Research councils and funding


Director-general of research and innovation at the European Commission says university research funding would not be affected

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Institutions say Commission should divert structural funds into modernising academic systems

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Government taking reports ‘extremely seriously’ and seeking ‘additional briefing’

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Interim evaluation highlights challenges facing researchers in Eastern Europe and the Baltic states

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Free movement and ECJ jurisdiction seen as potential stumbling blocks at Russell Group's meeting with MEPs

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European Commission interim evaluation highlights ‘oversubscription’ in funding bids

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Country’s scientists must be able to demonstrate that they can continue competing on the world stage, senior academic says

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Reciprocal academic visa also among ideas under consideration by vice-chancellors


British universities would be ‘most affected’ by failure to increase Horizon 2020 funding, MEP warns

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Country’s funding councils say institutions must offer research chairs positions to diverse pool of candidates

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Support for medical science and the humanities will increase under 2017 budget deal

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Commission hopes awards will help researchers find other sources of funding

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Medical charity sets out demands to allow it to invest ‘confidently’

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A lung cancer research project involving more than 200 academics presents many challenges

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Peer review process punishes academics who ‘challenge the dogma’ of their field, scientists claim

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University’s head of Brexit strategy urges universities to apply pressure over ‘essential’ priority

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Scholars applaud call to increase cash for basic research, but question timing of release

British researchers no longer win the most grants for established scientists, having already fallen behind in early career category


Figures demonstrate the power of the ‘golden triangle’ in bidding for EU cash