Royal Society Funding Visit

Posted by mjh73 at Jan 24, 2017 04:55 PM |
21 February 2017, 9.30 - 12.30. Hear from Royal Society representatives about funding opportunities and tips on the application and interview process. Particularly useful for early-career researchers.

When: 21 February 2017, 9.30am - 12.30pm
Where: Lecture Theatre 1, Ken Edwards Building

The Royal Society is the independent scientific academy of the UK, dedicated to promoting excellence in science. The Society is an independent, charitable body and performs a number of roles including influencing policy making, promoting public engagement with science, and funding leading scientists. More than £40 million is spent annually by the Royal Society across the grant-making schemes.

This session will deliver an overview of the Royal Society's funding schemes and will be relevant to final-year PhD students and researchers from post-doctoral level upwards working in the areas of life and physical sciences (excluding clinical medicine) and engineering. See the link below to register your place.


Event Timings

9.45am  Welcome and Introductions
10.00am  Royal Society Presentation
10.45am  Current Leicester Early Career Fellow to present on their experiences
11.05am  Q&A
11.45am  Refreshments and networking

Places are limited. Register your place here.

Topics to be covered

  • Early career fellowship schemes: University Research Fellowships, Sir Henry Dale Fellowships, Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowships
  • Senior fellowship schemes: Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowships, Wolfson Research Merit Awards, Research . Professorships
  • Industry & innovation schemes: Industry Fellowships, Innovation and Translation Awards
  • Research capacity/Infrastructure schemes: Wolfson Laboratory Refurbishment Scheme, Research Grants
  • Collaboration and travel schemes: International Exchanges Scheme, Newton International Fellowships
  • Newton Fund schemes: Newton Advanced Fellowship, Newton Mobility Grants
  • New schemes: including Theo Murphy Blue Skies Award, APEX Awards and Global Challenge Grant Fund schemes
  • Hints & tips: Application and interview information, why you should apply for a Royal Society grant.

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