United Kingdom Research and Innovation Research Council (UKRI)

Arts and Humanities Research Council

The AHRB provides funding and support in three programmes: advanced research; postgraduate research and training; and special funding for museums, galleries and collections.

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

The BBSRC is the leading funding agency for academic research and training in the biosciences at universities and institutes throughout the UK.

Economic and Social Research Council

The ESRC is the UK’s leading research funding and training agency addressing economic and social concerns. They aim to provide high quality research on issues of importance to business, the public sector and government. The issues considered include economic competitiveness, the effectiveness of public services and policy, and our quality of life.


Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

The EPSRC is the largest of the seven UK Research Councils. It funds research and postgraduate training in universities and other organisations throughout the UK.

Medical Research Council

The MRC is a national organisation funded by the UK taxpayer. They promote research into all areas of medical and related science with the aims of improving the health and quality of life of the UK public and contributing to the wealth of the nation.

Natural Environment Research Council

NERC is the driving force of investment in environmental science.

Science and Technology Facilities Council

From 1 April 2007 the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC) and the Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils (CCLRC) merged to form the Science & Technology Facilities Council.