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Delivering social, cultural and economic impact

We have several main funds that we channel our investments through. You can find out more about their aims and future funding opportunities here.

You can also read about how the people and projects we invest in can have a major impact on our lives, the economy and the world we live in.

Impact stories

Watch this space: UK satellite technology creating jobs and saving lives

Satellite technology is now a major strength of the UK economy, supported by outstanding research and protecting people’s lives

New device offers hope for successful IVF pregnancy

Couples’ chances of a successful pregnancy through a round of IVF could increase by 10% thanks to a new device that mimics the human body

The plastics paradox

Plastics are essential to everyday life but the way we use them is unsustainable. UKRI-supported researchers and innovators are on the case

Our main funds

Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund

Investing in projects that tackle today's big societal and industrial challenges

Global Challenges Research Fund

A £1.5 billion fund that supports cutting-edge research to address challenges faced by developing countries

Strategic Priorities Fund

An £830 million investment in multi- and interdisciplinary research across 34 themes

Strength in Places Fund

Investing in research and innovation projects that aim to drive economic growth in specific areas of the UK

Future Leaders Fellowships

Future Leaders Fellowships support talented individuals in universities, other research environments, and businesses

Fund for International Collaboration

A £160 million fund supporting international collaborations

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