New report calls for the establishment of a National Centre for Universities and Public Policy

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A new report by University of Bath Institute for Policy Research (IPR), University of Bristol, PolicyBristol, Cardiff University, and the University of Exeter, calls for the establishment of a new National Centre for Universities and Public Policy, to support an ongoing culture change around valuing academia-policy engagement.

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How to guides- UK Parliament

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Working with Parliament can be confusing, so we've put all you need to know in one place.

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Future of social science - insights, opportunities and expectations

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Research funding is going through a period of rapid change, including the introduction of a number of significant new research funds. The content in this section provides information on these changes and the funding opportunities for social science research to make a contribution to society. It is designed to help you navigate new UKRI funding streams and explain how you can get involved with them.

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IfG mentions UPEN on its new report 'How academia can work with government'

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Read the full report here: http://bit.ly/UPEN_IfG_report_April19

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Written evidence submitted by UPEN for the House of Commons Liaison Committee on Effectiveness and Influence of the Select Committee system

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This submission is from the Universities Policy Engagement Network (UPEN), a network of 30 UK universities who are working together to improve dialogue between academics and policymakers and to increase the public policy impact from their institutionsí research portfolios.

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Applications are now open for the 2019 pairing scheme- they will close on 7 April 2019

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Each year 30 research scientists are paired with UK parliamentarians and civil servants. They learn about each otherís work by spending time together in Westminster and the researcherís institutions.

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UKRI GCRF Health and Context call 2019 - outline

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The UKRI GCRF Health and Context call is seeking proposals for interdisciplinary research addressing wider contextual factors contributing to the burden of infectious and non-communicable diseases (NCDs). These factors may include social, cultural, historical, and religious beliefs and practices, or wider biological, ecological and environmental factors. We want to fund consortia conducting ambitious research that:

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GCRF Gender and intersectionality and Education as a driver of sustainable development network plus

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We are pleased to invite proposals for a new Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Network Plus call. This call will have two separate thematic areas of focus, and applicants can apply to either distinct strand through this call. One theme will be Gender and Intersectionality and the other theme will be Education as a Driver of Sustainable Development.

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£45 million boost for big data bioinformatics research to drive discovery

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A £45 million boost to data and building infrastructure will support major advances in areas such as drug discovery, cancer genetics, regenerative medicine and crop disease prevention over the coming decades.

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Parkinsonís trial aims to detect disease earlier

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The PREDICT-PD trial, carried out by researchers at UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology and Queen Mary University of London, is seeking to recruit 10,000 participants over the age of 60 who do not have Parkinsonís to answer an annual online questionnaire and other tests sent in the post.

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Recruitment campaign ĖPartner toolkit

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The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is seeking to appoint new members to its Register of Specialists.

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Prof. Rachel Mills, UoS, sharing her experience of giving evidence

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Are you a researcher thinking about policy engagement? Listen to @unisouthampton Prof. Rachel Mills sharing her experience of giving evidence @CommonsEAC. Watch the full video here: http://bit.ly/PPSRachelMills @UoSCommsAllison

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The Transforming Construction Network Plus - Round 1 call for Small Projects

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The Transforming Construction Network Plus is funded by the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund to bring together experts from a range of disciplines with industry and policy makers to tackle the most pressing problems in construction, manufacturing, digital and energy to transform the way we build.

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Nurture genius in developing countries with smarter investments

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The world is missing out on breakthrough science because exceptionally talented young people from low- and middle-income countries do not receive appropriate levels of support to help nurture their genius, according to a new study.

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Committee inquiries: Open calls for evidence

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Committee inquiries that are accepting written submissions are listed below.

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Reverse 'Question Time' event gives policymakers chance to quiz academics

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How can we build closer working relationships between academics and policymakers?

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Parliament and me podcast

UCL Public Policy Parliament and me. https://www.ucl.ac.uk/public-policy/new-podcast-series-parliament-and-me

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What is UPEN?

Gavin Costigan unpacking what is UPEN and why has it been established. https://vimeo.com/298170037/7021d47756

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