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Creating diamonds under pressure: finding the gems in research support strategies

Date & Time:

18th June 2019
12:00 - 12:30


Meeting Room 2a

Research funding is going through a period of significant change, with a number of new research funds being introduced often with high demands and short or conflicting deadlines set within an ambiguous political landscape; thus the role of the research office in providing funding advice has become increasingly complex.

Research offices are challenged with maintaining research and service excellence, and funding levels, when faced with short deadlines, new policies and regulations within time and resource limitations and whilst maintaining personal resilience and wellbeing.

This session will draw on the experience of the ‘Research Excellence Team’ in Cranfield University’s Research and Innovation Office (RIO), winners of ARMA’s Research Management Team of the Year in 2017, who will provide a case study.
The remainder of the session will be practical and interactive for peer to peer learning and participants will be encouraged to consider what actions they could take in their own institutions and ways of working. Facilitated short discussion groups and activities will determine the priorities for grant development, policies and processes that can ensure good service while preserving team wellbeing and actively managing demand.

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Presented by:

Dr Cecilia Fenech Brincat - Research Development Management, Cranfield University


Theme: Funding & development
Level: Open to all
Date: 18th June 2019
Time: 12:00 - 12:30
Room: Meeting Room 2a