Northumbria Research Support

Diary Date: Library – Researcher Development Programme 6th-17th March 2017

The University Library are running the Researcher Development Programme from 6-16 March. This programme of workshops has been designed to support the development of knowledge, core competencies and transferable skills identified in Vitae’s Researcher Development Framework (RDF) as the key elements of a successful researcher. The workshops include: Keeping up to date with new…

Next week on the Professional Development and Research Training Programme

Write Club  Coach Lane Campus, A111  Tuesday 21st February 2017, 09:30 -12:00  RDF A1 (Knowledge Base) Open to Students at any stage Write Club is an opportunity for PGRs to meet up with other PGRs on a regular basis and write. Whether you’re writing a thesis chapter, research paper, or a funding application…Write Club provides a…

EPSRC Reviews Research Areas and Plans 2017/18 Calls

balance by Hans Splinter CC BY-ND 2.0

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has today published a review of its “Balancing Capability” strategy. This follows “extensive engagement” with the research community and forms the basis of its portfolio over the next five years. It includes a review of the 111 individual research areas which span the entire remit of EPSRC funding as…

E&E Research Funding Weekly Drop-In Session: Tuesday 21st February, 2.30-5.00pm, Ellison B103

David Young (Research Funding and Policy Manager) and Andy Pearce (Pre-Award Coordinator) will be available on Tuesday 21st February between 2.30 and 5.00pm in Ellison B103. If you’re a member of academic staff, a postdoc or a research student in Engineering and Environment, come along to ask us a question about research funding, future calls for proposals or to discuss a…

DON’T MISS OUT – ECR event on the HEFCE consultation on the next REF, Tues 14 Feb, 1pm

As many of you may know, the Higher Education Funding Council for England has launched the consultation for the next Research Excellence Framework. This includes proposals intended to streamline the REF process and make it less burdensome for UK universities whilst maintaining and improving incentives for research excellence.  It includes recommendations relating to: the submission…

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Here are some of the latest funding opportunities from Innovate UK:

Precision medicine in South Africa: apply for funding UK businesses can apply for a share of £1.5 million to work with South African partners on precision medicine for non-communicable diseases and child health.

Commercialisation of quantum technologies 3 Businesses can apply for a share of £13 million to develop quantum technology prototypes or establish technical or market feasibility.

Innovation in health and life sciences round 2 Businesses can apply for a share of £15 million for projects that support SMEs to develop innovations in health and life sciences.

SBRI funding competition: vaccines for global epidemics Organisations can apply for a share of £35 million to develop new vaccines against infectious diseases.

Biomedical catalyst 2017 round 1 UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £10 million to develop innovative ideas that will help solve healthcare challenges.

Design foundations 2017 round 1 UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £1 million for early-stage design projects working on identifying opportunities and generating ideas.

APC7, anchoring low carbon technology in the UK There is up to £35 million in funding to develop low carbon automotive technologies. Projects must reduce emissions and increase capability in the supply chain.

Technology solutions for society in India Innovate UK is investing up to £1.6 million for projects that use cutting-edge solutions to enhance healthcare, clean technology and infrastructure in India.

You can find all of INnovate UK’s current open opportunities here.


Next week on the Academic Development and Research Training Programme

PI Roles and Responsibilities Part of the training programme for new Principal Investigators, this session will be an opportunity to discover more about what it means to be a PI at Northumbria, your responsibilities, the support available and how to develop as a research leader. Wednesday 15th February 2017 2pm-3pm Book your place here Faculty Ethics Training – Health…