Tag Archive: design

Mar 07

AHRC/ESRC Design Fellowships- closing date 24th April 2014

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AHRC and ESRC are offering a number of fellowships offering design researchers the opportunity to work in collaboration with a business or public sector organisation that is interested in putting design principles into practice. 24th April 2014 is the deadline for applications, fellows can spend up to 12 months working directly with their partner organisation. …

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Jan 29

Information is Beautiful! Visualising Research Competition

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Designers, graphic artists, software developers, programmers and anyone with an interest in data visualisation to produce images are being invited to show how public funding contributes to research in the UK. Key data from the seven Research Councils is now available in one place – Gateway to Research – enabling anyone to interrogate grants awarded, …

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Nov 19

ADSS Faculty Briefing on Horizon 2020

A briefing event on the soon to be launched Horizon 2020 funding programme has been arranged for members of staff from the Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences. The briefing will be held on Wednesday 27th November in room A114 in the Ellison Building at 4.15pm. The event will briefly introduce the broad strokes …

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Jul 25

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Awards 2013 Highlights Design

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The Arts and Humanities Research Council’s annual call for Collaborative Doctoral Awards was released earlier this month. CDAs are funded PhDs supervised jointly by an HEI and non-academic organisation – for more detail on how the scheme works please see this previous post. Applications can be submitted to any area within AHRC’s remit, but this …

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May 02

Northumbria goes to CHI 2013: Changing Perspectives

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Once again Northumbria University is involved in 26 contributions to the prestigious CHI conference, this year being held in Paris and finishing today. You can read about them all here: CHI 2013: Changing Perspectives Experts from the Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences and Health and Life Sciences have taken part this year, with contributions including …

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Apr 11

Feedback on Horizon 2020: Sustainable Urban Dynamics Stakeholder Workshop

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Recently Professor Bob Giddings represented Northumbria University in a Horizon 2020 Stakeholder Workshop in Rome on Sustainable Urban Dynamics. This workshop involved experts across the EU from industry and academia as well as the EC to inform the development of the Horizon 2020 Challenge on “The promotion of sustainable and inclusive environments through innovative spatial …

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Mar 15

AHRC Highlight Connected Communities and Design

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The AHRC this week announced a new highlight notice for their Research Grants (both standard and early career routes) on Connected Communities and Design. Applications can be up to £1.5M FEC for standard grants and up to £250K for the early career route. What are they looking for? They’re looking for projects which intersect across …

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Mar 07

Horizon 2020: Workshop on Innovative Spatial and Urban Planning and Design

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UKRO has highlighted an EC workshop on Innovative Spatial and Urban Planning and Design which will take place in Rome on 28th March, 2013. The purpose will be to identify potential research subjects on innovative spatial and urban planning and design in preparation for forthcoming calls in Horizon 2020. Calls on this topic will feature under the …

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Feb 16

BBSRC Launch Crowd-Sourcing for Biological Sciences Call

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BBSRC have just launched a new call aimed at harnessing crowd-sourcing approaches to tackle large and complex scientific problems, which have relevance to one or more of their strategic priorities: BBSRC: Crowd-sourcing for biological sciences What are they looking for? Successful proposals will involve a range of disciplinary approaches, including bioscience expertise, ICT, design and …

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Dec 05

Research Councils and TSB collaborate to inspire design freedom in 3D printing

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3D Printing, or to give it its slightly less memorable moniker “additive manufacturing”, has been hailed as a revolutionary and game-changing tool for design and manufacturing. Although it is already well established, market uptake has been slow. The UK’s Technology Strategy Board is now collaborating with AHRC, EPSRC, and ESRC to fund business-led industrial research …

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