Monday, 9 August 2010

LMS Scheme 7 Grants

The London Mathematical Society "Scheme 7" grant programme provides small financial grants (max 500 pounds) to help support a visit for collaborative research at the interface of Mathematics and Computer Science. This is a great opportunity to cover the costs of a brief visit with a (named) Computer Scientist or Mathematician - either travelling to see them at another institution within the U.K. or abroad, or having them come to you. The scheme is overseen by the Computer Science Committee of the LMS, which exists to promote the development of links between mathematics and computer science.

The application and reporting processes are deliberately very lightweight. See the LMS website for details. The next deadline for applications is 15 September 2010.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

The Royal Academy of Engineering ERA Foundation Entrepreneurs Award 2011

The Royal Academy of Engineering, in partnership with the ERA Foundation, awards a major prize each year to young entrepreneurial engineering researchers working in UK universities.

The prize is intended to encourage and reward academic staff and researchers (registered postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows) who are at an early stage in their career. The scheme provides the winner with a personal cash prize of £10,000, a further £30,000 award to be invested in the development of his or her proposal, with a mentor, to assist and the opportunity to access additional development capital. Prize winners and their home institutions receive significant publicity for this award, endorsed by The Royal Academy of Engineering. In addition to the first prize, two further prizes of £2,000 each will be awarded to the runners-up.

The competition is relevant to a wide range of disciplines that involve electro-technologies. This might include, but need not be restricted to, electrical and electronic engineering, aspects of bio-medical engineering, optics and optical engineering, instrumentation IT (software and hardware) and materials related to electro-technology.

Please note that submissions must be endorsed by a senior member of the applicant's university. We would like as many entrepreneurial researchers as possible to apply. For further information please visit our website at Applications must be received by *Monday 11 October 2010 *at the latest. There is no limit to the number of applications any university or institution may submit. If you have any questions please contact Sylvia Hampartumian at the Academy on 020 7766 0648 or by email at

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

EPSRC Cross-Disciplinary Interfaces Programme

The EPSRC Cross-Disciplinary Interfaces Programme (C-DIP) wishes to support cross-disciplinary proposals at the engineering and physical sciences and economic and social sciences interfaces, with the majority of outputs looking to strengthen and feed back into the engineering and physical sciences. EPSRC invites applications from integrated cross-disciplinary groups to undertake research at these interfaces and promote cross-disciplinary culture and exchange across the respective disciplines.

Up to £6 million has been earmarked for this targeted activity and, subject to the quality of the submissions received, it is anticipated that we will fund up to four proposals. Grants funded under this call will provide funding to support a suite of related research and people based activities focusing on one major theme

Deadline for proposals 10th September.


Visualising Biological Data

AHRC/BBSRC joint workshop on the challenges of visualising biological data

*AHRC and BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council) are holding a multi-disciplinary workshop to bring experts together to explore some of the challenges and possible solutions to the visualisation of biological data. The event aims to provide an opportunity for researchers across biological, computational, information and creative disciplines to explore novel ways of obtaining maximum benefit from their research, whether this is by exploiting biological data or by providing new avenues for the use of IT and creative tools.

In order to achieve a balance of participation in the event of over-subscription - applications to attend need to be submitted by *6th August*. Further information (including the application form) are available on the BBSRC website. You have been sent this email as you are on the RCUK Digital Economy mailing list. The list is used to inform the community about upcoming events and opportunities as well as news items that will be of interest to the Digital Economy community. If you wish to unsubscribe, please reply to this email.