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Knowledge exchange funding - HEIF for 2017 to 2018

Allocations for Higher Education Innovation Funding (HEIF) are performance-based, and institutions are eligible to receive an allocation if they exceed a £250,000 allocation threshold related to their external income earnings and performance of the sector overall.

For 2017-2018 allocations onwards, we have implemented a new approach of calculating annual allocations to higher education institutions (HEIs), based on latest data, to reward up-to-date performance.

This is coupled with an annual modifier to provide some stability in allocations: no HEI will gain or lose more than 10 per cent of its allocation year-on-year from operation of the formula alone.

Allocations to HEIs annually will vary due to changes in their performance data, the effects of the modifier, and the total sum available to allocate for HEIF.

Further information

Further details on the operation of the formula and the transition to annual HEIF allocations can be found in the policy document (HEFCE 2016/16).

Allocations for 2017 to 2018 were published in June 2017.

Allocations for 2016 to 2017 were published in May 2016.

Information on previous HEIF allocations can be found on the previous funding page.

Information on the Connecting Capability Fund (CCF) can be found separately to HEIF allocations.

Allocations with HEIF qualifying income (2016-2017)

Download the HEIF_model_data as MS Excel Spreadsheet (48 KB)

HEIF: Institutional five-year knowledge exchange strategies

In August 2016 we asked all English HEIs with 2016-17 HEIF allocations to submit a five-year institutional knowledge exchange strategy (HEFCE 2016/16).

The strategies were assessed by expert researchers from RSM PACEC over the winter of 2016-17. Following HEFCE review, funding was confirmed to all 97 eligible institutions in spring 2017.

See all information on present and commended strategies.

Past strategies can be found on the previous funding page. 

Page last updated 12 June 2017

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