WORKSHOPS

Arts Lab Workshops

Our research and career development workshops are currently running online. In the first section below, you can see upcoming events. Underneath are details of past workshops, to give you a sense of what is offered regularly. All workshops are appropriate for academic and research support staff in the College of Arts; some may be suitable for advanced PhD students or for staff in other Colleges.

You can register for most Arts Lab courses via HR Core portal Employee dashboard. You will receive a joining link the day before the workshop (please register at least one day in advance). You can download a step-by-step guide here - Workshops Registration Guide. If you have any difficulties please contact us.

Resources, such as slides and recordings, are often made available to staff after the event via the College of Arts Research Resources Moodle.

Arts Lab no longer runs training on Research Integrity or Research Data Management; these are provided centrally by Research and Innovation Services. The links here take you to information on Moodle courses and live sessions.

WORKSHOPS 2022

UPCOMING

Developing an Effective AHRC Research Proposal (Standard Grants)

Date: Monday 20 June, 4pm-5pm via zoom.  

Description: An opportunity to see how best to plan and write an AHRC Standard Grant proposal. Facilitated by Matt Brennan (Arts Lab) with Adam Carter (recent successful applicant) and Lucinda Thompson (Research Office).

Registration: please register for the workshop here.

 

RECENT

Podcasting

Date: Wednesday 18 May:  9.30am – 4.30pm

Workshop leader: Yellow Mustard Media

Description: Podcasting is an exciting, accessible, and cost-effective way of reaching new and engaging audiences around the world. But, knowing where to start, and what skills you need can be tricky. In this one-day workshop, you'll get an understanding of the podcasting landscape, ideas for different styles of podcasts and how they might work in a Higher Education setting, tips on equipment, editing, and interview skills, as well as a chance to start plotting your own show, and guidance on how to promote it. The session will include a number of interactive group exercises.

Registration: Now available for booking on HR CORE, with a limit of 25 staff participants. You will receive a link in advance of the workshop.

 

Ever thought of attending a Digital Humanities Summer School? 

Date: Friday 29 April: 3pm-4.30pm on zoom (contact Faye for the link)

Workshop leaders: Alison Wiggins, Tim Duguid, Luca Guariento and Andrew Prescott, with invited speaker Ray Siemens (DHSI Director)

If you have considered taking part in a Digital Humanities summer school or training event and would like to know more, this workshop could be for you. You will hear from colleagues who have participated both as attendees and course leaders. Perhaps you are new to the field of digital humanities and hoping to pick up some skills or sharpen your critical awareness, or perhaps you are already well advanced in the field. Perhaps you are interested in DH for your research, teaching, or management and administrative roles, whether you are staff or a research student. This workshop will provide information about the range of themes and topics covered and what to expect from DH events. 

We are organising this workshop in the context of Arts Lab’s aim to establish a formal partnership with the Digital Humanities Summer Institute [DHSI] at the University of Victoria, Canada. This year Arts Lab can offer funded places for a number of UofG staff and PGRs to participate in the event, which this year will be held online.

  

AHRC Grants for Early-Career Researchers  (hosted by Research and Innovation Services, in collaboration with Arts Lab)

Date: Tuesday 25 January, 10 - 11.30am

Workshop leaders: Rachel Herries (R&IS) with Andrea Bond (AHRC)

Description: This event is part of the ECR Funder Series, and includes top tips for the application and a Q&A session. It will focus on AHRC’s Early Career Research Grants, and Research, Development and Engagement Fellowships: early career researchers route.

Registration: Please sign up using Rachel’s dedicated form  here

 

Support for Hosting Conferences at the University (hosted by SCS in collaboration with Arts Lab)

Date: Thursday 27 January, 11 am – 12 noon

Workshop leaders: Katie Quinn (SCS) with Sarah Leigh (Glasgow Convention Bureau) and UofG Conference and Events team.

Description: Sarah Leigh will discuss the importance of Glasgow’s conference ambassadors and the support available to them and their associations.  A member of the UofG Conference and Events team will discuss the help and advice they can offer to academics planning to host a conference on campus. 

Registration: now available via HR CORE. You will receive a Teams link the day before the event.

