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Introduction to DASA Funding (Defence and Security Accelerator)

7 February 2024, 12:00-13:30

Dr Debra Carr, DASA’s Innovation Partner for Scotland, will be on Campus to provide an overview of funding opportunities available.  The Defence and Security Accelerator funds innovative ideas that benefit the defence and security of the UK and contribute towards growth through Themed and Open Calls. Debra will give a short in-person presentation about DASA, the funding available, the application process and current and upcoming calls.  Previous calls and previously funded projects are relevant to:

  • Physical Sciences
  • Medical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Biological Sciences

Debra will be available for one-on-one meetings with academics and researchers before and after the event.  

Sign up to the main session here and email grantsacademy@abdn.ac.uk for a 1-2-1 meeting.


EPSRC In Person Information Session

15 February 2024

Dr Janette Wark, Head of Regional Engagement for Scotland, will give an update on the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council funding opportunities and an update on its strategic direction. Further details will follow, if you have queries or are interested in joining the session, contact the Grants Academy grantsacademy@abdn.ac.uk


Grants Academy Call Insight Session UKRI Cross Research Council Responsive Mode Pilot (Round 2)

15 February 2024
1 – 2 pm (MS Teams)

All staff are welcome to join a Call Insight session to learn more about this funding opportunity, including details on the scope of the call and how to apply. Members of UKRI’s new Interdisciplinary Assessment College will also share insights following their assessment of Round 1 applications, and there will be an opportunity for a Q&A. To register please email grantsacademy@abdn.ac.uk.

A recording of the Call Insight session will be available after the meeting.


ResearchBite Series: Narrative CV - Resume for Researchers

21 February 2024, 12:00-13:00

Narrative CVs are now used by many funders to give researchers the opportunity to showcase a wider range of skills and experience than is possible in a traditional academic CV. Around half of UK funders, including UKRI and the Royal Society now use this format, for at least some funding calls.

Writing a narrative CV requires a different way of thinking about and describing your skills, experience and contributions to research and innovation.

This session will provide advice and suggestions on how to approach writing a narrative CV and will signpost to useful resources as well as covering requirements of key funders.

Sign up here.


Networking Sessions: UKRI Cross Research Council Responsive Mode Pilot Scheme (Round 2)

22 February 2024 13:00-16:00, Crombie Interdisciplinary Lounge

The Interdisciplinary Challenge Area Directors are excited to invite you to a special networking session in response to the UKRI's Cross Research Council Responsive Mode Pilot Scheme (Round 2). This session aims to bring together innovative minds from diverse research backgrounds and career stages to foster collaboration and explore potential synergies.

Agenda:

  1. Welcome and Introduction
  2. Brief overview of UKRI's Cross Research Council Responsive Mode Pilot Scheme (Round 2)
  3. Lightning Talks: Participants are encouraged to informally pitch their research ideas (3-5 minutes each)
  4. Networking
  5. Closing Remarks

Why Attend:

  • Explore Synergies: Engage with researchers from various disciplines to identify common research interests and potential collaboration opportunities.
  • Informal Pitching: Share your research ideas in a relaxed setting and receive feedback from peers.
  • Networking: Expand your professional network and connect with potential collaborators for future projects.
  • Learn About Funding Opportunities: Gain insights into the UKRI's Cross Research Council Responsive Mode Pilot Scheme and discover how it can support your research.

RSVP: To attend please email grantsacademy@abdn.ac.uk by Thursday 15th February 2024. If you are interested in presenting a lightning talk. kindly indicate so in your response, and we will coordinate accordingly.

We believe that this networking session will be an excellent opportunity to foster interdisciplinary collaborations and strengthen the impact of our research community.


ResearchBites Series: Public Engagement with Research

28 February 2024, 12:00-13:00

Public engagement with research has a lot to offer. It can empower researchers, help develop new and transferable skills as well as influence your research. This workshop will explore the world of engagement and introduce you to different approaches as well as outline the engagement opportunities that are available at the University of Aberdeen.

