As part of its activities relating to people movement and skills, Connected Everything is pleased to announce a second call for its Early Career Researcher (ECR) Placement Scheme which is aiming to facilitate cross disciplinary research in the area of digital manufacturing. Following the first call for applications, 6 placements were funded. So for this call we expect to fund a further 2 placements. The Connected Everything Executive Group is particularly keen to attract proposals from female applicants.

Purpose
The main purpose of this scheme is to support research training and development opportunities for postgraduate and early career researchers working within UK Higher Educations Institutions, in a new disciplinary, institutional or applied setting. Whilst priority will be given to placements where the researcher will be working in a different institutional or organisational setting, placements may include spending time within a different research context within the applicant’s home institution. Placement opportunities within an industrial setting are particularly welcomed.

Applicants for this placement scheme are encouraged to think creatively about how their proposed placements will contribute to at least one of the thematic areas or key research challenges identified by Connected Everything, alongside personal research development.

Timeline
15 January 2019: Call opens
15 February 2019: Deadline for submissions
28 February 2019: Applicants notified of result of application
By 01 April 2019: All placements underway
By 30 June 2019: All placements complete
31 July 2019: Submission deadline for placement reports

Funding call including application form [Word document]

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