Monthly Archives: April 2020

AdvanceHE Update

Understanding Governance Performance and Future Challenges – Advance HE has published the first of a new series of insight and research reports on the effectiveness of governance in higher education.

Understanding Governance Performance and Future Challenges draws on recent surveys of 20 institutions carried out as part of governance effectiveness reviews by Advance HE which paint a picture about how well the sector judges that it is governing itself. Continue reading AdvanceHE Update

The British Academy is inviting humanities and social science researchers to bring their specific insights to bear on the global health pandemic resulting from COVID-19. Across health, social, economic, cultural and environmental impacts, the COVID-19 pandemic affects individuals, communities, and society in the UK and globally. The economic, social and cultural effects are far reaching. […]

via Special Research Grants – COVID-19 — MMU Research and Knowledge Exchange Blog


NIHR’s response to the coronavirus pandemic

Information for the public on COVID-19 research
NIHR’s resource for patients and the public, the Be Part of Research website, has been updated with new information and links about COVID-19 and research underway into the condition. There is information for people who are interested in taking part in studies as well as other ways that people can support the health service. Read more Continue reading NIHR News

NIHR Funding Opportunities

The following new funding opportunities are available:

COVID-19 Rapid Response Rolling Call
Highlight notice – COVID-19 and ethnicity

Global Health Research Programme
Research to support COVID-19 response in humanitarian settings

Invention for Innovation Programme
i4i Challenge Awards Call 10
i4i Product Development Awards Call 20
For more information and a list of all current funding opportunities, please visit the NIHR website.

Ph.D Studentship and Research Fellow Opportunities.

Biological Treatment of Industrial Effluents Using Novel Biofilm-Membranes

One Senior Research Fellow position and one full-time Ph.D. scholarship are available to work on a project funded by The Leverhulme Trust at Canterbury Christ Church University. This is an exciting multi-disciplinary project that aims to develop a proof-of-concept, sustainable and environment-friendly process for treating industrial effluents using novel biofilms as membranes. This work will also pioneer a new view of biofilms as potentially useful, biodegradable and renewable materials. Continue reading Ph.D Studentship and Research Fellow Opportunities.

Research Professional Updates

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Cancer Research UK announces £44m research cut – ‘Devastating’ decision comes as charity expects fundraising income to fall by 20-25 per cent.

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