Monthly Archives: February 2020

Nesta – The Innovation Agenda

The innovation agenda and the UK’s appetite for change – The last few years have been characterised by the UK public’s appetite for change; from Brexit and the national agenda to global movements around climate change, inequality and health. People are open to innovation, but is the UK getting it right?

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Leverhulme Funding

Nominations invited for Philip Leverhulme Prizes 2020The subject areas for 2020 are: Biological Sciences, History, Law, Mathematics and Statistics, Philosophy and Theology and Sociology and Social Policy. The prizes recognise researchers at an early stage of their career, whose work has already had a significant international impact, and whose future research career is exceptionally promising. The closing date for nominations is 18 May 2020.

Upcoming closing dates:

Visiting Professorships – 7 May 2020
Major Research Fellowships – 15 May 2020
Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarships – 5 June 2020
Leverhulme International Professorships – 19 June 2020

February Newsletter For insights into research funded by Research Project Grants, Major Research Fellowships, Philip Leverhulme Prizes and Research Leadership Awards, download the Trust’s February Newsletter.



Workers are unaware and unprepared – The news that six million people are at risk of losing their jobs, through future changes to the way we’ll live and work, paints a bleak picture.  But there are a number of ways to support and empower at-risk workers, particularly as new types of jobs will be created as others disappear.  With the right skills, support and information to navigate a changing world, people can shift towards more fulfilling, secure jobs.  Find out about Nesta’s campaign on work and skills.

How has workplace automation affected people’s lives? – Explore six stories of people whose jobs have been changed or lost through automation in the workplace.


NIHR Updates

NIHR researchers collaborate with Lloyds Pharmacy to launch mental health pilot program

This great example of a pharmacy service pilot, funded and designed by NIHR researchers in collaboration with Lloyds Pharmacy, is providing extra help and support to mental health patients. Read more on the News Medical website.

Oncimmune test more effective than CT Surveillance in lung cancer
Leeds In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative has recently supported Oncimmune in a study to assess the effectiveness of its EarlyCDT Lung test. The study has found that the test is more effective than the traditional computed topography (CT) surveillance in lung cancer diagnosis. Read more in Pharma Times

New campaign highlights UK expertise in delivering complex and innovative trials

Following the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy progress update released last month, which highlights the NIHR’s role in making Complex Innovative Design (CID) studies ‘business as usual’, a new web page is now live on the NIHR website which showcases the UK’s expertise and the NIHR support available around delivering complex and innovative trials.