Friday, 21 October 2016

Applying for European Research Funding in the Humanities

Monday 5 December 11.00 -12.30 followed by lunch
One to one sessions available 14.00-16.00
Dr Giancarlo Pichillo
EU funding is a process. At its heart, you need a good team and a powerful network. Above all, you need a compelling idea. Innovativeness, originality, impact, research excellence, feasibility: no EU-funded proposal will lack these basic characteristics. This is a challenge that researchers and scholars engaged with social sciences and humanities need to tackle in order to let our disciplines survive in the current historical context.
Led by Dr Giancarlo Pichillo from the University of Sienna this session will specifically help you develop EU funding applications but also help you to construct better, more confident funding applications in general. Giancarlo has extensive experience of writing EU funding proposals (for example, Horizon 2020, FP7, Creative Europe etc) and project managing EU-funded projects. He is currently, the project manager of "Playing Identities, Performing Heritage", funded by the Creative Europe Programme (Small Scale Cultural Cooperation Projects), coordinated by the University of Siena.
If you are interested in attending the workshop and/or meeting Giancarlo for a one to one session, please contact Lynne Bennett.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Costing a Proposal: what can I include?

Sometimes costing a grant application can seem like a dark art, full of unfamiliar terms, complex algorithms, and strange exclusions. The next Grants Factory session aims to demystify the process, clearly setting out what you can and cannot apply for, how the calculations are made, and how Research Services can help.
It will be led by Dr Andrew Massoura and Dr Jane Benstead. Andrew heads the Contracts Team within Research Services, previously worked at the University of Oxford and has a doctorate in biomedicine. Jane’s background is also in the life sciences, and has been supporting colleagues for the past seven years, in particular those in EDA, KLS, KBS, Economics and SSPSSR. Thus, they understand the pressures and demands of those working in research, and have a huge amount of experience in supporting them to secure the necessary funding for their projects and fellowships.  
The session is free and open to all, and a light lunch will be provided. However, space is limited, so do let me know if you plan to come along.