11 October 2010
Microsoft Academic Search
You may be interested to visit the Microsoft Academic
Search (http://academic.research.microsoft.com/) site, for a collection of
routes into the Computer Science literature, including various citation
analyses. While it is clear that citation information does not always stand
up to careful scrutiny, it is perhaps not inappropriate to flag up a few
As a university, where ranking is by H-index (!),
EPS Lay Writing Competition
Open to all postgraduate researchers, post-docs and early career research fellows in the Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences.
First Prize: £200, Second Prize: £100, Third Prize: £50
Full submission and prize details at:
Hacks and Hackers Hack Day
When? Friday October 15th 2010 from 9.30 am to 7.30 pm
Where? At Vision+Media, Broadway 100, Salford Quays, M50 2UW (nearest tram: Broadway).
Who is it for? We hope to attract ‘hacks’ and ‘hackers’ from all different types of backgrounds: people from big media organisations, as well as individual online publishers and freelancers.
How much? Absolutely free, thanks to our sponsors, Inside the M60, Guardian Open Platform, the Digital Editors Network, Vision+Media (supported by the European Regional Development Fund and the Northwest Regional Development Agency), Journal Local and MEN Media, for making the event possible. Refreshments, lunch and evening snacks will be all be provided.
Applications are now being accepted. The deadline for the submission of applications is 31 October 2010.
Share expertise and harness world-class research capability by collaborating with international experts through the Distinguished Visiting Fellowship Scheme.
The scheme provides funding to enable an academic engineering department in a United Kingdom (UK) university to be a host for up to a month to a Distinguished Visiting Fellow from an overseas academic centre of excellence.
Royal Society Research Grant 8 Nov 10
This scheme provides ‘seed corn' funding for new
projects initiated by research scientists at an early stage of their career
(within the first 5 years). The objective of the scheme is to increase the
availability of specialised equipment, consumable materials and services, and
to support essential field research. The scheme also provides support for
research in the history of science or to assist with publication of scholarly
works in the history of science (subject category I), and we welcome any
research proposal or publication in the area of Royal Society history.
Place of tenure:
Value: For all subject categories, up to £15,000
(including VAT) is available for the purchase of specialised equipment,
essential consumable materials and services. Up to £5,000 (including
VAT) is available for the publication of scholarly works in the history of
Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowships 11 Jan 11
The Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowships were established through the generosity of the Leverhulme Trust and seek to provide opportunities for academic researchers to be relieved of all their teaching and administrative duties to allow them to concentrate on full-time research for up to one year.
Subjects Covered: All areas of the life and
physical sciences, including engineering, but excluding clinical medicine.
Steve Pettifer Impact Pathfinder
Funding Body: EPSRC
Andrei Voronkov Impact Pathfinder
Funding Body: EPSRC
Wellcome Value in People
Funding Body: Wellcome