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. …

Research fellowships: bringing exceptional talents to our University

By Professor Dame Jessica Corner Nottingham Research and Anne McLaren Fellowship schemes I’m delighted to update on the latest round of recruitment interviews for our incredibly successful Nottingham Research and Anne McLaren Fellowship schemes. I had the privilege to meet some extraordinary people as we interviewed 33 candidates over four intensive days. We made offers …

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 …

Ultra High Field (UHF) MRI: the next steps   

The ‘Ultra High Field (UHF) MRI: the next steps’ workshop  at the University of Nottingham went fantastically well, attracting around 110 people, including UK and international experts. Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, introduced the workshop, writes Elizabeth Hufton, Research Development Manager, Precision Imaging Beacon of Excellence. The event took place to expand the case …

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 …

Chief Scientific Adviser, fellowships and honours for researchers

Professor Tom Rodden has been appointed as Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. He is among significant numbers of our outstanding academics recognised throughout 2018  by their peers and learned societies for pioneering contributions to scholarship and delivering world-class research. Many of these accolades featured in a review of  2018 …

2018: our year in research

As 2018 draws to a close, I reflect with pride on a year where our discoveries continue to transform lives and shape the future both in the UK and across the world. Next year I look forward to further building our knowledge exchange, positioning the University in readiness for REF 2021, and enhancing our international …