Welcome to the website for Research Councils UK (RCUK), the strategic partnership of the UK's seven Research Councils.
Each year the Research Councils invest around £3 billion in research covering the full spectrum of academic disciplines from the medical and biological sciences to astronomy, physics, chemistry and engineering, social sciences, economics, environmental sciences and the arts and humanities.
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 Innovate UK, the UK Higher Education Funding Councils, business, government, and charitable organisations.
Announced by Universities and Science Minister, Jo Johnson, The Urban Living Partnership will harness the broad spectrum of UK research and innovation expertise to help cities realise their aspiration of healthy, prosperous and sustainable living.
The University of Leicester has been crowned the Overall Winner 2015 and winner of the Contribution to Business category at the inaugural Impact Awards 2015 for their work in developing a commercial consultancy and industry research from their 3D laser vibrometry facility. Other category winners were: Public Health England (Contribution to Society) and Lancaster University with the University of Liverpool and Inventya Ltd (Outstanding KEC Initiative).
RCUK is delighted to announce the successful awards for its Public Engagement with Research Catalyst Seed Fund (CSF).This funding will help to catalyse change by ensuring that engaging the public becomes an integral part of the research process.