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Work complete on new WMG battery testing laboratory

The new WMG battery testing facility is a key part of the University’s work as the lead on ERA’s integrated energy systems research theme (I-ERA). Through I-ERA, WMG is creating facilities unique in the UK to enable research to deliver energy approaches based on electro-chemical energy storage to address major energy use markets, including buildings, transport and manufacturing.

Tue 06 March 2018, 15:27 | Tags: batteries, WMG

£5.6m Vehicle-2-Grid project develops charging technology in real world

Electric vehicle charging infrastructure on UK roads is to be advanced, thanks to a new £5.6 million project – funded by Innovate UK – to develop Vehicle-2-Grid (V2G) technologies, involving WMG at the University of Warwick.

For three years from April 2018, the EV-elocity consortium will conduct a project to demonstrate and develop V2G technology across a variety of UK locations, including airports and business parks – with the aim of proving its viability and worth to business and the wider public.

Tue 27 February 2018, 10:31 | Tags: electric vehicles, batteries, v2g

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

Who's driving the tractor? Conversations with Women in UK Agriculture

An exploratory performance-conversation with women in UK agriculture:


23 March - Fordhall Farm, Shropshire (7.15 pm)

27 March - Millburn House, University of Warwick (2.15 pm) - part of the Food GRP Showcase Event

29 March - NFU, Stoneleigh Park (2 pm)

Further details

Tue 13 February 2018, 11:34 | Tags: GRPNews

Innovative Manufacturing

EPSRC Manufacturing the Future Theme Sandpit

The Manufacturing the Future theme is highlighting a future call for a Sandpit in New Industrial Systems. In response to future manufacturing challenges EPSRC is running a sandpit with a focus on New Industrial Systems to engender a radical change in the research undertaken in this field in the UK. We hope that this sandpit will enable UK researchers to identify and undertake research with the potential to have a transformative impact on our manufacturing industries. It is expected that up to £5 million of EPSCR funding will be made available to fund research projects arising from this sandpit.
Opening date: 05.01.2017
Closing date: 02.03.2017

Tue 03 January 2017, 11:31 | Tags: Innovation, sandpit, Funding, technology

Funding call from Royal Academy of Engineering

Greetings from the Royal Academy of EngineeringUnder the Newton Fund, the Royal Academy of Engineering is running the Industry Academia Partnership Programme which aims to build capability in engineering teaching, research and innovation in Partner Countries through supporting bilateral links between industry and academic organisations. The programme gives £50,000 toward salary, travel and subsistence costs for UK academic and industry partners to collaborate with their counterparts in;Colombia; Indonesia; Thailand and South Africa. The Requests for Proposals is now open with a deadline of19thDecember.

Under its remit as a delivery partner of the Newton Fund, the Academy has partnered with Department for Higher Education and Training to enhance engineering teaching, research and innovation capacity in South Africa through building bilateral industry-academia linkages. This programme also aims to foster greater ties between innovation stakeholders in both countries.

Thu 01 December 2016, 12:48 | Tags: GRPnews, Funding, Engineering, royal academy of engineering

Science and Technology for Health

WMAHSN Newsletter - February 2018

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

Fri 16 February 2018, 11:41 | Tags: Health GRP GRPNews

WMAHSN January 2018 Newsletter

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

Fri 19 January 2018, 08:42 | 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 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

                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

                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 and 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.

                Wed 08 November 2017, 15:38

                International Development

                Global Research Priorities (GRP) in International Development, Annual Photography Competition

                Global Research Priorities (GRP) in International Development

                Annual Photography Competition



                The GRP International Development photography competition is open to any University of Warwick student or staff member. We are looking for photographic images that address the annual research theme: ‘Poverty, Inequality and International Development ’

                Mon 30 October 2017, 12:55 | Tags: news, GRPNews

                Afro‐European Medical and Research Network (AEMRN) 2017 Conference

                Professor Franklyn Lisk (Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation, University of Warwick) participated at the annual conference of the Afro-European Medical Research Network (AEMRN) at the United Nations, Geneva on 7-8 December 2017. AEMRN is a Swiss-based global Diaspora health professional organisation that is accredited to the WHO and UN ECOSOC.

                The theme of the conference, which brought together European and US-based Diaspora health professionals engaged in health sector development projects in Africa as well as representatives of the WHO and UNAIDS, was 'Universal Health Coverage...Leaving no one behind' (programme of the conference). Here is the PPT of his presentation entitled 'Demystifying Universal Health Coverage: Concepts, goals and impact outcomes'.

                Wed 13 December 2017, 09:22 | Tags: news, GRPNews