Our councils

UK Research and Innovation is made up of seven research councils, Innovate UK and Research England.

Arts and Humanities Research Council

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

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

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

Economic and Social Research Council

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

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

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

Innovate UK

UKRI Innovate UK is the UK’s national innovation agency supporting business-led innovation in all sectors, technologies and UK regions.

Medical Research Council

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

Natural Environment Research Council

UKRI NERC is the driving force of investment in environmental science.

Research England

UKRI 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

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

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