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Current awareness

RSS feeds

How to use RSS feeds

Guidance on how to use RSS feeds to keep up-to-date with information in your subject area.

Finding conferences and events

Calls for papers, conferences and events are frequently posted to JISCMail, the National Academic Mailing List Service.

Finding researchers

Association of Commonwealth Universities
Database of key contact information for over 500 commonwealth universities. You must register your BU e-mail address to gain access to this service.

Economic and Social Research Council - Research Catalogue
Contains details of ESRC funded research projects.

Finding current research

British Academy
Promotes and funds research in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Higher Education Academy
Support to the Higher Education sector, with discipline based subject centres.

Research Councils UK
Research Councils fund research in the UK. Information on current research is available from their web pages, including calls for new research projects and existing awards.

Finding research outside the UK

Community Research & Development Information Service (CORDIS)
Information service for European research and development (R&D) and innovation activities.

European Research Area (ERA)
European Commission initiative for co-ordination and integration of research in the European Union.

National Science Foundation (NSF)
Funding agency for research in the United States of America (USA).

Finding organisations supporting postgraduate students

National Postgraduate Committee (NPC)
The National Postgraduate Committee is a charity whose aim is to advance, in the public interest, postgraduate education in the UK.

UK Council for Graduate Education (UKCGE)
The UKCGE promotes graduate education in all academic disciplines, bringing experts together for specialist working groups, organising regular conferences and workshops, conducting surveys and publishing policy documents.

Vitae: realising the potential of researchers
Vitae is a national organisation championing the personal, professional and career development of doctoral researchers and research staff in higher education institutions and research institutes.