Category Archives: Research and Strategic Bidding Office
These reflect the new guidelines issued by the European Research Council (ERC) and the Wellcome Trust.
The RSB office are excited to announce that the Funding Module of Gateway will be going live from Friday, 15th September. This new system will replace the RGA forms and the need for paper sign off. From the 15th anyone developing or submitting an application for research or enterprise funding will be able to get their application signed off in Gateway.
You’ll be happy to know that the new system will deliver a number of improvements:-
- Better reporting of projects
- Improved visibility of workloads, deadlines and outstanding tasks
- Increased accuracy in fund reporting
- Ability to request review of proposals by peers, RSB or others at a touch of a button.
To help staff in the introduction of this new funding module, a Drop-In Session will take place on Monday, 18th September from 10am-2pm in the Top Lodge Conservatory – bring your laptop or phone and the RSB team will be available to talk you through this new process. If you prefer a 1:1 or group session, please contact RSB@northampton.ac.uk and we will be happy to come to you. Depending on demand, further drop-in sessions can be planned.
We are looking forward to this new system going live and believe it will provide a more efficient way of managing research funding.
Want to Know More about Finding the Right Funder?
This interactive workshop is designed to help you to navigate the funding landscape and will cover topics on identifying the main sources of funding, how to use GRANTfinder effectively and winning tactics on how to increase your chance of success. The session is ideal if you have specific research ideas and would like help in finding external funding for them. Facilitated by Karen Lewis, Bidding Manager for the Research and Strategic Bidding Office.
This workshop will take place on Thursday, 25th May from 10am-12pm in Room S036, Sulgrave Building, Park Campus. To book a place, please click on the Eventbrite link.
Applications are now open for the Santander Mobility Fund and Santander Staff Research Award. Santander funding is available to encourage student mobility for a short term project and for staff who require support for a research project.
Both forms need to be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 30 April 2017.
An excellent article written by a previous colleague of mine from the University of Strathclyde.
Whilst this refers to PURE as the CRIS (Current Research Information System), the principals are the same, if you are at the University of Northampton, think NECTAR where it mentions PURE…(NECTAR is our repository, we don’t have a CRIS).
All you need to know when Writing a Winning Bid
Writing a winning bid isn’t as simple as just putting your ideas down on paper. Making sure that your written application does your project justice is key to impressing the reviewers and securing funding. Facilitated by Helen Backhouse, Bidding Officer for the Research and Strategic Bidding Office, this workshop will equip you with the tools to write a winning bid of your own.
Tuesday, 25th April from 2-4pm in Room C312, Cottesbrooke Building, Park Campus.
To book your place, please click on the Eventbrite link.
Do you wish to learn more on Project Management?
Whether you are leading a project or acting as a partner, this short workshop will provide an understanding of Project Management processes to enable you to deliver a successful project. Facilitated by Paul Bramble, Project Officer for the Research and Strategic Bidding Office.
This workshop will take place on Monday, 6th March from 2-4pm in Room SOO8, Sulgrave Building, Park Campus. To book a place, please click on the Eventbrite link below.
Do you want to learn about IP? Protect your knowledge and creations? Look at ways in which you can work with industry?
Come along to the RSB Workshop and learn more about IP and why you need to protect creations and knowledge when partnering with industry. This Workshop is facilitated by Christi Mitchell of Highbury Consulting, the University’s partner for IP protection and commercialisation. Christi brings with her vast experience of supporting Universities and other organisations with their IP.
To book a place on this Workshop, please click on the Eventbrite link.
Thursday, 23rd February from 2-4pm
Change of Venue – please note this workshop will now take place in Room MY85, Maidwell Building, Avenue Campus