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April 30, 2008

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» University Research Investment Scheme (RIS) – Call for proposals

The University of Glamorgan is pleased to announce the next call for proposals to the Research Investment Scheme (RIS). The purpose of the Research Investment Scheme (RIS) is to stimulate research and publication activity, particularly amongst newly research-active staff, and also to encourage interdisciplinary research within and between Faculties. Additionally, specific calls for proposals will also target strategic areas of research within the University.

The scheme is open to researchers at the University of Glamorgan and also staff who wish to engage in research from Merthyr Tydfil College and Partner Colleges. Full details of the scheme, application form, funding guide and FAQs are available via the funding pages on the research portal.

Enquiries in relation to this scheme should be directed to Dr Sarah Oldfield, Research Excellence Manager, ext. 4484, sfoldfie@glam.ac.uk.

April 25, 2008
» HEFCE publishes analysis to REF consultation

HEFCE yesterday published an analysis of responses to the REF consultation received from HEIs and other key bodies. An overview is provided and responses to the specific questions asked during the consultation are detailed. Please follow the link below to view the news article posted by HEFCE (which also comments on yesterdays announcement from the DIUS) from which the analysis can be accessed.

HEFCE, 24th April 2008: Analysis of responses to the REF consultation

In relation to the announcement by the DIUS to abandon plans for different REF systems to judge sciences and arts, the analysis details the clear concerns raised by respondants over the split between the two main subject disciplines.

I am able to report that from correspondance with HEFCW, although there are no plans to publish a Wales-wide analysis of the REF consultation, the points raised in the responses from Wales were generally consistent with those identified in the UK-wide analysis.

If you require any further information please contact Dr Sarah Oldfield, Research Excellence Manager, Ext. 4484, sfoldfie@glam.ac.uk