Research Professional Newsletter

Augar review puts research at risk, peers hear

The Augar review of post-18 education funding has placed great uncertainty on the future of research at universities, according to leading figures in academia.

Brexit could harm research for a generation, says Leverhulme head

Brexit may set the UK’s research base back by a generation regardless of the type of exit, the director of the Leverhulme Trust has said.

Nesta launches funding call for education technology projects

The innovation charity Nesta has invited education technology companies to bid for up to £100,000 each to fund innovations that help teachers and students.

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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