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ESRC update

In the spring of this year ESRC published a blog that described how applicants to RCUK (as it was then) applied across research council boundaries. This more wintery post takes a crisp early-morning canter through an aspect of what is now cross-UKRI behaviour – the flows of funding between the seven research councils.  To read full article click here


Research Professional Updates

NIHR calls for REF to recognise applied research  – Applied health research should be given appropriate prominence in the Research Excellence Framework, one of the UK’s main funders of health research has said.

NIHR injects £20m into social care research – The National Institute for Health Research has announced the allocation of £20 million to social care research and training of researchers working in the field over the next five years.

Business councils to advise government after Brexit – The UK government has set up five advisory councils to help ministers ensure British business grows after the UK leaves the European Union.

The Royal Society – The Scientists Newsletter

Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship – This scheme offers a recognised first step into an independent research career for outstanding scientists and engineers at an early stage of their research career who require a flexible working pattern due to personal circumstances, such as parenting or caring responsibilities or health issues.  For more details click here

APEX awards – With generous support from the Leverhulme Trust, the British Academy, Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society have come together to create the APEX award (Academies Partnership in Supporting Excellence in Cross-disciplinary research award).

APEX offers established independent researchers an opportunity to pursue genuine interdisciplinary research.

For more information click here

Innovate UK news

Patients lives to be greatly improved by technology revolutions in healthcare

Winning projects from business and research will collectively receive over £17 million funding to revolutionise healthcare across the UK and deliver better care for patients.

The projects– funded through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund – include developing artificial intelligence for bed availability in hospitals, 3D printing to create tablets and smart phone applications to improve the treatment of complex wounds.

To review the latest funding opportunities click here

Colleges Receive Boost to Teacher Recruitment

The first wave of successful further education providers to receive Taking Teaching Further funding have been announced.

Skills Minister Anne Milton announced today (12 October 2018) the first successful providers to receive funding from the Taking Teaching Further (TTF) programme.
Launched in June, the £5 million TTF programme is a national initiative to attract experienced industry professionals with expert technical skills to work in Further Education (FE) and support an ongoing exchange between industry and FE so that students can gain the knowledge and skills that employers need.

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Economic & Social Reform Council – Shaping Society

Research Methods Training Centre 2019-2024

ESRC is commissioning a Research Methods Training Centre. The centre will have a focused remit on methods training and capacity building. It will be an integral piece of our research infrastructure and will be expected to develop, deliver, and coordinate training activity across the social sciences. (Closing date for expressions of interest: 29 November, and for full proposals: 10 January 2019)

AdvanceHE update

Advance HE STEM Conference 2019: Delivering Next Generation Higher Education in STEM.  Call for papers closing soon.

The Advance HE STEM Conference will return on the 30 and 31 of January 2019. This year it focuses on Delivering Next Generation Higher Education in STEM. The conference is an ideal opportunity to collaborate and learn from other higher education professionals within STEM disciplines and to share best practice.

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Children and Young People’s Mental Health: From Early Intervention to Improved Services

12th February 2019 – The Royal National Hotel, London

Reports of children and adolescents’ issues with mental health hit the headlines far too often. A total of 389, 727 under-19s have an active referral – the highest figure ever.

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