Deadline: 30th September and 1st February
Research Network Grants are intended to help facilitate interactions between groups of researchers that will lead to the development of proposals for Research Council thematic programmes and/or Discovery Science grants. Proposals addressing policy relevant work are also encouraged. It is expected that awards will typically have a value of approximately £2000.
The BSG does not wish to be proscriptive in setting out the types of activities that will be supported, the key element of the scheme is to use the support to pump-prime larger scale work that will raise the profile of geomorphology within the broader Environmental Sciences. Eligible costs would normally include such items as travel, meeting room hire, the purchase of data, etc. As with other BSG grants, applicants are advised that the Society does not make awards on a full economic costing basis, and that the following costs are not eligible: salaries, core funding or overheads to institutions, bench fees, charges to access laboratory facilities at your home institution or conferences. Applicants should outline the full cost of the research, taking care to fully justify any resources requested from the BSG. Particular attention should be paid to justifying requests for subsistence (e.g., during meetings) – the BSG is only likely to offer partial support for subsistence, taking into account the normal costs of living. Applicants are also required to provide details of how any additional costs associated with the project (i.e. those not requested from the Society) will be met, indicating how the request for support relates to any existing projects. Value may be added to proposals if applicants can demonstrate matched or partial funding from other sources.
All successful applicants are required to
- acknowledge BSG (Wiley) support where relevant (publications and conferences),
- provide a written report to the Reports Officer for the website,
- regard Earth Surface Processes and Landforms as the primary outlet for publication of papers and special issues,
- claim their awards within 6 months of notification, otherwise the BSG reserve the right to withdraw the grant award.