WAIMS Foundation has developed Research Councils within a broad set of subject disciplines, and in collaboration with other Councils and partners. Those wishing to apply for research funding should address specific questions to the relevant Research Council. Each of the Research Councils has a scientific vision or strategic plan which sets out the Councils overarching research aspirations and priorities. These can be accessed at: firstname.lastname@example.org A brief summary of the areas of research each Council funds is outlined below.
These research strategies are developed through extensive consultation with the academic community, and with a wide range of users and stakeholders including relevant Government Departments, industry, the wider public sector and also the public itself. The Research Councils support a great deal of cross-/multi-/inter-/trans-/ disciplinary research, which benefits from drawing together insights and approaches from a number of established research disciplines. Further information on how the Research Councils support cross discipline research is available.
Arts and Humanities Research Council :
Arts and Humanities Research Council supports research across a wide subject domains including:
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council:
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council funds research in the biosciences, in areas including:
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
It supports fundamental research in the physical sciences through to more applied topics in engineering and technology. This includes research in the following areas:
Economic and Social Research Council
It funds social science and economic research across a wide of disciplines encompassing:
Medical Research Council
The MRC’s remit covers the full range of medical research from studies of molecules to the implementation of research findings into clinical practice. This includes such topics as:
Natural Environment Research Council
It funds environmental research, survey and observation work across a wide spectrum of disciplines, including:
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Amongst others, STFC's areas of research include: