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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
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.

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.

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.

14 February 2020
"Tomorrow" Swindon's Science Festival

UKRI is showcasing a large, hands-on exhibition, at a two-day, family-friendly festival of science and engineering at Swindon’s STEAM Museum on 21 and 22 February.

13 February 2020
UKRI launches consultation on Open Access policy

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has today launched a consultation as part of its Open Access Review. The consultation will inform the development of a new open access policy, aimed at ensuring that the published outputs of research are widely and freely accessible to all.

13 February 2020
Saving our Soils - UK/US collaborate to preserve vital resource

Ten new research projects, jointly funded by the Fund for International Collaboration via UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), USA’s National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), will design durable new sensors for biological, chemical and/or physical signals in the soil and wireless technologies that can transmit the data through the soil.

12 February 2020
UKRI-funded projects awarded 2019 Newton Prizes

Two innovative UKRI-funded research projects have won major awards at the Newton Prize 2019, which this year celebrates inspiring global development work taking place in China, Indonesia and the Philippines.

12 February 2020
Dame Judith Macgregor appointed Chair of Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Strategic Advisory Group

Dame Judith Macgregor has been appointed as the new Chair of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Strategic Advisory Group.

11 February 2020
Calls launched to strengthen best practice and explore new approaches

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) will launch two pilot calls to trial streamlined application processes.

11 February 2020
"Made in UK" super-bright lasers at heart of new £81 million research centre to boost science and industry

A new national research centre will help UK business develop high-value products faster and more reliably while avoiding potentially costly manufacturing errors.

11 February 2020
UKRI appoints new Global Health Challenge Leader to expand crucial international research partnerships

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has bolstered the leadership of the flagship international development research scheme, the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), with a new senior appointment to its Challenge Leader team.

10 February 2020
New online portal helps everyone access the UK's Research and Innovation infrastructure

Building on our infrastructure opportunities report, together with the landscape report and to encourage and help everyone access research and innovation infrastructure, UKRI has launched a new interactive portal.