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Reach your Potential with Engaged Scholarship! 

November 6, 2023


Please note applications have now closed for this event

Event: Engaged Scholarship for ECRs 

Date: 17th – 18th January 2024  

Location: Oxford Brookes Business School 

Are you a postgraduate researcher (PhD candidate) (PGR) or early career researcher (ECR) in the area of “innovation and research”?

Join us at the Innovation & Research Caucus (IRC) two-day mini conference to understand how to create theoretically rigorous, high quality, and impactful research.

This conference will bring together senior academics from the IRC network, editors from innovation and research journals and representatives of UKRI funding councils to work with you to develop your skills as PGR/ECR researchers, and your ideas for research projects. 

At the IRC we are eager to develop the next generation of engaged scholars and enable them to provide actionable insights to the innovation & research ecosystem. This event aims to: 

  • Share the experience and knowledge of senior engaged academics with PGRs & ECRs with interests in Innovation & Research 
  • Encourage networking to form strong cohort bonds 
  • Promote the state of the art in scholarship for Innovation & Research 
  • Share the funders perspective of how to do engaged research 
  • Provide an understanding of the funding landscape for engaged work and the opportunities offered by UKRI and the funding councils for engaged research 

This two-day event will include presentations from senior scholars about their career development and what engagement means to them. There will also be panels with editors from innovation and research journals will discuss how to publish your research in their journals as well as a panel with senior colleagues from funding councils (UKRI, ESRC and Innovate UK) about how to make your research impactful for your audiences.   

Spaces for this event are limited. We are therefore inviting expressions of interest via application form. As part of completion, we invite participants to submit a 250-word abstract about your research related to an engaged scholarship project in the areas of Innovation & Research.  

Deadline for applications is 8th December 2023 and successful applicants will be contacted by 15th December.  

From the successful applicants we will further select 6 PGRs/ECRs to present their research at the conference with an opportunity to win the following prizes: 

  • 6-month an editorial mentorship with the possibility of publication in International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation’s Fresh Research Perspective Notes  
  • 6-month mentorship with the IRC core team to develop an impact resource e.g. a short video, designed report or other resource, which shares key findings from their research 

Abstracts will be chosen on the following criteria:  

  • Fit with Innovation and Research disciplines  
  • Outline of how the project engages with the innovation/research ecosystem or industry  
  • Potential for impact 

If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Tuckerman by email: 

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