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Researcher Realities event: Reconciling research funding and the real world

In this blog post, session moderator Al Innes (Strategic Research Executive), gives us a preview of the upcoming Researcher Realities event that Edinburgh Research Office is hosting. About the event: Reconciling research funding and the real world Date: Thursday 23rd May 2024 Time: 09:30 – 11:00 Sign-up | Researcher Realities: …

Horizon Europe: new events and support for researchers

  In this post we share an update on the University of Edinburgh’s engagement with Horizon Europe and highlight our ERO events, support and resources for researchers.  Make sure to join our upcoming sessions on navigating collaborative calls and mastering the prestigious MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships proposals. Authors of this post: …

Export Control and Sanctions: New Export Control licensing requirement applying to exports of emerging technologies

In this blog post, Alan Campbell, Research Integrity Manager in Edinburgh Research Office, outlines a significant recent amendment to the UK export licensing regime.  About Export Control and Sanctions regimes Export Control and Sanctions regimes are legal frameworks that exist in many countries worldwide, including the UK, to regulate the …

Interdisciplinary Innovation: April 24 Deadline for Big Ideas Accelerator Applications

In this blog post, Al Innes, Strategic Research Executive in Edinburgh Research Office, gives insights into the Big Ideas Accelerator, highlighting the available webinar and award-holder profiles, which closes on the 24 April 2024. Are you thinking of applying to the Big Ideas Accelerator (BIA), but haven’t put pen-to-paper yet? …

Human Library – Creating Connections within the Research Support Services Community

Building on the success of its debut at the 2023 Research Support Services Conference, the Edinburgh Research Office is excited to have launched our Human Library.  The Human Library is not your typical library; rather than borrowing books, here, you borrow time—specifically, the time of your colleagues within the Research Support …

UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships Round 9 at the University of Edinburgh

Angela Sturniolo, Research Support Officer, highlights the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships Round 9 and shares what applicants need to know about the University of Edinburgh internal demand management process for this call. About the Future Leaders Fellowships The UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships Round 9 is now open. The UKRI Future …

Research Support Services Conference: Reflections and learning

Laura Cockram, Head of Engagement and Communications, shares learning from her experience as Conference Facilitator for our annual Research Support Services Conference, here at the University of Edinburgh.  I had a very rewarding conversation last week. I shared what I and a group of enthusiastic and dedicated colleagues had done …

Spotlight on Working With Personal Data

In this guest blog post, Sarah Janac, Research Facilitator in Digital Research Services, shares resources and dates of an upcoming webinar series to support researchers in working with personal data. Digital Research Services provide a single point of access to data and computing resources at the University of Edinburgh. As …

Big Ideas Accelerator Fund Now Open for Applications

Are you looking for a pathway to make your research ideas into reality?   Are you unable to fund the right external funding to explore your next big research idea?   The Big Ideas Accelerator Fund is here to support and catalyse radical, interdisciplinary collaborations within the University community, that wouldn’t be …

The Research Support Services Conference 2024 – Get Involved!

After the success of our 2023 Research Support Services Conference, we are excited to hit the ground running for 2024!   We are looking for University colleagues with a passion for research support and enabling to join us as part of the 2024 Conference Organising Group. The role of the Conference …

New vacancy in ERO: Head of REF, Research Planning and Performance

In this blog post, Dr Lorna Thomson, Director of Edinburgh Research Office, shares news that we are seeking to appoint a Head of REF, Research Planning and Performance. The successful candidate will play a fundamental part in ensuring the University of Edinburgh’s continuing success as a research leader in the …

New vacancy in ERO: Strategic Research Executive

  In this blog post, Jonathan Rans, Head of Strategic Research Development, shares news of an exciting opportunity to join Edinburgh Research Office’s Strategic Research Development team, to deliver analysis of the funding and academic landscape informing design and delivery of strategic initiatives for the University. We have a job …

RSS Conference: Hearing from our Session Leads – Dr Conor Snowden

The 2023 Research Support Services (RSS) Conference took place on 31 October with great success. Attended by nearly 300 colleagues and offering over 25 sessions, the 2023 RSS Conference provided a space for research support colleagues from across the university to come together to learn, share, network and develop our …

What do funders want to know about Research Culture?