 

Royal Society of Edinburgh Funding Schemes

Date: Thursday 3 February, 10 - 11am

Workshop leaders: Faye Hammill (Arts Lab) with Louise Harris (successful applicant) and a member of the Research Office team

Description: The session is arranged in advance of the RSE’s launch of a new call for applications, which is expected in February. It  will cover their refreshed offering of Arts and Humanities grants: Personal Research Fellowships; Research Networks or Workshops; Small Grants.

Registration: now available for booking via HR CORE, and you will receive a zoom link the day before the event.

 

Organising an Online Conference (hosted by SCS in collaboration with Arts Lab)

Time: Thursday 3 February, 3 - 4pm

Workshop leaders: Katie Quinn (SCS) with Scott Ramsay (LEADS) and Edward Marshall (SCS)

Description: Scott Ramsay was seconded to Good Practice Adviser for the University's teaching staff during lockdown.  He was responsible for organising the annual UofG Learning & Teaching conference and co-organised “Let's Talk About [X]”, a research conference for undergrad students. In this session he will share some lessons learned while organising and hosting online conferences and some helpful tools to ensure your virtual event is a success.   Edward Marshall, a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the School of Critical Studies, will share his experiences of organising two online conferences –“Spheres of Singing” and “UKLVC13”.

Registration: now available for booking via HR CORE, and you will receive a zoom link the day before the event.

 

EXTERNAL WORKSHOPS

Horizon Europe

UK Research and Innovation (AHRC and ESRC), in association with the Department for Digital Culture Media and Sport, are hosting a webinar on Horizon Europe opportunities for the Arts, Heritage, and Creative Industries sectors on 3 February (13:30-15:30 GMT).

The ESRC, UKRI, in its capacity as the UK National Contact Point for the Horizon Europe Cluster 2: Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society, is holding a webinar entitled 'Evaluators providing advice: Preparing for Cluster 2 submissions in April 2022' on 11 February (10:00-15:00 GMT).

 

FUTURE WORKSHOPS

Later in the spring we are planning:

  • a workshop on “Integrating impact into your research practice”, arranged by Helen Green
  • a repeat of the popular one-day workshop on podcasting by Yellow Mustard Media
  • a workshop on Climate Emergency focusing on opportunities for cross-College collaboration in response to current funding calls, by John Davies

 

ARCHIVES OF RECORDED WORKSHOPS

Slides and recordings from previous Arts Lab workshops are on the CoA Research Resources Moodle.

Recordings from previous sessions in the R&IS “ECR Funder Series Q&As” are  here

ONLINE COURSES

Research Impact: Making a Difference: course created by University of Glasgow for FutureLearn, with Fraser Rowan as one of the tutors. Next running from 1 June 2020.

Career Management for Early Career Academic Researchers: course created by the Universities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Sheffield for FutureLearn.

WORKSHOPS 2021

AUTUMN 2021

Horizon Europe – Funding opportunities for Cluster 2: Culture, creativity and inclusive society

Wednesday 3 November 11-12

This webinar will provide an overview of Horizon Europe with a focus on the funding opportunities for collaborative research within Cluster 2 ‘Culture, creativity and inclusive society’. The event will also provide a brief introduction to the University’s networks across Europe, including CIVIS, the Guild, Radboud and Leuphana. Led by Heather Baird (EU Grants Officer) Guest contributors - Ross Hanley & Adriana Brincat.

 

Open Access to Books and Book Chapters

Mon 8 November 11-12

This session led by Valerie McCutcheon will provide an overview of open access requirements for books and book chapters. There will be time for questions and to discuss additional support required by authors.

 

Understanding 4* Research

Tuesday 9 November 11-12

This workshop by Faye Hammill (REF2014 and REF2021 panellist) explores how REF panels assess outputs. We'll think about how to improve our chances of publishing work that will score highly. Sample publications will be circulated in advance, so please register for this workshop by Tuesday 2 November.

 

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships: Workshop for Mentors and Applicants

Thursday 11 November 3 - 4pm

If you are planning to support an applicant to the Leverhulme ECF scheme, please do register for this event and invite your candidate. Applicants from outside the University of Glasgow are strongly encouraged to attend. The workshop will be led by Matt Brennan with successful applicant Andrew Green. Register (mentors) via HR CORE and please forward the link to your candidate.

 

Arts and Science: Collaboration and Funding 

Friday 12 November 11-12

This event, aimed at researchers in arts and humanities, will focus on methods for collaborating with colleagues in STEM subjects. We will discuss ways of setting up new projects and accessing funding through interdisciplinary calls or via the science-oriented research councils. Led by John Davies.

