Research funding

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Want to properly plug the UK’s north-south divide? Look to Germany | Larry Elliott
Boosting spending power, increasing public funding for science and tech skills, R&D and infrastructure could work

Larry Elliott

05, Mar, 2023 @11:04 AM

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UK ready to snub key EU science research scheme if Brexit row not resolved
Amid stalemate over UK joining Horizon Europe due to Northern Ireland protocol, Michelle Donelan looks to allies outside bloc

Ian Sample Science editor

12, Feb, 2023 @1:21 PM

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After Brexit, if Sunak really wants a ‘science superpower’, he must fix these three things | Devi Sridhar
Science now has a cabinet seat, but Britain’s world-leading reputation is fading fast, says public health professor Devi Sridhar

Devi Sridhar

09, Feb, 2023 @3:06 PM

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Welsh universities face 1,000 jobs being lost as EU research funding ends
University leaders urge ministers to provide bridging finance to keep projects running when EU support ends this year

Richard Adams Education editor

07, Feb, 2023 @5:57 PM

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Brexit causes collapse in European research funding for Oxbridge
Oxford and Cambridge universities, once given more than £130m a year in total by European research programmes, are now getting £1m annually between them

Anna Fazackerley

04, Feb, 2023 @12:43 PM

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Ignore the ‘superpower’ boasts – UK pharma looks superchallenged
NHS crisis, withdrawal of tax credits and exit from EU blamed for fall in UK share of R&D market

Nils Pratley

25, Jan, 2023 @5:16 PM

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‘Things will only get worse’: fears top scientists may shun UK over Brexit
British-based Nobel prize winner says hopes for securing an alliance with the crucial Horizon Europe collaboration are fading fast

Anna Fazackerley

08, Oct, 2022 @1:32 PM

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Imperial College to shut joint research ventures with Chinese defence firms
Exclusive: two Chinese-sponsored aerospace research centres to close after warnings of ‘sleepwalking’ into aiding Chinese military

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

11, Sep, 2022 @4:49 PM

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Guaranteed research funding is still available in the UK | Letter
Letter: Prof Christopher Smith of UK Research and Innovation responds to an article on grants being lost post-Brexit, and offers some reassurance


21, Aug, 2022 @4:10 PM

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Thanks to Brexit, I lost a €2.5m research grant. I fear for the future of UK science | José R Penadés
Britain has jeopardised research and made itself far less attractive to overseas scientists, says José R Penadés, a professor at Imperial College London

José R Penadés

18, Aug, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Crow brainpower study saved from Brexit cuts after appeal raises £500,000
Scientists had EU funding withdrawn but public chip in to help following Observer report

Robin McKie

07, Aug, 2022 @8:00 AM

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EU scraps 115 grants for UK scientists and academics amid Brexit row
Move follows dispute over Northern Ireland protocol, as one academic says UK is going down a ‘dark path’

Lisa O'Carroll Brexit correspondent

05, Jul, 2022 @3:14 PM

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