NCRM International Visitor Exchange Scheme (IVES)
The National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) is pleased to invite applications for the fourth round of its International Visitor Exchange Scheme (IVES).
IVES is aimed at enabling UK social scientists to engage with methods development internationally, in order to stimulate debate and develop ideas (with associated outputs) in relation to methodological innovation in the social sciences. The scheme provides for incoming and outgoing visiting scholar awards. The incoming visiting scholar awards are for noted overseas experts working at the forefront of key methodological areas to visit a UK centre of methodological excellence. The outgoing visiting scholar awards will enable early and mid-career researchers from the UK to visit a centre of methodological excellence outside the UK. Applications for both types of visitor exchange schemes must be submitted via a UK Higher Education Institution (HEI), either as the employer of the outgoing scholar, or the host of the incoming scholar.
The NCRM IVES awards are intended to provide flexible support for a programme of activity with the objective of advancing methodological understanding and practice in the social sciences. Activities which might constitute an IVES programme of activity include (but are not limited to): focussed research projects, development of collaborative research proposals, research events and seminars, the provision of training and related workshops.
There are no topic restrictions, but applications should address methodological innovation in one or more social science discipline. Proposals that directly address topics highlighted by the NCRM’s research needs consultation are particularly encouraged.
The deadline for receipt of applications is 31 January 2018. Successful grants will be announced at the end of February 2018 to start on or after 1 April 2018. Projects must be completed by 31 January 2019. Applications must be submitted by a UK Research Organisation eligible for Research Council Funding. The duration of the visits would normally range from 1 to 3 months, although there may be more than one visit per application. Applicants are encouraged to seek both institutional and additional funding from the partnering country. A maximum of £5000 per award is available.
Applications must be made by email and must be submitted with a letter of support from the head of the hosting department. The application process is detailed in the IVES guidance document.
• Call opens on Wednesday 1 November 2017
• Deadline for submitting proposals is at 16.00 on 31 January 2018
• Decisions to applicants by the end of February 2018
• Projects start on 1 April 2018
• Projects must be completed by 31 January 2019
Applicants wishing to discuss the IVES scheme should contact the NCRM International Activities Director Professor Tarani Chandola.