Sign up here.


ResearchBite Series: RESEARCH Connect Funding Finder

29 February 2024, 12:00-13:30

ResearchConnect is an extensive online database of research funding opportunities, providing a huge resource for researchers to carry out quick and easy searches in all disciplines and across a wide range of funders. ResearchConnect also provides information on current national and international news relevant to research policy and practice.

Join the Grants Academy with Martin Clancy and Sarah Key of RESEARCH Connect to find out how to find funding by accessing the data, create and save searches in specific areas and also how you can share this information with colleagues. As University of Aberdeen staff, you can access all of this as we are a subscribing institution.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end. 

Sign up here.


ResearchBites Series: Introduction to Research Ethics - Part 1

7 March 2024, 12:00-13:00

This session will provide researchers with a general introduction to the topic of research ethics, including a discussion of the types of research activity that require ethical approval.  The rationale behind research ethics and its implementation in the context of research integrity will also be discussed, and researchers will also be provided with a *general overview of the research ethics approval processes within the University.  There will be a Q&A session at the end of the presentation. 

*Please note that researchers who plan to submit an ethics application via the Worktribe Ethics application process are also encouraged to attend the ResearchBite on ‘Introduction to the Worktribe Ethics Application Process’ as this will allow a more in-depth discussion of the requirements of the Worktribe Ethics process.

Sign up here.


ResearchBites Series: Introduction to the Worktribe Ethics Application Process - Part 2

13 March 2024, 12:00-13:00

This session will provide researchers with an overview of the Worktribe Ethics application process, including the responsibilities of the student applicant’s Supervisor.  The session will also provide an opportunity to discuss the associated question sets within the application process so that applicants will have a clearer understanding of the expectations of the Ethics Boards/Committees. There will be opportunities for Q & A throughout the session.

Sign up here.


ResearchBites Series: Introduction to Digital Research Services

20 March 2024, 12:00-13:00

Digital Research Services, or DRS, is here to support your research needs. We can advise and assist with the use of the High Performance Computer (HPC), our survey tools, or create a bespoke solution for you. Our services are available for all staff and students at the University of Aberdeen, but we can also support external collaborators or third parties in their research needs. We are a dynamic and innovative team, combining research knowledge with technical expertise to provide impactful results to your research questions. There will be an opportunity for questions at the end of the session. 

Sign up here


ResearchBites Series: Overview of Open Research Services

27 March 2024, 12:00-13:00

Join the Library’s Open Research Team for an overview of our services including open access for publications, open data and research metrics. They will also provide a brief introduction to Aberdeen University Press (AUP).

Sign up here


 

Latest News

UKRI Funding Service update

During 2023, all UKRI research councils will transition from the Joint Electronic Submissions (Je-S) system to the new UKRI Funding Service for the submission of research applications.  The Funding Service has a number of differences to Je-S and and colleagues planning UKRI applications should familiarise themselves with the new requirements.

Researchers planning UKRI applications: Researchers can create an own accounts by selecting the ‘Start Application’ button located on the page where the opportunity is listed. However we recommend only starting an application when you are certain of the deadline you plan to apply to as you will not be able to save your application and submit to a later call.

The usual requirements to follow the applicable School’s Intention to Submit (ITS) / Supporting Grant Application (SGA) process apply and applications must be costed and collect internal approvals in Worktribe before submission.

On going development: UKRI are continuing to develop the Funding Service functionality and updated versions will be published regularly. Accordingly, the guidance and requirements for using the Service will evolve. The Grants Academy will keep researchers up to date with changes as they are announced and recommend researchers also take steps to stay in touch with progress.

More information: Further UKRI information on the Funding Service can be found here and a webinar here. Details of the transition from JeS to the Funding Service can be found here.  

7 August 2023

 

Showcase your Research – Discover Altmetrics

Did you know The University of Aberdeen subscribes to Altmetric Explorer to allow researchers to discover online attention for research, provide additional evidence when applying for funding, and to evidence potential impact.

