Insights from the Royal Academy of Engineering ARMA Study Tour 2022: Funding programmes and opportunities

In this post, Abigail Steed, Research Funding Specialist in Edinburgh Research Office, shares insights from the latest Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE) ARMA study tour event, highlights current RAE funding programmes and opportunities and the RAE access mentoring scheme for applicants from underrepresented groups. ARMA’s latest online study tour was …

Training resources for planning your research and developing a research strategy

In this post Al Innes, Research Development Officer, highlights our learning and development resources designed to help you plan your research and develop your research strategy. ​​​​​​​Researcher Development for Research Funding is a learning and development hub, designed to give you the skills you need to write competitive and ultimately …

Applying for a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship

In this blog post, Charis Wilson, Senior Research Funding Specialist shares insights from our recent information event about the Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships. The Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship scheme receives around 700 applications nationally each year. At the University of Edinburgh, 72 researchers have won these prestigious fellowships in the …

Demand Managed Calls – Information and Support

In this blog post, Angela Sturniolo, Research Support Officer, introduces the new Demand Management pages and explains how to access support from Edinburgh Research Office for demand managed calls. A number of research funding calls are managed at University level by Edinburgh Research Office.  Demand managed calls are funding calls …

Are you a Future Leader? UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships: Insights

In this blog post, Rosie Maccagnano, UK Research Funding Manager in Edinburgh Research Office shares insights about the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships scheme and what to do if you are interested in applying. About the scheme UKRI are about to announce Round 7 of their cross-council flagship initiative.  The UKRI …

How can impact funding help us “build back better”? Opportunities for researchers in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

In today’s blog, Dr Madeleine Beveridge, Knowledge Exchange and Impact Coordinator in Edinburgh Research Office outlines how university impact funding can help make a difference to people’s lives outside academia. Funding Impact in light of Covid The past 18 months have been incredibly difficult for both university researchers, and external …

MSCA-Postdoctoral Fellowships: A great opportunity for a fully funded fellowship

In this post Eirini Theofanidou, Proposal Development Executive (EU & International), highlights the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions- Postdoctoral Fellowships, and the support provided by Edinburgh Research Office for applicants. Overview of the scheme MSCA-Postdoctoral Fellowships support early career researchers moving to the UK to work on cutting-edge research projects that will …

Insights from an EPSRC Impact Workshop

In this post, Rosie Maccagnano, UK Research Funding Manager, shares key insights and resources from a recent EPSRC workshop about research impact.  The EPSRC team recently paid a virtual visit to Scotland East to deliver a workshop on research impact, in partnership with the University’s Edinburgh Research Office, St Andrews …

The Scottish Funding Council’s Coherence & Stability Review of Tertiary Education – What It Might Mean for Research in Scotland Going Forward

In this post, Sophie Lowry, Strategic Research Executive, examines what impact the Scottish Funding Council’s final phase report could have on research at Scottish universities in the short to medium term. Background Information on the Review – What is it all about? In May 2020, Scottish Ministers asked the Scottish …

Networking events to find partners for Horizon Europe funding applications

In this post, Eirini Theofanidou, Proposal Development Executive (EU & International), highlights upcoming networking events that can help you find partners for Horizon Europe research funding applications. You might already be very familiar with EU research funding opportunities such as the ERC or Marie Sklodowska Curie Fellowships, but perhaps you’re …

Full details of Horizon Europe funding calls for 2021/2022 now published

Now that the Horizon Europe 2021-2022 Work Programme has been officially launched, Áine Ryan, International Research Funding Manager, provides a general overview of available funding opportunities. Horizon Europe is the ninth Framework Programme through which the EU will fund research and innovation. It will run for seven years from 2021-2027, …

A Stumble on the Road to £22bn? Key Messages from the UK Government’s Research & Development Budget Allocations

In this post, Sophie Lowry, Strategic Research Executive, summarises some of the main takeaways from the UK Government’s 2021/22 budget allocations for research and development. The figure of £22bn has been heralded as the UK Government’s commitment for how much it is going to publicly spend on research and development …

New £3 million research fund available to boost Scotland–EU research collaboration, networking and exchange

With the formal launch of the Horizon Europe Work Programmes due soon, Áine Ryan, International Research Funding Manager, highlights a new £3 million fund aimed at boosting Scottish universities’ research links with the EU following the uncertainty caused by Brexit. Researchers based in Scotland and Europe can apply to the …

New resources to help you with your ERC application

Thinking about applying for European Research Council Grant? Boz Czarnecki, Proposal Development Executive (EU & International), summarises new resources to help you develop your application and make the most of the support ERO offers. In Edinburgh Research Office we have particular strengths in enabling successful applications across ERC Starting, Consolidator …

