2019 calls for proposals of Horizon 2020 – The network of ‘Science with and for Society’ issue a list of SWAFS-relevant topics

Science with and for Society (SwafS) “Opportunities E-Book” for Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020 

Topics include:  ICT, Heath Demographic change and Wellbeing, Blue Growth, Rural Renaissance, Migration, Governance for the Future, Digital Security, Climate Action, Green energy for growth, Food Security and Sustainable agriculture

See link  to e-book for full details:

http://www.sisnetwork.eu/media/sisnet/D.5.7-Opportunities-E-book-2018-2019.pdf

 

 

 

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PhD opportunities available in collaboration with North East businesses

Are you interested in a funded PhD to start 1st October, working on exciting research in collaboration with regional businesses?

Check out the range of Intensive Industrial Innovation Projects funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Topics range from exploring the implications of smart devices on ageing at home to investigating the use of building information modelling to supplement planning processes.

Apply by midnight 16th July 2018. Full details here:

Northumbria University is seeking applications for PhD studentships, to work closely with business in the region, as part of the £3.9m Intensive Industrial Innovation Programme (IIIP) funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

The IIIP Programme aims to encourage a culture of innovation that benefits business, leading to greater export opportunities and increased graduate employment, particularly in science and engineering. The IIIP Programme is a collaboration between Northumbria, Durham, Newcastle and Teesside Universities.

During each PhD project, the research student will work closely with the collaborating business, using innovative research to support the development of new products and services. Students will spend up to 49% of their time working with the business and at least 51% of their time at Northumbria University.

The PhD projects will start on 1st October 2018, for three years. The eligibility criteria for PhD candidates:

  • The IIIP PhD funding is available to Home and EU students.
  • Academic excellence of the proposed student i.e. 2.1 (or equivalent GPA from non-UK universities; or a Masters, or APEL evidence of suitable practitioner achievement)
  • Applicants cannot apply for this funding if currently engaged in Doctoral study at Northumbria University or elsewhere

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NIHR Latest Funding Opportunities

The following new funding opportunities are available from NIHR:

Health Services and Delivery Research Programme
18/73 Health Services and Delivery Research Programme researcher-led (standard)
18/74 Health Services and Delivery Research Programme researcher-led (evidence synthesis)
18/75 HS&DR Mental Health Themed Call

Health Technology Assessment Programme
18/65 Health Technology Assessment Programme researcher-led (evidence synthesis)

18/66 Health Technology Assessment Programme researcher-led (primary research)
18/67 HTA Mental Health Themed Call (evidence synthesis)
18/68 HTA Mental Health Themed Call (primary research)

Invention for Innovation Programme
Product Development Awards – Call 16

Public Health Research Programme
18/69 Benefits of the provision of health and wellbeing education during Initial Teaching Training and Continual Professional Development of qualified teachers
18/70 Fire and rescue visits to improve health outcomes
18/71 Sex and relationship interventions for young people with learning disabilities
18/72 Gang violence and gang related harms to health

 

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Latest Funding Opportunities from NIHR

Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme
An NIHR and MRC partnership
18/62 EME Mental Health Themed Call – round 2
18/58 EME Researcher Led – new brain tumour highlight notice added

Public Health Research Programme
18/61 PHR Mental Health Themed Call – round 2
18/60 Researcher-led – new brain tumour highlight notice added

Research for Patient Benefit Programme
Competition 36 – including Mental Health Themed Call round 2

For more information and a list of all current funding opportunities, please visit the NIHR website.

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Developing research impact in funding bids – Wed. 25th April

Learn more about developing research impact in funding bids at this informative session.

Many funders, including the UK Research Councils and European Commission, ask applicants to address the likely impact of their research as part of the application for funding.

Aims and Objectives

  • Think through the contribution that their research might make to the society or the economy
  • Identify the pathways to demonstrable impact

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 / 1pm  -2pm / Ellison Building A001

Book your place here.

 

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Coming soon! Academic Development and Researcher Training Programme for University staff

Don’t miss out on our varied training offer. The sessions below are coming soon, but you can view our full programme here.

Overview of the Research Excellence Framework (REF)

Wednesday, April 11, 2018  3pm-4pm

The session will put the Research Excellence Framework (REF) in context, providing the background to the exercise, a brief overview of the outcome from REF2014, and information on known changes to the guidance for REF2021.

