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 2021. These terms and conditions apply from 1 August 2020.

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).

Through the Higher Education and Research Act 2017, we are required to consult on any changes to our terms and conditions. A summary of the changes to revision to the 2020-21 terms and conditions and the response to consultation can be read here: Summary of responses to the consultation on Research England Terms and Conditions of Grant 2020-21.