Emerging researchers in ageing

Emerging Researchers in Ageing in collaboration with New Dynamics in Ageing and the University of the West of England Social Gerontology Network invites you to a day-long workshop on European Funding.

Event details

Event type: Workshop
Location: University of the West of England in Bristol
Date and time: 01 October 2013, from 9.30 - 5.00
Themes: European Funding
Contact: naomi.woodspring@uwe.ac.uk


The workshop has emerged from a recognition that there is a pool of research funding beyond the UK. The workshop is designed to give participants practical skills and knowledge in order to access European funding sources. This workshop is specifically targeted to post-grads and post-docs.


Juliet Craig - Juliet Craig, Senior Research Manager, the University of Sheffield

Juliet is an experienced research and information manager who has worked at the University of Sheffield on ageing research projects since 2009. She supported the successful completion of two FP7 projects on time and under budget: ERA-AGE 2 (42 months, €2m, 19 partners) and FUTURAGE (28 months, €2m, 24 partners).

Recently she managed two successful grant applications for projects which have started in the last few months and she will be working on until 2017 - INNOVAGE (36 months, €3.6m, 9 partners) and MOPACT (48 months/€7.4m/29 partners).

Philippa Shelton

As a Senior Research and Business Development Manager, my focus is on European Commission research funding across all faculties, as well as some industrial collaboration schemes. I have worked at the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Working as a Grants Advisor here, and on a National Lottery scheme, gave me a thorough grounding in the other side of grant administration; ensuring eligibility of applications, selecting reviewers and awarding grants. I then worked for UKRO; an organisation based in Brussels, which advises UK HEI’s on EU research funding.

On my return to the UK I worked on an EPSRC networking grant based at the University of Bath, bring together academics and industry to develop low impact materials and solutions for a more sustainable built environment. The variety of subject areas which I have covered enables me to understand clearly the interdisciplinarity of research areas, and seek out less traditional forms of research funding.

Alan Walker

Alan Walker (BA, DLitt, Hon. D.Soc.Sc. (HKBU), FBA, FRSA, AcSS) is Professor of Social Policy and Social Gerontology at the University of Sheffield, UK. He has been researching and writing on aspects of ageing and social policy for more than 35 years. He is currently Director of the New Dynamics of Ageing Programme (http://www.newdynamics.group.shef.ac.uk) funded by the AHRC, BBSRC, EPSRC, ESRC and MRC.

Alan has extensive European research and policy experience going back to the early 1990s when he chaired the European Observatory on Ageing and Older People and conducted the first survey of attitudes to ageing in different European countries.

Recent major projects he has directed include The European Forum on Population Ageing Research, The European Research Area in Ageing and The European Ageing Research Road Map project (FUTURAGE).

Currently, he is directing two European projects: Social Innovations Promoting Active and Healthy Ageing (INNOVAGE) and Mobilising the Potential of Active Ageing in Europe (MOPACT).

For more information or to register, contact Naomi Woodspring.

There is no charge for this workshop. Travel bursaries are not available.