Tag Archive: research

Apr 15

Samsung Global Research Outreach Call Open

The 2014 Samsung Global Research Outreach call is now open. The call is open to all “world-class university researchers” and there are a range of themes relevant to Samsung and its products, see below for a sample and check the website for the full list: 2014 Samsung GRO Program The deadline for submission of applications …

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Status update

It’s not too late to book a place on the 11th April Finding Research Funding workshop. It aims to give Northumbria researchers at any stage of their career the tools they need to search for and find funding opportunities relevant to their research disciplines. It’ll be held on the City Campus from 10.00-12.00 on Friday 11th April. Full details when you book your place.



Status update

Vitae has welcomed a recently published report, the Global State of Young Scientists: “The importance of mentoring and support from senior staff comes through strongly, along with the broad range of activities that researchers are expected to undertake”. Other findings in the report relate to transparency and fairness, and workload concerns.

Jan 28

Northumbria Early Career Researchers Forum on 5 February

If you are in the early stages of your research career at Northumbria, come along to the next ECR Forum meeting on 5 February at 3-4.30 in Mea House auditorium. The Forum has been established as a place for ECRs to meet, network, discuss research challenges and opportunities, share experiences and advocate for specific research support and …

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Jan 17

EPSRC Early Career Forum in Manufacturing Research

Catalysis research at Argonne by Argonne National Laboratory CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

EPSRC is looking to refresh the membership of its Early Career Forum in Manufacturing Research. They are looking for new members of the forum to form professional networks with other manufacturing researchers around the country and contribute to their Manufacturing the Future strategic challenge. Forum activities will include: Networking and idea-sharing with all other Early …

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Jan 17

Open Access, Research and Government Policy

Back in November last year I attended a couple of useful and interesting events on open access policy which involved a mix of publishers, academics and HE managers, and government representatives. I’ve been meaning to blog my notes for a while but the small matter of the REF intervened… I haven’t edited these much so …

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Jan 08

Web of Knowledge Changes This Weekend

web by David Reid CC BY-NC 2.0

A guest post from Michelle Walker, Research Support Librarian at Northumbria University, to alert researchers to upcoming changes to the Web of Knowledge database: “Web of Knowledge is undergoing a revamp this weekend and so there will be some downtime associated with the upgrade. Between Sunday 12th  2pm and Monday 13th 2am Web of Knowledge …

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Dec 12

A look at the first Horizon 2020 funding opportunities

Now we have recovered from the excitement of the Horizon 2020 calls being published yesterday, we have had a further look at the funding available. There are calls across the full spectrum of the programme, including all of the Societal Challenges and the European Research Council starter and consolidator grants open to any discipline. The …

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Status update

The European Commission has unveiled a preview version of the new Participant Portal where all Horizon 2020 calls for proposals will be published and applications submitted.

UKRO subscribers can also now access a range of useful Horizon 2020 factsheets, alongside a calls calendar with the deadlines  for the early rounds of calls for proposals.


Dec 02

Bright Club Newcastle

Mixed Media Installation by Peter Liversidge: Hello, 2013 - image by See-ming Lee

Training Session 11 December 2013 12pm-14.00pm Centre for Life Book a place – E-mail duncan.yellowlees@life.org.uk “I laughed, I cried, I conquered. Bright club was simultaneously the most challenging and rewarding thing I have done to date” – Lauren Powell, Previous Performer If you’d like to disseminate your research in a unique and innovative way, perhaps …

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