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.  http://bit.ly/2bmWM50

‘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.  http://bit.ly/2b2ZuxL

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About CCCU Research Development

Research Development (RD) is part of the Department of Enterprise, Employability and Research Development. RD is responsible for ensuring that Research and Enterprise is of the highest quality and meets all required internal and external standards, including managing the institutional submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF). RD leads on development and implementation of the institutional research and enterprise integrity policies, processes and best practice. It also hosts the institutional Staff Researcher Development Programme and the Early Career Researcher Programme SPARC, and is responsible for the annual Research Internship programme. RD provides strategic and targeted support for academic staff to seek and secure funding for their research and innovation activities. This includes identification of core funding opportunities and support for proposal development, alongside strategic advice and support for faculties to develop their research portfolio and capacity.

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