Thursday 28 June, 13:00 – 15:00 at Birkbeck University of London,
30 Russell Square, Room 101
Postgraduate Research Students with an interest in exploring Knowledge Exchange are invited to this Masterclass focusing on mechanisms for collaboration and funding opportunities.
Getting funding for research is a major challenge for researchers, especially now that many grant applications need to show the impact implications of a research project. Working with non-academic collaborators can be part of an effective strategy in developing successful grant applications.
In bringing together academic staff, users of research and wider groups and communities to exchange ideas, evidence and expertise, Knowledge Exchange activities can provide a strong potential pathway to impact. However for many, operationalising ideas and financial constraints are major barriers. This workshop aims to address these challenges and delve into the world of Knowledge Exchange in sessions including:
- Knowledge Exchange – An introduction
(Rose Devaney, Business Engagement & Impact Manager, School of Business, Economics & Informatics)
- Where to begin – An overview of currently supported pathways and funding sources for Knowledge Exchange
(Dr Sarah Lee, Head of Research Strategy Support)
- The College approach – the Research Grant Office’s system for supporting non-academic funding applications
(Juan Vidal, Deputy Head of Research Grants and Contracts)
- Funding Knowledge Exchange through Trusts, Foundations, non-academic funding bodies
(Fiona Kennedy, Head of Trusts & Foundations, Development & Alumni Team)
- The role of partnership development in funding successes
(Fiona Candlin, Professor of Museology, Department of History of Art and Dr Louise Hide, Birkbeck Wellcome Trust ISSF Fellow, Department of History, Classics and Archaeology)