Calendar

Oct
29
Thu
Research Funding Drop-in (Afternoon)
Oct 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Suitable for: ALL

Delivery Mode:  Drop-in online session

Dates:

29th October – 2pm-3.30pm

26th November – 10.30am – 12 noon

17th December (brought forward because of the Christmas break) 2pm – 3.30pm

28th January – 10.30am – 12 noon

25th February – 2pm- 3.30pm

25th March – 10.30am – 12 noon

29th April – 2pm – 3.30pm

27th May – 10.30am – 12 noon

24th June – 2pm – 3.30pm

29th July – 10.30am – 12 noon

Course Description

RIS will be running a regular ‘final Thursday’ session for those interested in discussing anything research funding-related – so, everything from potential funding sources and how to resource your project, strategies for bid writing to the latest machinations over (future) EU funding arrangements and post-award management. Questions we frequently get asked are:

“What do different funders look for?”,

“What is our /TU experience (success rates) bidding to particular schemes (e.g., New Investigator, Advanced Fellowship)?”, “What should I do to be sure my idea aligns to the grant opportunity?”

And potentially many more besides. So if you are an ECR wanting advice on your first bid or an established member of staff looking to restart/expand your horizons in terms of external funding, do drop in and chat to us (you don’t need to book an appointment). The sooner we hear about your potential plans the more support we can give to you.

The following individuals will be present at each drop-in session:

Elena Calin (Pre-Award Officer);

Tracey Winn (Pre-Award Officer)

Susan Mitchell (Research Funding Manager, SSH&L, TUBS);

Oliver Moss (Research Fellow / Research Funding Manager, SCEDT, MIMA, TUBS);

Anna Stikane (Research Funding Manager, H&LS);

Andrea Palfreeman (Post-Award Officer);

 

As colleagues drop-in, however, the group might break into smaller groups depending on the amount of different issues raised and the number of people attending.

 

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Nov
4
Wed
Securing Research Funding (8 Week Programme)
Nov 4 2020 @ 10:30 am – Feb 10 2021 @ 12:30 pm

This Securing Research Funding Programme is aimed at those who are new to grant writing or who want to enhance their grant writing practice. It will provide participants with the essential skills to apply for research funding and put in a high quality application. By the end of the course, attendees will be able to:

    • identify suitable sources of funding for research
    • situate their research within the larger funding landscape
    • write a high quality funding proposal
    • understand project management essentials and post-award processes

Fast-track programmes are intensive programmes that require time and dedication and are targeted at researchers within our nine research centres. Programmes consist of a mixture of online workshops, webinars, independent learning, and group work.

SUITABLE FOR: Early Career / Researchers New to Funding / Final Year PGRs

DURATION: 8 Weeks, 1-2 hours per week (plus 1-2 hours homework)

Part One: 04th November 2020, 10:30 – 12:00, 11th November 2020, 10:30 – 11:30, 18th November 2020, 10:30 – 12:30, 25th November 2020, 10:30 – 12:30

Part Two: 13th January 2021, 10:30 – 11:30, 20th January 2021, 10:30 – 11:30, 28th January 2021, 10:30 – 12:30, 10th February 2021, 10:30 – 12:30

COURSE STRUCTURE

Week 1: Online workshop (1.5 hours) – The Funding landscape

Week 2: Online workshop (1 hour) – Peer Review and Funding Systems

Week 3: Online workshop (2 hours) – Getting Started with Grant Writing

Week 4: Online workshop (1.5 hours) – The Research Environment

Week 5: Online workshop (1 hour) – Identifying and Justifying Resources

Week 6: Online workshop (1 hour) – Project Management and Delivery

Week 7: Online workshop (1.5 hour) – Developing your Funding Strategy

Week 8: Online cohort presentations (2 hours)

In addition to the eight sessions, participants will be assigned preparation/tasks in between sessions (30-60 mins), have the opportunity to book 1-2-1 Consultations (30 mins) to further develop their Funding Strategy, and attend online writing bootcamps (2 hours).

OUTPUTS

Over the duration of this course, you will produce:

  • a research strategy
  • a draft funding bid

Given limited capacity and to ensure these programmes are useful and effectively meet your needs, an application based approach is taken. Applications will be require approval from your Research Centre Director or PGR Supervisor.

