Sign up for Researcher Development Sessions

Posted by ep256 at Feb 14, 2018 09:14 AM |
The Doctoral College presents a series of sessions to further develop your research skills

The Research and Enterprise Division (RED) is working alongside the Doctoral College in order to offer a range of development opportunities for research and academic staff. The aim of these sessions is to enable you to build on your research skills, reshape your research endeavours or learn about the latest in research governance.

Please have a look at our upcoming sessions:

Plotting Your Proposal: The Dark Art

Thursday 1 March 1pm-4pm

This session will focus on developing and articulating your research concept within a proposal - a structured approach to proposal writing that can help in connecting the need to your proposed solution and expected impacts, and developing a coherent and compelling narrative. Although targeted at UK Research Council proposals, the concepts and techniques covered are applicable to most funders and grant bids.The session is relevant to all Leicester researchers intending to submit grants of all sizes.

Grant Writeshops

Thursday 8 March 2pm-4pm

Tuesday 13 March 2pm-4pm

Tuesday 20 March 2pm-4pm

These writeshops will provide you with protected time and space to work through a grant proposal with colleagues. Research Development Managers appropriate to your area will be present to help and guide you through sections, where needed.

Understanding, Planning and Measuring the Impact of Research

Monday 12 March 2pm-4pm (for Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities disciplines)

Friday 16 March 2pm=4pm (for Physical, Natural and Medical Science disciplines)

What is research impact, why does it matter and what does a researcher need to do to achieve it? This session answers these questions by explaining the broad context in which research impact has grown in importance over the past decade. It offers guidance on completing the Impact Summary and Pathways to Impact sections of grant applications, helps researchers begin to explore and build the stakeholder networks necessary to achieve impact and encourages staff to think about how they might measure and evidence the impact of their research.

Peer Review Essentials

Thursday 26 April 2pm-4pm

This interactive workshop will use examples of peer reviews and responses to give participants a sense of their content and structure, and an understanding of the criticisms commonly raised by peer reviewers. Participants will have the opportunity to conduct their own peer reviews as part of the workshop, honing critical skills and provoking self-reflection.

Please click on the relevant links to register your attendance. Locations will be emailed to you with a calendar invite to the event; please accept this invite in order to confirm your attendance.

For a more extensive list of sessions and for further information, please click here.

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