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More than £2 million of new funding was confirmed for University of Reading research during April.

A total of 19 research projects received awards ranging in size from less than £1,000 up to nearly £500,000. The total value is £2,033,172.

Professor Steve Mithen, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation, said: “Congratulations to all those who have been awarded research funds.

“I am pleased that we are attracting funding for both applied and pure research. It is vital that we continue both to research topics that show immediate benefits to society, as well as projects aiming more generally to advance our understanding.”

Funders during the month include UK research councils and trusts, charities, and international government agencies in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Among those winning grants are:

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EU Horizon 2020 Research Funding Opportunities, UKRO annual event

Date:  Tuesday 28th March 2017

Location:  Room 1L08, Agriculture building (bldg nr 59 on map ), Earley Gate, Whiteknights campus

The Reading EU team is pleased to invite you to an EU research funding event with external and case study speakers, presenting on research and innovation funding opportunities under Horizon 2020. Two European Advisors (UK Research Office in Brussels) will be visiting for the day, as well as the UK National Contact Point for Societal Challenge 6 ‘Europe in a changing world – inclusive, innovative and reflective Societies’ who will present on embedding the SSH agenda in Horizon 2020. Early information on the next Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020 (to be published autumn 2017) will be provided, with emphasis on areas of specific interest to Reading.  There will also be opportunities for networking. Anyone interested in EU funding is encouraged to attend.

Please register by emailing indicating morning and/or afternoon session, by 17th March latest please.

This event is for University of Reading staff.

If you have questions, email Mischa Phillips:

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Researchers at the University of Reading secured more than £3.3 million in research grants and awards in January.

A total of 25 research projects were confirmed in the first month of 2017, with a total value of £3,329,759 – an average of more than £130,000 per project.

Steve Mithen, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for research, said: “Another strong month for research grants shows that funders share our belief that Reading researchers are among the best in the world.

“Congratulations to everyone who is beginning work on new research projects. I look forward to hearing more about their work, and seeing how their research changes people’s lives for the better.”

Among those winning funding in January were…

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