The Altmetric Explorer provides a number of tools for researchers including badges that can be added to your web pages, these badges can be used to highlight specific papers or research which has received lots of positive online attention.  Research and Innovation have created a guide to help you add these badges. You can download the guide from https://www.abdn.ac.uk/staffnet/research/altmetrics.php

If you would like any further details please contact Nykohla Strong.

News Archive

2020

April

  • UKRI Consulation on Open Access Review

January

  • 31 January 2020 - Introduction to the Policy Landscape - Nick Bibby, Director of SPRE 
2019

May

April

  • 22 April 2019 - Principal’s Prize for Research and Engagement

March

Past Events
2024

February

  • 1 Feb - ResearchBite Series: Research in Scope of the Nagoya Protocol

January

  • 24 Jan - ResearchBites Series: Data Protection and Research - Key Requirements
2023

December

  • 14 December - PGR Ethics Clinic
  • 13 December - ResearchBites Series: Introduction to Consultancy
  • 8 December - Good Writing for Impact Case Studies: Creating a Strong Narrative (Panels C&D)
  • 8 December - Research Impact for the REF and Beyond (Panels A&B)
  • 6 December - ResearchBites Series: Introduction to the Worktribe Ethics Application Process - Part 2

November

  • 29 November - ResearchBites Series: Introduction to Research Ethics - Part 1
  • 22 November - ResearchBites Series: How to get more out of Pure
  • 17 November - Good Writing for Impact Case Studies: Creating a Strong Narrative (Panels A&B)
  • 17 November - Research Impact for the REF and Beyond (Panels C&D)
  • 15 November - ResearchBites Series: Safeguarding in Research
  • 8 November - ResearchBites Series: Introduction to Research Contracts

October

  • 12 October - ResearchBites Series: Applying for EU Funding
  • 4 October - ResearchBites Series 2023/24: Research Finance Part 2: Managing your Project Finances Post Award

September

  • 27 September - ResearchBites Series 2023/24: Research Finance Part 1 - Building your Budget with Worktribe
  • 20 September - ResearchBites Series: Getting Started with Funding Applications
  • 13 September - ResearchBites Series: Funding Landscape
  • 6 September - ResearchBite Series: Narrative CV - Resume for Researchers

June

  • 29 June - ResearchBite Series: Update to Horizon Europe participation with focussed session on Marie Curie Doctoral Networks
  • 22 June - In Person Defence and Security Accelerator Information Session
  • 8 June - Preparing for impact in REF2028 - increase the significance and reach of your impact

May

  • 30 May - How to Develop your Research Networks for Impact

April

  • 19 April - ResearchBites Series: PURE - Purely Practical
  • 6 April - Problem Policy Engagement session Q&A/Live - Old Aberdeen Campus
  • 6 April - Policy Impact for Experienced Researchers - Old Aberdeen Campus
  • 6 April - Introduction to the Policy Landscape for PhD and Early Career Researchers - Old Aberdeen Campus
  • 5 April - Problem Policy engagement session Q&A/Live - Foresterhill Campus
  • 5 April - Policy Impact for Experienced Researchers - Foresterhill Campus
  • 5 April - Introduction to the Policy Landscape for PhD and Early Career Researchers - Foresterhill Campus

March

  • 31 March - Environment and Biodiversity & Data and Artificial Intelligence 
    ‘Match-making Event’
  • 28 March - Connecting with Industry - Building Meaningful Relationships with Industry
  • 23 March - Connecting with Industry - Positioning Yourself as an Expert to Industry
  • 14 March - Connecting with Industry - Communicating your Value to Industry
  • 9 March - Connecting with Industry - Speaking the Language of Business
  • 8 March - ResearchBites Series: Introduction to Consultancy and Contract Research
  • 7 March - Connecting with Industry - Discovering Where You Add Value in Industry
  • 1 March - Defence and Security Accelerator Information Session
  • 1 March - Interdisciplinary Workshop - Aberdeen Ageing Well

February

  • 16 February - ResearchBites Series: Accessing Genetic Material from Abroad
  • 8 February - ResearchBites Series: Knowledge Transfer Partnership
  • 1 February - ResearchBites Series: Introduction to Research Ethics 

January

  • 25 January - ResearchBites Series: Data Management and Digital Support
  • 23 January - Networking Breakfast - NERC Cross Disciplinary Research
  • 18 January - ResearchBites Series: Data Protection and Research: Key Requirements
2022

October

  • 6 October - ResearchBites Series: Getting Started with Funding Applications. Watch the session here.

