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Bits and Bobs – Other EC funding opportunities; new website

Not quite a smorgasbord, but three short items so we can all concentrate on enjoying the sunshine.

  • The AHRC have a sparkly new website – launched on Wednesday it should now be easier to navigate for users and increase the visibility of our funding opportunities. One development that we think is particularly useful is some more general information on our funding opportunities – including a whole section on international.
  • The National Contact Points (NCPs) for the European Commission Socio-economic  and Humanities (SSH)  Theme have their own network  called Net4Society – every year they browse all the other work programmes and identify other opportunities for SSH researchers and  publish this summary report which is a really useful overview. Within the text they have identified SSH relevant fields , personally think the A&H aspects don’t tend to be very  detailed so don’t worry too much about this if you see something of interest,  they are just an indicator and the original call documentation are not  usually that specific.  As an example, the ICT programme has topics on ‘Technologies and scientific foundations in the field of creativity’ and ‘Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation’ (including various creative practices and research).
  • Reminder:  The European Proposal Support Fund closes on 21st August. You can apply for up to £10K to help put together a proposal to the European Commission. Find out more, including the short application form and guidance here