The AHRC’s Annual Report and Accounts 2015-16 have been published.
The report is a reflection of the last 12 months, highlights of follow-on fund awards, and key achievements.
For the first time you will be able to view the annual report data via a new visualisation tool. This visualisation highlights the wide range of research organisations from which excellent arts and humanities research proposals were drawn and where new postgraduate studentships were funded in 2015-2016. They will continue to share more dynamic visualisations of data in the future.
Click here to access the AHRC Annual Report and Appendices for 2015-2016. (PDF, 2MB)
NERC have published their annual report of 2014/15. This includes their strategic direction and highlights of the year.
Research Professional have written an article about the decrease in NERC success rates and why demand management measures have been put in place. You may find this a useful take on the report.
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills have published their Annual Report and Accounts for 2014-15.
The report highlights key acheivements, how they performed, and consolidated accounts. The accounts show that the department’s spending on science and innovation in 2014-15 was around £500m, with £561m planned for 2015-16, including the budget for Innovate UK. Spending through the research councils remains stable at around £4.6 billion.
The MRC have published their Annual Report for 2014/15. This includes a strategic overview and highlights their key activities.
You can also read Research Professionals article on the decrease in MRC’s success rates.
The EPSRC have issued their annual report where they are focussing on securing better value for money and investing in skills training and research. You can read Research Professionals article on the EPSRC’s annual report here.
EPSRC have also issued a report of their funding rates for last year. In this period, EPSRC considered 2,386 research grant proposals through peer review and provided funding for 914, giving a funding rate of 38%. This amounted to a demand of £1,823M, with funding for £713M and funding rate by value of 39%.
The AHRC have released their annual report for 2014-15. The report contains their highlights of the year as well as their strategy, which highlights the trend towards increasing funding for those applications with non-academic partners.
You may also be interested to see Research Professional’s article on AHRC’s reduction of spend on research.
The ESRC have released their annual report for 2014-15. As well as highlighting research that they have funded, it also sets out their strategy. This includes ‘Big Data’, building capability, impact, and international partnerships.
There are interesting sections on demand management (p.21-22) and Research Professional have written an article following up on this and success rates.