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19 September 2017
Implementing Stern: first key decisions on REF 2021 announced
Implementing Stern: first key decisions on REF 2021 announced

Following consultation earlier in the year, the funding bodies have set out initial decisions in several areas of the next Research Excellence Framework (REF).

15 September 2017
UKRPIF funding of £220 million available to develop leading-edge research facilities
UKRPIF funding of £220 million available to develop leading-edge research facilities

Round 6 of the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund will make £220 million available to universities across the UK for the development of leading-edge research facilities that support collaboration and excellent research. Interested universities need to submit an initial notification by 10 November 2017.

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.