Monthly Archives: April 2016

WHY Active Universities are essential to UK’s Sporting Future


The conference and associated pre and post event debates will seek to ensure all attendees are up skilled in understanding and capitalising on these opportunities. The conference will not only work to highlight the financial benefits of increased and sustained participation in sport, but will also seek to provide a platform to greater understand the new ways of ensuring the long-term financial stability of the sector. The conference will seek to detail the varying investments being made across Local Government on infrastructure and regeneration projects related to creating environments where active travel, active communities and population health improvements are the highest priority. The conference and the pre and post conference online debate, aims to ensure greater collaboration and continuous communication on all the pressing issues related to investing in increasing activity and improving general population health across the country.

Cost £225.00 (+VAT?)

Go Abroad!

The Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowships Call has opened with a deadline of 14.9.2016.

This call aims at individual researchers who wish to carry out a research project up to 2 years abroad. Researchers can have any nationality, but must move from one country to another. For the Global Fellowship, you can go beyond Europe with a return phase in Europe. For the European Fellowship, you can chose a Host Institution anywhere in Europe.

The fellow has to jointly write the proposal with the Host Institution. The candidate either has to hold a PhD or must have at least 4 years of research experience.

For more information on this call and others


British Academy/Leverhulme – Small Research Grants Call for Proposals

The British Academy is inviting applications from scholars for the British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grants scheme, which is administered by the Academy.

Applications must be submitted via the e-GAP system. Applicants must register, if they have not already done so, and access details by following the links to ‘funding schemes’ from the personal welcome page, and then the link to this scheme.  Continue reading British Academy/Leverhulme – Small Research Grants Call for Proposals

Research Funding Opportunities – Seminar with Professor Gordon Marshall

The Vice-Chancellor will be hosting a Seminar where Professor Gordon Marshall will set out the range of grant schemes operated by the Leverhulme Trust. The Leverhulme Trust is one of the largest charities distributing research funding of some £80 million per annum in all disciplines.  It has a wide range of schemes including project grants, Research Centres, Research Fellowships, Emeritus Fellowships and study abroad studentships.

The Seminar will take place in Old Sessions House at 2pm – 3:30pm on Tuesday 17th May.

RSVP to Nicole Robinson

Teaching Excellence Framework: Raising Quality Standards

14th July 2016, Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester

In late 2015 the Government published its Higher Education Green Paper “Fulfilling our Potential: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice”, which constitutes the biggest changes to higher education in a generation. The aim is to introduce a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) to reshape the higher education landscape and ensure students are at its heart.  Continue reading Teaching Excellence Framework: Raising Quality Standards

Open Access to Research Publications and Data:

London – 28th June 2016 – 11:00-15:30

Institutions and individuals are responding to increasing funding and regulatory drivers in open access policy. What further change and consolidation can we expect, and how can you plan and prepare?

At this briefing you will hear from our panel and discuss these & other challenges. We will also consider implications for institutions, and share experiences of developing a strategy on the local level.  Find out more  Continue reading Open Access to Research Publications and Data:

Interreg 2 Seas 2014-2020: 2016 Cooperation Fair

This event will take place in Sandown Park (UK) on 2 & 3 June 2016.

It will be specifically targeted to boost the development of 2 Seas partnerships in view of the third Call for Proposals (to be launched in October-November this year).

This lunch-to-lunch event will include a permanent exhibition of project ideas, project ideas pitches, thematic working groups and most important: free time and free space for networking!  Continue reading Interreg 2 Seas 2014-2020: 2016 Cooperation Fair