PhD By Published Work Workshop
Thursday 20th October, Cadman Conference Room
The PhD by Published Work Workshop is an alternate route to a research degree for people who already have a research career. This workshop will be an introduction to the principles and procedures, and will be of interest to anyone thinking this route might be for them, or know of a research colleague whom the route might benefit. Note also that the PhD by Published work regulations here at the University are scheduled to be reviewed, so we welcome attendees who have experience in this area, and can thus give us feedback that aides the crafting of the new set of regulations.
Please book on Iris if you intend to attend (under events/training) or email firstname.lastname@example.org or simply drop in on the day.
This short guide will give you ideas how you can find partners to work with on a project.
If you are just starting out on project work, it can be a good idea to find partners who are already writing project bids and team up with them.
If you have an idea and need more people to join it, use this guide to find them.
For those of you around over the summer, this quiet time can provide a good opportunity to start developing research bids.
Staffordshire University subscribes to Research Professional. This is a great tool to help you find research funding and news. Below is a good example of an upcoming fund.
British Academy -mid-career fellowships. Support outstanding individual researchers with excellent research proposals, and promote public understanding and engagement with humanities and social sciences. The time bought by the scheme should be devoted to the completion of a major piece of research, and the Academy will also look for evidence of a clear commitment to a strategy of public engagement and communication of the results of the research during the period of the fellowship.
For scholars who have already published works of intellectual distinction or have established a significant track record as a communicator, and who are normally no more than 15 years from the award of their doctorate.
£160,000 from six to 12 months.
Deadline 14 September 2016
With £45m in funding to drive innovation the the higher education section, the HEFCE catalyst fund is one not to miss.
HEFCE are interested in collaborative approaches around:
•enhancement of teaching and learning
•student participation and success
•strategically important and vulnerable subjects
•leadership, governance and management
Projects need to be collaborative, bringing together businesses, universities and colleges, and other public agencies.
There are no fixed application deadlines for this fund.
We have already been successful in securing funding through the police knowledge funding strand with Keele University, let’s see if we have any other exciting ideas to develop.
Inspiring Research: Encouraging and Nurturing our Research Culture
You are invited to book your place and/or submit an abstract for our 1st university wide Staff Research Conference, on Tuesday 25 October (9.00am – 4.30pm) in the Ashley Conference Centre, Stoke.
The conference will focus on “Inspiring Research: Encouraging and Nurturing our Research Culture”.
Subject specific research is an important part of our academic role. Creating a vibrant research culture has been identified as a vital area of development for our institution moving forward. Research has a critical part to play in enhancing our reputation as a Higher Education provider and differentiating us from other teaching institutions, as well as numerous other benefits.
Professor Cliff Oswick has accepted our invitation to be the conference’s keynote speaker. He will provide an enthusiastic and inspiring insight into his experience of developing research culture at Cass Business School, City University London.
The remainder of the conference will be dedicated to 10-minute verbal presentations and poster sessions delivered by university staff with refreshments provided during the day.
Presentations should be an exciting insight into research you undertake in your field. Any member of staff are wanted to submit an abstract should complete the Abstract Submission Form by 12pm Friday 29 July.
Conference presentations will be run as parallel sessions showcasing the extensive range of research undertaken at the university. They will facilitate cross-faculty communications and foster an inclusive, nurturing, supportive research environment for all. Oral/poster presentation content and delivery should aim to inspire, encourage and showcase your research.
Abstracts need to demonstrate how you will achieve this aim. Academic staff naturally have differing levels of research experience, from recently active researchers to very experienced Professors. Presenters will be selected based on their abstract and not prior research experience.
The conference will include small exhibition stands showcasing project work within services departments. Contact Holly Hoar or Esther Knight on email@example.com to book a stand.
Having you there is really important, even if you do not wish to present. The conference will facilitate cross-faculty networking and share our institutions research interests and achievements.