The Research Councils are seeking applications for membership of the Research Organisation Consultation Group (ROCG).
The group advises the Research Councils on all aspects of research funding administration and policy (see below for Terms of Reference). If you think you would be able to make a contribution to this group and would meet the requirements, set out below, please complete an online application by 4pm, 16 September 2016 via http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/RCUK_ROCG/
The application asks the following questions;
We aim to make decision by the end of September 2016 and successful candidates will be asked to attend the next meeting on Wednesday 9 November 2016 in Swindon. Note that applicants from previous recruitment rounds and past members are welcome to reapply.
Requirements for ROCG Membership:
In addition, we will try to achieve a balanced membership in terms of geography, diversity and RO type.
Membership will last up to three years with a possibility of a one year extension.
The work of the group is carried out by correspondence and through two meetings per year, usually in Swindon, with representatives from the Research Councils. The Councils will pay the travel and subsistence costs associated with these meetings but no attendance fees are payable. It is important that candidates attend these meetings as membership is on an individual not institutional basis. Members may not send alternates or delegate responsibility for attendance to colleagues.
If you have any queries about making an application please contact the RCUK Research Funding Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Terms of Reference of the ROCG are:
The role of the ROCG is to provide Councils and UKSBS with advice, from a Research Organisation (RO) perspective, on policies, processes and administrative arrangements associated with grants, studentships and fellowships.
To this end, it will:
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