Find data and trends on the diversity of funding applicants and recipients for each research council.
Diversity data for all research councils
Find instructions on how to use the dashboard in the ‘Guidance’ tab.
In June 2020 we made harmonised diversity data available for seven research councils covering the five financial years from 2014-15 to 2018-19.
In March 2021 we added data for the 2019-20 financial year. We will continue to provide this data each year.
Detailed ethnicity analysis
We’ve published results by detailed ethnicity categories to understand the variation within the ethnic minority group.
We are using the data, together with other evidence and engagement with the research and innovation community, to help us identify what we need to do to increase equality, diversity and inclusion across the research and innovation system.
Financial year 2019 to 2020 is the last time that detailed ethnicity and diversity data analysis will be published in two stages. For the next financial year, detailed ethnicity analysis will be incorporated into the main diversity data release.
Why we publish diversity data
UKRI is committed to expanding its data collection and analysis capabilities on our funding applicants and recipients.
The publication of the data is an important part of our work to identify and understand where action is needed to address issues within the funding system.
Providing accessible data and information facilitates analysis and insight for our sector and ensures we are subject to constructive external scrutiny. This will support us and the wider sector as we seek to drive transformative change.
Before releasing this data, UKRI responded to an initial data request from the Science and Technology Select Committee’s inquiry into the impact of science funding policy on equality, diversity, inclusion and accessibility.
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Last updated: 11 October 2021