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Opportunity profile: UKRI gets meta about science

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ESRC executive chair Stian Westlake discusses supporting research on research

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  • The research areas listed are not restrictive, but applicants working outside them should explain why their area is relevant to the listed ones.
  • All proposals must have a pathway to impact, and this will require partnerships.
  • Applicants are encouraged to look beyond the UK for collaborations.
  • Applicants should not put their own interests first, but “work backwards from a real problem and then design research to address it”.

UK Research and Innovation has a total of £5 million to disburse for projects that hold the potential to inform and improve research and development practice, and policy in science. 

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