 

SUMMER 2021

Introduction to Horizon Europe

Friday 11 June, 11am-11.45am

This workshop is led by Heather Baird (EU Grants Officer, Research Support Office). Horizon Europe is the EU's next Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, which will replace Horizon 2020. UK organisations will have full access to the programme on the same basis as EU member states as part of the Association Agreement. This webinar will provide an overview of Horizon Europe and a brief introduction to the following schemes:

-          European Research Council Starting/Consolidator/Advanced grants
-          Marie Curie postdoctoral fellowships
-          Marie Curie Doctoral Networks
-          Pillar 2 Global Challenge:  Culture Creativity and Inclusive Society

The session is aimed at prospective researchers (at all career stages) who wish to be better informed about the opportunities available to them under in Horizon Europe. Research support staff who are not fully acquainted with these schemes are also recommended to join. There will be an opportunity to ask questions after the session  and the slides will be made available on request. A zoom link will be sent the day before the workshop (please note that you won't receive a link if you register less than 24 hours in advance!) Please contact John Davies to register.  

 

Natural World research themes workshop with AHRC

Thursday 17 June, 10-12 am

We will be welcoming Tim Pank, Strategy Development Officer at AHRC, who leads on cross-council programmes with NERC including ‘Futures of UK Treescapes’ and ‘Hidden Histories of Environmental Science’. We have asked Tim to talk to us about how the AHRC would like to see arts and humanities researchers engaging with these interdisciplinary programmes, and what might be on the horizon. Then we are running a ‘research introductions’ session, in which UofG colleagues will explain briefly how their work relates to the broad theme of “the natural world, culture and wellbeing”. This workshop is organised for Arts Lab by Nicki Whitehouse, Clare Willsdon, and John Davies. Please contact John  to register. A link will be sent out on 16 June. 

 

Postdoctoral RAs and Career Development

This workshop  is running on 17 May, 3 to 4.15pm and repeated on 8 June, 11am to 12.15.  It will cover the expectations set out in the Concordat for the Career Development of Researchers, and how these may best be fulfilled at Glasgow. Colleagues supervising postdoctoral researchers are asked to attend on one of these dates; other interested colleagues are welcome to join. The workshop will be run by Faye Hammill and Mona Simion. Contact Faye for information.

 

Creating Websites for Research and Impact

3 to 4.30pm on Tue 18 May

This workshop focuses on planning and best practice for creating websites and digital content for research and impact. It will highlight the resources available within the CoA for those looking to start a new digital project and/or those wishing to expand and build on existing projects. The session will start with the basics of setting up a site, accessing technical support in the College, and thinking about content, structure and accessibility. The second half will move into issues of strategy – sustainability, analytics, impact and engagement. You will benefit from the expertise of Kirstie Wild, Diane Scott, Helen Green and Fraser Rowan from the Research Office, and you will also hear from our Research Systems Developer, Luca Guariento, and from  Steven Reid, about his experience of creating a website. There will be time for questions and discussion. This is now available for booking via HR CORE, and you will receive a zoom link the day before the event. [For queries, contact: Diane Scott]

 

Developing an Effective AHRC Research Grant Proposal

2 to 3pm on Thursday 20 May

Workshop by Arts Lab Deputy Director Matt Brennan, with Professor Thomas Clancy, who is PI on a current grant. An opportunity to see how best to plan and write an AHRC Standard Grant proposal. (NB: this session does not cover AHRC Fellowships, and it is not suitable for postgraduate students.) The workshop is now available for booking via HR CORE, and you will receive a zoom link the day before the event. [For queries, contact Matt Brennan]

 

Applying for Research Network Funding

11am to 12.15 on Thu 29 April 2021

This workshop focuses on funding for research workshops or networking activity in Arts and Humanities. It covers schemes including those offered by AHRC and RSE. The session is led by Faye Hammill, Arts Lab Director, and Matthew Creasy, PI on two networking grants.

Slides and recording from this workshop are available from arts-lab@glasgow.ac.uk.

 

Engaging With Policymakers and Parliament

2 to 3pm on Tuesday 4 May.

Workshop by Sean McGivern (Head of Public Affairs) and Erin McKee (Public Affairs Officer). 

