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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
An overview of the 2018-2020 Research Infrastructures Work Programme RTD and e-infrastructure calls (This will be a playback of the video recording from the event in London on 14 November where a European Commission speaker gave a presentation. We hope to have a live video link to Brussels for a question and answer session with the Commission).
A recent success story – how to put together a winning proposal
An overview of services offered by the UK Research Office
A presentation of the call timetable (Katie Ward, UK National Contact Point)
Lunch and networking
The event is free and will be valuable for all those considering an application in this area during the 2018-2020 Work Programme.
Researchers from Northumbria will be speaking in pubs across Newcastle next week as part of the international Pint of Science Festival.
The festival is being held in Newcastle for the first time from 23-25 May. Over three days, in three different venues across the city, a total of eighteen researchers from Northumbria, Newcastle and Durham Universities will take to the stage and talk about their research into the big questions of life, the universe, and everything, alongside science-related activities, such as quizzes, puzzles and competitions. You can look forward to tornadoes on the sun, mitochondrial mayhem, and the science of movement to name but a few!
The three themes for this inaugural Newcastle festival are:
Our Body at The Bridge Tavern
Beautiful Minds at The Core
Atoms to Galaxies at The Town Wall
Pint of Science is an international festival run as a volunteer, not-for-profit organisation. It has received local sponsorship from The Core, Wylam Brewery, the North East branch of the Institute of Physics, the Faculty of Medical Sciences, and Cancer Research UK. The organisers have also teamed up with local breweries Newcastle Brewers Ltd. and Out There Brewing Co. to provide a range of local beers to The Core for this special meeting of beer and science.
Tickets are now on sale at the Pint of Science website, where you can find a full line up of events and speakers.
The third edition of the meeting Integrable Systems in Newcastle will take place over two half days, from 5 to 6 February 2016, at the Department of Mathematics and Information Sciences of Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne.
The workshop will focus on exploring new connections between integrability and physics and will promote interactions between leading researchers in both areas.
The list of speakers will be:
Dr Martina Balagovic (Newcastle)
Dr Gennady El (Loughborough)
Dr Pierre-Philippe Dechant (York)
Prof Katrin Leschke (Leicester)
Dr Davide Proment (East Anglia)
Prof Noel Smyth (Edinburgh)
Prof Iain W. Stewart (Strathclyde)
There is no registration fee for this event and support for the expenses of research students may be available.
The fossil record of life on earth, the science behind our Olympic hopefuls and the psychology behind governmental decision-making are just some of the highlights of Northumbria’s events at the 2012 Newcastle Science Festival, which runs from 8th – 15th March.
This year, for the first time, Northumbria is playing a leading role in the festival with participation in almost half of all festival events and representation from almost every School.
The week-long programme features a mix of exhibitions, performance, special events, lectures and debates.
Lucy Winskell, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Region Engagement and Partnerships, said:“This year Northumbria is playing a key role in ScienceFest with the aim of both celebrating and improving understanding of the world around us.“”As ScienceFest is all about showcasing science and the impact it has on people’s lives, it provides the perfect platform for Northumbria to demonstrate its commitment to conducting meaningful research that makes a difference to people’s lives.”