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Hundreds of up-and-coming scientists demonstrate their research at House of Commons

More than 200 early career scientists presented their research in a poster competition to dozens of politicians, and a panel of experts, at the House of Commons this week. The STEM for BRITAIN competition, which is co-sponsored by Research Councils UK, saw entries from across the sciences.

March 15, 2017
Apprentice Levy

Any Research Organisation submitting an feC Proposal to the Research Councils can now recover the costs of the new Apprentice levy. The Research Councils have agreed that the cost of the Levy can be recovered by adding the levy charge through direct staff costs.

March 13, 2017
UK's Research and Innovation bodies welcome Budget

The announcement of the first tranche of challenges to be supported by the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) and additional support for high skilled research talent has been welcomed by the UK’s Research and Innovation leaders.

March 8, 2017
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