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The Faculty of Science & Engineering has many areas with distinctive strengths in computer sciences, engineering, and multi-disciplinary research. There are multiple collaborations between our Schools with the School of Medicine and Dentistry, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and industrial research partners including the Alan Turing Institute.

Our five interdisciplinary research initiatives bring together academic disciplines and foster new approaches to research and innovation throughout the Faculty, across the University and beyond. These include our activities in Materials Research, Bioengineering, Applied Data Science, and Life Sciences.

We lead the London Institute of Technology as the result of a major UK Government funding initiative (£28M) to establish one of twelve UK Institutes of Technology to help provide “high-quality skills training” to young people. We are also one of the founding partners of the Institute of Coding (IoC), which is a nationwide initiative to bring together a range of universities, industry and training providers to develop computing skills for a rapidly changing and increasingly digital workplace.

The School of Physics and Astronomy launched its Centre for Condensed Matter and the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science hosts the RCUK Doctoral Training Centre in Media and Arts Technology and the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Artificial Intelligence and Music (AIM). Our overall research portfolio is underpinned by strengths in computational and simulation research.

The Faculty has a proven track record of internationally high impacting success: ApaTech, a spin out company of the School of Engineering and Materials Science manufacturing and marketing synthetic bone substitutes, was sold for $330m.

We are a truly international body comprising of staff, students and researchers from all around the world making the Faculty very diverse and inclusive. The Faculty is internationally recognised and in particular is distinguished by the novel way we foster and create partnerships with overseas institutions including universities, industry and governments. Our education and research programmes enable the Faculty to further extend our reach internationally, through for example, the well-established and prestigious transnational education programmes that we have created with university partners in China.

In Latin America, in particular Mexico, our reputation has been growing quickly as we are implementing a strategy that jointly considers education and research, both of which are at the heart of the Faculty. For more information, see our Postgraduate and Research sections. Read more research news here 

NEWS

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is calling on postdoctoral researchers, research associates and other early career researchers to join its new Early Career Researcher Forum. The forum will give researchers a voice in UKRI’s strategy, policy development and decision making. We hope to help build a community for early career researchers to benefit from peer interactions, learning, support and other opportunities.

Apply to join the forum today

The forum is open to researchers who identify themselves as employed as early career researchers.

Submit an application to join the Early Career Researcher Forum.

Applications by 18:00 on 29 January. Applications may be submitted after this date, but those wishing to attend induction events at the end of February should submit their application by this deadline.

Impact Acceleration Accounts (IAAs)

Queen Mary University of London holds two UKRI Impact Acceleration Accounts (IAAs). These IAAs support the excellent research impact that happens as a result of either STFC or EPSRC research funding.

IAAs are strategic awards provided to institutions and are one of the funding mechanisms that supporting knowledge exchange, innovation and impact from UK Research and Innovation.

One of the ways Queen Mary makes use of this funding is by awarding small and large grants to support impact-related work for its STFC and EPSRC funded researchers. 

Purpose

Our IAAs have the following objectives:

  • strengthening user engagement
  • strengthening the exchange of knowledge through culture change and capability development, including through the development of skills for KE activity
  • supporting knowledge exchange and commercialisation at early stages of progressing research outputs and outcomes to the point when they would be supported by other funding
  • supporting new, innovative and imaginative approaches to KE and Impact, including processes that enable “fast failure” and appropriate learning
  • supporting activities that enable impact to be achieved in an effective and timely manner, including secondments and people exchange

Current internal calls

Queen Mary Impact Fund 

Internal Funding for Impact Generation, Collaboration and Commercialisation 

Proposals up to £10,000 for small projects and up to £50,000 for large projects

Expression of Interest Submission Deadline: 5PM, Monday, 1 February 2021

The Queen Mary Impact Fund programme is our new, harmonised approach to allocating Queen Mary internal impact funds. Queen Mary Impact Fund offers financial support for Queen Mary researchers carrying out impact-enabling projects with a focus on generating or accelerating commercial and non-commercial impact from their research, facilitating knowledge exchange and funding new, innovative and imaginative approaches to achieving and enabling knowledge exchange and impact.

A call for applications for the Queen Mary Impact Fund programme is now open. 
The Queen Mary Impact Fund programme involves a single call, with a common Expression of Interest (EoI) stage. Applicants with successful EoIs will be asked to develop their full applications. Full applications will then be assessed by respective Application Review Panels. Only applications that clearly meet the scheme criteria will be shortlisted for the interview with respective Application Review Panels.

Up to twelve projects of £10k-£50k across all the categories will be funded through the Queen Mary Impact Fund January 2021 call. Directly incurred costs of projects are supported, other/indirect costs are covered by Schools.

Eligibility: Queen Mary researchers, PDRAs, final-year PhD students (please note final-year PhD students need to have a supervisor's approval and submit their thesis before starting work on Impact Fund projects).

The Queen Mary Impact Fund Expression of Interest form and Guidance notes for completing this Expression of Interest are attached below. Please append a brief statement on mitigation strategies related to any potential delays to your proposed Impact Fund project/activity caused by the COVID-19 crisis.  

Expressions of Interest should be submitted to impact-acceleration@qmul.ac.uk by 5PM, Monday, 1 February 2021. 

If you wish to discuss your application prior to submission, please email:impact-acceleration@qmul.ac.uk 

Guidance and Expression of Interest form

Queen Mary Impact Fund - Expression of Interest Form [DOC 280KB] 

 

 

IAA COVID-19 Rapid Response Impact Acceleration Fund 

Proposals up to £10,000

Deadline: Ongoing, rolling call

This funding is available for translational research projects across physical sciences and engineering disciplines, which have credible potential impact in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Projects will be expected to start immediately or in a very short timescale (so that impact will be achieved directly and rapidly). Funded projects will be expected to achieve successful outcomes in a short space of time.

Projects should start immediately and be completed completed within 3 months. Applicants can apply at any time. 

Guidance and application form

IAA COVID-19 Rapid Response Impact Acceleration Fund [DOC 98KB]