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European researchers are turning down grants, MPs hear.  Some European Union nationals who won funding from the Wellcome Trust have turned down their grant offers due to Brexit, the House of Commons Exiting the EU Committee has been told. Read More

Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chairs and Senior Research Fellowships Now Open. Deadline: 4 September.  Available for professors, readers or senior lecturers from any engineering discipline wishing to build strong industrial collaborations. Awards of up to £45,000 per annum for five years, the industrial partner should contribute at least £250,000. We welcome applications from women and other groups underrepresented across engineering. Read More

Differential fees ‘could harm engineering’  Engineers have warned that any reduction in university tuition fees as a result of the government’s post-18 education review could severely damage their discipline. Read More

REF data are a goldmine as well as a yardstick  Read More

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About CCCU Research Development

Research Development (RD) is part of the Department of Enterprise, Employability and Research Development. RD is responsible for ensuring that Research and Enterprise is of the highest quality and meets all required internal and external standards, including managing the institutional submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF). RD leads on development and implementation of the institutional research and enterprise integrity policies, processes and best practice. It also hosts the institutional Staff Researcher Development Programme and the Early Career Researcher Programme SPARC, and is responsible for the annual Research Internship programme. RD provides strategic and targeted support for academic staff to seek and secure funding for their research and innovation activities. This includes identification of core funding opportunities and support for proposal development, alongside strategic advice and support for faculties to develop their research portfolio and capacity.

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