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Research Leadership training:  Leading the Development of a Project for Funding

Research Leadership:  Leading the Development of a Project for Funding

Monday, 11/03/24, 13.00-15.00

We are all told to bid, to ensure that bidding for research funding is a normal part of academic life. This is especially the case for those in, or moving into, research leadership roles. But, where and how do you start? What are the key points to consider? How do you develop competitive ideas and what are the key ingredients in developing a bid? In this session we draw on the expertise of an external consultant, Dr Stephen Kemp, and BU’s Professor Michael Silk to explore the key elements to consider when thinking about leading the development of a project for funding. Particular emphasis will be based on:

  • Demystifying bidding, research leadership & project development through the lens of funding applications: developing research questions, choosing partners, incorporating impact and more
  • The key ingredients for (and the ‘balancing act’ of) leading the development of a project for funding
  • The lived experience (and successes and failures, challenges and benefits) of leading the development of a funded project (at BU!)
  • Using the RASCI matrix and GANTT charts

Book your place for this exciting event here.  For any queries, please contact RKE Development Framework

Research Leadership:  Leading the Development of a Project for Funding

Research Leadership:  Leading the Development of a Project for Funding

                                                                          Monday, 11/03/24, 13.00-15.00

We are all told to bid, to ensure that bidding for research funding is a normal part of academic life. This is especially the case for those in, or moving into, research leadership roles. But, where and how do you start? What are the key points to consider? How do you develop competitive ideas and what are the key ingredients in developing a bid? In this session we draw on the expertise of an external consultant, Dr Stephen Kemp, and BU’s Professor Michael Silk to explore the key elements to consider when thinking about leading the development of a project for funding. Particular emphasis will be based on:

  • Demystifying bidding, research leadership & project development through the lens of funding applications: developing research questions, choosing partners, incorporating impact and more
  • The key ingredients for (and the ‘balancing act’ of) leading the development of a project for funding
  • The lived experience (and successes and failures, challenges and benefits) of leading the development of a funded project (at BU!)
  • Using the RASCI matrix and GANTT charts

Book your place for this exciting event here.  For any queries, please contact RKE Development Framework

British Academy Early Career Researcher Network event brings together researchers from across medical and health humanities

BU hosted the British Academy’s Early Career Researcher Network for an event exploring medical and health humanities, addressing some of the challenges and opportunities of working within this varied and interdisciplinary field.

Early career researchers from across the South West came together to network and discuss topics including publishing, funding opportunities, and finding their research identity.

The event took place on BU’s Talbot Campus and was opened by Interim Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor Research and Knowledge Exchange Professor Sarah Bate, who spoke about the importance of supporting the next generation of researchers to grow and develop.

A panel of Professors in front of an audience sat at tables

BU Professors shared their experiences and advice

Professor Sam Goodman (Professor of English & Communication), Professor Ann Hemingway (Professor of Public Health), Professor Chris Chapleo (Professor of Societal Marketing), Professor Ann Luce (Professor of Journalism and Health Communication) and Professor Edwin van Teijlingen (Professor of Reproductive Health Research) took part in a panel discussion, sharing their experiences of working across medical and health humanities and taking questions from the audience.

Advice included how to manage multiple stakeholders who may have different interests, publishing widely across different disciplines, how to deal with rejection, and the importance of building networks and contacts.

While the panel were honest about some of the difficulties and challenges of being an interdisciplinary researcher, they also spoke about the opportunities for applied interdisciplinary research and exploring different passions and interests. As Prof. Goodman put it: ‘Where’s the fun in colouring between the lines?’

Groups of early career researchers sat at tables

Roundtable discussions took place as part of the event

Following a networking lunch, attendees moved into breakout groups to discuss opportunities and challenges around publishing, grant capture and bidding, and developing a research identity as an interdisciplinary researcher.

The event was organised by the British Academy Early Career Researcher Network (BA ECRN) and Joelle Fallows and Katerina Kakaounaki of RDS, supported by Professor Sam Goodman and Professor Ann Hemingway who lead the ECR Network at BU.

The BA ECRN brings together ECRs across the humanities and social sciences disciplines, supporting their development through events and workshops. BU is a member of the BA ECRN’s South West Hub.

