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UK Research and Innovation launches Energy Revolution Research Consortium call

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has launched a call to form the Energy Revolution Research Consortium (ERRC), a new network of researchers and stakeholders to help to put the UK at the forefront of knowledge services for integrated energy systems.

As part of the challenge, UKRI will commit up to £12 million over four years to establish the ERRC, a network of multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary researchers, and key stakeholders, to work together on smart local energy systems.

The ERRC will work closely with the Energy Systems Catapult to provide analysis, evaluation and assessment of the demonstrators and designs funded under the Prospering from the Energy Revolution programme. Additionally, the ERRC will deliver a suite of strategic research projects that address industrially led challenges in the development of local, investable, consumer-centred energy approaches to create prosperous clean energy communities, in collaboration with existing research from within and beyond energy research investments.

The call will launch in June and, in collaboration with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Knowledge Transfer Network, UKRI is hosting a consortium-building workshop in Birmingham on 9 and 10 July, 2018.

Wed 23 May 2018, 15:43 | Tags: energy systems, funding, research

Seminar: Developments in Battery Technology

On Monday 14th May, Emma Kendrick gave a seminar to Energy GRP members discussing the research being undertaken at WMG to improve battery technology. She spoke about how research at WMG covers the full lifecycle of the battery from initial design and manufacturing to disposal and recycling of components.

Tue 22 May 2018, 13:49 | Tags: Energy; Energy GRP GRPnews batteries WMG previous event

Food Security

How is Warwick's Food GRP supporting Coventry 2021?

The University of Warwick and Coventry University together announce 13 brand new public engagement projects combining research staff from both Universities with cultural organisations in Coventry. These underpin Coventry City Council’s Cultural Strategy and lay groundwork for both REF 2021 and Coventry City of Culture 2021.

All the projects will disseminate academic research through active participation; the Summer term will see the two Universities host a combined showcase event on Friday 06 July 2018 at Fargo to celebrate some of the many outputs from the projects. With the projects using various methods to communicate their research ranging from cooking, dance, theatre, mosaics, photography, workshops, poetry, storytelling, writing, and even lego – the showcase is sure to be interesting!

Two of the projects are supported by the Food GRP:

Invisible Irish’ of Coventry: women diaspora, food and performance - A series of cook-along interviews exploring the experiences of food, identity and belonging among first generation Irish women living in Coventry.

'Can't we DO IT OURSELVES?' - Public engagement events exploring food, health, and citizenship delivered with Moat House Community Trust.

All the projects are listed here.

Fri 16 February 2018, 13:00 | Tags: GRPNews

Innovative Manufacturing

Connected everything - Conference 2018

Conference 2018 - Manufacturing a brave new world.
26-27 June
This year we are focusing on collaboration between academics and industry as we address the question of how best to support the future of manufacturing in the UK.

Internships Summer 2018

Carbon fibre-reinforced composites dominate high performance applications in the motorsport and aerospace industries but have significant barriers to their application in high volume areas such as the automotive industry including cost and environmental impact. The aim of the work being undertaken by the Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing Group at WMG is to show that the use of recycled carbon fibres can reduce the environmental impact to a fraction of that of the virgin carbon fibres at costs similar to a conventional glass-fibre reinforced composite.

Science and Technology for Health


The latest CLAHRC blog is now available to read, featuring the following topics:

    • guidance for researchers on providing PPI feedback
      • recent papers on gluten sensitivity
        • the likelihood of replacing doctors with artificial intelligence
          • complications following bariatric surgery
            • administration of intravenous fluids
              • a novel vaccination strategy
                • the effect theological training has on health and wealth outcomes.
                Thu 21 June 2018, 09:57 | Tags: Health GRP GRPNews

                WMAHSN May 2018 Newsletter

                The monthly newsletter from the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network - improving health and creating wealth

                Tue 05 June 2018, 14:38 | Tags: Health GRP GRPNews


                ICUR 2018 call for abstracts is now open

                the Call for Abstracts for the 6th annual International Conference of Undergraduate Research (ICUR) is now open! ICUR is a conference with a difference - held concurrently in Australia, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, South Africa, and the United States – ICUR connects conference presenters from across the world with cutting-edge video-conferencing technology.

