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.
The Research Councils welcome the Government’s recognition of the value of investment in research in today’s Comprehensive Spending Review.
Over a period of three years, beginning in January 2016, more than 1,300 people involved in peer review from all seven Research Councils will be given access to high quality training designed and developed by the Research Councils.
An independent review of the UK Research Councils, led by Sir Paul Nurse, is published today. The report, ‘Ensuring a Successful Research Endeavour’, reviews why and how the UK should undertake research.
The value of investment in UK-India research from the UK Research Councils, the Government of India, and third parties now exceeds £200 million, following a joint £72 million boost to the portfolio during 2015.
The UK Research Councils have announced a number of research programmes in partnership with Chinese funders to tackle major global challenges, as part of the State visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to the UK this week.
Eleven partnership awards for PhD students in the UK and South Africa, funded by the UK Research Councils and the South African National Research Foundation (NRF) under the Newton Fund, have today been announced by the Science Ministers of the two countries.
Announced by Universities and Science Minister, Jo Johnson, The Urban Living Partnership will harness the broad spectrum of UK research and innovation expertise to help cities realise their aspiration of healthy, prosperous and sustainable living.
The University of Leicester has been crowned the Overall Winner 2015 and winner of the Contribution to Business category at the inaugural Impact Awards 2015 for their work in developing a commercial consultancy and industry research from their 3D laser vibrometry facility. Other category winners were: Public Health England (Contribution to Society) and Lancaster University with the University of Liverpool and Inventya Ltd (Outstanding KEC Initiative).
RCUK is delighted to announce the successful awards for its Public Engagement with Research Catalyst Seed Fund (CSF).This funding will help to catalyse change by ensuring that engaging the public becomes an integral part of the research process.
The UK academic and business community have made recommendations for the Research Councils’ science requirements for the Diamond Light Source, ISIS and the Central Laser Facility that are managed by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC).
The winners of the Impact Awards for knowledge exchange and commercialisation professionals, run by Research Councils UK and PraxisUnico, will be announced at a ceremony in Central Hall, Westminster on 15th September 2015.
The 2015 UK Young Scientist of the Year will today enjoy an unforgettable personal tour of the Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory, one of the best locations for astronomical observations in the world - a prize organised by RCUK.
Research Councils UK, on behalf of the UK Open Research Data Forum, has today published a draft Concordat on Open Research Data, which sets out expectations of good practice in publishing research data openly.
Research Councils UK has today published its response to the independent Review of the implementation of the RCUK policy on Open Access, chaired by Professor Sir Bob Burgess. In implementing the recommendations, RCUK will establish a Practitioner Group drawn from those working with the policy in institutions, publishers and learned societies.
On June 30, 2015, the Natural Environment Research Council and the Science and Technology Facilities Council sponsored the highly successful Research Councils UK Water Showcase on “Water for Future Cities”. The showcase was produced as part of the UK Water Partnership and was attended by a diverse audience of approximately 200 people from industry, government, civil society organisations and the research community.
Professor Philip Nelson, Chief Executive of EPSRC, has been elected as the next Chair of the RCUK Executive Group. Prof Nelson will take on the role from 1 October when the current Chair, Prof Rick Rylance, steps down.
The shortlist for the 2015 RCUK/PraxisUnico Impact Awards for Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation (KEC) professionals highlights the vital role played by KEC professionals working alongside their academic colleagues.
Today, more than 300 business leaders, entrepreneurs, world-leading researchers, parliamentarians and policymakers will gather at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in Westminster for an exciting and interactive showcase event, which demonstrates the Research Councils’ ambition to ensure the UK remains the best place in the world to do research, innovate and grow business.
RCUK and PraxisUnico are delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2015 Impact Awards for Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation (KEC) professionals. The Impact Awards reward and recognise knowledge exchange, technology transfer and commercialisation professionals who have excelled in enabling and facilitating the achievement of impact from the outcomes of research.
Research Councils UK yesterday announced that they will co-host next year’s Global Research Council (GRC) annual meeting with the Indian Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB). The GRC is a virtual organisation comprised of the heads of research funding agencies from around the world, and two members bid each year to co-host its annual meeting.