From 8th September, the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) are launching a weekly zoom for early career researchers working in the broad field of Paleo sciences.
PERCS (Paleo EaRly Career Seminars) is a weekly seminar series that promotes and features work by Early Career Researchers in a range of paleo sciences including paleontology, paleoecology, paleoceanography and paleoclimatology. While the speakers will be Early Career Researchers, the seminar is for people at every career stage. PERCS take place on Zoom, and consist of a live streamed short (~30 min) seminar followed by a Q&A session and an opportunity for small group discussion and networking with other attendees using break-out rooms. Recordings of most PERCS will be available to participants unable to attend live seminars. Seminars are (mostly) weekly on Tuesdays at 1500 UTC. PERCS are intended as a venue to share research, strengthen our global community, and facilitate collaboration between the Palaeo sciences. All palaeo-researchers and fans (regardless of career stage) are enthusiastically welcome.
NERC strive towards diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility with a diverse line-up of speakers from around the world, and a strong commitment towards fostering an inclusive environment. They also implement live auto-captions, and have both synchronous and asynchronous viewing options.
To be added to the email list that receives seminar invitations and announcements, please review their code of conduct and then sign up through a google form.
The full schedule of events and the speakers/topics is available on the website. https://paleopercs.com/.
Monday 8th June 10:00 – 12:00
This workshop will introduce you to EndNote, software that saves you time when managing your references and writing for publication.
This session will cover:
- The role of EndNote in the research workflow
- Reference collation and management
- Full text harvesting
- Writing for publication; citation and reference creation
You must have the correct software loaded onto your machine prior to attending.
- If you are using a BU staff machine, EndNote desktop (X9) needs to have been installed by BU IT Services. This includes the toolbar for Word.
- If you are using your own device running Windows 10, you can access it via AppsAnywhere from BU. However, please test it before the workshop to make sure that it can run EndNote desktop (X9) and that your version of Word has the EndNote toolbar installed.
- If you are using your own Mac, you will need to contact BU IT Service and ask them to install EndNote desktop (X9).
You may find it beneficial (but not essential) to have dual monitors. This could allow you to watch the teaching and try things out at the same time.
See here to book.
All researchers are invited to respond to this government survey.
BEIS has commissioned Vitae, supported by UKRI and Universities UK, to gather evidence to understand the implications of the Covid-19 pandemic on the activities of researchers and research groups. This evidence will inform BEIS’s consideration and design of potential interventions to help protect researchers, research institutions and facilities, and in the longer term reinforce the research base and sustain research and innovation activity in the UK. All researchers employed in UK universities, research institutes, charities and companies are invited to respond to the survey. They are particularly interested to hear from principal investigators and leaders of research groups.
The survey will be open until Tuesday 9 June.
Please to respond to help inform the Government’s thinking.
Tuesday 9th June 10:30 – 11:30
UKRO is pleased to announce the latest in its series of webinars on the topic of COVID-19 impact update. The webinar is intended to provide an update of the current situation regarding COVID-19 and will cover (in brief) areas such as:
- Known call updates and changes to call deadlines;
- Project implementation issues;
- COVID 19 measures within the latest EU budget proposal;
- Opportunity for Q&A.
The webinar is intended for researchers and support staff currently engaged in projects, or applying to forthcoming calls, to make them aware of the latest information on COVID 19 in respect to proposal development and project delivery.
The webinar will be delivered using the ‘Zoom’ online conference facility. No prior purchasing of software is necessary but registration via the event page is mandatory.
If you have any queries, please contact RKEDF@bournemouth.ac.uk
Deadline for Expressions of Interest: 14 May 2020 at 16:00
The EPSRC Digital Economy Theme welcomes Expressions of Interest for a one-day virtual workshop to explore how research can tackle the challenges in establishing a Sustainable Digital Society.
It is intended that the outputs of the workshop will be used to scope a Digital Economy Theme call to be funded by EPSRC for up to £5m.
The virtual workshop will be held on Thursday 11 June 2020.
