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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: …

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? …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

The UKRI Funding Service

In this blog post, Nicholas Duvall, Research Funding Manager in Edinburgh Research Office, shares information and resources about the UKRI’s new application portal, the UKRI Funding Service. If you plan to apply for a grant or fellowship from one of the Research Councils now or in the future, you need …

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023

In this blog post Angela Sturniolo, Research Support Officer in Edinburgh Research Office shares information about the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023 and provides details of an online information session taking place on 4 September. The British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships is a 3 year fellowship for outstanding early career researchers …

New US Federal Funding information resource

In this post Boz Czarnecki & Elisabetta Spano (Proposal Development Executive’s: EU & International Team) share information on a new information resource which collates fundamental information on US Federal Funders, and shares details of eligibility and opportunities for our researchers. Introduction The US Federal funding area is vast and difficult …

University of Edinburgh Big Ideas Accelerator

In this blog post, Al Innes, Research Development Officer in Edinburgh Research Office, highlights the Big Ideas Accelerator, a new University internal seed-funding scheme to support radically interdisciplinary ideas and collaborations that closes on Monday 19 June 2023. What is it? The Big Ideas Accelerator is a new University internal seed-funding …

Understanding Wellcome: Infectious Disease theme community event

In this blog post Al Innes and Jonathan Rans of the Strategic Research Development Team highlight our upcoming community event for academics with research interests that align with Wellcome’s Infectious Disease thematic area. About the event Wellcome funding aims to bring together expertise across science, innovation and society to develop …

Understanding Wellcome: Mental Health theme community event

In this post Al Innes and Jonathan Rans of the Strategic Research Development Team highlight our upcoming community event for academics with research interests that align with Wellcome’s Mental Health thematic area. About the event Wellcome funding aims to bring together expertise across science, innovation and society to develop solutions …

Understanding Wellcome: Wellcome’s thematic research areas

In this post Al Innes and Jonathan Rans of the Strategic Research Development Team, discuss the thematic areas of the new Wellcome strategy, and showcase a Wellcome Hub resource recently launched to support applicants whose research aligns with these areas. Wellcome is one of the world’s largest charities, with a …

Building a community of practice: The new Research Development Network

In this post, Al Innes, Research Development Officer, shares the vision for the recently designed Research Development Network and highlights discussion points about the work of the network from the Research Support Services Conference. In recent months, colleagues within Edinburgh Research Office, Institute of Academic Development, Edinburgh Innovations and the …

Applying for a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship

In today’s blog, 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 around 700+ applications nationally each year. At the University of Edinburgh, 68 researchers have won these prestigious …

Understanding Wellcome: crafting a successful application | Thursday 15 December, 14:00 – 15:30

In this post Al Innes and Jonathan Rans, colleagues in the Strategic Research Development Team, highlight an upcoming event aimed at members of our research community interested in applying for funding from Wellcome.   Whether you are completely new to Wellcome, or have experience of applying to this funder in …

I lived to tell the tale! Experiences of developing major research bids

This is Part 10 of a 10 part mini-series. Click here to view all posts This Blog is the final installment of a 10-part series looking at developing major research bids. Last week we looked at the outline proposal and funder interview stages of the major research bids application process, specifically …

Crafting a strong narrative for your major research bid

This is Part 6 of a 10 part mini-series. Click here to view all current posts This Blog is the sixth of a 10-part series looking at developing major research bids. Last week we discussed the importance of a well-planned project budget, and looked at ways to optimise funding for your …

5 ways to optimise funding for your major research bid

This is Part 5 of a 10 part mini-series. Click here to view all current posts This Blog is the fifth of a 10-part series looking at developing major research bids. Last week we explored the strategic elements of your major research bid, the key questions you’ll need to address, and …

New British Council funding for educational partnerships announced

Conor Snowden, Strategic Research Executive (International Development), highlights a new series of British Council educational partnership grants and the resources available to support your application. For nearly 90 years, the British Council, the UKs international agency for cultural relations, has developed and funded educational partnerships between the UK and other …

Crafting a compelling vision for your major research bid  

This is Part 3 of a 10 part mini-series. Click here to view all current posts This Blog is the third of a 10-part series looking at developing major research bids.   Last week we considered 5 essential factors for developing a winning major research bid, while also gaining key insights …

Including the University of Edinburgh in Horizon Europe Multi-beneficiary Proposals

In this post, Natasha Curley, Senior Research Funding Specialist, discusses the UK’s pending ‘association’ to Horizon Europe and provides guidance on continuing to apply for Horizon Europe funding. As part of the existing Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the UK and the EU, the UK has announced that it will …

5 factors for developing a winning major research bid

This is Part 2 of a 10 part mini-series. Click here to view all current posts   This Blog is the second of a 10-part series looking at developing major research bids.   Last week, we looked what major research bids are, whether they are the right next step for you, and …

Developing major research bids: A new 10 part blog series

This is Part 1 of a 10 part mini-series. Click here to view all current posts   Are you looking to address a significant research challenge of global importance? Ready to pursue an ambitious programme of transformative research? Wanting to build capacity at scale in a new or evolving research …

Brexit and EU Funding – update April 2022

As the UK’s formal association to Horizon Europe remains pending, Áine Ryan, International Research Funding Manager, provides an update on the current situation. Please note that all information is correct at the time of writing, but may change. Whilst it remains the official position of the UK Government to seek …

Insights from the Royal Academy of Engineering ARMA Study Tour 2022: Funding programmes and opportunities

In this post, Abigail Steed, Research Funding Specialist in Edinburgh Research Office, shares insights from the latest Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE) ARMA study tour event, highlights current RAE funding programmes and opportunities and the RAE access mentoring scheme for applicants from underrepresented groups. ARMA’s latest online study tour was …

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