Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Funding workshops

Booking: these courses generally open for booking once we have scheduled a date. If you do not see a live booking link please check back at a later date.

Booking information for Technicians: If you are a technician interested in booking a workshop don't book via MyEd, instead email iad.researchers@ed.ac.uk. In this email include the name and date of the workshop you are interested in attending, and your UUN. Once we receive this we will book you onto the course. If the course is already full, we will add you to the waiting list.

Cancelling: If you need to cancel your booking, please do so at your earliest opportunity and at least 3 days before the event. Someone else may be able to take your place, but we need time to contact them. Also, although you are not charged for an event, there are costs we incur (e.g. photocopying) which relate directly to places reserved.

How to cancel: you can cancel your booking via the MyEd Event Booking Channel. Go to MyEd and then the Event Booking Channel. Click on "My Bookings" - here you will have the option to cancel your place.

We maintain attendance registers; unexpected absences will be noted. If you consistently fail to attend, or repeatedly cancel with very short notice, you may be prevented from booking future IAD events.

Attracting Your Own Research Funding: Writing & Applying for Fellowships

Description

A career in research is exciting, varied and gives you the opportunity to be at the cutting edge of discovery in your chosen field, but it is a highly competitive environment and researchers from all over the world aspire to reach the top of the profession. If you are aiming for a career in academic research it is crucial to publish regularly, be independent and attract your own funding. You can start to do this early in your research career: if you are awarded a postdoctoral fellowship, not only will you stand out from the crowd, but you will demonstrate that you can propose innovative projects that attract research funding - this is a key requirement for a successful academic career.

How do you go about the process of applying for your own postdoctoral research fellowship? There is more to it than filling in an application form: you will have to propose and design an innovative project, identify a senior researcher to advise you and approach them about being involved in your project, convince the application reviewers that you are the right person, name referees and more. To be successful requires planning and preparation and you will need to use your network and be proactive. In this workshop you will find out what steps you should take, time frames, what a fellowship involves, international options, how to apply, the different types of fellowships available and how to use your connections to your advantage.

This workshop is suitable for early career researchers/ postdocs who have less than five years of postdoctoral experience. The workshop will include case studies, individual exercises and the instructor’s own experience of successfully obtaining a postdoctoral research fellowship.

After attending this workshop you will be able to:

  1. Understand the process and requirements for applying for a postdoctoral fellowship;
  2. Apply what you have learned to writing your own fellowship application;
  3. Design your own strategy for attracting funding and moving forward in your research career.

This workshop relates to domains B3 and C3 of the RDF.

For further information on the RDF visit:  http://edin.ac/2cDDzAE

BookingsThere are currently no events scheduled for this course. Please check back later.

PTAS Networking Breakfast

Description

Come along for a coffee and a croissant to talk about your PTAS project experiences, ask questions and share ideas with others.  Find out what other PTAS teams are up to in relaxed surroundings.

EligibilityAll staff All students PhD SCE All Years PhD MVM All Years PhD HSS All Years PhD Law All Years
Date Thursday 01-Sep-2022, 08:30 - 10:00
Venue Levels Café, Holyrood Road Moray House
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course .
EligibilityAll staff All students PhD SCE All Years PhD MVM All Years PhD HSS All Years PhD Law All Years
Date Tuesday 08-Nov-2022, 08:30 - 10:00
Venue TBC Kings Buildings
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course .
EligibilityAll staff All students PhD SCE All Years PhD MVM All Years PhD HSS All Years PhD Law All Years
Date Monday 20-Feb-2023, 08:30 - 10:00
Venue Levels Café, Holyrood Road Moray House
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course .
EligibilityAll staff All students PhD SCE All Years PhD MVM All Years PhD HSS All Years PhD Law All Years
Date Wednesday 21-Jun-2023, 08:30 - 10:00
Venue TBC Kings Buildings
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course .