Research Professional Updates

Boris Johnson promises research investment amid political chaos

The prime minister insisted that investing in science is a “crucial public priority” as he asked the Queen to suspend parliament and the government announced that it would unveil fast-tracked plans for spending next week.

First I3 grants awarded for international link-ups

Research England has awarded funding to eight universities in the first round of a scheme designed to support research collaborations between domestic and international institutions.

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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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