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Incubation Programme - Current Funding Competition

 

The Incubation Programme for 2009-10 is now closed; no more awards will be made.

 

Objective

To support small scale activities of an inter- or post-disciplinary nature consonant with the overall aims and objectives of the IAS and likely to lead to an application for external research funding, significant publications, or other useful outcomes, including especially local capacity building.

 

Suitable activities

Public lectures, external speakers, seminar series, one- or two-day workshops or research networks exploring themes from an inter- or post-disciplinary perspective. Funding for one-off events is not normally given. Activities should be completed by 30 June 2010 and all claims for financial reimbursement made by Friday 23 July 2010. A report on outcomes is an essential part of the incubation programme procedure.

 

Selection criteria

Bids should comprise a coherent programme drawing on themes of an inter-, trans- or post-disciplinary nature that will encourage bridge-building between cultural, social, political, economic and management studies and involving colleagues from more than one department within Lancaster. Applicants are advised to pay attention to the selection criteria, including the IAS's definition of interdisciplinarity in the Lancaster context. Each bid should be costed as well as intellectually justified and should be accompanied by the application pro-forma. Applicants are encouraged to consult the Director or Deputy Director in advance of submitting a bid.

 

Maximum funding per bid

The maximum amount awarded to any one bid will not normally exceed £2,500. Lower bids are especially welcome. The total funding pot available in 2008-09 is £3,980.

 

Closing date

Wednesday 25 November 2009.

 

Application process

Applicants should apply using the Incubation Project application form paying close attention to the guidance notes provided with it. Completed applications should be sent both electronically and in hard copy to Michaela Scott, C16, Institute for Advanced Studies, County South.

 

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