Online, 2-13 Nov 2020

Applications are invited for our online Collaboration Building Workshop, with the aim of connecting network members with STFC researchers and funding new research ideas. 

Our original residential workshop had to be postponed due to COVID-19. We felt that taking the workshop online allowed us to be certain about being able to deliver it, and would be more inclusive for colleagues who might not have been able to attend in person.

Find out more in this short introduction to the workshop:

We aim to offer a space for exploration of new research ideas and the application of STFC capabilities to air quality challenges, and to foster new collaborations that can develop further project ideas and apply for funding. We want to encourage participants to think innovatively about challenges and solutions in air quality. 

We will be addressing the following question:

“How might we respond collaboratively to societal air quality challenges using Science and Technology Facilities Council capabilities to explore the potential of new research ideas?”

To inform their response to this question, applicants may wish to review the air quality challenges identified at the network launch meeting, as well as to read the Executive Summary from our Air Quality & COVID-19 event.

What will I get out of it?

  • Develop your professional network outside of your own institution
  • Participate in a supported, professionally facilitated process to develop new collaborations and ideas
  • Benefit from input and feedback from peers and mentors
  • Gain experience in developing funding proposals and pitches
  • Potential to be a PI on a grant
  • Learn more about innovative online meeting techniques to inform future online collaborations

For full information, including the selection criteria for applicants, please read the Workshop Information Sheet.

The workshop is open to all SAQN members. Membership is free and you can join on our website.

Applications for workshop places are through an online form. A copy of your responses will be emailed to you on completion of the form.

If you have any questions regarding the workshop or application form, please email