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GW4 Director's Update
November 2019

Welcome to the GW4 Newsletter: your regular digest of GW4 news, funding and development opportunities.

This month we are excited to announce our new wide-ranging strategic research partnership with the National Trust. This regional partnership is the first of its kind for the National Trust and builds upon previous strategic investment from GW4. It reflects our vision to develop strong partnerships at scale and I'm looking forward to seeing how the interdisciplinary project teams develop the research themes in areas such as climate resilience, colonial legacies and mental health, wellbeing and landscape.

I am also thrilled to celebrate the success of our GW4 researchers awarded UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships. Researchers from each GW4 institution have been recognised with this prestigious award, including two GW4 Crucible Alumni. 

There's also still time to apply for a number of our Doctoral Training Programmes, from Earth, Environmental and Life Sciences research to Freshwater ecosystems and Biosciences. (More details below). 
GW4 Alliance announces new research partnership with National Trust
We are delighted to announce our new strategic research partnership with the National Trust. The partnership will focus on five research themes including climate resilience, wellbeing and enhancing the audience experience. Multidisciplinary research teams will develop  projects and research bids to help tackle these complex social and global challenges. 

Dr Rupert Goulding, the National Trust’s lead curator for the South West Region, said "GW4 and the National Trust are a great match and we’ll bring together complementary expertise and skills that will lead to exciting projects."

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GW4 researchers awarded UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships 


Researchers from each GW4 institution, including two GW4 Crucible alumni, have been awarded UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Future Leaders Fellowships. 

The support will enable each fellow to tackle ambitious and challenging research and innovation and develop their own careers.

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International Development Speed Networking Event 


GW4 members are invited to an International Development Speed Networking event organised by the SWIDN (South West International Development Network) taking place at the University of Exeter on 29th January 2020. 

The event will be interactive with speed-networking opportunities among students, academics and development practitioners.


Speakers also wanted - if you are interested in sharing your career journey to help others - volunteer to speak at this event.
 
GW4 Doctoral Training Programmes - Now Open
GW4 FRESH CDT 2020

The UKRI NERC-funded Centre for Doctoral Training in Freshwater Biosciences and Sustainability is recruiting its 3rd cohort of PhD students to work with water companies and environmental organisations to address some of the key challenges affecting freshwater and ecosystems.

The deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 16th December 2019.
SWBio DTP studentships 2020

Projects are now available for the South West Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership studentships commencing in 2020. Projects are available in a range of academic disciplines and the projects will be supervised by an interdisciplinary team of academic staff.

The deadline for applications is midnight, Monday 2nd December 2019.

Apply now
NERC GW4+ DTP 2020

The NERC GW4+ Doctoral Training Partnership are now accepting applications for PhD projects commencing Autumn 2020 covering the full breadth of Earth, Environmental and Life Sciences, including  Dynamic Earth Projects, Living World Projects and Changing Planet Projects.

The deadline for applications is 4pm, Monday 6 January 2020.

Apply now
ESRC SWDTP 2020

The South West Doctoral Training Partnership (SWDTP) has seven postdoctoral fellowships to award, starting on 1 October 2020.

Fellowships are aimed at providing a development opportunity for those in the immediate postdoctoral stage of their career.

The deadline for applications is 4pm, 23rd March 2020.

Apply now
Coming up...
Applications for the SWW2 (AHRC South, West and Wales DTP) studentship for entry in September 2020 will open on Monday 2nd December 2019.

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