Annual funding allocations 2018-19

Documents for institutions

Documents relating to the 2018-19 allocations.

Announcement date Documents released
Spring 2018

All institutions received:

  • a grant letter
  • individualised 2018-19 grant tables
  • technical guidance providing a comprehensive explanation of the contents of the tables.

Template copies of some of these, along with grant tables that provide information for the sector as a whole are below. Institutions can access their individualised documents through the Office for Students portal.

Spring 2018 announcement

Grant letter

Download the 18-19_coverletter as PDF

Technical guidance

Download the Technical guidance 2018-19 as PDF

Sector as a whole

Tables showing grants for the higher education sector as a whole

Download the Spring 2018 Sector grant tables 2018-19 as MS Excel Spreadsheet

Recurrent grants for 2018-19 by government region

Download the Recurrent grants for 2018-19 by government region as MS Excel Spreadsheet

Research funding

Funding element Total (in £M)
Mainstream quality-related research (QR) grant including London weighting1 1,050
Research degree programme (RDP) supervision fund 260
Charity support element 204
Business research element 64
National research libraries 7
Total recurrent research 1,584

1Excluding QR Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) allocations which will be announced later in the year, following consideration of institutions’ strategies for the use of this funding.
Note: Figures in the individual rows of this table may not sum to the total, due to rounding

The documents below provide a more detailed breakdown of the recurrent research funding elements.

QR research funding data 2018-19

Mainstream QR funding, broken down by institution and subject

Download the Mainstream QR research funding and London weighting as MS Excel Spreadsheet

QR RDP supervision funding, broken down by institution and subject

Download the QR RDP supervision funding as MS Excel Spreadsheet

QR charity support funding and QR business research funding, broken down by institution

Download the QR research charity support fund and QR business research element as MS Excel Spreadsheet

Mapping between REF 2014 UOA, research cost weight and HESA cost centre

Download the Mapping of REF 2014 UOAs to cost centres as MS Excel Spreadsheet

Data sources for recurrent research funding

Download the Data sources for research funding as PDF

An example of the calculation of quality-weighted volume used in the 2018-19 mainstream QR funding method

Download the Example calculation of quality-weighted volume used in the 2018-19 Mainstream quality-related research funding model as MS Excel Spreadsheet

A worked example for 2018-19 QR RDP supervision funding

Download the worked example for 2018-19 QR RDP supervision funding as MS Excel Spreadsheet

For previous years recurrent research funding data sets please visit the former HEFCE pages on The National Archives.