MMU Research and Knowledge Exchange Blog

Funding opportunities, news and guidance from RKE at Manchester Met

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Calling future RKE Leaders

The hugely successful and acclaimed Future Research and Knowledge Exchange Leaders Programme is now in its third year and is about to recruit the next cohort to start the programme in June 2016. This major personal development programme was hailed as a cutting-edge programme at the Vitae ‘Developing the next generation of research leaders’ national event earlier this year. The application process is competitive and places are limited to 12 per intake.

The Manchester Met Future RKE Leaders programme is aimed primarily at senior lecturers with an emerging or increasing track record in RKE who are leading, or who aspire to lead a research team.

Over 3-5 years, participants are supported to a point where they will be able to generate significant RKE income, lead research or knowledge exchange activity and teams, and contribute to the achievement of the University’s Research and Knowledge Exchange ambitions.

Participants benefit from sessions delivered by internal and external contributors on a range of leadership and research/KE specific topics.

The programme has received extremely positive feedback from current participants. Cross-faculty networking has proven to be very useful, as has the mentoring support. Participants have learnt some vital skills and techniques across a variety of topics such as Research Impact, Project Management and leadership skills.

So if you have the ability and aspiration to grow as a research team leader and have the drive and desire to help take the University research and knowledge exchange agenda forward, get your application in!

Download full details of the programme and the application form. Applications must be returned via Deans, to Richard Phillips, OD&T Manager by 2nd May 2016.


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Opportunities for Researchers in Transport and Intelligent Mobility

This event is hosted by the Transport Innovation Centre Sheffield in partnership with the Transport Systems Catapult. Featuring talks from key players in the IM field, giving pivotal information on funding opportunities relevant to Researchers with an opportunity for networking over a buffet lunch. This event is particularly suitable for researchers in the fields of Engineering, Computer Science, Architecture, Urban Planning and Social Sciences.

14th April 2016 10am – 2pm

Inox Dine, University of Sheffield Student’s Union

For more information and to register please visit:

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Impact Livestock Losses in Disasters has on Women

World Animal Protection would like to hire a consultant to undertake research on the impact livestock losses in disasters has on women. Key objectives of the research will be: to provide a broad synthesis of the current main theories pertaining to gender and livestock, providing a general contextual background to the roles of women in the keeping of livestock; to provide a broad synthesis of the main research pertaining to the different gender-sensitive responses related to livestock support in the context of a crisis. Differentiating between slow and fast onset crises including good practices on how to address this issue; and, to complete an analysis of the existing data concerning the potential negative effects of livestock losses in disasters on women and households and solutions for strengthening resilience.

Deadline for proposals: 29 April

Funding available: £8,000

For more information, please contact

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British Communism and Commitment Call for Papers

Bringing together academics from a wide range of disciplines and former party activists, this day school analyses the complexities of commitment in the Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB) over its 70 year history (1920-1991).

9 June 2016, People’s History Museum.

Researchers are invited to submit papers for this event of up to 20 minutes, on a broad range of Communist and Marxist topics.

Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be emailed to by 1 April 2016.

For more information, please click HERE.

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Deadline: Research Accelerator Grant

Only two days left to apply for the MMU Research Accelerator Grant.

The award is a small pump-priming fund which will provide costs of up to £8,000 directly associated with the project, leading up to a larger external grant application.

Please find more details and the application form HERE.

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Police Officer Leadership & Development Training

Leicestershire Police Authority require the provision of experienced Leadership and Management providers to deliver to regional Police Officer and staff. The trainers will be required to deliver on police premises or other premises sourced by EMCHRS L&D in accordance with an agreed training schedule.

Deadline for proposals: 12 April

For more information, please contact

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Monitoring the Environmental Outcomes Delivered by the 2014-20 SRDP Agri-Environment Climate Scheme

The Scottish Government are looking to measure the environmental benefits resulting from management under the 2014-20 SRDP Agri-Environment Climate Scheme. Specifically, the study will aim to: monitor the benefits to biodiversity (and, where relevant and possible, benefits in relation to the water environment, flood risk management and climate change) resulting from management under the Agri-Environment Climate Scheme and Greening; and, develop recommendations regarding improvements that could be introduced to improve the effectiveness of equivalent measures under the post-2020 CAP.

Deadline for proposals: 26 April

Funding available: £250,000 – £300,000

For more information, please contact