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Our councils

UK Research and Innovation brings together the seven Research Councils, Innovate UK and Research England.

Arts and Humanities Research Council

AHRC funds outstanding original research across the whole range of the arts and humanities.

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

BBSRC invests to push back the frontiers of biology and deliver a healthy, prosperous and sustainable future.

Economic and Social Research Council

ESRC is the UK’s largest funder of economic, social, behavioural and human data science.

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

EPSRC creates knowledge in engineering and physical sciences for UK capability to benefit society and the economy.

Innovate UK

Innovate UK helps businesses develop new products, services, and processes they need to grow through innovation.

Medical Research Council

MRC funds research at the forefront of science to prevent illness, develop therapies and improve human health.

Natural Environment Research Council

NERC is the driving force of investment in environmental science.

Research England

Research England funds and engages with English higher education providers, to create and sustain the conditions for a healthy and dynamic research and knowledge exchange system in the higher education sector.

Science and Technology Facilities Council

STFC supports research in astronomy, physics, space science and operates world-class research facilities for the UK.

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