Research Councils UK (RCUK) through the Global Uncertainties programme has invited the Forensic Science Society to manage a process in which active researchers in forensic science nominate their peers to evaluate research proposals in forensic science. The Forensic Science Society will forward these nominations to RCUK. The individual Research Councils may contact nominees on the list to assist them to obtain advice on evaluating forensic science research proposals, depending on the expertise which is required.
The Forensic Science Society is keen to ensure that the process is inclusive across the breadth of forensic science research. The deadline for submitting nominations to the Forensic Science Society is 5pm on 30 March 2012.
For further information, visit the Forensic Science Society website here.
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Research Councils UK (RCUK) is the strategic partnership of the UK's seven Research Councils who annually invest around £3 billion in research. We support excellent research, as judged by peer review, that has an impact on the growth, prosperity and wellbeing of the UK. To maintain the UK’s global research position we offer a diverse range of funding opportunities, foster international collaborations and provide access to the best facilities and infrastructure around the world. We also support the training and career development of researchers and work with them to inspire young people and engage the wider public with research. To maximise the impact of research on economic growth and societal wellbeing we work in partnership with other research funders including the Technology Strategy Board, the UK Higher Education funding bodies, business, government, and charitable organisations. www.rcuk.ac.uk.
The seven UK Research Councils are:
- Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC);
- Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC);
- Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC);
- Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC);
- Medical Research Council (MRC);
- Natural Environment Research Council (NERC);
- Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC).