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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Networking events to find partners for Horizon Europe funding applications

In this post, Eirini Theofanidou, Proposal Development Executive (EU & International), highlights upcoming networking events that can help you find partners for Horizon Europe research funding applications. You might already be very familiar with EU research funding opportunities such as the ERC or Marie Sklodowska Curie Fellowships, but perhaps you’re …

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 …