Find out more about the BA Early Career Researcher Network  

RKEDF February digest – training for YOU

We’re excited to share …  

some great RKEDF training opportunities coming up in February 2024.  

 Click on the titles to find details and book your place to the upcoming events.  

 Online RSA Drop-In meeting   

Wednesday 7th January, 10:30-11:00 Online 

Meet your RSA reps, hear updates on how BU is implementing the Research Concordat and give feedback or raise concerns that will help to develop and support the research community at BU  

Principal Investigation                                                                      

Wednesday 7th February, 14:00-15:00 at Lansdowne Campus 

This session is aimed at any researcher who is, who plans to be, a Principal Investigator for an externally funded research or knowledge exchange project. 

Work Life Balance 

Wednesday 7th February, 13:00-14:00 Hybrid 

The session aims to discuss approaches to setting and maintaining healthy work/life balance whilst also managing the demands of their role. 

Introduction to RED – The Research & Enterprise Database 

Thursday 8th February, 10:00-10:30 Online 

An overview of the Research & Enterprise Database and how to use RED to identify your supporting pre and post award officers. 

Anatomy of an impact case study 

Tuesday 13th February, 13:00-15:00 at Talbot Campus 

The structure of an impact case study, what makes an excellent case study and what you will need in order to start building an impact case study from your own research. 

BA ECRN event – Med Hums 

Wednesday 21st February 2024, 11:00 – 16:00 at Talbot Campus 

This event brings together researchers in Medical and Health Humanities at BU from across the faculties of HSS, MMC and SciTech, inviting them to highlight the main challenges of working within this varied and interdisciplinary field.  

Introduction to health economics 

Wednesday 21st February 2024, 10:00 – 15:30 at Talbot Campus 

This course is aimed at academics of all levels that are interested in gaining an overview of health economics and how this can be applied to research projects. 

 

For any further information, please contact RKEDF@bournemouth.ac.uk 

 

In December, 12.5% of colleagues who booked a session did not actually attend. Please, help us to avoid any waste of resources; make sure you can attend or cancel your booking ahead of the session. 

RKEDF Workshop- Anatomy of an Impact Case Study

Anatomy of an Impact Case Study

 

This workshop is aimed at Academics and Researchers who would like to learn what an excellent REF impact case study looks like and how to start building your own case study from scratch.

We will look at the different sections of a case study and what is required for each one, then examine impact case studies from previous REFs to establish what the panels are looking for. We will then move on to thinking about what you would need to do to start building your own impact case study.

By the end of this session you will be familiar with the structure of an impact case study, what makes an excellent case study and what you will need in order to start building an impact case study from your own research.

Thursday 22nd February, 13:00 – 15:00 at Talbot Campus

Book your place  here under Impact Essentials: Anatomy of an Impact Case Study – 22/02/2024’ in the drop-down menu

For any queries regarding this workshop, please contact impact@bournemouth.ac.uk

Intellectual Property for Academics

      Wednesday 24th January 10:30 - 12:00

This workshop will deliver essential knowledge and know-how from an industry expert, enabling you to gain a deeper understanding of IP that will support development of your research outcomes, prepare you for knowledge exchange activities and help with achieving lasting research impact.

Presented by Dr Nicholas Malden, Partner at D Young & Co, a leading top-tier European intellectual property firm and Bournemouth University’s preferred patent firm.

Nick Malden has more than 18 years’ experience in intellectual property specialising in patents, in particular those concerned with electronics, physics, materials, medical devices, and software. Prior to joining D Young & Co he was a research associate at Manchester University, though based at the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), in Hamburg, Germany, where his research included searches for exotic particle production in positron-proton and electron-proton collisions.

Today, he is primarily focussed on the preparation of new patent applications and guiding these through the examination process before patent offices around the world. His clients range from SMEs, to academic and research institutions, to global multinationals. A particular passion is sharing knowledge of IP in all its guises with individuals and smaller corporate entities, such that it can enhance and support their technological and commercial growth journeys.

