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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Biophysics combines approaches from physics with biological questions and hypotheses. Soft matter physics investigates soft condensed matter systems.
This programme holds a major role in supporting the development of new biological processes, strains of organisms and feedstocks. These can be used to support:
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) provides research funding to improve health and wellbeing across the life course, to reduce the need for medical and social intervention.
BBSRC aims to encourage a whole food-systems approach for sustainable agriculture and food (SAF) research, to deliver productive, resilient and sustainable farming. Our remit covers arable, horticultural, forage and non-food crops, farmed animals, agricultural systems and related food chains.
The aim of the BETR programme is to advance understanding of the evolution of the biosphere by integrating excellent palaeoscience (such as palaeontology, geochemistry, geochronology and phylogenomics) and cutting-edge modelling.
Accelerate the green economy by supporting research and innovation that unlock solutions essential to achieving net zero in the UK by 2050.
Strengthen security and resilience, from individual to national level, across a range of social and economic areas at the heart of daily life.
Quantitative engineering research into the design and operation of buildings and the construction processes involved.
Innovate UK supports the development of new approaches in a range of technologies including advanced manufacturing, artificial intelligence, digital, electronics, sensors, biosciences, quantum, and advanced computing.
This programme funds research projects that support key themes connected to climate-driven changes to the terrestrial, coastal and near-shore marine environments in Inuit Nunangat as well as impacts on community health and wellbeing.
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