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To many observers, cross-research council funding programmes were particularly vulnerable to government cuts. So how did they do? Andrew Watkinson of the cross-council funded Living With Environmental Change programme says growing pressure on funding makes partnership working increasingly important for LWEC and others. A theme of collaboration runs through the recent announcement on the allocation of science and research funding (2011/12 to 2014/15) from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. This includes a continuing commitment to the cross-council programmes in research areas of key national importance in the Digital Economy (£129 million), Energy (£540m), Global Food Security (£440m), Global Uncertainties (£120m), Lifelong Health and Well Being (£196m), and Living With Environmental Change (£562m). The LWEC programme uniquely includes contributions from all of the Research Councils: Arts and Humanities RC (£7m), Biotechnology & Biological Sciences RC (£54m), Engineering & Physical... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2011 at Research Blogs
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Jan 14, 2011