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06 March 2020
UKRI announces first Stephen Hawking Fellows and £179 million doctoral training boost

The first nine Stephen Hawking Fellows, announced today, will continue Professor Stephen Hawking’s legacy by furthering our understanding of the universe and communicating the wonders of science to the public.

06 March 2020
Update to the UKRI fEC Grant and Training Grant Terms and Conditions

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has updated its fEC Grant Terms and Conditions and Training Grant Terms and Conditions, as part of its standard biannual update.

06 March 2020
Key investment to create pioneering centres for electrification of transport

Business Secretary and COP26 President Alok Sharma has announced a £36.7 million investment to design, test and manufacture electric machines.

06 March 2020
International projects to boost global collaboration

Recently announced projects will share over £20 million of funding from UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) Fund for International Collaboration (FIC).

03 March 2020
'Biggest shift yet' in British public's attitude to risks of climate change

Research reveals climate concerns now second only to Brexit and highlights rising fears over flooding and heatwaves.

03 March 2020
New UK-USA collaboration to develop composite materials

Seven new research and innovation projects that will develop new composite materials that can advance component manufacture in a number of global industries, such as aerospace, automotive and renewable energy generation, have been announced.

28 February 2020
Interim leadership team announced for National Quantum Computing Centre

An interim leadership team has been appointed to drive forward the development of the UK’s National Quantum Computing Centre.

27 February 2020
Pioneering green finance research and innovation programme is launched

A new £10 million research and innovation programme is opening to support the integration of the financial risks of climate and environmental change into mainstream financial decision making.

27 February 2020
Technicians receive support from the UK's largest research funder

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has become the first funder to sign the Technician Commitment, as both a funder, and as an employer. The move means greater visibility, recognition and career development opportunities for technicians.

23 February 2020
Food for thought as gender and South Asian food systems explored in Bangladesh

The changing roles of men and women in farming and the ways in which boys and girls experience different food choices at the dinner table are just two of the issues being explored at a regional Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Symposium in Bangladesh over the next two days (23-24 February 2020).

20 February 2020
Winners of 2019 STEM Inspiration Awards visit CERN

Competition winners from across the UK recently enjoyed an exclusive visit to CERN in Switzerland.

20 February 2020
Pathways to Impact: Research Councils call specific guidance now available

In January, UK Research and Innovation announced changes to requirements on ‘Pathways to Impact’.

20 February 2020
£10 million funding to spark innovation and new careers

UKRI has launched a new programme that aims to spark innovation and help people move between different research careers.

20 February 2020
UK welcomes international researchers as the Global Talent Visa goes live

From today, research talent from across the world will be able to apply for the UK’s new Global Talent Visa.

19 February 2020
UKRI to create Research Integrity Committee by Summer 2020

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) intends to establish a national Research Integrity Committee by Summer 2020. The Committee will champion research integrity in the UK and independently examine whether research institutions have followed appropriate processes to investigate misconduct.

19 February 2020
New programme to help protect UK services and economy from satellite failure

A new programme announced today, Wednesday 19 February, will help to ensure that vital public services and the UK economy are resilient to failure of satellite systems such as GPS.

18 February 2020
New partnership forged to create faster breakthrough for research for international development

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have committed to accelerating their joint efforts towards achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals – an international call to action to end poverty, live sustainably, protect the planet and ultimately ensure that no one is left behind by 2030.

18 February 2020
World-class energy research to drive a net zero future

As a step towards achieving the UK’s net-zero target, funding announced today will enable engineers, social scientists and natural scientists to conduct vital research on global energy challenges and their implications for the UK.

18 February 2020
Powering towards Net zero: Pioneering energy projects get the green light

Thousands of people could see their energy bills cut and their homes powered by local, renewable energy thanks to new government funding.

14 February 2020
Let's talk about... Horizon 2020

UK scientists, researchers and businesses can continue to participate in and lead Horizon 2020 projects and apply for Horizon 2020 grant funding. The vast majority of Horizon 2020 projects will be able to continue as before during the transition period and beyond.