Research England

Research England is a new council within UK Research and Innovation, operating from April 2018. As a key component of the research funding system, Research England oversees UK Research and Innovation’s England-only functions in relation to university research and knowledge exchange. This includes providing grant funding to English universities for research and knowledge exchange activities; developing and implementing the Research Excellence Framework in partnership with the UK Higher Education funding bodies; overseeing the sustainability of the Higher Education research base in England; managing the £900 million UK Research Partnership Investment Fund; and administering Higher Education Innovation Funding (HEIF).