The UK benefits from world class research and innovation. Our expertise spans all fields of knowledge, from the discovery of penicillin and monoclonal antibodies, to the jet engine and the world wide web, to tackling major global challenges such as the impact of climate change, to achieving technological outcomes that have the potential to bring major economic and social benefits to the UK.
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) funding is spent in a highly effective way. As well as new insights into science and technology, it generates original thinking in the social sciences, the arts and the humanities. Here you can find out more about our work and explore our portfolio of internationally excellent research:
- The Global Challenges Research Fund
Supporting cutting-edge research that addresses the challenges faced by developing countries
- Cross-organisational themes and programmes
UKRI coordinates the delivery of multidisciplinary research
Ensuring the UK remains a world leader
We are developing a research and innovation infrastructure roadmap
- Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund
The government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund
- Search awarded grants
You can find details of all the research projects supported UKRI through our Gateway to Research.