Digital Futures December Funding Overview

Small business research initiative – modernising energy data access and information (phase 1)
This competition is funded by Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, in collaboration with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem). It is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition. Up to £1.9 million is available for projects which will accelerate the development of tools and processes to modernise data services for the energy sector.
Closing date: 2nd January 2020

Health Inequalities Research Initiative: Call 3
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Policy Research Programme (PRP) invites applications to undertake health inequalities research to support policy makers in the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). Projects may draw on a range of methodologies, which may include, but not limited to: documentary analysis, evidence reviews, secondary analysis of quantitative and qualitative data, and primary data collection e.g. qualitative research with stakeholders and users.
Closing date: 14th January 2020

Connected Everything – second call for feasibility studies
The EPSRC Funded Connected Everything Network+ is pleased to announce their first Funding Call for projects in the following areas: industrial Internet of Things; cyber-physical systems; data analytics and decision making; the future industrial worker; Service design and customisation; and design for future manufacturing. Projects can be between 6 and 12 months in length, and should complete before the end of June 2021. They are likely to fund up to five projects of up to a maximum value of £60,000 at full Economic Cost (fEC), with funding to be awarded at 80% fEC.
Closing date: 20th January 2020

ExCALIBUR High Priority Use Cases: Phase 1
ExCALIBUR (Exascale Computing Algorithms and Infrastructures Benefitting UK Research) is a £45.7m Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF) programme led by the Met Office and UK Research and Innovation to meet the challenge of enabling exascale computer architectures by delivering research and innovative algorithmic development to harness the potential power offered by exascale HPC. As part of this wider project, UK Research and Innovation is seeking proposals for multi-disciplinary Design and Development Working Groups to undertake activities to develop software for the anticipated deployment of exascale systems in the mid-2020s.
Closing date: 22nd January 2020

Constructing a Digital Environment – Demonstrators
NERC is inviting proposals for demonstrator projects costing up to £960,000 at 80% full economic cost, with a maximum duration of 24 months, as part of the Constructing a Digital Environment Programme. This programme aims to further bring together the ‘Digital Environment’ community across multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary research & innovation (MIDRI) to scope out sensor networks technology and the associated infrastructure, in order to identify what will be possible in the near and far future in the Atmospheric, Earth and Ocean domains.
Closing date: 30th January 2020 

Tackling multimorbidity at scale: Understanding disease clusters, determinants & biological pathways
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), including the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and led by the Medical Research Council (MRC) would like to invite applications for new multi-disciplinary approaches to mapping and tackling multimorbidity at scale. Large multi-disciplinary research collaborative efforts are needed to address current research gaps and achieve the required cohesion in this field. To this end, this Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF) research call, jointly funded by the UKRI and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), will bring together multi-disciplinary collaborations with a range of scientific, methodological, and clinical knowledge and skills to build manageable, focussed “Multimorbidity Research Collaboratives”. These collaboratives will be expected to have strong patient involvement.
Closing date: 11th February 2020

UK - Ireland Collaboration in the Digital Humanities Networking Call
This call for Networking Grants aims to support a broad range of networking activities between teams in the UK and Ireland. By bringing together the outstanding and complementary qualities of the Digital Humanities in both countries, it is anticipated that this programme will achieve a broad range of academic, societal and economic impacts. It is expected that up to 8-10 awards will be made under this call, with the aim of having a balanced portfolio of awards across the thematic areas.
Closing date: 20th February 2020

Peter Neaverson Award for outstanding scholarship in industrial archaeology

The award recognises publications which have made the greatest contribution to the scholarship, knowledge and/or understanding of industrial archaeology. Any work published in English anywhere in the world is eligible for consideration, whether it is a paper, article, book or published thesis, normally within two years of publication. The prize will be a cash award of £500 plus a framed certificate.
Closing date: 1st March 2020

Short-term fellowships for the digital archaeological archive of comparative slavery
The International Center for Jefferson Studies, with support from the Batten Foundation, Wachovia Corporation and the Coca Cola Company, invites applications for its short-term fellowships for the digital archaeological archive of comparative slavery. These support archaeological scholars from any country whose work focuses on issues of slavery in the greater Chesapeake region and would benefit from the use of the centre’s digital archives.
Closing date: 1st April 2020

Research resources awards in humanities and social science
Wellcome invites applications for its research resources awards in humanities and social science. These help collection and information professionals develop library and archive material for humanities and social science researchers. Projects must have the potential to make a significant difference to health research in the humanities and social science. Applicants must be collection or information professionals working in a publicly-accessible library, archive, museum or digital repository based in the UK or the Republic of Ireland. Applicants may work by themselves or with other professionals or academic researchers at one or more organisation. Collaborations are welcomed between libraries and archives where there is related and complementary material, and where skills, resources and expertise can be shared. Two or more organisations can either work together jointly or one organisation can lead.
Closing date: 8th April 2020

GCRF 'Conflict Intersections' Global Partnership Development Awards: Prevention and Resilience at the Intersections between Conflict, Fragility and Wider Development Challenges and Risks
** COMING SOON** The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), on behalf of UKRI, is planning to announce a new funding call in early 2020 for Partnership Development awards under the Global Challenges Research Fund's Collective Programme. This call will support the development of equitable partnerships and an interdisciplinary community to explore the intersections between conflict and fragility (SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions & GCRF Conflict portfolio) and wider development challenges (and other SDGs and GCRF portfolios) such as health, environmental resilience, sustainable cities and food systems, as well as cross-cutting development issues such as gender, inequalities, poverty reduction and sustainable livelihoods.
Closing date: 1st May 2020

Health Technology Assessment Programme: Bipolar Disorder
The National Institute for Health Research invites stage 1 applications for its commissioned call under the health technology assessment programme. This supports primary research for the evaluation of interventions to improve the detection, management or treatment of people across the whole age range with symptoms of bipolar disorder, a diagnosis of bipolar disorder or at risk of bipolar disorder. 
Closing date: 6th May 2020

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