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Community Activities Funding
The Digital Social Research Community Activities Funding scheme aims to provide researchers with funds to support ideas exchanges, training in digital social research tools and methods, outreach events and partnerships. There are three types of funds:
- Partnerships – joint activities, including the facilitation of Social Scientists studying e-Science projects.
- Visitors – Supports exchanges, prioritising linking across investments and mobility of ‘Research Technologists’ for whom other programmes are unsuitable, building on past programmes.
- Training and Events – materials and support including engagements with other relevant project such as National Centre for Research Methods and Digital Economy.
Funds can be use to cover a wide variety of activities relating to the above such as: travel and subsistence for visits and speakers, and events, consulting fees for researchers to complete projects relating to one of the three activities listed above. Travel costs covered by the grant must adhere to the standards laid out by University of Oxford.
Who can apply?
Any project where the principal investigator is based at a UK Higher Education Institute (HEI). We aim to fund projects that advance the aims of Digital Social Research and welcome applicants from outside our existing investments.
Before submitting your proposal, you are advised to read the full project aims at http://www.digitalsocialresearch.net/wordpress/about-2
How much can we apply for?
Funding is available of around £5000 per application. Grants are paid in arrears via invoice after projects are complete and the Directorate office at the Oxford e-Research Centre receives a satisfactory final report.
What must we show when applying?
All applications must demonstrate:
a) How will the application support the overall aims and objectives of the Digital Social Research programme
b) impact and relevance to the broader social science community to promote innovation in digital research tools and methods.
c) timely outcomes and deliverables.
d) justification of the funds requested
What will the scheme not fund?
The funding scheme will not fund salaries, equipment, indirect costs or estates.
When can we apply?
This is an open call and applications will be considered at anytime. However, we advise applying early because funds are limited.
When must work be complete?
All projects must be completed, and claims for grant payment submitted with final reports, format to be confirmed at the point of award, by the end of March 2013. Work must be completed to a satisfactory standard before grant will be released.
How is the scheme provided?
The scheme is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and is managed by the National Strategic Directorate for e-Social Science (NSDeSS). Applications will be assessed by the directorate based on their merits within the mandate of the Digital Social Research Programme. All funds are distributed and managed by the University of Oxford.
Please return completed applications to:
Dr. Megan Meredith-Lobay
Digital Social Research
Oxford e-Research Centre
7 Keble Road
Tel: +44(0)1865 610744
Fax: +44(0)1865 610612