Annual Funding allocations 2020-21

2020-21 allocations

Key documents

In August 2020 we announced grant allocations for 2020-21 for each university that we fund.

For providers

Documents for providers

Grant letter

Download the 2020-21 cover letter as PDF

Technical guidance

Download the Technical guidance 2020-21 as PDF

Sector as a whole

Tables showing grants for the higher education sector as a whole

Download the Sector grant tables 2020-21 as MS Excel Spreadsheet

Recurrent grants by government region

Download the Recurrent grants for 2020-21 by government region as MS Excel Spreadsheet

Funds for Research

Element of Quality-related research (QR) grant Academic year total (£M)
2020-21 Additional funding for 2020-21 Total funding
Mainstream QR funding including London weighting 1,095 97 1,192
QR Research degree programme (RDP) supervision funding 260 0 260
QR Charity support element 204 0 204
QR Business research element 64 10 74
National research libraries 7 0 7
Total QR funding 1,630 107 1,737

 

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

QR research funding data 2020-21

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 mainstream QR funding method

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

A worked example for QR RDP supervision funding

Download the worked example for 2020-21 QR RDP supervision funding as MS Excel Spreadsheet

Data for the other elements of the QR grant is available in Annex A of publication (RE-P-2020-05) Research and knowledge exchange funding for 2020-21

 

The recurrent research funding for 2019-20 is available in Annual funding allocations 2019-20.

Funds for Knowledge Exchange

Funding element Total (in £M)
Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) main allocation 220
Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) supplement 10
Total knowledge exchange funding 230

 

The documents below provide more details on knowledge exchange funding.

Knowledge exchange funding data 2020-21

HEIF allocations, broken down by institution

Download the 2020-21 HEIF allocations as MS Excel Spreadsheet

Qualifying income data, broken down by institution and source

Download the 2020-21 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 2019-20 is available in Annual funding allocations 2019-20.