Dstl: Industry and academia engagement day

DstlRepresentatives from industry and academia are invited to an engagement day on 17 July in Winchester to help shape how the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) contracts for analysis in the future.

The Analysis Support Construct (ASC) project has been commissioned to deliver an agile and flexible commercial solution to address increased government demand for evidence-based decision-making.

Demand for studies requiring analysis, from the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and across government, remains high and is expected to increase over the next few years. Dstl is looking to work with industry and academia to meet this current and future demand.

The ambition is to design a contract vehicle that can allow a broad supplier base to work in a flexible and responsive manner across a range of analysis programmes.

Areas will include policy and strategy, decision support, capability and investment support, operational support, and methods, models, tools and techniques.

This event aims to showcase current thinking and explore options for growing a community which has a shared understanding of the problems and domain knowledge and examine industries’ views on the chosen analysis taxonomy.

To register for the engagement day visit https://www.regonline.co.uk/ASCsupplierday

Autonomous Systems Engagement and Collaboration Event

The ASUR consortium is hosting a one day event on the 22 July 2014, in Winchester. This event will, through a series of briefs and networking poster sessions, provide attendees an overview of the Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) current work in the area of autonomous systems underpinning research. The event will also highlight the next challenge to be addressed, with the announcement of the next ASUR call.

A brief schedule for the event is as follows:

  • Announcement of Upcoming ASUR September Call – Early details on the ASUR programme’s 2014 call for proposals. 
  • Autonomous Systems Technical Talks – Summary presentations from current ASUR projects and Dstl funded PhDs; providing a great overview of the cutting edge of defence autonomous systems research. 
  • Networking opportunities and Poster Sessions – Engage with Academia, Industry, ASUR consortium members, Dstl, researchers and other bodies involved in funding autonomous systems research.

For full information and to register, click here.

Horizon 2020 – Future & Emerging Technologies Workshop

The Knowledge Transfer Network, in conjunction with the UK FET NCP and UKRO (so many acronyms)  are putting on a FET workshop in London that I thought might be of interest to people in department.

The workshop will address:

  • The H2020 FET Open scheme and its context.
  • The new faster FET Open proposal and evaluation process.
  • Future outlook for evolution of the FET arena.

The event is completely free to attend. For more information and registration click here.


Opportunities for Oxford (Early-Career) Researchers

Many researchers in department will be looking to stay here after their current funding runs out. These are competitive times when it comes to research funding and so it’s good to know of alternative internal avenues you could take when looking for your next role.

This is a quick summary of some internal opportunities and information for (mainly early-career) researchers at Oxford:

Junior Research Fellowships

These posts are generally affiliated with particular colleges, and are advertised via their websites and the Conference of Colleges WebLearn site. (They also usually appear in the Research section of the Oxford University jobs listing.)

Career Development Fellowships

Advertised on a departmental basis and on the Research section of the Oxford University jobs listing. The CDF scheme was set up to attract and retain high quality post-doctoral students to the University. All CDFs are invited to take courses at the Oxford Learning Institute.

Internal/external funding

For information about internal funding opportunities see our Internal funding opportunities and Knowledge Exchange and Impact: internal funding opportunities pages.

External funding opportunities suitable for all career stages can be found via ResearchProfessional.com. Please also see the University’s general Find Funding pages.