EUniWell staff update
Being part of the EUniWell European University alliance has opened up a range of opportunities for our staff and students, from open lectures to an internship scheme in co-operation with Birmingham City Council. Many thanks to colleagues from across the University for their engagement and contributions to EUniWell so far.
I have a few updates and details of new EUniWell initiatives, currently open for applications and expressions of interest, that I thought you should know about.
We are pleased to be leading on this initiative to promote collaboration in well-being research. Researchers at all levels are invited to put forward proposals to run online workshops on topics relating to the four EUniWell research areas. You can use these workshops to help widen your networks; learn about research activity taking place across Europe; and identify common interests, synergies and potential for collaboration.
From February 2023, workshop participants will be able to submit project ideas to a follow-on funding scheme for collaborative research projects. This seed funding scheme will offer grants of up to €25,000 for small-scale projects which test out and scope ideas for larger-scale well-being research projects in the future.
Deadline: 13th November
PhD students who are enrolled until at least June 2023 can enter into the EUniWell Thesis Prize competition, designed to recognise excellent PhD research on the theme of well-being. Two students per EUniWell partner university will be selected and will receive:
- A monetary prize of £500;
- An all-expenses paid trip to a professional seminar on “Science Communication” at Nantes Université;
- Publication of a summary of the results of the research on the EUniWell website and YouTube channel.
Over the summer, the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (KNU) joined our alliance. KNU is Ukraine’s largest national higher education institution and recognised as one of its most prestigious. KNU’s membership of EUniWell complements our own twinning partnership with Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. We hope that some of you will take up the opportunity to build connections with KNU—perhaps by organising a workshop via the well-being research incubator mentioned above.
Successful seed-funding bids
The EUniWell seed-funding programme has been popular with our staff and students from the beginning, and UoB is involved in all ten of the latest round of projects, three of which we are leading. Details of the latest projects can be found on the EUniWell website.
EUniWell Open Lecture Series
You are invited to join a series of monthly research lectures on well-being related topics. Details of upcoming and past lectures can be found on the EUniWell website.
Professor Robin Mason ORB
Chair of the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom
University of Birmingham
Birmingham B15 2TT