Kavli INsD awarded funding to promote positive research culture

Being a collaborative and inclusive place to work is a core aim at the Kavli INsD, and we are proud to announce that we have secured funding for a new initiative to foster positive research culture.

The funding has been awarded by the University of Oxford’s Research Culture Enhancement Fund, and our programme will begin early in 2022. Our activities will be driven and shaped by a group of Culture Fellows, to be appointed from across the institute and represent diverse professional roles, career stages, disciplines and cultural backgrounds.

Kavli INsD director Carol Robinson, says: ‘Creating a strong, collaborative community is at the heart of what we are trying to achieve at the Kavli. We are Oxford’s first interdisciplinary science institute, and it is fantastic that we have this funding to help make that happen. I really look forward to working with members of the Institute on this.’

The Research Culture Enhancement Fund, drawn from the Wellcome Institutional Strategic Support Fund, offers seed funding for activities that aim to improve research culture in the University. The activities will align with the university’s commitment to the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers.

Since April 2021, Oxford University's KAVLI Institute for Nanoscience Discovery is proudly serving as a hub for research groups from seven different departments spanning both the medical and physical sciences, including Professor Carol Robinson's Group from the Department of Chemistry.



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