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Gaining Research Funding: An interdisciplinary perspective

BAM and Nottingham Business School Centre of People, Work and Organisational Practice

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In this workshop we draw on the insight of leading scholars to formulate questions and answers to pressing issues arising from inter-disciplinary research.

  • From: Thursday 29 November 2018, 10.30 am
  • To: Thursday 29 November 2018, 4 pm
  • Registration: 10.30 am
  • Location: Nottingham Conference Centre, Nottingham Trent University, Burton Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
  • Cost: £15 for BAM Members, £40 for non–BAM members
  • Booking deadline: Thursday 29 November 2018, 9.00 am
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Many funding bodies request that applicants adopt an interdisciplinary perspective.  This is because some challenges cannot be resolved by a single organisation or from one sectoral or disciplinary perspective. Typically, such challenges cut across a number of disciplines, requiring the capacity to think across and between as well as within disciplines and thematic areas.

In this workshop, we draw on the insight of leading scholars to formulate questions and answers to pressing issues arising from inter- disciplinary research in order to:

  1. Facilitate reflection on why an interdisciplinary lens has value for your research
  2. Reflect on how inter-disciplinary research can help deliver benefits and address significant societal and economic challenges
  3. Foster understanding about strategies to work across disciplines in achieving your research goals.


10.30 am

Arrival and Coffee

11.00 am - 11.05 am

Introduction and welcome

11.05 am - 11.30 am

What is interdisciplinary research? Why does it matter?

Professor Alistair Bruce

Dr Nathaniel Golden

11.30 am - 12.00 pm

Why interdisciplinary research?  Some reflections.

Professor Greg Bamber – Organisational change in Aviation & Healthcare

Professors Helen Shipton and Daniel King – CIPD Sponsored Employee Voice Project

Professor David Knights – Funding research through business engagement

12.00 pm – 12.45 pm

Discussion: In what way or ways could be (or is) an interdisciplinary lens valuable for my research.  What barriers might arise?  How could they be overcome?

Lunch and Networking

1.45 pm – 3.00 pm

Insights from successful grant winners

Professors Graeme Currie, Jean Hartley and Ewan Ferlie


3.15 pm – 3.30 pm

Break out: Questions for the panel

3.30 pm – 4.00 pm

Panel Q&A

Location details


Nottingham Conference Centre


Nottingham Trent University
Burton Street

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