The UK Research Office (UKRO) will mark 30 years of effective UK engagement in EU research at a high-level reception event in Brussels today. UKRO is the European office of the UK Research Councils and during the last three decades UKRO has worked closely with them to support engagement in EU activities.
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The 2014-15 Centres and Large Grants competition will open in mid-April . As in previous years we expect that, in addition to the open route, the competition will feature steers in areas of strategic priority, as identified by the ESRC Council.
The European Commission has officially announced the first work programmes of Horizon 2020, the next EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, with ESRC hosting national contact points and a series of regional events for researchers.
ESRC today announced that its Chief Executive Professor Paul Boyle is to leave the organisation in September 2014, at the end of his four-year term, to take up the position of Vice-Chancellor at the University of Leicester.
The ESRC, along with other major European research organisations, believe it is vital that EU Data Protection Regulation strikes an appropriate balance to protect the interests of individuals while enabling research that benefits all society.
ESRC are pleased to announce the appointment of Anand Menon - Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs at Kings College, London – as Research co-ordinator for its initiative on ‘ The UK in a Changing Europe.’
RCUK National Contact Points are organising a series of information days around the country.
Ten international research funders from four countries jointly announced the winners of the third Digging into Data Challenge, a competition to develop new insights, tools and skills in innovative humanities and social science research using large-scale data analysis.
A number of prominent social scientists and ESRC grant holders have been honoured in the New Year Honours list 2014
Outlining our agenda for both social media and Third Sector data over the coming months and beyond.
The European Commission has officially launched the Horizon 2020 Work Programmes for 2014-15.
The ESRC, along with the National Institute for Health Research, has announced funding worth £20 million to boost our understanding of dementia.
Season's greetings and Christmas holiday closing times.
Research Councils UK (RCUK) launch new web-based portal that gives businesses access to latest research.
As part of Manchester University's Institute for Social Change (ISC) Knowledge Exchange Trials programme, four interactive workshops will take place in London and Manchester during December.
The UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) today announced a collaboration of up to £4.5 million, to support research into the economic development impact of China’s engagement in sub Saharan Africa
Research Councils UK (RCUK) India is celebrating five years of UK-India partnership in research and innovation. The ESRC has developed an extensive portfolio of collaborations with the Indian social science community.
The Economic and Social Research Council, the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Swiss National Science Foundation have entered into a new joint agreement designed to help support international research partnerships between their two countries.
Research Councils UK and the National Science Foundation in the United States have entered into a new agreement designed to help support international research partnerships between the two countries, with the ESRC one of three UK research councils initially participating.
Seven new research projects that help older people to get around, enjoy and interact with the world more easily through improved design of the built environment, have received an injection of £8 million funding from three of the country's research councils as part of the Design for Wellbeing: Ageing and Mobility in the Built Environment initiative.
Over the past year Research Councils have been working to harmonise aspects of their doctoral training support. In light of these discussions, AHRC and ESRC have agreed to adopt the same approach as the other Research Councils and only support project students in strategic areas.
A new report supported by the ESRC, the UK Strategy for Data Resources for Social and Economic Research 2013-2018, sets out a strategy for developing a UK social science research community that's engaged with major developments in data resources.
The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and the ESRC have today announced that they will work together to explore ways to improve the impact of educational research on practice. Two senior appointments have been made to work on the collaborative project, which will begin in September 2013.
A number of prominent social scientists and ESRC grant recipients have been honoured in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
The Government has today responded to the report from the Administrative Data Taskforce. "We welcome the Government response, and look forward to implementing the outlined recommendations," says ESRC Chief Executive Professor Paul Boyle.