We welcome the University’s government relations team to Arts Lab, to discuss how best to engage with elected officials, parliamentarians and policymakers. Come along to explore how you can shape the views of elected politicians, change or affect the public debate on a given issue, and have your work make an impact in Parliament. 

Sean and Erin will talk colleagues through the opportunities available for you to engage with political stakeholders at a city, Scottish and UK level. As the University of Glasgow’s leads on engagement with elected officials and policymakers, Sean and Erin take forward the University’s strategic priorities and highlight some of the world-leading research conducted at Glasgow to a policy audience. They also serve as the first point of contact for elected officials and their staff to contact the University, and both come from a background working in Parliament and politics. 

Resources from this workshop are available from arts-lab@glasgow.ac.uk.

 

Podcasting workshops

The workshop on podcasting, co-hosted with the School of Critical Studies and run by an external trainer, took place on 23 April and was repeated on 30 April (both sessions fully booked).  Warmest thanks to Katie Quinn for organising these; we will seek to re-run the event later in the year.

 

Fellowship Programme: March to June 2021

A joint initiative between the College of Arts and College of Social Sciences, the Programme aims to help colleagues from all four colleges develop the knowledge, skills and networks they need to apply for an Arts or Social Sciences fellowship. Designed as a formative experience, the Programme sessions go hand in hand with cross-college Peer Network activities where delegates will have a chance to review and discuss their writing and Programme content. Further information about the Programme and how to register is available here

WORKSHOPS AUTUMN 2020

Fellowships: Choosing a Funder.  Tue 6 October 2020:  4 - 5.15pm 

This workshop, led by Arts Lab Director Faye Hammill, is for academic staff in the College of Arts. It presents the British Academy, Leverhulme, UKRI and AHRC fellowship schemes, to help you choose the most appropriate funder for your project. It includes advice on developing a successful application.

 

Costing and Running a Research Project: Monday 2 November: 4pm to 5.15

This workshop by Pete McGinty of the College of Arts Research Support team will help you to draw up a budget for a grant application in Arts and Humanities subjects. We will also discuss managing resources and staffing on a project that has been funded. Register via HR CORE

 

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships: workshop for Mentors and Applicants: Wednesday 4 November: 10am to 11.15

If you are planning to support an applicant to the Leverhulme ECF scheme, please do register for this event and invite your candidate. Applicants from outside the University of Glasgow are strongly encouraged to attend. The workshop will be led by Catherine Steel, Sam Sherry and Faye Hammill. It will include guidance on the parallel application processes: to the Leverhulme Trust and to the University of Glasgow’s LKAS scheme. Register (mentors) via HR CORE and please forward the link to your candidate.

 

Hosting Sustainable and Inclusive Conferences: Wednesday 11 November: 12 noon to 1.15

We will hear from the hosts of two fantastically successful recent events held online: Carolyn Jess-Cooke, founder of the “Stay-At-Home! International Literary Festival”; and Gabe Elvery, co-organiser of the “Digital Heroisms” symposium. And we welcome Colette Cuthbert from the Conference and Events team, who will tell us what is in place to make in-person, virtual or hybrid events more sustainable at the University.

This workshop is arranged in collaboration with Katie Quinn (SCS) and registration is via Zoom: https://uofglasgow.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0pcuGhrT4pEt0JO9w-0O53waDECVZvMdYJ

 

Arts and Sciences: Collaboration and Funding: Tuesday 24 November: 12 noon to 1.15

This event will focus on methods for collaborating with researchers in STEM subjects. We will discuss ways of setting up new projects and accessing funding through interdisciplinary calls or via the science-oriented research councils. We will hear from Nicki Whitehouse about her projects in environmental archaeology, and from the leaders of two of our Arts Lab interdisciplinary groups:  John Reuben Davies, co-director of the “Heritage, Urban Studies and Development” theme, and Neil McDonnell, co-director of the “Immersive Experiences” Lab. Register via HR CORE

WORKSHOPS SUMMER 2020

Public Engagement and the Arts and HumanitiesThurs 20 August 11am to 1pm. Zoom (register on HR CORE).

An interactive workshop on public engagement through the arts and humanities, led by the University’s Public & Community Engagement Advisor, Zara Gladman, and the College of Arts’ Cultural Activities Coordinator, Casi Dylan. From event/project design and delivery, to engaging audiences and capturing impact, this practical session will help you get the most of public engagement. This session is designed for those who are new to PE activity.

