Monthly Archives: November 2018

The Health Foundation Newsletter

Funding, news and events – The latest funding opportunities, news and events from the Health Foundation. This month, explore and download our latest publications on three important topics: health as an asset, multiple conditions, and the workforce challenges facing the health service in England. Find out about our healthy lives photography commission with the RSPH and read about our funded leadership programme GenerationQ, which opens for applications on Tuesday 27 November.

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Advance HE November Update

This month we launched a programme of engagement to explore how our Subject Networks should be shaped to ensure they are truly fit for the current and emerging needs of modern day HE. A number of round tables across the UK and online will take place in the next couple of months.

Jess Moody, Advance HE Senior Advisor, has been announced as Wonkhe’s ‘Social Media Wonk of the Year 2018’. The awards were held at the blog and think tank’s recent annual conference, ‘Wonkfest 2018’. Continue reading Advance HE November Update

Alcohol Change UK

Alcohol Change UK is the new charity formed by the merger of Alcohol Concern and Alcohol Research UK. Our vision is of a world free from serious alcohol harm.

Bringing together Alcohol Research UK’s scientific credibility and research excellence established over the last thirty years and Alcohol Concern’s strong track record in influencing policy and practice, working with the treatment sector and supporting people with alcohol problems directly, Alcohol Change UK will work to significantly reduce serious alcohol harm in the UK.

Today, the first day of Alcohol Awareness Week 2018, we launch the Alcohol Change Report, in which we look at alcohol harm in the UK, and make the case for change being not only needed, but possible.

It is because of partners, colleagues and supporters like you that, despite the challenges we face, we are optimistic. We invite you to get to know us by exploring our new website, including the new research hub.

The Royal Society Newsletter

Funding for Interdisciplinary Research – The APEX Awards support interdisciplinary research for established researchers. In partnership with the British Academy and Royal Academy of Engineering, and with generous support from the Leverhulme Trust, these awards provide up to £100,000 plus the cost of a teaching replacement. Closing date: Tuesday 18 December 2018, 3pm.

Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowships – With support from the Leverhulme Trust, this scheme offers relief from teaching and administrative duties for senior researchers for a period of between one academic term and one academic year. The scheme covers all areas of the life and physical sciences, including engineering. Opening date: Tuesday 27 November 2018.


Nesta Update

This week, Nesta’s celebrates its 20th birthday. Since it started, they have shifted from a government body to an independent charity, and from traditional grant-maker to an investor in ventures and centre of world-class research. These days, they’re talking less about why we need to innovate, and more about what kind of innovation we really need. Here, they take a look at where they have come from, where they are now, and where they’re heading. Read more.

Making money work harder – How Nesta funds innovation

Research Professional Updates

KEF likely to split universities into eight categories – Universities are likely to be split into eight groups in the Knowledge Exchange Framework based on their size, research quality and degree of specialisation, rather than the four categories previously suggested.  For more information click here

British Academy criticises Plan S – Subscription journals are necessary for the publication of high-quality research in the humanities and social sciences, the UK national academy for these disciplines has said.  For more information click here


EURESEARCH Newsletter Nov 2018

Results of the ERC Synergy Grant Call are Published

“The whole is something else than the sum of its parts.” This famous phrase can be aptly applied to the ERC Synergy Grant scheme. This scheme enables groups of 2 to 4 principle investigators to bring together complementary skills, knowledge and resources to jointly address research problems at the frontiers of science.

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