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UEA Arts and Humanities Early Career Researchers’ Forum 2017-18

This forum provides a supportive and inclusive environment for colleagues in the early stages of their research career. Together we will address career-stage specific issues and share best practice. The forum meets c.4 times per year over lunch to ‘workshop’ a specific issue in an informal and encouraging atmosphere, with topics chosen by its membership.

The forum’s programme is organised by Professors Claire Jowitt, the Associate Dean for Research, and Alan Finlayson, Deputy Associate Dean for Research. It includes workshops and presentations by invited speakers (including ECRs and external to UEA) on a particular 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 programme provides a bespoke career development opportunity and, by meeting at lunchtime, fits within a 9-5 working day. Sessions will start promptly at 12.30 and finish at 1.45pm, with lunch provided, and are not held on the same day of the week each time (to enable colleagues to attend at least some sessions). ‘Early career researcher’ is inclusively defined for the purposes of forum membership: colleagues on temporary, fractional, and ATS contracts, are invited to attend, as well as FT permanent ATR ECR staff.

Sessions take account of the recommendations of the Vitae Researcher Development Framework https://www.vitae.ac.uk/researchers-professional-development/about-the-vitae-researcher-development-framework/developing-the-vitae-researcher-development-framework

- Claire Jowitt and Alan Finlayson


Programme Overview

Session 1:

TUESDAY, 3 OCTOBER 2017

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Welcome by Claire Jowitt (ADR)

WORKSHOP: Communicating research findings: Tips on applying to be an AHRC New Generation Thinker

This session is led by Emma Griffin (HIS) and Adriana Sinclair (PPL), both previously AHRC New Generation Thinkers, and offers tips on applying for the AHRC’s flagship scheme (2018 deadline, 12 October http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/funding/opportunities/current/new-generation-thinkers-2018/

Session 2:

WEDNESDAY, 8 NOVEMBER 2017

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WORKSHOP: First grant applications: British Academy Small Awards and other small ECR-friendly schemes

This session is led by Cassy Spearing (Research Manager, RIN) and Claire Jowitt (ADR) and will share specimen grant applications to focus on practical tips for grant success.

Session 3:

THURSDAY 15 FEBRUARY 2018

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PRESENTATION & WORKSHOP: Enterprise and the ECR

This session is led by Rowenna Burgess (AD Enterprise) and Keith Johnston (AD Engagement) and focuses on what ‘enterprise’ means for HUMs and how to develop a good enterprise strategy.

Session 4:

MONDAY 5 MARCH 2018

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PRESENTATION & WORKSHOP: Media training and other opportunities at UEA to develop a communications strategy for ECRs

This session is led by Laura Potts (UEA Media Relations Manager) and focuses on how to cultivate skills to communicate research findings beyond academia.

 


OTHER DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

 

WEDNESDAY 1 NOVEMBER, 2017: TIPS ON APPLYING TO THE NEWTON FUND
2 hr session; Time and Room tbc

This session will be led by Dana Arnold (AMA), panel member on two Newton Fund calls in Turkey and Egypt, and chair of two panels for calls involving Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam.


WEDNESDAY 4 JULY, 2018: 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.

 


Download the 2017-18 ECR Forum programme as a pdf file.