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Newsletters from the collaboration on regnerative immunology between the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the University of Manchester: 




Watch this space – more seed fund calls to come

We’ll be running calls with the following international partners in Q3 and Q4 of this year:

• Tel Aviv University (summer 2023)
• Chinese University of Hong Kong (autumn 2023)
• Heidelberg University (autumn 2023)

As soon as the dates are confirmed, we will share details via this website

Horizon Europe Guarantee fund awards £1bn in grants

The Horizon Europe Guarantee fund has reached an important milestone with more than £1 billion now awarded to UK-based researchers and innovators.

The funding is enabling them to participate in Horizon Europe projects while the UK’s association to the flagship EU funding programme is delayed.

Also today the government has set out its prospectus for a programme to protect and support the UK research and innovation sector, should it be required.

The guarantee fund is delivered by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). It supports researchers and innovators who have been successful in Horizon Europe competitions but cannot receive EU funding due to the delays to the UK’s association to the programme. With guarantee funding they can continue their important work in research and innovation.


British Academy Global Convening Programmes

These exciting three-year programmes bring together international, interdisciplinary teams of academics and wider stakeholders to find new approaches to major challenges and catalyse change in industry, practice, policy and society. The programmes focus on ‘Chinese Global Orders’, ‘A Just Transitions Framework for Equitable and Sustainable Mitigation of Antimicrobial Resistance’, and ‘The Times of Just Transitions’ and will bring an innovative convening approach to these important and diverse international issues. The Academy is looking forward to working with the teams and taking forward this new scheme. 

British Academy Innovation Fellow (Route B)

Building on our work with the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, we are pleased to announce the appointment of a new Innovation Fellow (Route B) who will be working on issues related to the conflict in Ukraine, with a particular focus on the Russian economy and sanctions. We already have three Innovation Fellows working in the heart of government and bringing new perspectives to issues ranging from law, values and ethics in the international digital and telecommunications environment to the regional politics of South-East Asia.

British Academy A Just Transitions framework for equitable and sustainable mitigation of antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a significant global concern, with 10 million annual deaths and US$100 trillion projected cost to the global economy by 2050 if no action is taken. Like climate change, AMR is a multi-sectoral, borderless problem that disproportionately affects the poorest, and requires collective action and coordinated efforts. Urgent, system-wide change is needed to avoid a future where antimicrobials do not work, and common infections become life-threatening. Current efforts focus on solutions developed in high-income settings, which neglect structural challenges, particularly for poor communities where the disease burden is highest. We aim to develop a framework for Just Transitions toward equitable and sustainable solutions to mitigate AMR. Our proposal outlines strategies to engage diverse groups of stakeholders to devise fair policies and regulatory tools, and has the potential to transform approaches to tackling AMR. Synergies with Just Transitions for agriculture and climate will have wider planetary health benefits.