New Foundations is a key driver in progressing our strategic priorities by enabling awardees to pursue research, networking or dissemination activities within and across the diversity of disciplines.

The scheme provides support for:

  • research actions;
  • the development of networks and consortia;
  • conference and workshop development; and
  • capacity building for interdisciplinary collaboration.

Through partnerships with researchers, diverse community organisations can bring new evidence and insights to enhance their services and impact for those that need them. The scheme also includes strands supported by government departments and agencies. In each of the past three years, a dedicated strand of the call has provided opportunities for researchers to work on important areas of policy, including global development, crime, creativity and children.

The 2024 New Foundations call is currently set to open on the 9th of May 2024. The associated documents will be available in the coming weeks.

We are delighted to announce that we will once again be offering strands 1a, 4, 4b, 10 and 15. We are also introducing two new strands; 1c and 17. Please see below for more detail.

The New Foundations 2024 scheme supports eligible researchers who intend to pursue research, networking and/or dissemination activities within and across a diversity of disciplines. Eligible applicants must, on the call deadline of 20 June 2024, hold a contract of sufficient duration with an eligible HEI or a recognised RPO to carry out the proposed research from the project start date (Q4 2024) until the project end date.

For more info and to apply see: https://bit.ly/49pimRF

AIM Review and Confirm Now Open

The issues identified last week, which affected the new AIM Review and Confirm (former second year extension) process, have been resolved. Services may now complete