LSE to launch major collaborative research programme on gender equality in India
LSE is to develop its highly regarded relationship with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in Mumbai to establish a major research programme on gender equality.
LSE's relationship with TISS, established in 2007, has been supported by the Jamsetji Tata Trust, which has provided £1.8 million to fund joint research projects and the exchange of faculty members and PhD students between TISS and LSE's India Observatory. LSE and TISS are working towards building on this collaboration with a focus on women's issues.
The Tata Trust is keen to support a joint programme of research, advocacy and action to create a safe and enabling environment towards achieving gender equality in India. This programme involves an action research initiative that would input to strengthening existing public institutions and policy to respond to gender issues. This will involve further exchanges of research students, alongside the clear input into policy. More
LSE launches major green growth research programme in India
Experts from LSE are to work with research partners in Karnataka for green growth in the Indian state of Karnataka.
The experts will provide research and policy advice on sustainable and equitable economic growth in the Karnataka State.
Speaking at the launch in the Karnataka State capital of Bangalore, LSE Director Professor Craig Calhoun said: 'This is important work which will make a significant difference to local people, and will act as a model for other state governments in India. It is also a great example of the contributions social science can make. The programme further strengthens the deep and long-lasting relationship between LSE and India. As I have made clear no country is more important than India, and I am delighted that the School is able to make a major contribution to the project.' More
LSE announces new India postgraduate scholarships
LSE has announced 50 new scholarships for postgraduate Indian students.
The LSE India Scholarships will enable students from India to study for a Master’s degree at LSE starting in 2013. The awards will range from £3,000 to £32,000, depending on financial need, and are open to all Indian students who hold an offer of a place on an LSE Master’s programme by 30 April 2013.
LSE Director Professor Craig Calhoun said 'LSE has enjoyed a strong relationship with India for over a century. This has included welcoming thousands of Indian students to study at the School during this time. We want to ensure that LSE’s doors are open to all talented students, regardless of financial circumstances, and are delighted to cement this relationship further by offering 50 scholarships, for graduate study, for students from India.' More
LSE Cities receives major grant to launch new Mellon Fellowship Programme at LSE in Cities and the Humanities
LSE has been awarded a grant of US$900,000 by the Andrew W Mellon Foundation. The grant will support a major new initiative within LSE Cities exploring the intersection of architecture, urbanism and the humanities.
The programme, which will run for approximately four years, will have two components: a Fellowship Programme to be based at LSE Cities (the Mellon Fellowship Programme at LSE in Cities and the Humanities) and a new project to launch a network of urban scholars (the Urban Research Network), which will be extended to centres on a global basis, including the USA, Asia and Latin America.
The intellectual objective of the programme is to connect humanities scholars from literature, philosophy, anthropology, film studies, art and architectural history more closely to urban research and teaching at the heart of LSE. It also aims to create an international network of institutions, embedded in cities in rapidly urbanising regions of the world, that exposes a new generation of humanists to the social science urban culture. More
Enhancing the Visibility of LSE Research: developing LSE’s Google Scholar Citation profiles
The School is currently assessing how best to enhance the profile and impact of LSE research. In addition to existing platforms to reach external audiences such as the LSE website, LSE Experts, and LSE Research Online, there are also freely available online tools that allow academics and their research to become more visible, as well as to link to networks of interest around particular subjects and disciplines.
LSE is committed to using one of these online tools, Google Scholar Citations (GSC), to enhance the School’s research visibility by encouraging as many academics as possible to create a GSC profile. In addition, GSC allows individuals to track their own research profile, connect to co-authors and find new key publications in their discipline. Profiles are fully searchable by Google enabling full text publications and citations through LSE Research Online to be found more easily.
The Google Scholar Citations profile only needs to be created once and, following that, all new outputs will be linked to the profile automatically.
The LSE Public Policy Group will be running individual and departmental training sessions in the coming weeks to assist researchers with creating their Google Scholar Profile. If you have any questions or would like to book a session, email Jane Tinkler at email@example.com or Sierra Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get to know LSE's Director
In a new short film, Professor Craig Calhoun (pictured) talks about his academic career and intellectual development.
