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NERC: Call for Ideas for Strategic Research

NERC invites researchers and those who use environmental science research to submit ideas for scientific advances that will, over time, contribute to addressing some of these major challenges of the 21st century. The ideas will be used to inform the development of new strategic research investments through either highlight topics or strategic programme areas.

Deadline for HT ideas: 16 May 2017

For more information on submitting, please visit NERC.


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Consultation for UK Industrial Strategy Fund: Healthy Ageing

Innovate UK, in conjunction with the Research Councils and the Knowledge Transfer Network, will conduct a series of public workshop events w/c 19th June and w/c 26th June 2017.

The series of three events will take place around Newcastle upon Tyne, Birmingham and London with a focus on Healthy Ageing. The workshops will help define themes that will build upon UK capabilities which will address and benefit from on-going demographic change both here and globally and will deliver economic growth.

Please note these two weeks in your diaries. Further information will be made available after 8th June.


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BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants

The BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants are now open for applications. Funds are available to support primary research in the humanities and social sciences. These awards, up to £10,000 in value and tenable for up to 24 months, are provided to cover the cost of the expenses arising from a defined research project.

Deadline for Applicants – 24 May 2017

For more information, including scheme notes and FAQs, please visit British Academy.


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AHRC Workshop – Cultural Heritage and Rapid Urbanisation in India

The AHRC is pleased to announce a call for researchers to attend a workshop on ‘Cultural Heritage and Rapid Urbanisation in India’. Organised in partnership with the Indian Council for Historical Research (ICHR), the event will bring together academic experts from both countries to address an issue of growing importance as India seeks to preserve and position its rich cultural history within the context of an emerging urban landscape.

Expressions of interest to participate in the workshop are invited from UK-based researchers meeting the AHRC’s standard eligibility requirements from all disciplines within the arts and humanities. Applicants should have a particular research interest in the topics noted above and be able to articulate this in their expression of interest.

The AHRC expects to support the attendance of around 20 UK-based researchers.

The workshop will take place in Dehli, India on the 24th-25th May 2017.

Deadline for submission of EoI: 4pm Wednesday 26th April 2017.

For more information and to apply, please visit the AHRC.


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On Screen Talent Market

The On Screen Talent Market at Sheffield Documentary Festival is now open for applications.

This is an opportunity for experts who wish to present their subject on radio and TV. It consists of a morning of training led by TV presenters and executives, and an afternoon of curated meetings with producers, development producers and commissioners. It is designed to launch and further the careers of experts as new on screen talent.

The Festival will take place in Sheffield on Wednesday the 14th June.

For more information and to apply, please visit sheffdocfest.

Applications close on Friday 30 April 2017.

For advice, please contact the Impact & Engagement Team.


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Greater Manchester Dementia Consortium Showcase

The Salford Institute for Dementia at the University of Salford will be proudly hosting the Greater Manchester Dementia Consortium Showcase on the morning of the 17th May 2017 which falls within National Dementia Awareness Week. The event will be held in collaboration with The University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University and other local institutions.

This event will allow academic researchers in the North West to showcase their dementia research whilst networking and exploring exciting opportunities for collaboration. Each Institution will be given approximately 30 minutes to present their research and there will also be an academic poster session.

Wednesday 17th May 2017

Chapman Building, University of Salford

For an agenda of the day and to register, please click HERE.


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British Science Association’s Media Fellowship

Applications for the British Science Association’s (BSA) 2017 Media Fellowship are now open.

The Office of Research and Knowledge Exchange has secured two places on this high-profile and prestigious scheme which provides an opportunity for scientists, social scientists, engineers and medical researchers (post-doc and above) to be placed with a UK media host. The fellowship will comprise a training day, placement, attendance at the BSA Festival and a leadership day to present your development and dissemination activities. This is a fabulous opportunity to find out how the media works, to build the skills necessary to improve the reach of your research and to have a lot of fun whilst learning valuable skills.

Two applicants from Manchester Metropolitan will be selected to be official fellows.

For more information on the Fellowships, please visit the BSA.

Media Fellow Personal Specification and full MF Terms and Conditions.

Please note:
• There is a training day in London on 17 May
• Placements will be 2-6 weeks between June and September
• The British Science Festival is 5-9 September in Brighton
• There is a Leadership Day in London on 3 October

Application Form should be returned to Sam Gray (s.gray@mmu.ac.uk) by Tuesday 4th April.

The final list of Fellows and Hosts will be announced in May.