Aims and Objectives

  • Understand changes between REF2014 and REF2021
  • Plan the next steps in your REF involvement

UK Higher Education Insights

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 2pm-3.30pm

This session will explore the UK Higher Education landscape, including challenges and opportunities relating to academic and non-academic roles within institutions.  This aims to provide delegates with the knowledge to effectively plan their higher education career and to apply it successfully within applications and at interviews.

This session aims to develop researcher knowledge of the higher education landscape so that they can have a better understanding of the broader context and trends relevant to their role, team and institution.

By the end of the session delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the key trends that will impact higher education in the future, including issues of policy, governance, funding and research
  • Recognise the variety of academic and non-academic roles and how these work with one-another
  • Reflect on the top things those new to higher education need to know
  • Develop a knowledge of higher education acronyms
  • Know where to look for further support

Evidencing research Impact

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 12pm-1pm

You’ve made an impact, how can you prove it? This bite size session looks at what makes good evidence of research impact with ideas on planning to generate, gather, analyse and use evidence.

Aims and Objectives

  • Understand how you might evidence impact
  • Access resources to further develop their knowledge of research impact
  • Have a plan to generate and use evidence of impact

Understanding Open Access

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 1pm-2pm

Open Access publication is now integral to scholarly communication and many research funders now require publications developed through their funding to be freely available online. In addition, HEFCE requires all journal articles and conference proceedings to be made Open Access within three months of acceptance for publication.

Aims and Objectives

  • The open access requirements that academics need to comply with
  • Support available at Northumbria to ensure OA compliance

Writing Retreat

Monday, April 23, 2018 9.30am-4pm

This is a session dedicated to writing, whether that be grant writing or writing for publication. It will allow people a space away from their office where they can come along and write free from distraction. There will be a quiet room to work in (with no talking and phones on silent please!). This will also be an opportunity to meet and talk to colleagues from across the university.

Please note that you must must bring your own writing instruments/electronic writing device.

Aims and Objectives:

  • Developed your academic writing skills
  • Will have completed a personal writing aim
  • Will have planned your next writing aim

Developing research impact in funding bids

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 1pm-2pm

Many funders, including the UK Research Councils and European Commission, ask applicants to address the likely impact of their research as part of the application for funding.

Aims and Objectives

  • Think through the contribution that their research might make to the society or the economy
  • Identify the pathways to demonstrable impact

Book your places here.

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Latest call from NIHR

Latest calls from NIHR

Clinician Scientist Award
Round 18

Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme
An NIHR and MRC partnership
18/55 Improving Safety and Efficacy Through Targeted Drug Delivery
18/56 Neurodegenerative Disorders
18/57 Type 2 Diabetes
18/58 EME Researcher Led
18/59 Mechanisms of action of health interventions

Health Technology Assessment Programme

18/24 Early reoperation for patients with residual glioblastoma
18/25 Microstructural scaffold insertion following microfracture for chondral knee defects
18/26 Surgical management of pressure ulcers
18/27 Alternative bisphosphonate regimens for the prevention of osteoporotic fracture in adults
18/28 Paediatric wrist fracture
18/29 Preventing job loss in people with long term physical health conditions
18/30 Hysteroscopic removal of retained placenta
18/31 Discontinuation of growth hormone treatment in pubertal children
18/32 Management of orthostatic hypotension
18/33 Valuing the benefits and harms of antenatal and new born screening programmes in the UK
18/34 Routinely used interventions for improving attachment in infants and young children
18/35 Behavioural intervention to treat anxiety in adults with autism and  moderate to severe learning disabilities
18/36 Anticonvulsant augmentation of antipsychotic medication in the management of psychosis
18/37 Repair of digital nerve injury
18/38 Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor for the treatment of anxiety in adults with autism
18/39 Earlier active management of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome
18/40 Short-term use of benzodiazepines for the acute management of acute low back pain
18/41 Clinical and cost effectiveness of alternative urinary catheter design
18/42 Cystic fibrosis
18/43 Rotation of the fetal head at full cervical dilatation
18/44 Pre-hospital pain management
18/45 Proton pump inhibitor therapy for refractory gastro-oesophageal reflux symptoms
18/46 Pharmacological management of post-traumatic seizures  
18/47 Outpatient cervical ripening for induction of labour
18/48 Radiotherapy in first-line treatment of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma
18/49 Radiofrequency denervation for low back pain
18/50 Frail older people in primary care
18/51 Extended duration haemodialysis
18/52 Management of isolated or incidental subsegmental pulmonary embolism
18/53 Clozapine for children and young people with treatment resistant schizophrenia

Integrated Clinical Academic Programme for non-medical healthcare professionals
An NIHR and Health Education England partnership
Round 4

Public Health Research Programme
18/60 Researcher-led (including complex health and care needs in older people and London Devolution Deal highlight notices)

For more information and a list of all current funding opportunities, please visit the NIHR website.

