It has been a couple of weeks since the last ‘good luck & congratulations’ e-mail so I am please to say that there is lots to report! I will start by wishing Jian Jun Zhang (MS) & Wei-Jun Liang (ApSci) well with there application to the Medical Research Council for their work on the Drosophila Larval Heart; nice to see a strong inter-disciplinary bid of this sort. Jonathon Wardle has also just submitted a large bid to develop a Global Masters programme with Jilin College of the Arts and Jian Chang submitted a project to the Royal Society around Dyslexia – a subject close to my own heart. In ApSci Karina Gerdau-Radonic has submitted a bid to the Wenner Gren Foundation to continue her work in Peru and Daniel Franklin has also made a bid to the Royal Society for his work on microbiology. Mark Dover and colleagues have submitted an bid to the Forestry Commission to establish a GIS and Database for them. Steve Richards & Lisa Stuchberry have submitted a bid for work on the Poole Beach Master Plan and Jenny Piesse & Khurshid Djalilov have put a large bid into the DFID / ESRC Growth Programme for financial development in central Asia which is exciting. Clive Andrews has put in a range of bids to Dorset Community Health Services and Jane Murphy has submitted bids to the Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for work on nutrition education with cancer care professionals. Keith Brown, Steve Keen and Jonathan Parker have also put in a substantial bid to work with CWDC in evaluating their Social Work Programme. As always I would like to thank you for your efforts with these various bids and wish you all good luck!
Congratulations are due the Market Research Group for another success bid with Dorset County Council, to Stephanie Farmer for a couple of interesting bids, to Bournemouth Archaeology and the Sue Eccles and Liam Toms of the Creative Enterprise Bureau. As always thank you!
Professor Matthew Bennett
PVC (Research, Enterprise & Internationalisation)