ESRC-DFID Newsletter - Spring 2012
Welcome to the ESRC-DFID Newsletter
Editorial by Lead Strategic Advisor Paul van Gardingen
Welcome to the first newsletter from the ESRC-DFID Scheme's Strategic Advisory Team (SAT). The SAT was appointed in 2010 with the remit to work with projects to enhance the development impact of projects and the overall Scheme, and works very closely with the Scheme's funders, ESRC and DFID.
Call for Proposals: Evidence Synthesis Research Awards (ESRA)
ESRC and DFID are pleased to welcome applications to review and synthesise the research that has been funded under the ESRC-DFID Joint Scheme for Research on International Development (Poverty Alleviation) on the themes of social protection and food security. The deadline for applications is 20 April 2012.
ESRC-DFID Project Highlight: Call for submissions
This section of the newsletter will be used to highlight one of our current ESRC-DFID projects. If you would like to feature your project here, please contact Maeve Regan. Please see the ESPA Newsletters for examples of project highlights.
Report available from Phase 2 PIs workshop
Meet the Strategic Advisory Team (SAT)
Paul van Gardingen, Roger Jeffery and James Smith are the Strategic Advisory Team for the ESRC-DFID Scheme.
ESRC-DFID is on Twitter
Following a fruitful discussion about social media at the PI workshop, the Scheme now has a Twitter account, @ESRCDFIDpoverty. We will be highlighting outputs from the programme, funding opportunities and other relevant news.
Movi desktop video-conferencing
ESRC-DFID researchers and their partners now have access to Cisco's Movi desktop VC system.
HEFCE: Research Excellence Framework
The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has published the panel criteria and working methods for the Research Excellence Framework (REF).
CODESRIA Call for Proposals: Comparative Research Networks 2012
A new call for African scholars to collaborate on social science research has been made by the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA). Deadline is 15 June 2012.
ESRC Knowledge Exchange opportunities
This scheme provides the opportunity to apply for funding for knowledge exchange activities at any stage of the research lifecycle, to maximise the impact of social science research outside academia. The next call will run from 9 April to 5 June 2012. Full details are available from the ESRC website.
Articles and reports of interest to the ESRC-DFID community
External articles and reports which may be of interest to ESRC-DFID researchers. Please tell us about relevant publications that would you like to see highlighted here.
Other news of interest to the ESRC-DFID community