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  • School of CS newsletter

    Published: Monday, 11 May 2015

    Weekly newsletter for the School of CS

    [ top ]News from Head of School

    Publications and eScholar: REF requirements

    As announced at School Board, journal articles and conference proceedings accepted for publication after 1 April 2016 must be open access if they are to be submitted to the next REF, and must be fully open access within 3 months of acceptance

    The University is conducting a 3 month trial of a system developed in consultation with the School that should make it a lot easier to meet HEFCE requirements.  If the author accepted manuscript is uploaded here: the Library will find the final published version and upload it as soon as it is available, taking account of any embargoes set by the policy of the publisher and will complete the eScholar entry.

    This is a trial – if it is seen to work and encourages more submissions then it may be adopted but evidence that it works will be needed.

    Thanks to Robert Stevens and Steve Pettifer for helping the library to create something that should be easy to use.

    gravatar Jim Miles

    [ top ]News and announcements

    Tell us about your energy research needs - survey

    Deadline: 12 May 2015

    In preparation for an away day that will focus on updating our energy research strategy, Ian Cotton, Director of Manchester Energy, is asking all colleagues involved in energy research to complete a short questionnaire. The questionnaire is your opportunity to describe what support would best benefit your energy research. The findings will feed into the away day which will be attended by colleagues from across the University. To access the survey visit and for more information email 

    gravatar Sarah Chatwin

    Update to University lost property policy

    All items found on University property are to be kept in the buildings where they are found for one week, then taken to centralized lost property

    A Lost and Found service is provided for the University by House Services in conjunction with Student Services.

    If you find an item which appears to be lost property please contact the Deputy Building Superintendent in the building where you believe the item was lost.  For the Kilburn and IT buildings this is

    Further information

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    [ top ]Events

    EPSRC Systems Integration of Energy Supply and Demand Scoping Workshop

    Deadline: 16:00 22 May 2015

    Event: 24 June 2015 (Birmingham area)


    As part of its contribution to the RCUK Energy Programme, EPSRC is inviting Expressions of Interest to attend a one-day workshop to engage in discussion to identify research challenges in the area of systems integration of energy supply and demand.

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    [ top ]Funding Opportunities

    MRC Proximity to Discovery (P2D) Industry Engagement Fund

    Deadline for applications: 09 June 2015 (12 noon)

    P2D runs from 1st August 2015 to 31st June 2016 and is internally managed by the Business Engagement Team. The fund is designed to support early interactions and knowledge exchange between industry and academic researchers across the biomedical space via. The competition is structured around two schemes:

    Please contact for the presentation containing more information

    Please contact (Business Engagement Officer | Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences) at the earliest possible opportunity to discuss your ideas.

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    Royal Academy of Engineering Opportunities

    Launchpad competition

    Deadline:  16:00 06 July 2015

    This competition aims to help an aspiring technology entrepreneur in the UK aged 16-25 to start a business based on their engineering innovation. The winner will receive the JC Gammon Award – a £15,000 prize and a year of bespoke support from the Enterprise Hub including training and mentoring. For enquiries please contact Catherine Lawrence


    Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

    Deadline: midnight 29 June 2015

    The Africa Prize encourages ambitious and talented sub-Saharan African engineers from all disciplines to apply their skills to develop scalable solutions to local challenges, highlighting the importance of engineering as an enabler of improved quality of life and economic development. Six months of training and mentoring will be offered to a shortlist of 12 before a winner will be selected to receive £25k. For enquiries please contact


    Funding for Masters Qualifications

    The Academy is currently offering two types of Fellowships to fund Masters level qualifications, with the aim of encouraging and supporting the professional development and technical up-skilling of UK-based engineers. Both the Fellowships below offer up to £9,000 towards the cost of a Masters course in the area specified. For enquiries please contact Lucy Wheeler  

    • Petrofac/Royal Academy of Engineering Fellowships: The winner will also receive additional learning and development opportunities provided by Petrofac, including (where possible) a company-sourced major project, a mentor and a work placement. Applications must be received by 16:00 on Monday 1 June 2015.
    • Panasonic Trust Fellowships: The Panasonic Trust is keen to support the study of new and emerging technologies, particularly those related to: environmental technology; energy; sustainable development; natural resources; materials; and the built environment. Applications must be received by 4pm on Wednesday 17 June 2015. 
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    [ top ]Featured Research Outcomes

    Monday 11 May 2015

    • Professor Tsujii has been appointed (from the 1st May 2015) Director of the Artificial Intelligence Research Center at the national institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Japan.


    • NaCTeM received funding from BBSRC (£40K) to support BBSRC's classification of  its portfolio of research grants.
      PI: S. Ananiadou
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