Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Wolfson Research Merit Awards Call for Nominations

We would like to announce the latest call for nominations to the Wolfson Research Merit Awards scheme.

This scheme was established in 2001 to provide universities with additional funding to attract to this country or, retain here, scientists of outstanding achievement and potential.

The scheme, jointly funded by the Wolfson Foundation and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, has been hugely successful and we currently have approximately 200 award holders appointed across all the natural sciences and hosted at a range of UK institutions, including all Russell Group and a majority of the 1994 Group institutions.

We are looking to encourage nominations from science departments in your University to ensure the continued strength and competitiveness of academic science in the UK. The scheme should be attractive to those institutions looking for extra assistance in recruiting or retaining high calibre mid to senior career level researchers. We would particularly welcome applications from outstanding female researchers.

Please note that award-holders must hold a permanent post at the university at the time of starting the award and be wholly funded by the university. However, the post does not need to have been confirmed at the time the nomination is made.

The salary enhancement is usually in the range of £10K to £30K per annum. Universities should clearly be supporting nominees at a level commensurate with their experience and achievements. Research expenses are also considered for research costs not suitable for Research Councils' research grants applications and for overseas applicants to support integration into the UK research and funding environment.

The next deadline is 10th March 2011 and decisions will be made available by June 2011.

To discuss potential nominations please contact me on the following details (email:<> or telephone: 020 7451 2653). Further information is also available on

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Tuesday, 1 February 2011

HPC-Europa2 Transnational Access programme

HPC-Europa2 Transnational Access programme: EC funding for collaborative research visits Next deadline for applications: 28 February 2011

We are inviting EU-based researchers to apply now for the EC-funded HPC-Europa2 programme, which offers short (6 weeks on average) collaborative visits to a similar research group in another country, and access to some of the most powerful computers in Europe.

What does HPC-Europa2 Transnational Access offer?

- Access to the top of the range supercomputing facilities; - Scientific collaboration and technical support; - Travel and subsistence expenses and accommodation.

The programme is open to researchers of any level, from PhD students to full professors, in any field of computational science which requires world-class computing facilities.

Seven leading supercomputing centres in Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK offer HPC-Europa2 visits. More than 250 research groups in universities and institutes in these countries are already associated with the programme and welcome HPC-Europa2 applications from potential collaborators from around Europe.

The next application deadline is 28 February 2011, for visits starting from May 2011.

For further information, including application guidelines and the online application form, please go to our webpage at HPC-Europa Team at EPCC University of Edinburgh James Clerk Maxwell Building The King's Buildings Edinburgh EH9 3JZ UK

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