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The Research Councils working together is known as Research Councils UK (RCUK), which provides a single, collective voice for the Research Councils. Any press enquiries that relate to any cross-Council policies or initiatives are usually dealt with by the RCUK press office.

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Latest News

First round of Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund engagement begins

The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund was announced by the Prime Minister at the 2016 CBI Annual Conference. It will help identify and develop UK industries that are fit for the future, driving progress in technologies where the UK can build on our existing areas of industrial and research strength.

January 16, 2017
Doctoral Stipend Levels and Indicative Fees for 2017

Research Councils UK (RCUK) has announced doctoral stipend levels and indicative fees for 2017. For planning purposes, research organisations should note that whilst the GDP deflator remains the basis for determining indicative fee levels, it will remain under review.

January 4, 2017
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