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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.


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  • UK Young Scientist and UK Young Engineer of the Year take inspirational trip of a lifetime
  • Around the UK at the moment thousands of young people are waiting for exam results that will take them onto higher education and after that the career of their choice. Two people who already have a good idea of where their futures lie are Thomas Hearing and Shawn Brown who were recently awarded the titles of UK Young Scientist and UK Young Engineer of the Year respectively.
  • 18/08/10

  • Opportunity to apply for new Public Engagement grants
  • Ten new public engagement grants are available for UK Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to develop and run a public event inspired by the forthcoming 2012 Games. The aim of the events is to communicate the role of science and medicine in sport, so applications are welcomed from HEIs involved in teaching and/or research in science, education and medicine in sport.
  • 10/08/10

  • RCUK supports the Researcher Development Statement as a replacement for the JSS
  • Research Councils UK (RCUK) welcome the publication of the Researcher Development Statement, a reference document that sets out the knowledge, behaviours and attitudes of effective and highly skilled researchers. It will assist in supporting and promoting the enhancement of the quality of research training and the employability of early stage researchers.
  • 05/08/10


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