We were delighted to welcome visitors from the British Academy on Tuesday, 10th September 2019.
With over 40 in attendance, BU academics heard updates on all the British Academy funding opportunities and guidance on how to increase their potential for success. Our visitors also met with 10 academics for one to one discussions of their funding aspirations. All found their meetings invaluable and colleagues in Research Development and Support (RDS) look forward to supporting them with their future applications to a variety of British Academy funding schemes.
Presentations were given by five British Academy award holders at Bournemouth University:
- Jayne Caudwell : Safe Swim: Supporting physical activity and wellbeing for transgender young people.
- Janice Denegri-Knott : Digital Possessions in the Family.
- Daisy Fan : Towards a Better Quality of Life: Value Co-Creation in Leisure with the Active Elderly.
- Xun He : Judging overall mood of a crowd: how does the brain rapidly perceive an average emotion from multiple faces?
- John Oliver : Investigating the culture of chronically under performing firms: past, present and future.
The slides from the visit are available to BU staff within the Research and Knowledge Exchange Development Framework (RKEDF) area on Brightspace.
If you would like to discuss an application to the British Academy, or any other funder, please contact your faculty’s RDS team.
There are many more RKEDF events planned for the coming year – find out more!
The British Academy / Leverhulme Small Grant scheme opens on Thursday, 4th September. If you are planning on submitting an application, don’t miss this opportunity!
Senior staff members from the British Academy are visiting on 10th September, 11:00 – 14:00.
They will provide an overview of the British Academy and its remit, the type of funding offered, their grant-awarding processes, and some key considerations. Then a selection of BU award-holders will give short presentations on their experience of the application and project management processes. There will be opportunities for questions and discussion. The event will be followed by a networking lunch. See the intranet page for more information and how to book.
During the lunch period, 8 one-to-one sessions will be available to be booked with the British Academy staff. If you are interested in booking one of these slots, please contact the RKEDF team with details of the particular scheme you wish to apply for or topic you wish to discuss.
Research Development and Support are pleased to announce that representatives from the Royal Academy of Engineering will be visiting BU on Wednesday, 15th May 2019.
As the UK’s national academy for engineering and technology, the Royal Academy of Engineering brings together the most talented and successful engineers – their Fellows – to advance and promote excellence in engineering for the benefit of society. The Academy runs a broad programme of grants and prizes to support and celebrate the pursuit of engineering activities and to enable closer contact between academia and industry.
Book to attend and increase your awareness in terms of:
- Who they are
- Their remit
- Types of funding offered
- Their decision-making processes
- Time frames and planning a Royal Academy of Engineering application
Find out more and book.
Working on a variety of initiatives in R&KEO over the years, one element of development which we receive consistently excellent feedback, is the events we arrange where funders to come to BU and present their organisations funding priorities and advice on making an application. We have arranged for several funders to visit BU in 2014, and are advertising the first three in order for you to block out time in your diary now!
On 20 January, the AHRC will be visiting to discuss their research priorities, calls and their top tips for making a submission. On 19 February, the British Academy will be visiting to discuss proposals they fund and share their tips on making an application. On 19 March the Leverhulme Trust which funds all academic disciplines will be visiting to discuss their grants and give advice on making an application.
Spaces on all these events are limited due to the rooms available so booking is essential! Grants Academy members can be guaranteed a space by emailing Dianne. The booking hyperlinks are:
AHRC funder visit
British Academy funder visit
Leverhulme Trust funder visit