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 initiative aims to support and develop research on multimorbidity, working closely with other research councils, funders and stakeholders to bring about advances in this complex multidisciplinary area.
The aim of this research area is to support a broad range of high quality research relating to diet, nutrition and obesity that will help in the promotion of health and in the protection from, and treatment of, disease such as diabetes and cardiovascular problems.
The Economic and Social Research Council supports the creation of new insights from research and datasets around elections and governance in the UK and across the world to give the public the data, evidence and analysis they need to build trust and confidence in governments and democracy.
ESRC supports the creation of new insights from research and data into understanding the makeup of the nation and its needs across areas including health and care, poverty, disability, housing, wellbeing, education and policing to inform national local and global policies that improve life for all.
ESRC supports initiatives that ensure data can help to deliver effective public services, including collection of new data and helping researchers and other decision makers to access the wealth of data that already exists.
The aim of this programme is to support the research needed to understand the risks posed by plastic pollution in low and middle income countries. It will explore which interventions, policies and regulations can mitigate these risks, enabling a cleaner, more resilient and productive environment.
Improve population health, tackle the health inequalities affecting people and communities, and advance interventions that keep us healthier for longer.
The Smart Data Research UK programme (formerly Digital Footprints) will unlock the power of new forms of data for research and innovation that solves social and economic challenges. It aims to provide secure data access, safeguard public trust, and build capability for cutting-edge research.
This programme aims to:
Prepare for future disease epidemics and halt the ‘slow motion pandemic’ of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
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