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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) www.vitae.ac.uk/rdf as the key elements of a successful researcher. The workshops include: Keeping up to date with new…

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…

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…

ECR event on the HEFCE consultation on the next REF, Tues 14 Feb

As you have no doubt heard, the Higher Education Funding Council for England has launched a consultation on 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 of…

EU Funding Events with National Contact Points, Leeds, 14-15 February 2017

The University of Leeds and Leeds Beckett University have organised an EU research funding event from 14 – 15 February. As part of this, there are two sessions from National Contact Points to talk about future H2020 funding priorities and to offer 1:1 sessions. These are open to anyone interested in these areas of funding. If…

L’Oréal fellowships for women in science, deadline 25 Jan 2017

L’Oréal UK and Ireland, the UK National Commission for UNESCO and the Irish National Commission for UNESCO, with the support of the Royal Society, invite applications for the L’Oréal UK and Ireland fellowships for women in science. These promote, enhance and encourage the contribution of women pursuing their research careers in the UK or Ireland…

EPSRC/Energy Systems Catapult Whole Energy Systems Scoping Studies

The EPSRC Energy theme and the Energy Systems Catapult are inviting UK academics to submit proposals for collaborative scoping studies in the six areas outlined in the full call document. The EPSRC/Energy Systems Catapult will fund up to eight studies across the six areas identified. Funding could be used for researcher time, travel, workshops and other engagement activities to further…