We are excited to announce that a new round of ResNet project funding is now open. This is a dedicated development fund for early career researchers (ECRs) within the School. This funding is for ECR-led pump priming collaborative research and is open to members of ResNet. This provides ECRs with an opportunity to gain experience of developing and leading their own research project, and to build their networks throughout ResNet and across the School.
Applicants have the opportunity to apply for up to £30K, and projects are expected to last for up to 18 months.
- Applicants must be a SPHR ResNet member currently working on SPHR projects
- SPHR PhD students are not eligible to apply for this funding but can collaborate or be involved in projects where appropriate.
- Researchers that are named PI on SPHR programme projects/work packages are not eligible to apply for this funding. Named collaborators are eligible but must be clear in their application (section A.e. personal statement) how this funding will further their research and career aspirations.
- NIHR SPHR pre- and post-doctoral launching fellows are eligible to apply.
- Previous successful applicants/recipients of ResNet funding are not eligible to apply.
If you are interested in applying view the guidance document here and apply here by 4pm Monday 31st July. You can find out more about the projects we have funded here.
The guidance document can be viewed here.
The application form can be downloaded here and project costing template can be downloaded here.
Q1. How you are defining ECRs?
A1. You must be a member of ResNet currently working on one or more SPHR projects to be eligible to apply for this funding. There is not a set definition for ECR but we ask you to justify in your application why you are applying and how this funding will further your career.
Q2. How would this work with several people being co-leads? I know the form is being framed around a fellowship application, and rightly so to give experience for researchers wanting to follow this path, however, I’m not sure it lends itself that easily to collaborative projects
A2. Where there are co-leads on a project, one complete section A of the form (questions 1–4) should be submitted by each co-lead. Section B should be completed together by the co-leads and only one section B should be submitted.
Q3. When can my research project start/end?
A3. You can start your project any time after 1st November 2023. Projects can be up to 18 months duration. Projects must end on or before 31st March 2027.
Any further comments or questions you have to help inform the guidance would be welcomed. Please email any questions to email@example.com.