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Durham University

Research and Innovation Services

Events and Training

GCRF Drop-in Surgery Sessions

The Research Development team will be holding drop-in surgery sessions where interested researchers can come along and discuss potential proposals to the current GCRF Collective Programme calls, or ask questions and receive advice about the calls on a one-to-one basis.

Surgery sessions will be as follows:

24th April – 1pm to 3pm – Palatine, PC001

3rd May – 1pm to 3pm, Palatine – PC004

9th May – 10am to 12pm, Mountjoy – Holly 1

17th May – 2pm to 4pm, Mountjoy – Hawthorn 2

30th May – 2pm to 4pm, Palatine – PC002

Please feel free to drop in if you have any questions around the GCRF calls, or if you would rather e-mail, contact

Planning for Impact: tools and frameworks to assist with research translation

One of the primary aims of applied research is to translate research findings into community contexts where they can have a positive impact for individuals, groups, and organisations. However, pathways to impact are often hindered because the academic context in which research studies are performed and the community contexts in which research findings are implemented often differ in significant ways, potentially limiting the impact and benefit of even the most rigorously conducted studies. This workshop will focus on key components of successful impact planning, quality implementation frameworks, and specific tools that can assist with research translation, such as logic models, theories of change, and fidelity measures. The workshop is intended for those involved in any stage of research translation, including those planning for potential impact at the outset of a new study, those in the initial stages of translating findings into community-based settings, or those who have experienced difficulties in translating research findings and are looking for new tools and supports.

Dr Lane Volpe is a PhD graduate of Durham Anthropology who has spent the last 10 years working in strategic implementation with health and social care services in and around Boulder, Colorado, to implement and monitor the effectiveness of new programmes/interventions and measure progress towards outcomes.

There are 2 sessions running, one for NINE DTP students on Thursday 25th April and another open to all staff on Friday 26th April.

Refreshments will be available on arrival.

Place are limited to 30 per day so please secure your place by completing the relevant registration form below:

Thurs 25th April Friday 26th April
1pm-3pm 1pm-3pm
PCL053 PCL053


Wednesday 1st May 2019

Jan Taylor, Senior Portfolio Manager for University and Business Engagement and Isabella Panovic, Portfolio Manager from the University Engagement Team at EPSRC are visiting Durham on Wednesday 1st May. As part of their visit they will be delivering two open sessions for the academic community, as follows:

14:30 – 15:30 EPSRC Update

Jan Taylor to share information about EPSRC’s future strategy in light of the Government’s ambition to increase UK R&D to 2.4% of GDP and progress on business transformation under UKRI followed by Q & A.

15:45 – 16:45 EPSRC Early Career Fellowships

For Early Career Researchers with an interest in EPSRC Fellowships including Postdoctoral and Early Career Fellowships - the session will cover eligibility/assessment criteria and some writing tips for proposals/response to reviewers etc. followed by Q & A.

The sessions will take place in Lecture Theatre E101 in the Department of Engineering. To reserve a place at one or both of these sessions, please complete the online booking form located here by Wednesday 24th April 2019.