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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

Feb
3
Wed
2021
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

 

Jun
7
Mon
2021
Realising Research Impact (8 Weeks)
Jun 7 @ 11:00 am – Jul 29 @ 12:30 pm

The Realising Research Impact Programme introduces participants to research impact and support them with developing personalised impact plans and delivering high quality engagement and enterprise activities. By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

    • situate their research within a wider civic, social and economic context
    • evidence and articulate their research impact
    • take a strategic, inclusive and responsible approach to research impact
    • design effective engagement and enterprise activities
    • determine the value of their research and identify opportunities for adoption and take up.
    • apply concepts of intellectual property (including copyright, trademarks, designs and patents) to their research portfolio
    • adapt their research to difference audiences including the wider public, policymakers, and business.

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 and Middle Career Researcher

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

DELIVERY MODE: Online Workshops, Webinars, and Independent Learning

COURSE STRUCTURE

Week 1:  07th June 2021, 11:00 – 12:20 – Online workshop (1.5 hours) – Impact and the Knowledge Economy.

Week 2: 17th June 2021, 11:00 – 12:00 – Online workshop (1.0 hours) – Understanding the Value of Research and IP

Week 3: 24th June 2021, 11:00 – 12:30 – Online workshop (1.5 hours) – Stakeholder Engagement

Week 4: 01st July 2021, 11:00 – 12:30 – Online workshop (1.5 hours) – Building Networks and Communicating with Business

Week 5: 08th July 2021, 11:00 – 12:30 – Online workshop (1.5 hour) – Impact Opportunities

Week 6: 15th July 2021, 11:00 – 12:00 – Online workshop (1.0 hour) – Research Informed Policy

Week 7: 22nd July 2021, 11:00 – 12:30 – Online workshop (1.5 hour) – Evidencing and Articulating Impact

Week 8: 29th July 2021, 11:00 – 13:00 – Online Cohort Presentations (2 hours) on Impact Strategies (1.5 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 (30 mins) to further develop their Impact Strategy.

OUTPUTS

Over the duration of this course, you will produce:

  • a stakeholder map and values statement
  • an impact strategy
  • a business/stakeholder pitch

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 will open on 1st March and close on 1st April.

APPLICATION FORM