Vitae Live YouTube Q&A: Successful career planning for researchers, 18 January @ 14.00.

vitae-youtube-q-and-a-january-2017Do you regularly review, plan and develop your career? Perhaps you’re in the final year of your PhD, just starting out in research or considering another fixed-term post? Whatever your situation, planning and managing your career is worth making time for.

If you don’t know where to start, join us on the 18 January at 2pm (UK Time) to explore career options for researchers and make sure your professional development planning becomes a successful life-changing habit rather than something you only consider once every few years.

Career opportunities for researchers cover a wide range of sectors including higher education; manufacturing; finance; business and IT; health; and public administration. Recent trends demonstrate that most researchers will go on to pursue a career beyond academic research or teaching. So how do you decide which career to embrace? How do you find out which career would suit your strengths, values and interests? Finally, how do you plan to make that happen?

Join Vitae on the 18 January 2017 to explore the following questions:

How do you realise what strengths and talents you have?
What kinds of career paths do researchers follow?
How do you make a career development plan?
Which qualifications and experience are required for various careers?

 

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Funding Opportunity: Breast Cancer

If you’re a breast cancer researcher based anywhere in the UK or Ireland, you could be eligible for a project grant to support your work. We are now inviting project grant applications from researchers who have a strong track record in their field and who want to work in one of our priority areas; risk and prevention, early detection and diagnosis, treatment and secondary breast cancer.  Breast Cancer Now are committed to supporting new investigators in breast cancer research and we encourage applications from talented researchers at the start of their independent careers
Project grants are available in awards of up to £200,000 The deadline for applications is Friday 2 December  Apply for a project grant from Breast Cancer Now

ESRC New Investigator Grants

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) invite proposals for their New Investigator Grants. New Investigator Grants form one element of support for early career researchers and the scheme is specifically aimed at supporting those looking to make the transition to an independent researcher through managing their first major research project. These grants replace their previous Future Research Leaders scheme.

The call is open to high-quality candidates from anywhere in the world who have a maximum of four years’ postdoctoral experience and the support of an eligible UK research organisation. Grants ranging from £100,000 to £300,000 full Economic Cost (fEC) can be awarded.

Proposals are welcomed across the full disciplinary range of the social sciences and at the interface with the wider sciences, however the social sciences must represent at least 50 per cent of the research focus and effort.

There are no fixed deadlines for this call and proposals can be submitted at any time.

For more information please see: http://www.esrc.ac.uk/funding/funding-opportunities/new-investigator-grants/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

 

Funding Opportunity: Research Fellowships in Humanities and Social Sciences

wellcomeWellcome Trust are offering 3 year support for humanities researchers and social scientists who want to explore areas of health but do not hold established academic posts.  The call is aimed at early(post doc researchers); intermediate (you’re consolidating your research career. You lead on research projects and are establishing a research team) and return to research after a break of two years or more.   Salary and research expenses are covered for up to 3 years.

 

Funding Opportunity: Fellowships in South Africa

DST / NRF Fellowships for early career researchers 2017. Deadline Thursday, 30 June, 2016.

The National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST) in partnership with the United Kingdom Academies (under the United Kingdom-South Africa Newton Fund) are inviting applications for 2017 Fellowships.  Find out more

Funding Opportunity: Newton fund researcher links

Newton researcher links travel grants – Colombia, Egypt, Indonesia and Turkey, closing date 27th June 2016.  These aim to provide financial support for early-careeer researchers across selected partner countries by giving them the opportunity to form international connections through fully funded travel grants. The Fund aims to promote the economic development and welfare of either the partner countries or, through working with the partner country, to address the problems of low-income and vulnerable populations. Proposals are invited for travel to or from the UK and Colombia, Egypt, Indonesia, Kazakhstan and Turkey. Multidisciplinary proposals are welcome and may include social sciences and arts and humanities. Find out more