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Deadline Extension! Noon 27th October 2022

Adapting Together symposium and workshop - call for EOIs

Date Published: 22 September 2022

How can we all play a part in climate action?

ImaginationLancaster is pleased to offer the opportunity for early career researchers (please see eligibility criteria below) to attend an event on place-based equitable climate action in partnership with the Design Museum’s Future Observatory. There will be reimbursement via invoice of up to £250 for travel and accommodation paid to successful applicants after the event (see EOI document linked below for details).

This will be a stimulating symposium and workshop to give early career researchers a thought-provoking opportunity to engage with other researchers in different disciplines, expand their networks, and form new collaborations in order to bid for future funding. They will be able to discover more about the unique culture which makes ImaginationLancaster so successful, and also learn and connect with the important work being done by the Future Observatory in conjunction with the Design Museum. You can find details about the Symposium here.

Main Points

  • This event will take place at Lancaster House Hotel and Lancaster University 9:30am – 5:30pm on Tuesday 22nd November 2022*
  • The morning session will be a symposium, held at Lancaster House Hotel, of expert presentations and case studies followed by commentary and questions. This session is for ECRs, other academics, organisations, and the public.
  • The afternoon workshop at Lancaster University is for applicants with a successful EoI only
  • Lunch will be provided in the ImaginationLab for those attending the afternoon ECR workshop.


How to Apply

Please complete the Expression of Interest form (see link below), ensuring that you meet all the eligibility criteria and answer the questions fully and within the word limits.

Deadline noon 27th October 2022

Submission is in MS Word or PDF format only and should be sent, together with your academic CV (no more than 2 pages), via email to Sharon Summers s.a.summers@lancaster.ac.uk by NOON 27th October 2022. Late or incomplete submissions will not be accepted and ImaginationLancaster will not enter into any negotiations about the deadline.

Eligibility Criteria

(as per AHRC guidelines)

You must either be

  1. A PhD student in your final year of study
  2. Within eight years of the date of successfully completing your PhD viva (or equivalent
    professional training) OR within six years of your first academic appointment

These durations should exclude any period of career break, e.g. for family care, health reasons or reasons consequent upon the COVID-19 pandemic such as home schooling or increased teaching

Assessment criteria

  • Relevance of the applicant’s research track record to place-based equitable sustainability.
  • Evidence that the applicant is either a design researcher whose research is relevant to other disciplines; or a researcher from another discipline whose research connects with design research.
  • Evidence that the applicant will make a meaningful contribution to the workshop.

Applications will be considered by an internal selection panel against the assessment criteria above. Successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified by email by 4pm November 3rd 2022. The decision of the panel is final and discussions will not be entered into with unsuccessful applicants.

If you wish to apply please download and complete this EOI form and return it as directed before the submission deadline.

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