FUNDamental Cafe – British Academy

Coming off the back of our funding guidance series “FUNDamentals”, we are hosting our first FUNDamental Café. The British Academy will be presentating alongside University of Westminster academics and members of the Research Office to share knowledge and experiene to improve our responses to British Academy funding schemes. To register for this event head over to …

Fun, freedom and flexibility: co-creating research development team plans

Several of our team attended the Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA) 2019 conference in Belfast. I attended the “Creativity as Methodology” workshop which got me thinking about tools that I use that could foster creative thinking in our Research Development Team. I wanted to empower our team to improve the quality and quantity …

Research Communities Funding Call

We are delighted to announce the first funding call related to our new University of Westminster Research Communities. Full details of the call including funds available, deadlines, details regarding the application procedure and requirements and the online form to submit a proposal are available via Sharepoint here. We look forward to receiving your submissions!

The FUNDamentals Series – #2 Blue skies ahead with Leverhulme Trust

It’s time for the second installment of our FUNDamentals series! These 2 page briefs will provide all the foundations you need to get acquainted with funder priorities, tips, keys schemes and other useful insights. A committed philanthropist throughout his life, when he died in 1925 Lord Leverhulme left a proportion of his holdings in Lever …

“Fascinating and Rewarding” AHRC Peer Review College calls for nominations

Membership of the AHRC Peer Review College, as well as making an important contribution to the AHRC’s peer review processes, provides benefits to individuals, departments and higher education institutions. Professor Andrew Linn, Pro Vice Chancellor (Research) at the University of Westminster described his time on the AHRC Peer Review college as “a great way of staying …

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Call for nominations: represent early and mid-career researchers on Research Committee

One of the ways in which members of staff engaged in research can actively contribute to their community is by serving on the University of Westminster Research Committee. Currently representatives from the Readers and Professors, as well as Doctoral Researcher cohorts have positions on Research Committee. We are now seeking a representative to join the Research Committee from the early/mid-career researcher cohort. …

Event: Horizon. Watch the UKRO presentation from our EU Funding Workshop

If you have read our earlier blog post regarding the EU Funding Workshop organised by the Research Development team back in May you will know that one of the speakers was Malgorzata Czerwiec, UKRO European Advisor. Malgorzata’s presentation on the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2019-20 is now available to watch here. Since this video was recorded topics …

Alert! Alert! How are you using our updated funding searches?

The Research Development Team have been busy talking to senior academics within each school to map the relevant disciplines at Westminster to a bespoke funding alert for each School. Alerts will go out every Friday and will include key funding opportunities for the school’s disciplines. You can now receive these email alerts direct to your …

Future Leaders Fellowship Call Round 4

The University of Westminster have launched our internal call for Round 4 of the Future Leaders Fellowships from UK Research and Innovation. We are welcoming both internal and external applicants, UK or international, who can demonstrate an outstanding track record and potential to develop their careers at Westminster. The support of the institution will be a …

The FUNDamentals Series – #1 British Academy

Photo by Jo Szczepanska on Unsplash   The first in our FUNDamentals series is now out! These 2 page briefs will provide all the foundations you need to get aquainted with Funder priorities, tips, keys schemes and other useful insights.   The British Academy is a key funder for research in the humanities and social sciences, providing grants …