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  • Deadline for HEIF Funding

The latest round of HEIF funding opened on 22 April 2014 and will close on 30 May. HEIF investment funding is available to staff looking to commercialise University research of activity. If you have any questions about HEIF funding, please contact the Business Engagement Team.

RIS Events Coming Soon:

You can now find all events and workshops run by Research and Innovation Services on our Eventbrite page.

  • Research Ethics and Governance Conference  – Friday 13 June

This one day event is aimed at promoting excellence in ethical research and governance and should be of interest to researchers, members of research ethics committees and supervisors of any student, regardless of level, undertaking primary research.

The event will be taking place in the new lecture theatre in Eldon West. Registration and refreshments will be available from 9.30 am and the event starts at 10.00am. A packed lunch will be provided and the event finishes by 4.00pm.

The day will include key note speakers (including James Parry from UK Research Integrity Office) as well as break-out sessions reviewing real case studies.

Please book your free place via Eventbrite.

  • Fellowship Applications Workshop – Wednesday 9 July

Fellowship funding covers many different kinds of awards, but this session focusses on a specific class of funding. These are the career development awards given to individuals near the start of their academic careers. These awards allow people to develop their independent research vision, to start building a research group and/or to position themselves to secure a permanent academic contract. Some have a particular focus on career development and may give access to other networks and training opportunities. These awards are very prestigious and therefore highly competitive.

The aim of the session is to provide guidance regarding Fellowship applications and advice on how to write a targeted application to increase your chances of success.

Who should attend?
This workshop is aimed at academic staff at the start of their career and to research staff wanting to apply for individual fellowships.

For further details and to book a place, please visit Eventbrite.

Other Events:

  • Industrial Applications of Astrophysics/Astronomy – 25 June 2014, Portsmouth

STFC Knowledge Exchange Workshop, NAM2014 Parallel Session (Registration closing date 6 June)

The STFC Innovations Club jointly with the NAM Organising Committee and Research & Innovation Services of the University of Portsmouth are hosting a knowledge exchange event with industry on current developments and potential industrial applications of astrophysics/astronomy in the key areas of:

1. High performance statistical analysis and simulation techniques

  • To include large scale numerical simulation e.g. for image analysis and data handling techniques, finance and healthcare

2. Novel application of optics

  • To include airborne / space-based remote sensing and adaptive optics

3.      Weather modelling

  • To include weather modelling and climate change

4. High performance computing (HPC) – exaflop computing

  • To include use of HPC, e.g. for image processing, 3D visualisation, security and power systems

This workshop aims to pull together the interest from both academia and industry in order to facilitate knowledge exchange (KE) between STFC-funded researchers (HEIs and labs) and industry with a view of exploiting advances in the astrophysics/astronomy area and aid commercialisation of STFC funded research.

The workshop will further highlight funding opportunities to support KE relationships around astrophysics/astronomy R&D and industrial applications as well as provide an opportunity to hear an update on the state-of-the-art from all speakers on in the astrophysics/astronomy areas.
This workshop will run in parallel with the National Astronomy Meeting (NAM) and anyone registered for NAM can freely attend. Anyone not attending NAM but wishing to attend the workshop only can find more information at

  • AfRE/HRA Workshops – 10 June 2014, Bristol and 14 July 2014, Oxford

The following workshops are particularly suitable for those who are responsible for Sponsorship of clinical research and for supervisors of student research applications to the NHS Research Ethics Committees.

10 June 2014, Bristol. Please click here for more information and booking form.

14 July 2014, Oxford. Please click here for more information and booking form.

Please email with any enquiries about the above workshops.

  • The Association for Research Ethics Annual Conference – 14 November 2014, Bloomsbury

Please click here for more information and booking form.

Please email for any enquiries

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