For more information, see the NERC website.
As you are aware the British Academy launched their Special Research Grants: COVID-19 call. The deadline for applications is 5pm (UK time) on Wednesday 27 May 2020 and outcomes will be notified by 30 June 2020.
Due to the expected high demand, we ask that if you are interested in applying to this call then please send your intention to bid form to your Funding Development Officer by 11thMay 2020, after this date no new applications will be accepted.
The British Academy has provided guidance on the Special Research Grants – BA scheme notes for applicants and BA FAQs . They have asked that all applicants read the documentation carefully before starting their application.
The call closes at 5pm on Wednesday 27th May 2020.
|11th May 2020
||Intention to bid forms to be submitted to your faculty funding development officer
|20th May 2020
||Your final application must be submitted on FlexiGrant by this date at the latest
|21st – 27th May 2020
||Institutional checks to take place by RDS.
|27th May 2020
Any queries please contact Alexandra Pekalski
A new set of free videos is now available on the Fistral website, helping to ‘demystify’ project management.
There are 12 videos currently available, with more to come on other topics linked to Time Management, Agile, 3rd sector projects and more… So if you want to know the best way to plan a project, create a Work Breakdown Structure, the easy way to make a Gantt Chart, understand network diagrams, how to identify and schedule tasks, or how to allocate resources to a project – see Fistral’s free PM videos.
For their full range of video and online resources see: https://www.fistraltraining.com/fistral-online-resources/
24th March 2020
This event has been cancelled due to restrictions arising from COVID-19.
Funding available for researchers from partner institutions to become Global Visiting Fellows of BU
Fellows must be nominated by a member of academic staff at BU, and approved by the relevant Executive Dean.
Visit a drop-in session to find out more. Further info is also available in the guidelines.
16/03/2020 12:30 – 13:30 Lansdowne
To book , please contact Organisational Development. No authorisation is required.
If you have any queries, please contact ResearchFellowships@Bournemouth.ac.uk.
Notice for those who currently employ or who need to employ researchers on projects.
There is a new Code of Practice for the Employment of Researchers available on the staff intranet.
This document provides guidance on the University’s expectations for the recruitment, support, management and development of research staff in line with the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers.
If you have any queries, please contact RKEDF@bournemouth.ac.uk.
The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) and the British Academy are inviting applications for early career researchers in the humanities and social sciences to attend a research collaboration symposium on the broad theme of ‘security’.
This will explore varied understandings and experiences of security, and how security can be and has been conceptualised, represented, lived and addressed. The symposium aims to encourage international engagement and collaboration between early career researchers from Canada and the UK from a broad range of disciplines, encouraging the exchange of ideas across both disciplinary and national boundaries. The event will take place in Montebello, Quebec, Canada from 08/12/20 – 10/12/20 .
Deadline for applications Wednesday 6 May 2020 at 17.00.
For details on how to apply please see here.
If you have any queries, please contact RDS on RKEDF@bournemouth.ac.uk
Monday 9th March RKEDF: Global Visiting Fellowship – Drop in sessions
12:30 – 13:30 Talbot Campus
For those who are thinking of nominating an applicant for the GVF fund, to come along with their idea and seek advice on the joint application process from panel members.
Wednesday 11th March RKEDF: Getting started in public engagement with research
10:00 – 12:00 Lansdowne Campus
An intensive introductory session covering why Public Engagement is important, what it can do for your research, how to identify audiences and target their needs, designing public engagement activity and the logistics of public engagement – from securing funding through planning, developing skills and the support offered at BU. Also the evaluation of engagement activity.
Friday 6th March RKEDF: Research Outputs – Writing Day
Dedicated time and space, free from everyday distractions with a collaborative focus on productive writing with other BU authors.
Next dates: 14th May and 14th July
If you have any queries, please contact mailto:RKEDF@bournemouth.ac.uk?subject=Research Event Query.
