eNews September 2012

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Portraits of Britain

Our photography competition, Portraits of Britain, is now closed. We received over 260 entries amounting to a staggering 490 images, which will soon be judged by our panel to decide the winners under each category.

We need you to cast your vote for the overall winner. The vote will be open 1-18 September 2012, so please cast your eye over the stunning variety of entries in our online gallery.

Funding opportunities

  • Design for wellbeing: ageing and mobility in the built environment
  • ESRC Scotland Senior Fellowships 2012-13
  • Knowledge Exchange opportunities call
  • Future Research Leaders - call for proposals 2012/13
  • ESRC-RGC (Hong Kong) bilateral
  • Promoting physical activity in older age: call for research grants
  • Extending working lives: call for research consortia

More funding opportunities

NSF joins ORA

The Open Research Area (ORA) partners are pleased to announce their third joint call for proposals, opening in September. This round will also welcome the United States National Science Foundation (NSF) for the first time.

More details will be available in September.

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Life Study consultation

An online consultation has been launched so that academics and policy makers can provide feedback on the design and content of the Life Study.

This follows the launch of the study in June.

Android App

A new Android app has been produced by the British Election Study showing the latest data updates and research papers. This follows on from the recent release of an app for iPhone.


Professor Bencie Woll, Director of the Deafness Cognition and Language Research Centre, was recently elected as a fellow of the British Academy.

Welsh DTC launched

Wales DTC

The Welsh Centre, a consortium between Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff and Swansea universities, was launched on 10 July in the Senedd in Cardiff Bay and attended by Leighton Andrews AM, Minister for Education and Skills.

It has been awarded an ESRC grant to the value of 33 studentships per year for five years, along with additional funds from the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW).



  • 10 September: Digital Research 2012
  • 11-12 September: ENQUIRE Conference 2012: Interdisciplinarity
  • 13-14 September: Second International Genomics Conference: Genomics for Healthcare and Socio-economic Progress
  • 17 September: Saving the world together: social enterprise and the environment
  • 18 September: ESDS - Teaching secondary analysis of qualitative data
  • 19-21 September: CASS course - How to analyse survey data: methods, software and applications

More events

New economic models in the digital economy

The RCUK Digital Economy theme invites proposals, supported by EPSRC and ESRC, for interdisciplinary packages of research and people-based activities, that will develop and strengthen the engagement between the research communities in digital economy, economics and management.

The call opens in October and will close on 11 December 2012.