Wednesday 24th January10:30-12:00 at Talbot Campus

To book onto this session, please complete the booking form 

For any queries regarding the content of this session, please contact lhutchins@bournemouth.ac.uk, for any other information please email RKEDF @ RKE Development Framework

ECR and Interdisciplinarity in the Medical Humanities

Early Career Researcher Network

This ECR-focused event brings together researchers in Medical and Health Humanities at Bournemouth from across the faculties of Health & Social Science, Media & Communication and Science & Technology, inviting them to highlight and address the main challenges of working within this varied and interdisciplinary field.

It will feature an expert roundtable and open discussion, followed by breakout groups and opportunity for networking activity for ECRs.

Roundtable participants will be invited to speak for 5 minutes, drawing on their experience of research partnerships across disciplines. Suggested topics for speakers to address include, but are not limited to:

  • Research and knowledge exchange in MH
  • Publishing (choosing the right journal for MH research, collaborative writing)
  • Bidding (where to bid, what for and how to construct productive teams and partnerships)
  • How to work effectively together but also maintain a sense of disciplinary identity
  • What experiences have participants had and how has this affected your research career to date?
  • Imposter syndrome
  • Work/life balance

ECR and Interdisciplinarity in the Medical Humanities

Wed 21 Feb 2024 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM at Talbot Campus

This event is for BA ECR Network members only. You can join the network here  and book your place through the following link Tickettailor

ECR attendees will be invited to write and submit their questions for the panel in advance of the session, sending them by email to: RKEDF@bournemouth.ac.uk

In the second phase of the event, ECR attendees will be put into breakout rooms to discuss how their own practice might address these challenges, identify areas of future support they require and reflect on their professional identity as an interdisciplinary researcher in this field.

 

For any further information please contact RKEDF@bournemouth.ac.uk

 

Engaging with the Media for Impact

Explore how working with the media can help to raise the profile of your work and research and lead to impact.

Take away practical tips on talking to journalists, tracking the impact of media coverage and finding the best ways to reach your target audiences.

This session is open to all academic staff who are interested in engaging with the media, no experience is necessary.

By the end of the session, attendees will:

• Understand the media landscape and how to engage with journalists effectively
• Know how to find their target audiences and how to best to reach them
• Have learnt how to maximise and track the impact of media coverage

Thursday 18th January 2024, 14:00-15:30 Online

Book your place here under ‘Impact Essentials: Engaging with the Media for Impact -18/01/2024’ in the drop-down menu.

 

Facilitated by:Emma Matthews – Research Communications Adviser, ematthews@bournemouth.ac.uk

 

RKEDF training opportunities coming up in December

We’re excited to share … 

some great RKEDF training opportunities coming up in December 

Please, click on the post titles to see details and book your place on to upcoming events.

By the end of the session, attendees will have an understanding of BRIAN and how it relates to Staff Profile Pages, how to create and update items and activities, how to claim/create/import publications, as well as how to upload full text articles to BURO (Bournemouth University Research Online). 


  • Online RSA Drop-In meeting Wednesday 6th  December, 10:30-11:00

Meet your RSA reps, hear updates on how BU is implementing the Research Concordat and give feedback or raise concerns that will help to develop and support the research community at BU


This session will provide an overview of the REF, it’s purpose and how it is carried out, as well as looking ahead to the next REF2028 assessment.


This is an opportunity to have a guided tour of the Konfer platform and its full functionality, enabling you to create and connect to the UK research collaborations with other universities and businesses.


By the end of this session, you will be familiar with the structure of an impact case study, what makes an excellent case study and what you will need in order to start building an impact case study from your own research.


By the end of this session, attendees will have a strong foundation of what to expect when being responsible for their awarded projects.


This session is aimed at all academics to provide an overview of the Research & Enterprise Database, including how to access the system, the information available to view, budget management via RED.

 

Please make sure you inform us in advance if you cannot attend an event that you have already booked onto, at RKEDF@bournemouth.ac.uk 

Book your place now for a policy influencing workshop (and networking lunch!)

RKEDF: Engaging with Parliament for Impact 26th January, 10:00-14:30, Fusion Building

Sign up for this practical training session led by Sarah Carter-Bell, Knowledge Exchange Manager at UK Parliament, which also provides the opportunity to network with colleagues from AECC University College and Arts University Bournemouth.

