EARC primer on current Government R&D policy published

27 July 2021

The research and innovation policy landscape has shifted significantly in the past decade, and change has accelerated since the Johnson government came to power in 2019. There have been a large number of recent strategies and policies, and it’s difficult to find time to understand the maze of promises and proposals.

To help with this, Eastern Arc has prepared a briefing paper that offers a short overview of the current priorities of the Government following recent developments, and how EARC is placed to meet them.

It is intended to be a primer for those applying for funding, or those who lead and support them in doing so. Understanding the broader framework of priorities will, we hope, enable us to better focus our efforts and ensure that our research ties in with the areas the government wants to fund. 

The paper is in two parts: Section A summarises four key messages that appear consistently in government policy and strategies, and how EARC’s strengths and profile relate to them; Section B provides a brief overview of each of the documents themselves.

The paper is available to everyone at an EARC university. To access it, contact info@easternarc.ac.uk

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