NIHR News and Research – January 2019

NIHR announces £15 million of new dementia research in partnership with the Economic and Social Research Council – A new project to create an online support network for people with young onset and rare dementias is one of four research projects announced as part of a £15 million research initiative by the NIHR and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to improve the lives of people living with dementia.

NIHR supports research and innovation in the NHS 10-year plan – The NIHR welcomes the Long Term NHS Plan and is committed to working with the NHS to drive medical advances by ensuring research and innovation is an integral part of its future.

NIHR Academy seeking tenders for research focusing on gender inequalities in clinical academic careers -The NIHR Academy, in partnership with five organisations, is inviting research proposals to help understand the factors that influence career progression in academic careers, particularly in relation to gender inequality.

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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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