September

  • 29 September - ResearchBites Series: Building your Budget - See the presentation here. View the recording here.
  • 21 September - ResearchBites Series; Finding Funding - See the presentation here. Watch the session here.
  • 20 September - Carnegie Trust Information Session - Watch the session here.
  • 13 September - SUII Campus Visit

June

  • 16 June - Marie Sklodowska Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme - Watch the session here.
  • 16 June - Research Bites Series: Online PERU Information Session - Watch the session here.
  • 15 June - ResearchBites Series: Introduction to the Centre for Sensing, Imaging and IoT Systems (CENSIS) - Watch the session here.
  • 14 June - Conversations on...Women’s Health and Wellbeing - In Person Event
  • 8 June - ResearchBites Series: In-Person PERU Information Session - In Person Event
  • 1 June - ResearchBites Series: Research Culture Briefing - Watch the session here.

May

  • 26 May - ResearchBites Series: Knowledge Transfer Partnerships - Watch the session here.
  • 18 May - ResearchBites Series: Pure - Take control of your Pure profile - Watch the session here.
  • 17 May - NSI Act - Watch the session here.
  • 12 May - ResearchBites Series: Sharing Data from Third parties for Research Projects 

April

  • 27 April - ResearchBites Series: Nagoya Protocol Regulations - Accessing Genetic Material from Abroad - Watch the session here.
  • 21 April - ResearchBites Series: Open Access, Open Data, Open Research - What do I need to Know - Watch the session here.

March

  • 16 March - Researchbites Series: Introduction to Research Ethics - Watch the session here.

 

February

  • 23 February - ResearchBites Series: Introduction to Research Contracts - Watch the session here.
  • 16 February - ResearchBites Series: Impact Part 2 - Embedding Impact into Grant Applications - Watch the session here.
  • 2 February - ResearchBites Series: An Introductory Workshop on Public Engagement

January

  • 26 January - ResearchBites Series: Impact Part 1 - Creating Impact from Existing Research Projects
  • 20 January - ResearchBites Series: The Conversation
  • 18 January - ResearchBites Series: Introduction to Digital and Information Services
2021

December

  • 14 December - ResearchBites Series: European Funding - Securing Funds through Horizon Europe - Watch the session here.
  • 1 December - ResearchBites Series: Introducing the UKRI Narrative CV - Watch the session here.

October

  • 26 October - ResearchBites Series: Getting Started with a Funding Application
  • 6 October - ResearchBite Series: UK Funding Landscape

September

  • 29 September - ResearchBites Mini Series on Patient and Public Engagement Involvement Session 4 - Tips on recruiting subject specific PPI members and joint working - A researchers and PPI members perspective

  • 22 September - ResearchBites Mini Series on Patient and Public Engagement Involvement Session 3 - Making your (PhD) Research Stronger - Working Together with Patient Partners

  • 15 September - ResearchBites Mini Series on Patient and Public Engagement Involvement Session 2 - PPI - A Funders Perspective

  • 8 September - ResearchBites Mini Series on Patient and Public Engagement Involvement Session 1 - PPI Involvement in shaping the Breast Cancer Now Tissue Bank

June

  • 10 June - ResearchBites Series: Applying to the European Commission for Research Funding - An Introduction

May

  • 13 May - Online ResearchBite - Horizon Europe Session for Early Career Researchers
  • 12 May  - Online ResearchBite - Realising your Research Impact, Now and for the Future.

