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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).

News

Report suggests mixed views of the REF among researchers

24 November 2021

Report suggests mixed views of the REF among researchers

A major review of perceptions of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) has revealed mixed opinions that vary across career stage and disciplines. A report on how researchers regard the REF, Understanding Perceptions of the Research Excellence Framework among UK researchers, is published today by RAND Europe.

Improving minority ethnic groups’ access to postgraduate research

24 November 2021

Improving minority ethnic groups’ access to postgraduate research

New projects will tackle inequalities that create barriers for Black, Asian and minority ethnic students to access and take part in postgraduate research (PGR). The 13 new projects, worth nearly £8 million, are innovative in scope, scale and focus to an extent that has not been seen in England before.

COVID-19

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 researchengland@re.ukri.org