There have been a number of strong Research Council bids submitted since my last email, most of which have been run through our internal peer review scheme (the RPRS) which is great news – good luck therefore to Venky Dubey (DEC) for submitting large bids to both the MRC and the NIHR, Barry Richards (MS) for a bid on interactive extremism submitted to the AHRC, Bronwen Thomas (MS) for submitting a bid on researching readers online to the AHRC, Neal White (MS) for being part of a large multi-institution bid submitted to the ESRC’s joint council Connected Communities scheme, and to Genoveva Esteban (ApSci) for a bid on food webs to NERC. One cross-School bid has been submitted this period – good luck to Peter Thomas and Zoe Sheppard (HSC) and Samuel Nyman (DEC) who submitted a joint bid on reducing falls for inpatients with dementia to the NIHR, an excellent example of cross-School working.
Good luck to Cornelius Ncube (DEC) for a systems design bid to the BBC, Hywel Dix (MS) for submitting a bid to the Leverhulme Trust’s Senior Research Fellowships call, Clive Andrewes (HSC) for a bid to Wiltshire Community Health Services to run some study days, Mark Dover (ApSci) for a bid to Dataloft to produce some GIS images, Steve Calver (and the MRG team) (ST) for a bid to NHS Bristol, Karina Gerdau-Radonic (ApSci) for a bid to the Wenner-Gren Foundation, Barry Surman (ST) for submitting a shorter KTP application, Richard Fisher (HSC) for a collaborative bid led by Imperial College to the Newman Foundation, Rob Britton (ApSci) for a bid to DEFRA, Kris Erickson (MS) and Fabian Homberg (BS) who each submitted a bid to the Intellectual Property Office, Rob Britton and Josie Pegg (ApSci) who have submitted a studentship bid to the FSBI, Dave Parham (ApSci) for a large bid to English Heritage, Samuel Nyman (DEC) and Jan Weiner (DEC) for each submitting a PhD studentship proposal to Age UK, Matt Northam (MS) for a bid to Drum Cussac, Tomasz Kakareko (ApSci) for a bid to the Fisheries Society of Great Britain, and to Richard Stillman (ApSci) for a second bid to Halcrow Ltd to continue his work on the Severn Barrage. Good luck also to Keith Hayman, Janet Dickinson, Philip Alford, Feifei Xu, and Susanna Curtin (ST) for submitting a collaborative tender to IRD Dunhallow Ltd on ecotourism, Stephanie Farmer (Red Balloon) for a bid to MicroNav to produce a corporate promo, and Keith Brown (HSC) for submitting a number of bids to local authorities.
Congratulations to Rob Britton (ApSci) for being awarded a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship grant from the EC – this is excellent news! Congratulations are also due to Genoveva Esteban (ApSci) for winning a contract with the Environment Agency to conduct an aquatic biodiversity survey, Richard Stillman (Apsci) for securing a contract with Halcrow Ltd, Mark Maltby (ApSci) for securing a small bone assessment contract with Bedfordshire County Council, Keith Hayman (ST) for securing a CPD contract with Hall and Woodhouse, Roger Herbert (ApSci) for securing a contract with the Shellfish Association of Great Britain to research pacific oyster issues, and to Mark Dover (ApSci) for winning a contract with Dataloft. Congratulations also to Mike Molesworth (Liam Toms and the CEB team) (MS) for securing a contract with Work Research Ltd, to Steve Calver (and the MRG team) (ST) for winning a number of contracts with local authorities and a repeat contract with the Holburne Museum in Bath, to Bronwen Russell (and the Bournemouth archaeology team) (ApSci) for a securing a number of contracts with Distributed Generation Limited, and to Richard Gordon (ST) for securing a training contract with NEMA..
Congratulations also to Les Todres (HSC) for organising a masterclass on gathering people’s ideas and opinions, Crispin Farbrother (ST) for organising a WSET 1 day short course, Vijay Reddy (ST) for organising the Tourism, Climate Change and Sustainability Conference to take place in September 2012, Tom Watson (MS) for organising the History of PR Conference, to Lai Xu (DEC) for organising the PRO-VE Conference, Julia Round (MS) for organising the Annual International Comics Conference, and to a number of staff in ApSci (Duncan Golicher, Martin Smith, Ross Hill, Paul Cheetham, Alex Otto and Damian Evans) for organising various short courses to take place in 2012, including the Big Dig Field School.