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Publish Open Access with Wiley

Authors affiliated with the University of Westminster may publish original research and review articles in any of Wiley’s fully gold Open Access or Wiley’s hybrid, OnlineOpen journals at no further charge to the author. To be eligible: You must be the corresponding author who is affiliated with the University of Westminster at the point of …

COVID-19: Research Office and Research Funding Update

All members of the Research Office including the Corporate Partnerships team and Scholarly Communications team are now working remotely. Please contact colleagues as normal, by email or via Microsoft Teams. If you’re not sure who to speak to email research-office@westminster.ac.uk Please refer to the University of Westminster Coronavirus Response page for updated advice about the …

University of Westminster’s Commitment to the New Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers

The University has this week become a signatory of the updated Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers. The revised Concordat is the result of an independent review into the effectiveness of the previous agreement and delineates the standards that researchers should expect from their institution and vice versa. The document is organised into …

Research Communities Launch Event

Community Funding Update

Activity resulting from our inaugural round of community funding is now well underway, and we wanted to keep you abreast of what has happened so far. The 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 …

What we know about changes to Impact in UKRI proposals……

In January, UKRI surprised the research community with an announcement that it would be dropping the Pathways to Impact attachment and the Impact Summary, which became mandatory for all Research Council proposals back in 2009. The line is that these changes have been pushed through by the UK government to reduce bureaucracy in research proposals. …

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Paying for Gold Open Access to Journal Articles

UPDATED APRIL 2022 TO INCLUDE NEW PUBLISHER DEALS The University has a limited Article Processing Charge (APC) Application Fund to pay Open Access costs for journal articles. All applications are subject to the approval of the College Research Director and budget constraints, as the fund is very limited. The Institutional APC Fund’s primary aim is to …

The New Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers

In 2016, University of Westminster were given the Human Resources Excellence in Research Award in recognition of our vigorous and transparent implementation of a tailored strategy for improving the career development and management of researchers within the university in line with the previous Researcher Development Concordat. We are now preparing to commit to the recently …

The FUNDamentals Series – #3 Get the full picture of health with Wellcome

The third installment of our FUNDamentals series is out now! These 2 page briefs will provide all the foundations you need to get acquainted with funder priorities, tips, keys schemes, and other useful insights. Wellcome is a major funder for health research, providing awards to researchers in science, humanities, and social science to better understand …

British Academy Global Professorships 2019/20 call for expressions of interest now open!

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

Researcher Development Workshops – Autumn Programme

Getting research done and done well is always challenging and developing your research career is a continual process. In this connection, the Research Office has organised a series of workshops by which you can discover new approaches that will support you in the development of your research practice. The Autumn programme is below, and also …