- Date and time
- Mon, 16 December 2019 - Mon, 16 December 2019
- 13:30 - 19:30 GMT
The Nuffield Foundation funds social research at universities and other organisations across the UK – last year we awarded research grants totalling £13 million. We want to encourage funding proposals from new applicants, and as someone whose research interests align with our funding priorities, we thought you would be interested in attending this event. The seminar will be an opportunity for you to meet members of our senior team and hear first-hand from academics we have funded. You will be able to find out more about what we are looking for in funding applications and how we work with our grant-holders to help them maximise the impact of their research.
The seminar will be followed by a reception featuring a keynote speech from Sir Ian Diamond – recently appointed the UK’s National Statistician – introduced by our Chair, Sir Keith Burnett and followed by audience questions and discussion. The focus for discussion will be the challenges and opportunities for research in Scotland and the wider UK. We hope to be joined by representatives from the wider social policy and research community for this section of the day.
About our funding opportunities
Our research portfolio spans three broad domains – education, welfare and justice – as well as issues that cut across these. We have two deadlines for applications each year, in March and September. In addition, we have recently launched a £15 million Strategic Fund for ambitious, interdisciplinary research projects that will address some of the most important challenges facing UK society and the public policy agenda in the next decade. Our priorities and approach are set out in our strategy, with more detailed information in our guide for applicants.
- Sir Ian DiamondNational Statistician
- Sir Keith BurnettChairNuffield Foundation
- Royal Society of Edinburgh
- 22-26 George Street
- EH2 2PQ