  • 5 May  - Online ResearchBite - Involving Patients and the Public in your Research - How, Why and When?

April

  • 21 April - Online ResearchBite - Introduction to Ethics

March

  • 18 March - Online ResearchBite - NVivo 2 - Importing and Coding Data and / or Literature
  • 18 March - Funding Insights Session - Inclusive Ageing

February

  • 24 February - Online ResearchBite - Bidding for Academic Conferences
  • 17 February - Online ResearchBite - Consultancy and Contract Research
  • 11 February - Online ResearchBite - Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and Working with Industry
  • 3 February - Online ResearchBite - Altmetrics

January

  • 28 January - Online ResearchBite - Update on the UK's Access to EU Research & Innovation Funding
  • 21 January - Online ResearchBite - Introduction to Qualitative Data Analysis Software (NVivo)
  • 13 January - Online ResearchBite - Data Management and Digital Support

 

2020

December

  • 9 December - Online ResearchBite - Social Media and your Research
  • 2 December - Online ResearchBite - Open Access, Open Data, Open Research - What do I need to know?

November

  • 25 November - Online ResearchBite - Involving Patients and the Public in your Research - Why, How and When?
  • 11 November - Online ResearchBite - GDPR and Research
  • 5 November - Online ResearchBite - Funding Opportunities through the Association of Commonwealth Universities and the Qatar National Research Fund

October

  • 28 October - Online ResearchBite - Introduction to Public Engagement
  • 7 October - Online ResearchBite - My Grant and Research Finance

 

September

  • 30 September - Online ResearchBite - Introduction to Research Contracts
  • 23 September - Online ResearchBite - Getting Started with a Funding Application
  • 17 September - Online ResearchBite - Funding Landscape

June

  • 25 June - Conversations On - Movement, Prehabilitation and Bioengineering
  • 24 June - Online ResearchBite - Research Involving the NHS: Where do I Start and What Approvals do I need?
  • 17 June - Online ResearchBite - Open Access, Open Data, Open Research  - What do I need to know?
  • 10 June - Online ResearchBite - Virtual Conferencing & Dissemination: How to Reach your audience remotely
  • 9 June - Conversations on Dying and Grieving: Can we do it better?
  • 3 June - Online ResearchBite - Involving Patients and the Public in your Research - Why, How and When?

May

  • 27 May - Online ResearchBite - Practical Management of a Research Project
  • 20 May - Online ResearchBite - Introduction to Ethics
  • 13 May - Online ResearchBite - Realising your Research Impact, Now and for the Future (Further Details)
  • 6 May - Online ResearchBite - The UN Sustainable Development Goals - Should I Even Care? (Further Details)

April

  • 29 April - Online ResearchBite - Public Engagement (Further Details)
  • 28 April - Online DASA Application Workshop
  • 22 April - Online NERC Demand Management (Further Details)

February

January

  • 30/31 January - Nick Bibby, Director of Scottish Policy and Research Exchange (SPRE)
  • 29 January - ResearchBite Carnegie Trust Research Incentive Grant Preparation Workshop (Further Details)
  • 22 January - ResearchBite Getting Started with Funding Applications (Further Details)
  • 15 January - ResearchBite Finding Funding (Further Details)
2019

November

  • 20 November - Practical Skills for Researchers Workshops (Further Details)
  • 18 November - Postdoctoral Professional Development Programme 
  • 15 November  - DASA Visit (Further Details)
  • 13 November - ONE Life Sciences Network: IP and Partnerships (Further Information)
  • 11 November - OGTC Roadshow - Forging Elite Energy Start-Ups - TechX (Further Details)
  • 6 November - ResearchBite - Introduction to Research Ethics (Further Details)
  • 6 November - Conversations on Emotions (Further Details)

October

  • 23 October - ResearchBite - Realising your Research Impact Now and for the Future (Further Details)
  • 16 October - ResearchBite - Getting Started with Consultancy & Contract Research (Further Details)
  • 9 October - ResearchBite - Research Funding (Further Details)
  • 2 October - Life Science Catalyst - Kosterlitz Event (Futher Details)
  • 2 October - ResearchBite - European Funding A Shift in the Landscape (Further Details)

