Our world-leading research: an update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner

Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, updates on recent progress supporting the University’s mission of delivering world-leading research that transforms lives. We are moving from shaping and implementing our research strategy to an emphasis on the delivery of our goals, as we further align with the University’s new strategy. The new …

REF2021: we’re in good shape thanks to your dedication and continuing hard work

Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, updates on progress towards REF2021 We are approaching the final stages of preparations for REF2021 and will take stock of our submission in the new year. While there remains a tremendous amount to do, I believe we are well-prepared thanks to everyone’s efforts. Our REF …

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. …

Brexit: whatever the outcome, our commitment to building research partnerships across Europe is unwavering

These are uncertain and challenging times. But whatever the outcome as the UK navigates its future relationship with Europe, the University remains devoted to global scholarship, building international partnerships and the delivery of research that addresses challenges across the world, writes Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange. Our Vice-Chancellor and President, …

Global Challenges Research Fund: launch of £1.5m internal awards

On 2 April the University launches the second round of internal awards to support the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). We are allocating £1.5m to projects seeking to address sustainable development goals in developing countries. Interdisciplinary, pilot and networking awards are available. A launch event for the 2019 GCRF call takes place 2-3pm on Tuesday …

University signs the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment

The University of Nottingham has signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which provides a code of best practice in research assessment to which institutions can subscribe. Many funders of the University’s research have already signed DORA, including the research councils which make up UKRI, the Wellcome Trust, Cancer Research UK, and the …

Nottingham Impact Accelerator — apply now for £40,000 knowledge exchange fund

The Nottingham Impact Accelerator’s Knowledge Exchange Annual Prize is awarded on 22 March 2019 – and researchers who register for the event can also apply for up to £40,000 in prize money to support the transfer and exchange of knowledge. The deadline for applications is Friday 1 March. The fund is open to researchers from …

Institute for Policy and Engagement launches

The Institute for Policy and Engagement has been unveiled to our colleagues across the University of Nottingham. This was a landmark for us, and celebrated our transition from a bright idea, first discussed three years ago, to a real thing, writes Director of the Institute Stephen Meek. It was tremendously exciting, and not a little humbling, to see …

Researchfish 2019: get ready to report on the outcomes and impact of your funding 

Researchfish – the online platform that allows researchers to report to funders on the outcomes, outputs and impact of their discoveries – is an essential tool supporting the University of Nottingham’s growing focus on demonstrating the impact of our research. It provides funders with the information they require to measure research impact and report on …