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 …

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. …

FUNDamental Cafe – British Academy

Coming off the back of our funding guidance series “FUNDamentals”, we are hosting our first FUNDamental Café. The British Academy will be presentating alongside University of Westminster academics and members of the Research Office to share knowledge and experiene to improve our responses to British Academy funding schemes. To register for this event head over to …

The FUNDamentals Series – #2 Blue skies ahead with Leverhulme Trust

It’s time for the second installment of our FUNDamentals series! These 2 page briefs will provide all the foundations you need to get acquainted with funder priorities, tips, keys schemes and other useful insights. A committed philanthropist throughout his life, when he died in 1925 Lord Leverhulme left a proportion of his holdings in Lever …

“Fascinating and Rewarding” AHRC Peer Review College calls for nominations

Membership of the AHRC Peer Review College, as well as making an important contribution to the AHRC’s peer review processes, provides benefits to individuals, departments and higher education institutions. Professor Andrew Linn, Pro Vice Chancellor (Research) at the University of Westminster described his time on the AHRC Peer Review college as “a great way of staying …

Alert! Alert! How are you using our updated funding searches?

The Research Development Team have been busy talking to senior academics within each school to map the relevant disciplines at Westminster to a bespoke funding alert for each School. Alerts will go out every Friday and will include key funding opportunities for the school’s disciplines. You can now receive these email alerts direct to your …

The FUNDamentals Series – #1 British Academy

Photo by Jo Szczepanska on Unsplash   The first in our FUNDamentals series is now out! These 2 page briefs will provide all the foundations you need to get aquainted with Funder priorities, tips, keys schemes and other useful insights.   The British Academy is a key funder for research in the humanities and social sciences, providing grants …

EU Funding Workshop

The Research Development team held an EU Funding Workshop on 20th May 2019. It was very successful in bringing together staff from diverse research communities and discovering commonalities around their expertise and the Societal Challenge (SC) calls for Horizon 2020 funding. The intent was to stimulate conversation around the topics, regardless ultimately of whether a …