...an ESRC Doctoral Training Centre

Call for proposals: 2015-16 Interdisciplinary Funding Competition

Wednesday 3 June 2015

This is relevant for any discipline that has a connection with the Social Sciences.

The SEDTC is now accepting applications for student-led interdisciplinary events. Funding is available for any cross disciplinary / interdisciplinary / multidisciplinary activities that involve SEDTC Researchers such as interdisciplinary seminar series, mini conferences or an exchange scheme (e.g. with other Doctoral Training Functions supported by a Research Council at one of the SEDTC’s institutions). However, as the ESRC is keen for DTC Researchers to come up with new ideas for interdisciplinary collaboration, relevant alternatives to the aforementioned suggestions are invited.
Although we welcome proposals from non-ESRC funded Doctoral Researchers, the activity must involve ESRC students. If your application for interdisciplinary funding is approved, the SEDTC Manager will advertise your activity across the SEDTC partner institutions.
The main conditions are as follows:
• All SEDTC students and institutions must be given the opportunity to take part in the planned activities. This includes the Universities of Kent, Reading, Royal Holloway and Surrey.
• The bulk of funding allotted must be used for ESRC funded students (not only current students but also pre-DTC ESRC funded students and grant/centre linked students funded by the ESRC). However, non-ESRC funded students can also be involved, as it could be conducive to promoting interdisciplinary work.
• A concise 1-2 page report must be submitted to the SEDTC manager within 4 weeks after the activity has taken place.  Photos and/or a video of the event are also welcomed, which would be posted on the SEDTC’s webpage.
• It is anticipated that costs may vary considerably, according to the type and scale of the proposed event; therefore we would expect proposals in the range of £500 to £5,000.

How to apply
• Send a 1-2 page proposal with detail on the following:
o What the activity will be and who will be the key organisers
o How it will promote interdisciplinary / multidisciplinary / cross disciplinary activities
o how you will include our partner institutions (Kent, Reading, Royal Holloway and Surrey) in the activity
o Possible outcomes as a result of the event
• Include an additional page on the budget giving detail on costs such as: venue hire, travel, catering, administration etc.
• Submit your proposal and any queries to Emma Dewhirst or Christine Espitalier-Noel: studentships@southeastdtc.ac.uk

Applications must be submitted by Friday, 4th December 2015 for events which will take place between January 2016 and 30th September 2016.

Email studentships@southeastdtc.ac.uk if you have any questions or require any additional information.