Here you can find news and press releases from RCUK.
Previous years press releases are availble below:
Older press releases pre-2012 can be found on the National Archive copy if this website.
ESFRI (the European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures) is updating its Roadmap of Research Infrastructures and has launched a call for projects to be considered for inclusion.
The winners of the National Science and Engineering Competition 2014 have shared their exciting experiences at some of Europe’s premier research institutes in diaries telling their stories.
Applications from senior academics in the area of economics/finance or experienced individuals from the voluntary sector are invited for two vacancies on ESRCs governing Council.
RCUK are delighted that positive discussions between the UK and China to hold a joint competition to trial new technologies that address the challenges of urbanisation are underway.
Research Councils UK (RCUK) would like to issue a reminder that the deadline to submit evidence for the 2014 review of the implementation of the RCUK policy on Open Access will be closing soon.
Research Councils UK (RCUK) are the first research funders in Europe to implement a single system for gathering details of research outcomes across all research disciplines. The harmonised approach launches today, with 30,000 RCUK funded researchers being invited to register with the new system over the coming weeks.
Research Councils UK (RCUK) has today, launched the call for evidence for the 2014 review of the implementation of the RCUK policy on Open Access.
RCUK has today published the Report on the 2013 Survey of the Impact of the Funding Change for Researcher Development.
Research Councils UK (RCUK) has today published its Statement of Expectations for Research Fellowships and Future Research Leaders, which sets out common principles for the support of all Research Council-funded fellowships and future research leaders.
The consultation issued by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) at the end of April on Science and Research closes in a fortnight. RCUK will be responding to this welcome consultation and also encourages the research community to respond before the 4 July closing date.
The RCUK Delivery Plan 2015/16 is published today alongside delivery plans for the individual Research Councils.
UK researchers from a wide range of physical and life sciences are being asked to provide their views regarding the future development of the nation’s large scale research facilities.
Research Councils UK (RCUK) are always eager to motivate coming generations to choose a career in research and, with that in mind, have today published a further set of career case studies designed to inspire those who are considering research as an occupation.
Research Councils UK (RCUK) has today, announced that Professor Sir Bob Burgess will Chair the 2014 review of the implementation of the RCUK policy on Open Access.
Research Councils UK (RCUK) has today published a briefing on Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Leave and Pay to provide clarity for researchers and their employers. This comprehensive briefing provides information relating to Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Leave and Pay.
Research Councils UK notes today, the publication of the booklet setting out the allocation of the science budget for 2015/16. We welcome the recognition that this gives to the contribution of research to the growth, prosperity and wellbeing of the UK.
Research Councils UK notes the Higher Education Research in an Independent Scotland report issued today by the Scottish Government.
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has today published the findings of the Triennial Review of the Research Councils. The review, which examined the form, function and governance of the UK’s seven Research Councils, has recognised that we are working from a position of strength.
RCUK today welcomed the Chancellor’s announcement of the Newton Fund, a new initiative intended to strengthen research and innovation partnerships between the UK and nations classed by the Government as Emerging Powers.
Research Councils UK will be cooperating with the Royal Society, British Academy and Royal Academy of Engineering, the Designated Competent Bodies, to pilot a streamlined endorsement process in order to make it easier for outstanding international researchers who have been awarded Research Councils funded fellowships to obtain a Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa.
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