News from Head of School
Student Walkout March 14th
A student walkout is taking place on 14th March at
11am. This will be an NUS demonstration
against the "privatisation of education" and it is planned that
students will walk out of lectures, join a rally at MMU and march into the
city centre. The University will endeavour to maintain normal
operations. Where students have missed
lectures please make sure that appropriate material is available. If any more
information is received it will be passed on by email.
New Support for Research Grant Applications
We are putting in place
various pieces of support to help staff members submit more grant
applications. There is now a Research Office home page at:
It contains useful information
to help you to apply for grants. There are two new pages:
1. Examples of successful
2. Information about an internal "advisory" peer review process
In 1. we've gathered together some recent successful
EPSRC proposals. Some are current and their owners don't wish the
material to be circulated outside the school - so don't. We will be
adding examples of other types of grants in the near future.
In 2. there is now a voluntary school
"advisory" peer review process for grants - do use it. You just
email your grant and someone will take a look and give feedback - better local
feedback first than waiting until the real reviews.
Replacement computers for teaching
The Dean has provided £73.5k
from the Faculty strategic fund to replace the computers in the Engineering (Tootill) labs. The computers in the final year project
lab will also be replaced this summer in the normal sequence of cluster
replacements by Faculty IT Services.
Dean’s visit to CS
The Dean will be attending the
next meeting of School Board on Wednesday 14th March. All staff are encouraged to attend.
SIGGRAPH Animation Session 14
14-15:00 Lecture Theatre 1.1, Kilburn Building
Come and see the latest Computer Graphics animations from
SIGGRAPH (2011), the world's leading Computer Graphics annual event. Free to all.
Event organised by the Manchester UK ACM SIGGRAPH
Professional Chapter www.siggraph.manchester.ac.uk
School Board: Dean’s visit 14
15:30, Wednesday 14 March
IT building room 407
The Dean will be attending the Board meeting. If you have any points you wish the Dean to
address please send them to Bryony Quick
or Goran Nenadic.
IMI 5th Call 2012 - Stage 1 16
Based on the recommendations of the IMI Research Agenda, the IMI Governing
Board has approved the Scientific Priorities 2012 as part of IMI Annual
Implementation Plan 2012. One of these priorities is implemented through the
IMI 5th Call Topics (see Information Package below).
Applicants intending to submit an Expression of Interest (EoI)
in response to the IMI 5th Call should read the Call Topics, the Rules for
Participation, the Rules for Submission, Evaluation and Selection of EoIs and Full Project Proposals (FPPs),
the IMI IPR rules and the IMI JU model Grant Agreement (see Information
Call Identifier: IMI-JU-5-2012
Publication Date: 6 March 2012
Call status: Open for Submission of Expressions of Interest– see
Indicative budget: The financial contribution from the European
Community to the IMI JU for the support of research activities, which is up
to €80 million, will match by 90 percent (90 %) the in kind contribution of
the research based companies that are members of the European Federation of
Industries and Associations (EFPIA).
Restrictions for Participation: see the Rules for Participation
Entities eligible to receive funding: see eligibility criteria to
receive funding in the Rules for Participation
Selection of Expressions of Interest and Full Project Proposals: see
Rules for Submission, Evaluation and Selection of Expressions of Interest and
Full Project Proposals
Compliance with ethical issues: information is available on
Information Package: Contains the key documents required for the
preparation of your Expression of Interest (EoI):
Submissions deadline (for submitting EoIs):
16 May 2012, 23:55 Brussels time (CEST)