The energy GRP hosted a seminar to discuss thermal technologies for vehicle applications on the 8th October 2018.
James Jeffs of WMG and Zak Tamainot-Telto from Engineering spoke on topics related to thermal energy in an automotive context...
This year URSS scholarships awarded through the Energy GRP have enabled four students to take their first step into the world of cutting edge research in the Energy industry. Each year we give students and supervisors the opportunity to conduct research projects, that otherwise would not take place, adding to the richness of our knowledge base and exploring innovative new avenues.
This year, we had two students working within Mark Barrow's group ...
Professor Elizabeth Dowler on the banning of online junk food adverts
Professor Elizabeth Dowler, expert in food and nutrition, discusses the new rules targeting junk food adverts for children which have resulted in the banning of the first online adverts.
“Although there will no doubt be huffing and puffing about freedom of speech and the nanny state, along with denials of targeting children, these examples of the ban being made to work show how cunning the sweets and snacks industry is in trying to reach and sustain their core market - young people and children.
“It's a pity that the cynical creativity that goes into the multi-million marketing of products known to contribute to unhealthy diets and obesity isn't put to better use. Children and young people deserve better: to live in an environment where they can freely choose healthy food, that is delicious & tasty, and not to grow up subtly influenced to want that which is good for company profits but not for preventing or reducing obesity”.
The Network of Early-Career Sustainable Scientists & Engineers (NESSE) has partnered with the Institute for Global Sustainable Development, Innovative Manufacturing Global Research Priority and Sustainable Cities Global Research Priority (University of Warwick, UK), to organise the 2nd Science for Sustainable Development: Early-career Leaders Day to be held on 19th September in Coventry, UK.
This day will bring together early-career scientists and professionals from different domains to share ideas about how they can contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The event will focus on the collaborative development of ideas through workgroups, offering an ideal environment to build connections with other young leaders.
The event will take place from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on the 19th September, at the Radcliffe Conference Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry. Thanks to support from the University of Warwick, there is no charge to attend the workshop. This event has limited vacancies. Participants will be selected according to personal statements included with in the registration. To apply for a place, please register now.
The BMA Foundation for Medical Research provides approximately £700,000 of research funding annually, this year across 11 different grants. Details of the 2019 grants have now been confirmed and all grant categories can be viewed on the BMA Foundation website.
Applications for the 2019 grant round will open on the BMA Foundation website from 1 January 2019 – www.bmafoundationmr.org.uk. The deadline for applications is 1 March 2019.
HEIF Impact Fund
The 2018/19 HEIF Impact Fund is open for proposals to support projects that facilitate and/or increase the impact of leading research, and which are potential REF2021 or future REF impact case studies. Deadline: Monday 22nd October 2018. Amount of funding: Up to £20,000 (must complete all spend before 31 July 2019).
Applications that meet the eligibility criteria of the University’s Impact Acceleration Accounts (the EPSRC IAA, the ESRC IAA, or the BBSRC IAA), should be progressed to those IAA funds in the first instance. Applications for WMS are particularly welcomed, given the lack of IAA funding that is available for these departments.
Interested applicants are invited to contact Impact Manager, Katie Irgin to discuss the most appropriate potential funding route and to request an application form. Applicants should expect to receive feedback by w/c 26 November 2018.
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 www.icurportal.com
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:
- Internationalise their university experience by presenting on the world stage.
- Understand how to articulate the importance of their research across disciplinary boundaries.
- 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 www.icurportal.com
The deadline for submission of abstracts is Monday 31st May 2018. If you have any enquiries please email email@example.com
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:
- The project is a research project undertaken at undergraduate level which makes an interesting contribution to the field.
- There is a clear methodology which has been appropriately used.
- References show an understanding of recent developments in the field.
- 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 www.icurportal.com for guidance on applying to ICUR and for news, training and updates on the ICUR experience.
The Materials GRP will be supporting up to 5 Undergraduate Research Summer Scholarships (URSS), each with an award of up to £2000.
Research With and On Refugee Communities.
The Connecting Cultures GRP has been awarded additional funds by the University in the academic year 2018-19 to support the development of collaborative City of Culture-facing research projects.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries.
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.