I am pleased to report that there has been a rush of research/enterprise bids over the last couple of weeks and a few notable successes. Rudy Gozlan in Applied Sciences and colleagues have submitted a large Erasmus Mundus scheme for over £300k which is great news given BU’s push to increase its European activity. The bid Proving our Value to the SW Forum from Sarah Hean (HSC), Gordon Liu (BS) and Vurain Tabvuma (BS) is also a great example of collaborative working which is fantastic to see. Heather Hartwell, Edwin van Teijlingen, Ann Hemingway, Joanne Mayoh, Ian Jones and Roger Vaughan have collaborated on a bid around male wellbeing to the NIHR Public Health Research; another example of cross BU working. Sarah Cheesman, Gail Thomas, Clive Andrewes, Clive Matthews have put in a bid to the SW SHA for non-prescribed medical training. Jian Zhang has joined a collaborative bid to the AHRC Knowledge Exchange Hub and John Ellis has applied for support from the CIMA Relevance Regained Scheme. All of this activity is fantastic especially the cross BU and EU bids, so good luck to all with your bids!
If we turn to the successful awards there is a host of things from Jon Wardle and CEMP and successful bids in Applied Sciences from Harry Manley and Tim Darvill the latter from the AHRC is particularly notable. Steve Calver, Lisa Stuchberry and Philip Alford have all been successful with bids to Dorset County Council for various projects. The other bid news is the success on the part of Kate Welham, Neil White and Hugh Chignell in receiving support from the AHRC for a block grant to support PhD students over the next three years; this is an outstanding achievement. So congratulations to all concerned on these successful bids!
PVC (Research, Enterprise & Internationalisation)