                ICUR is a fantastic opportunity for students to present and discuss their research and can help them to develop both their research and presentation skills. They also have the opportunity to connect with other undergraduate researchers across countries and disciplines, and enhance their CV.

                What our past students have said:

                ‘ICUR was made brilliant by those that attended. They brought with them humour, energy and enough curiosity to reignite a passion for answering the unanswered questions of our time.’

                ‘I learned the importance of clear communication in research and enhanced my ability to deliver inspiring presentations on captivating topics.’

                Students can apply at

                ABOUT ICUR
                ICUR is a two-day event, held during Welcome Week on 25th - 26th September 2018, on central campus at Warwick. It is an exclusively undergraduate forum designed to showcase the best in undergraduate research from across the globe, and to provide a supportive environment for talented young scholars, many of whom are doing and presenting research for the first time

                The conference is multidisciplinary and all undergraduate students who have research to share are encouraged to apply. Students are invited to submit abstracts of 250 words for either a fifteen minute spoken presentation or a poster presentation. We welcome submissions from all disciplines and perspectives.

                WHY ICUR?
                ICUR is an opportunity for students to:

                  1. Internationalise their university experience by presenting on the world stage.
                    1. Understand how to articulate the importance of their research across disciplinary boundaries.
                      1. Develop an appreciation of how local specificities or global imperatives shape their research area.

                      HOW TO APPLY
                      Its easy to apply, students can submit an abstract using the online form at

                      The deadline for submission of abstracts is Monday 31st May 2018. If you have any enquiries please email

                      All undergraduate students are eligible to apply. We welcome research projects which are the outcome of dissertations, course work, group projects, summer internships or independent research. Students are also welcome to submit work that they have developed with a member of staff. We ask students whose abstracts have arisen from a group project, to confirm they have consent from all group members/individuals involved, prior to applying.

                      All submissions will be reviewed by a panel and students may be asked to revise their abstract prior to final selection. Whilst this is a competitive process, we aim to be as inclusive as possible.

                      Abstracts will be reviewed against the following criteria:

                        1. The project is a research project undertaken at undergraduate level which makes an interesting contribution to the field.
                          1. There is a clear methodology which has been appropriately used.
                            1. References show an understanding of recent developments in the field.
                              1. The abstract is accessible to specialist and non-specialist interdisciplinary audiences.

                              The ICUR Team will let the student know if your abstract has been selected by the end of June 2018.

                              Please visit for guidance on applying to ICUR and for news, training and updates on the ICUR experience.

                              Wed 21 February 2018, 11:42 | Tags: ICUR 2018

                              Applications open for Materials GRP Undergraduate Research Summer Scholarships (URSS) 2018

                              The Materials GRP will be supporting up to 5 Undergraduate Research Summer Scholarships (URSS), each with an award of up to £2000.

                              Fri 16 February 2018, 13:45 | Tags: Materials GRP Summer Scholarships

                              Sustainable Cities

                              Connecting Cultures

                              Open Call for Applications for Funding from Warwick Creative Exchange & Coventry University


                              Warwick Creative Exchange and Coventry University are together offering four £2,000 awards to projects bringing together Warwick and Coventry academics with cultural organisations in Coventry to develop public engagement activities with impact which invite the general public to participate and respond.

                              The Awards are partially linked to Coventry City Council’s work with the Arts Council of England Great Places scheme, Place, Heritage and Diversity in a Modern UK City, administered through the Coventry City of Culture Trust. Great Places seeks to enable cultural and community groups to work more closely together and to place heritage at the heart of communities.

                              Supported by the University’s Connecting Cultures GRP and Coventry University, and building on the work done by initiatives including the Warwick Commission on the Future of Cultural Value, the City of Culture partnership, and Coventry City Council’s Cultural strategy, these awards invite applications for either complete small-scale work or groundwork for larger projects.

