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Post-referendum position on EU research funding

2 March 2017

In light of a number of queries received from academic colleagues in recent weeks, it is clear that there is still some uncertainty about the position of UK researchers in relation to applying for EU research funding in light of the referendum result and the UK’s impending departure from the EU. The Research Development Team therefore thought it would be useful to summarise the current position and to point colleagues towards additional sources of information about post-referendum related issues.

The over-arching message is that, at least until the UK officially leaves the EU (currently expected to be in March 2019), there is no change in UK-based applicants’ ability to bid and be awarded funding from the main EU research & innovation funding programmes (Horizon 2020, but also Erasmus+). Those colleagues interested in applying for funding from these sources should continue to pursue these opportunities and work with their partners across Europe to develop and submit their proposals as normal. read more

EPSRC Future Calls 2017/18

15 February 2017

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has released details of funding calls it plans to launch in 2017/18.

The list of calls contains only very high-level information at this stage, including the call title, relevant thematic area and proposed call issue date. Further details on each call will be available when they are officially launched.

Colleagues can sign up for weekly email alerts on new/upcoming EPSRC calls here.

EPSRC Future Calls 2017/18

Santander Travel Funding Scheme: Now Open

15 October 2015

The University of Salford has funding to support staff wishing to undertake an international visit or project. The award will support travel to the following countries (other countries could be considered), preferably at a Santander University Partner.

  • In the Americas: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, USA
  • In Europe: Belgium, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Spain, UK
  • In Asia: China, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, UAE
  • In Africa: Ghana

The programme offers awards of £500, £1,000 & £5,000.

Full details of the scheme, including criteria and how to apply can be found at:

http://www.salford.ac.uk/santander/santander-universities-travel-award-information-for-staff

If you have any questions about the scheme, please do not hesitate to contact Dr Deborah Woodman in the Research & Enterprise Division. read more

Events to celebrate International Open Access Week

14 October 2015

19-25 October is International Open Access Week.  The University of Salford is offering a series of events to mark this and to support researchers to increase the reach and impact of their research by making it more openly accessible.  It is increasingly common for researchers to make the outputs of their research freely available online, including releasing published papers and the data sets that underpin the findings.

Making research open access is becoming more important for researchers, both in increasing the visibility and impact of research and to comply with funders’ policies. read more

Are you involved in EPSRC funded research?

5 May 2015

The EPSRC has made changes to its grant requirements. As of the 1st May 2015, both the University and its researchers are required to adhere to a set of expectations with regards to research data management.

All University of Salford researchers and research students funded by EPSRC are expected to:

  • Ensure that your digital research data is securely stored and managed during a project.
  • Create a metadata record describing your research data within 12 months of the data being generated and, if it is digital data, include a persistent identifier
  • Ensure that your digital research data is securely preserved and made accessible for a minimum of ten years, in a suitable data repository, once your project has finished. You may delay providing access to your data if this is necessary to protect intellectual property. Only in exceptional circumstances should your data not be made accessible and this must be agreed with the EPSRC, preferably at the beginning of the project.
  • Non-digital data must be stored in a manner that will facilitate access, should a request to access it be received.
  • Include a statement within published research papers describing how and on what terms any supporting research data may be accessed
  • Ensure any resources associated with research data management are included in your data management plan and in your EPSRC grant application.

For more details about the EPSRC expectations see our website: http://www.salford.ac.uk/research/research-data-management/funder

The University is developing the services, policies and support that will enable researchers to meet these expectations. This includes providing secure storage to host large data volumes, a collaboration space, a source code repository, and a data repository with the ability to create Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs).  An updated website, enquiry service and training sessions are also being developed. We expect these to be available by autumn 2015. However, we have made interim arrangements and if you are publishing papers, or need any assistance in the meantime, please contact Hannah Baker, Research Data Manager, ext. 56707 or h.baker@salford.ac.uk read more

Important notice for EPSRC-funded researchers

13 March 2015

EPSRC-funded researchers should be aware that if you are writing/submitting research papers which acknowledge EPSRC funding for publication on/after 1st May 2015 you MUST include a data access statement to enable compliance with new EPSRC expectations. This statement should include a persistent URL directly linking to the dataset or to supporting documentation that describes the data in detail, how it may be accessed and any constraints that may apply.

EPSRC will be auditing papers which acknowledge their funding to check that they include a data access statement and where this is missing, or if there are problems accessing the data, they will follow this up with the PI and could impose sanctions. read more

Lloyd’s Register Foundation – Research Grants

21 August 2014

New funding opportunity

Research Data Management Survey: Your views are needed!

3 July 2014

The University of Salford recognises the importance of the data generated through our research activities, and is working to improve the way in which research data is securely managed and shared.

As part of this work the Library are conducting a survey of researchers to help them understand current practice surrounding the management of research data. It is critical that they hear from as many researchers as possible, as the results of this survey will inform the development of the infrastructure, support services, and policies that we hope will benefit you. The more information they receive about your research data, the more they can tailor the Research Data Management Service to your specific needs. read more

TSB – Energy harvesting for autonomous electronics

4 June 2014

New funding opportunity

NERC – Independent Research Fellowships

30 May 2014

New funding opportunity