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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BBSRC has identified industrial biotechnology in its strategic plan as a priority area to reduce dependency on petrochemicals and help the UK to become a low carbon economy, contributing to the targets for reducing emission of greenhouse gases.
The Newton Fund builds research and innovation partnerships with developing countries across the world to promote the economic development and social welfare of the partner countries.
Research into the mathematical treatment of systems which do not satisfy the principle of superposition (in other words, systems where the outputs are not directly proportional to the inputs).
Research into issues concerning the generation of electricity by harnessing energy released when an atom’s nucleus splits.
The Science and Technology Facilities Council nuclear physics programme supports research in four broad areas, nuclear structure, nuclear astrophysics, hadronic physics and theory.
The study of the properties of integers, using the tools of modern mathematics to address many basic unanswered questions.
Research into the development, analysis and implementation of algorithms that harness numerical approaches to mathematical problems.
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 aim of this area is to support research that will enhance understanding of the mechanisms of obesity and related diseases, and to develop interventions that will prevent or treat these conditions.
The UK has one of the best offshore wind resources in the world, comprising 50% of Europe’s tidal energy and 35% of its wave energy. Through this programme, NERC supports partnerships between the academic research base and the offshore renewable energy sector to help capitalise on this resource.
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