E&E Research Funding Weekly Drop-In Session: Tuesday 30th May, 2.30-5.00pm, Ellison B103

David Young (Research Funding and Policy Manager) and Andy Pearce (Pre-Award Coordinator) will be available on Tuesday 30th May between 2.30 and 5.00pm in Ellison B103. If you’re a member of academic staff, a postdoc or a research student in Engineering and Environment, come along to ask us a question about research funding, future calls for proposals or to discuss a specific bid in development. 

To book a slot please go to our Doodle poll, type your name, click on one timeslot and click ‘Save’. Once you have done this you will be booked in at the chosen time (please note you will not receive a confirmation email about this booking). The room is on the floor directly above the Castles restaurant in Ellison Building on City Campus.

For more information about these sessions, a suggestion of possible topics we disuss please see this post.

Date Location Book a place
30/05/2017 Ellison Building B103 Doodle poll

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E&E Research Funding Weekly Drop-In Session: Tuesday 23rd May, 2.30-5.00pm, Ellison B103

David Young (Research Funding and Policy Manager) and Andy Pearce (Pre-Award Coordinator) will be available on Tuesday 23rd May between 2.30 and 5.00pm in Ellison B103. If you’re a member of academic staff, a postdoc or a research student in Engineering and Environment, come along to ask us a question about research funding, future calls for proposals or to discuss a specific bid in development.

There are years that ask questions and years that answer by theunquietlibrarian CC BY-NC 2.0

To book a slot please go to our Doodle poll, type your name, click on one timeslot and click ‘Save’. Once you have done this you will be booked in at the chosen time (please note you will not receive a confirmation email about this booking). The room is on the floor directly above the Castles restaurant in Ellison Building on City Campus.

For more information about these sessions, a suggestion of possible topics we could discuss and a listing of all forthcoming sessions, please see this post or check the table below:

Date Location Book a place
23/05/2017 Ellison Building B103 Doodle poll
30/05/2017 Ellison Building B103 Doodle poll

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E&E Research Funding Weekly Drop-In Session: Tuesday 9th May, 2.30-5.00pm, Ellison B103

David Young (Research Funding and Policy Manager) and Andy Pearce (Pre-Award Coordinator) will be available on Tuesday 9th May between 2.30 and 5.00pm in Ellison B103. If you’re a member of academic staff, a postdoc or a research student in Engineering and Environment, come along to ask us a question about research funding, future calls for proposals or to discuss a specific bid in development. 

To book a slot please go to our Doodle poll, type your name, click on one timeslot and click ‘Save’. Once you have done this you will be booked in at the chosen time (please note you will not receive a confirmation email about this booking). The room is on the floor directly above the Castles restaurant in Ellison Building on City Campus.

For more information about these sessions, a suggestion of possible topics we could discuss and a listing of all forthcoming sessions, please see this post or check the table below:

Date Location Book a place
09/05/2017 Ellison Building B103 Doodle poll
16/05/2017 Ellison Building B103 Doodle poll
23/05/2017 Ellison Building B103 Doodle poll
30/05/2017 Ellison Building B103 Doodle poll

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E&E Research Funding Weekly Drop-In Session: Tuesday 2nd May, 2.30-5.00pm, Ellison B103

David Young (Research Funding and Policy Manager) and Andy Pearce (Pre-Award Coordinator) will be available on Tuesday 2nd May between 2.30 and 5.00pm in Ellison B103. If you’re a member of academic staff, a postdoc or a research student in Engineering and Environment, come along to ask us a question about research funding, future calls for proposals or to discuss a specific bid in development.

Green Question Mark – Michael Coghlan (CC by 2.0)

To book a slot please go to our Doodle poll, type your name, click on one timeslot and click ‘Save’. Once you have done this you will be booked in at the chosen time (please note you will not receive a confirmation email about this booking). The room is on the floor directly above the Castles restaurant in Ellison Building on City Campus.

For more information about these sessions, a suggestion of possible topics we could discuss and a listing of all forthcoming sessions, please see this post or check the table below:

Date Location Book a place
02/05/2017 Ellison Building B103 Doodle poll
09/05/2017 Ellison Building B103 Doodle poll
16/05/2017 Ellison Building B103 Doodle poll
23/05/2017 Ellison Building B103 Doodle poll

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E&E Research Funding Weekly Drop-In Session: Tuesday 18th April, 2.30-5.00pm, Ellison B103

David Young (Research Funding and Policy Manager) and Andy Pearce (Pre-Award Coordinator) will be available on Tuesday 18th April between 2.30 and 5.00pm in Ellison B103. If you’re a member of academic staff, a postdoc or a research student in Engineering and Environment, come along to ask us a question about research funding, future calls for proposals or to discuss a specific bid in development.

