GetAMoveOn Fellows' Programme

About the GetAMoveOn Fellows Programme

The GetAMoveOn Fellows programme aims to provide support to the next generation of researchers whose research interests and activities align with the aims of the GetAMoveOn Network+

It is aimed at Early Career Researchers (within 10 years of PhD) and PhD students intending to pursue an academic research career.

The aims are to enable Fellows to:

• Participate in and help to develop a supportive community of scholars in a spirit of collaboration
• Broaden their network of potential collaborators across different disciplines to increase their opportunities to contribute to projects and apply for grant funding
• Improve their success in applying for grant funding
• Raise awareness of their work and enhance their academic profile
• Interact confidently with the media
• Maximise the impacts of their research

Programme content

Media training workshop

This was held on Thursday 16th and Friday 17th May 2019

Fellows learned how to interact confidently with media and non-specialists to get their key messages across:

  • communicate science in writing to non-specialist audiences
  • use story telling techniques to get your messages across
  • understand which stories are picked up by the media and why
  • interact confidently with the media
  • use social and digital media to promote your research
  • record a video of you talking about your research

The workshop was facilitated by Helen Pilcher, Greg Foot and Toby Murcott.

Planned Fellows' events
Impacts workshop: how to maximise the impacts of your research

Workshop date: Wednesday 12th June 2019

A workshop to provide you with powerful tools you can use immediately to create a step change in the impact of your research. You will learn how to:

  • Write better impact sections for your grant applications
  • Maximise the impacts of research arising from your successful grant applications
  • Write a top-scoring impacts case study
  • Identify and work with the right people in the policy community so that you can disseminate and keep control of your research messages, write effective briefings, and get your research into policy
  • Improve how you record and communicate your impacts

The workshop will be run by Prof Mark Reed from Fast Track Impact https://www.fasttrackimpact.com/ Mark is a recognized international expert in research impact with more than 150 publications to his name that have been cited over 13,000 times, and he has won awards for the impact of his own research.

Writing retreat & sandpit

Date: t.b.c.

An opportunity to spend dedicated time with other Fellows developing an idea for an multidisciplinary project and then pitch it to a panel for the chance to win project funding.

Profiling and promoting your work

• We will create a Fellows section on the GAMO website, including a profile of each Fellow and the videos created on the media training workshop. We will promote Fellows through our media channels.
• Fellows’ videos will also be showcased and promoted on the GAMO YouTube channel.
• Fellows will be able to update their own profiles and add additional videos.
• Fellows will use the techniques learned in the media training workshop to promote their own profiles, and will be encouraged, in a spirit of fellowship, to take opportunities to promote the work and profiles of other GAMO Fellows.