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Cross-Council Research Themes

The Research Councils fund world-class research with successive studies demonstrating the quality of the UK research base and the UK's strong international performance. Novel, multidisciplinary approaches are needed to solve many, if not all, of the big research challenges over the next 10 to 20 years.

To achieve this, RCUK will coordinate the delivery of multidisciplinary research in seven priority areas.

Each theme is important in terms of the knowledge and skilled people which will be generated, and has significant potential for delivering economic impact. Effective coordination of the programmes through RCUK will accelerate delivery of benefits and economic impact. Other multidisciplinary priority areas are being taken forward bi/tri-laterally by Councils.

You can find out more information about the multidisciplinary research themes using the links to the left.