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GW4 Roadshows 2024: University of Bristol

GW4 Roadshows 2024: University of Bristol

Join us at the Wills Memorial Reception Rooms, University of Bristol, from 11am-1pm on 25th March 2024 for an informative and engaging session, where you can learn more about GW4’s strategic priorities, programmes of work, funding schemes and the audience groups who we work with and support. 

The event will be an opportunity to: 

  • Hear from the GW4 Alliance Director, Dr Joanna Jenkinson, about GW4’s four research priority themes – Sustainable Net Zero, Health and Wellbeing, Cyber and Digital, and Creative Communities – and how you can get involved. (Including our recently launched GW4 Mental Health network).
  • Learn how GW4 could help support your research secure external funding and hear about GW4’s recent external funding wins – including GW4 Isambard and Isambard 3.
  • Explore the benefits of collaborating with colleagues across the GW4 Alliance, and our external partners.
  • Learn how to apply for funding to develop new or existing research and innovation communities and other activities (up to £20K for research projects and £5K development awards).
  • Access expertise and equipment across the GW4 Alliance via our facilities database, including state-of-the-art facilities.
  • Discover how to access GW4 archives and special collections across the Alliance.
  • Learn about tailored career and professional development support for PGRs, ECRs and technical staff including our GW4 Connect programme, GW4 Crucible and GW4WARD.
  • Free lunch and refreshments will be provided. 

Agenda and speaker line up:

  • 11am - 12:15pm - Presentations, including:
  • An introduction to the GW4 Alliance's strategy and programmes of work with GW4 Alliance Director, Dr Joanna Jenkinson
  • A presentation by Dr Sadaf Alam, Chief Technology Officer for Isambard, on GW4 Isambard, Isambard 3 and Isambard AI.
  • A presentation by Dr Kirsty Merrett, Research Support Librarian, on topics including Open Access Research and GW4 Open Research Week
  • A presentation by Dr Maisem Laabei, Senior Lecturer School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, on GW4 Crucible, the GW4 Building Communities Generator Fund and the ECR/PGR AMR Alliance
  • Closing remarks by Professor Evelyn Welch, University of Bristol Vice-Chancellor and President.
  • 12:15 - 1pm - Networking Lunch

Who are GW4? 

Formed in 2013, the GW4 Alliance was officially launched at the House of Commons in October 2014 and is funded by our member universities to promote collaboration and innovation. We build research capacity to tackle global challenges and provide a rich environment to develop the researchers of tomorrow. Find out more about our work at 

Who should attend? 

The session is open to all staff, researchers and academics with an interest in learning more about the GW4 Alliance. It will be particularly useful to colleagues who work in Research & Development, Library Staff, Communications & Marketing, Doctoral Colleges and Entities, and Professional Services roles who work with researchers and academic members of staff. 

The event will also be of interest to researchers (including ECRs and PGRs) and staff interested in our programmes of work or funding schemes. 

How to join 

Registration for this event is now closed. If you would like to attend please email 

For any further information or questions about the event, please contact the GW4 Communications Team at 

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