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Contact information for the RCUK Executive Directorate and the individual Research Councils can be accessed using the links below.

Please note: all enquiries for UK Shared Business Services Ltd(including procurement and recruitment for the Councils) should be directed to the SBS Service Centre and contact details can be found here. For general enquiries for UK SBS please contact 01793 867000.

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Specific information for Researchers and Students

Please note that the RCUK Executive Directorate does not provide research funding or studentship opportunities but works with people across the Research Councils to encourage cross-Council collaboration.

Studentship funding is either awarded directly to universities and research organisations; or the application process for studentship funding has to be completed with the relevant institution. Therefore potential students should contact the institution at which they wish to undertake a research degree.

The Research Councils provide funding to UK universities, Research Council Institutes and a number of other independent research organisations in the form of research grants and fellowships. Each of the Research Councils publishes information on its website about funding opportunities and how to apply for funding. This information can be accessed by following the "How to apply for funding" link in the respective Research Council's contact details below.

RCUK Executive Directorate

General enquiries please contact:

info@rcuk.ac.uk

Polaris House
North Star Avenue
Swindon
SN2 1ET

Associate Director, Policy and Analysis
Alexandra Saxon
Tel: 01793 444474

Hayley Grover
PA to Associate Director, Policy and Analysis, and Programme Manager for Grand Challenge Fund 
Tel: 01793 442583

RCUK Communications

For press enquiries, please contact the RCUK Communications team on:

Tel: 01793 444593
communications@rcuk.ac.uk

For website enquiries, please contact:

Tel: 01793 442638
webmaster@rcuk.ac.uk

Policy

Rachel Reynolds
Senior Policy Manager

Pamela Hicks
Senior Policy Manager

Public Engagement

Head of RCUK Public Engagement with Research
Dr Jenni Chambers

Jonathan Wakefield
PA to Head of International & Head of Public Engagement with Research
Tel: 01793 444075

Saffron Townsend
Senior Policy Manager, Public Engagement with Research

Research Careers and Diversity

For general enquiries, please contact:

RCUK Research Careers and Diversity

Disabled Students Allowance

Contacts for Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) for individual Research Councils are detailed below:

AHRC: pso@ahrc.ac.uk
BBSRC: Postaward.admin@bbsrc.ac.uk
EPSRC: DSAClaims@epsrc.ac.uk
ESRC: tdbpolicy@esrc.ac.uk
MRC: RFPD@headoffice.mrc.ac.uk
NERC: STAG@nerc.a.uk
STFC: studentships@stfc.ac.uk

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International

For general enquiries, including funding and remit queries, please contact international@rcuk.ac.uk

Head of RCUK International
Michael Bright

Jonathan Wakefield
PA to Head of International & Head of Public Engagement with Research
Tel: 01793 444075

Head of EU Strategic Planning and Co-ordination
Chloë Somers

International Policy Manager
Vicky Marlow

Newton Fund

For general enquiries, please contact RCUKNewtonFundEnquiries@rcuk.ac.uk

Newton Fund Strategic Lead
Jacqui Williams

Senior International Policy Manager- Newton Fund
Roshni Abedin

International Policy Manager- Newton Fund
Laura Bones

International Policy Manager- Newton Fund
Kim Fuggle

RCUK Newton Fund Officer
Josh Moulding

RCUK Newton Fund Officer
Jane Primrose

RCUK Newton Support Delivery Administrator
Ryan Warren

RCUK China

General enquiries please contact:

RCUK China Team
British Embassy Beijing
11 Guang Hua Lu
Beijing 100600
China

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Director
Grace Lang (Lin LANG)

Deputy Director
Glen Noble

Programme Coordinator
Zeying (Maggie) Hu

Administrative and Office Manager
Jialin Yu

For press enquiries, please contact:

Communications & Programme Manager
Jack Smith

RCUK India

For general enquiries, please contact:

