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.
The winners of the Impact Awards for knowledge exchange and commercialisation professionals, run by Research Councils UK and PraxisUnico, will be announced at a ceremony in Central Hall, Westminster on 15th September 2015.
The 2015 UK Young Scientist of the Year will today enjoy an unforgettable personal tour of the Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory, one of the best locations for astronomical observations in the world - a prize organised by RCUK.
Research Councils UK has today set out the arrangements for monitoring compliance with its Open Access Policy during 2014-15. The reporting also asks institutions in receipt of the RCUK Block Grant to support open access to set out how it has been used.