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Warwick RECOVERS Study

Responding to COVID by Enhancing Resilience in Students. We are interested in learning how Warwick students have been coping with the pandemic and its impact on their studies and daily lives. It is our aim to reach out to as many Warwick students as possible, so that the findings will be representative and can be used to inform the support planning as we look to resume some form of 'normality' in the next phase of the pandemic.

Our study is funded by a PVC (Research) COVID research programme award, with support from the Warwick Health Global Research Priority and Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing Research

Thu 18 Jun 2020, 08:29 | Tags: GRPNews Health GRP

Funding call - ISCF Healthy Ageing Challenge Social, Behavioural & Design Research Programme Outline Stage

This is a two-stage call. Outline proposals must be submitted via UKRI’s Joint electronic Submissions (Je-S) system by 16:00 on 7 July 2020. Proposals will then be assessed by a Panel and shortlisted applicants will be notified of their success and invited to submit a full proposal. See full commissioning timetable for more information. Proposals must be led by an academic who is based at an eligible UK research organisation.

Thu 11 Jun 2020, 08:52 | Tags: GRPNews Health GRP funding

BBC News - About 7% have had coronavirus, says ONS survey

The findings indicate "that the majority of the population are unlikely to have been infected," says Professor Lawrence Young of Warwick Medical School.

Thu 04 Jun 2020, 10:25 | Tags: GRPNews Health GRP health

Beyond the Pandemic: the role of universities in shaping a better future

This blog was kindly contributed by Dr Giles A.F. Carden, Chief of Staff & Director of Strategic Projects, Lancaster University and Professor Lawrence S. Young, Pro-Dean of External Affairs, Warwick Medical School.

Fri 15 May 2020, 13:56 | Tags: GRPNews Health GRP

BBSRC ECR funding opportunities to work with industry partners

The BBSRC Flexible Talent Mobility Account held by the University of Warwick and WISB has funding available to support 1-2 further Innovation Fellowships. Up to six months of funding is available to support independent, industry-focussed research projects from the BBSRC community at Warwick and WISB. The projects can pump-prime the establishment of new academia-industry interactions or further develop existing collaborations. It is expected that the projects will include an exchange with the industry partner; the placements may be 100% with the industry partner, or a blend of experience and knowledge exchange split between the industry partner and Warwick, although a minimum of 50% of the time must be with the industry partner. Applicants should have an industry partner as part of the application and a clear work programme. Applicants are required to submit a short application form, CV, and letter from a referee. Deadline - Friday 24 April 2020 although applicants are advised that limited funds are available and the scheme will close once the funding is allocated.

Small seed funding is also available for Early Career Researchers to establish their own contacts and relationships with industry. Examples of potential activities include enabling visits to understand industry’s needs and challenges, to discuss future collaborations; to support attendance at industry events or training and development opportunities to develop commercial and translational skills. Up to £1,000 is available and applications can be submitted at any time.

The proposed activity must fall within the BBSRC remit and be aligned to the Industrial Strategy. This funding is linked to the National Productivity Investment Fund/Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and the Rutherford Fund. Funding must be spent by March 2021.

Interested applicants should speak with Katie Irgin ( R&IS) to check fit to scheme and available budget.

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Covid-19 guidance: Remote working projects that have a strong knowledge exchange focus with an industry partner are particularly welcome. Delayed start dates are also available but projects must complete by March 2021 – no further delay is possible due to funder rules

Applicants are strongly advised to contact Warwick Ventures before submission and participate in available Warwick Ventures-led training.

Wed 22 Apr 2020, 08:25 | Tags: GRPNews Health GRP funding

Feel Connected, Get Creative - Coventry Creates - Funding opportunity

The University Partnership is pleased to announce funding of up to £2,000 per project to commission a range of artistic works that can be shared digitally.

Wed 15 Apr 2020, 12:20 | Tags: GRPNews Health GRP funding

AHSN Funding Newsletter April 2020

Welcome to the The AHSN Funding Newsletter. This is a special updated newsletter to provide additional information on news and funding opportunities related to COVID-19.

Wed 15 Apr 2020, 09:25 | Tags: GRPNews Health GRP

Funding trails the pandemic

Wed 08 Apr 2020, 13:31 | Tags: GRPNews Health GRP

Physiotherapy could be done at home using Virtual Reality

Dr Mark Elliott, Principal investigator on the project at WMG, University of Warwick added: 

“There is huge potential for consumer VR technologies to be used for both providing guidance to physiotherapy exercises, but also to make the exercises more interesting. This study has focused on the crucial question of how well people can follow a virtual guide.”

Thu 05 Mar 2020, 08:22 | Tags: GRPNews Health GRP

BBSRC CTP for bioeconomy call open

The BBSRC Collaborative Training Partnership call is open with a deadline of 5th May:


The UKRI-BBSRC Collaborative Training Partnerships (CTP) scheme is a doctoral training programme directed at industrial research challenges and delivered by consortia led by businesses in collaboration with Research Organisations. Its ambition is to build capacity and address strategic skills challenges in the UK bioeconomy[1] at doctoral level and provide candidates with the research, innovation and transferable skills needed to be competitive for high-quality jobs in the labour markets of the bioeconomy, academia and beyond. Bioeconomy is defined as:

“All economic activity derived by bio-based products and processes which contributes to sustainable and resource-efficient solutions to the challenges we face in food, chemicals, material, energy production, health and environmental production.”

CTPs must be led by industry and have a UK research and/or manufacturing base and the lead applicant should not be eligible for UKRI-BBSRC grant funding.

It is anticipated that up to 10 CTPs will be awarded. Total funding of £22.5M is available to support up to 75 four-year studentships per annum, for three consecutive intakes, the first being in 2021-2022 and the final cohort commencing in 2023-2024.

If you are involved in a bid for this call, please let the RIS team know at .

Tue 11 Feb 2020, 11:36 | Tags: GRPNews Health GRP

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