Making Sense of the UK’s New Proposed Research Funding Agency, the Advanced Research and Invention Agency (ARIA)

Sophie Lowry, Strategic Research Executive in Edinburgh Reserach Office, highlights what we know so far about the UK’s proposed new research funding agency, the Advanced Research and Invention Agency, previously known as UK ARPA. Some background It was the Queen’s Speech in December 2019 in which we first heard mention …

Update on the UK’s participation in Horizon Europe – March 2021 update

As the first calls of Horizon Europe are launched, Áine Ryan, International Research Funding Manager, summarises a recent formal announcement by the European Commission confirming that UK-based researchers are immediately eligible to apply for funding. The European Commission recently published a Q&A on the UK’s participation in Horizon Europe. It …

Guidance for Early Career Research Fellowships and Research Grants

Al Innes, Research Development Officer in Edinburgh Research Office, highlights resources available to help Early Career academics find the right funding for them. We have recently compiled and published a microsite on the Edinburgh Research Office SharePoint site that is aimed at giving an overview of schemes and funders to …

Upcoming knowledge exchange and impact funding opportunities in Arts, Humanities, and Social Science

In today’s blog, Dr Madeleine Beveridge, Knowledge Exchange and Impact Coordinator in Edinburgh Research office, outlines some upcoming funding opportunities to help develop your knowledge exchange and impact plans. What is knowledge exchange and impact? Knowledge exchange (KE) is a process which brings together academic staff with research users and …

Competency Framework for Research Funding – a tool to help you evaluate and plan your route to research funding success

Kirsty Collinge, Strategic Research Executive, writes about our new competency framework for research funding, available as part of a new Research Talent and Culture section on our website. In the last couple of years, we have seen quite a shift in the research funding landscape. Inevitably this has meant that …

New Funding Opportunities and Insights Hub Launched

In today’s blog, Al Innes, Research Development Officer in Edinburgh Research Office, writes about the newly launched Funding Opportunities and Insights Hub. We have recently launched a new way of sharing funding opportunities with colleagues across the institution that integrates with both our extensive research insights resources and our compiled …

New event – Unpicking the problem: clarifying intended outcomes and impact in global health research

In this blog, Isobel Marr, International Development Research Officer, highlights our upcoming event to support researchers interested in applying to the MRC’s Applied global health research: improve health in LMICs, or other future global health calls. The third round of the MRC’s Applied global health research: improve health in LMICs …

Brexit and EU Research Funding – January 2021 update

Now that the EU and the UK have reached an agreement on their future relationship, Áine Ryan, International Research Funding Manager, writes about what this means for UK-based researchers’ access to EU funding. We finally have some clarity about the UK participation in future EU research funding programmes, primarily Horizon …

Discovery Fund – what we know so far

Áine Ryan, International Research Funding Manager writes about the UK Government’s plans for a new “Discovery Fund” to offer sizeable, long-term grants to fund discovery-led, ground breaking research. Background Now that the UK has formally left the EU, the UK Government’s official stated position remains that they will seek to …

Applying for a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship

In today’s blog, Charis Wilson, Senior Research Funding Specialist shares insights from our recent information event about the Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships. *You can read our 2021 blog post on applying for a Leverhulme Early Career fellowship here. The Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship scheme receives around 700 applications nationally each …

Global Impact Accelerator Launched

In today’s blog, Isobel Marr, International Development Research Officer, shares details of our annual fund to accelerate the development impact of externally-funded ODA projects and an upcoming information event for researchers interested in the call. About the fund Recognising the pathway to impact takes time and often extends beyond the …

Wellcome Trust launches a ‘new vision and strategy’ as they publish their 2020 Science Review

In today’s blog, Al Innes, Research Development Officer in Edinburgh Research Office, writes about the newly announced Science Review of the Wellcome Trust. In a bold move away from translational research, the Wellcome Trust seeks to enhance how it spends over £1bn every year on ‘discovery science’ for a multitude …

Green Deal Call: Resources and support for researchers

In today’s blog, Natasha Curley and Boz Czarnecki (EU & International Team), share learning from our recent Green Deal call information events, and highlight the support Edinburgh Research Office provides to researchers who are interested in this call. We delivered three online information sessions introducing the Green Deal Call this …

Large-scale funding for low carbon energy set to launch in 2021?

Dr Conor Snowden, International Development Research Manager in Edinburgh Research Office, writes about the Ayrton Fund, and the opportunities this may offer for highly impactful research on the development of energy systems in low and middle-income countries. The Ayrton Fund is a commitment by the UK Government to spend £1bn …