ERC Starting Grant Workshop – Reminder

erc_logo_longThis is just a reminder that the ERC Starting Grant workshop, organised by the European Team at Research Services, will be running over the next consecutive Wednesdays. This will be in preparation for the November 2015 deadline.

To be eligible for an ERC Starting Grant you must have 2-7 years post-PhD experience and a promising track record, with these aiming to support up-and-coming research leaders who are about to establish a proper research team and to start conducting independent research in Europe.

This workshop offers a thorough and detailed insight in ERC grants from experienced members of the European team, and will be invaluable for your Starting Grant application. Details below:

Date 1: Wednesday 8th July 2015 – 9:30am-12pm – Old Road Campus, Headington >>Book
Date 2: Wednesday 15th July 2015 – 9:30am-12pm – Sherrington Lecture Theatre, Physiology >>Book

ERC Grant Deadlines 2015-16

erc_logo_longThe 2016 ERC Work Programme is about to be published, and the European Team are now able to confirm some key details and dates for your diary for those interested in applying to the ERC.

ERC Starting Grant – 2-7 years post-PhD experience, promising track record, designed to support up-and-coming research leaders who are about to establish a proper research team and to start conducting independent research in Europe
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Opening Date: 23rd July 2015
Closing Date: 17th November 2015

ERC Consolidator Grant – 7-12 years post-PhD experience, promising track record, designed to support researchers at the stage at which they are consolidating their own independent research team or programme
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Opening Date: 15th October 2015
Closing Date: 2nd February 2016

ERC Advanced Grant – 12 Years + post-PhD experience, established track record identifying applicant as leader in current field, targets researchers who have already established themselves as independent research leaders in their own right.
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Opening Date: 24th May 2016
Closing Date: 1st September 2016

As you can see the ERC Starting Grant call will be opening shortly. In order to help prepare for this, the European Research Services team at Oxford will be running two identical workshops in order to give further details and give an opportunity to have questions answered.

Date 1: Wednesday 8th July 2015 – 9:30am-12pm – Old Road Campus, Headington >>Book
Date 2: Wednesday 15th July 2015 – 9:30am-12pm – Sherrington Lecture Theatre, Physiology >>Book

New EPSRC Data Policy and ORA Data – Information

oramainlogoThe EPSRC announced at the start of May changes to their policy framework on research data. This policy framework sets out EPSRC’s expectations concerning the management and provision of access to EPSRC-funded research data. Although EPSRC recognises that a range of institutional policies and practices can satisfy these expectations, it encourages research organisations to develop specific approaches which, while aligned with EPSRC’s expectations, are appropriate to their own structures and culture

This is where ORA Data comes in. The Bodleian Libraries have developed the ORA Data service for Oxford researchers wanting to deposit their research datasets in Oxford’s own data archive. Datasets are issued with a permanent DOI (Digital Object Identifier) and have a catalogue record to DataCite standards to ensure proper citation and acknowledgement.

To view the new EPSRC Policy Framework – Click Here
To find out more about ORA-Data – Click Here
To view the ORA-Data preservation policy –  Click Here

Impact and Knowledge Exchange – Seminar Series

oudcelogoThe University’s Department of Education are convening a high-profile seminar series on Impact and Knowledge Exchange in an Evolving Research Environment. The series will bring together different voices from the higher education landscape including researchers, funding bodies, ‘users’ and research facilitators to debate how impact and knowledge exchange are interpreted and practiced across research systems and networks. Weekly seminars will be given by external speakers on Wednesdays (6 May- 17 June), concluding with a panel discussion on the 17th of June. Opportunities for networking and discussion will be offered at each event.

At the first event in the series will be held on the 6th May 2015 at the Said Business School, from 5pm – 6:30pm, where Professor James Wilsdon will present the findings of his review of the role of metrics in research assessment and management and post-election prospects for social science funding & influence within government, building on the Campaign for Social Science’s recent report ‘The Business of People’.

To sign up for the first event – Click Here
To view the entire series – Click Here

Marie Curie Individual Fellowships FAQ and Events

MSC logo webThe European Commission has published a Frequently Asked Questions document regarding the Marie Curie Individual Fellowships call.

Want to know if you, or somebody you’d like to work with is eligible? Want to know how the four years of full-time equivalent research experience calculated? Is Switzerland eligible for this call? All these questions (and more!) are answered in the FAQ.

The PDF is available, along with all other relevant documentation for this call, on the call documents tab.

There are also still places left on the Information Events taking place in Leeds and London, on the 5th and 6th of May respectively. Find out more and register here.

*Please note we do not support the Global Fellowships offered on this scheme. Get in touch for more information.