This is particularly suitable for those with little or no experience of engaging with Parliament. As well as providing insights and information on how to get your research in front of the right policymakers, the session will provide time for you to identify key committees or APPGs relevant to your research, start a list of key contacts and write an introduction to a Parliamentary team.

If you have any specific questions you would like addressed during the workshop, please email them to impact@bournemouth.ac.uk by 5pm, Thursday 4th January.

Lunch is provided. Please indicate if you have any dietary requirements.

For full details of the session and to book, click here.

 

What is REF

The Research Excellence Framework (REF), is the UK’s system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions.

This introductory session is aimed at anyone who wants to know more about the REF and what is means for research and researchers at BU. It will provide an overview of the REF, it’s purpose and how it is carried out, as well as looking ahead to the next REF2028 assessment.

 

 

What is REF :  Wednesday 6th December

from 13:30 – 14:30 at Talbot Campus

 Book your place here – under “What is REF – 06/12/2023” in the drop-down menu

 

For any queries regarding the content of this session, please contact RKE Dev Framework

A “Writing Day” is organised by BU’s Research Staff Association

As part of their activities for this academic year, RSA is organised a Writing Day for Researchers.

This Writing Day aims to help support BU researchers work on their publications by providing some dedicated time and space, away from everyday distractions.

We’ll begin with some introductions – a chance to meet other researchers, make friends and support each other.

Then we’ll get down to business… writing!

Thursday 25th January 2024, 09:00 – 16:00 at Talbot Campus

Plenty of food and drink to fuel your writing!

Please sign up to attend via our booking form Booking Form under “RSA Writing Day 25/01/23”

 

Please note that this event is organised by BU’s Research Staff Association – an association run by BU researchers from all faculties who want to make BU a great place to work and do research.

For more information, please contact RKE Dev Framework

 

Sign up for workshop on how to engage policymakers with your research

RKEDF: Engaging with Parliament for Impact, Fri 26th Jan 2024, 10:00-14:30

This session will be led by Sarah Carter-Bell, Knowledge Exchange Manager at UK Parliament and is an introduction for researchers who have limited or no experience of engaging with Parliament.

As well as providing insights and practical information on how to get your research in front of the right policymakers, the session will provide time for participants to identify key committees or APPGs relevant to their research, start a list of key contacts and write an introduction to a Parliamentary team.

This training event is open to academics at AUB and AECCUC, as well as BU, and there will also be an opportunity to network over lunch with researchers from these institutions to discuss potential collaborations.

If you have any specific questions you would like to be addressed during the workshop, please email them to impact@bournemouth.ac.uk by no later than 5pm Thursday 4th January.

For full details of the session and to book, click here.

Impact Essentials: creating your impact development Plan

This session is aimed at academics and researchers at all career stages and at all stages of the project lifecycle – from formulating research questions and preparing grant applications to developing a potential impact case study.

This practical workshop provides the tools, advice and time to start putting together your own plan to achieve impact.

By the end of this session, you will have created a detailed impact development plan, tailored to your particular needs and stages of impact development.

Impact Essentials: creating your impact development Plan

Tuesday 28th November

13.00 -15.00  at Talbot Campus

To book onto this session, please complete the Booking Form. 

For any queries regarding this workshop, please contact RKEOKnowledgeExchangeImpactTeam@bournemouth.ac.uk

Principal Investigation – Post Award for RKE

This session is aimed at any researcher who is, who plans to be, a Principal Investigator for an externally funded research or knowledge exchange project. Topics covered include:

• What is post award?
• Roles and responsibilities
• Systems
• Key policies
• Starting your awarded project
• Making changes to your project and reporting
• Hints and tips

By the end of the session, attendees will have a strong foundation of what to expect when being responsible for their awarded projects.

 

Thursday 19th October, 14.00-15.00 at Lansdowne Campus

Thursday 15th November, 14.00-15.00 at Talbot campus

Wednesday 13th December, 14.00-15.00 at Lansdowne Campus

You can find a suitable date and book your space here.

For any queries regarding this workshop, please contact Alex Morrison, Post Award Programme Manager RDS morrisona@bournemouth.ac.uk