The Research Successes Forum at Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) is one of the many ways in which we support our research community.

Addressing research-related career issues for ECA academics and postgraduate students, the monthly events are a chance to hear from experts about different strategies and methods, their successes, and ways of improving them.

In the main, speakers come from across ECA and the wider College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS), allowing us to learn from, and adapt, each other's research practices.

In the past the Forum has had sessions on Funding Application Coaching, and Research Impact and its Evidence (a joint session with the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures).

All sessions take place 2pm - 3.30pm. Tea, coffee, and cakes are available.

2017/2018 series

19 September | Grant Writing Surgery, Stefan Bilbao | ECA Main Building, Ante Room | Find out more >

24 October | Practical Workshop on Writing the 300 Word Narrative, Maria Fusco | Evolution House, Room 5.21 (Board Room) | Find out more >

22 November | Research by Practice: REF, Evaluation and Valorization, Tahl Kaminer | Minto House, Geddes Room | Find out more >

22 January | Fellowships Workshop, Patricia Allmer, Cath Keay, Freya Gowrley (IASH) | ECA Main Building, Main Boardroom | Find out more >

31 January | Raising the Profile of Projects, Research Knowldege Exchange and Outreach Office | Find out more >

POSTPONED Evidencing Impact – Testimonials, Patricia Allmer (ECA), Laura Bradley (LLC), Anne Sofie Laegran (Research Support Office, CAHSS), Catharine Ward Thompson (ECA) | Evolution House, Room 5.21 (Boardroom)

27 March | Edinburgh University Press Session – Successful Publishing: From Monographs to Journal Articles & Publication Funds | ECA Main Building, Main Boardroom | Find out more >

Date TBC | Design Thinking, Chris Speed | ECA Main Building, Main Boardroom

24 April | Survive and Thrive in the Peer-Review Process, Halle O’Neal | ECA Main Building, Main Boardroom | Find out more >

11 May | Particularities and Differences in Modes of Artistic Enquiry, Florian Hecker | ECA Main Building, Main Boardroom | Find out more >

Edinburgh College of Art has a vibrant research community reflecting the diverse expertise of its members and the disciplines it brings together. Across all five of our subject areas (Art, Design, History of Art, Music, and Architecture & Landscape Architecture), 100% of our research environment has been recognised as either world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*) in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF).

Photo of researchers in an archive
Image courtesy of Karolina Koczynska
DSRG members in the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art archive
Photo of a handling workshop at an exhibition
Image courtesy of Sam Rutherford
Combining art historical research with contemporary fashion design to question beauty and body image ideals

Previous series

2016/2017

11 October | Peer-reviewing

16 November | Pathways to Impact

13 December | Research as Teaching / Teaching as Research:Finding New Projects with UoE’s Art, Archive & Rare Book Collections