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Highlight notice for cross-disciplinary research from AHRC

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This Highlight Notice aims to encourage research networking applications which explore innovative areas of cross-disciplinary enquiry that straddle the remits of the AHRC and other Research Councils and which involve significant boundary-crossing engagement and exchange between arts and humanities researchers and researchers/ practitioners in emerging areas of science and technology (broadly defined, including social science, engineering…

Science Summit: Making an Impact

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Science Summit: Making an Impact will support universities and research institutions in their strategies to achieve excellence and to deliver economic growth on an institutional, local and international level. “The Government responded to Sir Andrew Witty’s review by making a long term commitment to supporting universities in their mission to deliver economic growth. All too…

Department of Health invites tenders for 5 SBRI healthcare competitions

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The National Health Service England and the Academic Health Science Networks have opened multiple new SBRI competitions with a total of £2.5m funding available in Phase 1 to develop technologies and innovative solutions that can provide better health outcomes in the areas of: Innovation in child and adolescent mental health Improving care of diabetic foot…

‘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…

EPSRC invites expressions of interest for Future Manufacturing Fellowships

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The Manufacturing the Future Theme is looking to establish a number of Fellowships for the Future of Manufacturing that will act as a response to the Manufacturing Foresight report. They will focus on manufacturing research opportunities around the key technologies that are expected to facilitate change in how products are designed, made, offered and ultimately used by…

What Works Wellbeing – Pre-Call Announcement and Workshop Registration

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The ESRC will be inviting applications for its What Works Wellbeing Programme on 29 October 2014.  Key dates Full guidance on how to apply for this call – 29 October 2014 Applicant workshop (Birmingham) – 5 November 2014 Application deadline – 16.00 on 2 December 2014 Interviews for shortlisted applicants (London) – 11 February 2015…

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…

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…