Collaborating internationally

The UK is among the world’s leaders in research and innovation. UKRI helps it thrive by supporting UK researchers and businesses to work with the best minds, organisations and facilities around the world.

How we support international collaboration

Creating international opportunities

Learn about our major funds and partnerships to support global collaboration in research and innovation

Getting funding for international collaboration

Find out how to apply for opportunities that fund cross-border collaborations in research and innovation

Funding and visas to come to the UK for research

Find out about getting a Global Talent visa and finding opportunities to work on research and innovation in the UK

Official Development Assistance (ODA) funds

Official Development Assistance (ODA) funding promotes the economic development and welfare of developing countries. As a delivery partner to the Newton Fund and Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), we play a leading role in the UK government’s contribution to overseas aid.

ODA review

UKRI is reviewing all Official Development Assistance (ODA) funding for 2021 to 2022

Global Challenges Research Fund

Supporting cutting-edge research to address the challenges faced by developing countries

Newton Fund

Building research partnerships to promote economic development and social welfare of developing countries

Other international funding

Fund for International Collaboration

Supporting international collaborations that improve the UK’s excellence in research and innovation

Working on EU-funded projects

What you need to know about Horizon 2020 funding, whether you're applying or working on an existing project

Working globally

Transferring your research grant to another country

Find out when you can transfer your UKRI grant to a research organisation overseas

Our international offices

Learn about UKRI's work in China, Europe, India and North America

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