Findings from UKRI’s Tackling climate change report

In this post, Jonathan Rans, Strategic Research Executive, summarises UKRI’s ‘Tackling Climate Change’ report and discusses opportunities for sharing lessons both from global responses to Covid-19 and between global regions affected by climate change. On the 16 March, UKRI published its report ‘Tackling climate change: Adaptation and Resilience Opportunities.’ View …

Are you a Future Leader? UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships: Insights

In this blog post, Rosie Maccagnano, UK Research Funding Manager in Edinburgh Research Office shares insights about the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships scheme and what to do if you are interested in applying. About the scheme UKRI are about to announce Round 7 of their cross-council flagship initiative.  The UKRI …

A Stumble on the Road to £22bn? Key Messages from the UK Government’s Research & Development Budget Allocations

In this post, Sophie Lowry, Strategic Research Executive, summarises some of the main takeaways from the UK Government’s 2021/22 budget allocations for research and development. The figure of £22bn has been heralded as the UK Government’s commitment for how much it is going to publicly spend on research and development …

Discovery Fund – what we know so far

Áine Ryan, International Research Funding Manager writes about the UK Government’s plans for a new “Discovery Fund” to offer sizeable, long-term grants to fund discovery-led, ground breaking research. Background Now that the UK has formally left the EU, the UK Government’s official stated position remains that they will seek to …

UKRI: Impact is core to the research application process

Anne Sofie Laegran, Head of Knowledge Exchange and Impact at Edinburgh Research Office, highlights a recent announcement by UKRI on changes to application requirements on ‘Pathways to Impact’. An update to this blog was posted on 25 Feb. UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) recently announced that the requirement for the …

Transformative ambition – the EPSRC Programme Grant

In today’s blog, Nicholas Duvall, Research Development Officer, highlights the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Programme Grant. A Programme Grant from the EPSRC is one of the most prestigious research awards available in the disciplines within that council’s remit, which in addition to Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS) …

Giving diligence its due: Managing risk at the outset for international research collaborations

In this post, Nicholas Duvall, Research Development Officer, Science and Engineering, explains the due diligence process for research proposals with an international component, and how the Research Support Office helps with this. ‘Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never led to good intention’s goal.’ Miguel …