2 comments on “BORDER CROSSINGS: Want to turn your research into a documentary film? (Deadline May 23, 2018)”

BORDER CROSSINGS: Want to turn your research into a documentary film? (Deadline May 23, 2018)

Filmmakers, are you ready for an academic project to inspire your storytelling? Would you like to collaborate with some of the world’s leading scholars? Could your film skills make some brilliant academic research accessible to wider audiences?

Academics, do you have a research story that could be turned into a documentary film project? Would you like to collaborate with a professional filmmaker with an established track record? Do you want to share your research with a wide public audience?

To celebrate our new Creative Documentary by Practice MFA (to be led by Sophie Fiennes, Kim Longinotto and Riete Oord), Open City Documentary Festival are relaunching their Border Crossings initiative with a £5,000 development fund for filmmakers collaborating with academics who have a research story in search of an author. A runner’s up prize of £2,500 will also be awarded.

Taking place as part of UCL’s Festival of Culture, this is an exciting ‘speed-dating’ initiative aiming to build partnerships, to create opportunities for research and knowledge to be translated into insightful and engaging documentary and to allow filmmakers access to table-turning research stories.

The deadline for applications is midnight on 23rd May 2018

There are places for 10 filmmakers and 10 researchers. During the course of the two hour session, researchers and filmmakers will meet to discuss their work and will form teams following this meeting. These teams will be eligible to apply for the £5,000 development fund. All applicants will pitch their projects to a panel of expert judges during Open City Documentary Festival 2018 (4th – 9th September). The award will go to the most exciting and viable project pitched.

FURTHER INFO HERE

To apply for a place at the Border Crossings event on the 7th of June, please fill in the below form

Academics – APPLY

Filmmakers – APPLY

Engaging with government programme

The Arts and Humanities Research Council, in partnership with the Institute for Government, invites applications for its engaging with the government programme. This enables early-career researchers to attend a three-day course, to be held from 6 to 8 March 2018 in London. The course is designed to provide insight into the policy-making process and to enable academics to apply this to their own research. The aim is to build links between policy makers and the new research in the arts and humanities. The programme will:

  • encourage participants to think about the ways in which their own research could make a valuable contribution to public policy;
  • challenge participants to think in more depth about the policy process, and the role of research within it;
  • increase the influencing and communication skills that participants need to achieve this.

Early-career researchers working in any area of arts and humanities, including social sciences, may apply. Applicants must be either within eight years of the award of their PhD or equivalent professional training, or within six years of their first academic appointment. They must be employed in a full- or part-time postdoctoral or equivalent position at a UK HEI, independent research organisation or research council institute.

Funding covers course, accommodation, travel and subsistence costs for up to 20 attendees.

Application form is here.

The closing date is 25 Sep 17 and if you have further questions, please email the AHRC here.

Science & Religion – BSA Science Communication Masterclass (10-11 May)

The British Science Association and Science and Religion: Exploring the Spectrum, are pleased to announce a free, two-day workshop on Science Communication and Religion.

The event is particularly recommended for science communicators with an interest in religion and faith, or those working with emotive or sometimes controversial themes.

You can read more about the project here:http://sciencereligionspectrum.org/about-2

The event aims to:

  • Improve familiarity and literacy in communicating on science and religion
  • Explore areas of faith, trust, belief, and religion in science communication
  • Support attendees to develop new outputs, partnerships and projects

Sessions will be led by science communication practitioners and academics from a variety of disciplines researching the intersection of science and religion in public spaces. The sessions will be framed by preliminary data from the Science and Religion: Exploring the Spectrum project and there will be practical exercises built around case-studies, proposals and evaluation plans. The full programme will be released over the next few weeks, with sessions including:

  • Storytelling: balancing narrative and ‘truth’
  • Hosting constructive debates
  • Science and religion, past and present
  • Partnerships and participation: an external perspective
  • Beyond box ticking: The evaluation, revision, and re-delivery cycle
  • Trust in science, trust in sci-comm? Moving the conversation forward

Presenters and panelists include: Dr Alexander Hall (Newman University), Professor Fern Elsdon-Baker (Newman University), James Riley (Rising Ape), Ivvet Modinou (British Science Association), Charlotte Hale (FLUX: Moving Science), Brian Lobel (Sick of the Fringe) , and more to be announced.

The event is free to attend, including travel and accommodation costs associated with attendance. Places are limited, so early-sign-up is encouraged. A deposit of £15 is payable to secure your place on this event, which will be refunded upon attendance.

Note that this workshop is funded by the Science and Religion: Exploring the Spectrum project. Attendance, travel, and accommodation are provided free of charge on the understanding that participants contribute to the workshop debates and engage with the project’s research. Post workshop there will be opportunities for attendees to create science communication materials and outputs related to the workshop content and wider research findings of the project.

