Monday 19 December 2016
Gaining Research Funding: a seminar by The Centre for People, Innovation and Performance
L-R: Professors Helen Shipton, Greg Bamber, Nelarine Cornelius, David Knights
The Centre for People, Innovation and Performance successfully chaired an event aimed at encouraging successful research funding.
On Tuesday 29 November, The Centre for People, Innovation and Performance, in association with the British Academy of Management, ran a seminar titled ‘Gaining Research Funding’.
Centre leader Professor Helen Shipton (Nottingham Trent University) identified that a major challenge and opportunity facing Business and Management scholars is securing external funding to support their work and to demonstrate impact. We therefore devised an event that would draw upon the insights of leading academics who have been successful in attracting research funding.
Professor Greg Bamber (Monash University), Professor Nelarine Cornelius (Queen Mary University), and Professor David Knights (Lancaster University); three world-renowned academics who between them have secured several million pounds of funding, each gave a presentation and held a panel discussion in which they shared their insights and experiences on achieving research funding success, as well as identifying the pitfalls associated with particular funding sources.
The seminar was a great success, with academics from Cardiff, Hull, Birmingham and Leicester attending and engaging in a lively debate. The event was attended by academics at various levels and stages, from heads of department, readers and senior fellows, as well as new scholars and some doctoral students. One attendee summed up the views articulated afterwards calling it ‘an excellent event, and a great learning opportunity’.
This is the second event chaired by the Centre for people Innovation and performance, and we will be running similar Research Seminars in the future. To stay up to date, and to find out about all future events and activities please visit our website.