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Alona Welby

As part of its growing impact toolkit, the ESRC has published some top tips for impact. These are definitely worth a read if you are thinking about how to embed impact and extend the reach of your research through international projects. The tips were written by Northumbria’s very own Professor Irene Hardill. The webpage also gives a link to her presentation on ‘Achieving Impact – Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH) in Horizon 2020′ which is very useful for those thinking about applying to Horizon 2020. You can also contact Lucy Jowett, the Research Impact Manager if you have any impact-related queries.

RBS Drop-In for Arts, Design and Social Sciences staff- 1st October

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Our second drop-in session for members of staff in Arts, Design and Social Sciences will be held in Lipman Cafe 2-3.30 on 1st October. On hand will be the Faculty Research Funding and Policy Manager, a Business Development Manager and Pre-Award co-ordinator. Staff with a research idea, a draft application, an application nearing completion, a…

Alona Welby

Signpost by the picturedrome CC BY-NC-SA 2.0The Expert Advisory Group on Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 6 “Europe in a changing world – inclusive, innovative and reflective societies” has published its recommendations for the European Commission on the content of the next work programmes, which will detail the funding priorities and calls for 2016-2017. This is a particularly multi-disciplinary challenge with a strong role for contributions from social sciences and humanities. The recommendations suggest that the challenge should be designed as a more coherent programme focused on five inter-related thematic priorities which aim to develop a “Resilient Europe”. These are:

  • Overcoming inequalities by developing Europe’s human and social capacities
  • Facing the turbulence of regional and global changes
  • Understanding Europe: the changing role of European culture and society
  • Promoting a collaborative, creative and sustainable economy
  • Building an open, engaging and innovative public sector

The Advisory Group suggests that these priorities should be seens as a flagship programme designed to support important and urgent research and innovation activities to be undertaken by Europe’s best researchers. The current more “piecemeal” approach is rather disparate and results in activities with less impact than intended.

The report also suggests that these areas could also be supported by other EU funding streams such as Marie Sklowdowska-Curie innovative training networks, Future and Emerging Technologies and some of the Industrial Leadership actions as well as education programmes. This would make more of a difference in achieving the overall aim of fostering greater understanding of a culturally and socially rich and diverse Europe.

To access the report click on the link and the click on the “Additional Information” tab. The report is at the top of the list.

Alona Welby

The ESRC has launched a new call for proposals for their early careers scheme, Future Research Leaders. This supports outstanding early career researchers to undertake excellent research and to develop their research and knowledge exchange skills. Proposals can be in any topic within the ESRC’s remit. Applicants can have up to a maximum of four years and four months postdoctoral experience and must have the support of their UK institution. Awards are worth up to £350,000 over 3 years at 100% FEC. The deadline is 20 January 2015.

 

Monthly Research Drop-In Sessions for Arts, Design and Social Sciences Staff

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Members of the ADSS Faculty Bidding Support Group have arranged research funding ‘Drop-In’ sessions for Arts, Design and Social Sciences staff to be regularly held in the Lipman Building, Room 026. These will be held on the first Wednesday afternoon of every month 2-3.30pm, with the first one this coming Wednesday, 2nd September. Members of…

David Young

The ESRC has recently trailed the latest round of their Transformative Research Call designed to enable “genuinely transformative research ideas at the frontiers of the social sciences” and research which “challenges current thinking”. Funding of up to £250,000 will be available. Only two applications will be permitted per university. The call will open in September and close in January 2015. Please watch this space and/or contact us for more information.

“Europe in a Changing World” Societal Challenge update

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The revised 2015 work programme for the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge “Europe in a Changing World: Inclusive, Innovative and Reflective Societies” is now available. Although social sciences and humanities research is meant to be “mainstreamed” in Horizon 2020, this is the part of the programme where there is most obvious scope for SSH involvement. The new…

EOI’s from NU Staff for AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Awards invited

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The AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Awards scheme that will be closing on 9th July. These awards encourage and develop collaboration between HEI’s and non-HEI organisations and businesses through joint supervision of a PhD student working on a project beneficial to both parties. The award funding covers full fees and stipend for the student. AHRC would also normally…