NCRM International Visitor Exchange Scheme (IVES)
The National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) is pleased to invite applications for the second round of its International Visitor Exchange Scheme (IVES) (see results of the first round here). 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 in the social sciences. The outgoing visiting scholar awards will enable early and mid-career researchers from the UK in the social sciences 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 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 29 July 2016. Successful grants will be announced at the beginning of September 2016 to start on or after 1 October 2016. Applications must be submitted by a UK Research Organisation eligible for Research Council Funding. This year, the NCRM expects to make approximately 6 awards of up to £5,000 each (3 for outgoing visiting scholars and 3 for incoming visiting scholars). 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.
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.
Applicants wishing to discuss the IVES scheme should contact the NCRM International Activities Director Professor Tarani Chandola.
- Call opens - 22 February 2016
- Deadline for submitting proposals - 16.00 on 29 July 2016
- Decisions to applicants - early September 2016
- Projects start - 1 October 2016