Circular letter

10 January 2020

Notice of additional funding

Dear Vice-Chancellor or Principal

  1. Research England has been allocated further funding to distribute to eligible higher education institutions (HEIs) for 2019-20.
  2. A total of £35.97 million will be distributed to HEIs in proportion to their 2019-20 Quality-related Research (QR) funds, excluding the element relating to the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).
  3. This is an allocation for 2019-20 only. The total amount of future allocations will depend on outcomes from the Spending Review.
  4. Allocations to institutions are shown in Annex A and payment will be made to HEIs in January 2020.

Yours sincerely


David Sweeney
Executive Chair