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EUTOPIA Science and Innovation Fellowships

EUTOPIA-SIF aims to enhance the research potential and career perspectives of outstanding researchers from around the world. It will provide the opportunity for early-career researchers to develop their independent research and to undertake training. Fellows will be hosted by one of the EUTOPIA partner universities and will be offered extensive mobility opportunities within EUTOPIA and beyond.

The EUTOPIA Science and Innovation Fellowship Program (EUTOPIA-SIF) will fund 76 two-year fellowships over 4 calls and offers outstanding early career researchers an opportunity to develop their independent research profile and undertake training to help establish an academic career.

The programme offers an opportunity to bring outstanding early-career researchers to Warwick, as well as being an excellent opportunity for our own early career researchers to travel to one of the EUTOPIA partners and take a significant step towards establishing themselves in an academic role.

The EUTOPIA-SIF is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under the Marie Sklodowska Curie COFUND scheme (Grant agreement 945380) and is co-funded by the member universities of the EUTOPIA Alliance.

For full details of the calls and how to apply see the EUTOPIA-SIF website and the short guide. Further information is available in the Frequently Asked Questions or by emailing the IAS
See here for further information, or contact the Institute of Advanced Study ias@warwick.ac.uk or contact the organisers of the call eutopia-sif-coordination@cyu.fr

Webinar for more information about EUTOPIA_SIF programme, its application and selection procedure 14th December 2020 12:30 CET. https://eutopia.smapply.io  registration form
First call applications Closing Date is 11th January 2021, 13.00 CET.


City of Culture 2021: Public Programme of Events

The Warwick Institute of Engagement (WIE) is working with teams from across the University to put on a public programme of events and activities which will engage varied and diverse communities with our research.

As part of this, we are planning a series of monthly, themed 'roadshow' events which will take place in various locations around Coventry - at community centres, festivals, libraries, pop-ups etc. These roadshow residencies will work with local communities to co-create a series of performances, workshops, discussions, debates, and experiences.

We are currently looking for expressions of interest to work with our curating teams to populate each monthly event with content.

Below you can see each monthly theme and the curating team who will be leading. If you are interested in being involved and would like to find out more, please complete the expression of interest form.

(Please note, at this stage there is no commitment from you to take part and no guarantee that we will be able to include every request - though we'll do our best!)

May 2021 is the month of Invention, curators Innovative Manufacturing and Future Materials Global Research Priority welcomes collaborators, demonstrators and ideas.

If you are interested in being involved and would like to find out more, please complete the expression of interest form.


ESRC INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC POLICY OBSERVATORY – COVID-19

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has announced an open competition for an International Public Policy Observatory (IPPO), to support public policy decision-makers in developing effective strategies for responding to and recovering from the social, economic and public health impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. ESRC intends to fund the IPPO (£2M for an initial period of two years) to enable a rapid response to current urgent evidence need and to generate evidence about the effectiveness of this new model to inform further investment decisions.

For information please see further details regarding the funding announcement International Public Policy Observatory (IPPO)

Given the strategic nature of this investment and the relatively tight timescales to develop an application, the University will be seeking a collaborative and coordinated approach to bidding for this opportunity. Interested applicants are requested to contact Carolyn Silvester via ESRCImpactAccount@warwick.ac.uk with the following details, by 9am on Monday 10th August 2020:

· Name, job title and department

· The policy theme(s) to which your research relates, including a brief overview (max. 100 words) of your relevant expertise.

· Details of any appropriate external contacts or partnerships (both national and international) that could be quickly mobilised to contribute to bid development.

· An indication of whether you would like to be considered in an overall leadership capacity (noting the below timescales), and if so, a brief overview (max 200 words) of your experience of working with policy stakeholders and of managing complex strategic projects.

 

Wed 05 Aug 2020, 16:12 | Tags: GRPNews, Funding opportunity, COVID 19, ESRC

The sticky situation regarding space debris

Many of the things we take for granted in the modern world rely heavily on satellites in space. James Blake from the Astronomy and Astrophysics Group explores the growing need to safeguard these satellites against the hazards they face on a daily basis.
Tue 14 Jul 2020, 16:01 | Tags: Space, GRPNews, Space Technology, satellites

The Innovative Manufacturing & Future Materials GRP is excited to announce its new Space research theme

There are regional, national and internationally emerging opportunities in space exploration. At Warwick, we are well placed to leverage our world-class research in STEM subjects to support this expanding and exciting area.

In order to establish a critical mass presence of researchers and investigators, we are seeing academic colleagues who can help us to grow our capability and standing. We also believe that contributions from our Social Sciences and Arts communities will be extremely valuable to our success in this area.

We are consulting across the University community and inviting anyone with a direct or potential interest in space to register with us. This will enable us to facilitate like-minded groupings and support funding call applications - in both the short and long term. We are also working with industrial and academic partners in the sector that could provide an established network for future collaborations.

Further details and information & Register your interest

Wed 03 Jun 2020, 17:06 | Tags: Space, GRPNews, Space Technology, Advanced Manufacturing

Big Ideas ERA

As ERA reaches the end of its £60 million capital build programme, which has focused on the development of 23 test and demonstration facilities, it has been through a process of examining how to apply its academic capability and facilities to a series of major research, development and demonstration challenges which face the UK as it accelerates the delivery of low-carbon solutions towards 2050. This has resulted in a series of ‘Big Ideas’ focussed on:

  • Implementation and demonstration of next-generation fuels;
  • Medium-term, large-scale, energy storage;
  • Integrating the circular economy with zero carbon and CCUS acceleration;
  • Grid-scale electricity system modelling for future-proofing infrastructure;
  • A National Centre for Decarbonisation of Heat, NCDH, and
  • Behavioural transition for a low-carbon future.

The full document of the Big Ideas can be viewed along with the ERA Into the next ERA document.

If you would like to get involved with any of the Big Ideas or have any feedback please contact the Energy GRP: EnergyGRP@warwick.ac.uk


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