The Royal Society Newsletter

President of the Royal Society urges everyone to wear a face covering – In a recent announcement, the President of the Royal Society, Venki Ramakrishnan urged everyone to wear a face covering. His call comes as a new review of evidence reinforces the benefits of face coverings and suggests that they may protect the wearer as well as those around them:

“There are no silver bullets but alongside hand washing and physical distancing, we also need everyone to start wearing face coverings, particularly indoors in enclosed public spaces where physical distancing is often not possible.”

University Research Fellowship – This scheme provides long-term flexible funding for UK-based early career researchers, supporting them to build an independent research career and becoming leaders in their field. Researchers based in Ireland can be supported through the Royal Society’s Science Foundation Ireland University Research Fellowship. Hear from current University Research Fellows about how to make a successful application.

View the scheme notes (PDF)


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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