Institute for Social Renewal

Funding Opportunities

NISR funding call

NISR's next funding call opens in January 2018.

The NISR Autumn 2017-18 Funding Call is now closed, and applications are out for review. The Spring funding call will open in January 2018.

All applications should support us in achieving one or more of our strategic objectives:

  • Leading public debates in the understanding and practice of social renewal
  • Championing the vision of a world class civic university and its successful realisation
  • Engage in high quality research, scholarship, learning and teaching that informs policy and practice
  • Build relationships, use co-creation to improve practices and effectiveness of social renewal

How to apply: Institute for Social Renewal Funding Call

  • Consider your application in terms of our three cross-thematic priorities which are outlined in Thriving in Turbulent Times: Newcastle Institute for Social Renewal Priorities 2017-2018) and/or our Research Themes and how they support this priority area and/or themes
  • Be clear to explain how your application addresses the strategic objectives of the Institute for Social Renewal, outlined in NISR Priorities 2017-18: Thriving in Turbulent Times
  • Ensure that you speak to your School/Centre/Institute finance and/or research colleagues who can advise on the budgetary aspects of your proposal.
  • We encourage you to liaise with an Institute for Social Renewal Theme Champion regarding your application and also contact our Institute Administrators to discuss your application.

Complete the NISR Cross-thematic application form 2017-18 

Selection Criteria for Funding Call applications

  • Applications must clearly support our strategic objectives and address one of our cross-thematic priorities 
  • Applications must explain to what extent the activity will involve relevant external regional, national or international stakeholders/community/organisations
  • Applications must clearly explain how the project lead will measure the success of the activity and evidence its impact
  • Have no obvious alternative source of support, or be the sort of project where support from NISR could be pump-priming for other financial help
  • Must demonstrate viability, feasibility and value for money
  • Applications must be in keeping with the NISR Good Practice in Engaged Research document. 

ESRC IAA funding

Newcastle University's ESRC Impact Accelerator Account (IAA) is available for funding opportunities.

IAA Autumn Call 2017

The next call for applications to the following ESRC IAA funding schemes will open on Friday 4th September, 2017

  • Newcastle ESRC Impact Accelerator Fund
  • Co-Production Fund
  • Knowledge Exchange Secondments Programme
  • Open Chair

The deadlines are:

  • Completed applications should be sent to your Director of Research by 17. 00  Friday 29th September, 2017
  • Directors of Research should then forward the completed applications along with the ranking sheet to hass.researchteam@ncl.ac.uk by Friday 6th October 17.00, 2017
  • Applicants will be notified of the outcome in Mid-November 2017

IAA NE Call 2017 *

A call for Expressions of Interest (EoI) for potential applications to the North East ESRC Societal & Economic Impact Acceleration Fund will open on the Friday 4th September, 2017 and run until 22nd September 2017

The completed EoI should be submitted to both institutions: esrciaa@durham.ac.uk (Durham) and  hass.researchteam@newcastle.ac.uk (Newcastle), via the same email.

After the period for expressions of interest has closed, eligible applicants will be invited to complete a full application form. Please note that the call will only be open to those that have successfully submitted an approved EoI with a Durham partner. The call will open from 2nd October 2017  with the deadline of 17.00, 27th October 2017. On submission this should be signed by the DoR and then submitted by applicants to the same addresses as the EoI.  Applicants will be notified of the outcome in early December 2017.  

*The NE ESRC Societal & Economic Impact Acceleration Fund is designed to support impact and KE activities arising from collaboration and co-production between Durham and Newcastle researchers aligned to the priorities of the Durham/Newcastle collaborative partnership. This scheme is jointly funded by Durham and Newcastle Universities as part of their respective ESRC Impact Acceleration Accounts (IAA). 

IAA Spring Call 2018

The Spring 2018 call for applications to the following ESRC IAA funding schemes will open on January 8th, 2018:

  • Newcastle ESRC Impact Accelerator Fund
  • Co-Production Fund
  • Knowledge Exchange Secondments Programme

The deadlines are:

  • Completed applications should be sent to your Director of Research by 17. 00  Friday 2nd Feb , 2018
  • Directors of Research should then forward the completed applications along with the ranking sheet to hass.researchteam@ncl.ac.uk by 17.00 Friday 9th February, 2018
  • Applicants will be notified of the outcome in mid-March 2018

Potential applicants for any of these calls are advised to contact Eve Forrest (eve.forrest@ncl.ac.uk) in the first instance so she can discuss applications before submission. During the call dates Eve will also be running surgery drop-ins at various Schools (locations/times tbc) should anyone have further questions or ideas they would like to speak about face to face. Any enquiries about the submission process or costings should be directed to hass.researchteam@ncl.ac.uk

Application/EoI forms and guidance will be updated on the website when the first call opens on the 4th September. However details of existing ESRC IAA awarded projects are available here for your information. 

NISR & NUIA

Joint Funding Call – Social Interactions of Ageing

Newcastle University is committed to strengthening its capacity to build on the excellence of research that underpins its Societal Challenge Themes.  Following a cross-disciplinary workshop held in July 2016, the Institute for Ageing and Institute for Social Renewal invite applications to this joint funding call.

The aim of this funding mechanism is to support excellent interdisciplinary research which strengthens and/or develops excellent research-related activities.  Successful projects will actively promote collaboration between Research Themes, Institutes and Faculties, and will contribute to both Societal Challenge Theme Institute strategies around the area of Social Interactions of Ageing.

Key documents

Social Interactions of Ageing funding guidelines

Social Interactions of Ageing application form

The intention is to fund projects with the potential to address the following criteria:

  • Build on existing areas of collaboration in recognised fields of mutual strength or complementarity and strategic priority; or
  • Establish new collaborations in recognised fields of mutual strength or complementarity and strategic priority.

 All projects should strengthen competitiveness for major research programs and new funding opportunities, locally, nationally and internationally.

 Potential areas of work to be considered:

  • Ageing and ICT
  • Social policies and ageing
  • Unequal ageing
  • Arts, culture and ageing
  • Housing options for ageing populations
  • Extended working lives
  • Communication in older age
  • Intergenerational relations

 Submission Deadline: 24 February 2017

Total funds available: £35K

It is anticipated that 2-3 projects will be funded from this call, with a maximum project value of £17k. 

Maximum project duration: 12 months

Submission via: MyProjects Proposals, attaching a completed Social Interactions of Ageing application form providing project details.

Start date: not before 1 May 2017

Eligibility:PI must be a member of NU research (e.g. Research Associate) or academic staff. Proposals may include students and external partners. Please look at the Social Interactions of Ageing funding guidelines for more information

 

Funded projects

You can see work that the Institute for Social Renewal has previously funded below.

We fund projects from across the university, and under all our themes. Get a snapshot by looking at our funded projects by year:

Find out more from our Highlighted Projects