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Letter to an Unknown Soldier

 

J. Chapman - letter to an unknown soldier

In a year jammed-full of WW1 commemoration the ‘Letter to an Unknown Soldier’ project invites everyone to step back from the public ceremonies and take a few private moments to think.  

If you could say what you want to say about that war, with all we’ve learned since 1914, with all your own experience of life and death to hand, what would you say?

If you were able to send a personal message to one of the men who served and was killed during World War One, what would you write?

Professor Jane Chapman, a comparative media historian, specializing in gender, newspapers and comics/cartoon archive culture, penned a moving letter to the unknown soldier, contributing to a permanent archive in the British Library http://www.1418now.org.uk/letter/professor-jane-chapman/.

Professor Chapman wrote the letter alongside a soldier cartoon produced during the Great War for a trench newspaper and draws upon her wealth of knowledge and expertise in this area to inform the reader about forms of communication at that time.


Staff Research Development Day – Monday 16 December

UoL-logo-general-use-white-backgroundThe next University of Lincoln Research Development Day will take place on Monday 16 December in ENG207.

These sessions are open to all academics and research support staff and will concentrate on grant writing skills, networking and Horizon 2020:

1. Grant Writing Skills: the Art of a Strong Proposal – Traps, Tricks and Techniques, 9am – 11:15am

This presentation covers the art of Grantmanship and is designed for all types of grant applications covering the do’s and dont’s when preparing a proposal together with the necessary building blocks, over and above the research context, with which to construct the application.

2. The Importance of Networking and how to be effective, 11:15am – 1:45pm

With an ever increasing emphasis on multi-disciplinarity, impact, dissemination, exploitation and outreach the network structure behind a research bid is an essential component to be competitive. This workshop presents an understanding of these requirements and the basic principles behind the networking process; helping to identify key players and stakeholders as well as how to approach them.

3. Strategic Opportunities Within Horizon 2020 and How to Address them, 2:30pm – 5pm

This session will introduce Horizon 2020 from a strategic position. The session will explain changes from the FP7 programme and provide a background for insights into the substantial opportunities and requirements for a Competitive Horizon 2020 bid.

You are able to attend as many workshops as you would like and there is no preparation necessary for any of the sessions.  To book a place on any of these sessions please email research@lincoln.ac.uk.

Research Investment Fund (RIF)

The University is making available an annual £500k investment fund to assist academic staff with the development of new strategic research opportunities. The fund will seek to support our research infrastructure through PhD studentships, equipment and the pump-priming of new avenues of research in line with our strategic plan.

  • The University is making available an annual £500k investment fund to assist academic staff with the development of new strategic research opportunities. The fund will seek to support our research infrastructure through PhD studentships, equipment and the pump-priming of new avenues of research in line with our strategic plan.
  • Proposals are welcomed up to twice yearly, subject to funding, through a competitive process to support pump-priming of research including equipment
  • For 2013 this fund will also include support for proposals originating from the Research Sandpit

Proposals are welcome from all academic staff who require investment for new, innovative research that can be expected to lead to external funding opportunities, and particularly early career researchers (those within five years of receiving their doctorate) who can demonstrate that an award will enable them to develop individual fellowship or project grant proposals leading to high impact publications and providing a firm foundation for future grant proposals.

Criteria:

RIF is intended to support the development of strategic research projects and complements the existing small scale funding support available through School/College funds. Applications are welcome from academic staff across all disciplines in line with College strategies.

The following types of proposals will be considered:

  • Those that require pump-priming at the current stage of development, before they can be funded by an external sponsor;
  • Those where cross college, cross disciplinary research capacity is being expanded;
  • Those where a strategic case is made to build research capacity or resources, including equipment, that can be sustained after an initial period of development

If you intend to apply to RIF, or have any enquiries relating to application proceedures, please contact your College Research Officer, or Research & Income Generation Support at Research & Enterprise.