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This page details the application processes and timelines for Internal Research Funds that are available at Edinburgh Napier University. 


Non-Credit Bearing (NCB) CPD Short Course Development Fund (2021-22)​


The Research, Innovation and Enterprise Office has launched an internal call to support the strategic growth of our portfolio of non-credit bearing (NCB) CPD short courses and will be funding the development of new courses. The intention is for these courses to become a permanent feature of our portfolio and run at least once a year. The courses will demonstrate the breadth and strength of our institutional expertise.


It is an open funding call and the development of these new courses will deliver on the strategic research and innovation objectives and KPIs, outlined in the “Shaping Our Future” ​strategy, launched by VP Research, Innovation and Enterprise, Professor Nick Antonopoulos, in AY21/22.


The total funding pot is £15,000. There is no cap on the request for funding but it is expected to be in line with the duration of the course. Depending on the nature of the course, on average, one day of delivery time would equate to three days of development time.


How to Apply:

It is anticipated the next round of funding applications will open and be invited from November 2022.

Further details and guidance notes about the application process and timelines for submission will be announced soon.


For any enquiries about this fund, contact: Head of CPD & Consultancy, Matthew Burdge at m.burdge@napier.ac.uk



Researcher Development Fund 2021/22


The Researcher Development Fund Competition offers awards of up to £1,500 to support researchers who are pro-actively identifying their own development needs and that of the research community and culture. 

Funding is available for initiatives which support personal, professional and career development for researchers.  Awards are intended to enable doctoral students and early career research staff to initiate, design, manage and deliver new professional development activities for their peers which will in turn develop the skills and experience needed to progress their own careers. Collaborative applications are encouraged. 


Timeline

  • Monday 10 October 2022 – Competition opens for applications 
  • Monday 21 November 2022 – deadline for applications 
  • w/c 12 December 2022 – Successful Candidates will be notified 
  • 9 January – 31 July 2023 – Carry out projects/initiatives
  • 31 July 2023 – Deadline for completing spend for projects/initiatives 

For further information and questions, please contact rieevents@napier.ac.uk 


Information session

An online information session will be held on Monday 31 October 2022, from 1-2pm. This will cover types of projects funded in the past, selection criteria for the funding, and timelines for projects. There will also be a chance to ask questions about the funding. Click here to sign up >




Public Engagement Fund 2021/22

The Public Engagement Forum invites applications from academic and research staff as well as postgraduate research students for funding of up to £1,500 with the aim of extending the opportunity for dialogue between Edinburgh Napier University’s research culture and the wider community. The key criterion for funding is that the proposed activity will creatively engage the public with your research.


Preference will be given to activities with the potential to engage with areas of multiple deprivation​ and / or are innovative in their approach, but any activities that are likely to have a positive impact on the public’s perception and understanding of research at Edinburgh Napier University will receive serious consideration. Activities that merely showcase or advertise your work will be given low priority. 


This funding round has now closed for this year.


For further information, please contact Dawn Smith, Head of Public Engagement.

To discuss potential projects, please contact your School Public Engagement Lead:​

Business School

Louise Todd

l.todd@napier.ac.uk

SACI

Kirstie Jamieson

k.jamieson@napier.ac.uk

SAS

Clare Taylor

cl.taylor@napier.ac.uk

SEBE

Luigi La Spada

l.laspada@napier.ac.uk

SHSC

Stephen Smith

Ste.smith@napier.ac.uk

SoC

Tom Flint

t.flint@napier.ac.uk


​Public Engagement Interdisciplinary Fund 2021/22

The Public Engagement Forum invites applications from academic and research staff as well as postgraduate research students for larger interdisciplinary projects with the aim of extending the opportunity for dialogue between Edinburgh Napier University’s research culture and the wider community. The key criterion for funding is that the proposed activity will creatively engage the public with your research


Projects must actively involve researchers from at least two Schools. Preference will be given to activities with the potential to engage with areas of multiple deprivation (https://www.gov.scot/collections/scottish-index-of-multiple-deprivation-2020/) and/or are innovative in their approach, but any activities that are likely to have a positive impact on the public’s perception and understanding of research at Edinburgh Napier University will receive serious consideration. Activities that merely showcase or advertise your work will be given low priority.  Each School will hold its own panel to discuss applications, with no fewer than three members of the Public Engagement Forum.  


This funding call will be launched in early December 2021, with a deadline in late January 2022. Applicants to be notified of a decision in February.


​For further information, please contact Dawn Smith, Head of Public Engagement (d.smith4@napier.ac.uk).

To discuss potential projects, please contact your School Public Engagement Lead:


Business School

Louise Todd

l.todd@napier.ac.uk

SACI

Kirstie Jamieson

k.jamieson@napier.ac.uk

SAS

Clare Taylor

cl.taylor@napier.ac.uk

SEBE

Luigi La Spada

l.laspada@napier.ac.uk

SHSC

Stephen Smith

Ste.smith@napier.ac.uk

SoC

Tom Flint

t.flint@napier.ac.uk

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