Welcome to the new research blog from the Research & Knowledge Exchange team at Manchester Metropolitan University. We’re hoping to use this site as a speedy and interactive way to disseminate funding opportunities, research news, events and training opportunities to the academic staff we support.
The Home Page lists all the posts we’ve added. You can filter these using the Categories and Tags sections on the side bar at the right of the screen – simply select a Category from the drop-down menu or pick a Tag from the cluster (the size represents the most popular options).
We’d like this Blog to be as interactive as possible so feel free to make Comments, forward on posts or get in touch with one of the team.
What we do
The Research and Knowledge Exchange team are here to provide expert advice and support MMU academics by:
– disseminating funding opportunities and advising on suitable sources of funding for your idea
– providing intelligence on the external research funding environment
– proposal preparation and development including comments and critical appraisal
– advice on funder requirements and eligibility rules
– supplying examples and templates
– costing proposals in compliance with Full Economic Costing requirements
– coordinating internal approvals and electronic bid submission (including JeS, egap and the EU’s Participant Portal)
– liaison with funding bodies and project partners
– provision of staff development and training sessions
The Research and Knowledge Exchange office reflects an important shift of thinking at MMU – research and knowledge exchange are not separate, but part of a continuum of staff and postgraduate student activity.
This approach recognises the significance of the two way flow of knowledge and expertise between the University and wider society, and places societal impacts alongside the economic benefits.Every research and knowledge exchange endeavour is important – from a journal article through to consultancy with industry. This also reflects the national research and knowledge exchange agendas, where impact needs to be built into all research activities from their beginning to have maximum societal and economic influence.
We have a new structure and philosophy to reflect this change. We will aim to place research and knowledge exchange at the centre of the University’s mission, being as proactive, enabling and supportive as possible to help our students and colleagues do their best research. You can find our contact details on the RKE website – please do get in touch!