Engaging in peer review of grant applications means helping ensure public money is spent as wisely as possible. The decision-making process is difficult, but with over 20 years of peer review experience Eleanor Riley, Deputy Chair of the MRC Infections and Immunity Board and Professor of Infectious Disease Immunology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), explains what makes a good review and how everybody gains if everybody takes part.
Continuing reading at: http://www.insight.mrc.ac.uk/2016/05/10/why-peer-review-needs-you-and-you-need-peer-review/
Back in November 2014 we at Wellcome announced some changes to our funding structure, with a focus on simple, flexible award schemes. Today, one of the last pieces of this new structure falls into place, with the introduction of a single award for clinical research fellows, the new Wellcome Clinical Research Career Development Fellowship. Here, […]
via Clinical Research Career Development Fellowships: a new single, flexible award — Wellcome Trust Blog
The Higher Education Funding Council for England is to be replaced by a body to promote student interests, but that will be funded by universities, according to proposals in the government’s higher education green paper.
See more at: https://www.researchprofessional.com/0/rr/news/uk/universities/2015/11/Higher-education-green-paper-abolishes-HEFCE-to-simplify-system.html#sthash.VWYde90u.dpuf
The government’s green paper on higher education reform provides the strongest signal yet that metrics are likely to play a more significant role in the next Research Excellence Framework.
Source: Research Professional – Metrics-based REF looks more likely