Designing Roles for Research Assistants in Project Applications:  Tue 1 Sept  11.30-12.45. Zoom (register on HR CORE).

This workshop is for prospective PIs in the Arts and Humanities. It will help you to incorporate roles for postdoctoral research assistants in grant applications, and to plan how you will support their career development. The workshop is led by the Dean of Research, Director of Arts Lab and Head of College Research Support.

Royal Society of Edinburgh Arts and Humanities Funding SchemesFriday 21 August 11-12 Zoom (register on HR CORE).

This session will cover the RSE’s Workshops, Networks, and Small Grants schemes, which all have a deadline at the end of September. It will be led by Faye Hammill, with previous successful applicant Matthew Creasy. 

Hosting Virtual ConferencesThu 27 August 10-11.30 (Registration for this one is directly on Zoom here)

This workshop offers practical advice on setting up a virtual conference or academic workshop in the Arts and Humanities, and a chance to put questions to experienced event organisers. It includes contributions from Dr Tim Satterthwaite (University of Brighton), organiser of Future States, a Nearly Carbon Neutral conference (2020), Dr Scott Ramsay, Conference Planning Group Chair at LEADS, University of Glasgow, and Jueunhae Knox, organiser of the "Reading #Instapoetry" conference. Co-organised by Katie Quinn, Academic Events Administrator (SCS) and Faye Hammill (Arts Lab Director).

 

WORKSHOPS JANUARY 2020

Downloadable programme for Workshops January 2020

Workshops Autumn 2019

Special workshop on working with the Smithsonian Institution

When: Friday 11 October, 9.23-11.30

Where: 6 University Gardens, College of Arts Meeting Room

Description: This is a roundtable workshop to discuss ways of developing productive research collaborations between the Smithsonian and the University, and possible routes to funding for these. There will be  informal presentations from colleagues at Glasgow, describing how their own projects with the SI came into being and were sustained. We will  hear from two colleagues from the Smithsonian Institution, with advice on how to initiate a new collaboration. A colleague from the AHRC's International Team will tell us about the AHRC's own partnership with the Smithsonian. The rest of the time will be devoted to conversation and questions about practical aspects of collaboration, as well as about areas of shared intellectual interest across the three organisations.

Register: Instead of using CORE, for this one event, please register here . More information on the Smithsonian Partnership is here.

Impact and Public Engagement workshops (2)

How to have impact with your research

When: Friday 8 November, 12:00 – 13:30

Where: College of Arts Office, 6 University Gardens, Meeting Room 204

Description: Workshop by Dr Fraser Rowan, College Knowledge Exchange & Impact Manager, with Dauvit Broun, Director of ArtsLab

All research can have impact. Let’s not confuse that with ‘All research can (should) be a REF impact case study’. Key to driving impact is understanding the potential of your research and knowing who might reap benefit from your research. Attending this workshop will assist you to better understand the role of the stakeholder (non-academic partner) in the delivery of impact and the communities of interest that your research might affect.

 

Public Engagement at the College of Arts: the What? Why? & How?

When: Tuesday 12 November, 11:00 – 13:00

Where: 4 Lilybank Gardens, Room 208

Description: An interactive workshop on public engagement through the arts and humanities, led by the University’s Public & Community Engagement Advisor, Zara Gladman, and the College of Arts’ Cultural Activities Coordinator, Casi Dylan.

From event/project design and delivery, to engaging audiences and capturing impact, this practical session will help you get the most of public engagement, and forms part of a College wide consultation on best practice in this field.

 

For both workshops: ECDP elements are:

KE, public engagement and impact; planning your impact; working with industry; impact and public engagement; building relationships with business; building personal relationships

Career Development workshop (1)

Understanding and Influencing College and School Strategies

When: Friday 8 November, 10:00 – 11:00

Where: College of Arts Office, 6 University Gardens, Meeting Room 204

Description: Workshop by Arts Lab Director Professor Dauvit Broun and Kate Oakley, Head of School of Cultural and Creative Arts.

ECDP elements:

developing your leadership style; understanding and influencing School/College strategies; building working relationships

Workshops supporting research (8)

1. Carnegie Trust research funding

When: Monday 4 November, 13.00–14.00 (buffet included, available from 12.45)

Where: 6 University Gardens, Meeting Room 204

Description: Workshop by Dr Patricia Krus, Manager of the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, with Professor Faye Hammill, Deputy Director of Arts Lab. This workshop covers Research Incentive Grants and the new Carnegie Research Workshops. Dr Krus will offer tips on what panels look for and how to make an application stand out. There will be plenty of time for participants to ask questions about the schemes and to discuss how the Carnegie Trust can best support our research.

