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Research Briefing Archive

The Research Briefing is an electronic newsletter produced by the Research Division. It is published monthly from October to July each academic year and features:

  • research news
  • the latest research funding opportunities and pre-call announcements 
  • snapshots of research awards won by LSE academic staff
  • examples of research findings

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April 2017 [LSE economist appointed UK head of financial research project, applications invited for REF2021 Main Panel Chairs, LSE Government work on getting 'inside the minds' of voters, Jon Deer conferred Fellow of Academy of Social Sciences, LSE International History and the First World War, Horizon2020 communicating impact, call to register ORCID iDs plus more]


February 2017 [REF2021 review, research incentives policy review, LSE Works 2017, RD VIP award, expense claim focus group, Global Food Security Policy Lab, peer review workshop, ORCID information session, Seeta Gangadharan interview plus more]

January 2017 [HEFCE UKRPIF award, ESRC Brexit Priority Grants, LSE awarded 3 projects under GCRF Strategic Networks call, 2017 Researchfish submission period, LSE Works 2017, Parliamentary Academic Fellowship Scheme, ORCID focus group plus more]

December 2016 [Autumn Statement new funding for R&D, ESRC GCRF Peer Review Group, Research Festival winners and videos, 2017 Philip Leverhulme Prizes, LSE Works 2017, KEI Fund for Brexit related activity, Sylvia Chant interview plus more]

November 2016 [Research Division hosts ESRC's GCRF seminar, ESRC-DFID Development Frontiers Research Fund, Elsevier's Brexit Resource Centre, The Nine Dots Prize, Researchfish submission period 2017, new open access fund plus more]

October 2016 [Stern review of REF makes recommendations, RISe development programme launched, EU funding guaranteed beyond date UK leaves EU, ESRC and AHRC annual reports published, Kudos toolkit for monitoring online engagement, British Council seeks panel reviewers for Newton Fund, SocArXiv - a new home for social science pre-prints, high performance computing update plus more]

July 2016 [After the EU referendum: impact on EC research programmes and where next for UK Social Science, Global Challenges Research Fund, Academy of Social Sciences briefing on EU referendum and UK Social Science, annual £1 million Newton Prize, Public Consultation on UN2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Revising the European Consensus, LSE runners-up for ESRC Impact Prizes plus more]

June 2016 [EU referendum articles and events, Research Division win ARMA award, ORCID now live in Je-S, RCUK changes to fEC grant terms and conditions, LSE double nomination for ESRC Impact Prizes, Library Space Development update plus more]  

May 2016 [Data management plans for funded research, knowledge exchange and impact training sessions, UK participation in European funding programmes, EU membership and UK science, social investments fostering research, RCUK town meeting, RCUK to replace Je-S submission system plus more]

April 2016 [RCUK Strategic Priorities and Spending Plan, Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professorships, Newton Fund survey, Horizon2020 Information Day, EPSRC Associate Peer Review College, revised research ethics form, new Code of Research Conduct, Library Space Development Programme update plus more]

March 2016 [Independent REF review, RCUK data gathering exercise 2016, ERC Starting Grants success rates, LSE International Health Policy Conference, EC research programme on climate action, impact case studies for LSE Women:making history, Royal Statistical Society 2016 International Conference plus more]

February 2016 [RCUK data gathering exercise 2016, Global Challenges Fund, Digging into Data Challenge, Horizon2020 new ethics module, LSE's impact in the digital world, REF open access deadline, LSE Library space development project, New e-recruitment system plus more]

January 2016 [ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize, NORFACE Research Programme pre-announced, AHRC interim CEO announced, Kudos and Altmetric Explorer, new LSE research impact case studies and videos, Declaration of Interests Exercise 2015-16, Researchfish interoperability trial, Leverhulme Trust Research Leadership Awards plus more]


December 2015 [Altmetric Explorer, Nurse review of RCUK, Digicare Forum 2016, new LSE open access policy, three new LSE impact case studies, final deadlines for supplier/expense payments before Christmas, changes to LSE Procurement Team, UKRO annual visit plus more]

November 2015 [FP7 post-grant open access publishing funds pilot, Statkraft and Grantham announce three-year research partnership, EC publishes SSH report, Marie Curie Actions fellow certificates made available, AHRC highlight notice on Public Policy in Leadership Fellows scheme, Horizon2020 work programmes 2016-17 published, Finance Division launches Financial Awareness course, International Open Access week plus more] 

October 2015 [ESRC survey for early career social scientists, Have Your Say on FP7 conference, Horizon2020 draft programmes 2016-17 announced, LSE awards 12 new HEIF funded projects, new LSE impact case studies, data management and bibliometrics training sessions plus more]

July 2015 [Wellcome Trust makes ORCID iD mandatory, research opportunities in Japan, future of the European Research Area, Research Awards team honoured at ARMA awards, funding for Knowledge Exchange and Impact, data management, data protection and research ethics surgeries plus more]

June 2015 [LSE celebrates impact, launch of Research Data Management service, LSE Research Festival, pilot programme for Kudos web-based impact toolkit, changes to research accounts, Google Scholar Citation Profile plus more]

May 2015 [New ESRC chief executive's strategy, UK Data Service news, new Science Europe principles on open access publisher services, EU International Research newsletter, embedding knowledge exchange and impact into research, Third Annual Conference on Systemic Risk, new LSE impact case studies, LSE Works plus more]