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Global Challenges Research Fund Networking Grants

The Academy of Medical Sciences, on behalf of the UK National Academies, is delighted to announce the opening of the sixth round of the GCRF Networking Grant Scheme. Please note: this scheme is being coordinated by the Academy of Medical Sciences on behalf of all academics and is therefore open to all disciplines, not just medicine.

The scheme offers £25,000 to researchers based in DAC-listed countries to form collaborations with researchers in the UK, looking to generate new research ideas to address global challenges.

The scheme is funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) which forms part of the UK government’s Official Development Assistance.

Deadline: Tuesday 31st March 2020

For further information please visit the Academy of Medical Sciences website or contact your Research Development Team.

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NIHR Policy Research Programme Working Age Consultation Event Launch

The NIHR Policy Research Programme (PRP) wants to develop the evidence base for policy aimed at improving health and wellbeing, and reducing health inequalities, for people of working age. As employment is one of the key determinants of health, there is a particulate interest in evidence on the relationship between health and work.

The NIHR Central Commissioning Facility and the NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) are running an event in London to inform a research specification for a future funding round and allow networking and potential collaborations for individuals from multidisciplinary backgrounds.

  • Date: Thursday 24th October
  • Location: London, tbc.
  • Registration: Free, via this form. Please complete this by 7th October.

The all-day event will include key speakers, a sandpit-style priority setting workshop, and networking. Attendance at this event is free and lunch will be provided. Spaces are limited so please use the expression of interest form to register your interest by 7th October. All spaces, and event information will be confirmed by the organisers after the deadline. This event is open to representatives from medical schools, business schools, charities, the NHS, local authorities, allied health professionals and the public.

If you have an interest in the field but are unable to attend you may wish to complete the Research Question Submission form that will contribute towards informing the debate and priority setting at the consultation event.

For further information on the event please visit the RDS website. You can also get in touch with the RDS via their email or telephone 020 8843 8027.

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Valuing Nature Programme : Understanding Ecosystem Stocks and Tipping Points


The programme aims to better understand and represent the complexities of the natural environment in valuation analyses and to consider the wider societal and cultural value of ecosystems services by extending the concept of value beyond perceived market value. It is delivering this through a mix of research, network and cross‐discipline and impact activities.

Call closes: 4pm 5 May 2016

For more information, visit NERC.

For support during your application, please contact Research Development.

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Joint Dementia Research Showcase

Joint Dementia Research Showcase

The University of Manchester will showcase dementia research activity along with University of Salford & Manchester Metropolitan University, plus structured networking time around particular themes. A series of brief presentations from each institution will highlight the breadth of work of key research groups. There will also be a poster display from across the institutions.

Academics, post-docs, PhD students and research support staff with an interest in dementia and neurodegeneration from the University of Manchester, University of Salford and Manchester Metropolitan University are all welcome. Researchers can be from any discipline area (e.g. medicine, engineering, humanities, arts).

Wednesday 20 January 9.30 – 1.30 including networking lunch

Lecture Theatre A & the Hub, Zochonis Building, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL

Online registration:

We also encourage you to bring posters to display, please indicate this during the online registration process so that we can ensure there are sufficient poster boards. If you would like to have a stand in the coffee/ networking area please contact Carly Moseley.

Vegetarian and halal diets are automatically accommodated, please indicate other special dietary requirements when registering. If you have any special requirements in terms of access, please contact Carly Moseley. You do not need to bring a printed ticket with you on the day.

Further information: Carly Moseley

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AHRC Research Network Call – Cultural Heritage & Rapid Urbanisation in India

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The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Indian Council for Historical Research (ICHR) are pleased to announce a joint call for Research Networking projects addressing the theme of ‘Cultural Heritage and Rapid Urbanisation in India’.

Funding of between £30,000-£45,000 per project for UK applicants is available on a full economic cost (fEC) basis with AHRC meeting 80% of the fEC.  Matched resources are available from ICHR for Indian applicants. Awards should have a duration of up to 6 months and will be expected to start between 1st December 2015 and 1st February 2016. It is expected that 4-5 awards will be made under this call.

Awards will be funded through the Newton Fund – a 5 year programme that aims to strengthen research and innovation partnerships between the UK and emerging knowledge economies.​  projects must address at least 1 of 5 theme areas:

  • Urbanisation and History
  • Public Spaces and Urban Planning
  • Digitisation of Heritage and Urban Processes
  • Architectural History and the Conservation of Built Heritage
  • Urbanisation and Intangible Heritage

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H2020 Event: CAPS2015

The second international event on Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation

Logo-caps-2015-logo-no-back-300x207Organised by the European Commission, CAPS2015 is a two-day event on Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation (CAPS). This year’s event will take place in Brussels on 7-8 July 2015 on the theme of ‘Networked Social Responsibility’. The event will start with a conference in the morning of 7 July at the European Commission, and continue in the afternoon and the following day with the CAPS2015 OFF Programme at La Tricoterie, Brussels.

Registration for the event is free but pre-registration on the CAPS2015 website is compulsory.

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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:

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:

We part of the Archives+ partnership absed at Manchester Central LIbrary

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