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Notice of a joint funding competition to reduce inequalities in postgraduate research study

Notice of a joint funding competition to reduce inequalities in postgraduate research study

This is advance notice of the intention of Research England (RE) and the Office for Students (OfS) to launch a joint funding competition to improve access and participation for black, Asian and minority ethnicity postgraduate research students in autumn 2020.

We are releasing this information now, to provide as much notice as possible for potential applicants. Full details of the call will be published in the autumn.

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, RE and OfS had been working together to understand Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) challenges for postgraduate research students (PGR).

This was discussed in a blog by the Director of Research at Research England, and Head of Skills at the Office for Students and highlighted evidence that inequalities persist in access and participation for black, Asian and minority ethnic students throughout higher education.

We will be seeking project proposals to improve access and participation for black, Asian and minority ethnic groups in PGR in the English higher education sector.

We are interested in projects that provide evidence of effectiveness and impact on access and participation for black, Asian and minority ethnic groups in PGR. We expect projects to provide effective practice and transferable insights for application across the higher education sector.

View the full details on the Research England website.