Research England funding allocations from 2019 to 2020


Funds for research 2019 to 2020

Funding element £ million
Mainstream quality-related research (QR) grant including London weighting 1,095
QR Research degree programme (RDP) supervision fund 260
Global challenges research fund (GCRF) 68
QR Charity support element 204
QR Business research element 64
National research libraries 7
Total recurrent research funding 1,697

Figures in the individual rows of the table may not sum to the total, due to rounding.

See quality-related (QR) research funding data 2019 to 2020 including:

  • mainstream QR funding, broken down by institution and subject
  • QR RDP supervision funding, broken down by institution and subject
  • QR charity support funding and QR business research funding, broken down by institution
  • mapping between Research Excellence Framework 2014 unit of assessment (REF 2014 UOA), research cost weight and Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) cost centre
  • data sources for recurrent research funding
  • an example of the calculation of quality-weighted volume used in the 2019 to 2020 mainstream QR funding method
  • a worked example for 2019 to 2020 QR RDP supervision funding.

Last updated: 31 March 2022

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