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Research Development Funding Training Sessions

17 October 2017

Please see the Funding Team pages for information and bookings on the following upcoming training events:

Designing a successful research application

Starts: 8 Nov 2017 1:00 PM Finishes: 8 Nov 2017 2:00 PM Venue: Chapman Seminar Rooms 1-2 Remaining places: 16 This session goes through the different aspects of a research bid, and the basic principles in writing each aspect, such as the case for support and justification of resources. It will offer insights into how best to structure your bid to gain the maximum chance of success.

Opportunities with Innovate UK & the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund

Starts: 15 Nov 2017 1:00 PM Finishes: 15 Nov 2017 2:00 PM Venue: Chapman Seminar Rooms 1-2 Remaining places: 35 This session will look at how to maximise opportunites with the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and Innovate UK.

EU Research Funding UK Research Office (UKRO) visit days at Salford, Manchester and MMU

12 October 2017

Our annual EU Research Funding day takes place on Wednesday 1 November 2017. In addition, this year we are coordinating our event with those being held by MMU and University of Manchester on 31 October and 2 November, allowing Salford staff to register for sessions on whichever day is most suitable for them.

The Horizon 2020 Research & Innovation Programme is the EU’s primary research funding mechanism. The programme is hugely popular and many calls are extremely competitive. We have therefore invited our UKRO European Advisor, Ian Devine, to visit the 3 Manchester universities to give an insider’s view on the how give your proposals the best possible chance of success, to coincide with the announcement of the latest Work Programme, covering 2018-2020.

With a budget of nearly €80bn covering the period 2014-2020, Horizon 2020 is the key source of research funding available from the EU and offers opportunities for international research collaboration, European and international fellowships, individual research grants, feasibility studies and research for SMEs, doctoral training and much more. read more

ERASMUS+ KA2 Information session Wednesday 18th October

11 October 2017

Please note the information session next week on Erasmus + and Research Opportunities in Key Action 2. The session will provide an overview of the opportunities for funding within Erasmus + KA2.

Starts: 18 Oct 2017 1:00 PM
Finishes: 18 Oct 2017 2:00 PM
Venue: Chapman Seminar Rooms 1-2

Places can be booked via the Salford Advantage pages

The full list of training and information sessions for 2017-2018 can be found on the Training section of the Research and Knowledge Exchange website

AHRC/EPSRC Immersive Experiences session

11 July 2017

The Research Development Team have organised a session to run through the AHRC/EPSRC Immersive Experiences call for proposals, and follows on from an RCUK event that took place on Friday 7 July at MMU where the call was announced and explained. Anyone who may be interested in the call is welcome to attend, and please do feel free to pass to colleagues that may be interested.

This session will be held Wednesday 19 July 2:00 – 3:30pm in Chapman Seminar rooms 1-2.

We wish to convene all those interested so that we can fully support your project proposals and help to facilitate potential interdisciplinary collaborations. We will run through the call specification and then invite anyone who has an idea to present it via a two minute pitch and one powerpoint slide to generate ideas for collaboration and a starting point for further discussion.  This is not compulsory, but if you wish to take part do let us know and, if possible, send your Powerpoint slide in advance of the session. We will then run through the call timetable and finally end with coffee and networking so you get chance to begin the conversations to develop your bid. read more

ERC Consolidator Grant and UKRO Information/Writing events

26 September 2016

The 2017 call for ERC Consolidator Grants is expected to open on 20 October 20116 and close on 9 February 2017.

The grants are aimed at researchers with 7-12 years post-PhD experience, and are designed to support the development independent research leaders. Grants are worth up to €2m over 5 years. Applicants should have an appropriate track record of research and publishing.

UKRO is hosting two information/grant writing events in the run up to the call.  The first is at the University of Glasgow on 26 October, the second is yet to be announced and will be in London. read more

UKRO Events/Training: ERC Starting Grants

20 July 2016

UKRO is hosting two Starting Grants Information and Proposal Writing Events for researchers interested in applying for the European Research Council’s Starting Grants.

ERC Starting Grants are designed for researchers with between two and seven years post-PhD experience on 1st January 2017 .

The events are:

  1. University of York, 5th September 2016. You can register for this event via the UKRO website here.
  2. Kings College, London, 6th September 2016. You can register for this event via the UKRO website here.

For further information please follow the links above or contact your Funding Team representative.

  • SAM, SHS, – Dr Deborah Woodman
  • NMSWSSDr Chris Coey
  • SoBEStephen Parkinson or Dr Chris Coey
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    EU Research Funding: UKRO Day at Salford

    31 May 2016

    EU Research Funding: UK Research Office (UKRO) visit day at Salford

    Information sessions with Ian Devine, European Adviser at UKRO, and the Research & Enterprise Development Team, University of Salford

    Wednesday 15 June 2016

    Newton Building, Room 233

    The Horizon 2020 Research & Innovation Programme is the EU’s primary research & innovation funding mechanism. The programme is hugely popular and many calls are extremely competitive. We have therefore invited our UKRO European Advisor, Ian Devine, to visit Salford on 15 June to give the view from Brussels on how to develop your proposals in order to have the best possible chance of success.

    With a budget of €80bn covering the period 2014-2020, Horizon 2020 is the key source of research funding available from the EU and offers opportunities for international research collaboration, European and international fellowships, individual research grants, feasibility studies and research for SMEs, doctoral training and much more. 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

    Workshop – Managing Your Research Data

    17 April 2014

    Managing Your Research Data – Thursday 22 May 2014

    The Library, working with Research & Innovation, has invited the Digital Curation Centre (DCC) to the University of Salford to present an afternoon workshop about data management planning for your grant applications, and managing your data throughout the project lifecycle. This workshop has been designed around the needs of our academic staff who are actively engaged in research projects, or developing project bids. 

    Session overview

    Research Councils, the EU Commission and many other funding bodies are increasingly requiring evidence of adequate and appropriate provisions for research data management (RDM) & storage in new grant funding applications. read more

    Research Publication Completion Retreat: bring a draft, take home a submission for publication

    13 March 2014

    A three day writing retreat, led by Professor Brenda Cooper
    Wednesday to Friday 2-4 July 2014, 09:00-16:00

    Open to all disciplines and all career stages, from lecturer to professor levels

    We would like to cordially invite academic staff to take part in a three day writing retreat scheduled for July 2014. The retreat is dedicated to the completion of a designated work-in-progress. It will provide colleagues with space outside of work to devote to completing this work and an opportunity to receive feedback from both their peers and from external consultant Prof Brenda Cooper. read more