Question Everything by Thomas Galvez CC BY 2.0

To book a slot please go to our Doodle poll, type your name, click on one timeslot and click ‘Save’. Once you have done this you will be booked in at the chosen time (please note you will not receive a confirmation email about this booking). The room is on the floor directly above the Castles restaurant in Ellison Building on City Campus.

Also, just a reminder that there will be no drop-in session on Tuesday 25th April. We will resume Faculty research funding drop-ins on Tuesday 2nd May.

For more information about these sessions, a suggestion of possible topics we could discuss and a listing of all forthcoming sessions, please see this post or check the table below:

Date Location Book a place
18/04/2017 Ellison Building B103 Doodle poll
25/04/2017 Ellison Building B103 CANCELLED
02/05/2017 Ellison Building B103 Doodle poll
09/05/2017 Ellison Building B103 Doodle poll

 

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Royal Society – GCRF International Collaboration Awards

 As part of the Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF), the Royal Society has launched an International Collaboration Award to enable outstanding UK research leaders to develop international collaborations with the best leading researchers from around the world, to work on some of the global challenges and problems facing developing countries.

 This scheme offers up to £75,000 per year for up to three years and will close on 23 May 2017.

 Applications must fall within the Royal Society remit of natural sciences and engineering, and should support work on global challenges and problems facing developing countries.

 For further details see the Royal Society website.

Also the Northumbria University GCRF Working Group is available to review bids, contact your Faculty Representative if you would like some input from this group:
https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/research/global-challenges-research-fund/

 

 

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E&E Research Funding Weekly Drop-In Session: Tuesday 11th April, 2.30-5.00pm, Ellison B103

Andy Pearce (Pre-Award Coordinator) will be available on Tuesday 11th April between 2.30 and 5.00pm in Ellison B103. If you’re a member of academic staff, a postdoc or a research student in Engineering and Environment, come along to ask us a question about research funding, future calls for proposals or to discuss a specific bid in development. 

To book a slot please go to our Doodle poll, type your name, click on one timeslot and click ‘Save’. Once you have done this you will be booked in at the chosen time (please note you will not receive a confirmation email about this booking). The room is on the floor directly above the Castles restaurant in Ellison Building on City Campus.

For more information about these sessions, a suggestion of possible topics we could discuss and a listing of all forthcoming sessions, please see this post or check the table below:

Date Location Book a place
11/04/2017 Ellison Building B103 Doodle poll
18/04/2017 Ellison Building B103 Doodle poll
25/04/2017 Ellison Building B103 CANCELLED
02/05/2017 Ellison Building B103 Doodle poll

 

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E&E Research Funding Weekly Drop-In Session: Tuesday 4th April, 2.30-5.00pm, Ellison B103

David Young (Research Funding and Policy Manager) and Jess Scott (Pre-Award Manager) will be available on Tuesday 4th April between 2.30 and 5.00pm in Ellison B103. If you’re a member of academic staff, a postdoc or a research student in Engineering and Environment, come along to ask us a question about research funding, future calls for proposals or to discuss a specific bid in development.

Question mark block by Jared Cherup CC BY-NC 2.0

To book a slot please go to our Doodle poll, type your name, click on one timeslot and click ‘Save’. Once you have done this you will be booked in at the chosen time (please note you will not receive a confirmation email about this booking). The room is on the floor directly above the Castles restaurant in Ellison Building on City Campus.

For more information about these sessions, a suggestion of possible topics we could discuss and a listing of all forthcoming sessions, please see this post or check the table below:

Date Location Book a place
04/04/2017 Ellison Building B103 Doodle poll
11/04/2017 Ellison Building B103 Doodle poll
18/04/2017 Ellison Building B103 Doodle poll
25/04/2017 Ellison Building B103 CANCELLED

 

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UK Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

CCTV by Ian Britton CC BY-NC

Are you an early career researcher in science, computing or engineering disciplines? The Royal Academy of Engineering, in conjunction with the Government Office for Science, are offering a number of postdoctoral fellowships in areas of interest to the intelligence, security and defence community. Applications must be submitted by 10th April at 4pm.

