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Non-Credit Bearing (NCB) CPD Short Course Development Fund (2021-22)​


The Research, Innovation and Enterprise Office has launched an internal call to support the strategic growth of our portfolio of non-credit bearing (NCB) CPD short courses and will be funding the development of new courses. The intention is for these courses to become a permanent feature of our portfolio and run at least once a year. The courses will demonstrate the breadth and strength of our institutional expertise.


It is an open funding call and the development of these new courses will deliver on the strategic research and innovation objectives and KPIs, outlined in the “Shaping Our Future” ​strategy, launched by VP Research, Innovation and Enterprise, Professor Nick Antonopoulos, in AY21/22.


The total funding pot is £15,000. There is no cap on the request for funding but it is expected to be in line with the duration of the course. Depending on the nature of the course, on average, one day of delivery time would equate to three days of development time.


How to Apply:


Details of how to apply can be found in the Strategic Funding Call NCB Open CPD Short Courses Guidance and Application Form 2021-22.docxStrategic Funding Call NCB Open CPD Short Courses Guidance and Application Form 2021-22.docx. Applicants are required to complete the application form in accordance with the guidance and also include line manager endorsement.


Completed applications should be sent to Georgina Gilmer (Head of CPD and Consultancy) by Midday on the 28th February 2022. 


Timeline 


Applicants should take careful note of the following dates:

Call Opens  - 7th February 2022

Application Deadline 28th February 2022 (at midday)

Successful Applicants will be notified 4th March 2022 at the latest

Projects can start from the 7th March 2022  onwards but must be completed by 31st July 2022 at the very latest


Strategic Research and Knowledge Exchange Fund 2021/22

The Research, Innovation and Enterprise Office has launched an internal strategic funding call which will focus on R&KE activity which could (in the future) enable applicants to be successful in winning external R&KE funding. 


The Strategic Research and Knowledge Exchange Fund is an open funding call in order to create opportunities to progress research, innovation and enterprise activity. It also aims on delivering the strategic objectives and KPIs as outlined in the “Shaping Our Future​” strategy launched by VP Research, Innovation and Enterprise, Professor Nick Antonopoulos, in academic year 2021-22. 


Total funding available is in excess of £100,000 and we expect to fund applications across a range of types and sizes. The size of the initiative will depend on the requirements of the applicant as long as the costings and resources are justified. 


How to Ap​ply:

Details of how to apply can be found in the Internal Strategic Research and Knowledge Exchange Fund Guidelines. Applicants are required to complete the application form and a one page proposal as outlined in the guidelines.


Completed applications should be sent to Elaine Lambieby 5pm on Monday 17th January 2022. 


All applications must have the support and signed off by the School Head of Research. 


Applicants should take careful note of the following dates:


Internal Call Opens: 8th December 2021
Applications Deadline: 17th January 2022
Successful Applicants will be notified: W/C 7th February 2022
Project Start / Finish Dates: 14th February 2022 – 31st July 2022


Please contact Elaine Lambie, should you have any questions about the funding call or application form. 


Researcher Development Fund 2021/22


The Researcher Development Fund Competition offers awards of up to £1,500 to support researchers who are pro-actively identifying their own development needs and that of the research community and culture. 

Funding is available for initiatives which support personal, professional and career development for researchers.  Awards are intended to enable doctoral students and early career research staff to initiate, design, manage and deliver new professional development activities for their peers which will in turn develop the skills and experience needed to progress their own careers. Collaborative applications are encouraged. 


Timeline

Monday 8th November 2021 – Competition opens for applications 

Monday 6th December 2021 – deadline for applications 

w/c 13th December 2021 – Successful Candidates will be notified 

5th January – 31st July 2022 – Carry out projects/initiatives

31st July 2022 – Deadline for completing spend for projects/initiatives 

For further information and questions, please contact Janel Fontaine​ Research & Innovation Administrator.


Public Engagement Fund 2021/22

The Public Engagement Forum invites applications from academic and research staff as well as postgraduate research students for funding of up to £1500 with the aim of extending the opportunity for dialogue between Edinburgh Napier University’s research culture and the wider community. The key criterion for funding is that the proposed activity will creatively engage the public with your research.


Preference will be given to activities with the potential to engage with areas of multiple deprivation (https://www.gov.scot/collections/scottish-index-of-multiple-deprivation-2020/) and/or are innovative in their approach, but any activities that are likely to have a positive impact on the public’s perception and understanding of research at Edinburgh Napier University will receive serious consideration. Activities that merely showcase or advertise your work will be given low priority. 


This funding round has now closed.


For further information, please contact Dawn Smith, Head of Public Engagement.

To discuss potential projects, please contact your School Public Engagement Lead:​

Business School

Louise Todd

l.todd@napier.ac.uk

SACI

Kirstie Jamieson

k.jamieson@napier.ac.uk

SAS

Clare Taylor

cl.taylor@napier.ac.uk

SEBE

Luigi La Spada

l.laspada@napier.ac.uk

SHSC

Stephen Smith

Ste.smith@napier.ac.uk

SoC

Tom Flint

t.flint@napier.ac.uk


​Public Engagement Interdisciplinary Fund 2021/22

The Public Engagement Forum invites applications from academic and research staff as well as postgraduate research students for larger interdisciplinary projects with the aim of extending the opportunity for dialogue between Edinburgh Napier University’s research culture and the wider community. The key criterion for funding is that the proposed activity will creatively engage the public with your research


Projects must actively involve researchers from at least two Schools. Preference will be given to activities with the potential to engage with areas of multiple deprivation (https://www.gov.scot/collections/scottish-index-of-multiple-deprivation-2020/) and/or are innovative in their approach, but any activities that are likely to have a positive impact on the public’s perception and understanding of research at Edinburgh Napier University will receive serious consideration. Activities that merely showcase or advertise your work will be given low priority.  Each School will hold its own panel to discuss applications, with no fewer than three members of the Public Engagement Forum.  


This funding call will be launched in early December 2021, with a deadline in late January 2022. Applicants to be notified of a decision in February.


​For further information, please contact Dawn Smith, Head of Public Engagement (d.smith4@napier.ac.uk).

To discuss potential projects, please contact your School Public Engagement Lead:


Business School

Louise Todd

l.todd@napier.ac.uk

SACI

Kirstie Jamieson

k.jamieson@napier.ac.uk

SAS

Clare Taylor

cl.taylor@napier.ac.uk

SEBE

Luigi La Spada

l.laspada@napier.ac.uk

SHSC

Stephen Smith

Ste.smith@napier.ac.uk

SoC

Tom Flint

t.flint@napier.ac.uk

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