Global Challenges Research Fund: apply now for internal award   

The University of Nottingham is inviting applications for internal awards to support the UK Government’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).  The £1.5bn GCRF supports cutting-edge research that addresses the challenges faced by developing countries. It forms part of the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) commitment and is a key part of the UK’s overseas aid strategy.  The University distributes a block grant …

Dame Jessica updates on our response to COVID-19

I do hope you found the extended Easter break beneficial and restful. Many of us continue to juggle family and caring responsibilities, and supervisors and line managers are mindful of such challenges. The health of each of you remains our first priority. You can find support and advice on health and wellbeing while working from …

Research fellow’s GCRF success: climate change and building social resilience

A Nottingham Research Fellow is the UK lead of one of 20 international networks launched today (April 22, 2020) by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to tackle challenges in the developing world. Dr Arabella Fraser, of the School of Geography, is working with world-leading collaborators investigating the links between violence and climate change in marginalised …

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 …

Research Vision: celebrating a remarkable year

More than 120 people – including researchers and colleagues from professional services – celebrated our progress and achievements in the first year of the University’s refocused Research Vision. At the event Research Vision: one year on, we heard from some of our inspiring people and learned how we are working together to better support the …

Research Priority Areas: big ideas for global challenges

Guest blog by Dr Richard Masterman, Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research Strategy and Performance. At the latest RPA Information Day, I was delighted to welcome academics from the University’s Research Priority Areas, together with colleagues from Research and Innovation, and members of Professional Services who support research and knowledge exchange. The afternoon session of the event, …

Research Priority Areas: a vital part of our research ecosystem

Dr Richard Masterman on the vital role of the University of Nottingham’s Research Priority Areas in promoting transdisciplinary research. The University of Nottingham is investing an unprecedented £200m as we refocus and strengthen our vision and ambition for research. Underpinning the delivery of this vision is our strength in continuing to develop transdisciplinary advances. This …