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MICRA Seedcorn Funding

The aim of MICRA seedcorn funding is to further ageing-related research within the University of Manchester. A maximum of £6K will be awarded per application. Applications must meet the following essential criteria:

  • The proposed research activity must be explicitly related to ageing
  • The proposed research activity must be interdisciplinary
  • The proposed research activity must lead to at least one specific outcome, such as a research proposal for a research council or a working paper.

There are two funding streams open for MMU researchers:

Dementia@Manchester/ Manchester Metropolitan University/ MICRA

One project will be supported by Dementia@Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University and MICRA. Applications must have two project investigators, one from each university, and must fall within the category ‘dementia and cognitive ageing’.

Manchester Metropolitan University/ MICRA

Up to two projects will be supported by MICRA and MMU. These applications must have two project investigators, one from each university. Proposals are invited that address one or more of the following themes:

  • Health and social care
  • Health sciences

The deadline for applications is 1 Dec 2016.

For more information, please visit MICRA.

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Ask the Experts: Question Time at Manchester Met

This question and answer event, hosted by the journalist and broadcaster Eamonn O’Neal (Trinity Mirror), features panellists with backgrounds in local politics, finance and commerce, enterprise, creative industries, and the media.

It will be the launch event for Faculty of Business and Law’s seminar series entitled ‘Greater Manchester and the Business of Devolution’, which forms part of the wider ‘D/Evolving Manchester Seminar Series (2016–17)’.

We are delighted that Michael Moore (former Secretary of State for Scotland) will be joining our panel of experts.

21 June 2016, 4.00pm–7.00pm

MMU Business School, Lecture Theatre G.33

Further information about the speakers, submitting your question and booking, please visit MMU Business.


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Manchester City of Science Hack – Call for Co-Curators

The University of Salford and Spark Compass would like to invite you to take part in Manchester City of Science Hack, where our goal is to curate Manchester’s historical and contemporary science and technology scene to produce an interactive mixed reality experience that infuses an alternative tourism experience with novel ideas and inspires people to see places differently.

The call is for artists, performers, filmmakers, programmers, digital experts, writers, musicians, historians, and all round makers who can help curate this map.

Tuesday 3rd May and Monday 9th May

For more information and to register, please click HERE.


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GM AHSN Technology Innovation Challenge

The GM AHSN (Greater Manchester Academic Health Science Centre Network) will soon welcome proposals for their Technology Innovation Challenge “Assistive Technologies – Reducing Social Isolation to support recovery, health and wellbeing” funding call.

The call is focused and prioritised towards devices that:

• Reduce social isolation within the ‘usual place of residence’ for the patient. This may be at home, in the community or a care home setting.
• Address isolation caused by one or more of the following conditions; dementia; mental health problems; learning difficulties; cognitive impairment (e.g. post stroke); and vascular disease.

Other conditions and disease areas may be considered.

The deadline for proposals is 10 Jan 2016.

For more information, please visit http://bit.ly/1lhVBan or contact Pip Peakmean.

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


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Should we really welcome DevoManc?

Check out this blog by Natalie Bennett from Manchester Policy Blogs on the Devo Manc. What do you think?

The Northern Powerhouse and local devolution do not go far enough in empowering local communities. We need proper bottom-up devolution, argues Green Party leader Natalie Bennett in the Cresc Annual Lecture.

“We believe that the basic principle of Government should be … that power flows upwards from the people, and from their most local levels of Government to the higher levels.”

That is one of the Green Party’s Policies for a Sustainable Society (PSS) – our long-term vision established over the 40 years of our existence. Our policy document adds: “nothing should be done centrally if it can be done equally well, or better, locally”.

That doesn’t mean every decision is made by parish councils or their equivalent. Rather, it means making decisions at the appropriate level.

It means national governments – and international institutions – need to have the power and resources to stand up to the might of multinational companies in a way that small local institutions are unlikely to be able to do.

To read more, please visit: http://bit.ly/1MYDnRJ

 

 


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Health Science Funding Event with GM AHSN

We are holding a Health Science Funding event 12.30-14.00pm, Friday 20th November, with the GM AHSN (Greater Manchester Academic Health Science Centre Network) regarding their Technology Innovation Challenge “Assistive Technologies – Reducing Social Isolation to support recovery, health and wellbeing” funding call. GMAHSN_Call 4_ AT_MMU Launch -final

The call is focused and prioritised towards devices that:

• Reduce social isolation within the ‘usual place of residence’ for the patient. This may be at home, in the community or a care home setting.
• Address isolation caused by one or more of the following conditions; dementia; mental health problems; learning difficulties; cognitive impairment (e.g. post stroke); and vascular disease.

Other conditions and disease areas may be considered.

The event is for MMU staff as well as colleagues from Salford University. SME representatives and Patient Advocates will also be in attendance.

The event will take place in 3.06 Business School, MMU All Saints Campus.

At the event you will find out about the new funding opportunity, future priorities for the GM AHSN and be able to learn more about GM AHSN funded projects. There will also be a chance to network with other attendees after the presentations between 12.30 – 14.00pm.

Refreshments will be provided.

Please email RKE-Events@mmu.ac.uk to register your attendance.


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Museums and Academics Research Network Meeting

The third in this series of museums and academics network events is co-hosted by North West Film Archive (Manchester Metropolitan University) and the Race Relations Resource Centre (University of Manchester), at their shared home in Manchester Central Library.

Join us to find about our nationally important collections and how we can support academics and researchers. As university collections we have expertise to offer, but are keen to develop our links with colleagues from across the North West, and hear your ideas for using our collections in teaching and research.

Event Date
Thursday, 11 June 2015 from 14:00 to 17:00  

Event Venue
Manchester Central Library Performance Space
Central Library
St Peter’s Square
M2 5PD Manchester
United Kingdom

Book your space via Eventbrite Here

This event is also open to professionals from other collections and museums, as we continue the wider discussion about how museums and academics in the North West can work together.

About us

The North West Film Archive is the professionally recognised public home for the moving image heritage of the North West of England. The Archive cares for over 38,000 items from the pioneer days of film in the mid 1890s to video production of the present day. Visit the website to find our more: http://www.nwfa.mmu.ac.uk/default.htm

The Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre is one of the leading libraries on ethnicity, race and migration in the UK. Our archives cover the history of BME communities, activism and achievements in Manchester and the history of race relations in the UK. Visit the website to find out more: http://www.racearchive.manchester.ac.uk/

We part of the Archives+ partnership absed at Manchester Central LIbrary http://www.archivesplus.org/

Do you have questions about Museums and Academics Research Network Event?
Email : n.w.filmarchive@mmu.ac.uk