Jack Caswell, Assistant Head of Awards at the British Academy, will be at Northumbria on Friday 17 October. All interested Northumbria staff are welcome to attend a presentation from him at 2-3.30 in the Corry Room at Sport Central, Northumberland Road. It will be a great opportunity to get an overview of the work of the…
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The RBS Research team run a number of sessions in Northumbria’s HR Research Development Programme. We are running two “bite-size” sessions in the next few weeks which may be of interest to early career researchers and those in an early stage of thinking about research funding and research impact. Hints and Tips for Bid-Writing aims to…
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Our second drop-in session for members of staff in Arts, Design and Social Sciences will be held in Lipman Cafe 2-3.30 on 1st October. On hand will be the Faculty Research Funding and Policy Manager, a Business Development Manager and Pre-Award co-ordinator. Staff with a research idea, a draft application, an application nearing completion, a…
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We are excited to announce the annual visit from our European advisor as part of our subscription to the UK Research Office, the European office of the UK Research Councils. This year’s visit will be held on Monday 6th October when Dr Alex Berry will be at Northumbria. This is a great opportunity for staff to hear…
Andy Pearce and I will be in Pandon Building room 217 this afternoon (Tuesday 23rd September) from 2-5pm to discuss any and all research bidding issues as usual. See our main post for more details.
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If you have any questions about research funding, come along to the CCE1 staff room on the ground floor tomorrow, Wednesday 24 Sept from 2pm. Louise Wyers (the Pre-Award Co-ordinator for the Faculty of Business and Law) and I will available to talk about any aspect of research funding from finding a suitable fund to…
As part of the HR staff researcher development programme, we are running a bite-size session on Friday 26th September for ECRs. It will give early career researchers and academic staff who are in the early stages of a research career an overview of the research support available here at Northumbria. It will introduce key contacts in Research and Business Services and the Library Research Support team and will give an overview of some of the sources of research funding for ECRs and how to find them. There will also be information available on the Northumbria Early Career Researchers Forum. The session will be held from 12-1. Sign up through the HR research development page.
The Expert Advisory Group on Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 6 “Europe in a changing world – inclusive, innovative and reflective societies” has published its recommendations for the European Commission on the content of the next work programmes, which will detail the funding priorities and calls for 2016-2017. This is a particularly multi-disciplinary challenge with a strong role for contributions from social sciences and humanities. The recommendations suggest that the challenge should be designed as a more coherent programme focused on five inter-related thematic priorities which aim to develop a “Resilient Europe”. These are:
- Overcoming inequalities by developing Europe’s human and social capacities
- Facing the turbulence of regional and global changes
- Understanding Europe: the changing role of European culture and society
- Promoting a collaborative, creative and sustainable economy
- Building an open, engaging and innovative public sector
The Advisory Group suggests that these priorities should be seens as a flagship programme designed to support important and urgent research and innovation activities to be undertaken by Europe’s best researchers. The current more “piecemeal” approach is rather disparate and results in activities with less impact than intended.
The report also suggests that these areas could also be supported by other EU funding streams such as Marie Sklowdowska-Curie innovative training networks, Future and Emerging Technologies and some of the Industrial Leadership actions as well as education programmes. This would make more of a difference in achieving the overall aim of fostering greater understanding of a culturally and socially rich and diverse Europe.
To access the report click on the link and the click on the “Additional Information” tab. The report is at the top of the list.
Check out the new look NIHR website which brings all parts of the NIHR together into a more user friendly, stakeholder focused design.
The funding section lists all opportunities for funding research and career development opportunities, including how to apply and how NIHR can help.
The UK Research Office, in its capacity as UK National Contact Point for the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions, is holding information and proposal writing events on the 16 October & 22 October 2014. The events will be based in Manchester and London and are aimed at researchers who are interested in applying for the 2015 Innovative Training Networks call which opened on 02 September 2014 (closing date for applications is the 13 January 2015.)