Narrative CVs for Research and Innovation

In this blog post Charis Wilson, Senior Research Funding Specialist, shares information and resources about the Narrative CV format for research grant applications. You may have seen references to Narrative CVs or R4RI (Resumes for Research and Innovation) in recent months and wondered what these are and what the implications …

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 …

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 …

Developing your Leadership as a Researcher

In this post, Jo Hunter from 64 Million Artists, shares information about an online course for researchers to support them in focusing on their research and priorities following a time of disruption for all. In the last two years, researchers faced considerable disruption to their research and ways of working.  …

Describing Research Centres for Funding Applications

In this post Jonathan Rans, Strategic Research Executive in Edinburgh Research Office, introduces a new resource designed to help academics developing funding bids for research centres describe their structure and function. Space is always at a premium when developing a research funding bid and the more complex the subject the …

Update on the UKRI Je-S Replacement – The Funding Service

In this post, Jenny Loukes, Senior Research Funding Specialist shares insights from recent UKRI events about the replacement of the Je-S research funding application portal with The UKRI Funding Service. About The Funding Service The Funding Service (TFS) is a user focused grant service replacing the current Je-S application portal …

Due Diligence with Overseas Research Partners

In this post, Rosie Maccagnano, UK Research Funding Manager in Edinburgh Research Office shares our guidance on Due Diligence with Overseas Research Partners and highlights the support available from the University. A number of funders, including UKRI, require research organisations that are involved in partnering with overseas organisations to have …

Facilitating Digital Research: The 2022 Lunchtime Webinar Series

In this guest post, Eleni Kotoula, Lead Digital Research Services Facilitator in Digital Research Services, highlights an upcoming webinar series for University of Edinburgh colleagues about the digital research tools, support and services available to boost your digital research skills development. You are invited to join a monthly webinar series …

Training resources for planning your research and developing a research strategy

In this post Al Innes, Research Development Officer, highlights our learning and development resources designed to help you plan your research and develop your research strategy. ​​​​​​​Researcher Development for Research Funding is a learning and development hub, designed to give you the skills you need to write competitive and ultimately …

Demand Managed Calls – Information and Support

In this blog post, Angela Sturniolo, Research Support Officer, introduces the new Demand Management pages and explains how to access support from Edinburgh Research Office for demand managed calls. A number of research funding calls are managed at University level by Edinburgh Research Office.  Demand managed calls are funding calls …

Are you a Future Leader? UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships: Insights

In this blog post, Rosie Maccagnano, UK Research Funding Manager in Edinburgh Research Office shares insights about the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships scheme and what to do if you are interested in applying. About the scheme UKRI are about to announce Round 7 of their cross-council flagship initiative.  The UKRI …

Meet the team: Angela Sturniolo

In this post we meet Angela Sturniolo, Research Support Officer in Edinburgh Research Office and talk about organising events, good customer service and Italian cooking.   What led you to work at the University? I come from a background in the Tourism Industry, before joining the University I worked for the …

New Research Policy and Horizon Scanning Hub Launched

In today’s blog post, Sophie Lowry, Strategic Research Executive, writes about the newly launched Research Policy and Horizon Scanning Hub. We have recently launched an online hub dedicated to identifying and sharing insights from horizon scanning and intelligence gathered on research and innovation policy. The Research Policy and Horizon Scanning …

MSCA-Postdoctoral Fellowships: A great opportunity for a fully funded fellowship

In this post Eirini Theofanidou, Proposal Development Executive (EU & International), highlights the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions- Postdoctoral Fellowships, and the support provided by Edinburgh Research Office for applicants. Overview of the scheme MSCA-Postdoctoral Fellowships support early career researchers moving to the UK to work on cutting-edge research projects that will …

Research Staff Hub

In this post Alex Peden, Senior Research Strategy Manager at the Usher Institute, shares details of a new Research Staff Hub website developed while on secondment to the Institute for Academic Development. During a six month secondment to the Institute for Academic Development (IAD) a Research Staff Hub website was …

Insights from an EPSRC Impact Workshop

In this post, Rosie Maccagnano, UK Research Funding Manager, shares key insights and resources from a recent EPSRC workshop about research impact.  The EPSRC team recently paid a virtual visit to Scotland East to deliver a workshop on research impact, in partnership with the University’s Edinburgh Research Office, St Andrews …

The Scottish Funding Council’s Coherence & Stability Review of Tertiary Education – What It Might Mean for Research in Scotland Going Forward

