Supporting student mental health – free activities!

In support of University Mental Health Day on 1 March, Northumbria Sport and Student Support and Wellbeing are offering a number of free activities to all students.

Northumbria Sport are offering the following sessions (to book visit their website):

Stan Calvert Memorial Fun Run ​Saturday 24 February 2018
​Coaches/Staff Workshop Tuesday 27 February 2018
Mental Health Workshops ​Tuesday 27 & Wednesday 28 February 2018
Bring a Friend – Free Sessions ​Between 26 February – 4 March 2018

Student Support and Wellbeing, are running the following workshops (all are taking place from 14.00-15.30). To  book send an email to as.counsellingandmentalhealth@northumbria.ac.uk

Social Confidence​ ​Wednesday 28 February 2018
​Getting Things Done ​Wednesday 7 March 2018
​Stress and Worry ​Wednesday 14 March 2018
​Relaxation ​Wednesday 21 March 2018
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Coming up next week in the Professional Development and Researcher Training Programme…

Here are the events that are taking place next week in the Professional Development and Researcher Training Programme:

  • Faculty Induction for new PGR students: Arts Design and Social Sciences, Thurs 1 March, 14.00-16.00, SQB211 – to book your place please click here
  • Faculty Induction for new PGR students: Business and Law, Thurs 1 March, 15.00-16.30, CCE1-401 – to book your place please click here
  • Faculty Induction for new PGR students: Engineering and Environment, Thurs 1 March, 12.30-14.30, NBD442 – to book your place please click here
  • Faculty Induction for new PGR students: Health and Life Sciences (City), Thurs 1 March, 9.30-11.30, NBD449 – to book your place please click here
  • Faculty Induction for new PGR students: Health and Life Sciences (Coach Lane), Thursday 1 March, 13.00-16.30, CLCB004 – to book your place please click here

To view the rest of the programme go to: http://rbscalendar.northumbria.ac.uk/calendar/pdrt

Visit the Researcher Development webpage at: northumbria.ac.uk/PGRResearcherDevelopment

 

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PhD studentships – Richard Benjamin Trust

Applications are invited from potential students for a funding award contributing towards a collaborative PhD or D.Prof (full-time or part-time study; by thesis or by publications) in the area of social and/or organisational psychology. The topic of the PhD/DProf must have the demonstrable potential to make a positive difference to families, organisations or communities and to people’s lives.

A single, one-off award of £35,000 will be made to the university where the successful applicant will be based. The award can be used to contribute towards fees, living costs, and/or research costs. Applicants must indicate how the rest of their costs are to be met and provide evidence of financial support (e.g., from the university) if it is required.

Applications must include evidence of collaboration from i) a university of the student’s choosing, ii) a specified academic supervisor, and iii) an external third partner, such as a voluntary or work organisation, in which impact could occur.

Please see the Richard Benjamin Trust website to download an application form and view the further particulars and eligibility criteria.

Application Deadline: 16th March 2018

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Researcher drop-ins – University Library

Northumbria University Library have announced a new series of drop-ins running in the library for researchers as part of the Researcher Development Programme.  The drop-ins are based in the new Research Commons at City Campus library and researchers from all campuses are welcome to attend.  No appointment is necessary – researchers can come along with a specific question or for general advice.

Reference management – EndNote users can get additional advice and support on using their EndNote library to effectively manage their references

Seeking copyright permissions – advice on how to legally use the work of others, seek copyright permission and protect your own copyright

Getting published, where to publish – get advice on what to  consider when deciding where to publish your research

Return to research – are you returning to research and need advice on searching the literature, creating search strategies and scholarly resources available to use?

Full details of the drop-ins can be found on the Researcher Development Programme online calendar.

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Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) Call 2018: Information Event

The UKRO has arranged an information event for those who are interested in applying to the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action (MSCA) Research and Innovation staff Exchange (RISE) Call, which will open on 22 November 2017 and has a deadline of 21 March 2018.

The Information Event will take place on Tuesday 9 January 2018, at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Conference Centre in London. It will include talks from successful previous applicants, and will equip attendees with an overview of the call and the proposal format. To register for the event (allocated on a first come first served basis) visit the UKRO’s events page.

