New opportunities - SAGES
SAGES is accepting new academic and research members and postgraduate members
. We have changed the criteria for PhD members, you can become an associated member with one SAGES partner supervisor, only SAGES funded members require 2 supervisors from partner institutes. The membership criteria and online application can be found on the website
Our recent call for PEER & PECRE
funds has closed wuith funding approved for 9 applications;
Dr Ramon Ondicol (Aberdeen) = £2061
Damon Davies (Edinburgh) = £3000
Penelope How (Edinburgh) = £2100
Leo Peskett (Edinburgh) = £2270
Dr Georgios Maniatis (Glasgow) = £1500
Dr Richard Williams (Glasgow) = £2599
Neil Fraser (SAMS) = £530
Loic Houpert (SAMS) = £3000
Dr John Hughes (UWS) = £1500
A further call will be made in Spring 2017.
We now have 4 approved SAGES Research Fora (details to follow on the website) and another 2 awaiting approval. This opportunity to propose SAGES Research Fora
- focused special interest groups which, on approval, will receive financial support from SAGES, is still open. Refer to the announcement of opportunity on our website
Our recent call for the SAGES Small Grants Scheme
is now closed with funding approved for 18 applications. Another call will be announced soon.
SAGES held a joint Executive Committee and Research & Innovation Committee meeting
at the University of Glasgow on 8 November 2016. The next meeting is scheduled for May 2017 at ECCI.
New opportunities - External
Competition Briefing and Brokerage Events for Innovation in Infrastructure Systems (round 2)
Innovate UK is to invest up to £15 million in projects to stimulate innovation that creates UK business growth in infrastructure systems. KTN is hosting briefing and brokerage events to support this competition. The event will benefit businesses, academics, researchers and local authorities involved in energy systems, resilient urban systems, connected transport systems
Tue, 24 Jan, London - Competition briefing (also available as a webcast)
Thu, 26 Jan, Liverpool - Brokerage Event
Tue, 31 Jan, Belfast - Brokerage Event
Tue 31 Jan, Coventry - Brokerage Event on Connected Transport
Thu, 2 Feb, Edinburgh - Brokerage Event
Tue, 7 Feb, Cardiff - Brokerage Event
The morning session of 'The Local Innovation Landscape; Innovate UK in the West Midlands' event on Thu, 19 Jan in Birmingham will focus on this competition.
More info: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/funding-competition-innovation-in-infrastructure-systems-round-2
India Focus Group
The GIAN (Global Initiative of Academic Networks) in India is *now open for applications*. GIAN funds visits of foreign faculty to Indian universities to deliver teaching and, “create avenues for possible collaborative research”. Both the short (two week) and GIAN Plus (two months up to one semester) are open for submission. More information is available on the website: http://www.gian.iitkgp.ac.in
The deadline is 28th February for activity between spring 2017 and end of 2017.
Valuing Nature Placements 2017
Researchers are invited to apply to work for up to four months on Valuing Nature topics in a new disciplinary, institutional or applied setting. £130k is available to support the placements.
This scheme was first run in 2016 and was described by Placement Holders as a transformative experience. Summaries and videos from the 12 Placements funded in 2016 are available here<http://valuing-nature.net/valuing-nature-placements-2016>.
All-Energy 2017 Call for papers
The annual Call for Papers for the UK’s largest conference devoted to renewable and low carbon energy solutions is live. The seventeenth All-Energy exhibition and conference will be held Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 May 2017 at Glasgow’s Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC).
Further information: http://www.all-energy.co.uk and firstname.lastname@example.org
The Low Carbon Travel and Transport Challenge Fund
Transport Scotland’s Low Carbon Travel and Transport Challenge Fund is an opportunity for public, community and third sector organisations to apply for funding under the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020 Programme to facilitate the delivery of active travel and low carbon transport hubs.
Organisations can bid for up to 40/50% of their total project costs, up to £2M, with the remainder of project costs provided through match funding from other non-European public sources.
The deadline for all applications is Tuesday 28 February 2017 at 4.00pm.
Young Professionals Green Energy Awards 2017: Nominations Open
Do you know someone who has achieved beyond all expectations? Who is pioneering new ideas? Or someone who has the drive and ambition to evolve the renewable energy industry for the better?
If so, nominate them today and give them the recognition they deserve.
Nominations are open to anyone who has been working in the industry for five years or fewer.
Deadline for entries: Friday 10 March at 5.00pm.
Take action on climate change through entrepreneurship - Climate KIC Summer School
Take action, join the Climate-KIC Journey: Europe’s largest summer school for climate innovation and entrepreneurship offers a unique combination of climate knowledge and hands-on business experience.
The Journey is the world’s largest climate innovation summer school. It brings together students and professionals from all over the world.
From validating an idea to understanding the market, structuring a business, and building a team, Climate-KIC gears you up for the world of climate entrepreneurship.
Get the tools to make an impact on the global effort to find solutions to climate change, and become an entrepreneur.
Find out more: https://journey.climate-kic.org
Call for Abstracts - PASSIVE LOW ENERGY ARCHITECTURE - DESIGN TO THRIVE
Edinburgh conference 3rd to 5th July 2017
PLEA - Passive Low Energy Architecture - is a global network that has led a worldwide discourse on sustainable architecture and urban design through its conferences since 1982. It has a membership of thousands of professionals, academics, students and industry members from over 40 countries.
Please look at the website for PLEA2017 for more info about the call: www.plea2017.net