Guide to research and knowledge exchange funding 2018-19

May 2018
RE-P-2018-03

Research England provides funding to English higher education institutions for research and knowledge exchange. This guide is intended for those working in higher education and others who wish to understand our funding methods. It gives an introduction to those methods, but does not provide the full technical definitions and specifications used in our allocation and monitoring processes.

This guide covers:

  • how we calculate the amount each institution receives
  • the different types of funding we allocate
  • the conditions of funding and the requirements institutions must meet to receive funding from us.

Every year the Government informs us of the total amount of public funding available for the coming year. We then calculate each institution’s share of this funding, based on information they have submitted to us on research-active staff numbers, quality of research and other factors as explained in this guide.