The Fund for International Collaboration (FIC) is a £160 million fund supporting international collaborations. It enhances the UK’s ability to build new, and strengthen existing, partnerships with global research and innovation leaders.
We worked with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to identify key partner countries for collaboration, including:
- South Korea
- the US
There are 20 partner countries involved in our bilateral and multilateral programmes to date.
In February 2022 it was announced that the Fund for International Collaboration, alongside the Global Challenges Research Fund and the Newton Fund, will not continue in their current format, but legal commitments will be met until their natural conclusion.
UKRI has confirmed that it will support projects still running as part of these funds for the remainder of their grant period. See our update statement on GCRF and Newton following the spending review 2021.