Thursday, 21 February 2008

EPSRC follows belt-tightening trend

Following in the footsteps of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (ATHC) and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has warned researchers to expect a "slight reduction in real terms in the level of research volume over the period".

However, in contradiction with AHRC and STFC, THES is quoting Catherine Coates, EPSRC's director of planning and communication, as saying that the cuts were "nothing to do with" the additional financial burden posed by having to meet more of the "full economic costs" of grants that the councils fund.

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