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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

On behalf of the entire RKE Team, we’d like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

It’s been a very busy and successful year from all involved, and a festive break is very much in order.

We will be back blogging and tweeting on the 4th January 2016.

Happy Holidays!



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A Feast of Fellowships

Check out these fellowships on other in a variety of disciplines.

Harvard University US-Japan programme postdoctoral fellowships

These enable postdoctoral researchers to study on issues of US-Japan relations, Japan’s relations with other countries and domestic issues that bear on Japan’s international behaviour. Applications may address fields such as anthropology, economics, history, law, political science, public health and sociology.

The deadline for applications is 15 Jan 16.

Stanford University Fellowships at the Center for International Security and Cooperation

These enable applicants from academia and the world of public policy, or mid-career professionals in the law, the military, government or international organisations to engage in research and writing, participate in seminars and collaborate with faculty and researchers.

The deadline for applications is 15 Jan 16.

British School at Rome Giles Worsley Rome fellowship

This enables an architect or architectural historian to spend three months in Rome studying an architectural topic of their choice, experience the reality of influential Italian buildings and carry out research in and around the city, while benefiting from the collegiate life of the BSR.

The deadline for applications is 17 Feb 16.

Kay Kendall Leukaemia Fund Intermediate research fellowships

These aim to facilitate the careers of biomedical scientists by allowing them to gain experience in an international centre of excellence prior to establishing an independent research group of their own. Research should address one or more questions relating to the epidemiology, aetiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis or treatment of leukaemia, or a closely allied malignancy.

The deadline for applications is 14 Apr 16.

For support during your application, please contact your relevant Research Development Manager.

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Funding for Archaeology Uncovered

Check out these fudning opportunities related to archaeological research.

The WF Albright Institute of Archaeological Research Glassman Holland research fellowship

This supports European postdoctoral researchers, permanently residing in Europe, conducting research into Near Eastern studies from prehistory through the early Islamic period.

The closing date for applications is 15 Jan 16.

Lithic Studies Society Wymer bursary

This funds lithic-related study and may support work that is archaeological, geological or anthropological in nature.

The closing date for applications is 08 Feb 16.

For support during your application, please contact your relevant Research Development Manager.

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Funding for Food and Agriculture

Check out these funding opportunities related to sustainable food systems.

NERC SARIC sandpit

This is a two-day interactive strategic workshop with the ultimate aim of funding up to six multidisciplinary research translation projects funded to a value of £200,000 each. Projects developed during the sandpit must fall within the scope of SARIC including the following two key challenges:

•resilient and robust crop and livestock production systems;

•predictive capabilities for sustainable agriculture.

The closing date for applications is 26 Feb 16.

Agropolis Foundation Thought for food initiative

This aims to advance understanding of the sustainability of food systems and explore innovative solutions, facilitate the emergence of new and high-impact research activities, and generate a leverage effect that encourages new collaboration between different types of disciplines with a specific focus on combining natural and social sciences.

The closing date for applications is 29 Feb 16.

For support during your application, please contact your relevant Research Development Manager.

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Crime Fighting Calls

ESRC invite applications for two fudning calls directed at crime and security.

CREST call: Research for understanding, mitigating and countering security threats

This programme of research will address some of the current threats to national and international security. Applicants are invited to submit proposals that address areas of both theoretical and practical importance.

The deadline for applications is 17.00 on 5 February 2016.

PaCCS Transnational Organised Crime call

The ESRC and AHRC will shortly be launching a call under the Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security Research (PaCCS) programme focusing on Transnational Organised Crime. The call will aim to fund innovative cross-disciplinary research and networking activities which explore novel approaches to persistent or long-term policy needs or respond to emerging challenges in a fast changing environment.

The deadline for applications is 16.00 on 30 March 2016.

For more information, visit:

For support during your application, please contact your relevant Research Development Manager.

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Joint Dementia Research Showcase

Joint Dementia Research Showcase

The University of Manchester will showcase dementia research activity along with University of Salford & Manchester Metropolitan University, plus structured networking time around particular themes. A series of brief presentations from each institution will highlight the breadth of work of key research groups. There will also be a poster display from across the institutions.

Academics, post-docs, PhD students and research support staff with an interest in dementia and neurodegeneration from the University of Manchester, University of Salford and Manchester Metropolitan University are all welcome. Researchers can be from any discipline area (e.g. medicine, engineering, humanities, arts).

Wednesday 20 January 9.30 – 1.30 including networking lunch

Lecture Theatre A & the Hub, Zochonis Building, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL

Online registration:

We also encourage you to bring posters to display, please indicate this during the online registration process so that we can ensure there are sufficient poster boards. If you would like to have a stand in the coffee/ networking area please contact Carly Moseley.

Vegetarian and halal diets are automatically accommodated, please indicate other special dietary requirements when registering. If you have any special requirements in terms of access, please contact Carly Moseley. You do not need to bring a printed ticket with you on the day.

Further information: Carly Moseley

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RKE : That Was the Week

After another busy week, here’s an example of what the RKE Office have been up to:

Our Key Account Manager Nikki Lees hosted a networking event for MMU colleagues and counterparts at Manchester City Football Club. The session saw an opening introduction from the Vice Chancellor, followed by guided tours of the art building and a drinks reception with lots of stimulating conversation.

Thanks and well done to all involved from RKE!