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British Academy change of on-line application system.

The British Academy is preparing to migrate from the current e-GAP2 Grants Management System to Flexi-Grant. Flexi-Grant will come online from 1 August 2017 and will provide a modern, user friendly platform with improved features for grant applicants. We expect that new users will be able to register from 9 August 2017.

The application approval process will remain essentially unchanged after implementation. However, one important difference worth noting is the process for submitting references:

In the past, self-nominated references have been requested after approval had been given. In the new system, referees must provide their references before an application can be submitted for approval.

The deadlines within each scheme for submission and approval will be adjusted to accommodate these changes.

Additionally, all currently active e-GAP2 accounts will be migrated to Flexi-Grant from 1 August 2017.

Disrupting Internationalisation Discourses: Discussing Equity and Inclusion Wednesday 19 July, 9.30am-4pm Gardner Tower, Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, University of Sussex

This seminar draws together international expertise to re-think and challenge existing research on higher education and internationalisation by highlighting the importance of debates about equity and inclusion.

Keynote presentations:

  1. Professor Sue Webb, Monash University, Australia Re-working equity in globalised higher education: Access to university in Australia for people seeking asylum
  2. Dr Linda Morrice, University of Sussex, The global crisis of refugee education:The neglect of young people and adults
  3. Dr Terri Kim, University of East London, Academic mobility, transnational identity capital, and stratification under conditions of academic capitalism
  4. Lee Rensimer, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Buy British, Be Global: Marketing mobility to expatriates at international branch campuses


Including presentations from visiting Roma scholars on the theme:

‘Reflections on equity, inclusion and internationalisation: What might that mean for the Roma in Europe?’

Reserve your place at:


Museum-University Partnership Initiative (MUPI) Match Event 

Are you interested in getting involved in a museum and university partnership? Do you want to meet and develop potential collaborators in museums, or other institutions and organisations across the UK? Then why not look at signing up for the final Museum-University Partnership Initiative (MUPI) Match Event in London.

There are many benefits to museums and universities working together, from improving audience understanding to developing more effective collections knowledge or interpretation; from inspiring museum audiences with cutting edge research to developing new exhibits and exhibitions; the opportunities are endless.

However, finding a partner and having the resources to explore how you might work together can be challenging. This final MUPI match event draws upon a tried and tested methodology to bring people together to develop new partnerships. Each session involves museum staff, volunteers, and academics working together to find mutually beneficial ideas that they would like to develop together.

This event focuses specifically on some of the most popular themes from our regional Matches that explore the idea of ‘Working Across Boundaries’ in different ways:

  • Using new technologies in cultural heritage settings e.g. mapping, 3D modelling, big data, innovative ways to animate and rethink collections
  • Engaging new audiences – from student placements to non-traditional specialist audiences
  • Migration, politics, activism


The Cinema Museum, London

26 July 2017, 11am-4.30pm

Registration link:

Open to: postgraduate students, postdoctoral and established researchers from any discipline; all museums which are Accredited, Provisionally Accredited, or Working Towards Accreditation; across England.


MUPI Match events provide an opportunity for teams formed at the event to bid for funding (of between £500-£1500) from the MUPI Match fund. A pot of £6000 is available for this event. This ‘thinking funding’  will enable people to do desk research; have conversations; travel and attend site visits/meetings; test ideas; and work together to plan their potential project. This thinking funding provides a critical part of the process, helping people to work out if and how to work together and refine their ideas. Teams will be supported to develop their partnership, and find effective ways to fund their project in the future.

How to get involved:

If you work or volunteer in an ACE Accredited museum, or if you are an academic who is keen to develop new partnerships with museums then a MUPI Match event is just what you are looking for! The event is focused on bringing together museums and academics from across England; it is free to participate in; and interactive. Bring your ideas, your energy, and your expertise and prepare to be challenged and inspired. Who knows this could be the beginning of something very special!

MUPI Match events are delivered through the Museum University Partnership Initiative, funded by Arts Council England’s Museum Resilience Fund and developed in partnership with the Share Academy project and Paddy McNulty Associates.

Innovation in haptics – RAEng showcase Tuesday 4 July 2017 1.30pm – 6.30pm

Join us for the Academy’s next Innovation in… event that will showcase a selection of the most recent advances in haptic technologies for virtual reality.

Virtual reality is well established in the gaming industry and has made inroads into many other sectors. Haptics, the sense of touch, offers an additional dimension, creating experiences that are more engaging, impactful and ultimately, more real.

Why attend?

  • Meet and network with the companies and industry leaders that are revolutionising the way we interact with technology.
  • Take part in live demonstrations from Ultrahaptics, Generic Robotics, Fundamental VR, Tesla Studios, Kinicho and more.
  • Put your questions to the leading experts and join the debate on the future of haptic technologies in society.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity and register now.

[View the full programme]


Royal Academy of Engineering
Prince Philip House
3 Carlton House Terrace
London SW1Y 5DG

Tickets cost £10.00 including VAT.  Concessions are available to students and you will need to register here.

For more information and for student registration, please contact the Events Team:
Phone: 020 7766 0682

Sign up for 2 British Council Webinars on CULTURAL HERITAGE and MUSIC IN POST-REFERENDUM EUROPE coming this week and next week

There are two British Council webinars in the near future relevant to those with research interests in cultural heritage and music.

FRIDAY 9th JUNE @1pm London Time
CULTURAL HERITAGE: What role can heritage play in the future of the cultural sector post-Brexit?
Heritage has a real positive role to play in the future of the cultural sector post-Brexit, and in this webinar we will explore many different aspects of this with our expert panel of professionals from the cultural heritage sector – Ben Cowell, Director General of the Historic Houses Association and Henry Owen-John, Head of International Advice at Historic England.

Click here to register and learn more –
MONDAY 12th June @3:30pm London Time
MUSIC IN POST-REFERENDUM EUROPE – Exploring opportunities and challenges for cross-border collaboration in the music sector
As the process of redefining the relationship between the UK and EU begins, what will the impacts be for the music industry across Europe? What opportunities and challenges are there for artists and companies of all genres? What effect will this have on the independent and subsidised sectors?

In this webinar, we will be talking to a panel of prominent music professionals which includes Paul Pacifico – CEO of the Association of Independent Music (AIM) and Stephen Maddock OBE – Chief Executive of CBSO (City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra), about the opportunities and challenges we face.

Click here to register and learn more –

You will need to register to participate in these events. There will also be the opportunity to pose questions to the panel members.