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Research England

Research England is a new council within UK Research and Innovation. We oversee 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 the Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF).


£213m to upgrade the UK’s world-class research infrastructure

06 January 2021

£213m to upgrade the UK’s world-class research infrastructure

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is investing £213 million to expand and upgrade existing research infrastructure. The funding will help UK researchers tackle major challenges such as COVID-19 research and recovery, and net zero goals.

UKRI and the US to collaborate on research commercialisation

19 November 2020

UKRI and the US to collaborate on research commercialisation

The US Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) will team up in areas of mutual interest in research, research translation and commercialisation. The agreement between the two organisations has been formalised today via a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

COVID-19 update: 7 April 2020

Following a recent request for HEIs to supply a principal point of contact (and alternative in case of absence) through whom requests for information and updates relating to research and knowledge exchange matters relevant to the COVID-19 outbreak can be addressed, Research England has begun making contact with HEIs informing them of updates and changes to funding programmes as a result of COVID-19, either directly or through established channels. If you have any queries not covered in these communications, please contact the relevant address below:

For all other funding queries please contact