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Scott McGee

It seems to be consultation season lately, and the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS for short) are joining the fun. While preparing the UK’s 2014 Science and Innovation Strategy, a consultation has been opened where parties with an interest in where funds for research are invested in the future are invited to share their views.

Consultations of this kind are a vital way of influencing policy, and where future funding for R+D will go. The consultation is here.  (And if your response isn’t polite don’t tell them I sent you!)

Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowships

A day at BCIT aerospace technology campus by Mike CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

The Royal Academy of Engineering is about to launch the latest round of its Research Fellowships scheme for early career researchers in engineering. The deadline for outline applications is 14th November 2014.  “Applications are welcomed from outstanding engineering researchers who are about to finish their PhD or have up to three years postdoctoral research experience. The…

“Europe in a Changing World” Societal Challenge update

Signpost by the picturedrome CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

The revised 2015 work programme for the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge “Europe in a Changing World: Inclusive, Innovative and Reflective Societies” is now available. Although social sciences and humanities research is meant to be “mainstreamed” in Horizon 2020, this is the part of the programme where there is most obvious scope for SSH involvement. The new…

Alona Welby

If you are interested in applying for ERC funding next academic year, take a look at the newly-published workprogramme for 2015. This details the calls, deadlines and funding available as well as the expected applicant profile for each of the grants available.

Alona Welby

Thanks to UKRO, we have the link to an interesting presentation by the newly appointed ERC President, Prof Jean-Pierre Bourgignon. The slides present statistics on the development of the ERC, the number of researchers funded and the success rates. It is worth noting that the UK has received the most grants and UK universities are high on the list of funded institutions.

Alona Welby

The ERC Advanced Grants call is now open with a deadline of 21 October. This funding is for excellent PIs from any discipline who are already established researcher leaders. See the ERC website for more info. For hints and tips on writing your application, take a look at the slides from a recent ERC National Contact Point event. (This is only available to UKRO subscribers).


Sam King

Join BIS in discussion with the UK science minister David Willetts on Monday 16 June, 12-2pm BST, about how the government should invest the £5.9bn it has committed to spend on research infrastructure over the next five years. See the Guardian website.