Here you can find press releases from RCUK.
Previous years press releases are available below:
Older press releases pre-2012 can be found on the National Archive copy of this website.
Research Councils UK have announced the open access block grant allocations for 2016/17, worth a total of £14 million and distributed across 79 institutions.
Research Councils UK is pleased to announce continuation funding of £600,000 for its Public Engagement with Research Catalyst Seed Fund, designed to support universities in strengthening their public engagement activities at a strategic level.
The RCUK website will be offline for a short period on Saturday 15 October for routine maintenance. It's expected that the site will be down for several hours.
The RCUK Gateway to Research will be displaying researchers ORCID iDs and a hyperlink to their ORCID profile. ORCID iDs will be displayed for any researcher who has connected their ORCID iD to their Je-S account and who has any completed or live research projects.
The Department for International Development (DFID) are currently recruiting new members of their Research Advisory Group (RAG). The provision of independent scientific advice by the RAG assists DFID to assure the quality and appropriateness of Research and Evidence Division’s research portfolio for DFID’s objectives.
The Centre of Excellence for Plant and Microbial Science (CEPAMS) was formerly opened in Shanghai by Jo Johnson MP, the UK Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation and the President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Bai Chunli.
The UK’s Research Councils are this week leading a series of announcements, events and launches in China that demonstrate the growing strength of the research and innovation relationship between the UK and China.
On Wednesday 28th September, the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Collective Fund is currently inviting applications for strategic programmes to grow research capability to meet the challenges faced by developing countries.
A group of research funders, sector bodies and infrastructure experts are working together in partnership to promote the responsible use of research metrics. The 2015 independent report ‘The Metric Tide’ highlighted growing pressure on higher education institutions, researchers, funders and policymakers to use metrics in managing and assessing research.
The Global Challenges Research Fund is today launching a call for applications for strategic programmes designed to grow research capability to address the challenges faced by developing countries.
We are pleased to announce that we have set up regional workshops around the UK to go out and talk to the community about the programme of work to replace the Je-S system and design a new ‘Research and Innovation Funding Service’.
The HM Treasury statement provides reassurance for applicants to Horizon 2020 projects, confirming that where applications are submitted while the UK remains a member of the EU HM Treasury will underwrite the payment of awards, even when specific projects continue beyond the UK’s departure from the EU.
The Research Councils are seeking applications for membership of the Research Organisation Consultation Group (ROCG). The group advises the Research Councils on all aspects of research funding administration and policy.
Four of the UK’s leading research organisations have, today, launched a concordat that proposes a series of clear and practical principles for working with research data. The Concordat on Open Research Data has been developed by a UK multi-stakeholder group and is a set of expectations of best practice reflecting the needs of the research community.
RCUK welcomes the statement from the UK national academies on research and innovation after the EU referendum, published on 16 July. RCUK supports and endorses the points made in the statement which reflect the position of the Research Councils.
Each of the seven Research Councils has now published their Annual Report and Accounts 2015-16. Laid before Parliament in the last week, the publications outline the Councils’ achievements over the last year.
RCUK have launched a Call for Evidence to gather views on the high-level challenges that will form the basis of the funding calls from the Global Challenges Research Fund collective fund, the information gathered will also be share with the other delivery partners so that it may inform their own strategies.
The outcome of the EU Referendum raises questions for UK researchers and international partners about the Research Councils’ international activities and collaborations. We are actively working with Government on issues related to UK research and we will provide further information when it is available.
The Appointments Panels for four of the Research Councils are seeking applications from suitably qualified academics or experienced individuals, to fill a number of vacancies on their governing Councils. These vacancies are for part-time, fixed term membership which are expected to arise during 2016.
Research funders from around the world gathered in New Delhi to debate global approaches to interdisciplinarity and the equality and status of women in research at the Global Research Council 2016 Annual Meeting.