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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Understanding and tackling challenges relating to ground and underground structures, geotechnics and environmental and hazardous aspects of structures.
With support from the UK government Global Challenges Research Fund, the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) has worked on 17 projects to help address complex global development challenges and improve quality of life in low and middle income countries.
Medical humanities covers a range of approaches that apply the arts and humanities to health and social care, and health and wellbeing practices. The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) research helps us to learn from the past about how to improve current and future practices.
The research councils have a collective interest in mental health research. The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) fully supports this and will work, both independently and with the other research councils, to ensure mental health research remains part of our broader strategies.
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.
The healthcare technologies theme supports research across Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)’s remit. The aim is to accelerate translation to healthcare applications.
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.
The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) aims to promote research that will lead to improved understanding of the maintenance of health across the whole life course, and provide knowledge and evidence to improve human health and wellbeing throughout life.
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