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Research Professional Updates

For updates including ‘Lib Dems promise more and greener research funding’ click here

For updates including ‘Early-Career science teachers quit the classroom’ click here

For updates including ‘ Purdah ‘does not apply’ to university academics’ click here

For updates including ‘University leaders welcome Tory pledge to increase R&D spend’ click here

Paid Student Internships are back

A range of paid part-time or full-time Student Internships will run during the summer from 22rd May to 28th July 2017.

Students will work with CCCU academics on Research & Knowledge Exchange projects. Internship opportunities are available across the faculties and the eligibility criteria varies for each internship. Undergraduate and postgraduate students who meet the eligibility criteria are encouraged to apply.

Please note that the closing date for applications is 17 March 2017.

Click here for more details

You can access details and download application forms for each project via the above link.

Please send completed applications by email to internships@canterbury.ac.uk

Economic & Social Research Council

20 years on since Dolly – how do we feel about the ethics of cloning now?

It is 20 years since Dolly the Sheep was unveiled to the world by British scientists, at BBSRC’s Roslin Institute – which this month welcomed the appointment of a new director. Here ESRC-funded academic Sarah Franklin, who authored the book Dolly Mixtures, looks at where we currently stand on the ethics surrounding cloning.

To read the full article click here

 

NIHR Funding Alert

The following new funding opportunities are available:

Health Services and Delivery Research Programme
17/08 – Work force and skill mix in GP primary care services

17/09 – Services to support early intervention and self-care for children and young people referred to Children and Young People’s Mental Health Services/CAMHS

Invention for Innovation Programme
Challenge Award – Mental Health 2017

For more information and a list of all current funding opportunities, please visit the NIHR website.

Alcohol Research UK

New research shows drinkers much less likely to notice responsible drinking messages in pub environment

A new study by psychologists at London South Bank University (LSBU), funded by Alcohol Research UK, shows that drinkers are much less likely to notice responsible drinking messages on posters displayed in a busy pub environment than in a plain and simple room.

To read the full article and more click here