Research News Blog – Bath Spa University: 22nd June

Happy Friday everyone! If you haven’t checked the weather forecast yet, it’s going to be warm for week or so – so get planning those BBQs and grab the opportunity to use some sun cream!!


Opportunity For Social Scientists!

How social scientists can get involved in the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund

“A new set of research and innovation challenges has recently been announced through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF), providing major opportunities for the social sciences to collaborate with other academic disciplines and businesses to solve specific economic and societal challenges.

ISCF is made up of major industrial and societal challenges in different areas of research, where academics work with businesses and other partners to find innovative solutions.

The challenges are being announced in batches each year known as ‘waves’. The latest batch – wave 2 – was announced in November 2017, and the first competitions for each challenge are now being launched.

The challenges in this new ‘wave’ offer a greater opportunity for researchers of all disciplines – including the social sciences – to collaborate with businesses.

There are eight challenges in wave 2 with a number of activities under each one:

Read the rest of the blog article by Charlie Dormor to find out more about the ISCF and how social scientists can make the most of the opportunities it offers.


Researcher Development

Next Year’s Programme


The Researcher Development Team are in the process of confirming next year’s Researcher Development Programme!

Therefore, we would love to have your feedback on this year’s events and opportunities, as well as any suggestions and requests for how we can support your training needs during the upcoming year!

The form below is anonymous and the data collected will be used to inform the development of provision. Thank you!

Please fill in the following Google Form


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