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Call for applications: 2014/15 Faculty Outreach, Research and Teaching Grants

Applications for faculty of Science and Technology outreach, research and teaching Grants grants are now being taken for the 2014/2015 academic year. Please note that one call will be made for applications, with a deadline of Friday 3 October. Any remaining funds will then be advertised.

For guidance on these grants please go to www.lancaster.ac.uk/sci-tech/grants


British Science Festival press conferences

The British Science Festival will take place next month at the University of Birmingham.

There are a few last-minute slots available to take part in the festival's press conference schedule, held from 8-11 September. These press conferences are attended by journalists from national and regional media, and are an opportunity for academics to talk to the science press about their latest discoveries.

If you are interested in taking part please contact lancaster University's press office as soon as possible.


Biochemical Society Diversity in Science grants

The Biochemical Society has three grants of up to £500 to support and address issues relating to diversity in science. Potential uses for the grant include events or activities to encourage diversity in science or research into the lack of representative diversity within the science sector. The grants are open to individuals, groups, charities and businesses.

The deadline for applications is 30 September 2014. More details


News

Recent stories from Science and Technology:


Lancaster spin-out company adapts crime-fighting tech to the marketing world

Lancaster spin-out company adapts crime-fighting tech to the marketing world

A company established at Lancaster University to commercialise crime-fighting technology is set to revolutionise the marketing industry.

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Lancaster University cyber security course is certified by UK's national intelligence agency

Lancaster University cyber security course is certified by UK's national intelligence agency

A Lancaster University course that is helping to produce the crime fighters of the digital age has received a seal of approval by the UK's national security and intelligence agency - GCHQ.

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Lucky heather earns its name in carbon study

Lucky heather earns its name in carbon study

Researchers have found that heather has an important role to play in keeping carbon locked in the earth.

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New postgraduate courses to help stem the tide of flood devastation in the UK

New postgraduate courses to help stem the tide of flood devastation in the UK

Postgraduate courses in Flood and Coastal Risk Management will help to train a new wave of water and flood-risk professionals.

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Cyber-crime costs region's businesses almost £107 million a year - a new report reveals

Cyber-crime costs region's businesses almost £107 million a year - a new report reveals

A report into the cyber security market in the North West has revealed that online criminal activity is costing key sectors in the regional economy almost £107 million a year - threatening growth, businesses and jobs.

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Businesses offered chance to explore one of Europe's top environmental research centres

Businesses offered chance to explore one of Europe's top environmental research centres

One of Europe's leading centres of environmental science is opening its doors to businesses as part of a special showcase event.

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A dream come true for former mechanic

A dream come true for former mechanic

The first in his family to go to university, former car mechanic Gareth Taylor has triumphed against the odds.

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Career success for First Class Engineering graduate

Career success for First Class Engineering graduate

Anita Crompton who has gained a first class degree was so determined to study science that she went back to school at the age of 40.

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