About Simpler and Better Funding

UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) Simpler and Better Funding (SBF) programme is creating a funding service that is easy to use and supports everyone involved in research funding.

Our goal is to operate a single, consistent user-centred service that:

  • reduces the burden of finding, applying for and managing research funding
  • gives UKRI evidence to support funding the best ideas
  • can respond and adapt easily to change

The SBF programme is delivering a funding service based on a new digital platform, underpinned by improved policies, processes and support. These changes will make it easier for researchers and innovators to collaborate, obtain guidance, and submit applications in a joined-up way.

The new UKRI Funding Service will replace UKRI’s existing systems, including the Joint Electronic Submission (Je-S) system. Ultimately, the new service will support all UKRI funding opportunities, of every type, and from any UKRI organisation.

Webinars for research offices

7 November 2023: SBF webinar for Research Offices – Co-edit and groups

Video credit: UKRI. On-screen captions and an autogenerated transcript are available on YouTube.

5 October 2023: SBF webinar for Research Offices – Expert review

Video credit: UKRI. On-screen captions and an autogenerated transcript are available on YouTube.

14 September 2023: SBF webinar for applicants – How to apply

Video credit: UKRI. On-screen captions and an autogenerated transcript are available on YouTube.

12 September 2023: Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA) webinar for Research Offices

Video credit: UKRI. On-screen captions and an autogenerated transcript are available on YouTube.

Contact us

If you cannot find what you are looking for, the Funding Service helpdesk can provide support with your questions about using the service.

Email

support@funding-service.ukri.org

Telephone

01793 547490

Last updated: 2 January 2024

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