Posts by Lachlan Smith

REF2021: How prepared is the sector?

REF2021: How prepared is the sector?

In December last year, we ran a short survey in conjunction with the Carnegie School of Education at Leeds Beckett...

Getting ready for REF2021!

Getting ready for REF2021!

Last week the latest batch of REF rules were released. These included clarifications on portability rules, the level of outputs...

Sandpits: Creating new research ideas and collaborations

Sandpits: Creating new research ideas and collaborations

Last week I had the opportunity to support the first ever CREST research sandpit as an expert mentor. The event,...

A busy summer…

A busy summer…

Summer time can often be a quieter time in academia with univesity students heading home and enjoying a break, often...

Delivery across the Spectrum

Delivery across the Spectrum

Over the last year here at Cloud Chamber we have expanded the amount of support we can offer through research...

Research Development: Reflections from ARMA

Research Development: Reflections from ARMA

It was great to attend the Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA) conference in Liverpool this week. Despite battling...

Finding the time – Tackling the no time conundrum in grant writing

Finding the time – Tackling the no time conundrum in grant writing

Throughout the work I do with universities at Cloud Chamber the single most common barrier preventing academic researchers from writing research...

Planning for research funding opportunities

Planning for research funding opportunities

Recently we ran a workshop for CREST which was designed to support their members to think through and create Research Funding Strategies...

Reflections on a recent grant application

Reflections on a recent grant application

We all make assumptions in life and work and sometimes those assumptions prove to be very wrong and this is...

British Academy Funding Deadlines 2016-17

British Academy Funding Deadlines 2016-17

The British Academy has recently confirmed the deadlines for a number of their key funding schemes during 2016-17. These are...

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