RCUK India
British High Commission
Chanakyapuri
New Delhi 110021
India

Tel: +91 11 2419 2370

Director
Dr Nafees Meah
Tel: +91 11 2419 2415

Deputy Director
Sukanya Kumar-Sinha
Tel: +91 11 2419 2123

Newton Fund Delivery Programme Manager
Monika Sharma
Tel: +91 11 2419 2309

Senior Programme Manager
Andrew Telford
Tel: +91 11 2419 2416

Office and Communications Manager
Geeny George Shaju
Tel: + 91 11 24192637

RCUK USA

For general enquiries, please contact:

RCUK Office in the USA
British Embassy
3100 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington DC 20008-3600
USA

USenquiries@rcuk.ac.uk

Director
Dr Stephen Elsby
Tel: +1 202 588 7693
Fax: +1 202 588 7901

Suzanne Austin
Deputy Director
Tel: +1 202 588 7690
Fax: +1 202 588 7901  

Rachel Roberts
Outreach Officer
Tel: +1 202-518-7527

You can stay up to date with RCUK USA via their Twitter feed.

UK Research Office

For general enquiries, please contact:

UK Research Office (UKRO)
Rue du Trône, 4
1000 Brussels
Belgium

Tel: 00 32 2 230 1535 / 5275
Fax: 00 32 2 230 4803

The Research Councils

For specific enquires, please contact the individual Research Councils using the details below:

AHRC

Polaris House
North Star Ave
Swindon
SN2 1UH

Tel: 01793 444000

BBSRC

Polaris House
North Star Ave
Swindon
SN2 1UH

Tel: 01793 413200

EPSRC

Polaris House
North Star Ave
Swindon
SN2 1ET

Tel: 01793 444000

ESRC

Polaris House
North Star Ave
Swindon
SN2 1UJ

Tel: 01793 413000

MRC

Polaris House
North Star Avenue
Swindon
SN2 1ET

Tel: 01793 416200

NERC

Polaris House
North Star Ave
Swindon
SN2 1EU

Tel: 01793 411500

STFC

Polaris House
North Star Ave
Swindon
SN2 1SZ

Tel: 01793 442000

UK Shared Business Services Ltd

Details on how to contact the UK Shared Business Services Ltd can be found here. Contact points for grants processing can be found here.

Procurement

Companies seeking information or interested in becoming a supplier should go to http://www.uksbs.co.uk and visit the Procurement section for more information, alternatively please call 01793 867005.

Audit and Assurance Services Group (AASG)

For general enquiries, please contact:

Director of Internal Audit

Tel: 01793 413285
Fax: 01793 413376

Research Councils Libraries & Information Consortium (RESCOLINC)

For general enquiries, please contact:

Kate West, Librarian – kate.west@nbi.ac.uk
NBI Partnership
Norwich Bioscience Institutes
Norwich Research Park
Colney
Norwich NR4 7UH

Tel 01603 450674
Fax 01603 450045

Other members of the RESCOLINC Working Group are:

MRC - Arwen Tapping, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

NERC - Joan Bird, NERC Library Service (NLS)

STFC – Debbie Franks, STFC Daresbury Laboratory

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Funding and policy information

RCUK/Innovate UK Urban Living partnership

Mike Pitts (Innovate UK) (Project Co-Chair), Mike.Pitts@innovateuk.gov.uk, 07920 210844

Gary Grubb (AHRC) (Project Co-Chair), G.Grubb@ahrc.ac.uk, 01793 416006

Media and communications enquiries should be directed to Chris Buratta, christopher.buratta@epsrc.ac.uk, 01793 444451

RCUK Assurance Programme

For general enquiries, please contact:

RCUK Head of Assurance
Gareth MacDonald
Tel: 01793 413222

Ian Bell
RCUK Assurance Consultant 
Tel: 01793 413178

Amanda Martin
RCUK Assurance Associate
Tel: 01793 443317

Lucy Davidson
RCUK Assurance Associate
Tel: 01793 411480

Sue Whittaker
RCUK Assurance Associate
Tel: 01793 442828

Hayley Purps
RCUK Assurance Associate (International)
Tel: 01793 442885

RCUK Funding Assurance
Polaris House
North Star Avenue
Swindon
SN2 1UH

Eligibility for Research Council funding

Any organisation wishing to apply for IRO status should contact the Je-S helpdesk in the first instance. The Je-S helpdesk will then advice you of the process and send the appropriate documentation to be completed.

