What is the SAGES Small Grants Scheme (SSGS)?
The SAGES Small Grants Scheme (SSGS) has the capacity to allocate small amounts of flexible funding to support requests from SAGES members to raise the visibility of SAGES members research and/or facilitate SAGES community building. Examples of areas for which funds may be provided include: meeting/conference expenses, equipment for purchase/hire, sample analyses, access to data and ad hoc assistance, requests to host workshops, networking events, provision of access to knowledge/techniques. SAGES strongly encourages non-air travel within Europe. Other request will be considered, but should be discussed in advance with a member of the SAGES Research and Innovation Committee (RICOM).
*Please note, travel/conference expenses requests will only be considered from Early Career Researchers (ECR’s), For the purposes of the SSGS, ECR’s are defined as SAGES members who are within 4 years of PhD completion at the time of application.
- The maximum amount that any individual can be allocated in any one funding round will be: £750 for meeting/conference expenses*, equipment purchase/hire, sample analyses, access to data and ad hoc assistance; £1750 if applying to host a workshop or up to a maximum of £2500 if you are applying for access to ‘cutting edge’ knowledge or techniques.
- Applicants must be a SAGES member.
- Preference will be given to applicants able to demonstrate additionality – having sourced some funds from elsewhere (non-SAGES funds).
- Applications are limited to one per member, per call.
*Please note, travel/conference expenses requests will only be considered from Early Career Researchers (ECR’s), SAGES strongly encourages non-air travel within Europe. For the purposes of the SSGS, ECR’s are defined as SAGES members who are within 4 years of PhD completion at the time of application.
Please complete and submit the online Application to the SAGES Small Grants scheme by the agreed deadline.
Applications will be assessed by a sub-group of the SAGES RICOM. Applicants will be notified by email as soon as possible after the relevant RICOM assessments have been completed (Usually within 4 weeks of application deadline). No detailed feedback will be provided and the decision of RICOM will be final.
Recipients of funds will be required to provide a brief account of the way the funds have been used, and where appropriate SAGES may also request that an article for the SAGES website be provided and/or a short webinar given. This information will need to be delivered within one month of the completion of the funded activity.
Deadline for SSGS round eleven applications: 17:00 on 02 March 2023.
SSGS application process and deadlines
1st call for applications 23 August 2016. Application deadline 11 October 2016.
2nd call for applications 26 April 2017. Application deadline 26 May 2017.
3rd call for applications 12 December 2017. Application deadline 24 January 2018.
4th call for applications 04 June 2018. Application deadline 20 July 2018.
5th call for applications 05 December 2018. Application deadline 01 February 2019.
6th call for applications 15 January 2020 with a deadline of 28 February 2020.
7th call for applications 15 June 2020 with a deadline of 22 July 2020.
8th call for applications 02/02/21 with a deadline of 16 March 2021.
9th call for applications 17/11/21 with a deadline of 06 January 2022.
10th call for applications 09/06/22 with a deadline of 01 August 2022.
11th call for applications 02/02/23 with a deadline of 02 March 2023.