The NIHR Learn platform now contains a number of resources to offer guidance and support to help researchers during the pandemic.
There are resources in the following areas:
- Understanding the science of Covid-19
- Leading in uncertain times
- Conveying Difficult Information to patients and relatives
- Personal resilience
- Remote working
- Online Webinars and Events
To access these you will need to create an account on the system* – if you run into any issues with creating an account phone the helpdesk on 0207 333 5894 or email them.
Once you are on the system, click on ‘Bite-sized Learning’ from the options and then select ‘Resources to support you through the Covid-19 pandemic’.
*If you have used the system to access Good Clinical Practice training or dates you will already have an account.
Policy impact – some steps you can take and why it’s a good idea (despite appearances)
We wrote a blog on this topic – you can read it here.
Choosing a university
The Ofs have published a survey that shows the role of parents and friends in applicant decision making. There’s a big research paper by CFE Research.
Call closes: 16:00 on 26 September 2017
NERC, the Department for International Development, and the Economic & Social Research Council invite proposals to address the topic building resilience to natural disasters using financial instruments. Funding is available to apply existing environmental and social science research to inform the design, development, refinement and validation of financing instruments to help developing countries respond and recover from extreme weather and natural disasters.
The overarching goal of these projects is to have impact on the developing world. To achieve this, projects must work with practitioner project partners who have a role in the design, development and application of innovative financing mechanisms for developing countries (eg non-governmental organisations, policymakers, disaster risk management actors, insurance companies).
NERC funding for this call will form part of the UK’s official development assistance (ODA) commitment, and proposals should demonstrate their primary purpose is to promote the economic development and welfare of countries on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development’s Development Assistance Committee list of ODA recipients.
The programme will support both:
- feasibility studies of up to £100,000 (at 100% full economic cost) and up to six months in duration
- longer projects of up to £350,000 (at 100% full economic cost) and up to 24 months in duration.
Successful projects are expected to start no later than 1 January 2018.
If you are interested in applying to this call then please contact your RKEO Funding Development Officer in the first instance.
Networking and brokerage event
In order to bring together academics and potential project partners, a one-day networking event will be held at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel in London on 28 July 2017. For further information and details of how to register your interest in attending this event, please see the networking event page.
Please note that attendance at this networking event is not a pre-requisite for the submission of proposals to this call.
Further information on this call and details of how to submit a proposal will be available to download shortly.
Programme Manager – Innovation
Professor Heather Hartwell will be delivering a workshop on June 15th, 2017, that will help participants gain insight into how it is possible to build resilience in the area of Research and Knowledge Exchange. This session will explore how it may be possible to build resilience in the area of research and knowledge exchange, where rejection for funding and from publishers is common. The speaker will offer their views of how resilience can be built and how to overcome obstacles.
There will be the opportunity for discussion around the topic. For those interested in booking onto the course, please follow the link here. If you would like further information about the workshop, please contact Ehren Milner (email@example.com)