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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.

24 July 2020
Franklin 100: Celebrating the life and career of Rosalind Franklin

Tomorrow, Saturday 25 July, marks 100 years since the birth of Rosalind Franklin, whose research helped change the world.

22 July 2020
£3 million awarded to help tackle air pollution

UK Research and Innovation has awarded £3 million to support six research networks that will investigate solutions to air pollution.

22 July 2020
UKRI's response to correspondence regarding post-graduate research

UKRI has responded to two open letters regarding training grants.

22 July 2020
A digital, greener and higher quality construction industry being backed by £36 million government funding

Over 28 pioneering projects to construct buildings more quickly and sustainably using state-of-the-art digital technology will receive a slice of £36m Government funding.

22 July 2020
UKRI launches £149m Transforming Foundation Industries challenge and winners of first competition

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) today announces the first projects to receive funding as part of its £149m Transforming Foundation Industries (TFI) Challenge

22 July 2020
£139m to fuel the low-carbon jobs and industry of tomorrow

New, green jobs to help decarbonise the UK’s heavy industries are on the horizon, as the Government today announced ambitious funding to support the levelling up of the UK’s regions through creating low carbon industrial regions.

21 July 2020
Report highlights inclusivity and diversity challenges in business innovation

A new report, published by Innovate UK today, Tuesday 21 July, outlines barriers, challenges, opportunities and support needs for minority ethnic groups and disabled people to participate in business innovation.

20 July 2020
Oxford trial funded by UKRI offers new hope for a COVID vaccine
17 July 2020
UKRI invests £24 million in cutting-edge technology to transform UK agriculture

These cutting-edge projects will help UK farmers and growers to reduce carbon emissions, improve productivity and profitability, and showcase UK food production as leading the way in science and sustainability.

16 July 2020
UKRI publishes Annual Report

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has published its Annual Report and Accounts, covering the financial year 2019-20.

16 July 2020
Navigating the immersive audience journey

UKRI's Audience of the Future programme has launched the Immersive Audience Journey Report, providing insights on immersive experiences across arts, culture, heritage and entertainment, and offering a framework tool for creators and commissioners of immersive experiences.

13 July 2020
Work visa criteria relaxed for COVID-19 researchers

Researchers working on COVID-19 can now benefit from a relaxation of immigration rules to ensure they are able to work in the UK.