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Writing a successful proposal: live web chat and twitter feed this Friday

Universities are under increasing pressure to gain external funding and with budgets shrinking across the HE sector, this can be a difficult process.

To provide a little help, the Guardian are running a live web chat on Friday 12 April between 12-2pm for academics, whether a first-timer or old hand, to share experiences, advice and tips for writing and managing the process of a successful research grant proposal. You can also follow the live chat on Twitter using the hashtag #HElivechat

New Library Resource: full text access to Nature.com

You will be delighted to discover that The Library have been able to make funds available to purchase a site licence to the full text of the journal Nature at Nature.com.  Full text access is current year plus a rolling 4 year archive.  This is complemented by access from 1997 to date (with a 12 month embargo) on Academic Search Complete and Medline Complete.

Notes on access:

  • on-campus access is IP-authenticated (therefore automatic);
  • off-campus
  • via mySearch
    • for the latest 12 months the user will need to follow the LinkSource link and if off-campus login by following the Institution login links
    • earlier content back to 1997 there will be a pdf link to the content on Academic Search Complete.

For help using e-journals, e-books, bibliographic databases (such as Scopus and Web of Science), bibliometrics and reference management contact the Library Subject Team for your School.

Thinking of submitting to FP7 Energy? There is a free support service available!

The deadline for proposals to the FP7-ENERGY-2012-1 Call is 25th October 2011 and the EU Energy Focus team is providing online support sessions, proposal clinic (one to one meetings of 1 hour with a member of the team to discuss your proposal) and proposal review services prior to the this deadline.

Online support session: This will be held on the key aspects of the preparation of a Stage 1 proposal 3- 4pm on Thursday15th September.  The online support session will provide you with a comprehensive and interactive presentation on key aspects of the stage 1 proposal preparation and submission process and an opportunity to ask questions.   If you would like to join this session please email and you will be sent the telephone conference call dial in details and the weblink where you will be able to view the slides. 

Proposal clinic sessions: These are available in London on Thursday 22nd September.  Register your interest in attending a clinic session by emailing a proposal summary.  They will then allocate the sessions and inform you of the time for your meeting.  If you would like to attend a clinic session but are unable to attend on this date in London they will try to accommodate you on alternative dates or at other locations if this can be arranged.   

Proposal review service: This service is available between Monday 3rd October and the proposal deadline.  Email to express your interest in this. All proposals will be treated as confidential.