Northumbria Research Support


Research funding and policy news

David Young

EPSRC is recruiting applicants for its strategic advisory bodies from academia, industry and other stakeholders. There are vacancies for various career stages across the EPSRC themes of: Digital Economy, Energy, Engineering, Fusion, Healthcare Technologies, Information Communication Technologies, Manufacturing the Future, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Research Infrastructure. Applications are made by individuals on an online web form, and must be submitted by Friday 4th August, 4pm.


UK Government underwrite of Horizon 2020 funding confirmed

Following the UK Treasury’s statement in August 2016, Jo Johnson, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, yesterday confirmed the UK Government’s continued commitment to underwrite the funding for successful bids to Horizon 2020 made by UK applicants before the UK leaves the EU. Mr Johnson stressed that the underwrite applies to both projects that…

David Young

Leverhulme Trust have notified everyone that their online grant application and management system will be upgraded and therefore not available for applicants or grant holders for 10 days from 21st July. It will still be available for peer reviewers to add references during this period.


CROS & PIRLS: There’s still time to participate

From Monday 13 March until Wednesday 31 May, Northumbria is participating in two biennial national surveys of researchers, the Careers in Research Online Survey (CROS) and the Principal Investigators and Research Leaders Survey (PIRLS). These surveys gather important, anonymous data about working conditions, career aspirations and career development opportunities for research staff and research leaders…

3 Minute Thesis Competition – Friday 19th May 2017

On Friday 19th May 2017 Northumbria are holding a 3 Minute Thesis competition. 3 Minute Thesis challenges doctoral candidates to present a compelling spoken presentation on their research topic and its significance to non-academics in just three minutes. The winner of this round will go on to a regional competition at the University of Sunderland on…