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DECRA 2015 Workshop
Jean Martin Room, Beryl Rawson
5 February 2014
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DECRA 2015 Workshop
Speakers:
• Alison Parsons, CASS Research Office
• Samuel Furphy, DECRA Fellow, CASS
• Matthew Spriggs, Professor of Archaeology
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Discovery Early Career Research Award:
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General overview
Major changes
Resources
Dates
Grant writing tips
Application strategies
ARC assessment process
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Funding:
• 3 years of salary and project funding which may
be spread over 3-6, post-award
• Salary funding of $94K pa will not cover full
salary
• Project funding of up to $40K pa
• Limit on travel budget of $50K
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Eligibility:
Up to 5-9 years from award of PhD, and you can
only apply twice
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Selection Criteria:
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40% - Project Quality and Innovation
10% - Feasibility and Benefit
35% - DECRA Candidate
15% - Research Environment
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Resources:
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Funding Rules and Instructions to Applicants
CASS intranet
Heads of School, mentors, fellow applicants
The Research Office
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Major Changes:
• Impact Statement
• Project Description now 8 pages (YAY!)
• Two new headings in Project Description:
– “DECRA Candidate”
– “Management of Data”
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Impact Statement
• Research impact is the demonstrable contribution that
research makes to the economy, society, culture,
national security, public policy or services, health, the
environment, or quality of life, beyond contributions to
academia.
• Please provide a statement outlining the intended impact
of the proposed research which addresses this definition
of research impact.
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DECRA Candidate
• Describe how you will ensure that you
have the time and capacity to undertake
the proposed research, taking into account
any other grants or roles that you hold.
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Management of Data
• Outline plans for the management of data
produced as a result of the proposed
research, including but not limited to
storage, access and re-use arrangements.
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Dates:
• 26 February – deadline for full draft incl. budget and
Authority to Apply
• 12 March - requests not to assess
• 19 March – CASS deadline for compliance checks
Work on different sections of the application in parallel:
RMS form and text sections, esp. Part D
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Grant Writing Tips
Clear, direct writing
What, why and how?
Interrelationships within the form:
The idea is to construct one story
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ARC assessment process
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Selection of assessors
ARC College of Experts
Assessments and rejoinder process
Outcomes announced in September/October
Feedback
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Application Strategies:
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Peer review
Head of School
Use of the Research Office
Professional editing
Feedback
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Speakers:
• Alison Parsons, CASS Research Office
• Samuel Furphy, DECRA Fellow, CASS
• Matthew Spriggs, Professor of Archaeology
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DECRA 2015 Workshop
Speakers:
• Alison Parsons, CASS Research Office
• Samuel Furphy, DECRA Fellow, CASS
• Matthew Spriggs, Professor of Archaeology
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Questions?
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