Research funding sources

August 13, 1999

Each week this section lists funds available for academic researchers. Details should be submitted to research@thesis.co.uk LONDON MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY

www.lms.ac.uk

Support of joint research groups

Provides support for groups of mathematicians, working in at least three different locations in the UK. The Society wishes to support research students and young postdoctoral mathematicians, and applications should indicate details of the extent to which they will be involved in the programme. Applications should be made by a nominated 'grant-holder' , who will be responsible for the use of the grant, and countersigned by a 'supporter' from each of at least two further institutions. (If none of the applicants is a member of the Society, the application must be countersigned by a member of the Society.) The maximum grant awarded is currently Pounds 1000; for this, at least four meetings a year should be held. Applications should be sent to the Executive Secretary at the Society's office (De Morgan House, 57-58 Russell Square, London WC1B 4HP). An application should take the form of a letter giving details of: the proposed activities; a list of participants in the group; a provisional budget indicating how any grant awarded is likely to be used. Documentation should run to at most three A4 pages. Deadlines: January 31, May 31 and August 31. Queries regarding applications can be addressed to the Meetings and Membership Secretary Dr N.M.J. Woodhouse (tel: 01865 7943; Email nwoodh@maths.ox.ac. uk) or to the Executive Secretary, Dr D.J.H. Garling (tel: 01223 337978; email d.j.h.garling@dpmms.cam.ac.uk)

TUBEROUS SCLEROSIS

ASSOCIATION

www.tuberous-sclerosis.org

Research Grants

As funds are limited, these grants are only given for research directly concerned with the rare genetic condition, tuberous sclerosis. It is therefore advisable to discuss any proposals first with the Research Coordinator, Ann Hunt, as this can save valuable time. Application forms and the terms of the grants are available on-line or can be obtained from the Research Coordinator. Deadlines: April 30, August 31 and December 31. Contact: Ann Hunt, Research Coordinator, Church Farm House, Church Road, North Leigh, Oxfordshire OX8 6TX.

Tel/Fax: 01993 881238, Email: research@tuberous-sclerosis.org

LIBRARY AND INFORMATION

COMMISSION

www.lic.gov.uk

Digital library research: a call

for proposals.

The Commission will consider proposals for full-scale projects carried out over one to three years, but would also welcome shorter projects of six months or less. Research on user needs and behaviour is welcomed, for example studies of how people use information in the digital environment and any barriers; information skills and appropriate and intuitive information delivery mechanisms. The Commission would also welcome proposals considering: Legal and ethical issues; Economics; Social, cultural, political and organisational impacts, including potential impacts, of digital information provision, and the implications for digital information provision of societal drivers. Proposers should bear in mind social, economic and political agenda and also take international developments into consideration. Copies of guidelines and application forms are available from the Commission's Awards Administration team at the address below. Guidelines are also available on the Web at: www.lic.gov. uk/grants/guide.html The application form is available for downloading as an Adobe Acrobat (.pdf ) file. Proposers should download an application form or obtain one from the Commission Awards Administration Team at the address below. Deadline: 12 noon on October 29. Contact: Digital Libraries Call, Library and Information Commission, 5th Floor, 19-29 Woburn Place, London WC1H 0LU; Tel: 0171 3 8702/8704; Fax: 0171 3 8701; Email: dlcall@lic.gov.uk For further information, contact: Adrienne Muir; Tel: 0171 3 8722; Email: adrienne.muir@lic.gov.uk

YORKSHIRE AGRICULTURAL

SOCIETY

www.yas.co.uk

Small Grants to Institutions

The YAS is open to applications from individuals in eligible institutions for small grants to support research relevant to agriculture, horticulture or the rural environment, preferably with direct regional importance to the North East of England. Normally (though not exclusively), only universities and other institutions in Yorkshire and the North East are eligible to apply. Grants are for a maximum of three years and are unlikely to exceed Pounds 10,000 for any one application. Deadlines: August 31, January 31. Contact: The Chief Executive, Yorkshire Agricultural Society, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 8PW; Tel: 01423 541000; Fax: 01423 541414; Email: info@yas.co.uk

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

www.nerc-bas.ac.uk/public/afi/

Antarctic Funding Initiative

Announcement of Opportunity

(Round 2)

The Antarctic Funding Initiative (AFI) seeks to encourage field-based research carried out in the normal British Antarctic Survey (BAS) operating area and using the unique logistic capabilities of the Survey. AFI offers opportunities to undertake projects embracing a wide range of terrestrial, marine and atmospheric science, to address problems of global and regional relevance. Please submit proposals on the outline bid form (which can be downloaded from the website). Send one hard copy of the outline bid to Awards and Training, NERC, Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1EU; and an electronic version to Dr David Peel, AFI Co-ordinator. Deadline: 17:00h on August 20. Address enquiries to: Dr David Peel, AFI Co-ordinator, British Antarctic Survey, HighCross, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0ET. Tel: 01223-221478; Fax: 01223-362616; Email: d.peel@bas.ac.uk A Planning Meeting, to which one member of each group submitting an outline proposal will be invited, will be held in Cambridge on September 14. All outline proposals will be circulated to those attending the meeting. It is expected that the deadline for full proposals will be early-January 2000, with a decision on funding by June 2000.

Funding listings are compiled by Sarah Knowles 0171 782 3225 Email: sarah.knowles@newsint.co.uk

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