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ESRC Research Seminars and Strategic Networks Competition 2015-16


The ESRC has published the 2015-16 call for research seminars and strategic networks for groups of academic researchers, postgraduate students and non-academic users for different organisations. Seminar groups meet regularly around a theme and strategic networks, which are new to this call, will aim to generate innovative, interdisciplinary collaborations. There are a number of thematic…

Horizon 2020 Info Day on Smart Cities and Communities

Shibuya in Blue by Les Taylor CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

A new call for proposals for Smart Cities and Communities solutions integrating energy, transport and ICT through lighthouse projects under Horizon 2020 (SCC-01-2015) will open on 10 December 2014  (with a deadline of 5 May). Lighthouse projects are primarily large scale demonstration projects developing existing technologies or very near to market technologies. The European Commission…

Wellcome Trust refresh their funding framework


The Wellcome Trust has announced a refreshed funding framwork to make more of a distinction between strategic and responsive funding: Under Strategic Funding Wellcome Trust will fund areas deemed to be of strategic importance following dialogue with their researchers and the wider community. Applications will be invited however Wellcome invite researchers to discuss any research ideas they…

Alona Welby

Come along to the first ECR Forum of this academic year. It is open to anyone at Northumbria in the the early stages of a research career. The Forum will be a very informal drinks reception and an opportunity to meet the ECR working group and hear more about plans for ECR activities and support for this year. We hope to see you from 4-6pm in the Great Hall in the Sutherland Building on Wednesday 15th October. Please let Kerri Jude know if you plan to attend.


Newton Fund Conference – 21 October 2014


The UK Government’s Newton Fund is part of the UK’s official development assistance. Its aim is to develop science and innovation partnerships that promote the economic development and welfare of developing countries. The fund will grant £75 million each year from 2014 for 5 years.As part of the International Unit’s commitment to help keep the…

Alona Welby

Save the date! The next meeting of the Northumbria ECR Forum will be on the 15 October from 4-6pm in the Great Hall of the Sutherland Building on City Campus. This will be the first meeting this academic year and will be a chance for an informal meet-up, networking and a drink or two. More details will be posted on the blog next week.