Research councils and funding

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Lack of clear strategy to keep UK in EU’s research framework is blocking new collaborative projects

Carlos Moedas, European Union (EU) Commissioner

Carlos Moedas defends research council as discussions build over next framework programme

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Health and environmental agencies face savage reductions as defence spending soars

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Life science is a big part of the UK government’s industrial strategy, but neglecting basic research will drive top researchers abroad and threaten the flow of translatable discoveries, says Philippe Froguel

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Early signs of new administration’s attitude to research funding worry experts

Sir Mark Walport

Who is the man who will take the top job in UK science?

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Development assistance and research alike are ill-served by cash earmarked for both, argue Ambreena Manji and Peter Mandler

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Mathematical model works by trying to remove skewing of results in group funding decisions

Dame Athene Donald on how the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy had to reissue a job advert for UKRI board members

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The new CEO of UKRI, Sir Mark Walport, says a shake-up of UK research funding is needed if the country is to remain internationally competitive

Sir Mark Walport

Scientists have mixed reactions to announcement of UKRI leader

Novo Nordisk to invest £115 million in University of Oxford centre despite Brexit

Research funding for business and management

Research grant available but institution job 'normally' required before applying

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Universities need to adapt career paths to accommodate scientists who tap into different fields, says research

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Nobel prizewinning astrophysicist reflects on the perceptions and realities of how big breakthroughs are made

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Speaking a foreign language remains vitally important in the Brexit era, says Wendy Ayres-Bennett

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President Meric Gertler reflects on Canadian universities’ potential to ‘capitalise’ on political climate in competitor nations

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UK universities can now ‘feel confident’ in recruiting postgraduate students for 2017-18, says RCUK chair

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For British science to thrive rather than just survive, EU partnerships and global recruitment remain key to fruitful collisions of concepts, says Ian Walmsley

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Chancellor's Autumn Statement confirms extra £2 billion a year for R&D will be distributed by research funding agencies