|ESRC policy fellowships 2021|
to spend up to 18 months collaborating with a UK or devolved government
host organisation. Depending on the fellowship, you can be either a
researcher in the economic and social sciences or in the arts and
Closing date: 14 Sep 2021, 16:00 UK time.
|AHRC | Ethics in artificial intelligence research and development|
Apply for funding
to explore ways to include ethics in the research and development of
artificial intelligence (AI). You will create new networks to carry out
Closing date: 21 Sep 2021, 16:00 UK time.
|6th workshops on research for insider threats|
6th Workshop on Research for Insider Threats (WRIT),
in conjunction with the 7th International Conference on Cyber Security
and Privacy in Communication Networks (ICCS), will highlight ongoing
research into Insider Threat related issues, as well as raise awareness
and foster relationships between security researchers and practitioners
from government, academia, and industry.
Submission of Full Papers: 1 Sep 2021.
|Call for Papers: Security and Privacy in 5G-enabled Industrial IoT: Current Progress and Future Challenge|
IEEE Industrial Electronics Society welcomes high quality research papers from both academia and industry, with particular emphasis on novel ideas and techniques in 5G-enabled Industrial IoT.
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 Dec 2021.
|OMDDAC project conference|
On Wednesday 13 October 14:00-16:00 BST
the Observatory for Monitoring Data-Driven Approaches to Covid-19
(OMDDAC) is hosting a symposium on its research into data-driven
approaches to the pandemic, featuring guest speakers and panel
discussion on the legal, ethical, policy and operational challenges, as
well as the impact of data-driven approaches on civil society, children
and young people, and public perceptions of data use.
|Call for participants in THRIDI design workshop|
Expression of interest extended until 30 Aug 2021.
THRIDI project aims to foster collaborations on the topics of data-sharing policies in smart homes, user experience with managing IoT devices and more.
|Rem Noormohamed joins the SPRITE+ Advisory Board|
is an international lawyer and Partner at Field Fisher, with expertise
in tech, communications, data privacy and cyber security. Rem serves as a
member of various committees, including as a non-executive member of
Ofcom’s Advisory Committee for Wales; as expert member of the UN Global
Geospatial Information Management Working Group; and as a special
adviser to the World Bank on the application of block chain for food
supply chain traceability.
We are delighted to welcome Rem to the SPRITE+ Advisory Board and look forward to working with him in the coming months.
|SPRITE+ hosts a second online sandpit|
July 2021 we welcomed 35 participants from 25 different different
organisations to our online sandpit focussed on the theme of 'digital
Over the course of five sessions spread over
three weeks, the sandpit participants co-created innovative
interdisciplinary projects to explore aspects of digital vulnerability
from technical, social, and socio-technical perspectives.
sandpit culminated in presentations to the Funding Panel, with five
proposals awarded funding. More information on the funded projects will
be published in due course.
|How do researchers understand "Trusted Research"? - Findings of a SPRITE+ Workshop|
held a workshop in March 2021 to identify ways to improve researcher
awareness of issues related to "Trusted Research". The workshop explored
the implications of current guidance for 'coal face' PIs and their
teams, examining the barriers to awareness and implementation, and
suggesting ways to improve the situation.
The workshop featured
context-setting short talks from Professor Sir Peter Gregson (VC of
Cranfield University and Universities UK lead for Trusted Research),
Professor Emma Barrett (Director SPRITE+), and Professor Anthony
Finkelstein (Chief Scientific Advisor for National Security).
|SPRITE+ hosts "Top Tips for ECRs: Use of small grants"|
hosted the first session in our ‘Top Tips’ series this month, which
featured presentations by Dr Nathan Smith (University of Manchester) and
Dr Karena Kyne (Lancaster University). See the link below for Nathan’s
slides and more information on upcoming ECR training and events.
to covid restrictions, SPRITE+ will be holding some regional meet-ups
in the new academic year. If you are interested in hosting an informal
meeting near you, either at your organisation or local venue, please get
in touch for a chat about what it might involve (email@example.com).
|SPRITE+ Member Spotlight – Neetesh Saxena|
We continue to publish Career Journey interviews with SPRITE+ Project Partners, Experts, and Members.
spotlight today is on Neetesh Saxena – Assistant Professor (Lecturer)
with the School of Computer Science and Informatics at Cardiff
University, and a SPRITE+ Member.
|Call for Expert Fellows from Academia and Professional Practice|
are seeking new Fellows to join a diverse group of experts, each
bringing deep expertise and creative thinking to SPRITE+ activities, and
together providing a broad, challenging and informed range of
viewpoints on TIPS in digital contexts.
|Call for Events and Activities|
are offering logistical support to help organise the activity and will
make available up to £5,000 of funding per activity to cover associated
costs (e.g., travel, materials, professional facilitation/online
production costs, data access).
|New Career and Funding Opportunities|
We regularly collate PhD studentships, academic positions, and other opportunities related to digital TIPS.
Email us with your news (e.g. jobs, studentships, events, conference
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newsletter is published every last Wednesday of the month. Deadline to
include your news piece is every second-last Friday of the month.
Learn more about benefits of SPRITE+ membership.