UPDATE: Specialist Training & Development sessions for staff in SoBE

By Oct.28, 2013

We would like to draw your attention to two specialist training & development workshops that will be run for members of staff in the School of the Built Environment (SoBE) this semester.

UPDATE: Full details of both sessions are now available.

Research funding opportunities within the current climate
Trainer: Stephen Parkinson, Mary McManus and Vera Barron, R&I Development Team + School guest speakers
Date: Friday 22 November 2013, 12:00 – 14:00
Venue: Council Chamber (G05), The Old Fire Station
Target Audience: Academic and research staff interested in bidding for externally funded projects – beginner to experienced level
Overview: The aim of this session is to provide you with an introduction to the current external funding environment, and to outline both UK and international funding opportunities for your research or teaching & learning activities. The session will further touch upon support available for your bidding activities both at School level and within the Research & Innovation Division, and highlight key aspects you should be considering when positioning yourself to bid for funding, such as building partnerships, the impact agenda, and aligning your proposals with funders’ priorities and objectives. Finally, we will touch on hints and tips for successfully designing a research project & developing a good application and provide details of relevant web-based resources.The session will include information on key funding streams, including:

  • EU HORIZON2020 and ERASMUS+ Programmes
  • Technology Strategy Board & industry
  • Funding opportunities within EPSRC and cross-Research Council initiatives
  • International funding opportunities
Booking: Please contact Nathalie Audren-Howarth

 

Designing a winning proposal
Trainer: Stephen Parkinson, and Vera Barron, R&I Development Team + School guest speakers
Date: Friday 6 December 2013, 12:00 – 14:00
Venue: Council Chamber (G05), The Old Fire Station
Target Audience: Academic and research staff new or to bidding for external funds or new to the university; beginner to mid-career level; suitable for colleagues who have previous experience of bidding but would like to refresh their bid writing skills or revise previously unsuccessful proposals.
Overview: This session will go through the entire proposal development process in detail, outlining the key points for effective bid writing, whilst taking into account relevant external research policies and the current funding climate. It will also outline the University’s internal approval and submission processes.We will also review evaluators’ comments from previous proposals, both successful and unsuccessful, in order to identify some key issues and areas for improving proposals. Finally, the session will provide tips for understanding Calls for Proposals correctly and for identifying the most relevant sources of funding for your proposed projects. Participants are encouraged to bring their own proposals, which they would like to revise / (re)submit.

This session will include:

  • Tips and key issues for improving bidding success
  • Processes and institutional support around bid submission and fEC costing methodology
  • Importance of the impact agenda and interdisciplinary partnerships for your research proposals
Booking: Please contact Nathalie Audren-Howarth