QSR Grant for Early Career Researchers

Often the most innovative research comes from those just starting their careers. As such, I’m delighted that QSR International is once again supporting the next generation of qualitative research innovation! We recognize that early career researchers often find it difficult to access research grants as they have to compete with established scholars. This is why QSR has established this grant just for those starting out on their research careers.

The Grant will allow for $25,000 USD in funding over two years to an Early Career Researcher with a project that shows promise and contribution to knowledge.

The grant is open to all Early Career Researchers world-wide.

If you are interested in learning more about the grant, or know someone who may benefit, please visit: https://go.qsrinternational.com/e/346611/ampaign-fy22sepnvecrgrantemail/24hqxg4/887576627?h=X4-JNHAp3ixlc0Xg-Gm_0QIAsV9JCDAO_A71USga0I4

The deadline for applications is 30th November 2021.

Kind Regards, 
Silvana di Gregorio, PhD
Academic Research Director

QSR International

Eastside, King’s Cross Station, London, N1C 4AX, United Kingdom
T  +44 (0)1925 358 095


Our new special issue on ethics

Adding to the literature on engineering ethics education is a new special focus issue of the Australasian Journal of Engineering Education.The introduction by the guest editor Shannon Chancepresents the nine manuscripts and explains ties across them. The set covers ethical decision-making models and pedagogical techniques, philosophical aspects of ethics in engineering practice and education, ethics in accreditation, and the role of extra-curricular activities and gaming platforms in students’ ethical development. The set has been released digitally and will soon be published in hard copy as well. Many of the articles are open access, and a link to each is provided below. Gwynne-Evans, Junaid and Chetty argue for a repositioning of ethics at the heart of engineering graduate attributes.Martin, Conlon and Boweexamine how cases are used in the teaching of engineering ethics and argue for the use of immersive scenarios and active stakeholder engagement, as well as for the development of local repositories and metrics of effectiveness.Stransky, Bodnar, Anastasio and Burkey explore the power of immersive environments that encourage authentic, high-level engagement by students.Sivaraman proposes a 4-tier rubric for evaluating engineering students’ ethical decision-making skills in the context of hypothetical scenarios.Lawlor offers a dissenting perspective to the teaching of engineering ethics through case studies and he recommends mirroring practices used in the education of philosophers—reading, lectures, discussion, and assessment—so that students are equipped to think critically about the profession.Hess, Miller, Higbee, Fore and Wallace explore empathy and ethical becoming, with the aim of helping Biomedical students recognize issues in practice environments.Frigo, Marthaler, Albers, Ott and Hillerbrand bring to the forefront the role of phronesis and virtues in engineering education. Advocating an authentic approach to teaching ethics,Polmear, Chau and Simmons highlight the role that informal, out-of-class, or extra-curricular activities play in the students’ ethical development. Finally,Chance, Lawlor, Direito and Mitchell assess ramifications of traditional approaches to teaching ethics by asking civil engineers how they had learned about ethics and find that lessons of codes and professional practice were likely present in their engineering courses but completely unmemorable.

SASEE Symposium to launch the Southern Journal of Engineering Education

Friday, 23 July 2021

SASEE Symposium to launch the
Southern Journal of Engineering Education

On behalf of the South African Society of Engineering Education (SASEE), we are pleased to announce the launch of our official research journal, the Southern Journal of Engineering Education (SJEE).

Please mark your calendars for the SASEE Symposium (online/virtual) to celebrate the SJEE launch on Friday, 23 July 2021, starting at 09h30 GMT+2.

To learn more about the focus of SJEE, please visit the website: www.sjee.org.za

To register for the event and to receive further notifications regarding the symposium, please complete this form: REGISTRATION FORM LINK

Alternatively copy and paste the link into your web browser:

For further enquiries, please email: info@sasee.org.za

Doctoral Symposium at SEFI open for applications

As has been the case at the annual SEFI-conference in later years a Doctoral Symposium will be arranged at this year’s SEFI-conference.
The deadline for applications has in fact passed, but we see that we can open up for some more participants at this year’s Doctoral Symposium. If you , or someone you know, could benefit from participating we please ask you to recommend participation. We are also happy to welcome past participants to participate one more time if still are a doctoral student.
As previously the conference fee will be reduced for PhD-students attending the symposium. The Doctoral Symposium will be held as an online event on Sunday, 12 September 2021, between 10:00 – 15:00 (CEST). More information and instructions for submitting applications can found at 


As mentioned the formal deadline has passed, but applications submitted in June will be considered.
Best regards
Jonte Bernhard, Kristina Edström and Tinne de Laet
Doctoral Symposium Organizers

Jonte Bernhard, PhD (Eng.)

Linköping University
Department of Science and Technology (ITN)
SE-601 74 Norrköping, Sweden

UK: Newton International (early career) Fellowship Call Open

These fellowships are for non-UK scientists who are at an early stage of their research career and wish to conduct research in the UK.

This scheme is jointly run by the British Academy and the Royal Society.

This scheme is currently open to applications and will close at 3pm on Wednesday, 16 June 2021.

Find out more at:


PhD scholarships in spatial skills

For prospective PhD students: we are recruiting 15 PhD students to work on SellSTEM – Spatial Enhanced Learning Linked to STEM. Network consists of 10 universities in 8 countries. Salaries range from 38 to 62k euro per annum for 3 years depending on country. Disciplines range from Cog Psy, Art, Design, Education, Linguistics, Engineering, Math. Masters qualification required. For more details and to apply visit: https://sellstem.eu/recruitment

ICL Special Session on Transferable Skills in Engineering Education

I am a PhD student at the University of Warwick, UK. My research focuses on approaches and methods for teaching transferable skills in Engineering Education. I’m organising a Special Session on Transferable Skills in Engineering Education at the

ICL2021 conference

in Dresden, Germany, on 22-24 September 2021.

You are cordially invited to submit papers for this Special Session. The deadline for papers is June 1st, 2021. The link to the Special Session is http://www.icl-conference.org/current/cfp_TSEE.php and


Best regards,

Elena Maekioe

PhD researcher

University of Warwick, UK