Applying for funding can be overwhelming. Questions like ‘Where do I start?’, ‘What should go in?’, and ‘How long should the bid be?’ are very common and can make you feel unsure about the application process. Read our tips below and create a checklist for yourself to ensure you are ticking all the boxes.
Bringing together scholars from across the social sciences and into humanities, European Studies is a highly interdisciplinary field that centres around the question of Europe and the European Union. This article will describe some of the benefits of study, as well as outlining important aspects to consider when choosing a course or career in European Studies.
‘Cheating’, ‘a broken education system’, or ‘unregulated dangerous AI’ might be the phrases you’d use to discuss Chat GPT’s recent emergence, but notice the software’s potential to be harnessed in academic teaching and research, and perhaps you can see the less obvious benefits…
The introduction of the current Research Excellence Framework (REF) system in 2014 marked the UK government’s commitment to supporting innovative research outputs from academics at Higher Education Providers (HEPs) and universities in the United Kingdom. Besides enabling researchers to produce quality research, REF is useful to demonstrate the benefits of research and to provide evidence for meaningful investments.
Scholars who shared their research on social media are far more likely to make valuable connections with other scholars, resulting in clear research benefits. Whether you want to expand your research networks, be a public scholar, expose your research to large demographics, or simply connect with likeminded students, here are the basics of the 3 main platforms, and some tricks, to cut out the jargon.
The EU’s support for open access to scientific journals may not come as a surprise to readers. Yet, beyond its obvious benefit, that open access articles may contribute to increased innovation in the public and private sectors, there are plenty of benefits for the authors, too.
This article gives thoughtful insights from UACES members to help prospective and current PhD students on their research journey. This list of tips was compiled from a survey of UACES members who have extensive experience from their own PhD journeys.
In the age of social media, modern-day academia is taking different forms. The number of academic blogs, for instance, has increased significantly in recent years. So why should an academic take the time to blog? This article outlines the importance and benefits of academic blogging.
Research is not only about making discoveries, but about telling the story of those discoveries too. Dorina Baltag explains how when we craft our research story, we shape our own unique voice and illustrate what our research product stands for and why and how it matters to our audience.
As part of the Diversity, Inclusion and Multidisciplinarity in European Studies project (DIMES), UACES and the project advisory board have put together this reading list on racism in Europe and the Academy.