Welcome to the website of the Research Councils UK in the US.
The Research Councils are the main UK public bodies charged with funding excellent research and supporting the next generation of researchers. Research Councils also stimulate the successful exploitation of new ideas to help the UK to compete effectively in an increasingly competitive global environment. The Research Councils are principally funded through the UK Government's Science Budget which is administered by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).
As two of the strongest research systems in the world and the best resourced, the UK and the US have long been partners in research. The US is the first choice partner for many of the UK's best researchers, and vice versa.
To maintain the strength of this relationship, the UK Research Councils have established an RCUK team in the US to identify and facilitate new research collaborations across the breadth of the research base.
RCUK US aims to:
The team works primarily with US federal funders and endowments to share priorities and pursue and promote collaborative research opportunities.
Find out more about RCUK's International activities and
Explore our funding using the RCUK Gateway to Research