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The Research Councils working together is known as Research Councils UK (RCUK), which provides a single, collective voice for the Research Councils. Any press enquiries that relate to any cross-Council policies or initiatives are usually dealt with by the RCUK press office.

The seven Research Councils also have their own press offices, which deal with any specific enquiries relating to their work. Contact details are available on their websites as follows:

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Find out how research from across the Councils is being used to improve policy and practice, as well as resource material for researchers, in our library of case studies.


The Research Councils support world leading research that has a positive impact on the economic and social wellbeing of the UK. Our timelines depict how UK research has contributed to many of the most important discoveries and developments which inform and shape our world today.

All of the timeline documents can be found here.

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Latest News

Hoax (Phishing) grant award emails warning

We are aware that some researchers, predominantly outside of the UK, have received emails claiming to the be from ‘The Research Council, United Kingdom’ regarding successful research grants.  The email asks for information to be provided to allow the grant to be paid. This is a phishing email and is not from Research Councils UK or any of the individual UK Research Councils.

16 February 2017
Leading UK research showcased at AAAS meeting

A host of leading UK scientists and academics will be presenting their research at the prestigious annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Boston, MA from 16–20 February 2017.

13 February 2017
RCUK system outages

Due to system maintenance this website may be unavailable on 11 February from 0900-1400 GMT. This maintenance will also affect other Research Council services, including the Peer Review extranet and recruitment application system which may be become unavailable during this period.

10 February 2017
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