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RCUK Strategic Priorities & Spending Plan 2016-2020 published

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Following the allocation from the UK Government for the 2016-2020 Science and Research Budget,  the UK Research Councils have published their collective Strategic Priorities and Spending Plan .

The document provides a summary of the ambitions, strategic direction and investment themes for the Research Councils’ collective and individual activities over this period.

For each Council there is a short summary of their strategy going forward  and priority areas they will be pursuing. For example, ESRC say their initial priority areas for investment across all areas of their portfolio will be:

  • Productivity
  • Understanding the macro-economy
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Housing
  • Ways of being in a digital age


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