Forum members will be expected to attend two events per year, where there will be a number of interactive sessions on topics such as understanding funding opportunities, the peer review process, accelerating impact and building leadership.
EoI is via a web based form on the EPSRC website and you’ll need to apply by 30th June 2016. Eligibility is not strictly defined in the guidance, but EPSRC state that they are keen to hear from people who are in the process of applying for, or recently awarded, a First Grant.
The criteria you’ll need to address to be selected are below:
Rationale for wishing to join the EPSRC Early Career Forum in Mathematical Sciences.
How does the applicant’s research fit within the scope of the Mathematical Sciences theme?
How does the applicant envisage using membership of the Early Career Forum in Mathematical Sciences to develop as an independent researcher?
Evidence of inspiring and giving a lead to fellow researchers.
This is an excellent opportunity to play a part in deciding how the EPSRC allocates its budgets, and will give an invaluable insight into the process of review and decision-making for EPSRC grant applications. It is highly recommended that any academic staff who have already been successful with EPSRC funding or who are applying/planning to apply in the near future consider applying to join the College.
Membership of the Associate Peer Review College is unpaid and represents a commitment to peer review up to 8 EPSRC proposals in a year. The Associate Peer Review College is the first step on the route to becoming a full Peer Review College member for EPSRC. Graduation to full College membership will depend upon the individual “completing a set number of usable reviews, completing on-line training and maintaining an up to date personal profile to help identify them”. After a member gains experience of reviewing proposals they may be approached to participate in assessment panels, but this is likely to be after substantial experience has been gained.
Criteria used to select members includes academic track record in EPSRC research areas (in journals with high impact factor) and background with business in a relevant sector (including collaborative research with business).
EPSRC have announced they will be shortly launching “EPSRC Communities”.
It includes a suite of features that allow academics to set up profiles, manage subscriptions, set up email alerts and bookmark pages for others to see. It will also allow some functionalities to customise your experiences on the site. The system changes are being rolled incrementally as beta testing is completed, and more information can be found at the links below…
EPSRC is inviting outline proposals which will look at opportunities for how humans will interact with ICT technology in the future which will involve areas such as wearable devices, autonomous systems and an internet of things.
The call is being run in parallel with the “Making Sense from Data” call, which is being issued simultaneously by the ICT Theme.
Deadline information: Outline proposals due by 4pm, 6 January 2015; full proposals due by mid June 2015.
Expressions of interest are invited for their energy catalyst programme’s late-stage awards – pre-commercial technology validation. These will demonstrate and evaluate the capability and performance of innovative technologies through pre-commercial technology validation in the energy sector. Projects can include prototype and pilot testing such as field trials in realistic operating environments.
Registration is required to enter this competition. Please note that registration will close one week before the competition application deadline.
Opens: 6 Nov 2014
Registration closes: 12 noon,1 Feb 2015
Expressions of interest due: 12 noon, 18 Feb 2015
Please note that there will be a briefing by webinar on Monday, 10 November 2014 from 13.30-15.30 for those wishing to find out more about Round 2 of the Energy Catalyst. This will include information on the scope, funding and the application process. Register for the WEBINAR.