Research funding

Swiss horns

Research grant data shows patterns of academic migration around Europe – with Italy suffering the biggest brain drain

Diving into a cold lake

National University of Singapore president says focus is moving away from short-term and applied research

Skolar awards

Prize money of €100,000 (£88,000) handed out on basis of scholars’ three-minute spiels


UK government's White Paper offers commitments on HEIF funding and assigns role to OfS


Survey suggests European scholars are resistant to UK continuing to enjoy full participation in programmes such as Horizon 2020

Philip Hammond budget

Diana Beech on an HE-light Budget that nonetheless has some implications for university staff and students

Synchronised abseiling

Institutions that do not meet standards in areas such as gender may be ineligible for grants

Research. papers, peer review, physics
Research of lasting value needs an open environment
Research and development

Announcement follows concerns raised that Britain’s economy will not grow as quickly as previously expected

Flags of European Union member countries

Fund research grants not loans, Europe’s universities tell Brussels

Oxford women's rugby team

Funding fell for many of the UK’s top institutions despite increase in overall amount of cash granted by research councils


Largest amount of cash handed out by research councils overall since 2014-15 brings an end to negative trend

Capsizing boat

Institutions left ‘bemused’ by ratings delivered by pilot

Leaping across ice

Dame Athene Donald raises concerns about how UK research councils will operate under their new umbrella body

Pile of rubbish on a bike

Remaining three years of funding programme to focus on carbon reduction, climate change resilience, digitisation and cybersecurity

Jennifer Rubin to become executive chair of research council, alongside new role for Sir Harpal Kumar

Climate change in action

Initiative to bring in US scientists causes backlash among scientists awaiting funding at home

Jo Johnson, Minister for Universities and Science

Treasury underwriting of projects previously funded by the EU could continue after transition period, Jo Johnson says

National University of Ireland, Galway

Female lecturers allegedly under pressure to settle legal action after university’s equality charter application rejected

Woman sweeping coins into a wheelbarrow

Instead of spending time competing for competitive funding, academics should be given a lump sum, paper suggests