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UKRI Open Access Policy: Funding now available for open access costs for monographs, chapters and edited collections

On 28 November 2023, UKRI launched a new £3.5 million fund dedicated to supporting open access costs for monographs, book chapters and edited collections for UKRI funded authors who publish within the scope of their Open Access Policy. Monographs, book chapters and edited collections published on or after 1 January 2024 will need to be openly accessible within 12 …

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Beat the Peer Review blues – avoid common grant application pitfalls with these tips

Winning a grant proposal involves a lot of work and, more likely than not, a few rejections along the way. Receiving feedback on unsuccessful bids can be incredibly useful for PIs when thinking about how to improve grant applications, turning that rejection into an eventual success story. For funders like UKRI or Nuffield, you will …

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How Problem Spaces are Possibilities for Innovation

What’s your automatic response to the word ‘innovation’?  Given the emphasis within the UK media, industry and HE discourse on STEM, perhaps your first thought is of industrial solutions or novel developments in science, technology or engineering. Despite these common associations, an innovation mindset and approach are relevant for tackling any kind of social or …

RKEO Grant Writing Group Programme

From October to March, the Research and Knowledge Exchange Office ran its inaugural grant writing group programme. In collaboration with experienced researchers from across the University, five workshops were held, aimed at equipping researchers with the tools and support they need to submit a large grant to a main funder. Our aim was to enable …

UK Research Office Visit – A Horizon Europe Overview

Malgorzata Czerwiec, European Advisor from the UK Research Office (UKRO) led a virtual visit for the University of Westminster on 2nd March 2022. The UK Research Office, a European Office of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), aims to maximise UK engagement with EU funding schemes. Its European Advisors keep track of the latest developments in …

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UKRI Open Access Policy

UKRI Guidance for Authors The largest change you will notice in the UKRI’s new Open Access is that from January 2024 it will apply to monographs, book chapters and edited collections, as well as journal articles. On 28 November 2023, UKRI launched a new £3.5 million fund dedicated to supporting open access costs for monographs, …