ICE External Funding Masterclass: Arts & Humanities Research Council Network Scheme

Thursday 24th January, 2pm-4pm

CE206, Creative Edge

With a 50% success rate, the AHRC Network Scheme is one of the best ways to secure external funding for your research.

Do you have an idea that could be submitted to the scheme?

This masterclass looks at the programme in detail and will help take your research proposal from concept to final submission.

Anyone working in any of the areas that are covered by ICE or AHRC are encouraged to attend.

The session will be run by Institute Director, Professor Martin McQuillan and Research Projects Manager, Jenny Lawson.

Refreshments available.

To register your place, please email

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Call for Applications: British Library PhD research placements scheme

The British Library has just announced a new Call for Applications for its PhD research placements scheme. This is open to all current PhD students (as long as they have the support of their PhD supervisor) and offers opportunities to develop and apply research skills outside the university sector.

There are 22 bespoke placement opportunities available under the current call – these are based in various different teams across the Library and each placement has a dedicated BL supervisor and offers ‘behind-the-scenes’ staff-level access to the Library’s collection, resources and expertise. Details can be found here .

The British Library’s PhD placement scheme was introduced in 2016 in response to growing HEI interest in and support for the professional development of PhD students. We hope that the opportunities announced below will be of interest.

Application details can be found here. The application deadline is 5 pm on Monday, 18 February 2019.

If you have any questions please contact

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BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants

The BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants are available to support primary research in the humanities and social sciences. These awards, up to £10,000 in value and tenable for up to 24 months, are provided to cover the cost of the expenses arising from a defined research project.


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Year ahead: Social sciences, arts, humanities and development

In the fifth part of our 2019 forward look, Research Fortnight finds researchers in the social sciences, arts and humanities worried about European Union funding, while the government reviews its large schemes for development research.

See more at:–Social-sciences–arts–humanities-and-development.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=rpMailing&utm_campaign=personalNewsWeeklyUpdate_2019-01-11#sthash.A6ee47Cq.dpuf

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How to do a PhD on a budget

Times Higher Education (THE) has published some key tips to consider for individuals looking to continue in higher education while on a budget.

You can click here to find out more.

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RDS NW January 2019 e-bulletin New

RDS NW January 2019 e-bulletin New

In this issue:

  • RDS funder focus seminar: NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research – 5 February 2019,
  • latest RDS blog: Demystifying Public Involvement with Young People,
  • Public Involvement in Research in the North West: Creating Inclusive Research event – 14 March 2019,
  • public reviewing with the National Institute for Health Research,
  • funding opportunities,
  • events,
  • approaching funding deadlines.

Download the January 2019 e-bulletin here.

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Researcher Development Programme (RDP): Google Scholar


Google Scholar

Wednesday 23 January 2019, 13:00-14:00

Learn some tips for effective search strategies and how to follow the citation trail of items and people. The session will also cover saving items to RefWorks, setting up alerts and creating and maintaining your profile

Please visit My View to book a place or contact Annette Ramsden

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Developing external funding proposals workshop 16th January

The Research Office will be holding a workshop on developing external funding proposals on Wednesday 16th January 2-4pm.

– have an understanding of external funding and the funding landscape

– be able to select a funder

– understand the process of applying for external funding

– be able to formulate your approach to external funding and what is right for you at this stage in your career

– understand how to develop your ideas into a viable proposal

– understand the full Economic Cost (fEC) approach to setting budgets for research projects and how to justify the resources you request request from the funder

– be able to find collaborators

Places can by booked through Myview:

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Researcher Development Programme: SPSS 2 – Intermediate


SPSS 2 – Intermediate
Wednesday 16 January 2019, 10:00-12:00


SPSS Statistics software package is used for logical batched and non-batched statistical analysis. SPSS is a powerful tool for analysing quantitative data. In this session attendees will perform basic descriptive analyses on numerical data using SPSS.

Please visit My View to book a place or contact the Research Office

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Analysing Qualitative Data – Advance HE resource

Advance HE have released a brief the benefits of qualitative data and guidance on how to gather and analyse this data type.

For more information on this resource please visit the Advance HE website or click here to access the resource.

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