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Research funding and policy news

Sam King

The UK Parliament has announced the launch of a new web hub for academic researchers.

‘Research Impact at the UK Parliament’ provides comprehensive information for researchers and universities on how they can engage with Parliament.

The hub answers three key questions:
•      What is Parliament interested in?
•      How does Parliament use research?
•      Why engage with Parliament?

It provides essential information on ways to engage with Parliament and stay up to date, as well as contact details of parliamentary teams and staff who work with research to support Parliamentarians.

The pages feature a variety of case studies in which researchers from across the UK, and from diverse disciplinary backgrounds, write about their experiences of working with a number of parliamentary offices.


Latest statistics on UK participation in Horizon 2020

UKRO has just flagged up a report from the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on the UK’s participation in Horizon 2020. The key message is positive: the UK remains one of the strongest participating countries in Horizon 2020 and our funding success rate has remained at about 15%. The UK…

2018 UFHRD Conference Call for Papers (Deadline 8 December)

Abstract submissions are still being accepted for the 19th UFHRD (University Forum for Human Resource Development) Conference that is to be hosted by Northumbria University,  from 6th – 8th June, 2018. The theme of the UFHRD 2018 Conference is: Power and possibility: unleashing the potential of HRD  This theme reflects the regional location of the conference. The industrial North-East of…

ERC Consolidator Grant Information Session – Leeds, 29th November

The ERC National Contact Point are running an information session on the 2018 Consolidator Grant call at the University of Leeds on 29 November, running from 14.00 to 17.00. There are still spaces available in this workshop, and if you are interested in applying for the Consolidator Grant call (either this year or in future),…

Newton Fund: Call for Applications – Newton Advanced Fellowship and Newton Mobility Grant

The British Academy has released details of the following funding opportunities from the Newton Fund: Newton Advanced Fellowship This fellowship supports mid-career group and network leaders in partner countries to develop their research with groups and networks in the UK; by supporting the development of a research community, strengthening research excellence and links between the…

Horizon 2020 New Societal Challenges calls published

With thanks to UKRO for their summaries, the European Commission has published a raft of new Horizon 2020 calls for proposals for the period 2018-2020. This will include a number of Societal Challenges calls which are listed below. For further information click the links to the full call information on the H2020 Participant Portal. Northumbria staff who…