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Chancellor earmarks £2.9bn of capital for grand challenges

03-12-2014

The capital budget for science of £1.1 billion a year will be split between a capital fund for grand challenges research and one for existing laboratories, the chancellor said in his 2014 autumn statement. He also unveiled £800 million for research projects and facilities.

 
 
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free article Research councils under review again as structure is questioned
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17-12-2014

The Treasury has launched a review of how the research councils fund scientific research.

free article REF could do more to recognise collaboration, says University Alliance
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10-12-2014

University Alliance, the group representing the UK’s business-focused universities, has argued that impact and collaboration could be "further recognised and incentivised by funding systems".

free article Universities outline where axe will fall if QR funding is cut
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09-12-2014

Universities have warned that any reduction in quality-related funding for universities would harm basic research, disproportionately affect the humanities and social sciences and possibly lead to redundancies.

 

free article Plans for Scotland's universities welcomed by researchers
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27-11-2014

Academics have expressed relief that the Smith commission has not recommended a revision of Scotland's relationship with Research Councils UK, and have welcomed a suggestion to introduce a post-study work route for international students.

free article Library offers diverse audience to help ‘road test’ your research questions
Research Fortnight

26-11-2014

At a library in Shoreditch, east London, a network for researchers, students and activists is helping academics to reach a wide audience.