September

  • 23 September - ScotChem Natural Products in the Bio-Economy - A Collaboration-Building Workshop - (Further Details)
  • 18 September - ResearchBite: Research Funding: Getting Started - (Further Details)
  • 17 September - EUROPA Members Meeting.
  • 11 September - ResearchBite Launch - (Further Details)

June

  • 27 June - Combining Past  Present to apprehend an uncertain Future - (Further Details)

May

  • 29 May - DASA Visit - Debra Car did 1-2-1 sessions with Academics
  • 17 May - AHRC Briefing - (Further Details)
  • 14 May - Celebration Event & Funding Opportunity: Wellcome Trust – Institutional Strategic Support Fund - (Further Details)

April

March

  • 29 March - Understanding Intellectual Property
  • 22 March - Capturing Online Attention on your Research - (Further Details)
  • 15 March - Translating research into commercial opportunities - (Further Details)
  • 13 March - Conversations on Voice of the Child
  • 7 March - Royal Society Visit - (Further Details)
  • 4 March - MRC Seminar

February

  • 27 February - Conversations on Marine Life Below Water

January

  • 23 January - Conversations on Ownership of the Human Body
  • 14 January - DSTL Visit
2018

November

  • 21 November - Conversations on Healthy Ageing
  • 16 November - Chief Scientist Office Visit

October

  • 31 October - Conversations on Water Security & Sustainability (Further Details)
  • 24 October - Working with Industry: Routes, Confidentiality and IP

August

  • 29 August - Conversations on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (Further Details)

July

  • 18 July - Conversations on Nature Connectedness and Wellbeing
  • 3 July - Visit from Professor Tim Wheeler, Director of Research & Innovation at NERC

June

  • 20 June - Conversations on Food Security, Sustainable Diets and Wellbeing
  • 19 June - Chemistry Research Away Day 

May

  • 30 May - Inter-disciplinary Research Workshop
  • 29 May - ISCF & Innovate UK Internal Briefing and Discussion
  • 15 May - Engineering - Briefing Session on Consultancy

April

  • 25 April  - PSRC Training Session led by Professor Pete Edwards

March

  • 27 March - External Funding Application Workshop
  • 20 March - Lloyds Register Group Visit
  • 5 March -  Insights into the external funding panels seminar
  • 2 March - SBS Grants Foundry Workshop

February

January

  • 31 January - Scotland-Europa FP9 Consultation Event - (Further Details)
  • 24 January - Engineering Research Away Day

 

2017

November

September

  • 27 September - DATALAB Innovation Centre visit
  • 26 September - EAG Meeting (Further Details)

August

  • 30 August - IMS/RINH Grants Foundry
  • 25 August - Global Challenge Research Fund Workshop focused on Food and Nutrition - (Further Details)

June

  • 19 June - Intention to Submit deadline for MRC/ BBSRC/ Wellcome Trust
  • 14 June - Grants writing workshop one-2-one/ small groups Part 2 (host: A. Derrington) (SMMSN)
  • 7 June - Grants writing workshop 2 (host: A. Derrington) (SMMSN)
  • 5 June - Blueberry Training: Developing a Commercial Proposal

May

  • 30 May - EU grant writing workshop
  • 29 May - EU grant writing workshop
  • 17 May - Grant writing workshop 1 (host A. Derrington) (SMMSN)
  • 12 May - Grants writing workshop one-one/small groups (host: A Derrington) (CoPS)
  • 10 May - Carnegie Trust Visit
  • 3 May - Grants Writing Workshop (host: A Derrington) (CoPS)

April

  • 26 April - Wellcome Trust Visit
  • 19 April - IMS/RINH Grants Foundry

March

  • 17 March 2017 - Global Challenge Research Fund and Newton Fund Workshop - (Further Details)