How to apply for research and innovation funding

Find out everything about applying for funding with us.

Check if you can get funding

Check if you are eligible

We fund individuals, businesses, research institutes and establishments, plus independent research organisations

Find funding

Search current funding opportunities from UKRI or one of our councils

Browse our areas of investment and support

Check if we fund or support your area of interest

Making an application

Guidance on applying for funding

Links to all the published guidance you need to help you with the funding application process

Get collaborators or resources for your project

Guidance for applicants on getting the support you may need before you can start an application

Your CV: Résumé for Research and Innovation (R4RI)

Learn about the flexible CV template and how to use it

How applicants use the UKRI Funding Service

Guidance for applicants using the UKRI's simple intuitive way to apply for funding

How research offices use the UKRI Funding Service

Guidance for research office staff on how the service works for you

How reviewers use the UKRI Funding Service

Guidance for reviewers on how the service works for you

What we've funded

Help make your application more competitive with information about funding decisions and grants awarded

How to use our funding application services

Learn about the new UKRI Funding Service, Je-S system and Innovation Funding Service

What happens next

What to expect after submitting your application

Disability and accessibility support for UKRI applicants and grant holders

Guidance and support that we offer if you are applying for UKRI funding or already hold an award

Applying for official development assistance (ODA) funding

Guidance for applicants for ODA funding

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