Research Briefing

An electronic newsletter produced by Research and Innovation. Published monthly from October to July each year.

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Research Briefing features:

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

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July 2020 [LSE becomes full CIVICA member, AHRC Advisory Board opportunity, shaping the post-COVID world, summer campus access for researchers, ESRC Centres Competition, UKRI diversity data, Ana Alvarez-Serra Q&A plus more]


June 2020 [Launch of SHAPE initiative, suspension of the Research Incentives Policy, REF timetable updated, shaping the post COVID world, Zinc Academy on mental health, new Research Information Sessions (RISe) open for bookings, broadcast media training, David Ai Q&A plus more]

May 2020 [LSE COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund projects launched, BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards, School of Public Policy COVID-19 webpage and blog, Bloomsbury SET Knowledge Exchange funding call, Storytelling for Researchers webinar, New Library webpage on citation analysis and research visibility, Katerina Dalacoura Q&A plus more]

April 2020 [New online research ethics review system, Future Leaders Fellowships success, Energy for Tomorrow competition, ESRC Centres call, consent guidance, coronavirus funding monitor, call for suggestions for Research and Innovation training programme, academic writing webinars, Sonja Marzi Q&A plus more]

March 2020 [COVID-19 and LSE research, LSE Generate's COVID-19 support campaign, UKRI post-researchfish submission period update, URKI and Europe, LSE research competition winners, launch of Emerald publishing fund plus more]

February 2020 [2020 researchfish submission, Electoral Psychology Observatory launch, LSE Values in Practice Awards, Philip Leverhulme Prizes, Love Data Week, Hongda Zhong Q&A plus more] 

January 2020 [Ground-breaking SASCI project launched at LSE, Wellcome research culture report, KEI Fund, BritishSpanish Society Scholarships Programme, research ethics events, broadcast media training, Library workshop series, Tom Smith Q&A plus more]


December 2019 [SUCCESS programme, UKRI and UKRO Brexit updates, CEP Election Analysis, Research Showcase in pictures, Sandra Jovchelovitch Q&A plus more]

November 2019 [KEI strategy consultation, Arthur Lewis spotlight, LSE Research Showcase, 2020 Researchfish submission, Gender Equality Forum, Gerda Henkel Prize, Publishing workshop series, Coretta Phillips Q&A plus more]

October 2019 [EC launches Horizon results platform, LSE Festival research competition 2020, LSE research showcase, research tools minimum standards, UKRI EU exit readiness, Beyond Black History Month Town Hall event, Researchfish Strategy of Impact Conference, Houghton St Press, Amil Dasgupta Q&A plus more]

July 2019 [Brexit and continued UK participation in EU programmes, Research Development Team shadowing placements, ESRC Areas of Research Interest fellowship opportunities, re-launch of LSE Field Research Methods lab, launch of Multidimensional Inequality Framework, Abigail McKnight Q&A plus more]

June 2019 [LSE Festival 2020: call for expression of interest, sign the Deal for Science petition, financial year end planning, new LSE Press Manager, Naila Kabeer Q&A plus more]

May 2019 [LSE 2030, new finance and ethics review systems, LSE academic awarded Yrjö Jahnsson Prize in Economics, Nightmarch by Alpa Shah shortlisted for the Orwell Prize, Zinc Mission 3 Research Fellowship, Martin Knapp Q&A plus more]

March 2019 [LSE academic receives prestigious Leverhulme Prize, SEAC launches new Stipendiary Visiting Appointment scheme, LSE Library publishing advice service, Grace Lordan Q&A plus more]

February 2019 [Human Rights Human Remains project website launched, LSE publishes new research privacy notice, LSE to lead research hub to promote gender equality, KEI funding for PhD students, LSE Festival Research Competition 2019 winners, research data management training sessions plus more]

January 2019 [UKRI GCRF Collective Programme pre-call announcement, Journal of Illicit Economics and Development publishes first issue, LSE Festival 2019, Brilliant Club Scholars Programme, Jeannine McMahon Q&A plus more]


November 2018 [Wolfson Foundation awards £10m to British Academy, strengthened support for impact case studies, Social Investment in Europe call for abstracts, RIIF Seed Fund call for proposals, new Research Data Librarian, first book from LSE Press, Q&A with new Grant Applications Managers plus more]

October 2018 [LSE research showcase, join UNESCO's Inclusive Policy Lab, LSE research ethics quick guide, Conflict Research Programme new blog, Wellcome to use Reearchfish, KEI Integrated Service lunch and learn, Louise Jones Q&A plus more]

July 2018 [LSE to lead new health research unit, success at 2018 ESRC Celebrating Impact Prizes, research profiles and identifiers at LSE, project developed at LSE wins presitigious economics prize, Suzi Hall Q&A plus more]

June 2018 [UKRI launches strategic prospectus, RD presents at INORMS 2018, £10k departmental knowledge exchange funds, new €1m fund for historians in Russia, LSE Festival 2019 call for ideas, launch of LSE Press, Clare Wenham Q&A plus more]

May 2018 [UKRO visit on EC H2020 funding, ESRC Open Large Grants call, GDPR and research update, employing Tier 4 students, research support from Communications Division, bibliometrics workshop, EndNote manuscript matcher, Camilla Griffiths Q&A plus more]

April 2018 [LSE-led partnership receives £5m from Research England to promote entrepreneurship based on social-science research, CEP awarded ESRC Research Institute status, LSE awarded Queen's Anniversary Prize for work on cities, UKRI launch, new funding opportunities calendar, Tomila Lankina Q&A plus more] 

March 2018 [NERC pre-announcement: Global Partnerships Seedcorn Fund, LSE RIIF Seed Fund, new LSE Thinks newsletter launched, Researchfish submission guidance, LSE Hellenic Observatory Research Projects call, Life after the PhD event, Mary Martin Q&A plus more]

February 2018 [Leading ESRC research centres secure transition funding, RCUK guidelines on research integrity, UUKi briefing note on UK-EU research, Leverhulme Trust Philip Leverhulme Prizes, Bibliometrics workshop, Heather Kappes Q&A plus more]

January 2018 [EC Framework Programme 9 public consultation, Science and Technology Select Committee call for evidence, new £1m research programme on inequality, LSE Careers research staff seminars and support, KEI Fund recent awards, guidance on completing ORCID profiles, Alpa Shah Q&A plus more]

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