LIAS engages with local, national and international communities and strategic partners to provide collaborative and interdisciplinary opportunities. We are open to new ideas and methodologies that address real-world challenges through research, and offer varied support for projects to come to fruition. There are currently no thematic priorities.
Three pump-priming schemes and a Visiting Fellowship Scheme run throughout the academic year (September – July). Awarded projects must have a Leicester-based academic lead and core team, however the involvement of wider academic and/or non-academic partners is welcomed.
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The Pioneering Partnerships scheme offers up to £6,000 to develop existing and ambitious challenge-led collaborations with clear trajectory pathways. Awarded projects should prepare the way for others to join and follow, and will demonstrate recognition of legacy building.
Into the City
Up to £3,000 is offered to successful applications to support co-created interdisciplinary partnerships with collaborators in the city of Leicester. We are especially keen to support projects with an innovative public engagement and impact remit. This scheme has a rolling deadline.
LIAS Seed Corn
This scheme provides up to £1,000 support to foster and develop new and untested interdisciplinary ideas, events and newly formed collaborations and partnerships. This scheme has a rolling deadline.
LIAS Fellowship Scheme
The annual Fellowship Scheme builds and nurture sustainable collaborations between designated University of Leicester based hosts and high-calibre academics from different institutions around the globe. Expected interdisciplinary outcomes and outputs include; grant applications, journal submissions, seminars/conferences and events in host department. Awarded Fellows must have a PhD, and need a designated University of Leicester based host to apply.
Up to £8,000 is offered to support:
- return travel
- incurred visa expenses
- required COVID-19 testing costs
- reasonable subsistence
- research costs
University of Leicester based colleagues wishing to host a Fellow should arrange to meet with a member of the LIAS team in the first instance, and should review the documentation for applications and eligible funding.
Interested applicants should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or to seek support in collaborating with a designated host.
LIAS is accepting applications for the academic year 2023/24 (deadline: October 24 2023) and 2024/25 (deadline: October 24 2024).