For information and to sign up go HERE 

Image & content: British Science Association

1 comment on “Social Media for Impact workshop (Nov 1st)”

Social Media for Impact workshop (Nov 1st)

 

Social Media for Research Impact

Tuesday 1st November 2016
10.00-14.00
G13, Nuffield

This event is for all those who are interested in understanding how they can make more effective use of a range of social media in order to maximise the visibility and potential impact of their research.

Target audience: UoB Academic researchers and Professional Services supporting research, impact, engagement and communications.

Our key speaker for this event will be Professor Mark Reed, Professor of Socio-Technical Innovation at Newcastle University who has made a significant contribution to research impact training with the launch of  ‘Fast Track Impact’.

Click on the link below to register for a place at this workshop.

Register for this event.

For more information email Research Planning Partner for MDS/LES, Veronica Littlewood: V.R.Littlewood@bham.ac.uk

 

For further details, contact

Ronni Littlewood
Research Planning Partner

v.r.littlewood@bham.ac.uk

DOC/FEST RESEARCHER PROGRAMME – CALLING BIOMEDICAL SCIENTISTS

DOC/FEST RESEARCHER PROGRAMME – CALLING BIOMEDICAL SCIENTISTS

Do you love documentary? Are you a postdoctoral scientist? Sheffield Doc/Fest is offering five researchers the opportunity to attend this year’s Festival.

Network with filmmakers and broadcast commissioners, and see some of the world’s finest documentary films being made today. Travel, accreditation, and accommodation are covered. Applicants must have a PhD in biomedical sciences.

Wellcome Trust are also supporting a series of talks at the festival which researchers might enjoy: http://bit.ly/1XnMcxG 

Please contact marketing@sidf.co.uk with a short bio and reasons why you would like to attend Doc/Fest.

HERMES 2016: Materials Modelling & Science Communication (Deadline 29th Feb)

Dimitra Spathara, PhD student in Met & Mat, EPS is helping organize the summer school HERMES 2016: An entirely student-led project that brings together materials modelling and science communication. If you are interested contact Dimitra directly: dataviz@contacts.bham.ac.uk

World-class academics, such as Prof. Kurt Kremer and Prof. Nicola Spaldin will be given masterclasses at Materials Modelling. More details here

Science Communication Theme (2016) : Data Visualisation

Young researchers will receive training in Data Visualisation through a blend of talks/ workshops and tasks. On previous events the theme was short presentations (2014) and video making (2012).

Prof. Craig Carter is a world-class materials modeller, and for the previous two times HERMES was held, he was one of the academics to give a masterclass. At the following event (2016), he will give training on data visualisation connected to materials modelling by using specific software. Piero Vitelli is coming for the second time to give a talk on delivering presentations and public engagement. Lulu Pinney is invited to train participants on how their data visuals can work in their research storytelling.

Some useful information:

– HERMES 2016 takes place in 27-31 July 2016, Cumberland Lodge. The schedule can be found here

– Short Presentation of HERMES here

Applications have already started and the deadline for early-bird applicants is due to February 29th 2016. More information here.

Some details about the organizing committee, incl. Dimitra here.

Prizes for the Science Communication task are sponsored by PRISM2 based in the School of Metallurgy & Materials.

 

 

 

WORKSHOP / Revealing Research: An Introduction to Public Engagement (Feb 24th)

Are you a PhD student or early career researcher? Are you interested in getting involved with public engagement but are unsure how to communicate your research effectively? If so, come along to an introductory workshop to learn valuable skills to get you started with public engagement!

The workshop is a 3 hour interactive session designed by UoB researchers for UoB researchers. It aims to develop and build upon some of the essential skills necessary to deliver research effectively to the public. The brief aims of the workshop are:

  • Meet PhD students/ECRs from across the University and find out about the public engagement they do.
  • Explore what public engagement with research means and develop useful skills through interactive group activities and discussions.
  • Network with others and learn about opportunities for you to get involved.

Learning objectives:

  • Deepen your understanding of public engagement with research.
  • Learn essential skills/techniques which can be applied for your own public engagement.
  • Identify your skills and think about next steps or further training to take you forward.

The workshop is open to postgraduate and early career researchers from all Colleges and will be based at N334 in the Gispert Kapp building on Wednesday 24th February 2016 from 1-4pm.

To reserve your place, please email c.d.t.gillett@bham.ac.uk with ‘Revealing Research Workshop’ in the title. Please also include your name, position (e.g. 2nd Year PhD, Postdoc), School/department and your College.

The workshop has a limited number of spaces so registration is essential and will be on a first-come basis.

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