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01 September 2017
Research Excellence Framework 2021 applications invited for sub-panel chairs
Research Excellence Framework 2021 applications invited for sub-panel chairs

The UK’s higher education funding bodies are seeking research experts from diverse backgrounds to serve as sub-panel chairs in the second Research Excellence Framework. The application process is open now, and closes at 12 noon on 11 October 2017.

10 July 2017
REF Main Panel Chairs announced
REF Main Panel Chairs announced

The four Main Panel Chairs for the next Research Excellence Framework have been confirmed.

10 July 2017
Nine university and business research projects awarded funding totalling £177 million
Nine university and business research projects awarded funding totalling £177 million

Nine research projects led by UK universities have been awarded funding totalling £177 million by HEFCE, in the latest investments through the UK Research Investment Partnership Fund.

10 July 2017
Additional £40 million for HEIF in support of the Industrial Strategy
Additional £40 million for HEIF in support of the Industrial Strategy

The Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) is to receive an additional £40 million per annum from 2017-18, to boost universities’ capacity to collaborate with businesses, commercialise their research and help to deliver the Government’s Industrial Strategy.

29 June 2017
Insights on equality and diversity for the next REF
Insights on equality and diversity for the next REF

Analysis of statements submitted for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 has highlighted the prevalence of institution-level initiatives and a strong focus on gender, along with wider evidence that can feed into development of the assessment approach for REF 2021.