Our main funds and themes

Learn more about the key areas we’re currently investing in.

UKRI strategic themes

Investing up to £185 million in five themes to tackle large-scale, complex challenges

UKRI Challenge Fund

Tackling the big societal challenges of the government’s industrial strategy

Global Challenges Research Fund

A £1.5bn fund using research to create opportunity in developing countries

Strategic Priorities Fund

Investing £830m to support government priorities across 34 multi and inter-multidisciplinary research themes

Strength in Places Fund

Using research and innovation to drive regional economic growth in the UK

Future Leaders Fellowships

Developing the next generation of world-class research and innovation leaders

Fund for International Collaboration

A £160m fund strengthening global partnerships with research and innovation leaders

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