Research update from Professor Neil Crout

October 3rd, 2022

Update from Professor Neil Crout, interim Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange

Welcome to the new academic year and my first update as interim Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange.

I look forward to working with you in securing the goals of the university’s renewed research strategy and sharing news of support and opportunities for researchers, as well as celebrating your successes.

Research culture survey: what you told us

In April, my predecessor Professor Dame Jessica Corner invited you to take part in our first university-wide survey of research culture at Nottingham.

I am delighted to share the survey’s initial findings and an update on next steps as we work together to better understand how to build a positive research culture and environment, where everyone who carries out or supports research can achieve their very best.

Cost of living: support for PGRs

The university has reaffirmed its support and outlined help and resources for postgraduate research students (PGRs), who may be facing challenges due to the rising cost of living.

All eligible PGRs on University of Nottingham-funded scholarships will receive increased financial support from October 2022.

Research and Innovation: update on refreshed structure

Research and Innovation Director Pip Peakman welcomes staff into new roles as R&I completes the first phase of a transition to a new operating structure, which is designed to strengthen support to academics and allow teams to be more agile in anticipating and seizing funding opportunities.

R&I’s restructure aligns with delivery of the university’s renewed research strategy for 2022-27 and will further enhance Nottingham’s ability to be strategic and focused in response the challenges facing the UK and societies around the world.

Very best wishes

Professor Neil Crout
Interim Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange

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