Internal Competitions


 

Our Internal Selection Processes

Some funders and schemes limit the number of applications an organisation is allowed to submit for a call. In such cases, the university will have an internal selection process to select the applications to be submitted.

Current Guides
NERC

Standard Grant

Leverhulme

Early Career Fellowships

Research Leadership

Doctoral Scholarships

UKRI

Future Leaders Fellowships

UKRI / EPSRC - Turing Artificial Intelligence Acceleration Fellowships

British Academy Global Professorships
Academy of Medical Sciences Springboard award

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NERC Standard Grant

Royal Holloway is currently subject to a cap on the number of standard grant applications we can lead for each NERC funding round (including New Investigator route). For this round the College is limited to ONE application. We therefore will need to run an internal process to select the most competitive application to go forward.

Please note that we have amended the process as we are now limited to one application. We have two internal deadlines per year based on NERC’s submission deadlines – January and July.

Note: This process is for applications where RHUL is the lead. There is no limit to the number of applications where RHUL is a co-applicant (in these cases RHUL cannot have a separate Je-S form. If RHUL were a co-applicant with a separate Je-S form this would count towards the RHUL quota, therefore would need to be included on Je-S form of the lead applicant. Please see the following link for further clarification: https://nerc.ukri.org/funding/available/researchgrants/demand/).

RHUL NERC Internal Selection Process

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships

The Leverhulme Early Career fellowship scheme provides career development opportunities for those at a relatively early stage of their career, but who have a proven record of research. The fellows are expected to undertake a significant piece of publishable research during the fellowship.

As the scheme offers 50% match funding for the salary costs of the fellow, there is an internal selection process in place to select the applications supported. Initial screening is done by departments, and a panel selects the applications to be submitted.

Timeline:

Internal deadline for EOIs - Monday 30th November 2020

Internal selection – mid-December 2020

Leverhulme Deadline – 25th Feb 2021 (the competition opens in January 2021)

 

For details of the current internal competition please see Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship process.  For details of the call please see the funder website at: https://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/early-career-fellowships

If you have any queries please contact researchservices@rhul.ac.uk.

Leverhulme Research Leadership

For talented scholars who have launched a university career, but who need to build a team to address a distinct research problem.

Each institution is limited to ONE application only.

Leverhulme deadlines are triennial and not necessarily at a fixed time of year.

Next internal EOI deadline: TBC

For details of the current internal competition please see Leverhulme Research Leader process.  For details of the call, please see the funder website at: https://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/research-leadership-awards

If you have any queries please contact researchservices@rhul.ac.uk

Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarships

For UK universities to fund 15 Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarships in a priority research area for that institution.

Each institution is limited to ONE application only.

Leverhulme deadlines are triennial and not necessarily at a fixed time of year.  Next deadline is in 2020.

Next internal EOI deadline: January 15 2020  Please contact your DoR or DPGREd if you are interested in this scheme.

For details of the call, please see the funder website at: https://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/leverhulme-doctoral-scholarships

If you have any queries please contact researchservices@rhul.ac.uk.

Leverhulme Research Centres

For UK universities to set up a Leverhulme Research Centre for outstanding original research aspiring to achieve a step-change in scholarship.

Each institution is limited to ONE application only.

Leverhulme deadlines are sporadic and not necessarily at a fixed time of year.

Next internal EOI deadline: TBC (currently under review)

For details of the previous call, please see the funder website at: https://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/leverhulme-research-centres

If you have any queries, please contact researchservices@rhul.ac.uk.

Philip Leverhulme Prizes

For researchers at an early stage of their careers whose work has had international impact and whose future research career is exceptionally promising - to use for any research purpose. Subject areas rotate on a 3 year cycle.

Each institution is limited to three nominations per subject area.

Leverhulme deadlines are annual and usually in May.

Any competition is normally managed by the relevant department.

For details of the call, please see the funder website at: https://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/philip-leverhulme-prizes

If you have any queries, please contact researchservices@rhul.ac.uk.

UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships

This scheme supports early career researchers and innovators with outstanding potential in universities, UK registered businesses, and other research and user environments, including research councils, institutes, and laboratories. Applicants are expected to be exceptional researchers.

UKRI expects host institutions to have effective and transparent arrangements in place for selecting the applicants supported for this highly competitive scheme. They have been very clear in requesting support from universities to reduce the number of applications and only put forward a few high quality ones.

Internal deadlines for Round 6:

 30 Sep 2020                EOI deadline – please send to researchservices@rhul.ac.uk

  6 Jan 2021                 Internal full application deadline for panel review

 10 Dec 2020               UKRI outline submission deadline for Round 6 ( this stage is not reviewed but informs the funder of the volume and classification of applications)

 19 Jan 2021                UKRI full submission deadline for Round 6

For details of the current internal competition please see Future Leaders Fellowships process. For details of the call, please see the funder website at: https://www.ukri.org/funding/funding-opportunities/future-leaders-fellowships.

If you have any queries, please contact researchservices@rhul.ac.uk.

ESRC Centres

The ESRC Centres competition is the flagship funding for ESRC centres. Where budget allocations allow, the ESRC aims to run periodic centres competitions. These typically occur every two years, and fund a limited number of centre proposals ranging from £2.5-10 million (100% full economic cost) for a term of up to five years.

Next deadline: TBC

For details of the previous call, please see the funder website at: https://esrc.ukri.org/funding/guidance-for-large-investments/esrc-centres-and-institutes/.

If you have any queries, please contact researchservices@rhul.ac.uk.

ESRC Large Grants

ESRC Large Grant proposals take forward ambitious research projects with the potential to generate significant economic or societal impact.  Applications are usually limited.

Next deadline: TBC

For details of the previous call, please see the funder website at: https://esrc.ukri.org/funding/funding-opportunities/large-grants-competition-2018/.

If you have any queries, please contact researchservices@rhul.ac.uk.

Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowships

The RAEng Research Fellowships are designed to promote research excellence in engineering. They provide support for early career post-doctoral researchers, and encourage them to become future research leaders in engineering.

Between 3 and 5 applications are allowed per institution.

There are annual deadlines – usually in September. Please contact researchservices@rhul.ac.uk if you are interested in applying.

For details of the call, please see the funder website at:https://www.raeng.org.uk/grants-and-prizes/support-for-research/raeng-research-fellowship.

If you have any queries, please contact researchservices@rhul.ac.uk.

British Academy Global Professorships

This programme aims to demonstrate and further enhance the UK’s commitment to international research partnerships and collaboration, as well as strengthen the UK’s research capacity and capability in the humanities and the social sciences.

There are deadlines twice a year usually in the Spring and Autumn.

The next call and internal deadline: TBC

For details of the latest internal competition, please see British Academy Global Professorship process. For details of the latest call please see the funder website at: https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/programmes/global-professorships

 If you have any queries, please contact researchservices@rhul.ac.uk.

Academy of Medical Sciences - Springboard award

Springboard offers a bespoke package of support to biomedical researchers at the start of their first independent post to help launch their research careers.

For details of the latest internal competition, please see Academy of Medical Sciences - Springboard award.

For details of the latest call, please see the funder website at: https://acmedsci.ac.uk/grants-and-schemes/grant-schemes/springboard

If you have any queries, please contact researchservices@rhul.ac.uk

UKRI / EPSRC- Turing Artificial Intelligence Acceleration Fellowships

This call is aimed at high potential AI researchers, either in academia or industry, with the potential to be world-leaders in the next five years, and the vision to use the fellowship to attain this world-leading position.

For details of the latest internal competition, please see UKRI / EPSRC- Turing Artificial Intelligence Acceleration Fellowships.

For details of the latest call, please see the funder website at: https://www.ukri.org/funding/funding-opportunities/turing-artificial-intelligence-acceleration-fellowships/

If you have any queries, please contact researchservices@rhul.ac.uk.