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THE STUDY GRANT PROGRAMME

Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow

Research and Study Grant Programme 2017

The Society invites applications for its Research and Study Grant Programme 2017.

Grants will be available to support a broad range of research and study activities in the arts, humanities, sciences and other disciplines. All aspects of the costs of research and study will be considered including travel, research networking, publication or dissemination of results, course or conference fees, pump priming for more major research projects, education, training, teaching, outreach to raise awareness in young people and the public in general or otherwise promote public engagement.

The maximum annual sum available for grants is £5,000 and the Society hopes to make several awards each year. Applicants are therefore advised that bids for sums smaller than the total available may be more likely to succeed. Applications for grants which extend over two or three years will also be considered. The maximum grant available to any one applicant will be £5,000.

Special consideration will be given to applicants who are in the early part of an academic career.

The closing date for applications is Friday 28th October 2017.

Application form Philsoc Research Grant 2017

Philsoc research grant t&c 2017

 

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Other news December 2017

We are please to have been able to reschedule the talk by Dr Jane Morris to Wednesday 24th January. This was due to be given on 29th November. Please see  http://royalphil.org/recent_lectures/2017-2018/

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Other news November

Following on from our last lecture on ‘the future of the professions’ by Prof Richard Susskind  the following link may be of interest as if deals with growing the artificial intelligence industry.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/growing-the-artificial-intelligence-industry-in-the-uk

 

Many of our speakers have interesting information on the web and below is one such that have come to our notice recently.

Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell  – 50 years on from the discovery of pulsars

https://www.space.com/38916-pulsar-discovery-little-green-men.html

 

 

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other news September 2017

http://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/2017-the-language-of-life

CHRISTMAS LECTURES 2017: The language of life

Professor Sophie Scott spoke to the Society in February 2016 and this Christmas she will be talking about one of the fundamentals of human and animal life: the unstoppable urge to communicate, in the 2017 CHRISTMAS LECTURES on communication.

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other news April 2017

Monica Grady spoke to the Society in February – you can listen to an interview with her here – http://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/collision-and-catastrophe-with-professor-monica-grady.html

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other news March 2017

Following her recent lecture to the Society Monica Grady has been busy in the media.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08gx9n0

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08g7ttx

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other news January 2017

Dr J. Ian S. Robertson, who spoke to the Society in 2010 on this topic, has recently had published a much expanded edition of his book – Doctors in Opera: An Irreverent Look at Operatic Medicine. price £14.99, published by Scottish Opera.

https://www.scottishopera.org.uk/doctors-in-opera-book

 

 

Book of the week on Radio 4 is by our speaker on the 22 March, Rev Prof Diarmaid Maccullach KT

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b087pr2y

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other news October 2016

Professor Monica Grady is speaking to the society in February – see her here in relation to the end of the Rosetta mission.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37520420

A copy of the talk given by Stuart A. Harris-Logan, Archives Officer at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland on September 14th 2016 is available here  rpsog-talk

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other news September 2016

The 215th Lecture Series programme is out now and can be downloaded here 215 Lecture Series

Sunday 11th September

The Science of Laughter – Jimmy Carr And The Science Of Laughter: A Horizon Special. Science contributors in the studio will include Professor Sophie Scott from University College London, who is breaking new ground in how the brain processes natural and social laughter; Professor Robin Dunbar from Oxford University, an evolutionary biologist and experimental psychologist who has a theory on why laughter was pivotal in our species development; and Professor Pete McGraw from University of Colorado, a psychologist who claims his controversial theory explains all comedy.

https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/jimmy_carr_science_of_laughter/

 

Following on from the transit of Mercury members may be interested in:

1) First ever full length space documentary (1920s) Wunder der Schopfung to be shown at Glasgow Science Centre  Mon Sept 19

Silent movie with brand new 2016 superb musical accompaniment composed and performed live by Jazz Duo “Herschel 36

2) GU Gifford Lecture series on Cosmology October  http://www.gla.ac.uk/events/lectures/gifford/2016-10/

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other news June 2016

Prof. Sheila Rowan, who is speaking to the Society on 8th March 2017 talks to Jim Al-Khalili on ‘the Life Scientific’ June 14th 2016.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07h9xdb

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other news February 2016

The AGM of the Royal Philosophical Society will be held at 18.45 on Wednesday 30 March in the Main Lecture Theatre (3.25), John Anderson Building, University of Strathclyde.

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