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EVENT: Understanding Funding Opportunities for Research Technical Professionals, March 21st 2022

21st March, 2022

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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 - Presentation

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

TALENT 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)


Parallel Sessions (tours in-person only)

14.15-15.45 Skills session on "Building Business Cases" (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, please find visit the page here, or contact the WASC team for more information.

We look forward to seeing you at the event!

Register here!

21st March 2022

Free to attend in person or online

Scarman House,

University of Warwick