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ECR – New Generation Thinkers 2014

AHRCThe AHRC and BBC Radio 3 are looking for applications for the New Generation Thinkers of 2014.

Up to sixty successful applicants will have a chance to develop their programme-making ideas with experienced BBC producers at a series of dedicated workshops and, of these up to ten will become Radio 3’s resident New Generation Thinkers. They will benefit from a unique opportunity to develop their own programmes for BBC Radio 3 and a chance to regularly appear on air.

BBC Radio 3 and its programmes Free Thinking  (previously known as Night Waves), the Verb, the Essay and the Sunday Feature have provided a platform for debate and commentary from scholars across the world. You could now join them on air. The New Generation Thinkers scheme also works with BBC TV Arts who will be looking to develop New Generation Thinkers and their ideas into arts television.

Applicants do not have to be funded by the AHRC to apply; the scheme is open to all early career researchers based in a UK Research Organisation (either Higher Education Institution or Independent Research Organisation [IRO].  We also encourage those people who have previously applied unsuccessfully to the scheme, even if they made it to the workshop.

We welcome applications from researchers working in all areas of the arts and humanities. This year we are extending the call for researchers who work in areas of social sciences and medical science whose work intersects with the arts and humanities. There are a series of interfaces, and many areas of common ground between. This can be seen in both cross-council programmes, Connected Communities and Life Long Health and Wellbeing.

Aims of the scheme

The aim of the scheme is to provide a development opportunity for early career researchers to cultivate the skills to communicate their research findings to those outside the academic community. The scheme wants to find the new generation of academics who can bring the best of the latest university research and scholarly ideas to a broad audience.

Applications should demonstrate an engaging and stimulating programme but also demonstrate an ability to talk about other subjects areas within the arts and humanities in an accessible and refreshing manner, with awareness of the wider listening audience. We would recommend that you listen to previous winners experience in the AHRC podcast and hear this year’s winners programme on the Essay on Iplayer now.

Who’s Eligible?

To apply for the New Generation Thinkers scheme, you must be

1. A UK resident over 18 currently working or studying at a UK Research Organisation (http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/What-We-Do/Fund-world-class-research/Pages/Independent-research-organisations.aspx)You will be either:
a) Currently a PhD student, if you are a doctoral candidate you should have made considerable progress on your research eg.  Be within one year of submission.
b). Within eight years of the award of your PhD.
c). Within six years of your first academic appointment.

2. Anyone who has applied for in previous year’s are free to apply again except the previously selected researchers who became the final 10 New Generation Thinkers in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

3. Employees of the BBC and the AHRC are not eligible to apply.

Closing date: 06/02/2014

Further information: http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/Funding-Opportunities/Pages/New-Generation-Thinkers-2014.aspx



AHRCThe AHRC is pleased to invite collaborative proposals to explore the Academic Book of the Future in the context of open access publishing and the digital revolution.

This is a collaboration between the AHRC and the British Library, with both organisations taking an active role in engaging with the successful research team. This is an open call and applications may be submitted from any eligible Research Organisation, or AHRC recognised Independent Research Organisation, except for the British Library.

An RO may submit more than one proposal, and may be involved in more than one collaboration.

A single consortium will be funded through this scheme, with total project costs up to a value of £450k FEC, with AHRC providing 80% of the costs, and lasting up to 24 months from October 2014.

Closing date: 27/03/2014

Further information: http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/Funding-Opportunities/Documents/Future-Academic-Book-Call.pdf 

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.

AHRC: Science in Culture Innovation Awards

Innovation Awards under the Science in Culture theme are now available.

Successful proposals under the Innovation Awards call are expected to expand and explore the Science in Culture theme in new and innovative ways.  Proposals may address any aspect of the theme as outlined in the call document.

In the context of this call, innovation can take a number of forms:

  • Exploring new inter-disciplinary concepts, methodologies and approaches drawing on both the arts and humanities and the sciences
  • Developing reciprocal collaborations of a new nature or in new or emerging fields of collaborative enquiry between the arts and humanities and the sciences
  • Addressing innovative and inter-disciplinary research questions co-produced through dialogue between the arts and humanities and the sciences

Funding of up to £80,000 (fEC) over a period of 12 months will be awarded to successful grants.  Up to 10 Innovation Awards are expected to be funded under the Science in Culture theme.

Deadline: 27 February 2014

For further information, please see the call document (pdf 396kb, opens in new window)​, or visit the AHRC’s website.

Launch of EPSRC Awards Recognising Inspirational Scientists and Engineers

2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

To celebrate the incredible innovation that has taken place over recent decades and, in particular, the researchers who have led that innovation, EPSRC, in partnership with the Royal Academy of Engineering are launching the RISE awards – Recognising Inspirational Scientists and Engineers.

An independent judging panel will select their top 10 established inspirational scientists and engineers from nominees put forward by universities, industry, professional bodies and learned institutes. Each of these ten will then nominate someone they see as a future world-class talent.

EPSRC is at the heart of UK innovation, generating the fundamental knowledge that fuels economic and social prosperity and investing in the skilled people who drive research forward. Together with the Royal Academy of Engineering, the EPSRC supports the very best researchers throughout their careers by fostering their ambition, innovation and adventure.

For more information, please visit the EPSRC’s website.