How and where are dominant fundingmodels steering HE & Research?• The approach of research funders in the UK, EU and USA • Top down • Programmatic • Multi-disciplinary • Collaboration• The global context • Changing nature of HE • Economic uncertainty • Grand Challenges
The UK• The UK context • Historical growth in public funding • Increased accountability • HE as service provider• How research is funded • The four main sources • The Dual Support System • Funding excellence; selection; competition• The political context • Government policy and strategy • The Grand Challenges – 6 major themes.
EUROPEWITH A FOCUS ON THE EU• European Context • European model of HE – a changing picture. • How EU governing bodies view national policy• The European Union • An increase in funding • Framework Programmes:- Horizon 2020 • The Grand Challenges – 6 Societal Challenges.• Impact on European HE • Importance of EU funding • Administrative burden • Indirect Costs
The USA• The American Context • The American ecosystem • Challenging funding environment • Political and Strategic Vacuum • Grand Challenges – National Goals• The Impact on universities • Unstable funding sources • Concentration of research into fewer but larger institutions • Uncertain future for many
Concluding Thoughts• How are current dominant funding models steering HE & Research:- • Top down • Programmatic • Multi-disciplinary • Collaboration• Differing political and strategic context • UK, EU, USA• How will we meet these challenges and shape the agenda?