  Have you been writing a funding application, and come across a request for information on our research culture? Have you been asked about your contribution to research culture? Do you need a little demystification about the whole research culture thing? Dr Charlotte Brady, Strategic Research Executive has written a …

Applying for a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship – 2024

In this blog post Charis Wilson, Senior Research Funding Specialist in Edinburgh Research Office, shares insights from our recent information event about the Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships. The Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship scheme receives almost 800 applications nationally each year. At the University of Edinburgh, 75 researchers have won these …

Ideas Summit – Strategic Leadership in Research 2023

In this blog post we share highlights from the recent Strategic Leadership in Research Programme Ideas Summit and information about how you can apply to the 2024 programme. About the Strategic Leadership in Research Programme The Strategic Leadership in Research Programme is run by Edinburgh Research Office and the Institute …

Pathways to Academic Independence: Supporting Academic and Technical Researchers

In this post, Al Innes and Dr. Charlotte Brady from the Strategic Research Development Team invite you to discover the transformative potential of the “Funded Research: Pathways to Academic Independence” training course for colleagues supporting academic and technical researchers. As research support colleagues, your role in encouraging academic colleagues to …

Good Research Practice Week Events: 20 – 24 November 2023

Find out about the University of Edinburgh Good Research Practice Week and how you can take part. Good Research Practice Week will be held during 20 – 24 of November 2023. The week will showcase the University’s commitment to supporting good research practice, a healthy research culture and best practice …

Pathways to Academic Independence: Funding Landscape Module Part 2 – Navigating the Landscape

In this post Al Innes and Dr Charlotte Brady, of the Strategic Research Development Team, discuss the Pathways to Academic Independence training course, diving again into the Funding Landscape and Funders module, looking at the top takeaways from the course module and giving you a flavour of what to expect. …

Strategic Leadership in Research Programme 2024

Applications are now open for the 2024 Strategic Leadership in Research Programme. Find out about the programme and how to apply. About the programme The Strategic Leadership in Research Programme aims to equip University of Edinburgh researchers with the leadership skills, knowledge and behaviours required to win large-scale strategic funding. …

Pathways to Academic Independence: Funding Landscape Module – Navigating Complexities in Funding

In this post Al Innes and Dr Charlotte Brady, of the Strategic Research Development Team, discuss the Pathways to Academic Independence training course, highlighting the Funding Landscape and Funders module, and give you an overview of what to expect in the module.  Pathways to Academic Independence  Funded Research: Pathways to …

Pathways to Academic Independence: Planning for Funding Success and Writing a Professional Research Strategy

In this post Al Innes and Dr Charlotte Brady, of the Strategic Research Development Team, introduce the Pathways to Academic Independence training course, and focus on the first two modules of the course: Planning for Funding Success, and Writing a Professional Research Strategy  Pathways to Academic Independence  Funded Research: Pathways …

Funded Research – Pathways to Academic Independence | New course

In this post Al Innes and Dr Charlotte Brady, of the Strategic Research Development Team, introduce the recently launched Pathways to Academic Independence course, a part of the Funded Research programme at the University of Edinburgh.    The course is available to all staff at the University and is discipline-neutral, …

A Roadmap to Research Success: The Competency Framework Decoded

In this blog post, Al Innes, Strategic Research Executive at Edinburgh Research Office shares the latest developments from the Insights and Intelligence service of the Strategic Research Development team (SRD), available to help researchers and research leadership find the right tools to support research at the University of Edinburgh.  Who …

Good Research Practice Awards 2023 – nominations open!

In this blog post, Professor Malcolm Macleod, Academic Lead for Research Improvement and Research Integrity at the University of Edinburgh, shares information about the 2023 Good Research Practice Awards.  About the Awards  Nominations are now open for the University of Edinburgh Good Research Practice Awards 2023. This is the second …

GCRF 2? The launch of the Official Development Assistance component of the International Science Partnerships Fund

In this blog post, Conor Snowden, Strategic Research Executive in Edinburgh Research Office, shares information about the launch of the Official Development Assistance (ODA) component of the International Science Partnerships Fund (ISPF). The UK Government Department of Science, Innovation and Technology has recently announced that it has received approval from …

Digital Research Services: kick-starting the new academic year with more features and support

In this blog post, Dr Sarah Janac, a member of the facilitation team in Digital Research Services shares exciting developments to the Digital Research Services website help you find the right tools to support your research project. Our new website helps break down the breadth and depth of digital research …

Opportunity: Events and Communications Administrator

We have an opportunity for a pro-active and organised Events Administrator to provide administrative and organisational support for Edinburgh Research Office events. Laura Cockram, Head of Engagement and Communications outlines the opportunity. This role is part of our friendly Engagement and Communications Team. You will be supporting the delivery of …

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