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The University of Southampton
Interdisciplinary Research Excellence

Royal Society Visit Event

11:00 - 14:00
6 March 2013
Building 37, Room 4049 (Senate Room) Highfield Campus University of Southampton

For more information regarding this event, please email Rachel Tucker/Thea Samways at .

Event details

Founded in 1660, the Royal Society is the independent scientific academy of the UK, dedicated to promoting excellence in science. The Society is the world's oldest scientific academy in continuous existence and celebrated its 350th anniversary in 2010. Nearly £42 million is spent annually by the Royal Society across the grant-making schemes and in 2011-12 1309 researchers at 107 different institutions, including 684 fellowship holders were supported.

Taking place on Wednesday 6th March at 11am, this session will deliver an overview of the Royal Society's funding schemes and will be relevant to:

  • final-year PhD students and researchers from post-doctoral level upwards working in the areas of life and physical sciences (excluding clinical medicine) and engineering
  • early career researchers

The presentation will cover the following schemes:

Early Career Fellowships, Senior Fellowships, Innovation Schemes, Research Capacity / Infrastructure Schemes, and Mobility (International Exchange) Grant schemes.

The agenda for the first session is as follows:

11am - Introduction from Professor Phil Nelson, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research)

11:10am - Royal Society Funding Presentation and Q & A session

12:30pm - Presentations from Royal Society award holders: Dr Lynda Brown (Dorothy Hodgkin Fellow), Dr Mark Sullivan and Dr Tiina Roose (Royal Society University Research Fellows)

1:00pm - Lunch and Networking Session

2:00pm - Close



The agenda for session 2 of the day is:

Agenda  (PM)   

14.00      Introduction

14.10      Royal Society Funding Presentation and Q&A session

15.30      Presentations from Royal Society award holders

16.00      Networking session

17.00      Close


The registration page can be found at the link below but please note that both sessions are now sold out.

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