Peer Review Benchmarking

EPSRC manages Peer Review Benchmarking processes on behalf of all the Research Councils, for further information please contact the Project Officer: Michaela Simpson

Tel: 01793 44 4028

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RCUK Digital Economy Theme

Digital Economy Theme Lead
John Baird
Tel: 01793 444047

Digital Economy Theme Delivery Manager
Ruth Slade
Telling Tales of Engagement, Website, DE Mailing List, Meetings and Office Support
Tel: 01793 444261

Digital Economy Portfolio Managers: 

Claire Tansley
EPSRC Senior Portfolio Manager: User Engagement Review; Building Leaders (CDTs and career tracking, Fellowships); Next Stage DE activity; CDTs – Nottingham; UCL; QMUL; Network+ activity; Co-convenor for Connected Nation.
Tel: 01793 444540

Miriam Dowle
EPSRC Senior Portfolio Manager: Balancing Capability, PaCCS, TIPS 2.0, Personal Data and Trust Network.
Tel : 01793 444321

Tracy Keys
EPSRC Portfolio Manager: Delivering Impact; Studentship Coding; CDTs – Centre for Digital Civics; Web Science Doctoral Training Centre; Digital City Exchange; CREDIT; Intelligent Healthcare future activities; IoT – PETRAS.
Tel: 01793 444306

Jason Morgan
EPSRC
EPSRC Portfolio Manager: Content Creation; Developing Leaders; Researchers in Residence DE Catapult; DE CDTs at Bath / Bournemouth; York; DEN.
Tel: 01793 444117

Other Research Council contacts:

Heather Williams
AHRC

Innovate UK contact:

Stephen Browning
Innovate UK

Digital Economy Mailing List

We issue a monthly newsletter about activities and opportunities within the Digital Economy theme. If you would like to receive the newsletter, please e-mail Ruth Slade

RCUK Energy Programme

Head of Programme
Kathryn Magnay
Tel: 01793 444 337

For specific Research Council enquiries please contact:

Michael Booth
BBSRC
Tel: 01793 418013

Eloise Meller
ESRC
Tel: 01793 413158

Chris Franklin
NERC
Tel: 01793 444496

Geoff McBride
STFC
Tel: 01235 445736

Christopher Noyce
ESRC
Tel: 01793 411708

Energy Programme Portfolio Managers:

Neil Bateman
Nuclear Fission, Whole energy systems (including UKERC), Strategy Fellows, CDT - Manchester
Tel: 01793 444496

Dan Emmerson
Senior Energy Manager, End Use Energy Demand (Industrial & Transport), User Engagement strategy, CDT – UCL / Loughborough
Tel: 01793 444112

Glenn Goodall
SUPERGEN scheme, End Use Energy Demand (Buildings), Wind Power, Marine Energy, Communications, CDT – Cranfield / Oxford, IDCORE
Tel: 01793 444427 

Andrew Macdonell
Energy Storage, Hydrogen and other Alternative Energy Vectors and Fuel Cell Technology, Developing Leaders, CDT – Birmingham, Sheffield
Tel: 01793 444405

Kate Bowman
Energy Networks, Nuclear Fission, CDTs - Imperial
Tel: 01793 444099

Louise Anderson
Whole energy systems (including UKERC), Nuclear Fission, LCICG support contact, Energy systems catapult, CDT - Manchester
Tel: 01793 444131

Celia Yeung
Bioenergy, Carbon capture and storage, Conventional generation, Unconventional hydrocarbons, Geothermal, CDTs – Nottingham, Liverpool, Leeds
Tel: 01793 444131

Research Outcomes Support Team

The Research Outcomes Project has an email address through which you can raise queries or concerns, or make suggestions. All enquiries will be logged and responded to:

Stephen Smith
RCUK Outcomes Support Manager
Tel: 0800 2922 478
researchoutcomes@rcuk.ac.uk

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