Sources for research funding

June 18, 1999

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Economic and Social Research Programme (ESCOR) Research Programme: Global Issues and

Poverty Elimination

DFID is now inviting proposals from

interested institutions to participate in this research Programme. The Programme

consists of three parts

designed: to elucidate the impact of globalisation on the structure of production, trade and labour markets; to explore the relationship between capital flows, development and poverty reduction including the impacts of debt relief and the effectiveness of the international institutional and regulatory framework; to understand the governance and


implications of

globalisation. An

expression of intention to bid for a research project or programme must be received by July 2 (by hard copy and/or email). Failure to register will mean that a bid cannot be

accepted. Deadline for bids: July 30. These should be sent to Mrs Alfreda Stirton, ESRMU, Department for International

Development (V558), 94 Victoria Street,

London SW1E 5JL. Any queries

concerning the bidding process should also be emailed to, or put to Alfreda Stirton (0171 917 0432) or

Susanna Moorehead (0171 917 0137).

Refer to the website for details on the

bidding process, the assessment and

selection criteria.



Program on Global

Security and


This initiative supports research and practice focusing on

interactions among

demographic changes, consumer demand, and environmental

factors in tropical coastal and marine

areas. Four research

questions are of

particular interest: (1) What are the specific socio-cultural and

institutional factors and processes that mediate the

relationship between population variables and coastal systems? (2) What adjustment mechanisms do

people use in

response to a

changing environment? (3) What are key economic factors that influence migration, fertility changes, and resource use? (4) What factors contribute to situations in which population changes coincide with positive changes in coastal and marine


Refer to the website for grantmaking guidelines. Send proposals to: Anu Kumar and Nick Salafsky, The

Initiative on Population Consumption and the Environment, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur

Foundation, 140 South Dearborn Street, Suite 1100, Chicago, IL 60603-5285, USA

Tel: (312) 726-8000 Fax: (312) 920-6258

General questions about the Foundation can be emailed to: Deadline: August 2.




Epidemiology Award 1999 for excellence in the long-term study of chronic disease.

This award is made for work that can

address any or all of the risk/protective

factors, the incidence and prevalence of the main pathological process or

complications. The Foundation will be

particularly pleased to receive applications which address the

interface of

epidemiology with

other disciplines eg surgery or social

studies. Applications are open to all

medical practitioners and non-medical

epidemiologists who are both resident and

practising in the UK. Entries from those in academic posts may only be from juniors; entries are welcome from people in any service post. The award is for Pounds 10,000. Half will be paid to the individual or to the members of a team, and half will be for use to further the award winners' project or research. Deadline: July 12. For full

details and application forms please contact: Claire Robson, The BUPA Foundation, 5th Floor, BUPA House, 15-19 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2BA Direct line: 0171 656 2303 Fax: 0171 656 25



1999 Research



In recognition of the role played by

research seminar groups in the creation of discussion

networks and of the value of such

networks to the social sciences, ESRC holds an annual Research Seminars Competition. Applications may be made from any field within ESRC's remit.

Seminar Groups are multi-institutional groups of academic

researchers and

others who meet

regularly to exchange information and ideas with the aim of

advancing work within their fields. These meetings will normally be organised on the basis of pre-circulated

papers. Where

appropriate, Seminar Groups should involve research users from

industry, Government departments, etc.

ESRC funding is

available to UK Higher Education Institutions and to independent

research institutes

approved by ESRC. Successful proposals will be funded for up to two years.

Applicants should

return the form plus six copies to: The

Registrar, The

Economic and Social Research Council,

Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon, Wiltshire SN2 1UJ. Deadline: July 19. Proposals sent by fax will not be accepted. Proposal forms and guidance notes can be downloaded from the website. If you have any questions about this competition please contact

Mohammed Quraishi on 01793 413050 or email:



Primary research into The Best Place for


Provision of Older

Patients: Day Hospital Compared with

Rehabilitation at Home. This topic has been identified as a priority by both the NHS Standing Group on Health Technology and Commissioned

Research Advisory Committee to the NHS Executive (West

Midlands). Briefing packs and application forms are available from: Kerry Barnes, R&D Directorate,

NHS Executive, 142 Hagley Road,

Birmingham, B16 9PA. Telephone: 0121 224 4628

Deadline: July 5.


UK/SA Science and Technology

Research Fund - call for proposals

The purpose of the

Research Fund is to support projects of

scientific excellence, thereby fostering

closer scientific links between the UK and the Republic of South Africa and also

contributing to the

future scientific and socio-economic

development of both

countries. Research proposals should

complement research being supported from normal funding

resources available in the two respective countries. Research proposals in the

following areas will be eligible: Biomedicine; Agriculture and Biotechnology; and


Protection and

Utilisation of Natural Resources. Further

information and

application forms are available from: The Projects & Exchanges Officer, The British Council, PO Box 1469, Cape Town, 8000, Tel: + (0)21 462 3921 Fax: + (0)21 462 3960 Email:; Michael

Johnson, International Directorate, Office of Science and

Technology, 1 Victoria Street, London SW1H 9ST Tel: +44 (0)171 1 2149 or +44 (0)171 1 6531 Fax: +44 (0)171 1 2143 Email: Forms may also be downloaded from the website.

Deadline: August 13.

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