9 November 2017 - Call for ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Grand Union DTP invites applications for three ESRC-funded postdoctoral fellowships to be based at one of our partner institutions: Brunel University London, the Open University or the University of Oxford. The deadline for applications is 23 March 2018, and fellowships will start on 1 October 2018.

See the Postdoctoral Fellowships page for more information. 

21 September 2017 - Researchfish Submission Period

The next RCUK Researchfish Submission Period will be taking place between 5th February and 15th March 2018 and ESRC-funded students are asked to note that they will be receiving a number of emails from RCUK on the subject.

There will be 3 different emails, although in most cases, students will receive only one (depending on the stage they are at in their studentship funding). The target audience and the general content for each email are:

1. Students new to Researchfish – this will go out to students who have recently had their RCUK funded award added to Researchfish; the vast majority of which will now be in their 3rd year of funding. The email will inform them about their awards being added and will contain links to general guidance about using Researchfish.

2. Students in their final year of funding – this will go out to students who have finished their RCUK funding since the last Submission Period or are due to finish it before the next one begins. As well as generally letting them know about the next Submission Period, we also plan to ask students if they would be willing to provide us with a non-institutional email address so that RCUK can continue to contact them about making Researchfish submissions for the next few years.

3. Any other RCUK funded student on Researchfish – this will go out to any RCUK funded student whose award is on Researchfish which does not fall under the first two catergories. This email will let them know about the next Submission Period.

A full list of communications may be found here

For more details on RCUK collection of outcomes and impact of research see the RCUK website.

For a full overview of researchfish functionality, visit the researchfish website

7th December 2016 - Research Council PhD studentships for EU students

Research Councils UK has welcomed the announcement by the Universities and Science Minister, Jo Johnson, which confirms that non-UK EU students applying for courses beginning in the academic year 2017/18 remain eligible for RCUK support. This updates information provided in the RCUK Statement on international collaboration post EU referendum of 6 July 2016.

The RCUK press release can be found here

RCUK EU students are presently eligible for funding under Research Council support for postgraduate training. EU students eligible for RCUK support under current rules will continue to be eligible if currently undertaking or about to start in the 2016/17 academic year, or who have been (or will be) recruited through open competition for starting in the 2017/18 academic year, and will continue to receive funding for the duration of their courses. Future funding arrangements and immigration status for EU students will be determined as part of the UK’s discussions on its future relationship.

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