In this post, Sophie Lowry, Strategic Research Executive, examines what impact the Scottish Funding Council’s final phase report could have on research at Scottish universities in the short to medium term. Background Information on the Review – What is it all about? In May 2020, Scottish Ministers asked the Scottish …

European Commission Training Webinar on Certificate on the Financial Statements Audit

In this post, Eirini Souri, Deputy Research Finance Manager – EU & International, shares a training webinar made available by the European Commission to provide support to beneficiaries in their preparation of their Certificate on the Financial Statements as part of their final report on Horizon 2020 projects. For Horizon …

A Stumble on the Road to £22bn? Key Messages from the UK Government’s Research & Development Budget Allocations

In this post, Sophie Lowry, Strategic Research Executive, summarises some of the main takeaways from the UK Government’s 2021/22 budget allocations for research and development. The figure of £22bn has been heralded as the UK Government’s commitment for how much it is going to publicly spend on research and development …

Learning from others’ interdisciplinary career paths

In this post Jonathan Rans, Strategic Research Executive, introduces the most recent additions to our Interdisciplinary toolkit – a set of case studies focusing on the career paths of University of Edinburgh interdisciplinary researchers. Interdisciplinary research is growing in importance, highlighted by the increase in research funding schemes and calls …

Contemplating the UK Government’s Review of Research Bureaucracy

Sophie Lowry, Strategic Research Executive, highlights key messages from a talk she gave recently at a Westminster Higher Education Forum policy conference “Next steps for reducing bureaucratic burden in Higher Education and research – options, scope, and potential impact”. In March 2021, the UK Government launched its independent review into …

New resources to help you with your ERC application

Thinking about applying for European Research Council Grant? Boz Czarnecki, Proposal Development Executive (EU & International), summarises new resources to help you develop your application and make the most of the support ERO offers. In Edinburgh Research Office we have particular strengths in enabling successful applications across ERC Starting, Consolidator …

Making Sense of the UK’s New Proposed Research Funding Agency, the Advanced Research and Invention Agency (ARIA)

Sophie Lowry, Strategic Research Executive in Edinburgh Reserach Office, highlights what we know so far about the UK’s proposed new research funding agency, the Advanced Research and Invention Agency, previously known as UK ARPA. Some background It was the Queen’s Speech in December 2019 in which we first heard mention …

Update on the UK’s participation in Horizon Europe – March 2021 update

As the first calls of Horizon Europe are launched, Áine Ryan, International Research Funding Manager, summarises a recent formal announcement by the European Commission confirming that UK-based researchers are immediately eligible to apply for funding. The European Commission recently published a Q&A on the UK’s participation in Horizon Europe. It …

Guidance for Early Career Research Fellowships and Research Grants

Al Innes, Research Development Officer in Edinburgh Research Office, highlights resources available to help Early Career academics find the right funding for them. We have recently compiled and published a microsite on the Edinburgh Research Office SharePoint site that is aimed at giving an overview of schemes and funders to …

Competency Framework for Research Funding – a tool to help you evaluate and plan your route to research funding success

Kirsty Collinge, Strategic Research Executive, writes about our new competency framework for research funding, available as part of a new Research Talent and Culture section on our website. In the last couple of years, we have seen quite a shift in the research funding landscape. Inevitably this has meant that …

New Funding Opportunities and Insights Hub Launched

In today’s blog, Al Innes, Research Development Officer in Edinburgh Research Office, writes about the newly launched Funding Opportunities and Insights Hub. We have recently launched a new way of sharing funding opportunities with colleagues across the institution that integrates with both our extensive research insights resources and our compiled …

Refocus Research programme launched along with further support during Covid-19 disruption

Al Innes, Research Development Officer, highlights the work we are doing with the Institute of Academic Development to provide bespoke support for researchers impacted by Covid-19 support. Note – this blog has been updated on 11/02/21 The Institute of Academic Development is leading on a programme of support for academics …

Resources for Interdisciplinary Researchers

Jonathan Rans, Strategic Research Executive, writes about our new online resources supporting interdisciplinary research which are now available through the Edinburgh Research Office Insights and Intelligence SharePoint site. Your research interests may lie in expanding the boundaries of your own discipline. You may be inspired by exploring the impact that …

New event – Unpicking the problem: clarifying intended outcomes and impact in global health research

In this blog, Isobel Marr, International Development Research Officer, highlights our upcoming event to support researchers interested in applying to the MRC’s Applied global health research: improve health in LMICs, or other future global health calls. The third round of the MRC’s Applied global health research: improve health in LMICs …