Vitae, in collaboration with Naturejobs and other partners, are investigating the careers of research staff who moved from research posts in European higher education institutions to other employment sectors.
The aim is to develop a better understanding of how these researchers transition, what careers do they have and their reflections on the transition process and current career paths.
Although some knowledge of the first few years of researchers’ career paths after their doctoral degree has been gained through Vitae’s ‘What do researchers do?’ series, very little is known about subsequent career stages, particularly for those who were initially employed as researchers in higher education. This project will examine how and why early career researchers who have been employed in postdoctoral positions leave higher education and enter other occupations.
If you are interested in this project you can find more information here.
Business & Law: Knowledge Transfer Partnership Workshop
Just a reminder that the next Business & Law Research and Enterprise Development Programme session : ‘Knowledge Transfer Partnership Workshop’ is being held by Professor Fraser McLeay and Emma Batey today at 15:00 in room CCE1 221
KTP’s benefit both businesses and the University and it is the aim of the Faculty to develop five new KTP’s within 2014/15. This session will provide an overview of KTP opportunities as well as covering capabilities and experience.
We would highly recommend attending this session, to book your place please email email@example.com.
Society and Ethics Small Grants
The Wellcome Trust invites proposals for its society and ethics small grants. These support small-scale research projects, scoping exercises or meetings whose subject matter falls within the remit of the society and ethics programme.
Research trips under this scheme may be to consult libraries or archives.
This scheme can also provide institutions with financial support for conferences (or a session within a conference), symposia, seminar series etc. There is no deadline for applications. For more information please visit the website.
Geological Society Research Grants
The Geological Society of London invites applications for grants from its research funds which support research within the field of geology. The average award amount is £1000 and the closing date is 01 Feb 2015.
…for grants under the Innovation Lab Programme the aim of which is to fund randomised controlled trials that provide evidence on the best approaches to increase innovation, support high-growth entrepreneurship and accelerate business growth. Further information can be accessed here. Closing date: 5pm on 5 January 2015
7472 applications were submitted under the 2014 Call with the deadline of 11 September 2014. The evaluation of the proposals is on-going amd the European Commission will communicate the results to the applicants by 11 February 2015.For further details please visit the UKRO web site.
During Researcher Development Week, the University Library will run a programme of workshops designed to support the development of knowledge, core competencies and transferable skills identified in Vitae’s Researcher Development Framework as the key elements of a successful researcher. The workshops include: Keeping up to date with new research Searching for your literature review Measuring research…