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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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