Applications are open and will close on 1st October. 

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Nov
5
Thu
Research Career Planning
Nov 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Delivery Mode: Online Workshop

Course Description

  • This short course will furnish you with all the tools you need to plan your research career. Over the course of 4 weeks, we will discuss:

    • the current policy context for research, including the Research Excellence Framework

    • how Vitae’s Researcher Development Framework can support your career development

    • how to identify and understand your developmental needs.

  • By the end of the workshop you will have a clear idea of what lies ahead in terms of a career in research and have developed a career plan.

Preparation

In advance of the workshop participants will asked to complete e-learning on Vitae’s Researcher Development Framework

BOOK NOW ON THE STAFF DEVELOPMENT WEBSITE BY SEARCHING BY COURSE

Nov
6
Fri
Writing Bootcamps
Nov 6 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Suitable for: All

Delivery Mode: Online Workshop  / Independent Work (Member of RIS)

Course Description

Each month we host an online boot camp. Whether you are working on your thesis, a paper, or a grant, join us online for some focussed writing time. Each session will start with some writing exercises to encourage focus and conclude with participants sharing their achievements and aims for the next month. Monthly: Online Workshop, 2.5 hours

Preparation

Please arrive at the session with a writing project in mind.

BOOK NOW ON THE STAFF DEVELOPMENT WEBSITE BY SEARCHING BY COURSE.

Nov
9
Mon
Research and Enterprise Induction
Nov 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Suitable For: All

Delivery Mode: Online Webinar and Q&A (Members of RIS an DAE)

Course Description

For researchers new to Teesside University, this session will introduce participants to:
• the TU research strategy
• opportunities and support for career development as a researcher
• information about support available through sector-based organisations,
such as Vitae
• an overview of the digital tools to support research at TU, including TeesRep.

Preparation

In advance of the workshop participants will asked to read the TU Research Strategy 2020-2025 and to consider how you can
contribute to TU Research and Enterprise

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Research Funding Cafes
Nov 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Our Research Funding Cafes focus on different funding calls. The sessions will provide an overview of the scheme and provide an opportunity for Q&A. Sessions are online and for one hour from 13:00-14:00.

New dates may be added as required so please ensure you check our newsletter.

    • 12th October 2020 – Leverhulme Trust Research Grants scheme
    • 09th November 2020 – Leverhulme Trust Early-Career Fellowships scheme
    • 23rd November 2020 – British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships scheme
    • 07th December 2020 – AHRC/ESRC Research Grants scheme
    • 18th January 2021 – EPSRC New Research Grants
    • 25th January 2021 – BBSRC Research Grants scheme
    • 15th February 2021 – British Academy/Leverhulme Trust Small Research Grant scheme
    • 15th March 2021 – Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professorships scheme
    • 22nd March 2021 – Philip Leverhulme Prize scheme
    • 19th April 2021 – National Institute for Health Research (various)
    • 03rd May 2021 – EPSRC New Investigator scheme
    • 14th June 2021 – AHRC Networking scheme
    • 05th July 2021 – British Academy Mid-Career Fellowships scheme
    • 19th July 2021 – Leverhulme Trust International Academic Fellowships scheme

To book a place go to the TU Staff Development pages and search by webinar title.

Nov
11
Wed
Basics of Research Ethics
Nov 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

SUITABLE FOR: All

DELIVERY MODE: Online Workshop (2 hours)

DESCRIPTION OF COURSE
This course will introduce you to ethical processes and procedures and support you to build confidence in identifying and mitigating ethical issues. Specifically we will consider:
• Context & rationale of research ethics
• Valid consent
• Harm & risk management
• Confidentiality & disclosure

PREPARATION
In advance of the workshop participants will be allocated three research ethics case studies to consider.

BOOK NOW ON THE STAFF DEVELOPMENT WEBSITE BY SEARCHING BY COURSE

Nov
23
Mon
Research Funding Cafes
Nov 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Our Research Funding Cafes focus on different funding calls. The sessions will provide an overview of the scheme and provide an opportunity for Q&A. Sessions are online and for one hour from 13:00-14:00.

