- REMINDER: funding applications
- LISS DTP Student News
- RA Internships
- Internship opportunity
- Reading group: Capital, Vol. 1
- ESRC Steps Centre
- NCRM training courses
- NCRM conference
1. REMINDER: FUNDING APPLICATIONS – NEXT DEADLINE: 4TH APRIL
There are only a few days left now to submit an application for the next round of funding applications to support research-related activity and events. These applications need to be in by 4th April.
On the Research and Events Funding page of the LISS DTP website, you will find details of how to apply for:
- Research Training Support Grant funds (RTSG);
- Student Led Activities Fund;
- Overseas Fieldwork Funding (OSFW).
As we look to the spring and summer months ahead this year, we strongly encourage applications from our funded students to host events and activities on campus; these might be workshops, seminars, reading groups or other activities. To this end, we welcome applications to the Student-Led Activities Fund (see link above) to support student-led events. There is also funding available through LISS DTP pathways for these kind of events, with further information available from the following page of the LISS DTP website: https://liss-dtp.ac.uk/about/pathway-lead-information/.
On the Funded Extension Schemes page of the LISS DTP website, you will find details of how to apply for (with a 4th April application deadline too):
- Internships/Secondment Extensions;
- Overseas Institutional Visit Extensions;
- Difficult Language Training Extensions;
- Quantitative Methods Teaching Preparation Extensions.
2. LISS DTP STUDENT NEWS
LISD DTP students have been very active in this first quarter of 2022 – delivering presentations, writing publications, receiving awards. Keep up-to-date on what all LISS DTP students are up to on the ‘LISS DTP Student News’ page of the LISS DTP website.
3. LISS DTP RESEARCH ASSISTANT INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE
The following opportunities for Research Assistant Internships are available to apply for:
- Causal Pathways to Psychopathy in Prisoners and Adults in the Community with Mark Freestone
- Climate Change, Strategic Communications and the International Relations of CARICOM with Nicholas Michelsen
- The Application and Consideration of Elinor Ostrom’s Principles for Collaborative Group Working: a Literature Review to Inform Future Best Practice with Glenn Robert
- Has COVID-19 exacerbated health inequalities in people living with severe mental disorders? Linkage study with Jayati Das-Munshi
- Investigating the Role of Parents in University Education with Eleanor Dommett
- The EU and Global Apartheid with Lucia Pradella
Full details of all of these opportunities are found on the ‘Internships’ page of the LISS DTP website.
4. INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY (EXTENDED APPLICATION DEADLINE, 12TH APRIL):
As recently circulated, the Royal Institution is looking for a DTP-funded PhD student to take on an internship with them as Science Presenter Intern in their Young Scientist Centre for a 3-month placement to gain experience of presenting to a group of young people in an engaging educational environment and to receive training in science communication . The internship is from May to July 2022 with some flexibility.
The successful intern will:
- Present hands-on science workshops to young people in the LYSC.
- Research and develop hands-on science experiments for Ri social media content.
- Work with the YSC team to develop content for other Ri activities.
For more information about this internship programme and details on individual placements, timeframes and how to apply, please visit the RI website at: https://www.rigb.org/about-us/work-with-us
The new extended closing date for receipt of applications is midnight on Tuesday, 12th April 2022 (9.00am), with interviews now planned for 26th & 27th April
The role is based in Central London; students will be expected to base themselves within or near to London for the period of the placement.
5. READING GROUP: CAPITAL VOL. 1 BY KARL MARX
A group of staff and PhD students, led by Dr. Majed Akhter (Senior Lecturer in Environment and Society at King’s), will meet virtually, once a week, for several months over summer 2022 to read this the classic work, Capital Vol. 1 by Karl Marx.
6. ESRC STEPS CENTRE: ‘PATHWAYS TO SUSTAINABILITY’ COURSE
The ESRC STEPS Centre is currently running a free online course on ‘Pathways to Sustainability’. This course is aimed at a range of audiences but particularly PhD students and early career researchers.
This online course gives an introduction to the STEPS Centre’s core conceptual approach, the Pathways Approach to sustainability. The course covers theories, methodologies and practical examples. On your journey through the course, you’ll be encouraged to think about the roles of knowledge and uncertainty, policy processes, technology and innovation, and resource politics. You’ll also explore how methods link research with action.
There is no fee or time-limit on this course, and you are welcome to study it at your own pace or use it as an aid to teaching.
There is more information on the STEPS webpage here: Online course: Pathways to Sustainability – STEPS Centre (steps-centre.org)
7. NCRM TRAINING COURSES, APRIL AND MAY 2022
|Places are available on a variety of National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) courses in April and May. These include: Computational Skills and Reproducible Research (using Stata) Reproducibility Bootcamp A Friendly Introduction to Quantitative Methods A Practical Introduction to Facet Methodology Building Digital Databases Using Historical Material Bursaries are available for many courses. View the full training NCRM calendar here|
|8. NCRM METHODS CONFERENCE, SEPTEMBER 2022|
|Researchers are being invited to submit proposals for NCRM’s MethodsCon, which takes place in Manchester on 13-14 September 2022. MethodsCon will be a wholly in-person event tin 2002, and has been designed to re-connect researchers working in areas such as public health, mental health, social epidemiology, health inequalities, -omics, health informatics, data ethics and privacy. The theme of MethodsCon 2022 is “rethinking the boundaries of methods in health and social science research”. The deadline to submit session proposals is Wednesday, 4th May. See further details in the weblink above.|
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