This week our columnist Phil Ward uncovers the tentacular roots of the National Productivity Investment Fund—a veritable tree of life for UK science whose better known shoots include the Strategic Priorities Fund and the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. We also speak to two recent winners of funding—from two very different funders—for projects focused on early detection of Alzheimer’s disease. Finally, we hear about the charity Autistica and its research strategy, which is led by the autism community.
This week in Funding Insight
Despite the National Productivity Investment Fund’s gargantuan proportions (pegged at £37 billion in the 2018 budget) it may still be unfamiliar to many researchers. In this week’s Know How article, Phil Ward maps out its structure so that readers can better anticipate where it might crop up next.