Research Focus Week, 8 - 12 May 2017

This year's Research Focus Week will run in Streatham (8 - 10 May), Penryn (11 May) and St Luke's (12 May).

All researchers are welcome to attend these events.

About Research Focus Week

Research Focus Week is an opportunity for academics, researchers, and Professional Services staff to join sessions focused on all aspects of research activities taking place at the University of Exeter.

This year, Research Focus Week will include sessions on EU funding, fellowship funding opportunities, research finance, engaged research, grant writing, research data management, and more.

The opening presentations will be given by Drs Astrid Wissenburg, Director of Research, Sean Fielding, Director of Innovation, Impact, and Business and Emma Stephenson, University of Exeter Doctoral College Manager on Monday 8 May, 09.00 - 10.00.

Registration and programme

Please register via the google form for the sessions you wish to attend.

If you do have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us research-events@exeter.ac.uk.

Monday 8 May 2017

Venue: Bateman Lecture Theatre, Streatham Campus

Video linked: Seminar 3 Peter Lanyon Building, Penryn Campus

TimeActivitySpeaker 
09.00 - 10.00

Welcome to Research Services, Doctoral College and Innovation, Impact and Business 

Professor Nick Talbot FRS, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Impact), Drs Astrid Wissenburg, Director of Research Services, Emma Stephenson, University of Exeter Doctoral College Manager and Sean Fielding Director of Innovation, Impact and Business 

10.00 - 11.00 Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and industrial studentships Jane Pankhurst, Business Development Manager and Emma Stephenson, University of Exeter Doctoral College Manager
11.05 - 11.50

An Introduction to the University’s AHRC Strategy Group

Nela Kapelan, Research Development Manager - Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

11:55 - 12:40 An Introduction to the University’s NERC Strategy Group Dr Helen Butler, Research Development Manager – Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
13.15 - 14.00 An Introduction to the University’s BBSRC Strategy Group Dr Vicky Jackson, Research Development Manager - Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
14.05 - 14.35 The Je-S System and you Dr Kevin Sales, Research Development Manager and Shay Sigafoos, Research Manager
14.40 - 15:30 Research Finance (maximising the costing on a grant) Steve Popham, Head of Research Accounting
15.35 - 16.05 Planning and preserving your Research Data Greg Simpson, Research Data Officer
16.10 - 16.40 eRAP: The gateway to expert support for your grant application Fiona Pac-Soo, Assistant College Manager (Research) and Cathy Thornewill, Senior Research Administrator

Tuesday 9 May 2017

Venue: Amory Moot Room, Amory Building, Streatham Campus 

TimeActivitySpeaker
09.30 - 10.30 EU funding (ERC Grants) Dr Enda Clarke, Head of EU, International and Business Development
10.35 - 11.20 An Introduction to the University’s Leverhulme Trust Strategy Group Sarah TupperResearch Development Manager 
11:25 - 12:10 An Introduction to the University’s ESRC Strategy Group Sarah Tupper, Research Development Manager
12.15 - 13.00 An Introduction to the University's EPSRC Strategy Group Dr Gareth Buchanan, Research Development Manager - Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
13.30 - 15.00 Understanding GCRF, Newton Fund and future opportunities Dr Charlotte Murphy, Research Development Manager - Medical Research Council (MRC) and Wellcome Trust
15.05 - 15.35 Open Access Caroline Huxtable and Imogen Ward-Smith
15.40-16:10 Responding to Reviewers' Comments

Dr Gareth Buchanan, Research Development Manager - Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

Dr Vicky Jackson, Research Development Manager for BBSRC

Wednesday 10 May 2017

Venue: Lecture Theatre 6, Laver Building, Streatham Campus

Video linked: Seminar 3 Peter Lanyon Building, Penryn Campus

TimeActivitySpeaker
09.30 - 10.30 What makes a successful Fellowship application? Dr Katie Finch, Living Systems Institute (LSI) Research Manager
10.40 - 11.20 GW4 and the Building Communities Programme (BCP) Rebecca Abrahams (GW4 BCP Project Manager), Zita Morris (GW4 BCP Project Officer) 
11.45-12.45 Large Grants, Programme Grants and Centre Bids Dr Karen Leslie, Head of Researcher Development and Research Culture
Debbie Marsden Research Manager, Ros Davis, Research Manager and Sandi Smith Research Manager
12.50-13.30 Engaged Research Grace Williams, Engaged Research Manager
13.30-14.45 Excellence in Doctoral Supervision Training and Development Engaged Research Dr Karen LeslieHead of Researcher Development and Research Culture
14.50-15.20 Impact Case Studies / REF Dr Louise Rutt, Research Impact Manager and Claire Packman, Research Impact Manager 
15.25-16.45 UK Government and Industry Funding Michelle Spillar, Impact and Partnership Development Manager – Defence, Security, Conflict

Thursday 11 May 2017

Venue: Exchange Lecture Theatre Blue, Penryn Campus

Time ActivitySpeaker
09.30 - 10.00 Welcome to Research Services, Doctoral College and IIB Dr Chloe Onoufriou, Head of Research (Cornwall)
10.05 - 10.50 Engaged Research Grace Williams, Engaged Research Manager
10.55 - 11.30 Impact Case Studies / REF Dr Louise Rutt, Research Impact Manager and Claire Packman, Research Impact Manager 
11.35 - 12.05 Responding to Reviewers' Comments Dr Chloe Onoufriou, Head of Research (Cornwall)
12.10 - 13.10 EU Funding (ERC Grants) Dr Enda Clarke, Head of EU, International and Business Development
13.30 - 14.30 Understanding GCRF, Newton Fund and future opportunities Dr Charlotte Murphy, Research Development Manager - MRC and Wellcome Trust
14.45 - 15.45 Excellence in Doctoral Supervision Training and Development Dr Karen Leslie, Head of Researcher Development and Research Culture

Friday 12 May 2017

Time: 09.30 - 13.45

Venue: Room 12 North Cloisters, St Luke's Campus

TimeActivity Speaker 
09.30 - 10.30 Understanding GCRF, Newton Fund and future opportunities Dr Charlotte Murphy, Research Development Manager - MRC and Wellcome Trust
10.35 - 11.45 MRC and Wellcome Trust Strategy Group Dr Charlotte Murphy, Research Development Manager - MRC and Wellcome Trust
11.55 - 12.40 National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Nick Church, Assistant College Manager
12.45 - 13.45 Integrity and Ethics Gail Seymour, Research Ethics and Governance Manager

 

Friday 12 May 2017 - Venue: 3.06 South Cloisters, St Luke's Campus 

TimeActivity Speaker
14.15 - 15.00 Engaged Research Grace Williams, Engaged Research Manager

If you have any questions, please contact research-events@exeter.ac.uk.