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Welcome to our January newsletter

Happy new year to the Euraxess UK community! 

The January newsletter focuses on a couple of content themes: news and opportunities relating to AI and intersectoral cooperation.

We also feature a selection of opportunities from the Euraxess network and wider research sector.

With best wishes for the year ahead,


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Selection of current opportunities


Research Fellow or Research Assistant in Intelligent Automation at Cranfield University. Apply by 30 January.

Postdoctoral Training Fellow x2: Immunology and Computational Biology at the Francis Crick Institute, London. Apply by 1 March.


UKRI / EPSRC PhD studentships in the Application of Artificial Intelligence to the study of Environmental Risks (AI4ER) at the University of Cambridge. Apply by 11 February.

Fully-funded Four Year PhD Studentships in Digital Economy in the Horizon EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training at the University of Nottingham. Apply by 7 March.

Computer Science: Fully Funded EPSRC CDT PhD Scholarships in Enhancing Human Interactions and Collaborations with Data and Intelligence Driven Systems at Swansea University. Apply by 25 March.

WEBINAR | The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Tackling Climate Change

Artificial Intelligence may beat humans at chess - but can it help tackle climate change? Join a expert-level discussion with leading scientists at the intersection of AI and climate action, on 18 January at 16.00 UK time. 

Science & Innovation Dialogues are a series of online discussions with the aim to highlight and stimulate UK-EU scientific collaboration.

NEWS | New UK initiative to shape global standards for Artificial Intelligence

The Alan Turing Institute, supported by the British Standards Institution (BSI) and the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), will pilot a new UK government initiative to lead in shaping global technical standards for Artificial Intelligence.

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WEBINAR | Supporting researchers’ intersectoral career paths for building ERA

Taking place on 19-20 January, this free 2-day online conference will address intersectoral mobility in research careers bringing together different stakeholders.

This event aimed at academic and non-academic organisations, including industry, as well as policy makers, science managers and researchers.

READ | Meet the Researchers: Sven Anderson

We speak to Ireland/US-based artist Sven Anderson to hear about his new MSCA-supported interdisciplinary project in urban design and spatial planning, bringing together the expertise of leading arts, engineering, sound and urban planning organisations and universities across the UK and Europe.

RESOURCE | Develop your career with Vitae

Vitae is the EURAXESS Career Development Centre for the UK, your virtual service centre for everything related to career development for researchers.

WEBINAR | UK association to Horizon Europe: an update

The UK government has announced that a financial safety net will be set up to provide funding for any successful UK applicants to the first tranche of Horizon Europe calls.

This webinar - jointly organised by Universities UK International and the UK Science and Innovation Network on 18 January 2022, 10:00 - 11:00 GMT - will provide the opportunity to hear the latest information on UK association to Horizon Europe and the financial safety net announcement.

NEWS | ERC Starting Grant competition results announced

On 10 January, the ERC announced the successful recipients of the ERC Starting Grant - over €619 million for the best ideas of young leading researchers - and the first set of grants awarded under the Horizon programme. 

FUNDING | Researcher Links Challenge Grants UK-Germany Public Health Workshops

The British Council invites proposals for workshop events to be organised between UK and German academic principal investigators, with a focus on policy, impact and public health. Grants of up to £35,000 are available. Apply by 28 January 2022.

FUNDING | Wellcome Early Career Awards (all disciplines)

The Wellcome Early Career Awards from the Wellcome Trust enable researchers working on human life, health and wellbeing from the perspective of any discipline, to develop their own research identity and at the end of the Award to lead their own research group.

Apply by 15 February 2022.

FUNDING | GREAT Scholarships 2022-23 open

GREAT Scholarships are available from UK universities across a variety of subjects for students from 18 countries. They are each worth a minimum of £10,000 towards tuition fees for a one-year taught postgraduate course.

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