Imperial College Research Fellowships - 2020 ICRF competition - 

Imperial's prestigious Imperial College Research Fellowships (ICRF) sustain the brightest and best early career researchers from across the world, providing a level of commitment and support that is rare from a UK university.

Advanced notice of the 2020 ICRF round has now been released on the ICRF website. It is anticipated that this call will be launched in June 2019.

The PFDC are running fellowship briefings for the ICRF to help you prepare your applications - please see dates and sign up to one of the sessions using the link below.

See http://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-fellowships/icrf/

ICRF Funder Briefings
Date & timeRoomCampusBooking link
Wednesday 26th June
9.30 - 11.00
Peart Room St Marys Sign up St Marys
Thursday 27th June
9.30 - 11.00
SALC 2 South Kensington (women only) Sign up SK Women Only 
Thursday 27th June
11.00 - 12.30
SALC 2 South Kensington  Sign up South Kensington
Thursday 27th June
15.00 - 16.30 
TBC  Hammersmith (TBC)  Sign up White City/Hammersmith 
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Summary of the table's contents

Pop Up: Assertiveness - Thursday 20th June 2019, 10:00-11.30, SALC 6, South Kensington Campus

The aim of this pop-up workshop is to give you a better understanding of what assertiveness is and identify those situations where assertiveness skills are required. We will also explore how to behave assertively in appropriate situations.

You will get to try out being assertive using case studies as examples.

Pop Up: Data Protection – what you need to know about General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - Tuesday 18th June 2019, 15:00-16:00, SALC 2, South Kensington Campus

This session will be an introduction to GDPR and how the College has been implementing the required changes. It will explain the law in brief, the relevance to postdocs and fellows, and what the College is doing to assist staff to ensure their compliance.

Robert Scott, Data Protection Officer within the Legal Services Office will be delivering this presentation and Q&A.
Please note there is a GDPR webpage and training package (see link below) for further information.  http://www.imperial.ac.uk/data-protection/

Funder Briefing: UKRI Stephen Hawking Fellowships - Monday 10th June 2019, 11:30-13.00, SALC 10, South Kensington Campus

This session will cover everything you need to know about the UKRI Stephen Hawking Fellowships Scheme

The Stephen Hawking Prize fellowships will support and develop the next generation of visionary scientists in theoretical physics at the beginning of their career. UKRI are providing funding for five annual calls delivered jointly by EPSRC and STFC.
Round one is now open and intentions to submit must be received by 20 June 2019
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Details of the scheme can be found here: https://www.ukri.org/funding/funding-opportunities/stephen-hawking-fellowships/
Dr Liz Elvidge (Head, PFDC) will talk through the scheme and provide a list of do’s and don’ts.

Funder Showcase: EPSRC - 28th March 2019, 10.00-11.30, SALC 1, South Kensington Campus

Are you thinking of applying for one of the EPSRC Fellowships? While applications are open for submission year round it is advised to plan ahead and have a clear understanding of the submission procedure.
This pop up will a) highlight the fellowships that are available from the EPSRC and b) provide guidance on how to prepare an effective application and help you maximise your chances of success.

Pathways to Postdocs: Teaching Intensive Careers at Imperial and in Academia - 15th March 2019, 12.30-14.00, SALC 2, South Kensington Campus

Are you interested in a teaching career within a university setting? More teaching-intensive careers are opening up in universities. Come along to a talk and a Q and A session with the Chair of Imperial's Teaching Fellow network to hear about these options and the developing career paths in this area of work.

Funder Briefing: BBSRC - 14th March 2019, 14.30-15.30, SALC 9, South Kensington Campus

This pop up will highlight fellowship opportunities available from BBSRC. Are you thinking of applying or maybe you’re planning to submit an application next year? This pop-up will help to provide guidance on how to prepare an effective application to help you maximise your chances of success.

Funder Briefing: UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships - 13th March 2019, 14.00-15.30, SALC 1, South Kensington Campus

This pop up will cover everything you need to know about the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship Scheme.
Details of the scheme can be found here: https://www.ukri.org/funding/funding-opportunities/future-leaders-fellowships/

Dr Liz Elvidge (Head, PFDC) will talk through the scheme, provide a list of do’s and don’ts. She will also provide feedback from reviewers, provide an example of the reviewers assessment form and talk through the themes of the questions which are asked at interview. Basically- we will cover everything you need to know to put together an excellent application!

Pop Up: Fellowship Interviews - 13th March 2019, 10.00-12.30, SALC 1, South Kensington Campus

Most fellowships require you to have an interview to show how you can carry out the proposed research and why they should give you the funding.
During this workshop you will look at examples of ‘invitation to interview’ letters from a variety of funders. Importantly you will look at interview questions and prepare answers – developing answers that showcase your achievements.

You will also receive hints and tips on how to shine at the interview from entering the room to what to wear.