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High-profile guests and fascinating spiders join launch of Institute for Policy and Engagement

The University’s Institute for Policy and Engagement was officially launched this week in London, where Professor Shearer West welcomed around 140 guests including leading policymakers, representatives from industry, funding bodies and community and national organisations. Professor West, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University, told guests at King’s Place: “The mission of the Institute – to …

Supporting interdisciplinary research: an invitation from new UNICAS director

The new director of a University initiative that nurtures novel interdisciplinary research and brings substantial external investment to Nottingham has welcomed an increase in funding that will double the number of projects it supports. UNICAS – University of Nottingham Interdisciplinary Centre for Analytical Science – brings together cross-discipline research groups to focus on exciting projects. …

Interdisciplinary Research Clusters: supporting the University’s vision for delivering world-class research

An initial portfolio of 14 Interdisciplinary Research Clusters (IRCs) has been selected to further develop the University’s vision for delivering world-class research. The IRCs will refresh the University’s research ecosystem, refocus our commitment to interdisciplinary discovery and offer agile responses to UK and global challenges and funding opportunities. The IRCs each align to one of …

£55m funding success: Nottingham Research Fellow to help power next generation of electric vehicles

Nottingham Research Fellow  Dr Lee Johnson is one of the University’s early career researchers with special reason to celebrate its success in landing a share of £55 million from the Faraday Institution. The University is one of five UK consortia sharing the funding, which is supporting research dedicated to improving the performance of electric vehicles. …

Royal Society calls for proposals

The Royal Society is inviting scientists to be a part of the UK’s most inspiring research showcase, the Summer Science Exhibition. Set to return in 2020, the deadline for applications is fast approaching Every year, the Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition offers scientists the coveted opportunity to present their hard work to more than 14,000 …

Brexit and research funding – update on the Prime Minister’s pledge

The Prime Minister’s announcement recognising the UK’s excellence in research and innovation – and his reassurances over funding of successful Horizon 2020 applications  in the event of a no-deal Brexit – has been welcomed by Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange. Dame Jessica also encouraged University researchers to continue to apply for …

Anne McLaren and Nottingham Research fellowships: apply now to develop your research career

Our Anne McLaren and Nottingham Research fellowships bring world-class talent to the University – and offer outstanding people already here the opportunity to develop their career with us. Our prestigious fellowship schemes are a fundamental part of our mission for the delivery of exceptional research that changes lives in the UK and across the world. …

Entrepreneur in Residence to help foster culture of enterprise and innovation within Faculty of Engineering

The Royal Society has appointed its first Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Nottingham to accelerate work by the Faculty of Engineering in building stronger links with business, and increasing the impact of their world-class discoveries. Peter Winton is a mechanical engineer whose 23-year career with Rolls-Royce included a long association with the faculty. …

Plan S: updated principles and guidance on open access

By Julie Baldwin Plan S: accelerating the transition to open access to grant-funded research In September 2018 Plan S, a new open access (OA) publishing initiative, was released. Led by European research funders, under the banner of cOAlition S, it aims to accelerate the transition to full and immediate open access to grant-funded research. UK …

Introducing the Responsible Publication Metrics Working Group: how can you feed in?

By Katie Fraser The Responsible Publication Metrics Working Group would like to invite academic staff and researchers at the University of Nottingham’s UK campuses to complete our survey on their experiences of publication metrics. Following the announcement that the University signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) earlier this year, a working group …