Researchers working across national borders feature prominently in the latest group of University of Reading academics to be awarded research funding.
In total, £12.5 million of funds were awarded during the third quarter of 2017-18, to 80 projects across all five research themes at Reading: Environment, Food, Health, Heritage & Creativity and Prosperity & Resilience.
Staff are invited to attend a forum on the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) on Whiteknights Campus on Weds 27 June. The ISCF offers significant funding opportunities to academia with relevance to all themes.
Speakers include representatives from BBSRC, ESRC and Innovate UK and staff will have the opportunity to talk and question funders directly.
Demand is expected to be high and places will be given out on a first-come-first-served basis, so please do register your interest by simply emailing email@example.com as soon as possible.
Researchers from across the Heritage and Creativity theme at the University of Reading have started the new academic term strongly with several funding awards and the publication of new books.
Professor Roberta Gilchrist, Research Dean for Heritage & Creativity, said: “My congratulations to all our colleagues with good news to share.
“While the new university year has just begun, the summer is actually one of the busiest periods for research. Our researchers mark the new academic year with major new publications, grants, honours, and research events.”
Reading researchers with good news to share across the arts and humanities include the following:
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science – Research Funding Opportunities for UK Researchers
Tuesday 5 September, 10.30am-12.00pm
Chancellor’s Building, Room G02
The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) is Japan’s leading funding agency and supports research across the sciences, social sciences and humanities. JSPS run multiple funding programmes and seminars for UK-based researchers and PhD students to support new and existing research collaborations with researchers in Japan.
Representatives from their London office will speak about the range of funding opportunities available:
Overview of JSPS and Funding Schemes
International Fellowship Programmes
Experience of a UoR academic (Dr John Brazier, Pharmacy)
JSPS’s International Fellowship Programmes supports researchers at all career stages (from pre/post-doctoral to professor) to conduct collaborative research in Japan (see guide attached). Therefore please pass on this invitation to research students and postdoctoral researchers in your group who may be interested.
A project to explore how growing more trees on farmland could regulate the climate is one of those that was secured during May.
A total of £2,173,327 was confirmed during the month, with funds awarded by research councils, businesses, government departments and agencies, charities, and learned societies. The awards will be distributed across 20 new research projects.
Professor Steve Mithen, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation, said: “Once again, well done to everyone who has been involved in securing this latest batch of research awards.
“The list of funders this month highlights how our researchers are engaging with a diverse range of organisations outside academia, including in business and policy areas.”
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.
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.”
Researchers at the University of Reading secured more than £3.9 million in research awards in December.
A total of 21 research projects were given the go-ahead in the last month of 2016, with funders from a variety of sources including government, research councils, charities and business.
Steve Mithen, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for research, said: “Congratulations to everyone whose research grants were confirmed during December. I am particularly pleased that Reading has continued to collaborate with a wide range of funders, including the European Horizon 2020 programme.
“I have no doubt that these awards represent an excellent investment in knowledge and will reap great rewards for society in the near future.”