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In May 2019, the Science Minister Chris Skidmore announced the first wave of Future Leaders Fellowships, helping researchers and innovators become world-leaders in their fields. 41 Early Career Researchers from universities across the UK will each benefit from a share of £40 million towards cutting edge research addressing fundamental global issues, including tackling climate change and revolutionising travel across cities. (read more…)

Wednesday 27 March marked the official launch of the Max Planck-Bristol Centre for Minimal Biology, a partnership between the University of Bristol and the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science (MPG) in Germany. (read more…)

Twelve eminent scientists and exceptional early career researchers have been honoured in the annual Biochemical Society Awards. (read more…)

To mark its 75th anniversary, the Microbiology Society is embarking on an ambitious project focusing on how microbiology can help to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). The UN SDGs are a collection of 17 goals that were adopted by all Member States of the UN in September 2015. They aim to address crucial economic, social and environmental challenges and promote a better and more sustainable future for all. (read more…)

The THYME project brings together researchers from the Universities of Hull, York and Teesside to address regional bioeconomy challenges. THYME have just announced the first projects to be awarded proof-of-concept funding with a total of £350,000 awarded to seven projects. A second round is expected later this year and THYME expects to run a three-year programme of Proof of Concept projects.

More details on the awards and how to apply can be found here

The projects funded are: (read more…)

Twenty-four shortlisted projects from the first stage of UKRI’s Strength in Places Fund have been awarded up to £50,000 funding to allow the development of full-stage bids. Four to eight of the strongest teams will receive between £10m and £50m each. (read more…)

In March 2019, a partial political agreement was reached by the European Parliament, Council and Commission on Horizon Europe, the EU’s future research and innovation programme. Horizon Europe aims to build on the successes of Horizon 2020 by continuing to focus on scientific excellence through the European Research Council (ERC). Horizon Europe will also incorporate new features, such as the European Innovation Council (EIC), which is currently running as a pilot scheme. (read more…)

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