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GRP Supported Project Published in Coatings Journal

Over the summer of 2018, Philip Lippmann worked with his supervisor Lukasz Figiel of WMG on a research project entitled Multiscale Modelling for Longevity and Performance Improvement of Lithium-Ion Batteries. This allowed him to build on work already completed for his third year project, exploring modelling of degradation mechanisms in lithium-ion batteries, and develop the work into this paper: Stress-Affected Lithiation Reactions in Elasto-Viscoplastic Si Particles with Hyperelastic Polymer Coatings: A Nonlinear Chemo-Mechanical Finite-Element Study. This paper has been published in Coatings.

Mon 10 December 2018, 15:03 | Tags: Energy; Energy GRP, GRPnews, batteries, WMG, research

Energy GRP Video Challenge 2019

The Energy GRP is once again inviting Warwick students, undergraduate or postgraduate from all disciplines to participate in our Video Challenge.

Students are challenged to create an engaging two minute video to explain what they consider to be the UK's biggest challenge when it comes to decarbonising the energy economy, and what solution they would propose. The maker or makers of the winning video will receive a £200 prize, and all the shortlisted videos will be shown at our event on the 26th February - Energy Perspectives in the UK.

Tue 04 December 2018, 14:59 | Tags: Energy; Energy GRP, GRPnews

Food Security

Five things you need to know about soil

Tue 11 December 2018, 09:24

Innovative Manufacturing

Internal GCRF Catalyst and Accelerator Funding

A Global Challenges Research Fund is now available to support research that is of direct and primary benefit to developing countries.

The internal GCRF funding is available to support both early stage and established ODA research partnerships.

  • The Warwick GCRF Catalyst Fund provides grants of up to £20,000 to form partnerships and develop innovative new projects with countries or territories on the DAC list of ODA recipients
  • The Warwick GCRF Accelerator Fund provides grants of up to £50,000 to develop established projects and partnerships into new countries and/or to seed future GCRF applications.

Science and Technology for Health

Department of Health and Social Care & NIHR, funding opportunities

Department of Health and Social Care & NIHR, funding opportunities, policy research programme:

Applications are welcomed to receive funding of up to £200,000 focused on the area ‘assessment of the representativeness of surveys currently used to understand the experience of adult social care users and carers in England.’ Deadline Tuesday 29 Jan 2019.

A further three calls have been released with a deadline of Tuesday 12 February 2019 on the topics:‘Research call on measuring the impact of adult social care support models for older people with moderate levels of care needs,’, ‘Research call for evidence review facility to support national policy development and evaluation’, ‘Research call for fast response research and analytical facility to support policy development and evaluation’.

All of these would be great opportunities to enhance your impact profile.

Thu 17 January 2019, 08:23 | Tags: Health GRP GRPNews

WHO housing and health guidelines

The World Health Organisation has released new Housing and Health Guidelines

Thu 06 December 2018, 07:48 | 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

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.

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 the University of Warwick & Coventry University

                The University of Warwick and Coventry University are together offering up to ten £2,000 awards to projects bringing together academics from both institutions with cultural organisations and/or arts practitioners or creative industries in Coventry to develop research and public engagement activities with impact which invite the general public to participate and respond.

                The Awards are linked to preparations for our City of Culture year and to the advancement of collaborative partnerships across the city.

                Application form

                Mon 29 October 2018, 11:51

                IAS Salon: Refugees (26 September 2018, 12:00 - 14:00)

                Research With and On Refugee Communities.

                Mon 10 September 2018, 15:51

                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

                LDRN Conference Call for Papers

                The conference aims to investigate the plural nature of law and development as a field of study, meaning and practice. As in prior conferences, it shall bring together a variety of researchers from the Global South and North who share an interest in law and development. We particularly encourage speakers from the Global South to participate and further pluralize the field and the network. We invite contributions to two tracks of themes: A specific track will focus on reflections about the ‘field’ of law and development including on:

                - Histories of law and development

                - Bridging theory and practice in law and development

                - Teaching law and development

                - Intra- and inter-disciplinarily in law and development

                - Dealing with plurality in our research A general track is open to any issue raised by proposals including on themes such as: - Human rights, access to justice, and legal empowerment - Diversity, gender, and non-discrimination - Non-state law and legal pluralism - International law and development (e.g. economic law, institutional law of development cooperation) -Technology and digitalization SUBMISSIONS: We invite proposals on any theme within the two tracks. Proposals can be for fully formed panels or individual papers. The organizers also invite expressions of interest for two additional formats, namely ‘Practitioner Conversations’ and ‘Book Launch Conversations’. DEADLINE: Proposals and expressions of interest should be submitted by 15 February 2019 - in accordance with the formats described on our webpage (see below).

                CONTACT: Please e-mail your submissions or questions to TRAVEL STIPENDS: A limited number of travel stipends for speakers based in countries of the Global South will be available. Applications should be submitted together with paper proposals. DECISIONS about papers and funding applications will be announced in April 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION on conference themes, submissions and stipends see For more on the network see

                Please see the call for papers here


                Wed 09 January 2019, 12:12 | Tags: news, GRPNews

                GRP ID Member is Awarded Warwick IAS Funding

                Wed 19 December 2018, 09:27 | Tags: news, GRPNews, funding