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December 2014

John Rylands Research Institute Seed Corn Fellowships

(17 December 2014)

Seed Corn Funding (Call 3) is now open and applicants are invited to follow the processes listed below and apply to the Institute for this funding.


Application form and guidance notes:




What is Seed Corn Funding?

Seed Corn Fellowships within the John Rylands Research Institute are available to all academic staff at The University of Manchester. The grant amounts to a maximum of £5,000.

The allocation of a grant will take place after the assessment of an application form by the Steering Group of the Institute, which is advised by curators and experts from the relevant academic schools.

Applications are especially welcome in the areas of:

  • Revolutions in Print
  • Religions
  • Science
  • Medicine
  • Any other areas that have the potential to result in high-profile publications


Conditions of a Seed Corn Fellowship

Applications for a Seed Corn Fellowship should include:

  • Research proposal which includes vision, methodology, outputs and project costs
  • Outline of the sources to be researched and consulted during the project
  • Sustainability plan, including plans for grant capture
  • Curriculum vitae
  • List of relevant publications

Colleagues in receipt of Seed Corn funding are expected to contribute to the University’s training programme for postgraduate researchers.

Individual curators will support Seed Corn projects.