Open Access Week 22 – 26 October 2018

University of Nottingham Libraries is holding a range of events to mark International Open Access Week. Now in its tenth year, Open Access Week is a chance to celebrate the benefits of opening up knowledge for all. The theme this year is ‘designing equitable foundations for open knowledge’ – working towards a truly inclusive scholarly …

Daphne Jackson Fellowship opportunity at the University of Nottingham  

Applications are invited for a two-year Daphne Jackson Fellowship that will be hosted by the University of Nottingham.  The fellowship is intended for individuals returning to research in any STEM subject within the following faculties: Engineering Science Medicine and Health Science * * Please note fellowships are only offered in non-clinical areas of research. The …

New Director of Centre for Biomolecular Sciences   

Professor Chris Denning has been appointed as Director of the Centre for Biomolecular Sciences (CBS) as it undergoes a £23m expansion to underline its reputation as a hub of world-class interdisciplinary research.   The project extends the existing £40m CBS buildings, where areas of research excellence include the Centre for Synthetic Biology, and the National Biofilms Innovation Centre, as well …

Royal Academy of Engineering honours University researchers

The Royal Academy of Engineering has recognised world-leading researchers at the University of Nottingham – the School of Computer Science’s Professor Tom Rodden has been elected as a Fellow of the academy, while Professor Sam Kingman and Dr Chris Dodds of the Faculty of Engineering win a prestigious award for a revolutionary process for extracting copper. Professor Rodden has …

Researchfish: a vital tool for assessing research impact

The Research Excellence Framework has driven a growing focus on the importance of demonstrating the impact of our research, and Researchfish is a valuable tool in supporting this. Researchfish is an online platform that allows researchers to report to funders on the outcomes, outputs and impact of their discoveries. The University of Nottingham was the …

Open access: research funders issue 2020 deadline

I would like to share with you an important and very significant change that is set to accelerate the transition towards open access (OA) publishing of research outputs, writes Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange. From 2020, 11 national funding organisations across Europe, including UKRI, will require that every paper they …

GCRF: deadline for expressions of interest

Researchers at the University of Nottingham  are invited to apply for the latest round funding under the GCRF scheme, which supports the delivery of world-leading discoveries that tackle complex global problems. Research England has awarded the University £1.9m, as part of our QR allocation, to support projects seeking to address sustainable development goals in developing countries and to …

New Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellors to support delivery of world-class research

Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, has unveiled a reshaped team of Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellors to support the University of Nottingham’s vision of delivering exceptional research that transforms lives. Reporting directly to Dame Jessica, the Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellors will provide additional leadership in driving the University’s Research Vision. Dame Jessica said: “In the …

Brexit: availability of EU funding to UK institutions for research

Guest blog from Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange. As stories around Brexit dominate the news and suggest increasing uncertainty, it is timely to elucidate what we know about availability of EU funding for research to UK institutions now and in the future – including news from a statement released by …

The Rights Lab shares antislavery expertise at the United Nations

Meetings of the international community at the United Nations are often the most effective way of advancing global knowledge on key development issues. In July 2018, global antislavery leaders, including members of the Rights Lab at the University of Nottingham, convened at the UN to discuss tackling Sustainable Development Goal 8.7 — ending slavery by …