What we do

Learn about the work we’re doing to build a world-class research system. We provide investment and support for researchers and businesses.

We help our researchers develop new skills, enabling them to further their careers.

We enable collaboration and engagement across and beyond our communities, involving the wider public.

We improve the capabilities across the research system, within the UK and internationally, developing world-class infrastructure and supporting an inclusive and ethical research culture.

Investing in research and innovation

Browse our areas of investment and support

Discover the wide range of research and innovation areas, programmes, themes and funds that we invest in and support

UKRI Challenge Fund

Tackling the big societal challenges of the government’s industrial strategy

Strategic Priorities Fund

Investing £830m to support government priorities across 34 multi and inter-multidisciplinary research themes

Investing in people and businesses

Developing people and skills

Read about the ways we’re supporting research professionals to grow at every stage of their career, including through Future Leaders Fellowships

Research commercialisation

Find out how we help researchers, businesses and investors transform research into market-ready products and services

What we've funded

Help make your application more competitive with information about funding decisions and awarded grants

Engaging and collaborating

How we engage

The ways we engage with our community and beyond, and how you can get involved


Learn how we’re supporting UK researchers to team up with the best minds and facilities in the UK and around the world

Public engagement

Browse information and resources on public participation and engagement in research

Enabling research and innovation in the UK and worldwide

Investing across the UK

Learn how we support places and regions throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

International funding and support

How we fund and support collaborative research across the world


Get an overview of our investments in world-class research facilities, equipment and capability

Developing the research ecosystem

Research culture

Understand how we’re supporting research integrity and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion

Research financial sustainability

How UKRI is working to understand and support the financial sustainability of the sector

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