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OpDA: Royal Society Funding

When Jun 16, 2016
from 11:30 AM to 01:30 PM
Where Postdoc Centre 16 Mill Lane Cambridge
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Founded in 1660, the Royal Society is the independent scientific academy of the UK, dedicated to promoting excellence in science. The Society's backbone is its Fellowship, which is made up of 1400 of the most eminent scientists, engineers and technologists from the UK and the Commonwealth.

The Society is an independent, charitable body and performs a number of roles including influencing policymaking, promoting public engagement with science and funding leading scientists.  Over £40 million is spent annually by the Royal Society across the grant-making schemes.

This session will deliver an overview of the Royal Society's funding schemes and will be relevant to final-year PhD students and researchers from post-doctoral level upwards working in the areas of life and physical sciences (excluding clinical medicine) and engineering. The session may be particularly valuable for early career researchers, although the full remit of the Society’s schemes will be covered.


The presentation will cover the following funding schemes:

Early Career Fellowship schemes: University Research Fellowships, Sir Henry Dale Fellowships, Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowships, Research Grants

Senior Fellowship schemes: Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowships, Wolfson Research Merit Awards, Research Professorships

Innovation Schemes: Industry Fellowships, Brian Mercer Feasibility Award, Brian Mercer Award for Innovation, Paul Instrument Fund

Research Capacity/Infrastructure Schemes: Wolfson Laboratory Refurbishment Scheme,

Collaboration and Travel schemes: International Exchanges Scheme, Newton International Fellowships

Newton Fund Schemes: Newton Advanced Fellowship, Newton Mobility Grants

Capacity Building Schemes: Royal Society-DFID Africa Capacity Building Initiative


A Light lunch will be provided. 

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