Northumbria Research Support

Defence Growth Partnership Innovation Challenge – persistent surveillance from the air

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Proposals for their persistent surveillance from the air competition are invited by The Ministry of Defence and the UK Defence Solutions Centre, under the Defence Growth Partnership Innovation Challenge. The competition closes on Thursday 6 August 2015 at 5pm. Total funding available for phase 1 of this competition is up to £1 million. At least…

29-30 October 2015 – Conference in Brussels “Trust – Research co-creating future societies”

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Save the date for this high-level conference which will discuss the 2050 perspective of Europe in a Changing World. Information on funding opportunities for Social Sciences and Humanities under the 2016-17 Work Programme will also be presented. This event is being organised by the European Commission (DG RTD) and Net4Society, a network of Societal Challenge…

Health Foundation – Behavioural Insights Research Programme announced

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The Health Foundation have announced a new Behavioural Insights Research Programme aims to support research over a two to three year timeframe that designs, tests and evaluates behavioural interventions that can improve efficiency and reduce waste in health care services in the UK: Open call for original research on behavioural interventions in health care. £1…

Climate – Horizon 2020 Information Day: 21st September 2015

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An Information Day is taking place on Monday 21st September in Brussels. It will present the 2016 Work Programme of Horizon 2020’s Societal Challenge 5 “Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials​” and will ​focus on the upcoming calls for proposals under SC5 including: Blue Growth – Demonstrating an Ocean of Opportunities Industry 2020…

Sam King

The Newton Fund Scoop.It page is now live, collating press coverage, news and media relating to the fund in one accessible place:


David Young

HEFCE have today published a letter to universities outlining key changes to their Open Access policy for the next REF. These include: deposit on acceptance now comes into force in April 2017, rather than 2016; there is now an exception to the deposit requirement for outputs available via Gold OA; “inadvertently non-compliant” outputs can be made compliant retrospectively.