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Latest updates

Initiatives boost health and bioscience skills and industry

05 March 2021 News

Innovation Scholarship initiatives totalling £10 million have gone to secondments and training programmes in health and bioscience. The initiatives are funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and a cross-council initiative between: Medical Research Council (MRC) Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

Research investigates COVID-19 impact on UK farmer mental health

18 February 2021 News

The COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the mental health and resilience of farmers and farm workers will be the focus of new research led by University of Reading. The project is receiving £190,000 funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as part of UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) rapid response to COVID-19.

Professor Alison Park appointed interim Executive Chair of ESRC

17 February 2021 News

Professor Alison Park has been appointed interim Executive Chair of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Professor Park joined ESRC as Director of Research in January 2019. Prior to joining ESRC she was Professor of Social Research and Director of Cohort and Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources (CLOSER).

Researching factors affecting ethnic minority groups during COVID-19

09 February 2021 News

UK researchers are to dig deeper into the reasons why people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19. Four new projects, funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) via the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to a total of £4.

ESRC is part of UK Research and Innovation