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Pathways to Health and Wealth Event

A cross-faculty event will be held on campus on Monday 31 March focusing on the university's expertise in the health sector. Delegates from across the university, the NHS and industry will hear from internal and external experts and network around a research poster exhibition.

We welcome posters from across Science and Technology departments which are applicable to this sector, please email Becky Gordon to suggest a poster.

For more information on the event or to register please visit:

Fulbright Commission: Scholar Awards for academic work at US universities

A range of awards are available through the Fulbright Commission for academic staff, postdoc and PhD students to undertake research, lecturing or a combination of the two for a period of three to twelve months in the USA.

Approximately 20 awards are available and applications for 2015 will open in August. Further information can be found here, or please contact Jane Atkinson in the International Office.

Business Partnerships and Enterprise

Lancaster delegation visit China to increase UK/Chinese business collaborations

A delegation from Science and Technology, along with representatives from the Management School, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Vice Chancellor's Office, and Lancashire County Council, flew out to China last week to meet with the Guangdong Department of Science and Technology.

The focus of the trip was to interview new staff, and progress the £5.1 million Lancaster China Catalyst Programme, created by Lancaster University and part-funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England's Catalyst Fund, the university and Lancashire County Council. The visit concluded with the signing of a five-year memorandum of understanding between Lancaster University and Guangdong Department of Science and Technology, which outlines plans to increase the level of partnerships between UK and Chinese businesses through collaborative research projects.

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FST Travel Grants

The faculty travel grant fund is now closed for travel up to 31 July. Staff can apply for funding to support travel from August 2014 onwards. More information about funding available to Faculty of Science and Technology staff and students.

Fellowship for career break scientists

The University of Surrey are offering a Daphne Jackson Fellowship for an individual returning to research in Engineering and Physical Sciences.

These fellowships are part-time over two years and consist of a challenging research project and at least 100 hours retraining per year. For more information please email the Daphne Jackson Trust office.

NWDTC Postgraduate Conference

The North West Doctoral Training Centre is supporting a multidisciplinary Postgraduate conference on the theme of 'Violence Against The Constructed Other' at The University of Liverpool in May. Current Masters and PhD candidates are invited to present their research on issues pertaining to any form of violence. Find more information at


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