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Take a look at these research related funding opportunities. Please pass on to any colleagues you feel may also be interested.

Feminist Review Trust Grants

This aims to advance the education of the public in the subject of gender; promote equality of opportunity between women and men; and advance good health and education among women.

Deadline for applications: 31 May 16

RCUK Digital Catapult Researcher in Residence Programme

This enables researchers at any career stage to spend time at the Digital Catapult Centre or a relevant partner organisation to undertake a project that will generate impact for the digital economy in the broadest sense.

Deadline for applications: 19 Jun 16

For support with your application, please contact Research Development.

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Take a look at these research related funding opportunities. Please pass on to any colleagues you feel may also be interested.

NERC International Pump Priming Grants

This provides resources to NERC-supported researchers to allow them to forge long-term partnerships with overseas scientists that add value to current NERC-funded science.

Deadline for applications: 19 May 16

Rail Safety and Standards Board Vehicle Dynamics Competition

This supports innovations which make technical improvements to rail vehicles, reducing track damage, wheel and suspension maintenance costs, and increase the use of vehicles for both fast and slow lines.

Deadline for applications: 19 May 16

Feminist Review Trust Research Grants

These support feminist scholars and activities.

Deadline for applications: 31 May 16

Society for Medieval Archaeology Mick Aston Research Grant

This aims to support the completion and publication of a research project relating to settlement archaeology in Britain or Ireland.

Deadline for applications: 31 May 16

Lithic Studies Society Roger Jacobi Bursary

This aims to support research related to museum collections and archives in the field of lithic studies.

Deadline for applications: 08 Aug 16

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

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International Women’s Day at MMU: 21st Century Feminism sold out event and an afternoon of events at the New Business School

International Women’s Day (IWD) was first celebrated in 1911 as a day to recognise women’s role and achievements and to highlight the continued struggle for equal rights.  In some countries IWD, every 8th March, is an official holiday. In a build up to the day, various events are taking place around MMU:

International Womens dayFriday 7th March – 12 – 2 pm, New Business School (near the entrance and in room 3.10)

There will be stalls, including information on the University’s Women Entrepreneurs Course and demonstrations from some female students from the School of Computing, Mathematics and Digital Technology, of their new computer game which promotes recycling.  The game is a free app on both IOS and Android devices to promote recycling for Greater Manchester.  The game is called Getting Wasted and takes the user through a typical student flat, getting them to clean the rubbish into appropriate bins. It is a fun, quick play game, that is also educational. For more information, please view this article:  There will be also be a talk by Manchester Rape Crisis and look out for people giving out some ribbons on the day in the colours of the Suffragettes movement.

HIP Event HLSSWednesday 5th March – 21st Century Feminism 

This sold out event organised by the  Institute of Humanities and Social Science Research took place this week and was timed to lead up to International Women’s Day. This one-day public forum considered contemporary gender issues and persistent sexism. What does it mean to be a feminist in the 21st century and what are the new challenges facing women in an era marked by on-going global conflict and economic crisis? A panel of internationally renowned feminist thinkers discussed the feminist now and the feminist future, alongside a day of networking opportunities and activities.

For full details see the IHSSR  page here or see the copy of the programme here: 5th March Feminist programme.

MCCEvents in Manchester

Manchester International Women’s Day Awards annually recognise women and organisations that have made an important difference within Manchester .  As part of these events, MMU is sponsoring these awards.  MMU’s Gender Staff Forum Co-Chair, Dr Kate Cook took part in organising the awards dinner and also in judging one of the awards.  The details of the finalists are here:  and the winners are announced at the dinner. For more information on the awards go to

For over 25 years Manchester City Council has celebrated the achievements and contribution of women every International Women’s Day.  The occasion provides an opportunity for Manchester to inspire and raise the aspirations of women and girls and to make positive steps to address inequality and renew our efforts to challenge the barriers that women and girls face locally and internationally.  Manchester City Council’s programme of events for International Woman’s Day: