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Department for International Development (DFID) – Chief Scientific Advisor Visit to Lancaster

Professor Charlotte Watts, Chief Scientific Adviser & Director Research and Evidence Division

Training Rooms 1 & 2, Gordon Manley Building, LEC Blue Zone (LEC 3)

THURSDAY 24 May, 13:30 – 14:45pm

The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. They are tackling global challenges including poverty and disease, mass migration, insecurity and conflict, with the aim to build a safer, healthier, more prosperous world for people in developing countries and in the UK too.  DFID’s priorities are: strengthening global peace, security and governance;  strengthening resilience and response to crisis;  promoting global prosperity;  tackling extreme poverty and helping the world’s most vulnerable and delivering value for money.

Professor Charlotte Watts is the Chief Scientific Adviser & Director Research and Evidence Division at DFID and has vast experience of working in the International Development Research space.  Charlottes main responsibilities are to: provide scientific advice or quality assurance of scientific advice to ministers, senior civil servants and government; provide leadership and management of DFID’s research budget; champion the use of robust evidence, including from research and evaluation, across DFID, provide professional leadership to the specialists within DFID working with the wider community of Chief Scientific Advisers to address cross departmental issues. 

Professor Watts is also Head of the Social and Mathematical Epidemiology Group and founder of the Gender, Violence and Health Centre, in the Department for Global Health and Development at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Charlotte will be visiting Lancaster to talk to academics about DFID and International Development more broadly. She is also keen to find out more about our university and the innovative research we are conducting in these areas.

All welcome

Please do let Maggie know at if you would like to attend so we can monitor space requirements.

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Managing your Grants Post Award : Training 27/06/18 10.00-11.30

Successful PIs aim to have a portfolio of research funding to support their team ranging from small travel grants through to large multi-center international awards.

This session aims to provide you with information, tools and the contacts needed to manage your project in the most efficient way.

The session will cover:

1. Grant life-cycle overview – focus primarily on Post Award

2. PI role and responsibilities

3. Support tools

4. RSO post-award support

5. Other LU support

6. Working together

 To book please follow this link:

EU Referendum

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