Monthly Archives: August 2016

New Publication – The Researcher

The first issue of The Researcher was published in July. The digital publication, created for health researchers by health researchers aims to raise awareness of research careers among nurses, midwives and allied health professionals. HEE, NHS Research and Development North West (NHS R&D NW) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) have worked together with a team of early career researchers and award winning writer Rob Young to produce the magazine which illustrates the real-life stories of what it is like to undertake a research career.

Read the first issue of The Researcher at

Economic and Social Research Society updates

New Investigator Grants – The newly-launched New Investigator Grants scheme is specifically aimed at supporting early career researchers looking to make the transition to an independent researcher through managing their first major research project.

‘Big Data’ in action: Linking 180 million tweets with 600,000 police records – Professor Matthew Williams and Dr Pete Burnap, directors of the ESRC-funded Social Data Science Lab, recently presented their intriguing findings about the power of pulling large sets of data from social media.

Alzheimer’s Society – July Update

Dear Colleague,

Welcome to our July update.  We hope you’re enjoying the summer. We kicked off July in style with our annual Research Conference which we held in beautiful Bristol this year. If you missed the conference then don’t worry we’ve written you a highlights article. The conference also saw our second annual Dementia Research Leaders awards where we celebrate the success of the brightest and the best in dementia research – these awards are getting very competitive so start thinking about who you’d like to nominate for next year. Read on for an update on our Grant Advisory Boards, funding opportunities and more.  Continue reading Alzheimer’s Society – July Update

Major project grants Alzheimer’s Research UK

Alzheimer’s Research UK invites applications for its major project grants. These fund research projects on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.  The lead applicant and point of contact must be based in a UK academic or research institution, but the application may include researchers or institutions outside the UK. The lead applicant or co-applicant must hold a tenure or tenure-track appointment.

Grants are worth up to £1 million each for a maximum period of five years, to cover salaries, equipment, and animal and running costs.

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