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Welcome to Science Insight, our monthly science news bulletin covering the latest developments and forthcoming events in science, engineering and technology in the UK. It draws upon a selection of news items from a wide range of periodicals, newspapers, journals and press releases which are intended to reflect the diversity of viewpoints held within the UK, and report on the latest developments each month in the world of science. For archive issues or to join the mailing list for Science Insight please contact us.

European RTD (Research and Technological Development) Insight is a monthly online publication which provides the latest news on European Union (EU) policy; research; education, training and culture; external collaboration; events and awards; new publications and online resources.

The British Council’s ‘Researcher Exchange Programme (RXP)’ aims at supporting the development of new research links between higher education institutions and research laboratories in the UK and other countries. It awards funds to encourage postdoctoral researchers’ mobility for the exchange of information, ideas and knowledge, acquisition of new cutting-edge skills as well as long-term co-operation relationship building. Researchers in areas relating to the evolutionary theory and Darwin’ legacy are invited to apply for the ‘Darwin Researcher Exchange Programme Awards’. This scheme is aimed at research carried out in, amongst other areas, behavioural ecology, biodiversity, comparative biology, systematics, developmental and evolutionary biology, ecology and paleobiology. The Franco-British Alliance programme, managed and jointly funded by the British Council and the French Foreign Affairs Ministry, seeks to promote Franco-British scientific co-operation involving universities and public sector research institute. The programme provides support in all disciplines, including the social sciences and humanities. You can read more stories like this one in the May issue of European RTD Insight