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Welcome to Research Councils UK

Welcome to the website for Research Councils UK, the strategic partnership of the UK’s seven Research Councils.

Each year the Research Councils invest around £2.8 billion in research covering the full spectrum of academic disciplines from the medical and biological sciences to astronomy, physics, chemistry and engineering, social sciences, economics, environmental sciences and the arts and humanities.

Many activities are undertaken collectively and this site aims to give comprehensive and up to date information on the progress of cross-Council activities and to provide a portal into individual Councils support for research, training, knowledge transfer and public engagement. Follow the left hand links to find out more.

The About the Research Councils menu provides links to information on how the Research Councils operate and the role they play in helping to deliver Government’s objectives for science and innovation. Follow the About RCUK menu to find out more about how the Councils work together, for example in providing submissions to consultations and Parliamentary inquiries.

We welcome feedback about the website. Email your comments to webmaster@rcuk.ac.uk


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  • RCUK recognising innovators in Yorkshire and Humberside
  • Research Councils value all the many diverse ways in which their research investments can lead to benefits for the UK society and economy. RCUK has therefore agreed to support the Yorkshire and Humberside Innovation Awards 2008, which recognise creativity and innovation within this region.
  • 03/01/08

  • RCUK Academic Fellowships
  • A number of HEIs have created their own schemes analogous to the Academic Fellowships model. As a result, RCUK will be looking to define its future approach and has no plans to award new RCUK Academic Fellowships in the near future.
  • 13/12/07

  • Research Councils publish delivery plans for CSR2007
  • The seven Research Councils and RCUK today publish their Delivery Plans for 2008/09 to 2010/11 to coincide with the announcement of the Science Budget allocations.
  • 10/12/07


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