Terms and conditions of Research England grant

Higher education providers in receipt of our funding must comply with terms and conditions. We have published terms and conditions for the period to 31 July 2020. These terms and conditions apply from 1 August 2019.

The terms and conditions of Research England grant set out the formal relationship between UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the higher education providers that it funds, and their governing bodies and accountable officers, in relation to UKRI funds administered through Research England.

These terms and conditions underpin the funding we provide to higher education providers and describes the assurance we rely on in discharging our funding responsibilities. These terms and conditions also reflect UKRI’s responsibility to provide annual assurances to Parliament that:

  • funds provided to us are being used for the purposes for which they were given (regularity)
  • risk management, control and governance in the higher education (HE) sector are effective (propriety)
  • economy, efficiency and effectiveness are being achieved (value for money).

Any queries should be directed to termsandconditions@re.ukri.org

Consultation on the draft Research England terms and conditions of funding for 2019-20

Following consultation, the revised terms and conditions of the Research England grant are in place for the period until 31 July 2020.


Comments were invited on revised terms and conditions of funding administered through Research England under section 97 of the Higher Education and Research Act 2017, forming part of an overarching accountability framework between Research England and the higher education providers we fund. The consultation closed on Thursday 8 July 2019.

A summary of the comments received and our subsequent response is set out in detail in the consultation response document.

For enquiries, email termsandconditions@re.ukri.org.