Publishing your research findings


Acknowledging your funding

Your research publications must acknowledge funding received from research councils. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • research articles published in journals
  • conference proceedings and publication platforms
  • monographs
  • book chapters
  • edited collections
  • outputs deposited at institutional or subject repositories.

Acknowledgement of funding should be a sentence with the funding agency written out in full, followed by the grant number in square brackets (if you have one). For example:

‘This work was supported by the Medical Research Council [grant number xxxx]’.

Multiple grant numbers should be separated by comma and space. Where the research was supported by more than one agency, the different agencies should be separated by a semicolon, with “and” before the final funder. For example:

‘This work was supported by the Wellcome Trust [grant numbers xxxx, yyyy]; the Arts and Humanities Research Council [grant number zzzz]; and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council [grant number XXXX]’.

If your research has supported the development of patents or exploitable intellectual property your research organisation must make sure that your funder is fully acknowledged.

You may also need to acknowledge specific grants. Check the terms and conditions of your grant.

Last updated: 12 May 2023

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