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Forthcoming funding call: EUTOPIA Science and Innovation Fellowships

This major initiative run by IAS will be a great opportunity to build deeper research collaborations with our European partners.

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.

Launching in October 2020, the first round of the EUTOPIA-SIF will fund 20 post-doctoral fellowships across the alliance.

EUTOPIA-SIF focuses on five Key Research Areas:
· Materials engineering: including advanced analytical science, photonics, new material science, quantum technology

· Data & Intelligence: including artificial intelligence, complexity, information-systems engineering

· Health: including immunology and antibacterial resistance, cancer, ageing, reproductive health, neurosciences

· Sustainability: including energy, circular economy, mobility, urban planning, material heritage, water management

· Welfare & Inclusion: including business management and finance, governance, ethics, inequality, law and demography

EUTOPIA-SIF is funded by the European Commission’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie programme. As such, transnational mobility is an essential requirement. The scheme will offer our academic community the chance to bring excellent early-career researchers from anywhere in the world to Warwick for to two years. It will also offers our early-career researchers the opportunity to apply for a fellowship at one of the other EUTOPIA partners while maintaining their links with Warwick.
The deadline for applications is likely to be January 2021 with the first cohort expected to start in September 2021. Deadlines will be confirmed when the call is launched in October.
See here for further information, or contact the Institute of Advanced Study


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 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:

Funding Alert: The City of Culture University Partnership

The City of Culture University Partnership Presents a new, exciting funding call
‘Feel Connected, Get Creative - Coventry Creates’.

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. We would like to commission local artists and creative organisations to collaborate with researchers from Warwick and/or Coventry University in order to create novel artworks in response to research projects.

Mon 06 Apr 2020, 14:09 | Tags: GRPNews, Funding opportunity, City of Culture

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