Opportunities for Early Career Researchers – Women in STEM

Institution of Engineering and Technology Conference

(Deadline for submissions 23 January 2017)

The most recent Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) annual ‘Skills and Demand in Industry’ Survey showed that, despite a rise in demand for engineering staff, UK employers find many new engineering graduates have significant skills deficiencies.There have been new initiatives proposed and implemented addressing these deficiencies through disruptive innovation, namely making engineering higher education more appropriate for the needs of industry and attractive to students.
The Institute of Engineering and Technology is inviting key educational pioneers to give presentations about new degree programmes or innovative approaches in undergraduate engineering courses.

If you would like to highlight the work of your educational institution at the IEC conference on 22 May, please contact Stephanie Fernandes (SFernandes@theiet.org).

The 2017 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science UK & Ireland Fellowship Awards Programme

(Deadline for submissions is 25 January 2017)

Awarding five outstanding female post-doctoral scientists a bursary of £15,000.  The fellowships are open to female early-career researchers working in the fields of life and physical sciences, engineering, mathematics and computer sciences.

Apply online at www.womeninscience.co.uk and contact your Faculty Research Funding and Policy Manager.

Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture 

(Deadline for nominations 30 January 2017 at 18.00)

The Rosalind Franklin Award is made annually to support and promote women in STEM, the winner receives a £30,000 grant to implement a project to raise the profile of women in STEM.

This Award is for anyone but particularly early and mid-career researchers. Nominees should have been resident in the UK for three years and be actively engaged in research in a university, research institute or in industry.

If you have any questions contact awards@royalsociety.org (+44 20 7451 2609) and contact Faculty Research Funding and Policy Manager.