Research Information Sessions

RISe is Research and Innovation's research development event programme

Research and Innovation supports you throughout the lifecycle of your funded research project

Research Information Sessions (RISe)

Learn key information about research funding and clarify understanding around REF and KEI. Interact with experts face-to-face, improve your working practice and be inspired by your peers and success stories.

Research and Innovation supports you throughout the lifecycle of your research, from developing your research idea into a successful grant proposal and managing your award, through to knowledge exchange and impact (KEI), and the Research Excellence Framework (REF).

Topical issues in research ethics

A series of facilitated discussions hosted by the PhD Academy. Attend events on how to conduct sensitive interviews, using social media data in research, working with children and gathering qualitative data.

Learn more and register for upcoming research ethics events


Past events

Workshop: Evaluating Knowledge Exchange/Public Engagement Projects

What is an impact plan? How do I evidence change with my research? Who are the target end-users for my projects? Who should benefit from my research? How do I engage with them?

If you ask similar questions to yourself, then this workshop is for you! You will hear about monitoring and evaluation methods, with specific reference to knowledge exchange or public engagement projects.  Come and learn about creating an impact plan (or a Theory of Change), different methods of evaluation, qualitative and quantitative data collection, analysis and reporting – all of which will assist in creating excellent Pathways to Impact statements, and recording REF Impact evidence.



Searching for funding opportunities - online tools

This hands-on session will be delivered in a computer room where participants will explore the different funding search engines available, set up personalised profiles and funding opportunity alerts.

The session will focus on Research Professional, a subscription-only online portal for news and funding opportunities available to LSE staff and other services available to LSE such us UKRO (the UK Research Office) funding policy information service. 



Funding Information Day (FInD) 2018-19 ML Term

A half or full day dedicated to providing LSE staff with the latest news in the funding landscape, research funding opportunities, policies and trends. You can book on any or all of the individual sessions below. Held every term with different funding information sessions.

FInD Agenda:

12:15-12:30  Registration (a light sandwich lunch and tea/coffee will be served)

12:30-13:30  From Brussels with love: State of play in research

13:30-13:45  Break 

13:45-15:00  Looking beyond Europe: an insight into Global Challenges Research Fund

15:00-15:15  Break

15:15-16:00  Research Funding at LSE

16:00-16:30  Networking drinks with Research and Innovation colleagues and Q&A



Research Impact Forum

A termly meeting in which professional services staff involved in any aspect of support for the development of REF impact case studies get together to receive regular updates about REF rules and guidelines, information from sector events, and guidance on the support available across LSE.



Information Session: Research Project Grants - Open Calls for Proposals

Do you have an idea for a research project and need funding but other commitments leave you feeling constrained by external deadlines?

There are funding opportunities available all year around or recurring annually.

Information session will cover:

  • an overview of research project funding opportunities available all year round, in any area of the social sciences and humanities
  • funder-specific opportunities recurring annually – such as British Academy, ESRC, AHRC, Royal Society and EPSRC


Register your interest

If any of these past events are of interest to you, express your interest via LSE's training portal. If enough people express an interest in a particular event it may be rescheduled or held locally within your unit. View past events via LSE's training portal.

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