AXA Junior Research Fellowship Fund








AXA Junior Research (Post-Doctoral) Fellowship:

Expressions of Interest: 30th October 2014
Internal Candidate Nomination: 6th November 2014
Candidate Submission to AXA: 24th November 2014

The call for Expressions of Interest for the AXA Junior Research Fellowship is now open. The mission of the AXA Research Fund is to fund basic research dedicated to a better understanding of important hazards, risks and threats and current global societal challenges within three clusters: socioeconomic risks, environmental risks and life risks. AXA intends to award a number of two-year postdoctoral fellowships worth €60,000/per annum. This will be a bottom-up scheme, with Expressions of Interest put forward, followed by an internal selection of the best candidate to be put forward on the 24th of November 2014. The nominee would then have until the 15th to submit their application outline for consideration.

For further details and how to apply: Click here
For AXA Guidelines: Click Here (PDF)

HPC and Big Data Summit 2015


UK High Performance Computing & Big Data Summit 2015

Date: 3rd February 2015
Location: QEII Conference Centre, London
Description: This CPD Certified Course will provide a unique forum for the HPC community, including scientists, engineers, educators, researchers and developers in academia, industry and government, to discuss policies surrounding the development of the UK’s e-infrastructure, address challenges, share new ideas and applications, and explore future and emerging technologies to boost research excellence and enhance the competitiveness of UK business and industry.

To view the conference agenda click here
To find out more or enquire about “Early Bird Pricing”, please contact Hannah Chipperfield at

Facebook are Funding Fees for DPhil Students


Facebook Graduate Fellowship:

Facebook have announced they are now offering a two year award for their “Graduate Fellowship” scheme. Each fellowship award provides several benefits to cover the 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic years, including:

• Tuition and fees will be paid for two academic years
• $37,000 yearly grant (up to two years)
• Visit Facebook HQ to present your research
• Opportunity for a paid internship at Facebook

The Fellowship Program is open to full-time PhD students (domestic and international) enrolled during the current academic year(s) and studying computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, system architecture, or a related area.

Opening date: 20th October 2014
Closing date: 5th January 2015

For further information click here

New Data Management induction resources available

RDO-474x267The IT Services Research Support team is pleased to announce the release of a new version of their research data management induction resources.

The resources consist of short PowerPoint presentations (with comprehensive presenter’s notes), alongside an accompanying hand-out. They are designed to cover key issues and provide pointers for further information, and are ideal for use with new researchers (including postgraduate research students) or anywhere requiring a quick overview of the topic.

To view the resources and find out more click here


Robotics and Sensors events

Meeting the Challenges of Commercialising Robotics

Location: London
Date: 14th October 2014
Duration: 9.30-16.30
Organiser: Re.Work

Efforts to commercialise robotics research face numerous challenges including capital investment, public perception, health & safety concerns & technology readiness. This event will explore key barriers to the technology transfer of robotics to market, focusing on the valuable application of autonomous technology & impact, plus the challenges to uptake by industry, & the ROI.

For further details, and to register – click here.


Sensors in the Environment

Location: London
Date: 15th-16th October 2014
Duration: All day
Organiser: Sensor 100

This new Conference, named ‘Sensors in the Environment’, will follow the same format as the very successful Sensors in Medicine series. The Conference objective is to bring together academic and commercial experts to explore new ideas and innovations in the application of sensors to environmental monitoring.

For further details – click here.