EPSRC Science Photo Competition

EPSRC has launched its third Science Photo competition which will run until midnight on Saturday 19 December 2015.

The competition is open to all EPSRC-supported researchers and EPSRC-supported doctoral students, giving them the opportunity to share their research through pictures and the chance to win prizes.

For details on how to enter please find below a link to the Photo competition page.


The Francis Crick Institute Four Year PhD Studentships 2016

The Francis Crick Institute are looking for 45 exceptional students to join their four year Crick PhD Programme starting in September 2016.

The application deadline is 12 noon GMT Wednesday 11th Nov 2015.

Please click on the image below for more information.


Lion’s Den Challenge Start-Up Competition (LDC) Workshop

We are delighted to invite you the Lion’s Den Challenge Start-Up Competition (LDC). The university’s flagship start-up competition that equips King’s students, alumni & staff with practical business skills, whilst giving them an opportunity to win up to 7 awards and £11,000 prize money to help develop and test their business ideas and prototypes.

No previous knowledge or experience in business required – you don’t even need to have an idea when you come to the workshops!

Attend the first workshop on 21 October 2015
Topic: Developing your commercial strategy
Location: G.79, FWB, Waterloo Campus.
RSVP to the workshops: ldc2015-16.eventbrite.co.uk
For more information:  www.LionsDenChallenge.co.uk

LDC applications open: 2 December 2015
LDC applications deadline: 6pm 16 February 2015

Official hashtag: #LDC | Spread the word: @InnovateKings

St. Gallen Symposium Information Session – Tuesday, 27 October


St Gallen Wings of Excellence Award 2016_PosterWould you like to discuss the world’s most pressing issues with leaders like Kofi Annan, United Nations, Professor Niall Ferguson, Harvard University, Christine Lagarde, International Monetary Fund or Tony Tan Keng Yam, President of the Republic of Singapore?

If your answer to these questions is “yes”, join the Symposium Information Session on Tuesday, 27 October 2015, in room 1.60 FWB, Waterloo Campus from 18:0019.30 p.m.

Seize your opportunity and qualify as a “Leader of Tomorrow” for the St. Gallen Symposium through our student essay competition for the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award. The St. Gallen Symposium is the world’s premier platform for intergenerational dialogue. The 46th St. Gallen Symposium will be held from 11–13 May 2016 under the topic “Growth – the good, the bad, and the ugly”.

The submission deadline for the competition is 1 February 2016. The authors of the 100 best contributions will qualify for the St. Gallen Symposium, which includes the following highlights:

  • Join the debate with 600 top global leaders and decision makers
  • Share your thoughts, ideas and visions with the global elite
  • Expenses for travel, board and lodging covered, travel service provided
  • Meet 200 of the world’s brightest young minds
  • Small and intimate gatherings with world leaders, exclusively for the Leaders of Tomorrow
  • CHF 20,000.– prize money shared by the three winners
  • Broad media coverage
  • Become member of a truly unique and strong global community

Please be advised that in order to be eligible for the essay competition, you must be enrolled in a graduate or post-graduate program (e.g. MasterMBAPh.D.graduate certificates or diplomas) and you must be born in or after 1986. Please note that post-docs are not eligible to apply.

We invite you to have a look at the competition question and requirements at www.symposium.org/apply. You may also want to share the information about this experience with your friends and follow us on www.facebook.com/StGallenSymposium. Furthermore, you may get an insight through the videos on our YouTube Channel on www.youtube.com/user/StGallenSymposium.

We hope to see you at one of our information sessions to tell you more about the extraordinary possibilities the St. Gallen Symposium offers.

UK-China Research Innovation Partnership Fund

Are you a UK PhD student that wants to study in China?

PhD Placements offers grants to sponsor PhD students and their supervisors from the UK and China to spend a period of study of between three and 12 months (for PhD students) and up to three months (for supervisors) at higher education institutions in China. Placements must start between January and December 2016.

Following requests from prospective applicants, the deadline to submit applications for the UK-China Joint Research and Innovation Partnership Fund(Newton Fund) PhD placement programme has been extended for UK applicants until 24 October 2015.

The deadline is now 23:59 pm GMT on 24 October 2015. PhD students who intend to apply for the programme are kindly requested to complete their application according to the instructions in the attached Call Guidelines

UK applicants should complete an online application form at laihua.csc.edu.cn and send it, along with the required supporting documents, to newtonfundchina@britishcouncil.org.cn by the extended deadline. Any enquiries can also be sent to this email address.

Please refer to the ‘Call Guidelines (for UK applicants)’ for a detailed introduction to the programme and application process, including a list of the required supporting documents, the evaluation criteria, and funding arrangements.


The British Council China offers support to help UK PhD students look for Chinese host universities where there is a clear research interest. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at the email address above.

Please note, the extended deadline applies to UK applicants only.

What is the Newton Fund?

The UK-China Research and Innovation Partnership Fund, worth £200 million over 5 years, is led by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills in the UK and the Ministry of Science and Technology in China. This forms part of the global Newton Fund that, through mutual science and innovation partnerships, promotes sustainable economic development and social welfare in developing countries. The Newton Fund is delivered through 15 delivery partners in collaboration with 15 partnering countries.  For more information visit: www.newtonfund.ac.uk