Northumbria Research Support

David Young

Andy Pearce and I will be available next Tuesday, 28th 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.

What Works Wellbeing – Pre-Call Announcement and Workshop Registration


The ESRC will be inviting applications for its What Works Wellbeing Programme on 29 October 2014.  Key dates Full guidance on how to apply for this call – 29 October 2014 Applicant workshop (Birmingham) – 5 November 2014 Application deadline – 16.00 on 2 December 2014 Interviews for shortlisted applicants (London) – 11 February 2015…

University libraries encouraged to work with archives

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Research Libraries UK (RLUK) and The National Archives (TNA) have jointly commissioned the production of a guide to collaboration between the archive and higher education (HE) sectors. The guide will cover: The mechanics of partnership formation Sustaining collaborations An overview of HE funding opportunities A glossary of key academic terms and explanation of academic drivers…

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

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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.