EPSRC Fellowships: Trust, Identity, Privacy and Security

epsrc_logoEPSRC’s Digital Economy theme has announced a new priority area for its Fellowships: Trust, Identity, Privacy and Security (TIPS.)

Proposals in this area will be joint funded by the Global Uncertainties theme (now known as PaCCS). EPSRC expect to have enough to fund anything up to half a dozen Fellows across TIPS, assuming that projects are in the range £800k-£1M.

If you’re interested in applying for one of these fellowships with the Department of Computer Science please do get in touch. I have further inside information which will help you to pitch/frame your application to maximise chances of success.

Royal Society Pairing Scheme

Royal SocietyThe Royal Society is offering a training scheme for scientists to gain insight in to how parliament and government work, and how you can use your research findings to inform policy making.

To take part in the scheme you will need to be able to travel to London for the Week in Westminster and be willing to arrange for your parliamentarian or civil servant pair to visit you at your research facility. The Royal Society will cover your travel and subsistence costs, including accommodation, for the Week in Westminster.

The Royal Society welcomes applications from scientists across all science, technology, engineering, medicine and mathematics (STEMM) disciplines working in academia or industry. To be eligible for the scheme applicants are required to have at least two years postdoctoral research experience or equivalent research experience in industry.

For more information and to apply visit this link.

The deadline for applications is Sunday 24 May 2015.

ResearchFish Collection 2014: request for feedback (deadline: 15th May 2015)

Research Services is currently seeking feedback on the ResearchFish 2014 Collection and how the next output data collection round can be improved in 2016.

If you have comments you would like to feed back on how the Collection was managed, suggestions for improvements, or if you would like to highlight particular issues and problems faced either from an administrator’s or researcher’s perspective, please let Elizabeth.Beckett@admin.ox.ac.uk know by Friday, 15th May 2015.

This is your chance to ensure your voice is heard, and to let ResearchFish know about the problems you’ve encountered, so please do make use of this valuable opportunity!

Join the Bright Club Oxford team!

BrightClubBright Club Oxford are looking for volunteers to join the organising team! 

Bright Club Oxford is independent and run by volunteers, and we organise four comedy shows a year.  Whether you’re interested in comedy, public engagement, social media, blogging, publicity, or just helping to produce something brilliant – they would love to hear from you!

The first team meeting is the evening of Wednesday 29th April, so go along and find out what it’s all about.  For more details, get in touch at brightcluboxford@gmail.com.

Innovate UK: Game-changing technologies for aerospace

Innovate UK is to invest up to £10 million in collaborative research and development and feasibility studies to accelerate the commercialisation of highly innovative technologies for civil aerospace.

They are looking for projects that offer solutions to key aerospace industry challenges and for opportunities to bring in technologies and capabilities from outside the traditional aerospace sector.

As with all Innovate UK proposals, both project types must be collaborative and led by a business. Collaborative R&D projects are expected to range in size from total costs of £250,000 to £1.5 million. Feasibility studies are expected to have total project costs of up to £100,000. Find out more here.

The competition opens for both types of project application on 29 June 2015. Collaborative R&D projects will follow a two-stage process. The deadline for registration is at noon on 9 September 2015 and the deadline for expressions of interest is at noon on 16 September 2015. For feasibility studies the deadline for registration is at noon on 5 November 2015 and the deadline for applications is at noon on 12 November 2015.

A consortium-building and networking event will be held at The Oval cricket ground in Kennington, London, on 28 April 2015. There will be a webinar briefing event for potential applicants on 15 July 2015. Register for the 28th April consortium building event