EPSRC is holding a two-day workshop on Human-like computing: exploring the kind of research projects that would need to be put in place in order to work towards systems that can emulate human cognitive performance. The event will take place on 17 and 18 February 2016 at the Mercure Holland House Hotel, Bristol.
The workshop will be multidisciplinary, bringing together researchers from varied domains: psychology to formal methods; social sciences to software engineering.
Participants will be selected on the basis of their response to the Call for Expressions of Interest which can be found here: https://www.epsrc.ac.uk/newsevents/events/humanlikecomputing/ where you will also find further details of what we mean by human-like computing and what we are seeking to achieve at the workshop.
EPSRC have issued an advanced warning for a call and briefing event that will go live on 2 November.
EPSRC’s Information and Communication Technologies, Healthcare Technologies and Digital Economy themes will be inviting outline proposals which address the need for new technologies which can reliably and intelligently interpret multiple inputs from multiple sources and initiate actions as appropriate to support the self-management of chronic health conditions.
There will be a briefing event for the call on 3 December in London.
Further details on the Call and briefing event will go live on the EPSRC website on 2 November
The call is now open for the EPSRC Healthcare Impact Partnerships 2015/16. The details are as follows:
A budget of £5 million is available to support projects that must progress previous EPSRC funded research towards impact within a healthcare application. Proposals should build upon existing strengths and expertise and demonstrate potential to address an unmet healthcare need and/or offer significant added value over current or alternative healthcare solutions. Applications to this call should bring a creative and multidisciplinary approach to the cross cutting capability identified underpinning at least one of the four grand challenge areas.
This call is open to academics, from eligible UK research organisations, that have been a principal investigator or co-investigator on at least one EPSRC grant that completed on or after 01 April 2010 (inclusive) or is due to finish by April 2016. This grant must be clearly relatable to the cross cutting capabilities of Disruptive Sensing and analysis and/or Medical device design and innovation. Applicants will be required to work in partnership with at least one business partner to progress their previous research outputs towards impact
All proposals should also demonstrate clinical engagement in order to ensure the research will address an unmet clinical need. Proposals will be assessed on the impact generated from their previous EPSRC-funded grant, the suitability of the proposed research team, the engagement of the business partner, the quality of the proposed research and the extent to which further support will progress the previously funded research towards impact in healthcare.
Anyone intending to submit a proposal to this call must register their intent to submit by 16:00 on 27th August 2015. Applicants that do not register their intent to submit before the deadline will be ineligible for the call. The final call deadline will be the 24th September 2015.
To find out more and register to submit – Click Here
To view the Healthcare Technologies Strategy Document – Click Here
Following the successful pilot in 2013, EPSRC invites proposals for Healthcare Impact Partnerships. This call is open to proposals which are within remit of the cross-cutting capability areas of Disruptive Sensing and Analysis and Medical Device Design and Innovation as defined in the new EPSRC strategy document, towards impact within a healthcare application. Proposals should build upon existing strengths and expertise and demonstrate potential to address an unmet healthcare need and/or offer significant added value over current or alternative healthcare solutions.
A total budget of £5 million is available to support projects that must progress previous EPSRC funded research towards impact within a healthcare application. This call is open to eligible UK academics who have held an EPSRC grant or portfolio of grants relevant to the capabilities of Disruptive Sensing and Analysis or Medical Device Design and Innovation.
This call is closely aligned to the EPSRC Healthcare Technologies strategy; a new way to think about how Engineering and Physical Sciences researchers can tackle current and emerging health challenges facing society.
Applicants wishing to apply must submit an “Intention to Submit” form by the 27th August 2015, with the final closing date falling on the 24th September 2015
To view the call document – Click Here (PDF)
To submit your “Intention to Submit”- Click Here
To view the EPSRC Healthcare Technologies Strategy – Click Here
Research Councils UK (RCUK) have launched a policy internship scheme for PhD students to enable them to gain experience of how research can inform policy making.
Research Council Policy Internships provide an opportunity for PhD students funded by the UK Research Councils (e.g. EPSRC) to work for three months in one of a selected group of highly influential policy organisations (e.g. The Royal Society). Successful applicants have the opportunity to work on a policy topic of interest to both the student and the organisation, by producing a briefing paper, participating in a policy inquiry and organising a policy event.
A 3 month extension will be added to the current DPhil funding to account for this, and internships must start before the end of the funding period.
The application deadline varies from depending on the specific Research Council, with EPSRC holding an 18th August 2015 deadline
To find out more – Click Here
To find out more about the EPSRC specific call – Click Here