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UK Government guarantees continuation of funding for EU funded projects post-Brexit

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The Treasury has released a statement guaranteeing the continuation of funding for currently running EU funded projects until their completion, post Brexit. This statement covers Horizon 2020, the European Structural and Investment Funds, and a number of other schemes. The statement says “in the short term, I can confirm that the Treasury will give an assurance that all…

H2020 Innovative Training Networks info events in Sept and Oct

As National Contact Point for Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions, UKRO is holding two info events on the current Innovative Training Networks call. This call will open on 15 September and will close on 10 January. The events will be held on 26 September at the University of Manchester and 12 October at the University of West London.…

The Benefits of University-Industry Collaborations

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Guest blogger, Dr Tamsin Saxton, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Northumbria University shares the insights she gained at an event designed to provide information to support academics in creating and capitalising on opportunities to work with industry. Below, she summarises the key take-home points explaining why industry collaborations are useful, possible barriers to these collaborations, and…

ESRC outline additional support for early career researchers

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Following a consultation with Early Career Social Scientists earlier in the year, and the withdrawal of their Future Research Leaders scheme, ESRC have today unveiled the support they will be providing for ECR’s going forward. Following the comprehensive review, they have launched a new set of measures to support early career researchers in three distinct…

NIHR Programme Grants Advice

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Notes from an Event held by the NE Research Design Service in June 2016 – NIHR Programme Grants The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funds the Research Design Service (RDS) to provide design and methodological support to health and social care researchers across England to develop grant applications to the NIHR and other national…

ESRC-NSPCC call on children’s mental health

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The NSPCC and ESRC are commissioning research that contributes to their joint interests in mental health and the NSPCC’s new research programme: Helping Children Get Back on Track. Projects are expected to start before the end of March 2017 and run for up to five years. There is a budget of £1.7 million, with an anticipated 3-5 funded projects.…