Research Councils UK notes the allocations of the science budget for 2015/16, which have been published today (10th February), and welcomes the recognition that this gives to the contribution of research to the growth, prosperity and wellbeing of the UK. We will now develop our plans for 2015/16 to ensure that the UK continues to maintain its excellent international research standing and that we deliver maximum impact from our research.
- ends -
Press and Communications Manager
Tel: 01793 444592 or email: Nicholas Turner
Research Councils UK (RCUK) is the strategic partnership of the UK's seven Research Councils who annually invest around £3 billion in research. 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 the Technology Strategy Board, the UK Higher Education funding bodies, business, government, and charitable organisations. www.rcuk.ac.uk.
The seven UK Research Councils are:
For more information on the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills' science budget allocation visit