                              • The project team must include at least one academic from each university.
                              • It must use your academic research and work with an organisation in the Coventry area, or have a clear demonstrable link with Coventry.
                              • We are particularly keen to see proposals involving communities traditionally under-represented whether because of ethnicity, disability, or socio-economic status.
                              • Organisations could be arts, community, health, cultural – we take a very wide view on this.
                              • The proposed activity must be complete by 31 July 2018.
                              • You must provide an indication of how to evaluate and/or measure your work
                              Recipients be will be chosen through a two-stage process:
                              • Submit a single page of A4 outlining your proposal in brief
                              • Attend a workshop with your partner organisation to discuss your proposal
                              All proposals and any queries should be sent to Flo Swann, by 08 December 2017. Receipt will be acknowledged.

                              The workshop date will be set once we have closed applications so we can consult on suitable dates and times.

                              Picture credits: 'Nuff respect - graffiti/street behind the Tile Hill Library in Jardine Crescent, Tile Hill, Coventry

                              Image c Lydia on Flickr,
                              Wed 08 November 2017, 22:15 | Tags: Connecting Cultures

                              ESRC-ICSSR Newton call for collaborative research on urban transformations in India

                              A Newton call on Urban Transformation in India (to be delivered in partnership with ESRC and ICSSR) has just been launched. Proposals are invited for joint UK and Indian projects; each proposal may request £360,000 - £540,000 at 100% full economic cost (fEC) from the ESRC and with INR 25 lakhs for each successful project from ICSSR over 24 months.
                              The ESRC has allocated up to £1.75 million, with matched resources from ICSSR. It is expected that four to six research projects will be awarded under this call.
                              Key thematic areas are:
                              1. Urban planning, governance and management
                              2. Formal and informal populations
                              3. Place and space: challenges and solutions, including health, sanitation and labour issues
                              4. Small towns, dynamics of change and migration
                              Full details of the call can be found here and the booklet proceeded following the Scoping Workshop March 2017 held in India can be found here.
                              A reminder for colleagues that the proposal must meet the ODA requirements stipulated under the Newton Fund. Full background on the Newton Fund can be found here.
                              UK applicants must meet the ESRC eligibility and remit criteria outlined in the ESRC Research Funding Guide and applicants from Indian institutions must be employed in a research or academic position in a recognised research or academic institution – either publicly funded university/college recognised by the UGC or a public funded research institute or ICSSR research institute. They must also hold a PhD or equivalent qualification.
                              Deadline for applications is 1 August 2017 with decision to be announced in February 2018.
                              Mon 26 June 2017, 20:01 | Tags: Connecting Cultures

                              Cyber Security

                              Cyber Security GRP- Early Career Fellowships

                              The Cyber Security GRP invites applications from internal early career candidates interested broadly in Cyber Security. These Early Career Fellowships are designed to facilitate greater knowledge exchange and interdisciplinary collaboration in the area of Cyber Security. These Fellowships are offered by the Warwick Global Research Priorities in Cyber Security.

                              Applications which are broadly aligned with Cyber Security and are collaborative and international in scope will be favoured. More information on eligibility, provision, the application procedure and deadlines can be found in the information document.

                              The deadline for applications is 04/05/18. Please contact with any queries.

                              Thu 05 April 2018, 08:57

                              Blockchain Technology and the Future of Banking

                              Limited supply and speculative buying will likely prevent bitcoin reaching the masses. However, will the blockchain technology behind it upend the world of finance?

                              In an interview with World Finance, Professor Tim Watson, Director of the WMG Cyber Security Centre at the University of Warwick, described how some firms are so determined to lead the blockchain revolution, they haven’t stopped to consider how to use it. Read the full article in World Finance.

                              Tue 21 November 2017, 12:00

                              International Development

                              Caste-ing Nutrition: The Politics of Health and Food in Modern India

                              Workshop by

                              Centre for the History of Medicine and the Institute of Advanced Study, Warwick

                              22nd June 2018, 10.30 to 4.30

                              Tue 05 June 2018, 14:27 | Tags: GRPEvents, news, GRPNews, events

                              CSWG Annual Lecture

                              Cynthia Enloe - "What are the International Politics of #MeToo?"

                              11 June 2018
                              5pm - 7pm
                              Location: MS.03.B3

                              Wed 06 June 2018, 00:00 | Tags: GRPEvents, news, GRPNews, events