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Day 1 - 19 May 2016 | Scarman House, University of Warwick

09:30 Registration & Coffee


Session 1 - Funding for Postdoctoral Fellowships

Speakers from several major funding bodies will speak about the opportunities they have for postdoctoral fellows and convene a panel discussion to answer questions from attendees.

Confirmed Chair: Professor Giorgio Riello

Confirmed Funding Bodies: Wellcome Trust, EPSRC, British Academy, Royal Society, R&IS (on the behalf of Marie Curie)


Session 2 - Building Research Careers

Live testimony from successful young academics and International Visiting Fellows about their experiences building an interdisciplinary research career.

Confirmed Chair: Professor John Burden
Confirmed Speakers: Dr James Sprittles, Professor Pamela Gilbert (University of Florida, USA), Professor Sandra Vasconcelos (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Funder drop in session

13:00 Lunch


Session 3 - Becoming a Competitive Applicant

Speakers will give advice on how to build your profile with little or no budget, how to utilise invited talks and how to find funding for travel, conferences etc.

Confirmed Speakers: Rachel Corke, Dr Julie Walsh, Dr Gemma-Louise Davies

15:00 Coffee Break ECF Clinic


Session 4 - Flash Talk Competition

Invited postdoctoral delegates will compete to deliver a three minute flash talk, with accompanying single image, about their research to a non-specific audience.

Confirmed Chair: Professor David Anderson
Confirmed judges: Profesor Ann Stewart, Dr Rosemary Collier, Professor James Mason, Professor Gorgio Riello, Professor Ian Guymer

17:00 Close

Day 2 - 20 May 2016 | Scarman House, University of Warwick
08:45 Coffee & Pastries


Session 5 - Developing your Track Record

Speakers will discuss how to build an effective track record and how to utilise publishing as an early career researcher.

Confirmed Speakers: Professor Richard Aldrich, Professor Chris Warhurst

10:30 Coffee Break ECF Clinic


Session 6 - Engagement with the Public

Several speakers will showcase their experiences of engaging with non-academic audiences in various ways, and discuss how these interactions have benefited their research and overall academic portfolios.

Confirmed chair: Dr Nicholas Monk

Confirmed speakers: Clare Siviter, Warwick Ventures, Dr Mike Chappell, Dr Chris Kay, Dr Magdalena
Skrybant (University of Birmingham)

13:00 Lunch


Session 7 - Grant Writing & Fellowship Applications

Presentations on best practice and how to avoid common mistakes, with examples from successful award holders.

Confirmed Chair: Dr Rebecca Kaner

Confirmed speakers: Dr John Burden, Dr Peter Gammon, Dr Simone Varriale

16:00 Close


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