Friday, 16 April 2010

Internal Peer Review Panels - More Info

Further to the post giving details of the upcoming Internal Peer Review Panels, I've got further detail of the Humanities meeting, an additional Social Sciences meeting, information on what's involved, and contact details if you want to get take part.

The format of the meeting is as follows: each participant brings along a draft application. It doesn’t have to be complete, but we would ask for at least a draft Case for Support and perhaps a lay summary. Each person gets paired up with another participant, and they have half an hour to read each other’s proposals. They then have 5 mins to present it and be questioned on it by the group.

In the past this has worked well as it highlights any shortcomings or false assumptions in the applications, and make people realise how quickly a decision is reached in a real peer review panel.

Details of each panel are below. Contact the named Funding Officer if you want to take part.

  • Wednesday 5 May 2010: Biomedicine & experimental psychology – Wellcome/MRC/NHS Internal Peer Review Panel. Howard Rodgers Room (Room 234), Ingram, 2-4pm. Chaired by Prof. Mick Tuite (Biosciences), with input on the NHS from Annette King (CHSS). Contact Eve Dyer ( if you want to take part.
  • Wednesday 26 May 2010: Humanities - AHRC Internal Peer Review Panel. Grimond Seminar Room 6, 12:30-2pm. Chaired by Prof Paul Allain (Arts) Contact Lynne Bennett ( if you want to take part.
  • Thursday 27 May 2010: Engineering, digital arts, computing, mathematics – EPSRC Internal Peer Review Panel. Brian Spratt Room, Cornwallis, 2-4pm. Chaired by Prof Peter Clarkson (SMSAS) and Prof. Simon Thompson (Computing). Contact Phil Ward ( if you would like to take part.
  • Wednesday 14 June 2010: Social Sciences – ESRC Internal Peer Review Panel. Venue TBC, 12:30 – 2pm. Chaired by Prof Dominic Abrams (Psychology). Contact Jacqueline Aldridge ( if you want to take part.
  • Tuesday 1 June 2010: Biology, ecology & conservation sciences – BBSRC/NERC Internal Peer Review Panel. Senate Committee Room 1, 2-4pm. Chaired by Prof. Peter Bennett (DICE) and an academic from Bioscience (TBC). Contact Phil Ward ( if you want to take part.

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