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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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

Elevate: a senior leadership programme for women of colour

Applications are now open for Elevate: A senior leadership programme for women of colour, at the University of Edinburgh. In this blog post we provide further details about the programme and an upcoming online information session for those interested in applying this year. Following the success of its 2021 pilot …

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 …

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 …

Export Control and Sanctions: new in-house and sectoral training opportunities for staff and students

In today’s blog post, Alan Campbell, Research Integrity Manager in Edinburgh Research Office, introduces two important new training courses that help staff and students understand how export control and sanctions regimes impact on their work. Export Control and Sanctions regimes are legal frameworks that exist in many countries worldwide, including …

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 …

Automating Systematic Reviews

In this guest blog post Andrew Horne, Project Manager in EDINA shares information about EDINA’s recent work on automating systematic reviews. EDINA is a world class centre for digital expertise and is based at the University of Edinburgh and are specialists in developing and delivering digital products including large-scale online …

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 …

The UK Young Academy launches – call for membership

In this blog post, Rosie Maccagnano, UK Research Funding Manager in Edinburgh Research Office and Nicola Cuthbert, Research Development Manager at Institute for Academic Development, highlight the newly launched UK Young Academy initiative and what to do if you are interested in applying for membership. The UK Young Academy: launch …

Good Research Practice Awards: Nominations open

Please note The University of Edinburgh Good Research Practice Week has been postponed and will run from 14-18 November 2022. For more information please see our webpages Good Research Practice Week | Events and Awards webpages   In this blog post, Malcolm Macleod, Academic Lead for Research Improvement and Research …

Findings from UKRI’s Tackling climate change report

In this post, Jonathan Rans, Strategic Research Executive, summarises UKRI’s ‘Tackling Climate Change’ report and discusses opportunities for sharing lessons both from global responses to Covid-19 and between global regions affected by climate change. On the 16 March, UKRI published its report ‘Tackling climate change: Adaptation and Resilience Opportunities.’ View …

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 …

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