Welcome to the website for Research Councils UK (RCUK), the strategic partnership of the UK's seven Research Councils.
Each year the Research Councils invest around £3 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.
We support excellent research, as judged by peer review, that has an impact on the growth, prosperity and wellbeing of the UK. To maintain the UK’s global research position we offer a diverse range of funding opportunities, foster international collaborations and provide access to the best facilities and infrastructure around the world. We also support the training and career development of researchers and work with them to inspire young people and engage the wider public with research. To maximise the impact of research on economic growth and societal wellbeing we work in partnership with other research funders including Innovate UK, the UK Higher Education Funding Councils, business, government, and charitable organisations.
A host of UK researchers will be presenting their research at the prestigious annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington DC. The Research Councils are hosting an international reception at the AAAS meeting.
The UK Knowledge and Research Landscape: A report on available resources is the first step in refining and bringing together datasets that can be used and exploited further to inform strategic decision-making and enable funders to identify how future funding could be targeted to achieve the best value for money.
The Research Councils have today published their impact reports for the 2014/2015 financial year, demonstrating the impact their investments have made on the economy, on policy and for society.