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Nov
4
Wed
2020
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
26
Thu
2020
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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Jan
14
Thu
2021
Middle Career Researcher ELEVATE Programme (8 Weeks)
Jan 14 @ 1:00 pm – Mar 11 @ 2:30 pm

The MCR Elevate Programme supports middle career researchers to take the next steps in their research career and address some of the common challenges faced by mid-career professionals. This intensive programme consists of sessions on research leadership, responsible research, collaborative working and partnerships, and identifying next steps for career progression.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

    • develop a vision and strategy for their programme of research
    • support the development of a responsible and innovative research culture
    • diversify their research portfolio, build research consortia and initiate international and interdisciplinary research collaborations.
    • build productive external collaborations with non-academic partners
    • understand team dynamics and how to support and develop others
    • develop and implement a research strategy

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: Middle Career Researchers

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

COURSE STRUCTURE

Week 1: 14th January 2021, 13:00 – 14:30 – Online Workshop (1.5 hours) – The Research Landscape and the REF

Week 2:  21st January 2021, 13:00 – 14:00 – Online Team Work (1 Hour) – Developing a Collaborative Project Part One

Week 3: 28th January 2021, 13:00 – 14:00 – Online Workshop (1.5 hour) – Intellectual Leadership and Leadership Styles

Week 4: 04th February 2021, 13:00 – 14:30 – Online Workshop (1.5 hours) – Developing a Team Vision and Strategy

Week 5: 11th February 2021, 13:00 – 14:30 – Online Workshop (1.5 hours) – Diversifying Your Research Funding Portfolio

Week 6: 25th February 2021, 13:00 – 14:30 – Online Team Work (1 Hour) – Developing a Collaborative Project Part One

Week 7: 04th March 2021, 13:00 – 14:00 – Online Workshop (1.5 hours) – Supportive Research Cultures

Week 8: 11th March 2021, 13:00 – 14:30Cohort Presentation Workshop (2 hours)

In addition to the eight sessions, participants will be assigned preparation/tasks in between sessions (30-60 mins) and have the opportunity to book 1-2-1 Consultations on their personal development plan (30 mins).

OUTPUTS

Over the duration of this course, you will produce:

    • an outline for a collaborative bid
    • a personal development plan
    • a pledge to enhance research culture locally and within your discipline

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.

Applications are currently open and will close on 1st December. APPLY NOW

Jan
27
Wed
2021
Student Futures
Jan 27 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Suitable For: All

Delivery Mode: Online Webinar (Sue Stockwell)

Course Description

Get the latest on how Student Futures are working with students and staff
to:
• Develop student and graduate employability
• Connect with employers
• Provide work experience, placements and internships
• Promote enterprise and business start-up
• Source and place students into graduate jobs
• Identify and give credit for graduate attributes

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Jan
28
Thu
2021
Research Funding Drop-in (Morning
Jan 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 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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Jan
29
Fri
2021
Inclusive Research Methods
Jan 29 @ 1:30 pm – 1:45 pm

DELIVERY MODE: Online Workshop (1.5 hours) (Claire Hart)

Despite calls for increased inclusivity in research, diversity is rarely reflected in research evidence.  Diverse populations of all kinds are underrepresented, and the wealthiest, healthiest and most vocal populations gain the most from research outcomes.  This workshop aims to help you if you plan to open your studies to a more representative group of participants or target a ‘hard to reach’ group.

DESCRIPTION OF WORKSHOP
This session is suitable for researchers at any stage of their career and will cover:- identifying barriers to inclusive research engagement
– exploring inclusive methodologies
– establishing practical means of engagement and participant support.

PREPARATION
In advance of the workshop, participants are asked to consider who is included and excluded from their research plans – however accidentally.

Feb
3
Wed
2021
LinkedIN for Academics (3 x Online Workshops)
Feb 3 @ 1:30 pm – Feb 17 @ 2:15 pm

Suitable for: ALL

Dates: 3rd, 10th, and 17th February 2021 (13:30-14:15)

Delivery Mode: Short Online Course

Course Description

To be delivered over three sessions with online training resource included. Numbers strictly limited. Delivered online, this session is specifically for academic staff looking to

  • develop their LinkedIn skills to effectively promote their expertise, research or business engagement activities.
  • Learn how to make new connections, create engaging content and learn some great hacks!

NOTE: This workshop is for those already set up with a LinkedIn profile and with some experience of using the platform

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Effective Postgraduate Research Supervision (6 Weeks)
Feb 3 @ 2:00 pm – Mar 24 @ 3:30 pm

The Effective Postgraduate Research Supervision Programme provides you with everything you need to know to about supervising and examining research degrees at TU. By the end of the course, you will be able to:

    • Understand and apply TU frameworks, policies and processes and expectations to your supervisory practice
    • Articulate the key stages within a doctoral journey
    • Take a responsible approach to your supervisory practice
    • Support students with their professional development, intellectual progress and deliver high quality feedback.

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, Middle, and Senior Career Researchers

DURATION: 6 online workshops over a 10 week period, with independent learning

COURSE STRUCTURE    

Week 1:  25th January 2021 – Independent Learning (1 hour) – Reading of Frameworks and Policies

Week 2: 03rd February 2021, 14:00 – 15:30 – Online Workshop (1.5 hours) – What is a doctorate?

Week 3: 17th February 2021, 14:00 – 15:30 – Online Workshop (1.5 hours) – Acting as an Effective Supervisor

Week 4: 03rd March 2021, 14:00 -15:30 – Online Workshop (1.5 hours) – Doctoral Studies at Teesside from Application to Award

Week 5: 17th March 2021, 14:00 – 15:30 – Online Workshop (1.5) – Inclusive and Responsible Supervision

Week 6: 24th March 2021, 14:00 – 15:30 – Online Workshop (1.5 hours) – Supervision in practice: case studies

In addition to the six sessions, participants will be assigned preparation/tasks in between sessions (30-60 mins) and will have the opportunity to engage in supervision observation.

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.

Applications will open on 1st November and close on 1st December. APPLICATION FORM

 

Feb
5
Fri
2021
Writing Bootcamps
Feb 5 @ 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.

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Feb
9
Tue
2021
An Introduction to the Systematic Review Process
Feb 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Suitable for: All

Delivery Mode: Webinar (Jonathan Robinson)

Course Description

This session will offer an overview of the Systematic Review process – breaking it down into simple steps. Some practical guidance and tips will also be offered. This session would be suitable for those with a general interest in the Systematic Review process; those considering doing a Systematic Review; as well as those who may be supervising students who will be undertaking a Systematic Review for their dissertation. No previous knowledge will be required – we will cover the foundation concepts needed to get you started.

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