Research England: how we fund higher education providers

An explanation of the different types of allocated funding and how these are distributed.

Research England
Last updated:
- see all updates


Research England: how we fund higher education providers (PDF)

, 3 MB

If you cannot open or read this document, you can ask for a different format.

Request a different format

Email, telling us:

  • the name of the document
  • what format you need
  • any assistive technology you use (such as type of screen reader).

Find out about our approach to the accessibility of our website.


Research England provides funding to English higher education providers for research and knowledge exchange. This booklet explains our funding methods, covering:

  • how we calculate the amount that each provider receives
  • the components of a provider’s annual grant
  • the different types of funding that we allocate


  • 16 May 2023
    Accessible HTML version added
  • 15 February 2023
    Updated document accessibility
  • 3 November 2022
    Document updated.

This is the website for UKRI: our seven research councils, Research England and Innovate UK. Let us know if you have feedback or would like to help improve our online products and services.