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27 August 2020
UKRI-funded breakthrough research breathes hope into a new treatment for asthma

An international team of scientists, led by the University of Glasgow, has announced findings that could pave the way to a new treatment for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

21 August 2020
UKRI supports project that will document the NHS voices of COVID-19

A University of Manchester team of researchers and volunteers who have been documenting NHS voices of COVID-19 since March, are to join forces with the British Library thanks a grant of nearly £1m from UK Research and Innovation, through the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

20 August 2020
UKRI-funded postgraduate programmes to open to international students

International students will be eligible for all UKRI-funded postgraduate studentships from the start of the 2021/22 academic year, UK Research and Innovation has announced today.

19 August 2020
New service could help with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

A new service that could help thousands of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease manage their condition better is just one of the innovations supported by UK Research and Innovation’s digital health technology catalysts.

17 August 2020
Open letter to UKRI students – Update on extensions for doctoral students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic

Update on extensions for doctoral students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

17 August 2020
Masks can block 99.9% of Covid-linked droplets, study shows

People who wear a face mask significantly lower the risk of spreading Covid-19 to others through speaking and coughing, research, co-funded by UKRI suggests.

14 August 2020
UK government seeks to recruit new Executive Chair for Innovate UK

We are seeking an inspirational leader with extensive business experience, international standing and a proven track record to lead Innovate UK (IUK) as its Executive Chair.

13 August 2020
Dates for the next UKRI researchfish submission period

The next UKRI researchfish submission period will run from 1 February 2021 to 16:00 on 11 March 2021.

11 August 2020
More R&D funding to develop projects set to boost local economic growth across the UK

Seventeen new projects that will harness research and innovation excellence to boost local growth have been given early stage investment from UKRI’s Strength in Places Fund.  

07 August 2020
UKRI Announces a new external advisory group for the development of the Global Talent Visa

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has announced the initial appointment of members to an external advisory group for the development of the Global Talent Visa.

06 August 2020
Professor Andrew Thompson – UKRI International Champion

UKRI is pleased to announce that Professor Andrew Thompson will continue working with UKRI as the International Champion until 31 March 2021.

30 July 2020
Questionnaire and guidance to boost universities' international partnerships

It is the first output of a project, led by ARMA and funded by UKRI, to assess how establishing national due diligence services can reduce burdens placed on both lead research organisations and the organisations they are partnering with.

30 July 2020
Additional projects awarded funding to tackle the impact of the Coronavirus

In addition to the over 800 projects already announced, a further 53 projects will receive £2.6m between them from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

29 July 2020
UKRI COVID-19 and ethnicity research

Understanding the reasons for vulnerability to COVID-19 and the differential social, cultural and economic impacts of the pandemic on minority ethnic groups. 

29 July 2020
Multimillion investment in six new research projects to investigate COVID-19 and ethnicity

Six new projects to improve our understanding of the links between COVID-19 and ethnicity have been funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). 

28 July 2020
Open letter to researchers: UKRI publishes action plan to support researchers

Last year, UKRI was pleased to be one of the first signatories to the revised Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers. We played a leading role in the development of the revised concordat which aims to strengthen the research environment, working conditions and career development of researchers.

28 July 2020
UKRI's action plan to support research careers

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has published its action plan to further enhance the support and career development of researchers in the UK. 

28 July 2020
COP26 Fellows to build scientific evidence into climate negotiations

Four researchers have been awarded fellowships to support international climate negotiations ahead of the 26th Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26) through the provision and interpretation of scientific evidence.

27 July 2020
UKRI publishes latest funding data

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has published its latest data for competitive funding and new resources to explore research and innovation output data.

27 July 2020
UKRI publishes its sustainability strategy video

We've published a video that explains the goals and scope of our new environmental sustainability strategy.