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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 New Open Access Policy

UKRI Guidance for Authors UPDATED 28 MARCH 2022 – policy changes for journal articles apply to all articles submitted for publication from 1st April 2022 onwards. The largest change you will notice in the UKRI’s new Open Access is that it will eventually apply to monographs, book chapters and edited collections, as well as journal articles. …

Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professorships – Call for Expressions of Interest

  The University is keen to consider eligible applications from outstanding international researchers not currently working in the United Kingdom, to bring their research and teaching experience to the UK and to advance our goals through a professorship with the university. The University of Westminster has a proud tradition of global collaboration. We ranked 28th in the …

Academy of Medical Sciences Springboard scheme – open for applications

Are you an early career researcher in your first independent post? Does your research have clear relevance to human health? If so, the Academy of Medical Sciences Springboard awards may be what you are looking for! The Academy of Medical Sciences Springboard awards are aimed at biomedical researchers at the start of their first independent post to help launch their research …

Horizon Europe Update

What do we know so far?   Regulation for the overall Horizon Europe programme was agreed by European Council and European Parliament on 11th December, with the EU and UK deal subsequently agreed on 24th. The EU is now working with all member states to ratify framework programme and formally adopt the 7-year framework. All …

Research Communities Funding Call: COVID-19 Response Results

We are pleased to announce the results of our Research Communities COVID-19 response call. As outlined in a previous post, University of Westminster’s four research communities were launched collectively on the 17th September last year, swiftly followed by individual launches for Health Innovation and Wellbeing (HIW), Diversity and Inclusion (DI), Sustainable Cities and Urban Environments (SCUE) …

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Research Communities Funding Call: COVID19 Response

We are excited to announce that University of Westminster, generously supported by the Quintin Hogg Trust, is announcing a one-off funding call for projects seeking to address issues arising from the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic. Via our four Research Communities we will fund a small number of projects based in each Community which, taken together, …

Nuffield Foundation FUNDamental

NUFFIELD FOUNDATION Background Nuffield Foundation is an independent charitable trust with a mission to advance educational opportunity and social well-being, particularly for those whose opportunities are constrained by disadvantage at different points in their lives.  The foundation supports research that informs social policy, primarily in Education, Welfare and Justice. They also provide opportunities for young people to develop skills and confidence in …