Northumbria Research Support

How research into different types of evidence create impact…


and is used to develop and improve key services. Dr Sarah Morton of the University of Edinburgh who did her PhD on how research impact occurs and how it can be assessed looks at the range of ways that research can be used through different mechanisms to make a difference and suggests key ways for improving research use. The article…

Bright Club – The Thinking Persons Comedy Night

Bright club

Fancy engaging new and exciting audiences? Want to polish your performance and presentation skills? Get your research out in the open through the medium of stand up at Bright club – the thinking person’s comedy night. After three years of successful shows, Bright Club Newcastle returns to The Stand on the 18th of November at…

Vitae’s practical support for research staff

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Northumbria University is committed to the Concordat  to Support the Career Development of Researchers which aims to improve the employment and support for researchers in UK Higher Education.The University has an Action Plan to ensure that our commitment is turned into tangible policies, activities and support for researchers at Northumbria. Vitae leads on the management…

Alona Welby

As part of its growing impact toolkit, the ESRC has published some top tips for impact. These are definitely worth a read if you are thinking about how to embed impact and extend the reach of your research through international projects. The tips were written by Northumbria’s very own Professor Irene Hardill. The webpage also gives a link to her presentation on ‘Achieving Impact – Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH) in Horizon 2020′ which is very useful for those thinking about applying to Horizon 2020. You can also contact Lucy Jowett, the Research Impact Manager if you have any impact-related queries.

Food security and sustainable agriculture – Horizon 2020 information day


The European Commission is holding an information day on the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2 – Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the Bioeconomy – on Friday 21 November 2014 in Brussels. This will be an opportunity to hear more about the content and focus of the upcoming…

The British Council invites proposals for Newton institutional links

Newton Fund

Newton institutional links supports the development of research and innovation collaborations between the UK and partner country institutions (Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines and Vietnam) at the group, departmental or institutional level, as well as the commercial and non-profit sector. Each proposal must have one principal applicant from the UK and one from…

David Young

Andy Pearce will be available next Tuesday, 21st October, between 2-5pm in Ellison D106 for any staff from Engineering and Environment to discuss existing grant applications or future funding opportunities. See this post for details as well as a full list of forthcoming drop-in sessions. (Sadly, I won’t be able to join Andy on this occasion, but will be back on the 28th as usual.)