The topics available are in the table below with full descriptions available from the RAEng website (PDF):

Topic Title No.
Environmentally stable rechargeable batteries for flexible wearable electronics 1
Calculus of privacy 2
Magnon algorithmics 3
An examination of the role and impacts of automation in security 4
Stored energy detection in complex environments 5
Voice liveness detection 6
Heterogeneous network analysis 7
Ultra-Narrowband Transceiver Design for Long Range Low Power and Low Profile Communication 8
Advanced research into archive, analysis and retrieval of video based data 9
Quantum and Optical Sensors 10
Through the Earth Information 11
Electronic Materials and Components for Low Power Flexible Devices 12
Advancing direct-write printing methods for the fabrication of electronics on complex surfaces 13

Eligibility: Fellowships must be held at a UK Higher Education Institute in a department capable of supporting the research project and researcher. The fellow must have been awarded a PhD no more than five years prior to the submission deadline, and must not currently hold a permanent academic post. Full details on eligibility are available at the RAEng site.

Funding available: Applications are costed on a Full Economic Cost basis for up to two years of full-time postdoctoral fellowship. Costs covered in the grant include the applicant’s salary, travel, consumables, small items of equipment (less than £3k), plus technical staff, estates and indirect costs.

How to apply: Applications are made online at https://grants.raeng.org.uk/. The application includes sections on the profile and track record of the proposed fellow, the research topic, methodology, relation to previous work, potential significance and application of the results, resources requested and host institution support (which is added separately via a letter).

Please get in touch with your Faculty-aligned Research Funding and Policy Manager at an early stage if you would like to apply.

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EPSRC Sandpit: New Industrial Systems

A day at BCIT aerospace technology campus by Mike CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
A day at BCIT aerospace technology campus by Mike CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
A day at BCIT aerospace technology campus by Mike CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

EPSRC is running an Ideas Factory Sandpit on New Industrial Systems in May 2017. The deadline for expressions of interest is 2nd March 2017.

New Industrial Systems Sandpit

What’s the theme?

The sandpit seeks to address the challenge of competitiveness in the future UK economy by focusing on manufacturing technologies and trends. Four research visions have been identified by the Manufacturing the Future theme:

  • Sustainable Industries (e.g. a future where business models take account of resource usage, resilience and security)
  • Digital Manufacturing (e.g. simulation and visualisation of design and manufacturing)
  • 21st Century Products (e.g. smart and multi-functional products)
  • New Industrial Systems, which sits at the intersection of the other three areas

The sandpit aims to build a better understanding of the opportunities and challenges in developing new industrial systems, identify a common language between disciplines, facilitate interactions between researchers and users, and identify and address the key research challenges in this area. It is expected that up to £5M of EPSRC funding will be made available to fund research projects arising from this sandpit.

Who should attend?

EPSRC give the following examples of disciplines which could apply to attend: engineering, design, materials science, physical sciences, mathematics, computer science, economics, social sciences, sustainability, life sciences, energy systems. Attendees need not have worked on the problem before and need not have previously secured EPSRC funding. The emphasis will be on people who are open to explore new ideas and connections with other disciplines.

What will happen at the sandpit?

The Sandpit event itself will take place over five days from 15-19 May 2017 at Stratford Manor, Stratford-upon-Avon. The events will draw on ideas from a broad range of disciplines so attendees should expect to be able to develop relationships with other participants and communicate concepts and ideas in a way that is understandable and engaging to those outside your immediate area.

There is more information in the guidance on how sandpits work, but they are generally very intensive and rewarding experiences which offer an excellent chance of securing funding (as this is restricted to attendees).

How do I apply?

The deadline for expressions of interest to attend the Sandpit is 2nd March 2017. 25-30 participants will be selected and must be available for the full five-day duration. To apply you will need to complete the EoI form on the call page.

Given the high likelihood of securing EPSRC funding as a result of sandpit attendance, these calls are often highly competitive. The assessment will be based on the ability to develop new, adventurous and highly original research; the potential to contribute to research at the interface between disciplines; the ability to work in a team; the ability to explain research to non-experts. You will need to give evidence of your ability to meet these criteria in the EoI.

Please contact your Faculty Research Funding and Policy Manager if you are interested in discussing this further.

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