U21 graduate research conferences are hosted in U21 universities around the world. The University supports these events by sending postgraduate researchers to represent Glasgow at the event.
2013 Graduate Research Conference at University College Dublin from Wednesday 19 June to Saturday 22 June 2013 on the theme of ‘Energy: systems, policy and solutions’
Summary: Three days of energy expert presentations, student competitions, activity sessions, a careers workshop and external energy stakeholder site visits with provide delegates with an optimal environment for U21 Graduate research students in the energy field to showcase their research findings, strategically network and socialise with International experts in the field.
It is envisaged that visiting research students will also enjoy the UCD experience and engage with some ofIreland’s leading academic and professional experts in energy such as the UCD Electricity Research Centre, the UCD Earth Institute, EirGrid and the Irish Electricity Supply Board.
Energy research groups across University College Dublin are working to provide solutions to the challenges faced by an energy dependent society. Located on the 300-acre Bellfield campus of UCD, the largest university inIreland, we research aspects of energy from renewable and fossil sources through conversion, transmission and distribution to the end user.Irelandhas many advantages as a location for energy research, and is delivering on very ambitious targets in the integration of renewables. We work closely with partners in industries and research centres worldwide to provide solutions to national and global energy challenges. We also work to educate a new generation of world-class researchers and energy-aware graduates who can contribute to the needs of a rapidly changing energy sector.
The Universityof Glasgowis looking to nominate up to three Graduate students to represent our institution. The deadline for applications is Monday 18 March 2013.
Who can apply to attend the conference?
Open to all U21 graduate students with an interest in the theme of Energy.
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Funding and registration
UniversityofGlasgowwill cover the cost registration fees of approximately £350 making a direct payment to the host institution. Registration includes campus accommodation and meals for the duration of the conference.
In addition, participants will receive £200 towards travel including transfers to and from the airport, and personal costs.
Nominated students will be responsible for arranging their own travel. Please note that theUniversityofGlasgowwill NOT increase the amount of funding should additional subsistence expenses be incurred during the student’s period of travel.
If for any reason a nominated student cannot attend the award must be refunded to the University in full.
Application process (deadline 4pm on 18 March 2013)
Please submit the following documents in electronic format to Recruitment and International Office (Sarah.Ward@glasgow.ac.uk) by 4pm on Monday 18th March 2013.
1. Statement of interest (2 sides of A4 max):
- Describe why the University should fund your attendance at the conference?
- How you could contribute to the conference theme?
- What do you hope to gain from the experience?
2. Academic tutor statement of support.
Successful applicants will be notified on 28th March 2013 and asked to register for conference as soon as possible. Deadline for registration with the conference organisers will be 2nd April 2013.
Please note: Students should NOT attempt to register on the U21 website directly unless successfully nominated as you will NOT be awarded a place at the conference.
On return from the conference participants will provide a brief report of the event, including photos. The report may be adapted for publication on theUniversityofGlasgow’s web pages.
The conference report should be returned in electronic format to the Recruitment and International Office by 26 July 2013. Should you require any further information, please contact: Sarah.Ward@glasgow.ac.uk.
In March 2012, the Doctoral Research Conference in Business was held at University of Connecticut. Three PhD students from Glasgow attended:
- Cristina Ibarra Armenta (Business)
- Chen Li (Business)
- Xuxin Mao (Business)
In 2011, the conference theme was 'Food' and the conference took place in University of Nottingham's Malaysia Campus. Three Glasgow students attended the event:
- Emily O'Reilly
- Martha Kirby
- Rhys Grinter
The purpose of the Doctoral Research Conference is to provide a forum for information exchange and scholarly enhancement for doctoral business students at Universitas 21 institutions. The aim is to create a global learning and research platform to prepare the next generation of intellectual leaders in the fields of business, commerce and economics.