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RCUK Mental Health webinar

Date: 20 September 2017;  Time: 14:30 – 15:30

This cross Research Council organised webinar is open to participants from across the remits of the Councils. It will provide further detail regarding the recently published Cross-disciplinary Mental Health Research Agenda (PDF on RCUK website), which was collectively developed by the Research Councils in consultation with a wider audience.

It will also provide details about a soon to be announced Cross-disciplinary Network Plus call, which will be led by the ESRC on behalf of the Research Councils, and will be open to applications from across the remits of the Research Councils. Participants will have the opportunity to take part in a Q&A session towards the end of the webinar.


Participants will need to register in advance by emailing Please include the following information within your email:

  • Full name
  • Institution
  • Country you will be dialing in from

Once your place has been confirmed you will receive a confirmation email giving you the details needed in order to participate in the webinar.

The deadline for registration is 15 September 2017Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis within each Research Councils remit.

Professor Tom Schuller’s seminar talk: The Paula Principle: Capturing the Dynamics of Inequality – 4 October 2017

Professor Tom Schuller’s seminar talk: The Paula Principle: Capturing the Dynamics of Inequality  

 Venue: University of East London Stratford Campus, Cass School of Education and Communities ED2.04

Date/Time: 4th October, 5-6.30 pm.


Women increasingly outperform men in education and training, but the gender gap in pay and careers is closing only slowly if at all.  Tom Schuller will introduce the main arguments of his book on the Paula Principle, and invite discussion of the principal factors behind it.


Professor Tom Schuller was the main editor of the 3rd GRALE report – the Global Report on Adult Learning, published in 2016 by Unesco’s Institute of Lifelong Learning.  He was previously director of  the independent Inquiry into the Future for Lifelong Learning and co-author of the Inquiry’s main report, Learning Through Life;  Head of the Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) at OECD; and Dean of the Faculty of Continuing Education and Professor of Lifelong Learning at Birkbeck, University of London.  He chairs the Governing Board of the Working Men’s College in London, Europe’s oldest adult education institute.    His latest book The Paula Principle – how and why women work below their competence level was published by Scribe in March 2017 ( ; .



I hope you can come and participate in the seminar discussion. RSVP: Terri Kim ( ).

Please feel free to circulate this seminar information widely among your colleagues.

Changes to British Academy grant submission system – important information for users

The British Academy have used e-GAP as their application submission system for a number of years.  They have now changed to Flexi-Grant.

If you have previously registered with eGAP, your account has been migrated to the new grant management platform, Flexi-Grant®. Before you can log in to Flexi-Grant®, you will need to reset your password as your existing eGAP password will not work.  View this page and click on ‘Reset eGAP password’ to access the new system.  If you have never registered for eGAP then you can create an account on Flexi-Grant by clicking on ‘register’ in the ‘Get Involved’ section of the same page.

You will have to register for an account on Flexi-Grant in order to apply to any future British Academy funding opportunities.

Applicants who have submitted an application through eGAP and are still awaiting a result should be able to review progress through the new system.

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.

Workshop on Improving Gender Equality in Research Organisations

Workshop on Improving Gender Equality in Research Organisations

On 28 February 2017, the Science Europe workshop ‘Improving Gender Equality in Research Organisations’ took place in Brussels. Science Europe released its new Practical Guide on this topic at the event and discussed the recommendations it makes with stakeholders from a variety of institutions.

A link to the presentations is here