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British Heart Foundation’s misconduct policies

Nicholas Duvall, Research Development Officer, explains how one of the UK’s biggest research funders is tackling bullying, harassment and research misconduct.   Earlier this year, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) launched bullying, harassment and research misconduct policies, in line with other research funders, such as Wellcome. This is to ensure …

Celebrating impact in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Last night, more than 200 researchers and collaborators gathered for an event celebrating knowledge exchange and impact activities from the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. The event, which took place in Summerhall, showcased a range of projects demonstrating the value of partnerships with external organisations. The University of …

Creative Informatics: Rising to the challenge

Large challenge led competitions are an increasing feature of the research funding landscape. This brings its own challenges in terms of the application process. Success requires a strong partnership between academic and professional services staff. In this blog, Anne Sofie Laegran explains the 2 years+ of intelligence gathering and 12 …

The European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant

Alan Kennedy, Senior Research Development Specialist, explains the ERC Consolidator Grant. The University of Edinburgh is 4th in the UK and 7th in Europe for ERC grants. We’re currently hosting 19 Consolidator Grants. “The fundamental activity of the ERC is to provide attractive, long-term funding to support excellent investigators and …

Research and innovation funding 2017-21

In today’s blog, Jonathan Rans looks at the BEIS research funding allocations for 2017-21. He discusses what the figures tell us and the areas to keep watch on. Although it isn’t the only UK Government department funding Higher Education sector research and development, the UK Department for Business, Energy, Innovation …

UK industrial strategy, sustainable growth and research

Jonathan Rans explains what the current UK Industrial Strategy means for research, the current funding priorities and who to contact if you are interested in applying for Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) funding. The Genesis of the Industrial Strategy The UK is in the grip of a long-term productivity crisis. …

EPSRC responds to a changing landscape

Nicholas Duvall outlines some changes EPSRC have made to how they engage with researchers and other stakeholders. Regular readers will know that the UK Government recently made changes to how it administers research funding. The seven Research Councils, Innovate UK and Research England have been reorganized under a parent organization, …

A no deal Brexit: What does it mean for Horizon 2020?

Alan Kennedy clarifies the implications of a “no deal” Brexit on Horizon 2020 research funding. He concludes that current developments will not have an impact on our ability to apply for H2020 calls. Discussion of a “no deal” Brexit has intensified in recent days. Whether this is just political posturing …

Developing tomorrow’s healthcare products

In today’s blog, Marja Karttunen, Research Support Adviser, meets the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine’s Translator-in-Residence, Dr Andrew McBride, and discovers how he helps researchers make use of translational funding opportunities. First of all, let’s define what we mean by “translational”. The way Andrew uses the term, it refers …

The UK’s industrial strategy and engagement in EU research and innovation programmes

In today’s blog, Alan Kennedy, pulls out some key points from the Prime Minister’s speech on the UK’s industrial strategy and our future involvement in EU research and innovation programmes. Last week, the Prime Minister gave a speech at Jodrell Bank entitled “Science and Modern Industrial Strategy”. In it she …

Fast tracking your impact

Shonagh McEwan shares her reflections on the recent Fast Track Impact training with Professor Mark Reed, an inspiring training session based on the principle that ‘impact is the good that researchers can do in the world’. With over 20 researchers in the room from a range of disciplines, Mark began …

Reflections on Europe Day and a view to the future – Towards Horizon Europe

We hear from Alan Kennedy in our latest blog, as he takes us on a deep dive into the world of Horizon Europe. If it was not already obvious, and as you will have seen from Professor Charlie Jeffery’s email last Wednesday that we are, undoubtedly, a European University. The …

Wellcome Trust: New policy to promote ‘positive research cultures’ aimed at tackling bullying

In 2017 the Wellcome Trust received more than 4,000 applications and funded 939 awards for a total well over £1 billion. Wellcome’s involvement doesn’t stop when the funding starts though, and they have unveiled a new set of regulations looking to tackle bullying and harassment. Wellcome’s new policy outlines what information we need to …

Horizon Europe outlined as EC seeks to ‘capitalise on strong brand’

On the blog today, Al Innes, gives us the skinny on the newly announced Research and Technology framework from the European Commission. Gathered to discuss the EU budget, European officials unveiled plans last night for the next wave of European research funding. Long-mooted as FP9, the new phase of research and technology funding …

