Horizon 2020: ICT Related Event Presentations

UKRO have put together a PDF containing links to all the slides and other useful documents from recent ICT-related events for Horizon 2020.

You can access the document here: 140304_ict_events.pdf

RCUK Funding for 2014-15

I’ve just received this email through giving details of the RCUK funding for the 2014-15 period:

Recurrent funding for research and knowledge exchange

Recurrent funding for research and for knowledge exchange (through Higher Education Innovation Funding) has been held constant in the BIS grant letter to HEFCE and is protected through the science and research ring-fence. We are therefore maintaining these budgets for the 2014-15 academic year at the same level as last year: that is, £1,558 million for research and £160 million for knowledge exchange.

EPSRC Call: Software for the Future II


EPSRC are offering up to £4M of funding for projects focused on the development of software that is used in computational science and engineering.

As part of an on-going series of regular software development calls, this call covers the development of novel code, the development of new functionality for existing codes and the development and re-engineering of existing codes. Strategic drivers are: developing code for emerging hardware architectures; developing researchers with key software engineering skills and software sustainability.

In order to allow maximum time for the selection of appropriate reviewers and panel members, all applicants must register their intent to submit using the electronic ‘Intent to submit’ form on the Software for the Future II call page on the EPSRC website. The form must be submitted to EPSRC by 16:00 on Monday 28th April 2014. Full applications will not be accepted where EPSRC has not received an intent to submit form. The full deadline is 16:00 on Wednesday 28 May 2014.

Full details of the call can be found at this link.

MoD CDE: Enduring Challenge Competition

The enduring challenge competition is continually open and has a budget of up to £3M per year. It runs on a monthly cycle – see future closing dates.

The enduring challenge competition particularly seeks innovative, proof-of-concept research proposals. Areas of interest which are also relevant to Computer Scientists in Department are:

  • protection (personnel, platforms, facilities, digital systems, materials)
  • situational awareness (sensors, precision navigation and timing, reduced GPS dependency, persistent surveillance, status of digital systems)
  • communications (secure, unsecure, mobile, novel forms)
  • data (cyber, big data, management and processing, sense-making, visualisation, delivery, interoperability)

Further information on these monthly calls can be found at this link.

Diversity in Science Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

On Tuesday 25 March 2014 the Royal Society are holding a Wikipedia edit-a-thon event for people who want to learn how to edit Wikipedia, in particular topics relating to diversity in science and technology in relation to geography, culture, gender, ethnicity and disability. New and experienced editors are welcome; there will be training sessions for those new to editing, and experienced helpers will be available. For more details on the event and to suggest potential topics see the event page on Wikipedia.

Please book for either the afternoon or the evening session; there will be light refreshments laid on. There will be presentations on editing for new editors at about 2.15 and 6.15, lasting about 40 minutes, and there will be experienced editors on hand throughout to give assistance.

There are limited tickets available. To book a place on the afternoon or evening session please follow the relevant link below:



If you have any questions about Diversity in science, Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Royal Society please contact John Byrne, Wikimedian in Residence at the Royal Society john.byrne@royalsociety.org.