4th September 2019. 10am – 4:45pm. University of Central Lancashire, Preston. UK.
Are you passionate about science and your field of work? Do you think you can excite and inspire the next generation of young scientists? Have you got an interesting science story to tell the public?
The Interact Symposium is a free one day event for those working in physical and life sciences, and over 120 delegates have already registered. There are over 20 exciting workshops planned that will appeal to people at all stages of their careers and especially early career researchers.
If you are looking for taster sessions on how to start your engagement work, or looking to improve your evaluation skills, this is the symposium for you! Most of the day is devoted to workshops covering our 3 main themes – reaching underserved audiences, schools outreach and sharing practice – with a strong emphasis on evaluation throughout. The Market place offers a wide range of interactives to show and tell sessions on engagement in practice plus lots and lots of free resources and professional advice to help you in your work.
There will also be plenty of time to network. The University of Central Lancashire is also hosting a free reception from 6-8pm on the 3rd September and this is your chance to try local delicacies and meet colleagues and engagement experts in an informal environment.
STFC are offering travel and subsistence bursaries of up to £100 for PhD, postdoctoral researchers, fellows and those within 10 years of their first academic appointment to attend. All you have to do is send an email with a short paragraph justifying your case with “Why do I want to go to Interact 2019? ”to Nicky.Bladen-Hovell@stfc.ukri.org.
Applications will be treated on a first come first served basis and the final closing date is 5pm July 31 2019.
The draft programme will be available soon, please check the registration site for details.
If you are forward-thinking, attending a funder information event or conference can give you the edge when it comes to applying.
Looking at Horizon 2020 as an example, the following events are a sample taking place over the coming months:
- London, 28/7/15 to 30/7/15 – The Future & Emerging Technologies (FET) Unit will showcase the scheme’s possibilities at the Science and Information (SAI) Conference 2015, which gathers together researchers, industry practitioners and professionals in the fields of Computer Science, Electronics and Communication Technologies.
Brussels, 14/09/2015 to 15/09/2015 – Info Day on the Horizon 2020 Work programme 2016-2017 ‘Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy’
- Strasbourg, 06/10/2015 – EU Brokerage Event on Key Enabling Technologies in Horizon 2020
Lisbon, 20/10/2015 to 22/10/2015 – ICT 2015 – Innovate, Connect, Transform
- Brussels, 24/11/2015 to 27/11/2015 – Info week on Societal Challenge 2 (Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, maritime and maritime inland water research and bio-economy) work programme 2016-2017
Events are added regularly to the Horizon 2020 pages.
If you attend an external funder event of this type, please remember to let your RKEO Facilitator or Officer know. It may be that we can help share information that you obtain with others at BU with similar interests or alert you to others who might be potential partners.
The Association of American Geographers (AAG) has awarded an annual meeting grant to Dr. Anna Feigenbaum, lecturer in Media and Politics at the Media School. AAG Enrichment Funds “support participation of distinguished non-geographers in the annual meeting,” helping to promote cross-disciplinary knowledge exchange between geography and other fields of study. Dr. Feigenbaum will travel to Tampa, Florida in April 2014 to deliver a presentation on her Tear Gas project in preparation for her monograph on the subject due out with Verso in 2015. She will also participate in the ‘subconference’–a set of meetings within the meeting focused on collaboration and skill-sharing. As part of the ‘Professional and intellectual triage for emerging and early career scholars’ panel, Dr. Feigenbaum will offer guidance on moving through the first years of academia in these times of precarity and change in the HE sector.