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RISsResearcher Development Programme 201516

View all workshops in the programme on Eventbrite.

Becoming a Reader at University of Portsmouth: Wednesday 30 September 2.00pm–4.00pm

Introduction to Innovate UK funding: Tuesday 6 October 2.00pm–4.00pm

Impact and Engagement: Thursday 8 October 12.30pm–4.30pm

Introduction to Research Funding: Wednesday 14 October 2.30pm–4.30pm

Using Social Media to Publicise Your Research: Wednesday 21 October 9.30am–12.30pm

Making Choices About Where to Publish Your STEM Research: Wednesday 21 October  1.30pm–4.30pm

Research Impact Event: Wednesday 28 October 2.00pm–4.00pm
Female Entrepreneurs Network

Date: Wednesday 30 September 2015

Time: 5:30pm–7:30pm

Celebrating and supporting female entrepreneurs across the South Coast.

Starting your own business can be daunting, but it’s important to remember that you’re not alone!

Our free networking events are aimed at women who already run their own businesses or those who are considering doing so. They offer an opportunity to hear from guest speakers who have already started their own businesses, as well as the chance ask questions, discuss ideas and gain support from other women in similar situations. You will also be able to find out about a range of free workshops available through the University’s Innovation Space.

University staff and students welcome!

Our guest speakers will be:

Janina Cooper founder of The Base Skatepark a non-profit community interest company based in Bognor Regis that provides a hub for the local community; Lucy Shrimpton, The Sleep Nanny, helps parents get more sleep by helping them get their children to sleep! Lucy’s book has just been published and she will be speaking about both her business and her experience of getting published; Vicky Booker, Stella & Dot stylist, runs her own business providing image consultancy and personal coaching.


Impact Seminar: Understanding REF Impact Evaluation

Date: Wednesday 28 October 2015

Be the first to hear the extended results into how impact was evaluated in REF2014

We are very pleased to welcome Dr Gemma Derrick, ESRC Future Research Leader Fellow, Brunel University to  University of Portsmouth. Gemma has published widely about research evaluation, research and university rankings, bibliometrics, societal impact, and evidence-based policymaking, and this will be the first time she has presented the extended results from her study into Pre- and Post-REF evaluation interviews with Main Panel impact evaluators. Her presentation entitled ‘The Impact Evaluation Scale: Understanding group peer review processes for societal impact evaluation’ will be a unique opportunity to get insight into REF evaluation methods.

Book your place here.


New Round of the Research Development Fund Opening in October

Delivery of the University Research and Innovation Strategy objectives will need to be underpinned by the establishment of strong, high quality and sustainable external research and innovation collaborations with academic and non-academic partners, nationally and internationally, for the purposes of:

  • producing quality publications
  • securing external research and innovation income

On this basis, the purpose of the 2015/2016 RDF competitions is to:

(1) Focus funding for projects which support the development of external collaborations aimed at delivering quality publications and income based around a defined project rather than for network or consortium development.

(2)  Enable Early Career Researchers (ECRs) to undertake projects that could lead to external funding applications via submission to funding routes open only to ECRs.

Awards of up to £25,000 can be applied for. This new RDF competition will open in October 2015 with a closing date of 25 February 2016. If you are interested in applying then please come along to the launch event on 21 October at 2.00pm in Park 1.23. All applicants will be required to attend an RDF workshop/sandpit event (repeated on several dates during Oct-Nov) in order to be eligible to apply.


Using Pure to enhance your research profile

The Portsmouth Research Portal was launched in July. This dedicated website for University of Portsmouth research displays content from the University’s research information management system –Pure.

The Portsmouth Research Portal provides a publicly accessible and fully searchable interface, which will promote our excellent research to a wide audience. The Pure database provides a powerful tool for collating research information and offers researchers the opportunity to add content such as publications, research projects, positions of esteem and research activities – enhancing visibility and making available information to generate CVs and for reporting purposes.

With each member of academic and research staff able to manage their own portal profile and content in Pure, Research & Innovation Services will be running one-to-one drop-in sessions on Wednesday afternoons commencing 9 September 2015 to give an overview of Pure’s content type and functionality.

To book a one-to-one or for any further information please email (sessions will last approximately one hour).


Association for Research Ethics Annual Conference

AfRE is delighted to announce that the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene is sponsoring the Annual Conference at America Square Conference Centre in London on 13 November 2015. In recognition of the value of education for student colleagues, RSTMH will sponsor free student delegate places at this event.  For more information, click here.


Are you thinking of applying to Round 9 of the NIHR Fellowships Programme (Jan 2016) or the ICA HEE / NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic Programme for non-medical healthcare professions (summer 2016)?

If you are, then register for the Fellowship Application Day (FAD)!

What: A proactive, dynamic and free to attend all-day masterclass, funded and hosted by the NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) South Central (SC) on how to improve your chances of success when applying for an NIHR Fellowship.  The day will include sessions on how to “sell yourself” and hints and tips for success, with expert advice from RDS Advisors and key presenters who have knowledge of NIHR Fellowship funding panels.

Aim: Applying for a Fellowship is becoming increasingly more and more competitive.  This one-day programme is to give attendees the skills and knowledge to improve the quality of their application and make sure that it is focused on what NIHR are looking for.

In addition to the event, attendees can obtain methodological advice for the project element of their application by requesting RDS support here.

Make sure your NIHR Fellowship application gives you the best chance of success – make sure it makes the most of you!

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2015

Time: 10.00am–4.30pm

Venue: Wide Lane Sports Ground, University of Southampton, Eastleigh, Southampton, Hampshire, SO50 5PE (5 minute walk from Southampton Airport Parkway Train Station)

Cost: Free

Who should attend: Any researcher, clinician and / or academic from across the South Central region (Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Oxfordshire) who are intending to apply to Round 9 of the NIHR Fellowships Programme (Jan 2016) or the ICA HEE / NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic Programme for non-medical healthcare professions (summer 2016).

Register for the event and further information on Eventbrite.


Global Entrepreneurship Week Planning

Global Entrepreneurship Week is a yearly celebration of entrepreneurial activity that runs each November.  This year it is running from the 16-22 November 2015.

Are you thinking about planning an event during Global Entrepreneurship Week? Research and Innovation Services working with the Innovation Space project are coordinating the publicity and organisation of events run by the University for this week.  If you have an idea, or an event that is already planned, let us know:


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