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Contacting Us

Contact information for the RCUK Executive Directorate and the individual Research Councils can be accessed using the links below. Instructions on how to reach us are also available.

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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Contact Points for RCUK Grants Team

Online Support for the Je-S System users

Je-S Helpdesk Tel: 01793 444164 or email

Please contact the Je-S Helpdesk for assistance with using Je-S or have questions regarding its use. The Helpdesk is staffed Monday to Thursday 8:30 am to 5pm and Fridays 8:30am to 4:30pm

Operations Team

Grant Acceptance, Offer and Management Tel: 01793 867121 or email

Contact this team for:

  • Support of “Active” Grants through their life cycle e.g. Grant transfer requests
  • Grant payments
  • Final reconciliation of Grants
  • Checking the submitted Proposals against Business Rules.
  • Preparation of Grant offers

Funding eligibility and remit questions

Research Councils are the contact point for your field of interest and will help with questions on remit and overall funding eligibility, they will also deal with any enquiries in connection with the following peer review processes:

  • Reviewers
  • Meetings
  • Panels
  • Colleges

Full contact details are available from individual Research Council websites:

Survey results

We also periodically survey our customers and responses feed into service improvement plans.

RCUK Grants Service newsletter

View and sign up to the Grants newsletter here.

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UK Shared Business Services Ltd

Details on how to contact the UK Shared Business Services Ltd can be found here.

Companies seeking information or interested in becoming a supplier should go to and visit the Procurement section for more information, alternatively please call 01793 867005.

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The Research Councils

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


Polaris House
North Star Ave

Tel: 01793 444000


Polaris House
North Star Ave

Tel: 01793 413200


Polaris House
North Star Ave

Tel: 01793 444000


Polaris House
North Star Ave

Tel: 01793 413000


Polaris House
North Star Avenue

Tel: 01793 416200


Polaris House
North Star Ave

Tel: 01793 411500


Polaris House
North Star Ave

Tel: 01793 442000

RCUK Executive Directorate

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.


General enquiries please contact:

Polaris House
North Star Avenue

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RCUK Communications

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

Tel: 01793 444593

For website enquiries, please contact:

Tel: 01793 442638


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

Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF)

For general enquiries, please contact:

Tel: 01793 444592

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:


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For general enquiries, including funding and remit queries, please contact

Head of RCUK International
Michael Bright

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

Newton Fund

For general enquiries, please contact

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
Amy Mayes

Newton Fund Support Delivery Administrator
Ruhena Begum

Newton Fund Support Delivery Administrator
Ryan Warren

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RCUK China

General enquiries please contact:

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

Map and directions

Grace Lang (Lin LANG)

Deputy Director
Glen Noble

Programme Coordinator
Zeying (Maggie) Hu

For press enquiries, please contact:

Communications & Programme Manager
Jack Smith

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RCUK India

For general enquiries, please contact:

RCUK India
British High Commission
New Delhi 110021

Tel: +91 11 2419 2370

Daniel Shah
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

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

Administrative Officer: Manju Singh
Manju Singh
Tel: + 91 11 24192370

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For general enquiries, please contact:

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

Dr Stephen Elsby
Tel: +1 202 588 7693

Chloë Somers
Deputy Director
Tel: +1 202 588 1152

Chelsea Dickson
Outreach Officer
Tel: +1 202 588 1051

Myriam Volk
Policy Manager
Phone: +1 202 588-1125

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

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UK Research Office

For general enquiries, please contact:

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

Tel: 00 32 2 230 1535 / 5275

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Audit and Assurance Services Group (AASG)

For general enquiries, please contact:

Director of Internal Audit

Tel: 01793 413285

Research Councils Libraries & Information Consortium (RESCOLINC)

Members of the RESCOLINC Working Group are:

BBSRC - Kate West, Norwich Bioscience Institutes

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),, 07920 210844

Gary Grubb (AHRC) (Project Co-Chair),, 01793 416006

Media and communications enquiries should be directed to Chris Buratta,, 01793 444451

Technology Touching Life

For all queries regarding the TTL initiative please contact:


RCUK Assurance Programme

For general enquiries, please contact:

RCUK Head of Assurance
Gareth MacDonald
Tel: 01793 413222

Lisa Boulton
RCUK Assurance Consultant
Tel: 01793 413275

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

Pamela Hicks
Funding Assurance Consultant
Tel: 01793 413336

Stacey Boorman
Funding Assurance Consultant
Tel: 01793 414651

RCUK Funding Assurance
Polaris House
North Star Avenue

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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 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:

Thomas Trewhella
Strategy and Development Manager (Digital and Design)
Tel: 01793 416015

Elaine Morley
Portfolio Manager (Digital)
Tel: 01793 416061

Christopher Carlton
Research Portfolio Manager, Economic, Performance and Environment

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

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RCUK Energy Programme

Head of Programme

James Fleming
EPSRC – Head of Energy Theme
Tel: 01793 444 104

Kathryn Magnay 
EPSRC – Head of Energy and New Energy Technologies
Tel: 01793 444 337

For specific Research Council enquiries please contact:

Roderick Westrop
Tel: 01793 413 332

Andy Gibbs
Tel: 01793 413 103

Sophie Martin
Tel: 01793 413 024

Beth House
Tel: 01793 442 597

Blanche Wynn Jones
Tel: 01793 442 541

Kevin Smith
Tel: 01235 446 475

Katharine Hollinshead
Tel: 01793 442 068


Energy Programme Portfolio Managers:

Jasmine Cain
Whole Energy Systems, Nuclear
CDTs: Fission –Manchester
Tel: 01793 444 301

Neil Bateman 
Nuclear Fusion
International Strategy, Communications
CDTs: Fusion
Tel: 01793 444 496

Lizzie Bent
Bioenergy, Carbon Capture and Storage, Fossil Fuel Power Generation, Solar Technology
Tel: 01793 444 426

Victoria Mico-Egea 
Energy Networks, Nuclear Fission
Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) contact
CDTs: Next Generation Nuclear, ICO, Energy Networks
Tel: 01793 444 099

Derek Craig
Fuel Cell Technology, Hydrogen and Other Alternative Energy Vectors
Supergen Scheme Coordination
CDTs: Hydrogen and Fuel Cells
Tel: 01793 444 112

Luke Davis
End Use Energy Demand
Tel: 01793 444 478

Mamiko Ohno
Wind Power, Marine Wave & Tidal (Offshore Renewables)
CDTs: IDCORE, REMS, Wind & Marine
Tel: 01793 444 405

Vacancy to be filled

Energy Storage, EUED (Transport), Energy Storage

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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

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