Pressure on EPSRC mounts over ‘shaping capabilities’ programme

Pressure on EPSRC mounts over ‘shaping capabilities’ programme | Paul Jump | Times Higher Education | 23 September 2011

Six leading scientific bodies, including the Royal Society, have urged the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council to reconsider its controversial “shaping capability” measures.Shaping capability would see the EPSRC deciding to raise, maintain or decrease funding levels for specific subjects on the basis of considerations of that subject’s national importance, as well as the UK’s existing excellence and capacity.

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