UKRI publishes updated diversity data and analysis for 2021 to 2022

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has released its annual diversity data for 2021 to 2022.

UKRI publishes annual diversity data on the personal characteristics of applicants and awardees.

This aids transparency in our funding, enables high-level monitoring of trends and informs our ongoing work to foster a diverse, vibrant, and creative research and innovation system.

This report provides data for the 2021 to 2022 financial year.

High-level overview

The report presents a high-level overview of our diversity data for 2021 to 2022 across UKRI’s seven research councils and adds to our previous diversity data publications.

Our publications are continually enhanced and for the first time, we report on researcher co-investigators, intersectionality over time, intersectionality for studentships and statistical testing on award rates between groups.

Further breakdown of our diversity data is provided in an accompanying dashboard and a comprehensive explanation of the data, methodology and rationale can be found in the methodology annex.


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Thriving on diversity

UKRI Chief Executive Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser said:

Research and innovation thrive on diversity.

Fostering a culture that values the full range of talents and skills needed for research and innovation excellence is essential in our endeavour to deliver benefits for our economy, our public services, our environment, and our society, right across the UK and beyond.

Our diversity data and its analysis enable us to identify disparities.

We are committed to an evidence-based approach to understand and tackle these disparities.

It is clear that the issues are deep and systemic, and we will continue to provide regular updates on our portfolio of work to tackle them.

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