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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).


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).

National centre to fulfil sectors’ knowledge exchange potential

09 November 2020

National centre to fulfil sectors’ knowledge exchange potential

A new national centre announced today, 9 November 2020, will support and facilitate knowledge exchange (KE) between higher education and UK’s arts and culture sector. Research England will provide £1.1 million of funding for The Culture Capital Exchange (TCCE) to deliver the National Centre for Academic and Cultural Exchange (NCACE).

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:

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