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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.

04 November 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.

30 October 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.

30 September 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.

19 September 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.

12 September 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.

08 September 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.

02 September 2014
RCUK launches call for evidence in Open Access Review

Research Councils UK (RCUK) has today, launched the call for evidence for the 2014 review of the implementation of the RCUK policy on Open Access.

17 July 2014
Report published on the arrangements for Researcher Development

RCUK has today published the Report on the 2013 Survey of the Impact of the Funding Change for Researcher Development.

09 July 2014
Statement of Expectations for Research Fellowships and Future Research Leaders

Research Councils UK (RCUK) has today published its Statement of Expectations for Research Fellowships and Future Research Leaders, which sets out common principles for the support of all Research Council-funded fellowships and future research leaders.

27 June 2014
Consultation response reminder: BIS open consultation on proposals for long-term capital investment in science and research

The consultation issued by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) at the end of April on Science and Research closes in a fortnight. RCUK will be responding to this welcome consultation and also encourages the research community to respond before the 4 July closing date.

24 June 2014
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

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