Find out what drew him to anthropology and about his love of film.
To watch the film, click here.
LSE retains ‘HR Excellence in Research’ badging from the European Commission and Vitae
On Thursday 14 February, Vitae announced that LSE was one of 12 institutions which were successful in retaining the ‘HR Excellence in Research’ badging, originally awarded to the School on 15 December 2010.
LSE has been successful in demonstrating 'robust implementation plans to improve how it attracts, manages and develops research staff'.
Professor David Stevenson, vice chair of the Appointments Committee and chair of the Research Staff Committee at LSE states: 'Over the past five years, LSE has done a great deal of work to clarify and improve the conditions of employment of its research staff. I was delighted to see these efforts acknowledged through the HR Excellence in Research badging, and it is extremely encouraging news that this has been retained'.
More information on how the School is developing work in this area is available here.
Research Division Funding Focus Series
In collaboration with the Teaching and Learning Centre, the Research Division ran two training seminars as part of the RD Funding Focus Series in February centring on the British Academy’s post-doctoral and mid-career fellowships schemes.
Over 55 LSE staff and PhD students combined attended these sessions. Please tell the Research Division about your training needs for customised briefing sessions so that new seminars can be organised either at School, research group or academic unit levels. You can contact the Research Division at email@example.com.
The next Research Division Funding Focus seminar will be held on Thursday 14 March in room NAB 2.13. Information is given below.
Lent Term Research Division Funding Focus: open calls for research fellowships
Thursday 14 March, 1-2pm, room 2.13, New Academic Building
This brief lunchtime seminar will address open calls for Research Fellowships that can be applied for anytime to specific UK funders, such as the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), whose scientific remit is in line with a number of expert fields and interdisciplinary areas that are currently covered by LSE academics.
The session will focus on funder specific guidance, the UK Research Councils' online application system, application form templates, and discussion about the funders' strategic priorities. Bring along your lunch and your questions.
To book for this event, click here.
AHRC recognises international contributions to UK projects
The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) is piloting an initiative until the end of 2014 that allows international co-investigators who are based at overseas organisations to take part in UK projects.
International co-investigators are eligible for inclusion on proposals for the following schemes: Research Grants, Research Networking, and Follow on Funding for Impact and Engagement. For more information, click here.
Goethe Institute Residency Programme: scholars in residence
The scheme provides for reciprocal guest residencies for highly qualified, young international researchers in the humanities, cultural and social sciences. Young academics are given the opportunity to forge intensive relationships with other researchers, to pursue joint projects and to develop long-term bilateral collaborations.
The residency programme is intended to aid international scholarly contacts and foster inner and inter-disciplinary dialogue between exponents of a 'public scholarship' that addresses a broad audience.
The applications deadline is Monday 8 April. For more information, click here.
PraxisUnico Impact Awards
The Impact Awards recognise those teams, and individuals, that have produced outstanding impact through successful knowledge transfer.
The Impact Awards are organised to recognise and celebrate the success of collaborative working and the process of innovation: the transformation of knowledge and expertise beyond its creation in higher education, charities and public sector research establishments for the wider benefit of society and the economy.
The closing date for entries is Thursday 28 March. These are self or otherwise nominated awards via an online application form. More
European Knowledge Tree Group 2013 Masterclass - How to get off the Roundabout: making a success of an ageing population
In April, the European Knowledge Tree Group will hold its 2013 Masterclass at LSE, with the theme of ‘How to get off the Roundabout: making a success of an ageing population'. The conference will aim to bring together 200 experts with over 80 presentations, company pitches and demonstrations.
The conference will ask: How do we educate the people who need support? How do we pay for what is needed? What can technology do for mental health, hearing and sight deficits, mobility, diabetes, heart disease? And how to persuade the politicians, is it only bribery and corruption that works?
The conference will take place on Monday 8 April from 1.30-8pm (followed by networking and drinks) and Tuesday 9 April from 9am-5pm. For more information and to register, visit http://gotr.eventbrite.co.uk.