Research Fortnight

Research Fortnight is the UK’s leading independent source of news, analysis, funding opportunities and jobs for the academic research community. Available fortnightly in print and daily online, Research Fortnight has been published continuously since 1994.

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Comment and analysis

free articleCharities team up for open-access fund

Adam Smith

Pilot must tackle donor concerns over payments for publishing.

free articleScience is power


Smaller countries are using science to their advantage in the search for global influence.

free articleLib Dem leaders urged to clarify ring-fence pledge and stick to 2012 commitment

Adam Smith

Liberal Democrats have been lobbying party colleagues to stick to their 2012 plans and include an increase for science funding in their election manifesto.

free articleThe excellence agenda is a Trojan Horse for austerity

Funding a small percentage of applications is not a substitute for a properly supported career structure in research, says Sven Sewitz.

free articleScottish tech transfer rules are unfit for independence

The Scottish government’s efforts to get universities to give away their intellectual property risk reducing the nation’s research to the standard of its business, says John O’Dowd.

free articleRocky relationship with the public

Geological science is central to some of the most urgent issues faced by communities in the UK. Nic Bilham asks how researchers can best engage with debate and decision-making.

Job news

free articleBlack and minority ethnic academics set their sights high at first diversity forum

Improving the standing and numbers of black and minority ethnic academics in the UK is the main goal of a group holding its first conference on 8 October... Read more

free articleWatching the ministerial merry-go-round

A ministerial reshuffle is a moment of high drama that can make or break a politician’s career. But for a politics student viewing the event at close quarters, it gives invaluable insight into the mechanics of government... Read more

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About Research Fortnight

Research Fortnight is the only UK publication that connects research to funding and policymaking. Our subscribers include researchers from all levels, politicians and policymakers. Read Research Fortnight to get an inside track on the people and institutions who are involved in funding and policy decisions, and to stay abreast of how knowledge and learning is affecting the people, the economy and the environment in the UK.

Our team of reporters and analysts closely scrutinises UK research funding agencies, as well as the use of research in parliament and in policymaking. We continuously check and work with all known and new sponsors for updates on new calls and award information, including funding opportunity deadlines. We enter the information into our comprehensive online database, keeping it up-to-date and relevant for our subscribers. Institutions that we report on include the seven UK research councils, the Technology Strategy Board, government departments, the higher education funding councils and the major research charities. We track research in industry as well as the work of professional societies, trade unions and lobby groups. We also cover research, policy and funding in the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Research Fortnight also contains hundreds of research vacancies across the UK and Ireland, putting you in touch with the latest jobs in academic research and policy management. Subscribing to our job alerts service allows you to access an outline of the relevant contact details and application information for a wide range of UK research jobs. Sign up to receive free job-alerts