The Research Councils published new Delivery Plans on 11 December 2007 as part of the 2007 Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR2007) allocations process. The Plans set out each Council's funding priorities and outline the activities that they intend to undertake over the CSR2007 period. In addition, the Research Councils have published details of their joint priorities and activities in the RCUK Delivery Plan.
The Delivery Plans have been developed following consultations with a broad range of stakeholders, including other Research Councils and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), and draw on the Government's 10 year Science & Innovation Investment Framework 2004-2014. The Delivery Plans also take account of Research Councils' own visions and strategic priorities.
The Delivery Plans are part of a comprehensive Performance Management System which will enable BIS to demonstrate the contribution that each Research Council is making towards achieving government targets.
Details of the financial allocations from the science budget for the CSR2007 period can be found here.
RCUK's Delivery Plan Report for 2008-09
RCUK's Delivery Plan (Updated for 2009/10)
RCUK's Scorecard (Updated for 2009/10)
The current delivery plans of each of the Research Councils can be accessed at:
Arts and Humanities Research Council
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Economic and Social Research Council
Medical Research Council
Natural Environment Research Council
Science and Technology Facilities Council