Monday, February 21, 2011

Research Funding News

In an interview with Times Higher Education, the head of the MRC Sir John Savill, discusses blue skies research, protecting research funding and boosting the success rates of young researchers applying for grants.
Times Higher Education

The government has approved the MRC’s £300m funding plan for the UK Centre for Medical Research & Innovation (UKCMRI). UKCMRI will provide space for 1250 scientists.

Following a review, the BBSRC have decided to focus on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy as one of the three high-level strategic priorities.

EU research funding is discussed in an interview with the EU research commissioner Máire Geogheghan-Quinn. The commissioner discusses the recent green paper, a possible increase in and the balance between funding basic science and innovation.

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