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£9 million funding to optimise UK food supply and tackle global food security

Five new interdisciplinary research projects have been awarded a portion of £9 million to help increase the resilience of UK food systems.

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The research programme was driven forward by the UK’s Global Food Security programme, with funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and Scottish Government.

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UK-Brazil collaborative small-scale scientific research funded

UK-Brazil collaborative small-scale scientific research funded | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Research Councils UK announces nearly 6 million pounds in joint funding between the two countries for Research Partnerships under the Newton Fund.
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The article quotes Professor Jane Elliott, CEO of ESRC and International Champion for Research Councils UK (RCUK).

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UK, SA launch multimillion-rand research and innovation partnership

South Africa and the UK have launched a multimillion-rand fund to spark more innovation, science and technology in South Africa and more widely across sub-Saharan Africa. The governments of the UK and South Africa, as well as private companies and nongovernmental organisations have committed R140-million a year to the UK-South Africa Newton Fund. A memorandum of understanding has been signed for the first three years of the programme.
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The article discusses the Newton Fund.

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 29, 2014 12:20 PM

UK, SA launch multimillion-rand research and innovation partnership

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University Joins New Research Projects Announced to Help Save UK Forests, Woods and Trees

University Joins New Research Projects Announced to Help Save UK Forests, Woods and Trees | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The University of Worcester, along with partner institutions, has been successful in winning a £7 million national research project to help save the UK’s forests, woods and trees.

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The ESRC is one of the co-funders of this project.

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Sharilee Swaity's curator insight, November 7, 2014 1:49 PM

Bravo! Major funding in the UK to save the forests and trees of the nation. It is interesting how they put an actual dollar figure on the societal value of "woods" to the country. 

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Announcing three new fully-funded design research fellowships

Announcing three new fully-funded design research fellowships | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The Arts & Humanities Research Council and the Economic & Social Research Council are together creating three new design research fellowships.
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This is one of the many collaborative funding calls that ESRC supports each year, where research covers merging subject areas.

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ESRC: fine-tuning is nothing for fledgling scholars to fear

ESRC: fine-tuning is nothing for fledgling scholars to fear | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Research council chief insists the benefits of narrowing funding range for grants scheme outweigh risks

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The article is about the new ESRC funding thresholds.

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Nottingham breaks research funding record

Nottingham breaks research funding record | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The University of Nottingham has secured a record-breaking £181m worth of new grants to fund its pioneering research in the past year.
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The article cites funding which has been award to University of Nottingham by the ESRC.

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UK university funding: don’t copy the Australians

UK university funding: don’t copy the Australians | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
As costs soar for students Down Under, England should be even more wary of following the country’s lead, says Rachel Wenstone
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Article mentions a report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.

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Voluntary sector income down 1.8 per cent, finds research

Voluntary sector income down 1.8 per cent, finds research | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The voluntary sector’s income fell by £700m in real terms to £39.2bn in the year to March 2012, according to data published today in the UK Civil Society Almanac, published by NCVO and the Third Sector Research Centre.

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The Third Sector Research Centre is funded by the ESRC

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