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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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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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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.


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Man Met achieves 100% compliance with ResearchFish submission

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Manchester Met has achieved 100% compliance with its ResearchFish submission in 2017.

ResearchFish is an online survey that collects research outcomes. Funders use the tool to track the impacts of their investments, and academics use it to log outputs arising from funded research. Over 100 funders, including the seven UK Research Councils, currently use ResearchFish collecting submissions from universities across the country.

For the second year running, Manchester Met has achieved 100% compliance with its ResearchFish submission. This means that all researchers required to report against their funded research completed their submission before the submission period closed on 16th March 2017.

Due this achievement, our researchers’ fantastic work will soon be available to view on Gateway to Research. It also means that potential sanctions from late submissions have been avoided.


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Elsevier Sessions

On April the 7th, world-leading publisher company Elsevier are running several events for research active staff.

Following on from the success of his previous visit, Anthony Newman is once again offering his very popular author seminar, which will be free of charge to attend. Anthony Newman is a Senior Publisher with Elsevier. Currently responsible for several laboratory medicine and biochemistry journals, he joined Elsevier 28 years ago and has been a publisher for the last 15 years. Whilst Anthony is from a life science background, the lessons from this seminar are transferrable to researchers at any stage in their career from any discipline.

To register for tickets, please visit:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/elsevier-author-seminar-tickets-32659360025
In addition to the above session, Michaela Kurschilden will also be running two sessions to offer training on some of the services provided by Elsevier. These useful events will provide participants with the tools to engage with both the Scopus and Mendeley systems. These services are great for the management and analysis of your research.

To register for these sessions visit:

Scopus
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/why-scopus-content-is-relevant-to-you-tickets-32847469666

Mendeley
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/introduction-to-mendeley-tickets-32847752512

We anticipate all these sessions to be very popular so register now to avoid missing out.

For more information please contact us at RKE-Systems@mmu.ac.uk


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PPI and Communication Workshop

Manchester Metropolitan University and the North West People in Research Forum invite you along to a communications workshop for public Involvement and Engagement. In conversation with public members and experienced researchers from across the region this event aims to generate discussion and ideas.

This event is aimed at researchers who have had some experience and interest in Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement and the content might be of particular interest to early career researchers.

Monday 20 March 2017 from 10:00am – 12:30pm.

Manchester Met, Birley Fields Campus.

For more information and to register attendance, please click HERE.