UNICAS sandpit events — 2017/2018 dates announced

September 12th, 2017

Dates and themes for the UNICAS sandpit events have been announced for academic year 2017/2018.

The University of Nottingham Interdisciplinary Centre for Analytical Science (UNICAS) is a cross-faculty initiative providing funding for collaborative projects, focused on research equipment, and analytical science.

UNICAS aims to develop new strategies to solve problems across a broad range of disciplines; resulting in enhanced research capacity and interdisciplinary research.

UNICAS sandpits are informal events, aimed at all academic, research and technical staff, where delegates can;

  • showcase their expertise
  • hear about the research projects of others
  • discuss specific research challenges & find solutions to these
  • network & establish new collaborations

Each delegate will be given the opportunity to present one-slide-in-one-minute to either highlight their expertise, research interest, potential area for collaboration and/or research problem.

The themes and dates for the 2017/2018 sandpit events are:

  • Transformative technologies: 18 October 2017, University Park, 12:30-16:00
  • Health & wellbeing: Wednesday 6 December 2017, Medical School, 12:30-16:00
  • Sustainable societies: Wednesday 17 January 2018, Jubilee Campus, 12:30-16:00
  • Arts & social sciences: TBC, 12:30-16:00
  • UNICAS @ Graduate School sandpit: Wednesday 8 November 2017, 12:30-16:00
  • UNICAS @ Graduate School sandpit: Wednesday 24 January 2018, 12:30-16:00

Following these events, delegates will be able to apply for funding for an interdisciplinary research project resulting from the sandpit.

The amount of funding available is dependent on which sandpit the delegate has attended:

  • UNICAS sandpit — for all academic, research, & technical staff.
    Maximum funding available is £15,000 per project, to run for 4 months from 1 April 2018.
  • UNICAS @ Graduate School sandpit — for 2nd year and above PhD students, and Early Career Researchers*.
    Maximum funding available is £5,000 per project, to run for 4 months from 1 April 2018. *Please note: those not eligible for this sandpit are: Professors, Assistant Professors, Associate Professors and technical staff.

To register your place, please visit unicas2017.eventbrite.co.uk.

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