Building Research Communities: DC Funding Competition

Project start date

27 November 2017

Project end date

31 July 2018

Studentship end date

12 January 2018

Eligibility

Postgraduate researchers (PGRs), early career researchers (ECRs), supervisors, PGR Directors, academic and professional services staff.

Funding amount

You are invited to bid for amounts of up to £5K.

Funding source

Doctoral College, University of Surrey

Support innovative and creative proposals to strengthen the research environment and sense of community for PGRs and ECRs.

The Doctoral College is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the ‘Building Research Communities’ competition. 

Proposals are welcomed from postgraduate researchers (PGRs), early career researchers (ECRs), supervisors, PGR Directors, academic and professional services staff. 

You are invited to bid for amounts of up to £5K to support innovative and creative proposals to strengthen the research environment and sense of community for PGRs and ECRs.

An objective of the University’s Research Strategy is to improve our research culture and infrastructure.  As PGRs and ECRs are the foundation of a vibrant research environment, this competition seeks to encourage activities that will develop sustainable and lively cultures that will help our PGRs and ECRs to flourish.

The Urban Living Research Theme will be launching its Awards Scheme shortly. You are permitted to submit complementary, but not identical, applications to both competitions.

Proposals

Proposals must be no longer than 500 words and can be submitted via the following this link.

Proposals will be judged by a panel of representatives from the Doctoral College against the following three criteria:

  • Coherence: Does the proposal include a clear description of activities and/or events that will help to strengthen the research environment for PGRs and/or ECRs? Is a rough estimate of the costs for planned activities included?
  • Community: Does the proposal facilitate interactions across different groups of researchers and/or different disciplinary boundaries?
  • Future orientation: How will the proposal support future research culture strengthening activity?

Timeframes

The deadline for submission of proposals is Friday 12th January 2018 (23:59). Successful applicants will be notified during the week commencing 22nd January 2018.

Any funds awarded must be spent within the financial year (by 31st July 2018).

The Doctoral College will host an event at the end of the academic year for good practice and lessons learnt from the competition to be shared.

 

For any queries, please contact doctoralcollege@surrey.ac.uk