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ISBE Research and Knowledge Exchange Fund Call for Applications 2015


The Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) Research and Knowledge Exchange Fund has launched its 2015 call for applications. The fund is an initiative supported by the ESRC, Lloyds Banking Group, the Federation of Small Business (FSB) and the British Academy of Management (BAM). It is administered through ISBE and aims to encourage and support research activities from…

David Young

Research Councils UK have this week released their response to the Burgess review of the RCUK Open Access policy implementation. Rick Rylance, Chair of RCUK Executive Group, confirmed that they accept and will implement all of the recommendations, including the formation of a Practitioner Group, making ORCID a requirement, and a review of the algorithm to apportion OA block grant.


2016 ERC Starting Grants call launched


The European Research Council has launched the 2016 call for Starting Grants, with a budget of €485 million and deadline of 17 November 2015. This scheme offers very attractive and prestigious funding and is open to excellent researchers from any discipline with 2 to 7 years of post-PhD experience and a promising track record. The rules have also…

What’s going on with Horizon 2020’s budget?

European flags flying in front of the Berlaymont by TPCOM CC BY-NC-ND 2

The European Commission has cut the Horizon 2020 budget to fund the new European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) which aims to stimulate economic development and growth across the EU. After negotiation with MEPs, the cuts are not quite as big as originally expected and do not affect the Excellent Science pillar of the programme…

New UKRO website launched


Take a look at UKRO’s new website. If you are already a subscriber you should still be able to access the subscriber services. To sign up, click on “register” on the home page. UKRO is the Brussels office of the UK Research Councils representing UK HE to the European institutions and working to maximise UK engagement…