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The Government has today published its white paper, ‘Success as a Knowledge Economy’. This includes further details on its plans to make changes to the status of the Research Councils.

Five UK Research Councils have announced the first joint interdisciplinary calls from the new £1.5Bn Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) unveiled by the Government in last year’s spending review. Worth over £40M, the new calls are in non-communicable diseases, global infection and agriculture and food systems.

BBSRC has published its Delivery Plan for 2016/17 to 2019/20. This follows the March announcement of funding to the Research Councils from the allocation of science and research funding 2016/17 to 2019/20. The plan recognises BBSRC’s unique role in supporting the UK’s world-leading bioscience research base in driving scientific advances, and in exploiting the transformative power of bioscience for the widest possible benefit.