Terms and conditions of Research England grant

Higher education institutions (HEIs) in receipt of our funding must comply with terms and conditions. We have published terms and conditions for the period to 31 July 2019. These terms and conditions should be read in conjunction with the terms and conditions of OfS grant and ‘funding agreement’ between the OfS and the institutions it funds. Together, these documents supersede HEFCE 2017/08.

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

Until the OfS regulatory framework is fully operational, both Research England and OfS will be operating under HEFCE's old legal powers. Our terms and conditions are made under section 65 of the Further and Higher Education Act 1992. 

Our terms and conditions reflect our responsibility to provide annual assurances to Parliament that:

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

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