Many of you may know that SURF recently held an “Inspiring Research” Away Day. There is now a proposal form (closing date 21st October 2010) and information on how you can bid for funds to help develop Swansea’s interdisciplinary research culture here (http://www.cs.swan.ac.uk/~csharold/surf/btg/october2010/). (The fund total is £25k , so bids are typically expected to be lower than that).
The emphasis is on projects that will help us develop our research culture rather than on projects that will take forward specific areas of research. Examples of projects that SURF has supported in the past include cross-disciplinary visiting speaker series, the Research-as-Art competition, and research coaching scheme. (Future funding rounds will target seedcorn funding for specific interdisciplinary projects).
Initiatives may arise from the Away Day but it is not a requirement. The proposal guidelines are here (http://www.cs.swan.ac.uk/~csharold/surf/btg/october2010/guidelines.html). The proposal form and guidelines are linked from the SURF web page: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/research/surf/
We look forward to receiving your proposals!
The “Inspiring Research” Away Day was funded by the UKRC4SETWomen and SURF. The “Inspiring Research” funds are from the EPSRC BTG grant.
All best wishes, the SURF Board
Huw Bowen, Ele Fisher, Rich Johnston, Suzy Moody, Tavi Murray, Paula Row, Harold Thimbleby, Steve Williams
PS you can join SURF here: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/research/surf/JoinSURF/