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RISsResearcher Development Programme 2015–16

View all workshops in the programme here

How to search for research funding: Wednesday 16 December, 10.00am–12.00pm

Open access publishing and REF: Thursday 17 December, 11.00am–12.00pm

Research data management: Wednesday 13 January, 2.00pm–3.00pm 

Research data and information governance: Wednesday 13 January, 3.00pm–4.30pm

Intellectual property when working with business: Tuesday 19 January, 2.00pm–4.00pm

Using fellowships to build your research group or career: Wednesday 20 January 1.30pm–4.30pm

H2020 2016/17 Work Programmes Approved

The H2020 work programmes for the next 2 years have been approved and the first calls are now opening.  All of the work programmes can be found on the Participant Portal or alternatively the main work programmes can also be found in this GoogleDrive folder that is accessible when logged into your university Google account. If you are interested in developing an application to any of the H2020 calls, please contact Phoebe Allman-Burt, Research Grants Officer, in the first instance so that further information and guidance can be provided. In addition, an EU Funding Day will be taking place on 10 February 2016 (programme of activities to be confirmed).

Email:, extension: 6232


Launch of NIHR Fellowships Programme 2016

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) are pleased to announce the launch of Round 9 of the NIHR Fellowships Programme 2016.

Applications are invited from individuals working in any sector or scientific discipline who propose to undertake people or patient-based clinical and applied health research at an institution based in England or Wales.

The deadline for applications is  1pm on Wednesday 20 January 2016.

For details of the competitions, and for links to more information about the programme and how to access the online applications form – click here

For further information or enquiries please contact the fellowships team on

Please liaise closely with the Research Design Service when developing any application for the NIHR. You can contact the RDS team directly on, or register a request for support on their website


New round of the Research Development Fund has opened

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 opened on 21 October 2015 with a closing date of 25 February 2016.

Documents relating to this call (Application form, Guidelines and the FAQs) can be found here


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 and Innovation Services are running one-to-one drop-in sessions on Wednesday afternoons 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).


ESRC Early Career Social Scientist Survey

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) have launched a survey aimed to highlight how they could develop its support for postdoctoral social science researchers.

Survey respondents should be early career researchers and those who have recently graduated with a doctorate in the social sciences, working in academia and beyond.

Click here to find out more about the survey or take part.


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Join the Researcher’s Network Online Community!

Join our Google+ Community to keep up 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.


Association of Research Ethics – Newsletter

As part of our subscription to the Association for Research Ethics (AfRE), all University staff have access to the monthly AfRE newsletter, training programme and online guidance.

To subscribe to the e-newsletter, simply go to their homepage, click their newsletter link and then select the subscribe tab at the top left and follow the instructions.


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