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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The aim of this programme is to identify biodiversity at new levels of detail and understand the breadth and contribution to ecosystem services made by biodiversity within Latin America. This will be achieved through new transnational collaborative research activity.
This research area covers theoretical and experimental research in atom-light interactions, laser trapping, optical tweezers, spanners, traps and atomic optics.
Logic includes model theory, recursion theory, proof theory and set theory. Combinatorics is concerned with the study of discrete structures such as graphs and hypergraphs.
The Low Cost Nuclear programme phase two is a research and development programme to further develop the UK small modular reactor power station concept to successfully pass the key regulatory milestone of Generic Design Assessment (GDA) Step two completion by 31 March 2025. It is led by Rolls-Royce SMR Ltd. with UKRI as delivery partner overseeing programme management on behalf of the Department of Energy Security and Net Zero, who are accountable for the project.
The Made Smarter Innovation challenge funds businesses and researchers to deliver a resilient, flexible, more productive and environmentally sustainable UK manufacturing sector.
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) manages its portfolio and priorities to maintain the UK’s world-leading position in engineering and physical sciences research, aligning the portfolio we support to areas of UK strength and national importance.
This research area focuses on key enabling technologies that will allow manufacturing processes, products and systems to function with high efficiency and reliability, and appropriate precision and flexibility.
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) invests in manufacturing research, drawing on emerging opportunities from across the engineering, physical, biological and mathematical sciences. It connects the research, innovation and business landscape.
The aim of this programme is to research the scientific and technical challenges of using new technologies to deliver a more efficient, integrated UK marine observing programme. This needs to be able to meet science and policy data requirements, now and in the future.
The aim of this programme is to build on recent research in novel marine technology in the UK and Japan to deliver proof of concept projects for high-risk high-reward innovative sensing technologies. This will enable better understanding and predictive capabilities of ocean processes and resources.
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