FACULTY Support for Research FACULTY Support for Research

The Faculty has a number of ‘seed-corn’ funding schemes in place to support staff develop their research and research skills, including a Small Awards Scheme, a Research Publications Fund, a Research Training Fund, and a scheme specifically designed to help advance the research of early career staff, Annual Adventures in Research.

The Faculty Research Committee makes funding decisions on all applications, and its members are ADR (chair), Deputy ADR, and School Research Directors. The Committee meets to 5 times per academic year (October, December, January, March, May).

These support schemes operate every academic year, and spending on awards must be in the financial year (which ends 31/7) in which the award is made. This is non-negotiable, except for the ECR scheme, Annual Adventures in Research, where funding may be used in the following academic year.

Eary Career Researchers' Forum Eary Career Researchers' Forum

This forum provides a supportive and inclusive environment for colleagues in the early stages of their research career. It aims to address career-stage specific issues and share best practice. The forum meets several times per year over lunch to ‘workshop’ a specific issue in an informal and encouraging atmosphere, with topics chosen by its membership. It includes workshops and presentations by invited speakers (including early career researchers and external to UEA) on a relevant topic or issue, but the aim is for early career researchers at UEA to develop, through discussion with peers, their personal effectiveness and the skills to ensure the widest impact of their research.

The first session of 2018/19 is a Workshop on 'What can we do to support your research?', 12noon-2pm (including lunch), 18th October 2018, Sports Park 1.27. Please do come along if you can, but to book your place you'll need to RSVP to hum.research@uea.ac.uk by 12noon on 11th October, including information on any dietary requirements.

At the session we're hoping to have the opportunity to both demystify the University's and Faculty's research support processes and structures so that you can get the most out of them, and also to ask you what research support as early career researchers you would like. Our ECR Forum in Semester 2 2018/19 will then aim to provide sessions that address the topics you identify as the most important ones for early career researchers.

The second session of the Forum will be in late November 2018 (date tbc) and will be on strategies and tips when applying to the AHRC for resesarch funding.

OTHER DATES FOR YOUR DIARY 2018/19

FRIDAY 9 NOVEMBER, 2018: SESSION ON DEVELOPING PRACTICED-BASED RESEARCH OUTPUTS
2 hr session; EH 1.25

This session will be led by Dana Arnold (AMA), REF2021 panel member for UoA 32, Art and Design.

WEDNESDAY 19 JUNE, 2019: RESEARCH SHOWCASE
12.30-2.30pm, COUNCIL CHAMBER

Colleagues from across the Faculty at all stages of their careers are invited to present 3-minute overviews of their research and to display their recent publications. All are welcome, but ECRs are warmly encouraged to participate.

For details about last year's ECR Forum programme see : 2017-18 Early Career Researchers' Forum Programme or download a pdf version.

FACULTY RESEARCH EVENTS FACULTY RESEARCH EVENTS

 

CONTACT CONTACT

Please direct queries about all Faculty funding schemes and the Early Career Researchers’ Forum to:

Professor Claire Jowitt, Associate Dean for Research, c.jowitt@uea.ac.uk

Claire Grasby, Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean for Research, c.grasby@uea.ac.uk

 

*NEW* Conference Support *NEW* Conference Support

Childcare Conference Support Fund

The Faculty has established a Childcare Conference Support fund intended to assist colleagues who are care-givers of dependant children. The maximum award is £500 and colleagues are eligible to apply once per academic year.

For details about this scheme and its eligibility requirements, download the documents below:

Conference Support Fund Criteria and Application Process document

Conference Support Fund application form

Completed forms should be sent to C.Grasby@uea.ac.uk

SMALL AWARDS SMALL AWARDS

Small Awards Scheme

The Faculty has an annual fund for Small Awards to support colleagues’ research. The maximum award is £500 and colleagues are eligible to apply once per academic year.

For details about this scheme and its eligibility requirements, download the
Small Awards Criteria and Application Process document.

Completed forms should be sent to C.Grasby@uea.ac.uk

Adventures Adventures

Annual Adventures in Research

The aim of this scheme is to support Early Career Researchers in developing innovative and distinctive research programmes. The maximum award is £2,500. This scheme runs once per academic year.

The deadline in 2018/19 is: Monday 17th December 2018.

For details and guidance, download the documents below:

Annual Adventures in Research Guide

Annual Adventures in Research Application Form

Completed forms should be sent to C.Grasby@uea.ac.uk

PUBLICATIONS PUBLICATIONS

Publications Fund

The Faculty has an annual Publications Fund. The maximum award is £1000 and applicants are eligible to apply once per academic year.

For details about this scheme and its eligibility requirements, download the Publication Awards Criteria and Application Process document.

Completed forms should be sent to C.Grasby@uea.ac.uk

Training Training

Research Training Fund

The Faculty has an annual Research Training Fund. The maximum award is £1000 and applicants are eligible to apply once per academic year.

For details about this scheme and its eligibility requirements, download the Research Training Awards Criteria and Application Process document.

Completed forms should be sent to C.Grasby@uea.ac.uk