As part of the EPSRC’s commitment to support the development of early career researchers, EPSRC’s Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Theme is inviting expressions of interest from early career ICT researchers to attend one of two workshops that will be held in Oxford and Glasgow in February 2014.
Participants will have the opportunity to:
- Receive advice on funding opportunities, strategic priorities, grant writing and the peer review process from EPSRC staff and research leaders in ICT.
- Engage with EPSRC staff on the development of strategies to benefit UK ICT research.
- Consider and debate the impact of ICT research and responsible innovation in ICT research.
- Form new connections with colleagues from across the ICT research landscape.
Each workshop will be residential and run across a two-day period to allow participants sufficient time for in-depth discussions and to maximise networking opportunities.
Overnight accommodation for the first day of the workshop and meals during the workshop will be provided. However, EPSRC is unable to reimburse participant’s travel or other expenses.
We anticipate that this event will be of greatest interest to ICT researchers that have completed a PhD (or equivalent qualification) within the previous ten years and are eligible to hold an EPSRC grant. However, we do not wish to be prescriptive based on years of post-doctoral experience and welcome applications from prospective participants with a different pattern of academic experience, early career researchers based in industry and postdoctoral research assistants.
HOW TO APPLY
Early career ICT researchers wishing to participate in either the Oxford or Glasgow workshop should apply by completing and submitting online, the Expression of Interest form before 16:00 on Friday 3 January 2014.
Submission of a complete expression of interest form will be taken as a commitment that you are available for the entire duration of your preferred workshop and will attend if selected.
Completed expression of interest forms will be assessed by a panel of EPSRC staff. The panel will select participants on the basis of the justification for attendance provided in the completed expression of interest form, while also seeking to ensure the participants are a representative cross-section of the ICT research community by research expertise and institutional representation.
Please note that the number of participants is limited.
Decisions on attendance will be communicated to applicants by email in the week commencing 13 January 2014.