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  • RISsPolice Knowledge Fund – closing soon

The Home Secretary has announced a new £10 million Police Knowledge Fund to support closer working between police and academic in order to promote evidence-based policing and more effective responses to crime. It will be jointly funded by the Home Office and HEFCE, who will administer the Fund. Due to interest from a number of different areas across the institute RIS will be coordinating an internal competition via expressions of interests.

For further information, please email for EOI application forms to be sent out. Deadline for EOIs is Friday 6 March.

  • UK & Ireland L’Oreal – UNESCO for Women in Science Fellowships 2015 – closing soon

Applications for the 2015 UK and Ireland L’Oreal  UNESCO for Women in Science Fellowships is now open. They will award five outstanding female post-doctoral scientists a Fellowship worth £15,000 each. The deadline for applications is Friday 13 March 2015.

Applications can be made at

Click here for further information.

  • Seeking Researcher’s Network Champions

The Researchers’ Network is being set up as a University-wide platform to allow people in the University to meet and keep up-to-date with other researchers and issues that affect them. The main focus of the Network will be on those that are working on building and progressing their research careers such as post-docs, research staff, fellows, early career researchers, as well as those conducting research within academic roles. We are seeking expressions of interest from people that can act as Network Champions. The Network Champions will foster links between researchers across our faculties, departments and existing Forums. A key function of the champions is to listen to researchers’ views and liaise with Research and Innovation Services to ensure that these are built into the support services that are available for researchers. The Network Champions will also work with Research and Innovation Services to plan events for the Network. This is an exciting and evolving opportunity for people interested in being actively involved and supporting the research community here at the University.

For more information please click here.

  • Join the Researcher’s Network Online Community

Join our Google+ Community to keep up-to-date with the latest Network news! Click here to join the group.

NB: This link will only work if you are signed into your Google account and have activated your Google+ profile. It is easy and quick to sign up for Google+ and taking this step will help everyone keep in touch.

If you are having problems joining, please email

  • Missing Maps Mapathon, Wednesday 25 March 2015, 6.00pm–9.00pm, Portland Building

The University of Portsmouth is proud to be hosting a Missing Maps Mapathon. The aim of the Missing Maps Project is to map the most crisis-prone parts of the developing world. With your help we can directly improve the lives of some of the planet’s most vulnerable people.

Missing Maps is an open collaboration founded by Humanitarian OSM Team (HOT), Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), American Red Cross and the British Red Cross to map the most vulnerable places in the developing world, in order that international and local NGOs, and individuals can use the maps and data to better respond to crises affecting the areas.

Come along and have fun while making a tangible contribution to the humanitarian efforts in some very vulnerable scenarios. Book your place now on Eventbrite.

  • Digital Media Network – Digital Media for Social Good, Tuesday 24 March 2015, 6.00pm–8.00pm, Eldon Building

The sixth Digital Media Network event will take place in the Eldon building, home of the University of Portsmouth’s Department of Creative and Cultural Industries, and will feature talks from some very special guests.

The theme of this edition of the Digital Media Network is digital media for social good. We will hear how digital media can be a powerful tool in the coordination and creation of maps for emergency responders in extremely vulnerable scenarios. We will also hear about how digital media can be an incredible platform for citizen science.

Speakers include:
Ralph Aytoun, Cartographic Expert and Volunteer, Missing Maps Project
Naomi Morris, Programme Manager, Humanitarian Sector, UN
Dr Richard Teeuw, Leader of Disaster Risk Reduction, Centre for Applied Geoscience

As with each Network event we will also be celebrating the wealth of creative practises in the area, and will be joined by practitioners who are based in the city and around the Solent region.

For more information or to book your place, please visit Eventbrite.

  • Researcher Development Programme – March Events

Further statistics – Wednesday 4 March, 2.00pm–5.00pm – Book here.
Research futures: Strategies for research success – Thursday 5 March, 1.30pm – Book here.
Building impact into your research – Wednesday 11 March, 12.30pm – Book here.
Successfully managing a research award at the University of Portsmouth – Tuesday 17 March, 2.30pm – Book here.
Research data management Wednesday 18 March, 1.00pm –  Book here.
Catch me if you can: How not to ruin your research career with authorship disputes, misconduct allegations or unethical practice Wednesday 18 March, 2.30pm – Book here.
Using AMOS for Structural Equation Modelling Friday 20 March, 2.00pm – Book here.
Interviews and focus groups for data collection Wednesday 25 March, 1.00pm – Book here.
Research futures: Advancing in academia Thursday 26 March, 10.00pm – Book here.
Writing journal articles for publication – Science/Technology Monday 30 March, 9.30am – Book here.

A detailed programme booklet for the academic year is available on our Researcher Support website.  Booking links for all events are available at

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