If you’ve ever applied to a Research Council for funding, you’ll be familiar with J-eS, RCUK’s joint submission system. However we’ve recently been informed that things will be changing from next year.
The Je-S system has come to a natural end, and in the words of RCUK:
‘This is a fantastic opportunity to design a smarter, simpler more user friendly service in line with the latest digital standards. Work is already underway to design the new awards service. This work is based on extensive user research to ensure that when the changes come into effect you will find they better meet your needs.
So what sort of improvements can you expect?
As an applicant, peer reviewer, research manager or administrator you will no longer use the Je-S system to apply for grants, submit reviews or manage your research organisations grants activities. There will be an entirely new external portal. In future the whole grant application form will be digitised which means in the majority of cases no more uploading of attachments. And there are other improvements such as in built formatting for font size and word count, improved dashboards to help you manage your grant activities as well as guidance relevant to a particular funding opportunity close at hand all on the one screen while you are applying’
We can expect to see the new system being piloted in March 2017, parallel running of both systems from May 2017 and the new system being used for all submissions and reporting by early 2018.
The RSB office will be able to pass on more information about the new system once we’ve seen it demonstrated in June, but if you are planning to submit a new RCUK application from may 2017 onwards, you probably won’t be using J-eS. Watch this space, and don’t forget the RSB team can help with applying to the Research Councils for funding, as well as anyone else you might be thinking of so do get in touch if you need support with an application.
The deadline for applications for the Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship is the 15th May 2015. Find out how you can apply.
Dr Mike Daniel was Pro Rector (Academic Quality) from 1993-2002 and played a major role in guiding the institution towards taught degree awarding powers and university college designation. At his untimely death in 2002 he was preparing the case for full university designation, friends and colleagues raised sufficient funds to create a research degree scholarship to be named after him.
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Early last week the Economic and Social Research Council published a new research data policy. Aligned with the RCUK Common Principles on Data Sharing, the policy outlines the obligations of ESRC grant holders and their institutions with respect to the collection, management and re-use of research data. A specific requirement is that grant holders should “generate scientifically robust data ready for further re-use” (ESRC).
Aims of the workshop:
This workshop supports all staff who wish to develop their skills at preparing small bids. However, this event is specifically aimed at staff who wish to apply for the Learning Enhancement and Innovation Fund (deadline: 22 September).
Day 1: Monday, 8 September, 10.00 to 12.00, Cottesbrooke 303
Day 2: (optional) Monday, 15 September, 9.00 to 12.00 (30-minute, individual consultations) Read the rest of this entry
The following scholarships are now being advertised:
T D Lewis – UG and PG – deadline 19 May
Mike Daniel – PG – deadline 12 May
Sir John Lowther – PG Arts – deadline 2 June
The application forms are available on the website at www.northampton.ac.uk/scholarships
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The British Federation for Women Graduates’ Fund for Women Graduates invites applications for its foundation grants. These help women graduates with their living expenses while registered for study or research at an approved institution of higher education in Great Britain.
Women from Britain and overseas are eligible to apply; there is no upper age limit. Any subject or field of study will be considered.
Grants will not normally exceed £6,000, and contribute towards the living expenses of one year’s academic study or research.
Closing Date: 3 May 2013
This Bursary is offered annually to women postgraduate students whose research in HISTORY or ENGLISH LITERATURE requires a short residence in London in the summer. Read the rest of this entry