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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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