UKRI appoints nine GCRF Challenge Leaders

In today’s blog we hear from Isobel Marr as she looks at the next phase of development for the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), with UKRI  appointing nine Challenge Leaders who will direct the GCRF portfolios in global health, food systems, conflict, resilience, education and sustainable cities. What are the the …

EPSRC visit Edinburgh, and new fellowship funding announced

In this post, Nicholas Duvall, Research Development Officer for Science and Engineering at the Research Support Office, reflects on a recent visit from EPSRC, suggests how Edinburgh researchers can engage with this funder, and looks at a major new funding scheme for early-career researchers, the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships. Last …

Brexit in perspective: Reasons to be optimistic about UK participation in Horizon 2020 and beyond

In today’s blog, Alan Kennedy European Funding Advisor for the Research Support Office, talks to us about why we have (even more) cause to be optimistic about the European Funding landscape and how you can keep up to date with all related news via the University’s European Team. Mar 26, …

UKRI, Europe and the ‘Grand Challenges’ – What’s On the Horizon for 2018

On the blog today Al Innes, Research Development Officer for the College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences in the Research Support Office at the University of Edinburgh, takes us the through some of the highlights coming up on the research horizon in 2018. Feb 15, 2018

EU award success: Edinburgh goes from strength to strength

In today’s blog we hear from the University of Edinburgh’s Jonathan Seckl, Vice Principal for Planning, Resources and Research Policy, as he discusses the year ahead for EU funding. Feb 9, 2018

EU’s Innovative Medicines Initiative – draft of future call topics published

In today’s blog Alan Kennedy, European Funding Advisor for the Research Support Office talks about the EU’s Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) upcoming call topics. The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) is a public-private partnership between the European Union and Pharmaceutical companies designed to improve the competitive situation of the European Union in the field …

30 January: Information day and webinar on EU 3rd Health Programme 2018 Work Plan and calls

The next Annual Work Plan 2018, and the 2018 calls, of the EU’s Third Health Programme will be presented by the Directorate General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) and the Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA). The live webinar hosted by the EU Health Policy Platform …

Global Challenges Research Fund: What is Happening Now?

The chances are you have heard of the Global Challenges Research Fund. It has even had its first Daily Mail headline so clearly it has achieved a certain level of establishment. So what is it, what do you need to know and how do you get awards? It’s a £1.5bn, …

The Wellcome Trust Humanities and Social Science team visit Edinburgh University

In today’s blog we hear from Nicholas Duvall, Research Support Advisor (CAHSS), as he discusses the recent visit to the University of Edinburgh by the Humanities and Social Sciences team of the Wellcome Trust (one of the world’s largest funders of health research). The event was opened by the Vice …

“The Future of EU Research and Innovation” – the view from the EU commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation.

Carlos Moedas’ talk was a breath of fresh air and positivity. Given some of the recent negative and disheartening news surrounding the uncertainties affecting the lives of thousands of researchers across Europe due to Brexit. The key message delivered by the Commissioner was: “Horizon 2020 is fully open to you, …

European Commission clarification on UK Applicants to Horizon 2020

My attention was drawn to a new statement that appeared on the participant portal a few days ago. It states: “For British applicants: Please note that until the UK leaves the EU, EU law continues to apply to and within the UK, when it comes to rights and obligations; this …

The RSO Events Page

As the start of the academic year is underway, the RSO and Knowledge Exchange teams have come together to offer a one-stop shop showcasing all their events across the academic year. Al Innes, Research Development Officer for the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences within the Research Support Office, takes us through …

REF2021 – What Can We Expect?

When Nicholas Stern’s review of the Research Excellence Framework dropped last July, many wondered if REF2021 might herald the beginning of the end for the often burdensome exercise, and pave the way for a sleeker, more intuitive REF in 2021. In today’s blog Pauline Jones asks whether the new assessment …

AHRC Peer Review College: Thoughts and Reflections

In today’s blog we hear from Professor Genevieve Warwick, Strategic Lead of AHRC at the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, about recent activity to develop a campaign of excellence for the College. On behalf of the Research Office and the AHRC Developing Research Excellence campaign, I was delighted to recently …

ERC Synergy Grant Returns

In today’s blog, Alan Kennedy, European Funding Advisor for the Research Support Office talks about the European Research Council’s Synergy Grants. You may all be familiar with the European Research Council (ERC) single investigator grants (Starting, Consolidator and Advanced) and the fact that the University of Edinburgh is one of …

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