UNICAS Sandpit Events

September 24th, 2019

Each year, Research and Innovation organise University of Nottingham Interdisciplinary Centre for Analytical Science (UNICAS) sandpit events to facilitate face to face networking between different faculties, schools and departments.

UNICAS is a long-standing University initiative which brings together cross-discipline groups and funds exciting, novel research projects involving analytical science. Novel and scientifically excellent research projects arising from these sandpit events are awarded funding.

UNICAS sandpits are informal events 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.

Delegates will then be able to apply for funding for an interdisciplinary research project which results from the sandpit (the amount of funding available is dependent on which sandpit the delegate has attended see below).

Come along to a UNICAS sandpit event to network with other researchers, showcase your expertise, discuss research challenges and find solutions to them.

UNICAS Sandpit – for all academic, research, & technical staff

Maximum £15,000 per project, to run for 4 months from 1st April.

Dates, time and locations:

  • Wednesday 16 October 2019, B08 ESLC, University Park, 12.30-17.00
  • Wednesday 27 November 2019, C3 Exchange, Jubilee, 12.30-17.00
  • Wednesday 4 December 2019, A29 Vet School, Sutton Bonington, 12.30-17.00 (joint with UNICAS @ GS)
  • Thursday 9 January 2020, C14 Teaching & Learning, 12.30-17.00, University Park

UNICAS @ Graduate School Sandpit – for 2nd year and above PhD students, and Early Career Researchers*

*Please note: those not eligible for this sandpit are: Professors, Assistant Professors, Associate Professors and technical staff

Maximum £5,000 per project, to run for 4 months from 1st April

Dates, time and locations:

  • Wednesday 6 November 2019, ESLC Graduate Centre, University Park, 12.30-17.00
  • Wednesday 4 December 2019, A29 Vet School, Sutton Bonington, 12.30-17.00 (joint with UNICAS @ GS)


For more information, and to register your place, please visit the event page.

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