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The shortlisted finalists for the 2016 BBSRC Innovator of the Year competition have been announced. The nine finalists will compete to be named Innovator of the Year 2016 at Fostering Innovation in London on 18 May 2016.

BBSRC, the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) are seeking to appoint new members to their Audit Committees. The Audit Committees are sub-committees of the respective Councils and advise on the overall effectiveness of management procedures, and also monitor internal control systems.

BBSRC has committed to fund £795,449 to 24 UK research groups to develop long-term international scientific collaborations through International Partnering Awards and International Workshops. The International Partnering Awards (IPAs) enable researchers from the UK to establish partnerships with overseas laboratories and colleagues to benefit and add value to BBSRC-funded science.