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Women in Academia event, Northumbria, 17 June

Microphone by visual dichotomy CC BY 2.0

Women in Academia June 17th 11-1.30 Northumbria University (location tbc; lunch will be provided) ALL WELCOME. The role of women in academia continues to be a disputed, often troubling, and unsatisfactory subject.  On June 17th, Professor Reba Soffer and Professor Karen Ross will consider the paths they have travelled. They will discuss the particular issues…

Alona Welby

Today’s Guardian has an interesting piece in the Higher Education Network entitled “How to apply for research funding: 10 tips for academics“. There are useful tips and things to think about from funders, peer reviewers and academics. If you are new to bidding for research funding, take a look!


ESRC Inviting applications to join the Grant Assessment Panels


The Economic and Social Research Council are inviting applications to join their Grant Assessment Panels. Successful appointees will review funding applications from colleagues across the HE sector and make recommendations to the ESRC Committees that make final funding decisions. Applications close end of next week, 8th May at 5pm and the application form is pretty…

Social Media Research Conference at Newcastle Business School on Wednesday 6 May 2015

Further to the earlier blog post from Raffaele Filieri in Newcastle Business School, the final programme is now available for the Social Media Research Conference to be held at NBS on the 6th May. This event will take place from 9.30-13.00 in room 403 in City Campus East 1 at Northumbria University and features a range…

CROS and PIRLS national researcher surveys now open

cros and pirls

The University participates in two biennial national surveys of researchers – Careers in Research Online Survey (CROS) and Principal Investigators and Research Leaders Survey (PIRLS). The surveys, which are managed by Vitae and run through Bristol Online Surveys, gather anonymous data about working conditions, career aspirations and career development opportunities for research staff and research…

Sam King

NIHR are looking for additional expertise for the boards or panels of the following programmes:

  • Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) Programme
  • NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research (HD&SR) Programme
  • NIHR Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme

NIHR research programme boards and panels select the most important research questions to commission, and make funding recommendations on project applications.

Closing date for applications – 08 June 2015.

Further details and information on how to apply are available on the NIHR website