This is a detailed list of all our councils’ themes, research areas, programmes and priorities. You can find what we are investing in and what resources you can access.
To understand our overarching objectives and future plans, see the UKRI strategic themes and council delivery plans.
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This programme looks at the development of medicine and healthcare practices to help us learn future lessons. It uses the cultural context of healthcare and behaviour to learn about culturally appropriate interventions, and explores diverse approaches to improving quality of life beyond medicine.
Demographic change brings new challenges and opportunities. The arts and humanities have a big part to play towards meeting the needs of older people and improving their health and wellbeing. The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) has supported a range of research projects in this area.
This programme aims to generate world-class research that focuses on strengthening and improving health systems in low and middle income countries. Research explores the performance of the health system as a whole rather than taking a disease-specific focus.
This challenge aims to help people remain active, productive, independent and socially connected across generations for as long as possible. It does this by enabling businesses, including social enterprises, to develop and deliver beneficial products, services and business models.
ESRC supports the creation of new insights from research and data collections into health and care services as well as research into the wider factors affecting physical and mental health including income, housing, social deprivation, and behaviours.
ESRC supports the creation of new insights from research and datasets around the development and delivery of equitable and efficient public services including in healthcare, welfare, housing, education, waste and policing.
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis aims to find solutions to complex, interconnected global problems through interdisciplinary research underpinned by big data and systems analysis. Research challenges include achieving global food security and moving to sustainable energy systems.
The aim of this programme is to find ways to deliver a better, evidence-based and interdisciplinary decision-making framework to inform how land is used, through research collaboration with policy, business and land management partners.
The Made Smarter Innovation challenge funds businesses and researchers to deliver a resilient, flexible, more productive and environmentally sustainable UK manufacturing sector.
This programme will take an interdisciplinary approach to funding research that aims to use local, cultural, and natural assets and activities to support improvements in health inequalities in the UK.
It is supported by a partnership with the National Centre for Creative Health (NCCH) and will fund projects in three phases.
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