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Research Project Grants at The Leverhulme Trust in UK, 2015

The Leverhulme Trust is inviting applications for research project grants for over five years for research on a topic of the applicant’s choice. Research Project Grants may be held for up to five years. The maximum grant value is £500,000. Research Project Grants provide research staff costs for those working directly on the research project and associated research costs. The application deadline is 1 December 2014.

Study Subject(s): Grants will be awarded on the basis of courses offered by the university.
Course Level: Grants are available in the field of research.
Scholarship Provider: The Leverhulme Trust
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Eligibility: Institutions eligible to apply are universities, other institutions of higher education in the UK, and registered charities in the UK which have research capacity equivalent in standing to that of a UK university. The scheme is also open to institutions or organizations of similar standing in countries where the provision of research funding is seriously limited. Principal Investigators are not eligible to apply from institutions or organizations located in North America or elsewhere in the European Union. The applicant (Principal Investigator) must take responsibility for directing the grant, and his/her employing institution must also agree to administer the grant. Eligible applicants will already be employed by the eligible institution or be an academic who has maintained close links with that institution following retirement. Applications can be submitted by those holding contract research posts provided that their appointment continues for a period at least equal to the span of the requested award. Up to three co-applicants from the same or different institutions may also be included.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Students of UK can apply for this programme (Support for an overseas student registered in the UK is allowable).

Scholarship Description: Offering up to £500,000 over five years for research on a topic of the applicant’s choice. Grants cover salary and research costs directly associated with the project. Submit a first-stage outline application at any time. The aim of these awards is to provide financial support for innovative and original research projects of high quality and potential, the choice of theme and the design of the research lying entirely with the applicant (the Principal Investigator). The grants provide support for the salaries of research staff engaged on the project, plus associated costs directly related to the research proposed, and the award is paid directly to the institution at which the applicant is employed. Proposals must reflect the personal vision of the applicant and demonstrate compelling competence in the research design. The Trust favours applications that surmount traditional disciplinary academic boundaries and involve a willingness to take appropriate degrees of risk in setting research objectives.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): The duration of award is five years.

What does it cover? The maximum grant value is £500,000.

Selection criteria: Not Known

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: The mode of application is online.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 1 December 2014.

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