In July 2019 we announced grant allocations for 2019-20 for each university that we fund.
Documents for institutions
Documents relating to the 2019-20 allocations.
All institutions received:
- a grant letter
- individualised 2019-20 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.
Funds for Research
||Total (in £M)
|Mainstream quality-related research (QR) grant including London weighting
|QR Research degree programme (RDP) supervision fund
|Global challenges research fund (GCRF)
|QR Charity support element
|QR Business research element
|National research libraries
|Total recurrent research
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 2019-20
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 2019-20 mainstream QR funding method
Download the Example calculation of quality-weighted volume used in the 2019-20 Mainstream quality-related research funding model as MS Excel Spreadsheet
A worked example for 2019-20 QR RDP supervision funding
Download the worked example for 2019-20 QR RDP supervision funding as MS Excel Spreadsheet
The recurrent research funding for 2018-19 is available in Annual funding allocations 2018-19.
Funds for Knowledge Exchange
||Total (in £M)
|Of which due to industrial strategy uplift
|Total knowledge exchange funding
The documents below provide more details on knowledge exchange funding.
Knowledge exchange funding data 2019-20
HEIF allocations, broken down by institution
Download the 2019-20 HEIF allocations as MS Excel Spreadsheet
Weighted qualifying income, broken down by institution
Download the 2019-20 HEIF weighted qualifying income as MS Excel Spreadsheet
Qualifying income data, broken down by institution
Download the 2019-20 HEIF qualifying income tables as MS Excel Spreadsheet
Data sources for knowledge exchange funding
Download the Data sources for knowledge exchange funding as PDF
Knowledge exchange funding for 2018-19 is available in Annex A in Recurrent grants for academic year 2018-19.