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 …

Workspace – US Funding made easier!

In today’s blog, Jennifer Loukes, Research Support Advisor in the Research Support Office, talks about the new online portal “Workspace”. Over the last 5 years the University of Edinburgh has won nearly £15m in research funding from US Federal funders – including the NIH, DARPA, US Air force, US Army, …

ESRC Festival of Social Science

In today’s blog we get a little festive, as Shonagh McEwan, Knowledge Exchange and Communications Advisor for RSO CAHSS, shares some inspiring insights from taking social scientists into Leith’s Ocean Terminal shopping centre on a busy ‘Christmas Launch’ day! Dec 15, 2017

Your Research in the News: A Funder’s Perspective

In this blog we are delighted that Victoria Steven, Senior Media Relations Officer for Cancer Research UK in Scotland offers a funder’s view on the importance of engaging the media with your research. Have you ever wanted to spread the word about your research further than your housemates, or your …

Building partnerships for impact in the Arts and Humanities

In today’s blog, Anne Sofie Laegran, Knowledge Exchange Manager for RSO CAHSS, takes us through main outcomes and insights from the recent Knowledge Exchange and Impact in the Arts and Humanities event, as part of the AHRC Developing Research Excellence Campaign. The blog includes insights from Andrea Cop of the …

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 …

Working with the AHRC Part 1: Technical Plan or Not

In today’s blog Nisha Patel introduces the first in a three part series that will take a deep dive into applying for AHRC funding. In this first blog she takes a look at the Technical Plan. It is an essential, and often misunderstood, component of the AHRC Research Grant. In this …

Getting to Grips with Evaluation: The NCCPE Engage Academy

In today’s blog, Laura Cockram from the Research Support Office’s Knowledge Exchange team takes us through her experience of the Engage Academy, run by the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) in Bristol. Oct 30, 2017

“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 …

Meet the Team: Dr Lorna Thomson

Hello and welcome back to the new academic year which I’m sure you are approaching with vitality and vigour!I joined the University of Edinburgh in May as Director of the Research Support Office. I have a very talented team and my priority is to provide the best support for our …

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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