How to apply for research and innovation funding

Find out everything about applying for funding with us, from starting an application to what we expect of you if you are successful in getting funding.

Check if you can get funding

Check if you are eligible

We fund individuals, businesses, organisations like research institutes and establishments, plus independent research organisations. Check eligibility for all

Find funding

Search current funding opportunities from UKRI or one of our councils

Our main funds and areas of support

Check if we fund or support your area of interest

Making an application

Find guidance on applying for funding

A list of published guidance you need to help you with the funding application process

Get collaborators or resources for your project

In our ‘Get support for your project’ section, you can see how to get research partners to collaborate, or infrastructure to support your work.

Résumé for Research and Innovation (R4RI) guidance

Learn about the R4RI narrative CV and when and how to use it

Good research resource hub

See our collection of resources for good research practice. This includes specific guidance to make sure your work is ethical, legal, has integrity and is open

How to use our funding application services

Learn about the new UKRI Funding Service, Je-S system and Innovation Funding Service. See how to log in and get guidance.

Starting your grant

Manage your award

What you will need to do if you’ve been awarded funding by UKRI or one of our councils.

Meeting the terms and conditions for funding

Read the terms and conditions, policies and standards you will need to meet

This is the website for UKRI: our seven research councils, Research England and Innovate UK. Let us know if you have feedback.