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Opportunities and Landscape of Funding for Research Technical Professionals Event (2022)

21st March, 2022

*Registration is now closed!*

The Warwick Analytical Science Centre (WASC) is hosting its first one-day meeting for research technical professionals (RTProf), on the theme of ‘Opportunities and Landscape of Funding for Research Technical Professionals’. This will help our RTProf community understand more about the grant process and writing, funds that are available, university finances and national funding strategy. Delegates will come away with the tools and knowledge needed to apply for their own funding and to understand how their facilities can be included onto grants.

Tailored specifically for technical rather than academic staff, the day will feature talks, panel discussions and professional skills sessions from EPSRC/UKRI and TALENT.

Registration for the event is FREE and will be held in-person at Warwick, plus an online attendance option for those wishing to attend virtually.

Schedule (21st March 2022, University of Warwick):

9:00-9:45 Registration and coffee

9:45-10:00 Welcome and introduction to the day from WASC (Prof. Steven Brown, WASC Director)

10:00-10.30 Funding Landscape and Recent Policy from UKRI - Linda Holliday (Deputy Director, Global Mobility and Inclusion, UKRI)

10.30-12.00 Technician Commitment from UKRI Talent Team (Dr Nik Ogryzko) – Presentation

TALENT Policy Commission (Kelly Vere MBE) – Presentation

Discussion Panel

12.00 – 12.45 Lunch Break

12.45 - 13.15 Transparent Approach to Costing (TRAC) Presentation – Andrew Dicken (Deputy Head of Funding Assurance, UKRI)

13.15 - 14:00 EPSRC Funding and Focus on RTPs Presentation and Discussion Panel (Dr Tony Chapman, Senior Portfolio Manager, EPSRC and others)

14:00 - 14:15 Coffee Break


Parallel Sessions (tours in-person only)

14.15-15.45 Skills session on "Building Business Cases" (Technical Training Managers, MI-TALENT)

14.15-15.45 Optional tours of facilities at Warwick


For those attending online, individual Zoom links will be sent to those delegates 2-3 days prior to the event. If you require overnight accommodation, the event is being held at Scarman which has bed and breakfast accommodation - for convenience this would be our recommendation. Please get in touch if you need any travel/accommodation assistance.

We look forward to seeing you at the event!

21st March 2022

Free to attend in person or online

Scarman House,

University of Warwick