Enabling Cultures and Diversity in Research Management and Administration


The 21st annual conference of the European Association of Research Managers and Administrators (EARMA) is taking place in Leiden (Belgium) 28th June – 1st July 2015.

EARMA represents the community of Research Managers and Administrators (RM&As) in Europe, with members from the industry, academia, the public and private sectors. EARMA works with the EU Commission, national and international funding agencies, and provides a networking forum, a learning platform, and a place to share experiences and best practice.

This year the theme for the conference is Global Outreach: Enabling Cultures and Diversity in Research Management and Administration.

This theme reflects the growing need and ambition to reach out and get connected and work together globally. Cooperating not only in the field of scientific research & innovation and higher education but also in the field of research management and administration.

Registrations are now open for early birds: http://www.earma.org/

Joint Israel-UK Research in Cyber Security


Israel’s National Cyber Bureau and Ministry of Science, Technology and Space together with the UK’s Cabinet Office and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council invite applications for joint research projects relevant to any area of cybersecurity.

Proposals are welcome for new projects in any area relevant to cyber security, from new or established partnerships. Collaborations will need to prepare a single, unified, proposal which describes a full programme of work in both countries.

Projects should last between 25 and 30 months, to start in Spring 2015 and end no later than December 2017.

Projects that address shared challenges in the following areas are particularly welcomed:

  • smart authentication and identity management
  • governance and regulation of cybersecurity
  • privacy assurance and perceptions
  • mobile and cloud security
  • human aspects of security or usable security
  • cyber-resilient systems

Support will be available for up to three collaborations, each of which involves leading academic researchers in both the partner countries. The total budget is £1.2 million. The key to success in the call will be the identification of a programme of work which is of high scientific quality and truly collaborative.

For UK partners, funding covers 80 per cent of full economic costs with a maximum project value of £250,000. For Israeli partners, the maximum project value is £200,000.

Closing date: 24th June 2014

For further information go to: http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/calls/2014/Pages/cybersecurity.aspx