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.
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A host of leading UK scientists and academics will be presenting their research at the prestigious annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Boston, MA from 16–20 February 2017.
Due to system maintenance this website may be unavailable on 11 February from 0900-1400 GMT. This maintenance will also affect other Research Council services, including the Peer Review extranet and recruitment application system which may be become unavailable during this period.
The Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, Jo Johnson, has announced that Professor Sir Mark Walport will be the Chief Executive Designate of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).
As details of the UK’s new Industrial Strategy are shared, engagement with business and the research community on one of its key programmes is already well underway.
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.
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.