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The European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training invites proposals for a narrative of career-related and labour-market-related learning of low-skilled workers. The tenderer shall conduct a study to investigate how low-educated and low-skilled workers with a low socio-economic background think about education and continuous learning. Funding is worth up to €300,000 over 18 months.
The study will investigate how low-educated/low-skilled workers with a low... Read full post
In 2011, 13% of England and Wales residents - 7.5 million out of a total population of 56.1 million - were born outside the UK. While all English regions and Wales experienced increases in foreign-born residents between 2001 and 2011, the largest numerical rises were in London and the South East of England. The 10 local authorities with the highest proportion of foreign-born residents in 2011 were all London boroughs. London had three million foreign-born residents in 2011 - 37% of its... Read full post
In September 2012, the JRF launched a new four-year programme to develop an anti-poverty strategy for the UK. The aim is to create a set of costed, evidence-based, anti-poverty strategies for all age groups in each of the four nations of the UK.
For each call, where interventions appear promising, the JRF will incorporate them into the anti-poverty strategies for the UK that they are producing in the programme.
Current calls for... Read full post
British Academy - International Partnership and Mobility Scheme
The British Academy’s International Partnerships and Mobility Scheme is designed to strengthen research in the humanities and social sciences between the UK and other parts of the world. This funding programme provides support for three-year and one-year partnerships between UK scholars and scholars in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, South Asia, East Asia and South-East Asia. The deadline for... Read full post
Negotiators have further reduced the expected allocation for the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme in the 2014-20 European Union budget, during inconclusive budget talks in Brussels.
The talks revolved around a compromise proposal that would reduce spending on Horizon 2020 from the €80 billion (£65bn) proposed by the European Commission in 2011 to about €70bn. And the dynamic of the negotiations points to a final settlement no higher—and possibly... Read full post
The British Computer Society invites nominations for the Roger Needham award.
This award is made annually for a distinguished research contribution in computer science by a UK based researcher who has completed up to 10 years of post-doctoral research.
The award was established in memory of the late Professor Roger Needham. Sponsored by Microsoft Research, this award is administered by the Awards Committee of the BCS Academy of Computing.
In addition to receiving the prestigious... Read full post
A group known as the European Design Leadership Board has formulated a series of recommendations for the European Commission on how to incorporate design as a driver of user-centred innovation across Europe in order to contribute to the Europe 2020 Strategy's goals for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. The aim of the report is to enhance design's long-term contribution to the Europe 2020 goals through increased competitiveness and the pursuit of a better quality of life for EU citizens,... Read full post
Working in partnership: supporting and developing researchers
27 November 2012, London
Vitae and AURIL are providing a unique opportunity to enable knowledge exchange practitioners, researcher developers and researchers to come together in a dynamic ‘Open Space' discussion. This will be centered on identifying collaborative ways through existing channels to help researchers engage with employers through knowledge exchange partnership across all... Read full post
Research Councils UK has set out its plans to give institutions block grants to pay article processing charges up front in order to make work immediately available free of charge to readers. On 8 November, it announced funding of £17 million , which should allow 45 per cent of research council funded research to be published under the gold open-access model in 2013-14. The following year, funding will be increased to £20m, enabling 53 per cent of research to be open access. RCUK... Read full post