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17th August 2016 Boston, USA

Rebecca Leshan

by Rebecca Leshan

Regional Director for the UK Science & Innovation Network

FUNDING: Fulbright Awards for UK Citizens

The UK-US Fulbright commission provides grants to UK citizens to study, research and lecture in any subject at an accredited higher education institution in the US. Student Awards are available for UK students to pursue a postgraduate degree in the US, or to attend a US university as a ‘visiting student researcher’, or Scholar/Professional Awards fund academics and professionals to lecture, […]

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23rd May 2016 USA

Stefania Di Mauro-Nava

by Stefania Di Mauro-Nava

Science & Innovation Officer

REPORT: UK’s Review on Antimicrobial Resistance

Halting the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the major global health challenges of the 21st century. It is estimated that around 700,000 people die each year from drug resistant diseases, including drug resistant strains of HIV, TB and malaria. If not tackled, AMR could cause up to 10 million deaths annually by […]

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20th May 2016 Houston, USA

Lauren George

by Lauren George

Science and Innovation Officer

FUNDING: Longitude Prize Discovery Awards

Longitude Prize is a five-year challenge with a £10 million prize fund. Launched in November 2014 it aims to conserve antibiotics for future generations, revolutionising global healthcare. It commemorates the 300th anniversary of the Longitude Act of 1714, the first British challenge prize, to determine longitude at sea. The prize is looking for a quick and […]

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20th May 2016 USA

Patricia Gruver

by Patricia Gruver

Science & Innovation Officer

Hyperloop: Just a Pipe Dream?

In July 2012, Elon Musk touted a proposal that would place the Jetsons within the realm of possibility. He proposed a solar-powered tunnel which could transport people from Los Angeles to San Francisco in an unbelievable 30 minutes. You would think we were discussing the future, but this idea has been floating around for over a […]

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19th May 2016 USA

Patricia Gruver

by Patricia Gruver

Science & Innovation Officer

Trust Your Gut: Scientists Want to Study your Microbiome

It’s easy to forget that there are trillions of microbes that call us home. We tend to only think about our inhabitants when they’re causing us harm, but science suggests there’s much more to our microscopic squatters. Currently hailed as “the holy grail of health and wellness,” the microbiome is the ecosystem that lives in, […]

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19th May 2016 USA

Patricia Gruver

by Patricia Gruver

Science & Innovation Officer

Funding: Global Challenges Research Fund

Agriculture and Food Systems call (~£15M) The challenge of ensuring access to a safe, sufficient and nutritious diet for a healthy life – whilst maintaining a healthy agri-environment – will intensify as demand for food rises with an increasing global population, urbanisation and changing diets. At the same time as ensuring a sustainable food supply […]

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16th May 2016 USA

Stefania Di Mauro-Nava

by Stefania Di Mauro-Nava

Science & Innovation Officer

FUNDING: Securing the Internet of Things

Funding Opportunity The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Silicon Valley Office has issued a solicitation for innovators to submit ideas focused on Internet of Things (IoT) Security—HSHQDC-16-R-00035. This call, open until December 11, 2016, is seeking solutions from participants from across the nation (and around the world) addressing one, some or all of the following three areas: […]

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12th May 2016 Washington DC, USA

Kim Darroch

by Kim Darroch

British Ambassador to the USA

London summit brings together public and private sectors to fight corruption

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Corruption is the cancer at the heart of so many of the world’s problems. It erodes trust, undermines stability, and breeds injustice. It’s costly in so many ways — estimates by the World Economic Forum show that corruption sets the global economy back by $2.6 trillion. And the World Bank has estimated that corruption adds to global […]

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4th April 2016 USA

Patricia Gruver

by Patricia Gruver

Science & Innovation Officer

Why So Serious? Brits play serious games with US researchers to improve health outcomes

By Science and Innovation Officer Patricia Gruver and Head of Science and Innovation Washington Catharine Young  Imagine a child playing video games for hours on end with their parents’ full awareness and support. Sound like poor parenting? Not if the child is playing serious games. What is a serious game, you may ask? A serious game is […]

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2nd November 2015 USA

Priya Guha

British Consul General to San Francisco

Having It All

Identity is complicated. As a British-Indian representing the UK overseas I had spent more time spelling my name than talking about gender.   But that changed in 2011 when I became the first female British Consul General to San Francisco. A year later, I had the privilege of joining some of the brightest young Americans at […]

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UK in USA is a blog about the work of the British Embassy in Washington and our Consulates throughout the United States. Our bloggers come from various backgrounds.

UK in USA is a blog about the work of the British Embassy in Washington and our Consulates throughout the United States. Our bloggers come from various backgrounds.

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