Funding Service updates

The UK Research and Innovation Funding Service team provides administrative services in support of the Research Councils’ grant award process.

The latest updates from UK Research and Innovation Funding Service can be found below. See news from our team on the latest transformation updates, recent launches, system outages, and stats and figures.

Latest updates

EU portal launch
UK Research and Innovation Horizon 2020 portal launch on 27 September 2018.

As a first step towards supporting the continuity of funding for UK organisations which have been awarded grants from Horizon 2020, UK Research and Innovation is asking recipients to input basic information about their awards into a bespoke portal.

This will ensure that UKRI can keep UK researchers and businesses informed of the next steps if the government needs to underwrite Horizon 2020 payments. As a responsible government, it is right that we plan for every eventuality.

The Portal was launched on 27 September 2018.

If you are in receipt of any grants please email the UK Research and Innovation Funding Service team who will be happy to help.


Bank clearing dates
For all Research Council payments scheduled between October 2018 and March 2019, please refer to the bank clearing dates.


Stats and figures from UK Research and Innovation Funding Service
that UK Research and Innovation Funding Service have dealt with in the 2017-18 financial year.

Activities Stats/figures
Total number of calls opened and closed in FY 17/18 259
Total number of proposals received in FY 17/18 14,850
Total number of grants authorised 3,801
% of success 25.59%
Total amount of money paid Research grant: £942,077,440.24
Fellowships: £925,000,750.02
Studentships: £383,691,968.78
Total number of enquiries raised in FY 17/18 15,589
Total number of grants reconciled in FY 17/18 4,317
Current portfolio of grants 14,260

Previous updates

from UK Research and Innovation Funding Service.


Page last updated: 3 January 2019