For the attention of Early Career Researchers (doctoral student at least two years into their PhD work, through to early career lecturers and research fellows)

This free, intensive KE event organised by ESRC PrOPEL Hub colleagues may be of interest to you. Numbers are limited to 30, so please apply now via Eventbrite:

Tuesday 25 June to Wednesday 26 June, Central Glasgow.

The ESRC PrOPEL Hub ( invites early career researchers (ECRs) in the social sciences to apply for a free place at our 2 day bootcamp event in Central Glasgow, hosted by the University of Strathclyde.

Guided by three of our Knowledge Exchange Fellows (Dr Helen Fitzhugh, Dr Keira O’Kane and Dr Nicola Murray) the event will:

  • Help you to understand what knowledge exchange and impact mean for the social sciences,
  • Support you to explore your own knowledge exchange identity and impact intentions,
  • Guide you through the importance of relationship-building for knowledge exchange,
  • Cover important skills such as project management, boundary management and different forms of communication,
  • Draw on the personal experience of the three ESRC PrOPEL Hub Knowledge Exchange Fellows on how to identify and mitigate challenges and tensions of knowledge exchange,
  • Include practical exercises throughout.

Your place at the bootcamp will include free participation, materials, lunch and refreshments. Participants must fund their own travel, accommodation (if necessary) and other meals. You can read about our first, highly successful, bootcamp that took place in London earlier this year.

A draft schedule for the bootcamp will be shared with successful applicants in early June. Register now to secure your place!

About the ESRC PrOPEL Hub:

Since 2020, The PrOPEL Hub (Productivity Outcomes of workplace Practice, Engagement & Learning) initiative has brought together leading researchers from 10 UK universities alongside the CIPD, to develop practical intelligence and tools to help businesses take advantage of the latest insights and expertise. Funded by the Economic & Social Research Council, we focus on supporting the development of high quality, inclusive and engaging workplaces via knowledge exchange on the latest research on the world of work.

One of the unique features of the ESRC PrOPEL Hub has been each partner university having its own ‘Knowledge Exchange Fellow’. While working together to carry out high quality knowledge exchange, our team of fellows have been committed to sharing their successes and challenges in order to learn and develop new approaches to making sure research reaches the people who need it most. This ECR Bootcamp builds on this group learning process and brings their knowledge exchange toolkit to a wider audience.

Application criteria:

  • Early career researcher – doctoral student at least two years into their PhD work, through to early career lecturers and research fellows.
  • In the social sciences –
  • Business and management
  • Development studies
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Human geography
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Social anthropology
  • Social work and social policy
  • Sociology

  • Studying / employed at a UK Higher Education Institution at the time of the event
  • Can commit to attend the full event – partial attendance will not be suitable.

If you are successful in your application you will be asked to prepare for the event by:

  • Choosing a project / paper etc. to be the basis of your work on the course and bringing a brief summary of that work with you to share in a small group setting
  •  Taking a moment to consider what you believe the ideal impact of that research would be and if you can foresee any barriers in achieving that?
  • Making a list of any research communication and relevant networking you may already have done (e.g. giving talks, making briefings, discussing your research with policy makers or practitioners).
  • Thinking about examples you have seen of where you think any other academic has done knowledge exchange well.
  • You will be advised if your application has been successful by Tuesday 4 June.

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