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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…

TSB: High Value Manufacturing Strategy Published

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…

EPSRC Regional Meetings: Slides Now Available

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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…

Finding Research Funding: New Training Opportunity!

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…

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…