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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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

Understanding Wellcome: Crafting a successful application

In this post Al Innes and Jonathan Rans, from the ERO Strategic Research Development Team, share hints and tips for getting funded by Wellcome. They also highlight our new Understanding Wellcome resource, which brings together insights from Wellcome award holders and expert panel members. Wellcome offers a wide range of …

Metrics Mythbusting – Research Grants

You’ve just been appointed Head of School. A major research funder for your department has just reported major losses to income. Another has shifted their funding priorities and eligibility criteria. You have colleagues who have been applying to the same funder for years. How can you safeguard long term stability …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Applying for a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship

In this blog post, Charis Wilson, Senior Research Funding Specialist 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, 72 researchers have won these prestigious fellowships in the …

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 …

How can impact funding help us “build back better”? Opportunities for researchers in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

In today’s blog, Dr Madeleine Beveridge, Knowledge Exchange and Impact Coordinator in Edinburgh Research Office outlines how university impact funding can help make a difference to people’s lives outside academia. Funding Impact in light of Covid The past 18 months have been incredibly difficult for both university researchers, and external …

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