Monthly Archive: June 2012

Jun 29

Finding Funding for Pedagogic Research

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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 …

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Jun 29

New National Centre for University-Business Partnerships

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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 …

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Jun 29

TSB: High Value Manufacturing Strategy Published

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The Technology Strategy Board (TSB) has published its strategy for investing in the UK’s High Value Manufacturing sector: High Value Manufacturing Strategy: 2012-2015 The HVM sector is a major contributor to the global and UK economies, however increasingly globalisation has led to a shift in the manufacturing base to countries with lower labour costs. The …

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Jun 26

EPSRC Regional Meetings: Slides Now Available

You may recall back in early May, Sam and I attended the EPSRC Regional Meeting in Newcastle. The slides from the three presentations at the event are now available to view on the EPSRC website. I’ve included David Delpy’s presentation below: One of the interesting points made near the end of the presentation concerns the …

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Jun 22

Finding Research Funding: New Training Opportunity!

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If you want to find out how to search for and find funding opportunities which match your research interests quickly and efficiently, why not book onto one of our Finding Research Funding training sessions. This will give you a practical guide to setting up funding searches and alerts to make sure you find relevant opportunities …

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Jun 22

Research Funding on Coastal Vulnerability and Freshwater Security

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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 …

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Jun 22

New REF FAQs

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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 …

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Jun 20

Expanding Access to Published Research Findings – Report Published

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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 …

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Jun 18

Northumbria Research Forum: Connected Communities

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The next Northumbria Research Forum will take place on Monday 25th June 2012 in Room 012 (CCE1) NBS/School of Law at 10.30am.  The  Forum has been designed to provide a simple platform for staff to communicate their research to colleagues and to find out about cognate research that might be of interest.  Presentations are expected …

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Jun 14

Cyprus to have EU Presidency from 1 July 2012

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Cyprus will have the EU Presidency from 1 July to 31 December 2012, following on from the Danish Presidency. It is expected that the Cypriot presidency will include European research and innovation in its list of priorities, wishing to progress the development of programmes such as: Horizon 2020 (which is due to start on 1 January …

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