Category Archives: Competitions and awards
YES 2018 competition will be taking place this autumn.The call for applications is now open. YES is designed to develop business awareness and an understanding of entrepreneurship in UK postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers. This goal is achieved through a competition in which those participating prepare a business plan for a hypothetical company. Full details about this competition and how to apply, please see the link.
A Northampton man who feels passionately about improving dementia care in the town has entered his home into a ‘Win a House’ competition. The four bedroom town house is located across the road from Abington Park and worth £600,000. Marty Pumbien and his partner Annie are hoping to sell the maximum number of 500,000 tickets. Part of the proceeds from the competition will help fund the UnityDem Centre, co-run by the University of Northampton. Entry fee is £5 for a raffle ticket and the competition closes at midnight on the 14th October.
The full story can be found here
The Graduate School would like to invite postgraduate researchers to submit an application to present a poster at the 13th Annual Poster Competition. The competition will be held on the morning of Tuesday 22nd May 2018 in the Dialog Cafe, ground floor of Rockingham Library, Park Campus. We are offering a first prize of £100, and two second prizes of £75 for the three winners. Read the rest of this entry
Postgraduate Researchers are invited to apply to undertake one of the forthcoming British Library Research Placements. These are specially-selected projects that have been developed by the Library to support current doctoral researchers to develop and apply transferable skills and expertise. The opportunity is open to all doctoral researchers and applications must be approved by the applicant’s supervisor.
The application deadline is 4pm on 19 February 2018
For full details about the Placements are available here.
The Association of British Turkish Academics (ABTA) announces the 2018 Doctoral Researcher Awards to promote and reward academic and scientific excellence among researchers pursuing doctoral degrees in the UK. The competition is open to all students and the deadline for applications is the 5th March 2018. For details about the competition, please see the link.
You are cordially invited to
The Graduate School’s Images of Research 2017-2018
Private Viewing & Drinks Reception
At the Avenue Gallery, Maidwell, Avenue Campus
on Wednesday January 31st 2018 from 5:30-6:30pm.
Introduction by Professor Simon Denny at 5:45pm
The annual Images of Research offers all UoN researchers an opportunity to creatively express their research in image form – an original photograph or other artistic piece – along with a 150 word abstract which describes the context of the work. This drinks reception is the start of a 3-month exhibition and competition.
If you haven’t entered Images of Research yet but wanted to, then we are pleased to announce that we have extended the deadline for submitting your image, summary and title. Don’t miss out on your chance to raise your research profile, engage a public audience and disseminate your research in an annual event that challenges all researchers, including postgraduate research students and academics, to illustrate their work with just one unique image. The submission deadline has been extended to Wednesday 29th November 2017. For all details about the competition, please visit the IOR link, and if you have any query, please get in touch with Simone.
We are holding a competition to find the best examples of where open access has benefited your research, if open access has made a difference to your work or research then we’d love to hear from you! All that’s required is a few minutes of your time, a short paragraph will suffice… though please don’t be limited by this!
The best judged entry will rewarded with a lovely bottle of champagne… and will featured on the staff intranet research page! All entries will also go into a draw for a further bottle of champagne! If champagne is not to your liking, then a £20 amazon voucher will be awarded instead!
Get your entry in by 5pm today!
Do you want to make sure that your data counts? Come along to a seminar on Research Data Management – Making your data count – maximising impact – 11 am to 12 pm – 24th of October at the Hub, Cottesbrooke, Park Campus. Note – this presentation uses images from the genocide memorial in Kigali, Rwanda that may be upsetting).
Professor Stephen Hawking has granted the University of Cambridge permission to make his thesis freely available Prof. Hawking’s ‘Properties of expanding universes’, published in 1966, is now available freely and openly to anyone in the world. Download Prof. Hawking’s thesis here: https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.11283
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) invites applications in the 2017-18 competition year of The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies. In cooperation with the Foundation, ACLS offers an integrated set of fellowship and grant competitions supporting work to expand the understanding and interpretation of Buddhist thought in scholarship and society, to strengthen international networks of Buddhist studies, and to increase the visibility of innovative currents in those studies.
Deadline for submission of fellowship applications: November 15, 2017.
Deadline for institutional applications for New Professorships: January 10, 2018.
For more information about the programme and applications, please see the link
The call for the Graduate School’s Images of Research 2017-18 is now open! If you are a researcher (staff or student) at the University of Northampton, and would like to participate, all you need to do is to come up with a unique image that you can either create or photograph, the image should capture the essence of your research or an element of it, in a visual, artistic or photographic way, with a 150 word summary and a title. Entries for IoR 2017-18 must be emailed to Simone by November 10th 2017. Please see the rules and guidelines. Images of last year IoR competition can be found in IOR 16-17 catalogue. Read the rest of this entry