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Science Budget Allocations 2015/16

Science Budget Allocations 2015/16 - 11 February 2014. Creatas
News from: Research Councils UK

Research Councils UK notes the allocations of the science budget for 2015/16, which have been published today, 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.


About Research Councils UK

Research Councils UK (RCUK) is the strategic partnership of the UK's seven Research Councils who annually invest around £3Bn 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.

The seven UK Research Councils are:

  • Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
  • Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
  • Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC)
  • Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
  • Medical Research Council (MRC)
  • Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
  • Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

For more information on the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills' science budget allocation visit:

External contact

Nicholas Turner, Press and Communications Manager,RCUK

+44 1793 444592

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