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RCUK demonstrates positive impact achieved throughout 2014

RCUK has published the RCUK Impact Report 2014, demonstrating how the Research Councils have worked together to achieve greater impact for the research, training and innovation they support.

January 19, 2015
RCUK reaffirms its commitment to Pathways to Impact following review

RCUK has reaffirmed its commitment to Pathways to Impact and will require a clearly thought through and acceptable Pathways to Impact statement as a condition of funding in the future. This change will take effect for peer review panels which take place after 1st April 2015.

January 16, 2015
RCUK highlight the opportunity to engage with UK Science Landscape Project

The aim of this project is to build a picture of the whole research landscape in the UK and to develop a stronger evidence base. Researchers are invited to contribute through the UK Knowledge Landscape Tool.

January 7, 2015
2014: a year of groundbreaking discoveries in research

Throughout 2014, the Research Councils continued to fund excellent research that has a major impact on the economy and society, with the ambition of making the UK the best place to do research, innovate and grow business.

January 7, 2015
RCUK states REF results reinforce the success of the dual support system

The success of the UK dual support system for university research was reinforced today as the results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) were announced.

December 18, 2014
Research Councils UK welcomes the Government’s Science and Innovation Strategy, published today, and the recognition it makes of the importance of research to the UK economy and society.

The Research Councils welcome the opportunity to work with Sir Paul Nurse to ensure that the UK research system continues to deliver high impact, high quality research that benefits economy and society in the UK and beyond.

December 17, 2014
£6M joint investment in UK-BRAZIL research partnership announced

Research Councils UK (RCUK) is pleased to announce almost £6m in joint funding between the UK and Brazil for Research Partnerships under the Newton Fund.

December 17, 2014
UK and Chile fund collaborative research and innovation

The UK and Chile governments have recently entered a bilateral partnership to support excellent research and innovation under the Newton-Picarte Fund. 

December 15, 2014
Research Councils seek new Members for the Research Organisation Consultation Group (ROCG)

The Research Councils are seeking nominations for members of the Research Organisation Consultation Group (ROCG). The group, established in 2004, was originally to advise the Research Councils on the implementation of FEC but now enjoys a broader remit advising on all aspects of research funding administration and policy.

November 27, 2014
Appointments to the Research Councils 2015

The Appointments Panels for six of the Research Councils are seeking applications from suitably qualified academics or experienced individuals to fill a number of vacancies on their governing Councils.

November 24, 2014
ESRC CEO elected to Science Europe Governing Board

RCUK is delighted to announce that Professor Jane Elliott, Chief Executive of the Economic and Social Research Council, was yesterday (20 November) elected unanimously to the Science Europe Governing Board.

November 21, 2014
RCUK Sponsors Champion Award at WISE 2014 ceremony

On Thursday, November 13, the WISE Awards took place in London celebrating the achievements of women in science and engineering.

November 14, 2014
Hauser report into Catapults outlines role for RCUK

RCUK welcomes yesterday’s publication of the Hauser Report outlining recommendations for the future of Catapult Centres. 

November 6, 2014
RCUK will be at Innovate 2014 showcasing the role of world leading UK research

Come and visit RCUK at the Support Zone, participate in our sessions, including; What our Research and Innovation Campuses can offer you, Connecting with Relevant Expertise and Innovation Assets within the Research Base and How the UK Research Base can help you be a leader in the Global Marketplace.

November 4, 2014
Updating the ESFRI Roadmap of Research Infrastructure - proposals sought from the UK

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.

October 30, 2014
Young researchers win chance to go where the action is

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.

September 30, 2014
Applications are invited to join the ESRC Governing Council 2014

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.

September 19, 2014
RCUK welcomes discussions to pursue research and innovation consortia with China

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.

September 12, 2014
RCUK call for evidence in Open Access Review – Closing soon

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.

September 8, 2014
From Arts to Zoology - RCUK Research Outcomes collection goes live

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.

September 2, 2014

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