More haste less speed in calls for grant proposals

Posted in Research on August 11th, 2018 by steve

“This blogpost was prompted by a funding call announced this week by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), which included the following key dates: Opening date for proposals – 6 August 2018; Closing date for proposals – 18 September 2018; PI response invited – 23 October 2018; PI response due – 29 October 2018; Panel – 3 December 2018; Grants start – 14 February 2019 …” (more)

[BishopBlog, 11 August]

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Inquiry call in Robert Gordon University ‘cronyism’ row

Posted in Governance and administration on August 11th, 2018 by steve

“A union has called on the Scottish Funding Council to investigate the appointment of Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) new principal. Prof John Harper was chosen to lead the Aberdeen university after the departure of Prof Ferdinand von Prondzynski …” (more)

[BBC News, 11 August]

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Will THE do something about the citations indicator?

Posted in Research on August 11th, 2018 by steve

International“International university rankings can be a bit boring sometimes. It is difficult to get excited about the Shanghai rankings, especially at the upper end: Chicago down two places, Peking up one. There was a bit of excitement in 2014 when there was a switch to a new list of highly cited researchers and some universities went up and down a few places, or even a few dozen, but that seems over with now …” (more)

[University Ranking Watch, 11 August]

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Researcher and biotech founder in Ireland issues four retractions

Posted in Research on August 11th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“An award-winning researcher and founder of a biotech company based in Ireland has retracted four papers and corrected another …” (more)

[Retraction Watch, 10 August]