Oxford has been invited to nominate up to 5 bright young scientists to participate in the 2016 Global Young Scientists Summit, to be held from the 17th – 22nd of January 2016 in Singapore. This is the fourth held Summit, which sees around 300 young scientists from around the world come together with globally-recognised scientific leaders to discuss the latest advances in science and technology, and how research and innovation can be harnessed to address major global challenges.
The Summit provides a platform for these young researchers to connect and engage with like-minded peers from all over the world and build up a global research network. An integral part of GYSS@one-north is the Singapore Challenge, which enables participants with a compelling research proposition to take steps to exploit their research. Hospitality for the participants in Singapore will be provided, which will include accommodation, summit conference costs, social activities, meals and local transportation between accommodation, conference sites and social activities (yet excluding flights which are to be covered by department).
To be eligible, the nominee must be:
– Under the age of 35
– Be a Dphil or Post-Doc
The Expression of Interest Form for internal submission, the details of selection criteria used by the summit organisers and details of the Singapore challenge 2016 are available on the Research Services co-ordinated bids website.
As only 5 young scientists can be nominated by Oxford, all EOIs must be submitted internally for selection. Completed EOI’s, plus supporting documentation, should be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on Friday 28th August 2015 where they will be ranked then passed on to Keri Dexter for assessment across the division.
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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
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UK ICT Pioneers is a unique partnership between Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and key stakeholders that aims to recognise the most exceptional UK doctoral students in ICT-related topics who are able to communicate and demonstrate the excellence and exploitation potential of their research.
You may submit your application in up to two of the competition categories, listed below:
— Technology Everywhere
— Transforming Society
— Information Overload
— Future ICT
This exciting competition is open to all UK students in the final two years of their doctoral training. The prizes, like last year, will consist of the top 15 applicants showcasing their research potential in London, followed by a selection of 3 finalists gaining awards of £2000. After the final 3 are selected, an “Elevator Pitch” will take place to find a single winner, who will in turn gain an additional £1000.
The closing date for EOI submission is Thursday 16th April at 12pm.
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The 2015 British Federation of Women Graduates scholarship competition is now open. These awards are aimed at female doctoral students (PhD, DPhil or equivalent), and are given on the basis of academic excellence (demonstrated via in depth completion of the application form), referee reports and, for those shortlisted, brief presentations of their research to a panel of academics. The amounts offered in awards range upwards from £1000 with the average award being around £3000. The number of awards made each year depends on the funds available and on the quality of the applications but six to ten awards are usually given. The final selection is made in June/July of each year and awards are given out in October/November.
To be eligible, you must have begun full time doctoral studies between September 1st 2012 and October 31st 2013. Part time students should be in the equivalent of their third year of doctoral research in October 2015. Applicants should NOT be expecting to complete their theses before the end of February 2016.
The deadline for applications is the 27th March 2015.
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