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UKRO celebrates its thirtieth anniversary

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.

Centres and Large Grants 2014-15

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.

H2020 opportunities for social scientists

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.

Joint statement on EU Data Protection Regulation

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.

Digging into Data Challenge

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.

New Year Honours 2014

A number of prominent social scientists and ESRC grant holders have been honoured in the New Year Honours list 2014

Boost to dementia research announced

The ESRC, along with the National Institute for Health Research, has announced funding worth £20 million to boost our understanding of dementia.

Interactive knowledge exchange workshops

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.

Celebrating five years of India-ESRC collaboration

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.

Groundbreaking two-way lead agency pilot

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.

Thousands to shape £8 million age-friendly design projects

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.

Changes to grant-linked studentships

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.

New UK Strategy for Social and Economic Research 2013-2018

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.

EEF and ESRC announce collaboration on research impact

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.

Queen's Birthday Honours 2013

A number of prominent social scientists and ESRC grant recipients have been honoured in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

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