Check if you are eligible for research and innovation funding


Apply to become an eligible organisation

You can apply to make your organisation eligible for UKRI funding if you are not already on the list.

Eligibility is open to these organisations, primarily located in the UK:

  • research institutes
  • independent research organisations
  • public sector research establishments.

You should check that your organisation is eligible first.

When applying for eligibility, you should aim to do so early to give time for checks. You will need to do this before you can apply to a funding programme accepting applications from your type of organisation.

The eligibility assessment involves consideration by the nominated council as well as UKRI’s funding assurance team. It looks at your application against the criteria set out in the eligibility for UKRI research council funding (PDF, 151KB).

There is no deadline and you can apply at any time.

Return your completed forms


Last updated: 15 October 2021

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