Northumbria Research Support



The International competition in science engagement is back for another great year of head to head communicating.  Providing researchers in academia and industry the chance to engage a wide public audience, FameLab is a great way to get your research out there. Previous winners have gone on to travel the globe, and appear on radio…

Kerri Jude

What do research staff do next?

Vitae, in collaboration with Naturejobs and other partners, are investigating the careers of research staff who moved from research posts in European higher education institutions to other employment sectors.
The aim is to develop a better understanding of how these researchers transition, what careers do they have and their reflections on the transition process and current career paths.

Although some knowledge of the first few years of researchers’ career paths after their doctoral degree has been gained through Vitae’s ‘What do researchers do?’ series, very little is known about subsequent career stages, particularly for those who were initially employed as researchers in higher education. This project will examine how and why early career researchers who have been employed in postdoctoral positions leave higher education and enter other occupations.

If you are interested in this project you can find more information here.


Kerri Jude

MSCA RISE: Information Event in London

UKRO will be running an information event for the 2015 Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) scheme for the upcoming call in January. The event aims to provide an in-depth overview of the scheme and will take place on the 22 January 2015 at London South Bank University.

Participation is free and places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. For further information and to register please visit the UKRO site.


International Partnership and Mobility Scheme

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The British Academy is now inviting applications to its International Partnership and Mobility (IPM) Scheme 2014-15. The Scheme intends to strengthen research capacity/capability, with all partners gaining from the collaboration, and to initiate the development of long-term, links between the UK and overseas scholars whilst also encouraging an intra-regional exchange of expertise and knowledge sharing.…

E&E Research Funding Drop-In Session: 9th December, 2-5pm, Ellison D106

There are years that ask questions and years that answer by theunquietlibrarian CC BY-NC 2.0

Do you have a question about a research funding proposal or want to discuss ideas for funding? Barry Errington and I will be available on Tuesday, 9th December, between 2-5pm in Ellison D106 for any staff from the Faculty of Engineering and Environment to discuss research proposals in development or future funding opportunities. You can either…

Horizon 2020: Energy Efficiency Call Summaries

Wärmedämmung mit Hohlräumen / Thermal insulation with cavities

The Horizon 2020 Energy Efficient Buildings Call 2015 is making up to €62M available for research,development, and coordination activities to intensify the drive to energy neutral buildings by 2020: “By the end of 2020 (2018 for buildings occupied and owned by public authorities), all new buildings should comply with the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive obligations and…

Open Access Pathfinder Workshop Report

OA Pathfinder 4

At the end of October our Jisc-funded Open Access Pathfinder project, in collaboration with the Pathfinders led by the University of Hull and Coventry University, ran a full-day workshop on How to be innovative in Open Access with limited resources. Participants The event brought together representatives from 5 universities, most of which fall under the…