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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Finding Funding for Pedagogic Research

David and I recently presented at the Pedagogic Research Day, I’ve uploaded our presentation on ‘Finding Funding for Pedagogic Research’  to Slideshare. You can view it below. The presentation looked at funders with a particular interest in education with links to their website and examples of a couple of  previously funded projects. Also, the University subscribes to…

New National Centre for University-Business Partnerships

HEFCE and the Council for Industry and Higher Eduction announced this week a new National Centre for Universities and Business. The centre, funded by HEFCE initially, aims to increase university-business collaborations in order to improve economic growth. According to the HEFCE announcement: The centre will publish an annual ‘State of the relationship report’ which is…

Research Funding on Coastal Vulnerability and Freshwater Security

The Belmont Forum and the G8 Heads of Research Councils are jointly calling for research projects on coastal vulnerability and freshwater security. UK participation in this multilateral scheme is coordinated by NERC and ESRC. It’s worth noting that different eligibility requirements apply depending on your disciplinary background: from the social sciences any researcher eligible for…

New REF FAQs

In case there weren’t enough acronyms in the title for you, HEFCE (Higher Education Funding Council for England) have published answers to a new set of FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) on the REF (Research Excellence Framework. They’re available here: HEFCE REF FAQs The updates include information on the definition of “independent research” for early career…

Expanding Access to Published Research Findings – Report Published

The report of the Working Group on Expanding Access to Published Research Findings chaired by Dame Janet Finch has been published. This recommends a programme of action to enable more people to read and use the publications arising from research.  Better, faster communication of research results will bring benefits for public services and for economic…