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 …

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 …

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) …

The COVID-19 virus

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …