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Faculty of Life Sciences & Education
Opportunities for developing staff research potential
The University and Faculty wish to make a major investment in the next generation of researchers/scholars. As part of the planning for the next REF (2020) the Faculty is very pleased to be able to offer the following support for staff to develop their research careers:
Three Early Career Researchers (0.2 FTE for 3 years) and two Fellowships (0.5 FTE for 3 years)
This support is in addition to staff’s current allocation of research time i.e. 12.5% or 20% if linked to Research Institute.
Applications will be judged against the criteria for ECR or Fellowships (see below) as well as the following:
1] scientific rigour of proposed programme of research
2] potential significance of proposed programme of research
3] impact of the proposed programme of research
Programmes of research demonstrating cross-school or interdisciplinary collaboration are particularly welcomed. In particular, those individuals who can support the current research themes of the faculty cognate groups are encouraged to apply.
Format of Applications
ECR: no more than 2 sides of A4, min. font size 11
Fellowships: no more than 4 sides of A4, min. font size 11.
Applications should include:
Study Title; Collaborator details; Cognate Group to which applicant is aligned; Brief rationale for programme of research, research design/mode of inquiry, intended outcomes, impact potential; REF2020 Unit of Assessment to which the research programme might align (e.g. Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care, Sport and Exercise Sciences, etc.).
NB: ECR applications only should name, and have agreement from, a mentor who will support them for the duration of the award.
A brief supporting CV (2 sides of A4, min. font size 11) should also be submitted; publications aligned to the programme of work should be highlighted in red. These may include papers accepted for publication, but not draft papers yet to be submitted. Editorials, letters and opinion pieces may be included but should be in addition to the numbers of papers required below.
1. The applicant should have been awarded a PhD within the last 5 years
2. They should have 3-4 publications around 1 or 2 consistent themes;
3. They should outline a defined programme of work in alignment with their Cognate Group or support a programme of work from one of the Cognate Group leads.
4. The programme of work does not have to fit with the UoA for Sport, Leisure and Tourism but should build on strengths in the Faculty rather than open up new areas of research.
5. Identify at least 2 outputs within 3 years (these will need to be rated between 3*-4* on the REF2014 rating system) and one external funding application. NB: All publications will need to be listed on Research Gate and PURE.
1. The applicant should have been awarded a PhD more than 5 years ago
2. They should have 6-8 publications around 1 or 2 consistent themes
3. They should outline a defined programme of work or support for a programme of work from one of the Cognate Group leads.
4. The programme of work does not have to fit with the UoA for Sport, Leisure and Tourism but should build on strengths in the faculty rather than open up new areas of research.
5. Identify at least 4 outputs within 3 years (these will need to be rated 3*-4* on the REF 2014 rating system). There should be at least 1 application for external funding; 1 output that demonstrates wider stakeholder/lay engagement; and an increase in external collaboration. NB: All publications will need to be listed on Research Gate and PURE.
Applicants should discuss their plans with the relevant Cognate Group lead/s or nominated person and Head of School. Each application will be considered by a panel selected from the Cognate Group leads/Research Committee membership and supported by your Head of School.
The deadline of this call is 6th March 2017
Applications should be submitted to Sue Ball (pa to Martin Steggall). Applications will be assessed against the criteria and by a panel drawn from the faculty research committee.