GCRF ‘Conflict Intersections’ Global Partnership Development Awards: Prevention and Resilience at the Intersections between Conflict, Fragility and Wider Development Challenges and Risks
The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), working in collaboration with other Research Councils within UKRI, is planning to announce a new funding call in early 2020 for Partnership Development awards under the Global Challenges Research Fund’s Collective Programme. This call will support the development of equitable partnerships and an interdisciplinary community to explore the intersections between conflict and fragility (SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions & GCRF Conflict portfolio) and wider development challenges (and other SDGs and GCRF portfolios) such as health, environmental resilience, sustainable cities and food systems, as well as cross-cutting development issues such as gender, inequalities, poverty reduction and sustainable livelihoods.
The call will launch in early March 2020 with a closing date in late spring 2020 and projects expected to start from autumn 2020. Approximately 20 awards of varying sizes up to £200,000 (fEC) and between 12 and 24 months duration will be supported.
Further details can be found in this Pre-Call Announcement Document (PDF, 172KB)
|Expected grant start dates
If you require further information, please don’t hesitate to contact Alex Pekalski. She’s happy to have a chat with prospective applicants.
Early Career Conference Grants fund emerging researchers who have not yet had the opportunity to travel internationally beyond their region to present at overseas conferences. Applications for the Early Career Conference Grants are now open. 25 grants of up to £2000 are available in 2020.
To apply, researchers must:
- Be employed as a lecturer, research fellow/associate or post-doctoral researcher (or equivalent) at an ACU member university
- Be within 7 years of the start of their academic career – applicants who have taken a career break and returned to work will also be considered
- Not have previously travelled for work beyond their home region
- Already have submitted a proposal to present at an overseas conference
How to apply
Full details and the application form can be found on the ACU website
Applicants are required to complete four short personal statements, upload their conference proposal, and attach a letter of reference from their line manager or head of department.
The closing date is 23:59 GMT on Wednesday 25 March.
If you have any queries, please contact RKEDF@Bournemouth.ac.uk
Nominating your outputs for the REF mock exercise
Thursday 27th February 14:00 -15:00 Talbot
BRIAN (Bournemouth Research Information And Networking) is BU’s publication management system.
BRIAN is also used to capture information regarding outputs to be submitted to the REF2021, and to the mock exercises related to REF2021.
This usage of BRIAN is the focus of this training session.
See here to book. Contact RKEDF@bournemouth.ac.uk if you have any queries.
We have some great events coming up in the next few weeks to help support you in your research activities. Please click on the links for further details about each event.
You can see all the Organisational Development and Research Knowledge Development Framework (RKEDF) events in one place on the handy calendar of events.
Please note that all events are now targeted, so look closely at the event page to ensure that the event is suitable for you. In addition, most RKEDF events now require the approval of your Head of Department (or other nominated approver). Please follow the instructions given on the event page and the template email for you to initiate the booking request.
If you have any queries, please get in touch!
Tuesday 25th February 10:00 – 12:00 Talbot Campus
BU is committed to promoting and upholding the highest quality academic and ethical standards in all its activities, and requires that all research is subject to ethical consideration.
If ethical approval is needed, approval must be obtained before any data collection activities commence.
This workshop is designed to assist Researchers in the process of obtaining ethical approval.
See here for more information and to book. If you have any queries, please contact RKEDF@bournemouth.ac.uk
Elsevier, the manufacturers of SciVal, will be coming to BU to deliver a number of workshops on their research performance online tool.
SciVal shows bibliometric data for individuals and organisations and is used by some funders and organisations when assessing research grants, informing research evaluation and identifying collaborators worldwide.
27th February 2020 at Talbot Campus
There are two sessions running during the day as follows:
09:30 – 11:00 SciVal for REF purposes
11:30 – 12:30 SciVal Introduction (for Researchers and Professional Support Staff)
13:30 – 14:30 SciVal Introduction (for Researchers and Professional Support Staff)
15:00 – 16:30 SciVal for REF purposes
To register book your place for one of these workshops, please e-mail Organisational Development stating which session(s) you wish to attend.
If you have any queries, please contact RKEDF@bournemouth.ac.uk