The Expanding Excellence in England (E3) fund supports small and excellent research units and departments in higher education providers across England to expand and increase their activity where they have potential to grow.
The Expanding Excellence in England (E3) fund has invested £76.3 million in 13 projects.
Contribution to English higher education
We aim to strengthen the contribution of English higher education providers to our society, pushing the frontier of human knowledge, delivering economic impact and creating societal impact by supporting our society and others to become enriched, healthier, more resilient and sustainable.
Capacity and quality of research
We aim to build the capacity and quality of research in departments and units within English higher education providers where excellence exists at a small scale but with potential for growth.
We aim to contribute towards the delivery of government strategy, including the Industrial Strategy, the Global Challenges Research Fund strategy and local priorities, by supporting sustained improvements in research capacity across England while maintaining the principle of funding excellence wherever it is found.
Skills base and talent
We aim to enhance the skills base and build talent in areas of research excellence where there is untapped potential.
We aim to stimulate strategic partnerships between higher education providers and other organisations outside higher education.