Organisations receiving UKRI funding are expected to adopt the principles of the concordat to support the career development of researchers, and must create an environment in which research staff are selected and treated on the basis of their merits, abilities and potential.
Alongside our grant terms and conditions, we have set out the key principles for supporting the people we fund.
Our statement of expectations for postgraduate training describes the principles UKRI, Wellcome Trust, Cancer Research UK and the British Heart Foundation expect for the training of postgraduate students.
See our statement of expectations for postgraduate training.
Our statement of expectations for research fellowships and future research leaders clarifies our expectations of research organisations, research fellows and our councils for investing in and supporting the next generation of research leaders.
See our statement of expectations for research fellowships.
We also have the Research Councils UK statement of expectations for technology and skills specialists, which continues to apply to technicians, their organisations and our councils.
See our statement of expectations for technology and skills specialists.
AHRC has developed guidance on training and developing early career researchers in the arts and humanities, which aims to support early career researchers to develop their careers within and beyond academia. Read AHRC’s guidance to understand how you can support early career researchers.
MRC supports the development of clinical academic researchers and is a signatory to the cross-sector UK clinical academic training in medicine and dentistry: principles and obligations and UK clinical academic training for nurses, midwives, AHPs and other health and care professionals: principles and obligations. UK institutions and clinical trainees in receipt of MRC funding for clinical academic research training are expected to comply with these frameworks.
NERC have developed best practice principles in recruitment and training at doctoral level. The principles set out the minimum considerations for training grant holders in implementation, monitoring and reporting. Read the best practice principles to understand NERC’s expectations for doctoral recruitment and training.
UKRI terms and conditions
If you receive funding from UKRI you need to follow general terms and conditions for research grants or training funding, and any specific funding opportunity conditions.