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ERC Consolidator Grant Call 2018, Information Sessions – Registration Reminder

Just a reminder about these two ERC Consolidator Grant call information sessions – registration is still open!

The UK Research Office, in partnership with hosting institutions, is holding two events for researchers who are interested in applying for the 2018 ERC Consolidator Grant call. The events are scheduled as follows:

Further information and registration are available via the links above and places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. The sessions are aimed at researchers based in the UK who are planning to submit a proposal to the ERC Consolidator Grant call.

The 2018 Consolidator Grant call opened on 24 October 2017 and will close on 15 February 2018. Applicants are expected to be active researchers and to have a track record of excellent research. To be eligible for the 2018 call, the PI must be 7-12 years from their PhD on 1 January 2018, which is extendable in certain limited cases.

Those Northumbria staff who are considering applying should contact their Research Funding and Policy Manager in the first instance.

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Newton Fund: Call for Applications – Newton Advanced Fellowship and Newton Mobility Grant

The British Academy has released details of the following funding opportunities from the Newton Fund:

Newton Advanced Fellowship
This fellowship supports mid-career group and network leaders in partner countries to develop their research with groups and networks in the UK; by supporting the development of a research community, strengthening research excellence and links between the UK and partner country and establishing long term professional links.  The partner countries are listed below, and these countries are offering similar opportunities for UK researchers wishing to visit:
– Brazil (in partnership with CONFAP)
– Mexico (in partnership with CONACYT)
– South Africa (in partnership with the National Research Foundation)
– Turkey (in partnership with TUBITAK)
Grants for these countries are offered up to a maximum of £37,000 for two years. Applications must be submitted using the British Academy’s Grant Management System by 17.00 (UK time) on Wednesday 20 December 2017.

For further information have a look here.

Newton Mobility Fund
This fund will strengthen the research capacity and capability of the partner country by facilitating training and skills transfer from the UK, as well as supporting excellent research and links between the UK and partner country and establishing long term professional links.  The partner countries are listed below, and these countries are offering similar opportunities for UK researchers wishing to visit:
– Brazil (in partnership with CONFAP)
– Mexico (in partnership with CONACYT)
– South Africa (in partnership with the National Research Foundation)
– Turkey (in partnership with TUBITAK)
Grants for these countries are offered up to a maximum of £10,000 for one year. Applications must be submitted using the British Academy’s Grant Management System by 17.00 (UK time) on Wednesday 20 December 2017.

For further information have a look here.

 

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H2020 Research Infrastructure Work Programme 2018-20 – Information Event 22 November

An Information Event about the RI Work Programme has been arranged for 22 November, 10.00-3.00 at Newcastle University.  The event will cover:

  • An overview of the 2018-2020 Research Infrastructures Work Programme and calls (This will be a video playback from the event in London on 14 November where a European Commission speaker gave a presentation. There will hopefully be a live video link to Brussels for a question and answer session with the Commission).
  • How to put together a winning proposal – a recent success story
  • An overview of services offered by the UK Research Office
  • A presentation of the call timetable (by Katie Ward, UK National Contact Point)
  • Lunch and networking

Although attendance at the event is free, you will need to register here.

Details of the RI work plan can be found here (pdf document, use the pdf compressor), and a full list of call topics can be found here.

 

 

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Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions: Innovative Training Networks – 2018 Call for Proposals open

The European Commission has opened the MSCA ITN 2018 call for proposals.

This scheme is aimed at supporting ECRs in joint training and/or doctoral programmes, and there are three different strands to apply for: European Training Networks, European Industrial Doctorates and European Joint Doctorates. Applications are to be made using the EU Participant Portal by 17.00 (Brussels time) on 17 January 2018.

Click here for the Guide for Applicants (please note that this call is still to be officially endorsed by the EC so this document may be subject to changes).

The UK Research Office has organised two Information Events concerning this call – to register click on the links below:
Tuesday 24 October – Sheffield
Wednesday 25 October – London

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