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RCUK publish Delivery Plan for 2015/16

The RCUK Delivery Plan 2015/16 is published today alongside delivery plans for the individual Research Councils.

12 June 2014
UK Scientists asked to identify future facility requirements

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.

30 May 2014
New career case studies

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.

20 May 2014
RCUK announces Chair of Open Access Review

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.

09 May 2014
RCUK Briefing on Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Leave and Pay now available

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.

08 May 2014
Research Council budget allocations 2015/16 announced

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.

01 May 2014
RCUK response to Higher Education Research in an Independent Scotland report

Research Councils UK notes the Higher Education Research in an Independent Scotland report issued today by the Scottish Government.

30 April 2014
Triennial Review of the Research Councils published

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.

16 April 2014
Research Councils UK welcomes announcement of Newton Fund

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.

10 April 2014
Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) - An Accelerated process to support international mobility for top researchers

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.

03 April 2014
Age and gender data for grant holders published

The Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister for Universities & Science has announced in his speech today, at Jodrell Bank, that RCUK has published grant success rates by age and gender for the last 3 years.

11 March 2014
RCUK Training Grant Guide now available

Research Councils UK (RCUK) has today (3 March) published the RCUK Training Grant Guide to provide clarity and consistency for Research Organisations (ROs) who receive Research Council Training Grants.

03 March 2014
30 years of effective UK engagement in EU research

The UK Research Office (UKRO) will mark 30 years of effective UK engagement in EU research at a high-level reception event in Brussels today. UKRO is the European office of the UK Research Councils and during the last three decades UKRO has worked closely with them to support engagement in EU activities.

18 February 2014
Science Budget Allocations 2015/16

Research Councils UK notes the allocations of the science budget for 2015/16 and welcomes the recognition that this gives to the contribution of research to the growth, prosperity and wellbeing of the UK.

10 February 2014
Women in Science: Ensuring Excellence with Impact

Research Councils UK (RCUK) welcomes the report published today by the House of Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology on Women in Scientific Careers.

06 February 2014
Engaging in Europe: Ensuring Excellence with Impact

A new report celebrating the UK Research Council’s comprehensive range of collaborations with partners across Europe over the past 30 years has been published today to mark the launch of Horizon 2020.

31 January 2014
RCUK doctoral stipend levels and indicative fees for 2014

Research Councils UK (RCUK) has announced doctoral stipend levels and indicative fees for 2014.

07 January 2014

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