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June 10, 2013
November 30, 2012
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A Sandpit is an intensive,interactive workshop designed to produce radically innovative research proposals. Participants from a diverse range of disciplines come together in a creative,free-thinking environment – away from their every day routines and responsibilities – and immerse themselves deeply in a collaborative process around an important challenge.With the goal of inspiring more innovative and multi-disciplinary research proposals,the Sandpit was conceived by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in 2003.
The First Interdisciplinary Collaborative Sandpit workshop will take place on 11 - 12 December 2012 at Wolfson Research Exchange,Library. The Collaborative Sandpit will be a full 2 day event dedicated to develop new and creative interdisciplinary research proposals, with the 3 best proposals being awarded £5,000 each, to support the subsequent development of the projects. This interactive workshop and intensive discussion forum, will be held by Dr Peter Hedges (Director of the Research Support Services), and assisted by a number of Senior Academics.
This is a fantastic opportunity not to be missed - as well as a gateway to invaluable research progression, you will have an opportunity to develop your skills and confidence to work innovatively to solve problems associated with a real research issue. Over two days you will have the chance to work in a unique group, from a range of disciplines and backgrounds, and enhance your research and career development.
Over two days you will have the chance to work in a unique group,from a range of disciplines and backgrounds, and enhance your research and career development. You will generate ideas, find innovative solutions, promote yourself and your work and potentially attract funding. You will have a chance to work collaboratively with other Academics and researchers from Arts and Social Sciences, to Medicine and Sciences.This will be an intensive event, but there will be also opportunities for leisure and informal networking activities.
The themes selected for this Collaborative Sandpit are:
1) Cyber crime prevention and biometrics based surveillance for global security
2) Information Networks and Society
3) Sustainable Development: Technological, Economic, Human
The criteria for selecting sandpit participants are:
a) The potential to contribute to research at the interface between disciplines
b) The ability to work in a team
c) The ability to explain research to non-experts
d) The ability to develop new and highly original research ideas
e) Later stage PhD and early career researchers
To register your interest, go to sandpit website and indicate your topic of interest. Provide 200 words on your contribution to the development of the research and how you think you will benefit from taking part in this research session.
Places are limited! DEADLINE to register - 9 am on Tuesday 4 December
If you do have any questions ,then please email