ECDP elements:

winning research income; developing your leadership style; building effective research collaborations; building reputation and profile

 

2. Introduction to Wellcome Trust medical humanities funding

When: Wednesday 6 November, 12:00 – 13:00

Where: College of Arts Office, 6 University Gardens, Meeting Room 204

Description: Workshop by Dr Gavin Miller, Director of the Centre for Medical Humanities.

An introduction to the Wellcome Trust covering its recent history and ethos, and its major funding schemes for medical humanities, including doctoral and postdoctoral schemes

ECDP elements:

winning research income; developing your leadership style; working with others in a team; building effective research collaborations; building reputation and profile;

  

3. Introduction to Data Management and Research Integrity (including the data management plan in AHRC project proposals)

When: Friday 8 November, 11:00 – 12:00

Where: College of Arts Office, 6 University Gardens, Meeting Room 204

Description: An invaluable introduction to the essentials, and the latest opportunities and help relating to data management (including AHRC data management form) and research ethics. Led by Prof. Nigel Leask (College Research Integrity Lead), the Research Information management team, and Brian Aitken.

ECDP elements: research integrity; managing research data; building effective research collaborations

 

4. Understanding 4* Research and How to Achieve It  

When: Tuesday 12 November, 9:30 – 11:00

Where: College of Arts Office, 6 University Gardens, Meeting Room 204

Description:  Workshop by ArtsLab Director Professor Dauvit Broun

ECDP elements: publishing in refereed journals; building reputation and profile; leverage of outputs

 

5. Introduction to Developing an Effective AHRC Research Proposal

When: Wednesday 13 November, 9:30 – 11:00

Where: College of Arts Office, 6 University Gardens, Meeting Room 204

Description:  Workshop by Arts Lab Director Dauvit Broun, with Mia Spiro (AHRC Reviewer). An opportunity to see how best to plan and write an AHRC project proposal.

ECDP elements: winning research income; impact statements in grant applications; developing your leadership style; working with others in a team; career networking; building effective research collaborations; building reputation and profile; networking for researchers

 

6. Costing and Running a Research Project

When: Wednesday 13 November, 11:00 – 12:30

Where: College of Arts Office, 6 University Gardens, Meeting Room 204

Description: Workshop by members of the College of Arts Research Support team.

ECDP elements: winning research income; developing your leadership style; working with others in a team; building effective research collaborations; building reputation and profile;

  

7. Planning Publications

When: Thursday 14 November, 11:00 – 12:30 includes lunch

Where: College of Arts Office, 6 University Gardens, Meeting Room 204

Description:  Workshop led by Arts Lab Deputy Director Professor Faye Hammill and the Head of College of Arts Research Support, Ashley Theunissen. This workshop will help you develop a five-year plan for research and publication. We will focus on making effective use of research leave, scheduling grant applications in relation to publications, choosing a publisher, and preparing a book proposal.

ECDP elements: publishing in refereed journals; building reputation and profile; leverage of outputs

  

8. Bring and share research project ideas

If you have a project idea that you would like to discuss with others and get feedback on how to develop it further, please come along!

When: Thursday 14 November, 12:30 – 14:30 includes lunch

Where: College of Arts Office, 6 University Gardens, Meeting Room 204

Description:  Workshop by Arts Lab Deputy Director Professor Faye Hammill and the Head of College of Arts Research Support, Ashley Theunissen.

ECDP elements: winning research income; impact statements in grant applications; developing your leadership style; working with others in a team; career networking; building effective research collaborations; building reputation and profile; networking for researchers.

New Labs Launch

Labs Showcase and Launch

When: Thursday 26 September, 16.30–18.00

Where: McIntyre Building, Room 201

Description: A Lab is made up of a group of researchers with a common theme, methodology or topic of enquiry. The overall purpose of a Lab is to bring researchers together in productive groups to support high quality research, collaborative projects, grant applications, and knowledge exchange or impact activities. Each Lab, however, is different, with an emphasis on organic development and participation. There are now 10 Labs supported by ArtsLab, each offering different opportunities for working together with colleagues on topics of shared interest. Please come to the showcase, where you will hear from each Lab and celebrate the spirit of collaboration with some wine/soft drinks and nibbles!

