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Do you remember the good old days when you took rolls and rolls of wet film snaps to be developed and then waited with anticipation to get them back from Boots (other developers are available) to both relive the experience and to laugh at how many had a finger as the predominant image?

No? I guess you are a fair bit younger than me then!

Anyway, I had a taste of that nostalgia recently (in a slightly modern way) whilst waiting for the commissioned (digital) photos from the inaugural Kroto Research Inspiration launch and awards ceremony to come through. Read the rest of this entry »

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I was thrilled when earlier this year my Faculty (Medicine, Dentistry and Health) agreed to the Early Career Group’s idea of holding an annual ‘Early Career Researcher Prize Scheme’ to celebrate the outstanding contributions that contract research staff make to the Faculty. Read the rest of this entry »

Are you thinking of applying for a research fellowship award?

I’m currently running a research project called Fellowship Ahoy! that asks researchers who score prestigious research fellowships just how heck they did it. I have been zipping around the country (as you may have seen on the project Twitter account @fellowshipahoy), visiting other universities and collecting the intricate and interesting background stories that lead up to being awarded that rare and elusive fellowship award. I’ve now talked to twenty-five unique and very different fellows and really enjoyed it.

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I am doing this project for a couple of reasons:

The first is intellectual curiosity – we just don’t know much about the professional lives, strives, small niggles and big decisions of this group of people, and the LFHE wanted to give me some money to do it.

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THEshortlist2014 We are delighted to announce that Think Ahead has been shortlisted in the Outstanding Support for Early Career Researchers category of the Times Higher Education Awards 2014. We have added ​the good news ​to our ‘celebrating success’ webpage, including all the details of our ‘Productive Partnerships’ application – you can find all the information here in the right hand side bar. Congratulations to the team, and thank you indeed to all our partners. You can see the full shortlist for all categories here.