December 2017

Pies and Post-Docs

Monday 18 December 2017, 2-4pm 
Venue – Biosciences Undercroft (R27 on campus map)

A talk on the Concordat on Early Career Researchers from Vince O’Grady of POD, with mince pies and drinks.

Meet your PERCAT Post-Doc Reps and College Research Support Teams and find out more about PERCAT

Open to all Post-Docs and Early Career Researchers within LES and EPS.  To register for this event email: Jennifer Thomson.


September 2016

Research Grants: Where Do I Start

LES & EPS PERCAT Workshop - Research Grants: Where do I Start?

Thursday 22 September 2016, 9.30am to 1.30pm 
Venue - GEES, Room 125

This workshop is aimed at giving a very broad overview of research funding. The session will include:

  • General introduction to the funding landscape
  • Details about specific funding schemes (including early career Fellowships)
  • Discussions on what makes a good funding application
  • Application processes and timeframes

To register for this workshop emailJelena Majerhofer
Deadline for registration is 9 September 2016
Places are limited so registration is essential



How to Shine in Fellowship & Grant Interviews

PERCAT LES & EPS Fellowship & Grant Interview Coaching Workshop

Wednesday 21 September 2016
Venue - GEES, Room 125

The way candidates conduct themselves, present ideas and respond to questions has a powerful influence on the way they are perceived. Interview assessment panels are often looking for leadership potential as well as academic distinction.

The communication skills that the strongest interviewees display can be acquired through specialist coaching. This highly practical workshop will help you develop a clear, authoritative and authentic interview style that allows your ideas to shine through.

The aim of the workshop is to -

  • Present yourself, your work and your ideas in a compelling way
  • Maintain your composure
  • Engage the panel and win their trust
  • Handle interview questions

Who can apply?

The workshop is for postdoctoral and early career researchers who will benefit from the training and who:

  • Have been shortlisted for interview by a funding body
  • Have submitted a grant application that has an interview as part of the selection process


  • Intend to submit an application in the next twelve months

To apply for the workshop email Jelena Majerhofer with details of the funding scheme, proposed submission deadline and how far you have progressed with your application. Applications will be prioritized.

Deadline for applications is Monday 29 August 2016

Information about external events is available on the LES PERCAT intranet portal – staff login required.