn about future calls. You can sign up by emailing lias@le.ac.uk.

GCRF Training Fellowships Scheme

The GCRF Training Fellowships scheme supports short (1-2 week) incoming fellowships, primarily with a focus on our priority themes and from our priority regions, in order to build capacity for development-related research.  This scheme is running in partnership with the University of Leicester's Global Challenges Research Fund Strategy. Fellows and their academic hosts will benefit from a package of practical and scholarly support offered through the Institute.

This scheme is not currently accepting applications. Please sign up to our quarterly e-newsletter to learn about future calls. You can sign up by emailing lias@le.ac.uk.

LIAS Fellowships

The Leicester Institute for Advanced Studies (LIAS) Fellowships scheme offers University of Leicester research groups and individuals the opportunity to host high-calibre Fellows who will enrich the interdisciplinary research environment at the University. Through this Fellowship scheme, visiting researchers will work with colleagues across disciplinary boundaries to explore new approaches to complex issues leading to ambitious research outcomes and outputs.

The LIAS Visiting Fellowships scheme is currently open for applications. For guidance notes and the application process, please click here. Applications must be submitted by 16.00 (GMT) on 1st November, 2019.

Rutherford Fellowships

Our Rutherford Fellowship scheme is funded by BEIS, with the scheme being managed by Universities UK International. Specifically, Leicester's Rutherford Fund Strategic Partner award seeks to:

- Empower the next generation of researchers to become global leaders on the theme of Resilient, Inclusive and Sustainable Cities

- Enhance the reach and impact of our international research through strategic research partnerships

- Promote the role of research in higher education to address shared global challenges

Our Rutherford Fellowships scheme is not currently accepting applications.

LIAiSon: supporting workshops and focused meetings

The LIAiSon series supports workshops and focused meetings, intended to bring together expertise across the University of Leicester to address important, timely research ideas and challenges. Topics can be thematic, methodological, or practice-focused, but must invite interdisciplinary thinking or ways of working.

Apply here.

Research Networks

The LIAS Research Networks scheme is intended to support forums for new collaboration, discussion, and exchange of ideas on a specified thematic area, issue or research challenge. Networks may apply for up to £15K per year for up to two years.

This scheme is not currently accepting applications. Please sign up to our quarterly e-newsletter to learn about future calls. You can sign up by emailing lias@le.ac.uk. You can see example guidance, application form and budget template here.

Tiger teams

Through our funded tiger teams, we aim to break down the silos that have traditionally been a feature of higher education research, enabling academics to explore new, highly innovative ideas, and to stimulate increased ambition through interdisciplinary collaboration. Tiger teams may apply for up to £5,000 for up to six months.

The tiger team call is currently open. Applications must be submitted by 11th December 2019, and be prepared to start in January 2020. Please read the guidance before completing the application form.

Open Access Working Paper Series

Read and submit papers surrounding emergent ideas and debates relating to your research interests, and expand you engagement with other disciplines. With a six-week internal review process, we accept; research papers, provocation papers, position papers, critical reflection papers, and policy briefs. 
For more information visit www.le.ac.uk/lias-working-paper-series

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowships Writeshop

The Leicester Institute for Advanced Studies, together with the Research and Enterprise Division, are inviting applications for a three day Writeshop for prospective MSCA Individual Fellows. The Writeshop is intended to provide opportunities for prospective Fellows and supervisors to work together, with expert input guidance and insight.

The Writeshop scheme is not currently open for applications. Please check back in 2019 for future iterations, or sign up to our e-newsletter by emailing lias@le.ac.uk.

To contact the Institute for Advanced Studies about any of these funding opportunities, please email LIAS@le.ac.uk

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