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UK Parliament survey – supporting diversity in academic engagement  Responses due by 18 August

Are you an academic researcher?

Could you help the UK Parliament understand the barriers for academics in working with them, particularly those academics from more diverse backgrounds?

NERC have created a survey – please complete the short survey now and help NERC to support as many academics as possible to engage with Parliament.

The UK Parliament is committed to working with as diverse a range of people as possible.  NERC have been working for a few years to inform and engage academic researchers in the work of Parliament through training and other activities.  NERC are aware that some groups of academics engage with Parliament more than others, and would like to find out why.

NERC have just launched an online survey about the barriers to engaging with Parliament for academics. The survey is 14 questions long and should take around 5 minutes to complete. NERC would welcome contributions from anyone with something to tell them, although they are particularly interested in hearing from academics from groups who engage less with Parliament; women, academics from BAME backgrounds and academic with disabilities.

The survey closes on Friday 18th August 2017.  The results from this survey will lead to activities focused on meeting some of the barriers identified and supporting a wider range of academics to engage with the business of Parliament.

Social Justice in Challenging Times: The Important Role of Psychologists and International Collaboration, a discussion Thursday 20th July, 6.30 – 8pm, USS 1.01


Cass School of Education and Communities: Research Seminar Series – Wednesday 28 June 2017, 17.00-18.00

Cass School of Education and Communities

University of East London

Research Seminar Series

Date: Wednesday 28 June 2017, 17.00-18.00

Venue: ED2.01 Cass School of Education and Communities

University of East London, Stratford Campus

Convenor/s: Dr Janet Hoskin and Prof. Gerry Czerniawski

Seminar title: The performed voice of siblings living in the context of cystic fibrosis: Looking through the dramaturgical lens
Seminar speaker: Dr. Amie Hodges

School of Healthcare Sciences, Cardiff University

Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation’s funding programmes

 The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is a UK charity, established in 1988 with a generous benefaction from Daiwa Securities Co Ltd. The Foundation’s purpose is to support closer links between Britain and Japan. It does this by making grants available to individuals, institutions and organisations to promote links between the UK and Japan across all fields of activity, awarding scholarships to young British graduates to study Japan and its language, organising a year-round programme of events to increase understanding of Japan in the UK.


The Foundation awards grants to individuals and institutions in the UK and Japan in all areas of the visual and performing arts, the humanities, the social sciences, science and engineering, mathematics, business studies, and education, including schools and universities, and grass roots and professional groups. To find out the type of projects that the Foundation has supported recently, please visit For general information on our grants programmes please visit

Applications are invited under the following funding programmes in 2017:

Grants of £2,000-£7,000 are available to individuals, societies, associations or other bodies in the UK or Japan to promote and support interaction between the two countries. Daiwa Foundation Small Grants can cover all fields of activity, including educational and grassroots exchanges, research travel, the organisation of conferences, exhibitions, and other projects and events that fulfil this broad objective. New initiatives are especially encouraged.

Awards of £7,000-£15,000 are available for collaborative projects that enable British and Japanese partners to work together in the context of an institutional relationship. Daiwa Foundation Awards can cover projects in academic, professional, arts, cultural and educational fields.


Daiwa Scholarships offer young and talented UK citizens with strong leadership potential the opportunity to acquire Japanese language skills and to access expertise and knowledge relevant to their career goals over 19 months in Japan (a year of language study, a one-month homestay and a six-month work placement). The selected Daiwa Scholars will undertake a month of Japanese language study in the UK before moving to Japan in mid-September for the remainder of the Scholarship. The application deadline is early December with departure for Japan the following September.


Daiwa Scholarships in Japanese Studies were established in April 2015 to fund postgraduate students of Japanese Studies on courses in either Japan or the UK. Applicants must be British citizens who are holders of a degree in Japanese Studies, defined as a course focussing primarily on the study of Japan and containing a substantial Japanese language component, and who are enrolled or enrolling in a Japanese Studies-related course in either Japan or the UK. The application deadline is late January.

Further details and information on applying are available from  



Invitation to Science and Innovation Conference – 13th June 2017 – last chance to register this week

Invitation to this year’s Science and Innovation Conference, to be held at the QEII Centre in London on the 13th of June 2017. With representation from HEFCE, Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the event will bring together over 300 policy makers, key stake holders, research councils and academics. 

They are keen for the day to be attended by the top innovators and academics from Higher and Further Education, therefore we currently have 3 heavily discounted places available for University of East London they are now £199 plus VAT. 

Explore the fully CPD Certified day here

Research, innovation and academia are playing an increasingly pivotal role in the commercialisation and economic momentum of the UK’s scientific development. This is set to soar on both a national and international platform following Government plans to invest £4.7 billion by 2020 into research and development, as announced in the Autumn Statement. Based on this they are now hosting their Science and Innovation conference to examine the future of the sector and your role within it. 

If you have any queries or wish to book places, please contact Ellis Done by email

or on 0161 211 3015.

Register now £199+VAT  each – Maximum 3 places  

Please note, this event has sold out for the last five years and discounted places will be issued on a first come first served basis.  Places are now very Limited.