Global Research Opportunities Workshops (GROW)
Our GROW workshops are an interactive way for staff to learn about international research and related funding opportunities to support research, education and training.
GROW November 2016 - Developing (or ODA Recipient) countries
On 24 November Research Services and International Partnerships are planning to run an informal Global Research Opportunities Workshop (GROW) to support colleagues who are planning to apply for funding to work with Developing (or ODA Recipient) countries.
The event follows on from the information days that we held on the Newton Fund and the Global Challenges Research Fund, but will be an opportunity to discuss your plans with award holders, current applicants and colleagues with considerable experience of working with ODA countries. The workshop also coincides with a visit by five colleagues from Malaysian universities and Ministry of Higher Education, and we are also hoping to host representatives of Universities UK and the Research Councils (TBC).
The workshop will run from 10:00-13:30. It is free and open to all, and will include coffee, tea and lunch. The intention is for it to be informal, and to allow people to talk to – and hear from – colleagues across the University.
GROW (Japan) February 2016
In February 2016, our second GROW event focused on opportunities related to Japan and included presentations from Kent staff and the following institutions:
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Polly Watson, International Programme Coordinator
Award Holder: Dr Pamela Yeow, Kent Business School, University of Kent
Julie Anne Robb, Programmes Officer
The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation
Rory Steele, Programmes Executive
Award Holder: Mitsutoshi Horri, Chaucer College
The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
Susan Meehan, Grants and Scholarships Officer
GROW (Europe)November 2015
Our first GROW session in November 2015 involved expert speakers:
UUK International Unit
Tania Lima, Assistant Director of Programme and Operations
Lucy Shackleton, Senior Policy Officer
UK Bologna Expert
The workshop provided an overview of international funding opportunities to support research, education and training, including the Newton Fund and Erasmus+ with case studies from both experts at Universities UK and successful award holders at the University of Kent.