Northumbria Research Support


Guidance, advice and analysis on specific research funding issues.

Sam King

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.



Kerri Jude

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.)

The Innovative Training Networks scheme supports joint research training and/or doctoral programmes, implemented by European partnerships of universities, research institutions, industry (incl. SMEs) and other non-academic organisations. The research training programmes are intended to provide early stage researchers with excellent research skills, coupled with experience outside academia, hence developing their innovation capacities and employability prospects.
Further details and how to register for the event can be found here. Draft programmes can be found by selecting your preferred location above.

Alona Welby

If you are new to Northumbria or new to a research career at Northumbria, come along to a lunchtime workshop on Thursday this week from 12-1 to meet some of the research support contacts and learn about how they can support you. “An Introduction to Research Support at Northumbria” will be led by Research and Business Services and the Library Research Support team. As well as meeting key contacts, attendees will also gain an overview of the types of support available.

This workshop is aimed at academic staff who are new to Northumbria or new to research. To reserve a place, please click on the “Book a Place” box on the HR Researcher Development Programme page.


Alona Welby

If you are thinking about applying to Horizon 2020, take a look at this useful guidance document. It is designed for proposal evaluators but it is also useful for potential applicants to see how various “cross-cutting” issues, such as social sciences and humanities, the gender dimension, responsible research and innovation, public engagement etc. will be evaluated in Horizon 2020 proposals. It can be found on the Participant Portal.


Alona Welby

The ESRC has launched a new call for proposals for their early careers scheme, Future Research Leaders. This supports outstanding early career researchers to undertake excellent research and to develop their research and knowledge exchange skills. Proposals can be in any topic within the ESRC’s remit. Applicants can have up to a maximum of four years and four months postdoctoral experience and must have the support of their UK institution. Awards are worth up to £350,000 over 3 years at 100% FEC. The deadline is 20 January 2015.


Erasmus+ 2015 Call is Fast Approaching


Each year The European Commission publishes a Call for Proposals providing high-level details on programme eligibility, award criteria, budgets and application deadlines so that you can apply for funding for your projects. The 2015 Call is due to be published this month. Starting in October there will be several briefing events held which will be…

Marie Curie Initial Training Networks- Information and Proposal Writing Event in Manchester


In its capacity as UK National Contact Point (NCP) for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, UKRO will be running two information and proposal writing events for the 2015 Innovative Training Network (ITN) scheme, for which the call is currently open. The events aim to provide participants with an in-depth overview of the ITN scheme. Participants should gain a…

RBS Drop-In for Engineering and Environment: 9th September 2014 Ellison D106

Question Mark by Leo Reynolds CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

The next RBS drop-in session for the Faculty of Engineering and Environment will take place on Tuesday 9th September, from 2-5pm in Ellison Building D106. This is an excellent opportunity to discuss any research funding related questions. No booking is required. All Faculty staff are welcome, whether or not you’ve met us before and regardless of whether you’ve applied…