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29 November 2017

Although we are proud of our blog, we know that loads of useful information can be found, for free, by checking out those of other universities and research institutes around the country. Here are a few of our favourite posts from the last couple of weeks.

Although we are proud of our blog, we know that loads of useful information can be found, for free, by checking out those of other universities and research institutes around the country. Here are a few of our favourite posts from the last couple of weeks.

1. GCRF: 7 Questions & Links about Official Development Assistance through Research, from the Manchester Metropolitan University research blog.

In this post, MMU discusses several aspects of the Global Challenges Research Fund, including its context and purpose. This is a really useful breakdown of some of the key points, and should help frame applications from ARU to the various GCRF calls.

2. REF 2021 - final decisions published, from the Bournemouth University research blog

You might have heard that clarity on the nature of REF 2021 came about this week, with the final decisions on things like the number of case studies and researchers each university will have to submit for assessment in the next Research Excellence Framework. This post is a great summary of the news, and should give you a decent heads-up of what to expect.

3. International collaboration, diversity and green tea chocolate, from the BBSRC Chief Executive's blog

It's always useful to keep up to speed with decision makers in funding bodies, and although this blog never tells you how to skip to the front of the funding queue, it does give you a context for some of the work going on in the organisation. This post tells us that BBSRC is increasingly aware of the importance of international partnership, something of a timely reminder in the context of Brexit.

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