Workshops Spring 2019

Bring and share research project ideas

When: Tuesday 21 May, 12:30 – 14:30 includes lunch

Where: College of Arts Office, 6 University Gardens, Meeting Room 204

Description:  Workshop by Arts Lab Director Professor Dauvit Broun and the Head of College of Arts Research Support, Ashley Theunissen.

ECDP elements:

  • Winning research income; impact statements in grant applications; developing your leadership style; working with others in a team;
    career networking; building effective research collaborations; building reputation and profile; networking for researchers

Costing and Running a Research Project

When: Tuesday 21 May, 11:00 – 12:30

Where: College of Arts Office, 6 University Gardens, Meeting Room 204

Description: Workshop by members of the College of Arts Research Support team.

ECDP elements:

  • Winning research income; developing your leadership style; working with others in a team;
  • building effective research collaborations; building reputation and profile;

Developing International Networks

When: Thursday 28 February, 12:00-13:00

Where: College of Arts Office, 6 University Gardens, Meeting Room 204

Description: Workshop in which staff with experience of international collaboration (especially beyond Europe and North America) discuss their experiences of developing an international network, and some of the 'dos' and 'don'ts' to look out for.

ECDP elements:

  • Career networking
  • Developing international research collaborations; developing an international network; working internationally - a toolkit: negotiating and influencing internationally 

Fellowships: Choosing a Funder

When: Monday 17 June, 13:30 – 15:00

Where: College of Arts Office, 6 University Gardens, Meeting Room 204

Description: This workshop, led by Faye Hammill, presents Fellowships available for established staff, including the new UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships, British Academy Mid-Career Fellowships, Leverhulme Research Fellowships, and AHRC Leadership Fellowships, to help you choose the most appropriate funder for your project.

ECDP elements:

  • winning research income; developing your leadership style; building reputation and profile

Introduction to British Academy Postdoctoral and Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships

When: Monday 17 June, 12:00 – 13:30 Lunch will be provided

Where: College of Arts Office, 6 University Gardens, Meeting Room 204

Description: Workshop by Professor Dauvit Broun and Professor Faye Hammill.  These postdoc fellowships are a wonderful opportunity for anyone who has recently completed their PhD or is about to do so. They are also an important opportunity for academic staff to gain experience as mentors and develop their track record of research funding. Both Dauvit and Faye have experience of assisting applicants, and will share their insights.  Any PhD students or academic staff thinking of applying (the deadline is in September) are strongly encouraged to attend.

ECDP elements:

  • winning research income; developing your leadership style; building effective research collaborations; building reputation and profile

Introduction to Collaborative Projects and Developing an Effective Research Proposal

When: Tuesday 21 May, 9:30 - 11:00

Where: College of Arts Office, 6 University Gardens, Meeting Room 204

Description: Workshop by Arts Lab Director Prof Dauvit Broun

ECDP elements:

  • Winning research income; impact statements in grant applications; developing your leadership style; working with others in a team and career networking
  • Building effective research collaborations; building reputation and profile and networking for researchers

Introduction to Data Management and Research Integrity (including the data management plan in AHRC project proposals)

When: Friday 24 May, 12:30 – 14:00 includes lunch

Where: College of Arts Office, 6 University Gardens, Meeting Room 204

Description: Workshop by Prof. Nigel Leask (College Research Integrity Lead), members of the Data Management team, and Brian Aitken.

ECDP elements:

  • Research integrity and managing research data
  • Building effective research collaborations

Introduction to International Networking and the Global Challenges Research Fund

When: Thursday 23 May, 12:00 – 14:00 includes lunch

Where: 4 Lilybank Gardens, Room 208

Description: Workshop on a major source of funding introduced by Dauvit Broun, and an opportunity to hear from those who have engaged in research and developed networks in some of the most challenging parts of the world: Lizelle Bischoff, Claudia Glatz, Erin Jessee and Damien Can Puyvelde, who will share their experience and offer some tips for anyone thinking of embarking on developing networks and research in the ‘global south’.