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NIHR – Latest Funding Opportunities

Here are the latest funding opportunities from NIHR:

Health Technology Assessment Programme
18/14 Anti-reflux therapy in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
18/15 Non-surgical vs surgical management of unstable ankle fractures
18/16 Nebulised saline in patients with COPD
18/17 Antenatal computerised cardiotocography
18/18 Active case finding of coeliac disease
18/19 The cost effectiveness of venous thromboembolism risk assessment tools for hospital inpatients
18/20 Bronchodilators and corticosteroids in bronchiectasis
18/21 Strategies for testing and treating TB infection
18/22 Foot orthoses for children with symptomatic flat feet
18/23 Calcium supplementation for women at high-risk of pre-eclampsia

Public Health Research Programme
Public Health Review Team

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Coming up! On the Academic Development and Researcher Training Programme for University staff

These training sessions are coming soon as part of our Academic Development and Researcher Training Programme for University staff. They are aligned to the Vitae Researcher Development Framework and contribute to your continuous professional development. View the rest of the programme here.

Examining a Doctorate

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 1pm – 3pm

This session is aimed at those who are new to examining doctoral candidates and the primary responsibilities involved. It will focus on the procedures at Northumbria University and in addition will discuss how examiners can ensure that the work is of an appropriate standard.

Aims and Objectives

  • How a doctoral examination proceeds
  • How to support doctoral candidates through the process

Postgraduate Researcher Supervisors Workshop

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 10am – 12pm

This workshop is an opportunity PGR supervisors to learn about the support mechanisms available for PGRs at Northumbria. This session will introduce staff to the procedures and practices at Northumbria for postgraduate research including recruitment, progression and examination.

Aims and Objectives

  • Introduce processes and procedures at Northumbria
  • Cover ethics and integrity of research and supervisory relationship

European funding: individual fellowships

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 10am  – 11am

This session focuses on the fellowship awards available for individuals in Horizon 2020, including both Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions and the European Research Council.

Potential applicants with a strong track record can apply for independent fellowships that do not require collaboration with other institutions. Generous grants are offered for academics at various stages in their careers and this session will acquaint participants with the components and eligibility requirements of the scheme.

Aims and Objectives

  • The awards available
  • The eligibility criteria
  • How to apply

Getting started with grant-writing

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 12pm – 1pm

This session will help colleagues who are new to grant-writing by talking them through key issues to consider when developing a funding application. It is suitable for those who have little or no research funding experience but who are keen to start seeking external funding to develop their research and collaborations further.

Aims and Objectives

  • Improve understanding of key issues in funding applications
  • Discuss benefits of external funding and collaboration

Book your places here.

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Coming Up! On the Academic Development and Researcher Training Programme for University staff

Examining a Doctorate

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 1pm – 3pm

This session is aimed at those who are new to examining doctoral candidates and the primary responsibilities involved. It will focus on the procedures at Northumbria University and in addition will discuss how examiners can ensure that the work is of an appropriate standard.

Aims and Objectives

  • How a doctoral examination proceeds
  • How to support doctoral candidates through the process

Postgraduate Researcher Supervisors Workshop

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 10am  – 12pm

This workshop is an opportunity PGR supervisors to learn about the support mechanisms available for PGRs at Northumbria. This session will introduce staff to the procedures and practices at Northumbria for postgraduate research including recruitment, progression and examination.

Aims and Objectives

  • Introduce processes and procedures at Northumbria
  • Cover ethics and integrity of research and supervisory relationship

European funding: individual fellowships

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 10am – 11am

This session focuses on the fellowship awards available for individuals in Horizon 2020, including both Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions and the European Research Council.

Potential applicants with a strong track record can apply for independent fellowships that do not require collaboration with other institutions. Generous grants are offered for academics at various stages in their careers and this session will acquaint participants with the components and eligibility requirements of the scheme.

Aims and Objectives

  • The awards available
  • The eligibility criteria
  • How to apply

Getting started with grant-writing

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 12pm  – 1pm

This session will help colleagues who are new to grant-writing by talking them through key issues to consider when developing a funding application. It is suitable for those who have little or no research funding experience but who are keen to start seeking external funding to develop their research and collaborations further.

Aims and Objectives

  • Improve understanding of key issues in funding applications
  • Discuss benefits of external funding and collaboration

Book your places here.

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