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New properties of gold discovered which could improve effectiveness of cancer medication and reduce harmful effects

Survey to receive feedback on third phase of centre closes on 15 September.

In 2013 EPSRC invested around £500 million in 115 Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT), matched by more than £450 million from business, universities and other stakeholders, creating the UK's largest investment in postgraduate training in engineering and physical Sciences. As part of EPSRC's management of this important investment, we commissioned a mid-term review chaired by Professor Mark Smith, Vice-Chancellor at Lancaster University.

EPSRC has today launched an open, competitive call to fund projects aimed at improving equality, diversity and inclusion within the engineering and physical sciences.

EPSRC opens calls for proposals to establish a virtual institute for batteries research and associated research into battery development.

An interim website has been launched today by UK Research and Innovation -

Publication includes key highlights, Accountability Report and financial statements for 2016/17.

Two major investments in research partnerships that will strengthen the links between the UK's research base, industry and business partners will be announced today (Thursday 13 July 2017), by Jo Johnson, Minister for Universities and Science.

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) ICT Theme has announced funding to establish a new community resource to promote Responsible Research and Innovation across the UK's ICT research community.

From Tuesday, 25 July 2017 a New Investigator Award scheme will replace the First Grant initiative. The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is introducing the new scheme following a recent review of First Grants, with input from our advisory teams and universities.

Extreme environments programme a key area of Government's Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund

Newly-announced team will spearhead creation of the new institute

EPSRC-supported research could counter threats posed by harmful bacteria in oil deposits

Professor Nick Eyre of University Oxford to be End Use Energy Demand Centre Champion to develop National End Use Energy Demand Centre

New organisation has the ambition to be the best research and innovation agency in the world

The third annual update of the Research Councils diversity data has been published by RCUK.

Recruitment process for membership of strategic advisory teams is now open

James Naismith FRS FRSE FMedSci appointed as Director of the Research Complex at Harwell (RCaH), as of 1st June 2017.

Competitions, demonstrations, talks and showcases taking place across the country

A June 2017 study of articles linked to EPSRC funding has come to some impressive conclusions affirming the high quality and productivity of EPSRC-funded researchers.

Research Councils and Innovate UK welcome first Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund areas to open for applicants to apply for funding

Leading figures in fields across the EPSRC portfolio are recognised for their contributions to science, engineering and manufacturing

EPSRC support to develop environmentally-friendly alternative to plastic microbeads

The survey to collect scientific and system requirements for a national HPC service is now live. The survey can be accessed via this page, and will close at midnight on Sunday 25 June 2017.

Following a review of the First Grants scheme, with input from our advisory teams and universities, Council has agreed that the scheme will be revised to help improve the quality and ambition of research proposals submitted and to recognise that different research areas have different needs.

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