Northumbria Research Support

Guidance

Guidance, advice and analysis on specific research funding issues.

Interested in Innovative Training Networks?

Innovative Training Networks (ITNs) are part of the Marie Sklowdowska-Curie Actions in Horizon 2020. ITN funding supports networks of universities, research organisations as well as potentially industry partners to run training networks and joint doctoral programmes. The current call for proposals is open with a deadline of 13 January 2015. UKRO subscribers can access presentations from information sessions…

Fast Track to Innovation – Horizon 2020 Pilot Funding

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The European Commission will launch a new “Fast Track to Innovation” (FTI) pilot scheme in Horizon 2020. This will be a new activity for 2015-16 which aims to nurture trans-disciplinary and cross-sectoral cooperation to promote close-to-the-market innovation activities. The aim is to: reduce time from idea to market, stimulate the participation of first-time applicants to EU research…

‘Peer Review: The Nuts & Bolts’ – Free Workshop

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Find out about peer review. Debate challenges to the system. Discuss the role of peer review for scientists and the public. Sense About Science is running a workshop for early career researchers at the University of St Andrews, Fife, Scotland on Friday 21st November 2014, 2pm – 5pm (followed by a drinks reception). Peer Review: The Nuts and Bolts is a free half-day workshop…

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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.

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…

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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…