New dates may be added as required so please ensure you check our newsletter.

    • 12th October 2020 – Leverhulme Trust Research Grants scheme
    • 09th November 2020 – Leverhulme Trust Early-Career Fellowships scheme
    • 23rd November 2020 – British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships scheme
    • 07th December 2020 – AHRC/ESRC Research Grants scheme
    • 18th January 2021 – EPSRC New Research Grants
    • 25th January 2021 – BBSRC Research Grants scheme
    • 15th February 2021 – British Academy/Leverhulme Trust Small Research Grant scheme
    • 15th March 2021 – Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professorships scheme
    • 22nd March 2021 – Philip Leverhulme Prize scheme
    • 19th April 2021 – National Institute for Health Research (various)
    • 03rd May 2021 – EPSRC New Investigator scheme
    • 14th June 2021 – AHRC Networking scheme
    • 05th July 2021 – British Academy Mid-Career Fellowships scheme
    • 19th July 2021 – Leverhulme Trust International Academic Fellowships scheme

To book a place go to the TU Staff Development pages and search by webinar title.

Nov
25
Wed
Advanced Research Ethics
Nov 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Suitable For: All

Delivery Mode: x2 Online Workshops

Course Description
This course will help participants understand the complex ethical issues associated with new methods of research, including covert methods, online techniques and the disclosure or occurrence of unexpected information or events in research projects.

  • Internet-mediated research techniques
  • Surveillance, big data and deception
  • Moral harms and lack of consent
  • Confidentiality & disclosure
  • legal duties of breach

Preparation
In advance of the workshop participants will be allocated three research ethics case studies to consider.

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Nov
26
Thu
Boosting Your Research Profile (8 Week Programme)
Nov 26 2020 @ 10:00 am – Feb 4 2021 @ 11:30 am

The Boosting Your Research Profile Programme is open to all researchers, from PGR to Professor, and supports attendees to develop their academic profile, improve their communication skills, and write high quality publications. By the end of the course you will be able to:

    • use appropriate platforms and social media to enhance your research profile
    • take a strategic approach to research writing and publication
    • write publications suitable for REF
    • deliver engaging and innovative presentations
    • engage with research leadership opportunities and participate in shared leadership

Fast-track programmes are intensive programmes that require time and dedication and are targeted at researchers within our nine research centres. Programmes consist of a mixture of online workshops, webinars, independent learning, and group work.

SUITABLE FOR: Postgraduate and Early Career Researchers

DURATION: 8 Weeks, 1-2 hours per week (plus 1-2 hours homework)

Part One: 26th November 2020, 10:00-11:30, 3rd December 2020, 10:00-11:30, 10th December 2020, 10:00-11:30, 17th December 2020, 10:00-11:30

Part Two: 14th January 2021, 10:00-11:30, 21st January 2021, 10:00-11:30, 28th January 2021, 10:00-11:30, 4th February 2021, 10:00-11:30.

COURSE STRUCTURE

Week 1: Online workshop (1.5 hour) – Identifying your key strengths.

Week 2: Online workshop (1.5 hour) – Social Media tools and personal brands.

Week 3: Online workshop (1.5 hours) – Presentations, Performance and Design

Week 4: Online workshop (1.5 hours) – Writing High-Quality Publications Part One

Week 5: Online workshop (1.5 hours) – Writing High-Quality Publications Part Two

Week 6: Online Writing Bootcamp (2 hours) – Pomodoro method.

Week 7: Online workshop (1.5 hour) – Research Leadership

Week 8: Online cohort presentations (2 hours)

In addition to the eight sessions, participants will be assigned preparation/tasks in between sessions (30-60 mins), have the opportunity to book 1-2-1 Consultations on abstract writing (30 mins), and attend further writing bootcamps (2 hours).

OUTPUTS: Over the duration of this course, you will produce:

    • an elevator pitch
    • an engaging biography
    • a high quality and REF-aligned abstract
    • short and engaging research presentation

Given limited capacity and to ensure these programmes are useful and effectively meet your needs, an application based approach is taken. Applications will be require approval from your Research Centre Director or PGR Supervisor.

Applications are open and will close on the 1st November.

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