ECDP elements:

  • Winning research income; planning your impact; working with others in a team; career networking; building reputation and profile; building effective research collaborations; developing international research collaborations; developing an international network; working internationally—a toolkit; networking for researchers

Introduction to RSE and Carnegie Project Funding

When: Monday 17 June, 10:30 – 12:00

Where: College of Arts Office, 6 University Gardens, Meeting Room 204

Description: Workshop by Professor Dauvit Broun and Professor Faye Hammill. The Carnegie and the Royal Society of Edinburgh have a number of funding schemes which we have a good rate of success with in recent years.  These are ideal for smaller project, and can be an excellent initial step towards developing a major project idea. Faye has experience of assessing applications for the Carnegie Trust, and Dauvit for the RSE. In this workshop they will explain how the assessment process works in each case and how to give your application the best chance of being funded.

ECDP elements:

  • winning research income; impact statements in grant applications; developing your leadership style; working with others in a team; career networking; building effective research collaborations; building reputation and profile; networking for researchers

Research, Events and Audiences

Time: Tuesday 21 May, 14:30 – 16:00

Where: College of Arts Office, 6 University Gardens, Meeting Room 204

Description: Workshop by Casi Dylan, Cultural Activities Co-ordinator, School of Culture & Creative Arts

Planning events and activities that feed in and out of your research is one thing, but engaging a public audience to attend them can feel like another job in itself. Through a series of case studies from Higher Education and the creative industries, this workshop will explore how developing an awareness of your audiences – who they are, who they might be, how to reach them – will aid your planning and maximise your impact.

ECDP elements:

  • KE, public engagement and impact; impact and public engagement
  • Building relationships with business

The Portfolio, the Bundle, the Project

When: Wednesday 27 February, 12:15-14:00

Where: Room 101, 8 University Gardens. Buffet lunch included. 

Description: Workshop organised by Prof Clare Willsdon, SCCA

The Workshop will explore how to make a compelling case for the coherence and importance of a portfolio or bundle of works when submitting outputs to REF – whether forms of creative practice, digital media, and/or 'traditional' articles, monographs and book chapters.

Experience and expertise will be shared by speakers from various disciplines, including Prof Willy Maley, Prof Minty Donald, Prof Laurence Grove, Dr John Bonehill, and Dr Elizabeth Reeder. There will be dedicated time for broader discussion, questions, and further sharing of good practice.

The Workshop is intended to be of use to those looking to submit a portfolio or bundle of work to REF, or indeed in a range of other contexts (such as promotion applications), and we hope it will be of interest to a wide range of colleagues, from practitioners and scholars to REF Champions and others engaged in research in the College of Arts.

Understanding 4* Research and How to Achieve It

When: Thursday 23 May, 14:00 – 15:30

Where: 4 Lilybank Gardens, Room 208

Description:  Workshop by ArtsLab Director Professor Dauvit Broun

ECDP elements:

  • Publishing in refereed journals
  • Building reputation and profile and leverage of outputs

Understanding and Influencing College and School Strategies

When: Thursday 28 February, 11:00-12:00

Where: College of Arts Office, 6 University Gardens, Meeting Room 204

Description: Workshop by Arts Lab Director Prof Dauvit Brown with (provisionally) Prof Dimitris Eleftheriotis, previously Head of School of Cultural & Creative Arts (until 1 October).

ECDP elements:

  • Developing your leadership style
  • Understanding and influencing School/College strategies and building personal relationships

Unlocking the Potential for Impact from your Research

When: Thursday, 23 May, 11:00 – 12:00

Where: 4 Lilybank Gardens, Room 208

Description: Workshop by Dr Fraser Rowan, College Knowledge Exchange & Impact Manager.

All research can have impact. Let’s not confuse that with ‘All research can (should) be a REF impact case study’. Key to driving impact is understanding the potential of your research and knowing who might reap benefit from your research. Attending this workshop will assist you to better understand the role of the stakeholder (non-academic partner) in the delivery of impact and the communities of interest that your research might affect.

ECDP elements:

  • KE, public engagement and impact; planning your impact; working with industry; impact and public engagement; building relationships with business; building personal relationships

Understanding the Needs of Postdoctoral Research Associates/Assistants

When: Friday 1 March, 12:30-14:00

Where: College of Arts Office, 6 University Gardens, Meeting Room 204

Description: Round table workshop by Arts Lab Director Prof Dauvit Broun and Deputy Director Prof Faye Hammill with current PDRAs as applicants.

ECDP elements:

  • Working with others in a team; developing your leadership style and managing successful projects
  • Building effective research collaborations and building personal relationships