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LSE Research Division

Houghton Street

London, WC2A 2AE

United Kingdom


Phone: +44 (0) 20 7106 1202


Email: researchdivision@lse.ac.uk


Office hours: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm.

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Research Division Training Programme

The Question

Delivered as part of LSE Teaching and Learning Centre's Academic Development Programme

Events Calendar 2015/2016*









 Research  Funding

12:00 - 14:00

   Research Funding at LSE


An introduction to LSE’s grant submission procedures and how to comply with the School’s financial regulations. This brief session will highlight: 

  • the School’s Research Incentives Policy
  • internal funding schemes including Research Infrastructure and Investment funds (RIIF) 
  • Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF)
  • centre-specific funding programmes
  • applying and receiving grants for research projects from external bodies.

Aimed at those who are new at applying for external funding within LSE.




Award management

12:00 -     13:30   

Introduction for new award holders


Essential for those new to managing research awards, which includes the award holder, colleagues working on the award and support staff.

We will summarise key elements of what the award holders’ role involves and the support that the Research Division offers. Aimed at all involved in research awards (academics, admin, and departmental staff).



REF and Impact

12:00 - 13:00 

 Introduction to the Research Excellence  Framework (REF)


The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the new system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions.

Aimed at those who have little or no previous knowledge or experience of theREF but who will be expected to take part in the next one, either as an academic or researcher beingsubmitted or a member of professional services expected to support their unit’s REF preparations. 



 Research  Funding

 12:00 - 14:30

 Designing your grant proposals - What Makes a  Research Application?



A good research proposal needs more than a great research question. Discuss effective ways of designing your research project including:

  • project design
  • defining a time frame using flowcharts
  • costing
  • management
  • dissemination
  • having appropriate resources to deliver it

You will explore approaches that can be used to turn research ideas into impactful, and policy relevant project ideas for the purpose of winning awards.

Aimed at researchers who are relatively new to designing research funding proposals and those who want to brush up their skills.  




REF and Impact

12:00 - 14:00

Getting Starting with REF Impact Case Studies


An introductory session for those interested in learning more about the essential requirements for developing an impact case study for submission to the REF. The workshop will outline key criteria applied in REF2014 and consider some best practice examples from that assessment.



Award management

12:00 - 13:30

 How to manage your European Funded award -  what you need to know


Have you recently been awarded a Horizon 2020 award?

Will you be managing Horizon 2020 awards in your department/centre? 

This session provides essential information about managing Horizon 2020 grants.  In this session participants will learn about financial and reporting changes in the programme (previously known as FP7).
Aimed at colleagues who manage research grants, and is open to academics, researchers, administrators, and departmental staff.
The session will include a Q&A with colleagues who have held EC funded awards.




 Research Funding

 12:00 - 13:30

 Life after HEIF


Listen to case studies from across the School about how knowledge exchange (KE) activities and Higher Education Innovation Funding (HEIF) supported projects can be further developed and lead to new opportunities with respect to greater engagement, further funding, or opportunities to enhance reputation of individuals and of LSE.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Professor Tony Travers
  • Professor Patrick Dunleavy
  • Dr Nancy Holman
  • Professor Henry Overman
  • Dr Don Slater




 REF and Impact

 12:00 - 14:00

 Pathways to Policy Impact


Explore some of the ways in which research comes to be taken up and used by policy-makers in the UK and elsewhere and consider what researchers themselves can do at each stage of a research project’s lifecycle to maximise the chances of it informing the development of evidence-based policy.



01/12/2015 Research Funding  Multiple 

Grant Proposal Clinic


This hands-on clinic is specifically designed for those who have previously applied for funding and/or attended the workshop with John Wakeford, Fundamentals of Grant Writing workshop during the 2014/15 academic year. This session will discuss the grant proposal process and review how participants have developed their proposals since the last workshop or application.

Limited to 6 academics.

Delivered by a research development manager from the Research Division and external speaker, John Wakeford.

Prerequisite: Previous experience of applying for funding and/or attendance of Fundamentals of Grant Writing workshop during either December 2014 or July 2015.

Two sessions to choose from:

Morning session:     10.00 - 13.00
Book morning session

Afternoon session:  14.00 - 17.00
Book afternoon session



Research  Funding

11:00 - 16:00

Annual Visit from UK Research Office      (Brussels) - EC Grants


This day workshop will focus on the purpose, nature and structure of EU collaborative grant proposals. as well as how to get successful grants from EU bodies.

LSE's UK Research Office (UKRO) advisor in Brussels, Maribel Glogowski, will present the sessions. 
Agenda is to be confirmed. A welcome break and sandwich lunch will be served.

Please note: even if you are only able to attend part of the day or one talk, we strongly recommend that you book your place.



* Current events planned for the 2015/16 academic year. Note that dates may change. Check the Training and Development System for updates: https://apps.lse.ac.uk/training-system/


Contact the Research Division if any of these past events are of interest to you as it may be possible to offer repeat sessions.

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