DEMYSTIFYING EPSRC PEER REVIEW

This in-person workshop can be booked for your faculty, department, school, or research group. Please contact hello@blueeagleacademic.com for additional information or if you have any questions. 

intended audience

Post-doctoral Researchers and Early Career Researchers

DURATION

4 Hours

DESCRIPTION

Those who are new to the peer review process at the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) often feel confused or overwhelmed by what is involved. It’s no wonder: there is a lot of information to consider each step of the way, and a lot of misinformation gets shared over the years. This session seeks to explore the truth behind common myths about the process and provide a solid foundation to explain what happens after a researcher submits a proposal for a new investigator award, standard mode grant, or fellowship proposal. It does not cover how to write a proposal. It is taught through a mixture of lecture and discussion.

OBJECTIVES

After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the process a new investigator award, standard mode grant, or fellowship proposal goes through at the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (expert peer review / prioritisation panel).
  • Consider both sides of the review process: as an applicant and a reviewer.
  • Explore common myths that are held about EPSRC funding processes.

STUDENTS SAY

  • “It is great to know about the actual EPSRC funding process.”
  • “I think it was a well-structured and organised session. The tone was nice and informal.”
  • “Professionalism and energy of workshop lead – very informative but not overwhelmed by information – very well thought out and prepared – excellent material provided.”
  • “Clear info on review process.  Good advice.”
  • “It felt like a safe space to ask questions on the process with informed answers that were really helpful.”

(c) 2020 Elaine Massung // Blue Eagle Academic Services // hello@blueeagleacademic.com