June 28th, 2017

Nuffield Foundation announces additional £20 million research funding, Fellowship programme, and major data ethics initiative in new five-year strategy

The Nuffield Foundation will award an additional £20 million for funding research and development projects over the next five years, bringing its anticipated expenditure for the period 2017-2022 to at least £70 million.

June 23rd

Professor Sir Keith Burnett appointed Chair-elect of the Nuffield Foundation

The Nuffield Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Sir Keith Burnett as Chair-elect of its Board of Trustees.

Professor Sir Keith Burnett is President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield and a renowned Physicist specialising in ultra-cold atomic physics. He is also President of the Science Council, a member of the Council of Science and Technology reporting to the Prime Minister, and of the Infrastructure Advisory Council, which advises the Treasury on major investments.

June 22nd

Cosmetic procedures practice and promotion ‘cause for serious concern’, says Nuffield Council on Bioethics

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics has published a wide-ranging new report, Cosmetic procedures: ethical issues, which makes a series of recommendations that highlight areas of concern for the practice and promotion of invasive cosmetic procedures in the UK. The Council is funded by the Nuffield Foundation, the Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council. 

May 31st

Understanding the lives of separating and separated families in the UK

Lack of data on the lives of separating and separated families is hindering effective policymaking for children and families, according to a new report published by the Nuffield Foundation.

May 26th

Success of technical colleges depends on ending recruitment of young people at age 14

Nuffield-funded research from the IPPR shows that the UTC and studio school programmes are failing due to difficulties recruiting pupils at age 14 and poor academic results

May 22nd

Rising levels of in-work poverty

More than half (60%) of people living in poverty in the UK live in a household where someone is in work, the highest figure recorded, according to research published today by Cardiff University and funded by the Nuffield Foundation

May 19th

New partnership with Education Endowment Foundation to build evidence base around early years interventions

The Nuffield Foundation called for proposals on the development and early evaluation of early years interventions that aimed to improve outcomes for disadvantaged children.

May 16th

Leaving rates are ‘particularly high’ for early-career teachers in EBacc subjects, new analysis has revealed

Nuffield-funded analysis carried out by National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) has found that maths, science and language teachers have high rates of leaving the profession, particularly in the first five years of their careers.

April 28th

General Election 2017

This page provides links to Nuffield-funded projects that have recently published findings relevant to public debates in the run-up to the General Election. It also links to new projects we have funded that will provide analysis and other services specifically designed to provide independent and accurate information to voters.

April 4th

David Archard announced as new Chair of Nuffield Council on Bioethics

The Nuffield Foundation welcomes the appointment of David Archard as the new Chair of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics. David is Professor of Philosophy at the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics, at Queen’s University Belfast.